Princess Scooterpie – A Bike Diva who likes to moto wander & write about it.: What on earth is a ‘Tiddler’


Loosen up you possibly can cease blushing now!


A ‘Tiddler’ is a classic bike 25 years or older and 250ccs and below.





That is my good friend Jason on his classic 1964, 2 stroke, 50cc, Suzuki N15.  The bike is a household heirloom with a really rusty patina and it is exhibiting it is 53 years, it wants just a little TLC and moto-botox! Lastly one thing just a little rustier than me! 



There’s fairly a narrative about this little bike, Jason’s dad purchased it new, he used to trip this little bike to school from Hope to Kelowna over Hope Princeton Freeway 3.  Keep in mind this bike is barely 50ccs! The Hope Princeton is a really twisty windy mountain freeway with a number of sheer cliffs and drops, however the surroundings is spectacular!  For those who aren’t conversant in it, try the hyperlink to google pictures

That’s fairly a every day commute for a 50cc bike!  Are you able to simply think about the whine of the motor and doubtless quite a lot of nervous moments.  I can image Jason’s dad as a younger man driving this gnarly little Suzi over the would possibly Hope Princeton. 

This little bike has had it is share of journey, however sadly the journey led to 1969, Jason’s pop lent the intrepid little Suzi to a good friend and heaccidentally drove it off a 6 foot cliff and bent the bars. 

After her unlucky accident she was relegated to moto hibernation within the barn and did not see the sunshine of day till 1980! Jason’s Grandpa loaded the bike in a truck and hauled it to Victoria, the place Jason took it with him from place to put in storage.

Lastly within the winter of 2017 Suzi made a short cease at my home and my hubby took a crack at getting it working.  A lot of elements have been seized, corroded, and usually in unhealthy form.  My hub loves challenges in terms of any such stuff.  By way of his dogged persistence and just a little TLC he managed to get it to show over and really run.  He took issues aside, cleaned them, and soaked a number of issues in pine sol (that is his magic potion).

Final Friday Jason dropped by surprisingly he was driving down the road with the whine and cough of the two stroke and a path of smoke belching out the exhaust.  The combo was off and wanted just a little tweaking. It was additionally leaking just a little fuel and the spark plug hole was off. 


Take a look at the roachy rusty patina on this bike.  Jason is doing a partial restoration on the bike, however the rusty patina lends a sure appeal.  Most likely the largest restoration goes to be the seat being recovered and presumably a number of of the elements rechromed, however the paint goes to remain as it’s at this level.  It’s a cool trying little factor.  Jason is fortunately driving round and plans at hand it all the way down to his children when he’s performed, who know perhaps they are going to resolve to revive it just a little extra.   The final time this bike was insured and on the street was in 1969! All I can say is carry on working outdated girl you are not trying too unhealthy for 53 contemplating what she has been via!