Benelli 125 2 C

Post by skuttadawg on Dec 17, 2012 12:21:24 GMT -5

125/150cc Performance

139QMB 50cc Performance

50cc 2stroke Performance

250cc Performance

Monkey Performance


139QMB GY6-50cc parts

GY6-150cc 157QMJ parts

1e40QMB JOG Minarelli 2T

TGB R5/R50X/Morini/AD50

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Proper installation of our roller sliders ( similar to the Dr. Pulley units )

shown in a GY6-150 variator. If these are not installed correctly, the variator will not function, and speed will be limited.


Hey MO! How do I know what engine I have? I have heard all this talk about 1PE40QMB and 157QMJ blah blah. It seems so darn confusing to get parts for these Chinese bikes!

What can you do to help? -Lost in Las Vegas.

Chinese bikes and ATV’s can really be confusing, that is why scrappy dogs was started. There are two identifications to remember by using this site for help, not only to know what you have, but to get what you need. The first is the engine type. While this site uses a simplified directory at the left, you really need to know the engine number to get your parts right. This engine number is typically in two parts on the same stamp location.

Most of the time the numbers are stamped on the left side of the engine, under the belt cover, near the front close to the engine mount to the frame. The bottom number is the reg. number, the top number is the one to pay attention to, this is the engine identification number. It tells you what you have.

Below is a picture of a number plate for a 50cc 4stroke, also known as a 139QMB.

The engine number is very significant, and reveals alot. Take for example a popular engine, like the Honda Monkey (chinese copy) The number stamped on it is a 1P39FMB. The first number is the number of cylinders, the second, a P, is code for a horizontal engine. The next 2 numbers, 39, is the bore diameter in mm, 39mm bore.

The next letter, F, indicates that it is natural (not forced) air-cooled style. The next letter designates that it is a motorcycle engine M. The next letter reveals the full engine displacement. B is code for a 50. C for a 60, D for a 70, F for a 90, G for a 100, H for a 110, I for a 125, J for a 150, and so forth.

Notice that the size graduation increase is indicated by an increment in the alphabetical letter? It’s no coincidence. It’s amazing to me the cooperation in standards of China. There is also prefix letters on many, designating the manufacturer, like Quinjiang (we have them all on file), which stamps there acronym, QJ, as the first two letters in there code.

It’s also very revealing, as the QJ139qmb is quite different then the other 139qmb’s. It uses the 1E40qmb (2T) transmission components, and the engine case is a little different. There are also suffix numbers at the end, which designate iteration levels, like -3 in the photo below, which denotes that it is the third design, or improvment.

Call or email us if you have any questions. We love to help. Here is the Chinese engine code chart with the example of the JOG 2stroke engine number 1PE40QMB-4

Some engines have the number plate on the upper rear side of the belt cover. GY6 engines are on the fron, bottom, left had side near the centerstand pivot. 2stroke JOG’s are near the rear wheel like Honda Spree elite and DIO. They are often on a sticker on the belt case. Sometime the airbox needs to be removed and alot of grime washed off on the 2strokes.

By federal law they are stamped on the engine case and are there, even if you don’t see it at first inspection. Either way it will help you significantly to know this. As far as the chassis body parts go, you can reference your body appearance to the listing shown in the Chassis directory given at the left, or simply click here-

This list is growing weekly, so if you don’t see your bike here, check later, or better yet use the Parts Finder form on the home page. Scrappy dogs are committed to making the Chinese vehicle market easy and fun for everyone, and affordable too!

Thanks for the question, hope your not so lost anymore.


AC vs DC fired or pulsed CDI IGNITION SYSTEMS

Hey MO! What’s all this I hear about AC and DC fired or pulsed CDI’S? – Harried in Henderson

Ok first the short answer.

Here is the readers digest of how a CDI works

In all cases there is a magnet that passes a magnetic coil and induces a pulse in that coil which then is wired to the CDI and causes the small induced pulse to fire an electronic device (there are more than 1 type but this all happens inside the CDI) Which discharges the larger pulse stored in a capacitor. This larger output pulse is wired to the coil where the large pulse is able to make the coil function as a voltage increasing transformer thereby producing the very high voltage necessary to create a spark across the gap of the spark plug.

Now for the 2 main type of CDI used in the 49 cc scooter market, AC and DC Both function essentially the same. With the AC unit, alternating plus and minus varying voltages are used to charge the capacitor described in the paragraph above. The DC unit takes 12 volts more or less DC from the battery and that voltage is used to charge the capacitor described in the paragraph above.

Benelli 125 2 C

Pros and Cons:

AC unit allows the engine to run without the need for a battery or charging system of any kind.

DC unit was created to allow higher RPM ranges due to the instantaneous availability of the Charging current. Where the AC one has lots of complex and difficult to explain things like coil flux density and residual decay etc.

The wiring is different also usually but not always, the ac ones have a rectifier or diode ahead of the CDI and the DC ones just connect directly to the battery.

the way to tell for sure is to turn on the key and see if 12v is present at the CDI assuming all else is correct. Some units that are DC include:

Kymco Agility 50, Diamo Velocity, Vento Triton, Schwinn, Tomos, and other high end Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese scooters.

One easy way to tell is the size of your CDI unit. The AC fired CDI will be much smaller than the DC fired CDI, as shown in this picture. Also, you have two plugs on the CDI, one with four, the other two.

If the two wire plug actually has only one wire in it, it’s a DC. If it has two wires in it, it is an AC fired. The number of wires is only a loose guide. The size of the box, along with this guide is a better determination.

An AC box will be smaller (see pic) and will measure about 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 approximately, the DC box will be much larger as it has a DC-DC converter in it. Such words as AC or DC pulsed or AC or DC triggered are the same thing as the AC or DC fired units. One quick warning on performance units, with the advanced angle of our CDI’s your engine may actually run worse if it’s not running right or is carbureted too lean.

I’d recommend installing a larger main jet to take full advantage of these units.

Here is somewhat simplified checklist to determine type:

Headlights turn on with key, DC. Headlights turn on with engine,AC

Engine does not run without batter, DC. Engine runs without battery, AC

CDI box is pretty large, DC. CDI box is smaller, AC (note: our new digital DC units are smaller)

There is one wire on the two part plug, DC. There is two wires on the two part plug, DC.

Here is a standard ignition circuit for a chinese scooter. Note that the red wire from the stator to the CDI will not be on a DC fired system. The kill switch wire will instead be the positive power source from the igntion key switch.


and variator size difference

Hey MO! How the heck do I know if my Minarelli based engine has a 12mm or 10mm wrist pin, without taking it all apart first? – Confused in Chicago

Probably the most accurate, without complete disassembly, is to measure the inside diameter of your variator pulley. If it is 21mm, your wrist pin is 12mm. If it is 18mm, your wrist pin is 10mm.

You can also count the number of splines on the outer variator face where it mates with the crank. The smaller 18/10mm crank has 17 splines, the larger 21/12mm crank has 15. The larger crank was originally designed for the JOG90 engine, but comes in 50cc too. Also, don’t confuse your Minarelli 2stroke with the Franco Morini type two stroke found in TGB R5 Laser, Key West, 101S, the Suzuki Address, and some Italjets.

These kits are also available from Scrappydogs, as they are authorized dealers for TGB products.

Benelli 125 2 C
Benelli 125 2 C
Benelli 125 2 C
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