General Parts

July 13, 2014
Info General

Info General

General    made in Taiwan by Jui Li    Minarelli or SachsGeneral 5 star wheel

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…


Lazer Parts

July 13, 2012

Info Lazer Sport 50Lazer             made in Taiwan by Jui Li       Minarelli V1

Lazer debut at 1977 New York Cycle Show

Lazer debut at 1977
New York Cycle Show

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lazer Flyer front

Lazer Flyer back