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

  1. inaford30
    Joined: Mar 9, 2009
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    Google vintage Manco mini bike they made several models

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  2. 2NDCHANCE
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    F6E8D1C0-F8DB-474A-8756-E01E6183CE6B.jpeg Here a cool old add . Thought you might like it.
     
  3. