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There seems to be a lot of folks out there who want to speed up a 49cc or 50cc scooter. In this article, I’ll outline some fun things that you can do by yourself (DYI) to modify your scoot and ultimately make that scooter go faster. If you are not so comfortable with DYI scooter mods, or don’t want busted knuckles, then none of this will really cost too much to have done for you at a scooter repair/modification shop.

Let’s dig in a bit.

Some of these ideas will help your ride out more on the upper end, and some are more for lower end modifications. None of these scooter mods are really going to cause you to do any other upgrades, like brakes or anything. In other words, you won’t gain so much “GO” that you need more “WHOA!” At the time of this writing, we don’t have brake upgrades anyway, but we do sell replacement brakes for 50cc scooters. That will give you enough stopping power for any or all of these performance upgrades.

Okay, on we go.

First, let’s classify these upgrades as either

How To Get More Speed Out Of A 50cc Scooter

So, you want to make a 50cc scooter go faster? Thankfully, there are many ways to get more speed out of a 50cc scooter and give it a li’l more pep in its step. You may not want to take on all of these scooter performance upgrades yourself, and if not, and you are in the Daytona Beach area, bring it in to Hot Street Scooters to get ‘er done.

Top 5 Easiest and Fastest 50cc Scooter Mods

Whether you’re racing or just want to go a bit faster try these easiest and fastest mods to accomplish:

  1. Exhaust upgrade
  2. Fuel filter
  3. Air filter
  4. Ignition
  5. Spark plugs

Top Five 50cc Scooter Performance Parts

These 50cc scooter performance parts will give you the most bang for tyhe buck:

  1. Analog Performance CDI
  2. 20mm carburetor
  3. NGK spark plugs
  4. Performance ignition coil
  5. Performance variator

Top Four 50cc Scooter Performance Parts with Most Torque

These won’t make your 50cc scooter jump off its wheels, but they will provide more torque:

  1. Torque and clutch springs
  2. Performance racing cam
  3. Performance variator
  4. Big bore kit

Top Eight 50cc Scooter Performance Parts with Most Speed

Oh, these modifications will make your scoot faster as in higher speed:

  1. Big bore kit
  2. Performance variator
  3. Lighter sliders (sliding rollers) are better than just rollers for 50cc upgrades
  4. Exhaust upgrade
  5. Analog Performance CDI
  6. Bigger drive gear
  7. Advance the timing
  8. increase the diameter of the spindle or change their rear sprocket size, depending on whether your scooter has a spindle or a chain drive
  9. Fuel filter

Host Street Scooters Recommendation for Best Overall Results

Upgrade your ride with these for your best overall 50cc scooter performance upgrades:

  1. Big bore kit
  2. Analog Performance CDI
  3. Performance variator
  4. Exhaust upgrade
  5. Performance sliders (sliding rollers) – lighter are for high end speed; heavier ones engage quicker so give torque.

Further Reading:
The CDI and boosts that it can give to a 50cc scooter here.
Here’s what a big bore kit can do for your 50cc scooter.

Hope these 50cc scooter upgrades help you make your scooter faster. We’re always willing to return your call if you have questions.

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