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I have a Yamaha PeeWee 50, it is red and white, with a drive shaft final transmission system. Would anyone know what year model the bike would be?

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Sounds like a late 80's PW50. The PW50 is almost identical for every year, other than colors.

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Is this the bike?

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What do you want to know about it? They are great learner bikes for little kids. Almost zero maintenance.... no spokes, no chain. Just make sure to keep 2-stroke oil in the injection tank. It's a good idea to drain the carb float bowl with the little screw when done riding as the tiny jets clog easily if condensation or corrosion gets in there. Be careful letting bigger kids ride it as the frame bends easily if they start hitting bumps and jumps with the extra weight.

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My 3 kids all had a great time on our PW50. No chain and low to the ground weight is awesome. You can get good power out of them.

Some tips:

- Rust problem: Avoid getting water down the choke cable, else it seizes up.

- Easy riding: Trim 25% off the carb slide spring for a lighter throttle. But for safety you must ensure the throttle tube and cable are clean and lubed.

- Rust problem: When you fit a new throttle cable, put self amalgamating rubber tape over the forked join that goes to the oil pump.

- If it loses power and seems to run rich, then pull the core out of the silencer and clean the goop off with a pressure washer.

- Search the web for cheap aftermarket parts. Great value, air box+filters, cables, brake shoes, wheels, bearings, plastics, etc.

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