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 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.
Links to General Manuals:
many General parts to follow…
2. Grycner made in Taiwan by Jui Li Sachs 505-1A foot brake
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.
3. Jui Li made in Taiwan by Jui Li Sachs 505-1A engine
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 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.
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.
5. Clinton made in Taiwan by Jui Li Sachs 505/1A
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
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
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)
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
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.