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Vintage minibikes

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by INJUNTOM, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. There easy to install old minibikes sells a kit or are you gonna build your own

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  2. Checkerwagon
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
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    I have to take a moment to relay my social decay to you deviants. I picked up this little beast a couple of weeks ago. I've been working on too many projects to get this distraction out for a blast. Until tonight... it blew my hat off, scared the shit outta me and I am still laughing.

    A couple things that I do know about it :
    1. I didn't spend much money.
    2. The rear brake is cool in theory.
    What I do not know;
    1. who made it
    2. when I will suffer a significant injury.

    Thanks to all of you,

    Dale
    Cleveland OH
     

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  3. I'm thinking of just buying a kit after googling them.
     
  4. need louvers ?
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    Kinda hard to tell from the pictures, but I'm pretty sure it's a Lil' Indian or Ruttman. As far as #2, Well, if you really try it could be very soon! I have been bombing around on these things as an "adult" (Highly questionable) for about 4 years now and I've yet to really mess my self up... I'm sure my time is coming though!
     
  5. Checkerwagon, what's the deal with the forks?
    Did you buy it with them bent?
     
  6. Rick Sis
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
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    from Tulsa OK

    Ha! yeah, did the guy you bought it from have a big knot on his forehead?
     
  7. Hahaha!
     
  8. porsche930dude
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
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    haha yea looks like a rittman or lil indian. better get those forks straightened out or you will be on your ass that must handle terrible :)
     
  9. need louvers ?
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    Ya, I kinda thought of that as pointing out the obvious, but fix those forks A.S.A.P. to avoid #2 as long as possible! It looks like someone took a long ride on a short driveway on that little beast...
     
  10. Yes dale its an addiction and its only time before your having to much fun and you get hurt

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  11. JohnnyCASHcadillac
    Joined: May 9, 2007
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    from SO CAL-

    I dont know if its vintage but it looks like it is all homemade. I just picked it up for 50$. Needs a new engine but cant wait...
     

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  12. C/Gas55
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    That may have started life as a Baja Warrior or Heat


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  13. TooManyFords
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 553

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    from Peotone IL

    Getting my new purchase ready for the white Knuckle Scramble.
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  14. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Here is my Lil Indian. I put 2 west bend 820 2 strokes on it . With 20 some hp To say it is a handful is an understatement ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1370781571.629271.jpg


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  15. von zipper
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
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    My sickness continues! Boonie bike #2! 5hp, jackshaft brake! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1370808583.720574.jpg
     
  16. need louvers ?
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    That's awesome! I have been sitting on mine trying to figure out how in the hell I'm going to fold my 6'1" 190lbs frame up enough to even just RIDE mine, let alone a crazy engine combo!
     
  17. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
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    White Knuckle Scramble #1 is this Saturday! Get those minibikes tuned up!
     
  18. 4b316
    Joined: Oct 8, 2011
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    from ny

    I,m thinking of dragging my old frame out of the weeds and redoing.Motors long gone,had a 770 Homelite chainsaw engine on it,my dad clocked me at 72 mph with his car when I was 14,now i,m 60.Maybe I'll look for another old chainsaw engine to renew my crazy years
     
  19. cheepsk8
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 553

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    from west ky

    Just picked this one up a week or so ago, been terrorizing the neighborhood every evening. Not sure of the make, maybe a cheetah? No suspension at all.
     

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  20. hotrodarchaeologist
    Joined: Dec 4, 2007
    Posts: 478

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    from Maine

    My recent purchase...I have never owned or even ridden a mini-bike until two nights ago!

    Heathkit Boonie Bike

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  21. It's a 2 spped kool

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  22. von zipper
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
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    I just bought a boonie too a few weeks ago! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1372546137.170586.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1372546168.806952.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1372546193.630310.jpg
     
  23. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
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    You should have brought that Bonnie to the scramble!
     
  24. I saw that thing at Billet proof that thing is Bad Ass!
     
  25. ...at 65 years young I just bought my first mini bike about a month ago; just proves you're never too old to be a kid. ...one more thing off my "bucket list"!
    it's a Manco mini...
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  26. Welcome to the club rusty1

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  27. von zipper
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
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    I don't think I'll win any races! But I'm gonna try for Sept!
     
  28. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
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    It's not about winning, it's about getting out there and doing it and having fun. Kinda like how sex really isn't just about making babies. :)

    Good find, rusty! Bring it to the Scramble!
     
  29. von zipper
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
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    Was there any running Preditor motors? My other Boonie has one on it!
     
  30. I'm sure there are quite a few clone and predator motors they are so cheap !

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