General and Jui Li

July 13, 2014

Contents:   1. General   2. Grycner  3. Jui Li   4. Lazer
Contents:   5. Clinton   6. Foxi 47   7. AMS   8. “Sachs”

 


1. General    made in Taiwan by Jui Li    Minarelli or Sachs

 

General 5 star wheel

Info General

Info General

General was the actual name of the importer/distributor, General Moped Company, which somehow superseeded, possibly bought out or took over, Grycner and Lazer in 1979. Generals were made from 1979 to 1985 by Jui Li Enterprise Co. Ltd, 22 Konan Rd, Jenwu Hsiang, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.

5-Star is a top tank, Minarelli V1 or Sachs 505, F&R hand brakes.
5-Star ST is a step thru, Minarelli V1 or Sachs 505, foot brake.
5-Star TE is a step thru, Minarelli V1L, Italian made monotube.
5-Star LTD  is top tank, Minarelli V1L oil injected with mags.
5-Star C2  is a top tank, Minarelli V2 variator engine.

 

1979 General 5 Star ST Minarelli V1 engine

1979 General 5 Star ST
Minarelli V1 engine

1979 General 5 Star ST Sachs 505/1A foot brake

1979 General 5 Star ST
Sachs 505/1A foot brake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 General 5 Star Flyer

1979 General 5 Star moped advertisement

 

1980 General 5 Star ST Sachs 505/1A engine

1980 General 5 Star ST
Sachs 505 foot brake

 

 

1980 General 5 Star Minarelli V1 engine

1980 General 5 Star
Minarelli V1 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 General 5 Star Sachs 505-1A engine

1981 General 5 Star
Sachs 505-1A engine

1981 General 5 Star Minarelli V1-L engine

1981 General 5 Star
Minarelli V1-L engine

1982 General 5 Star Minarelli V1-L engine

1982 General 5 Star
Minarelli V1-L engine

1983 General 5 Star Sachs 505/1A engine

1983 General 5 Star
Sachs 505/1D engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983 General 5 Star Sachs 505-1A engine

1983 General 5 Star
Sachs 505-1A engine

1983 General C2 Minarelli V2 variator

1983 General C2
Minarelli V2 variator

1985 General 5 Star Minarelli V1L engine

1985 General 5 Star
Minarelli V1L engine

1985 General 5 Star Minarelli V1L engine

1985 General 5 Star
Minarelli V1L engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links to General Manuals:

General Owners Manual

many General parts to follow…

 

 

 


2. Grycner      made in Taiwan by Jui Li      Sachs 505-1A foot brake

Grycner Floozie

1978 Grycner Floozie

Grycner is the name of the US importer/distributor, Grycner Motors, Palm Springs, California USA . Grycners were made from 1978 to 1979 by Jui Li Enterprise Co. Ltd, 22 Konan Rd, Jenwu Hsiang, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C. Jui Li only produced mopeds. Grycner Floozie is a step thru with a Sachs 505 engine, foot brake, identical to a General 5-Star ST. Grycner was replaced by General in 1979.

Grycner was the only moped that came with “dingle balls” decorations on the handlebars.

 

Grycner Palm Springs

Grycner Palm Springs

1979 Grycner

1979 Grycner

Grycner “for the California lifestyle”

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 Grycner

1979 Grycner

Girl on Grycner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3. Jui Li         made in Taiwan by Jui Li       Sachs 505-1A engine

1978 Jui Li Honey 50

1979 Jui Li Honey 50

 

Jui Li Honey 50, made in 1978 to 1979, is the same as General 5 Star ST, Grycner Floozie, and very similar to AMS Sierra 50. Clinton 50-A.

 

 

 

 


 4. Lazer             made in Taiwan by Jui Li       Minarelli V1

Lazer debut at 1977 New York Cycle Show

Lazer debut at 1977
New York Cycle Show

Info Lazer Sport 50

Lazer is a trade name made by the US importer/distributor, North American Roosevelt Industries Inc, 405 Park Ave, New York, New York 10022. Lazers were made from 1977 to 1979 by Jui Li Enterprise Co. Ltd, 22 Konan Rd, Jenwu Hsiang, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.. Jui Li made only mopeds. Lazer Sport 50 (originally Sprint 50) is a 1977 top tank, bright orange, with a Minarelli V1 engine. It looks identical to the General 5-Star, but there are subtle differences. There is also a less common 1979 Lazer with a Morini MO-1 engine.

