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The '''Magnum X''' is a 50cc dirt bike made by Puch. It uses a [[E50 (kickstart)|kickstart E50]] engine.  
 
The '''Magnum X''' is a 50cc dirt bike made by Puch. It uses a [[E50 (kickstart)|kickstart E50]] engine.  
  
The kick start E50 first made its appearance in 1974 with the arrival of the Puch Magnum X dirt bike.  It has the same internals and transfers as the pedal start E50.  The only major differences are as follows:
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The kick start E50 first made its appearance in 1974 with the arrival of the Puch Magnum X dirt bike.  It has the same internals and transfers as the [[E50|pedal start E50]].  The only major differences are as follows:
 
*a lighter and better flowing clutch bell
 
*a lighter and better flowing clutch bell
 
*a specialized kick start clutch
 
*a specialized kick start clutch
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A minor difference was a [[stator plate|stator]] that came with no [[lighting coil]], as the Magnum X was a dirt bike and had no headlight. The Magnum X [[top end]] was the same as the regular [[Puch Magnum|Magnums]] in that it had the angled [[exhaust port]] and cast-iron cylinder sleeves.  The difference in the [[top end]] was the addition of a stock 17mm "bendy" intake and 17mm Bing carb -- along with a matching [[intake port]].  Stock horsepower ratings for the Magnum X were 3.5 HP, making it the highest HP 50cc engine Puch ever made. Rumor has it that if an intake spacer was removed, the power rose to 4HP.  The Magnum X engine was made until 1979 and is fairly rare.  
 
A minor difference was a [[stator plate|stator]] that came with no [[lighting coil]], as the Magnum X was a dirt bike and had no headlight. The Magnum X [[top end]] was the same as the regular [[Puch Magnum|Magnums]] in that it had the angled [[exhaust port]] and cast-iron cylinder sleeves.  The difference in the [[top end]] was the addition of a stock 17mm "bendy" intake and 17mm Bing carb -- along with a matching [[intake port]].  Stock horsepower ratings for the Magnum X were 3.5 HP, making it the highest HP 50cc engine Puch ever made. Rumor has it that if an intake spacer was removed, the power rose to 4HP.  The Magnum X engine was made until 1979 and is fairly rare.  
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==Photos==
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Please click on an image to see a larger version.
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Image:S7000168.JPG|Magnum X clutch assembly (should be same as any kick start E50) (photo by: Turd Ferguson)
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Image:S7000167.JPG|Magnum X clutch bell (photo by: Turd Ferguson)
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Image:S7000170.JPG|Magical no-lighting-coil stock Magnum X [[stator plate]] (photo by: Turd Ferguson)
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Image:S7000171.JPG|Main drive gear (same in every E50 other than Korado) (photo by: Turd Ferguson)
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{{Puch engines}}
 
{{Puch engines}}

Revision as of 21:24, 30 November 2008

The Magnum X is a 50cc dirt bike made by Puch. It uses a kickstart E50 engine.

The kick start E50 first made its appearance in 1974 with the arrival of the Puch Magnum X dirt bike. It has the same internals and transfers as the pedal start E50. The only major differences are as follows:

  • a lighter and better flowing clutch bell
  • a specialized kick start clutch
  • the kick start mechanism
  • two special holes in the side of the case where the kick start gear shafts fit

A minor difference was a stator that came with no lighting coil, as the Magnum X was a dirt bike and had no headlight. The Magnum X top end was the same as the regular Magnums in that it had the angled exhaust port and cast-iron cylinder sleeves. The difference in the top end was the addition of a stock 17mm "bendy" intake and 17mm Bing carb -- along with a matching intake port. Stock horsepower ratings for the Magnum X were 3.5 HP, making it the highest HP 50cc engine Puch ever made. Rumor has it that if an intake spacer was removed, the power rose to 4HP. The Magnum X engine was made until 1979 and is fairly rare.

Photos

Please click on an image to see a larger version.


Puch Engine Variations
E50ZA50

Puch KoradoE50 (kickstart)Puch Magnum XAuto-engaging E50
Puch engine differences (photos)