 

 

1977 Lazer Sport 50

The Lazer Sport 50 got it’s good looks from France.

The Lazer Sport 50 is a copy of this earlier 1975 Peugeot Sport

Lazer and General are Taiwan copies of this,
an earlier French, 1975 Peugeot Sport moped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 Lazer Sport 50

1978 Lazer Sport 50, in paradise.

The Lazer Sport 50 and the later General 5 Star are both copies of an earlier 1975 Peugeot Sport 50. That is why (Taiwan) General side panels interchange with (French) Peugeot 103 ones.

In 1979 Lazer was replaced by the  “General 5 Star”. Some components (controls) and frame details changed also, so a 1979 Lazer Sport 50 is about 95% the same as a 1980 General 5 Star. 

Thirty years later, the Lazer name is again on mopeds. This time it’s a Chinese four stroke, made by Chongoing Astronautic Bashan Motorcycle Manufacturing Company LTD (Bashan). That modern 2007-later 4-stroke Lazer, also known as SSR, is not covered here.

 

 

 

 

 

Lazer front

Lazer back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lazer Flyer front

Lazer Flyer back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5. Clinton          made in Taiwan by Jui Li       Sachs 505/1A

1980 Clinton 50-A

1980 Clinton 50-A
Sachs 505/1A engine

1978 Clinton 50-A Sachs 505/1A engine

1978 Clinton 50-A
Sachs 505/1A engine

 

Clinton was imported by Clinton Engines Corporation, Clark & Maple Streets, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 USA. The Clinton 50-A is the same as General 5 Star ST, Grycner Floozie, AMS Sierra 50, and perhaps more. Clinton was made by by Jui Li Enterprise Co. Ltd, 22 Konan Rd, Jenwu Hsiang, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.

 

 

 

 


6. Foxi 47  made in Taiwan by Jui Li   Sachs 505/1A, 1B, or 1D

Foxi 47, made in Taiwan by Jui Li

Same bike as AMS Tahoe Sport except for wheels.

Same as General 5-Star and Lazer Sport 50, but with Sachs engine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


7.  A.M.S.   made in Taiwan by Her Chee     Sachs 505-1A, 1D or 2D

Adly (AMS)AMS tiny

AMS flyer

A.M.S. was made by Her Chee Industrial Co., Ltd, 2 Yikung 1st Rd, Yichu Industrial Area, Yichu Hsiang, Chiayi Hsien, Taiwan, ROC. Her Chee began in 1978 making “moped bikes” with their own brand name “AMS” (Adly Moped and Scooter). In 1985 they switched to making scooters, kid’s motorcycles and ATVs with their new brand name “Adly Moto”.

AMS mopeds were made from 1979 to 1984. They here with the Jui Li-made mopeds because they are 90% the same. They are not Jui Li remakes, because they were made concurrently. The US importer was A.M.S. Imports, 923 Moana West, Reno Nevada 89509, or 1110 S Wells Av, Reno NV 89502.   

 

Sierra 50 (Sachs 505/1A or 1D 1-speed automatic, step thru)

Tahoe Sport G1 (Sachs 505/1D 1-speed automatic top tank)

Tahoe Sport G2 (Sachs 505/2D 2-speed manual grip shift, top tank)   

 

 

1981 AMS Tahoe 50

1981 AMS Tahoe Sport G2
Sachs 505/2D engine

1984 AMS Sierra 50

1984 AMS Sierra 50
Sachs 505/1D engine

AMS Sierra 50

1978 AMS Sierra 50
Sachs 505/1D engine
restored by J. Lasecki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMS components: Sachs 505/1A or 1D (or 2D) engine, Bing Sachs carburetor, 85% the same as General 5 Star, except: controls are slightly different – lever blades are bigger, hubs and brakes are way bigger, rims are slightly wider, turn signals are smaller, cover screws are different size, M6 not 5?. 

 


8. Sachs G4   made in Taiwan by Her Chee    Sachs 505/1D engine

1981 Sachs G4, made in Taiwan by Jui Li

See the long brake lever blades? and the big wheel hubs? and the small black turn signals? Those are things that an AMS has, that are different from Jui Li made mopeds. Just about everything else is the same as Jui Li made mopeds, like General or Lazer.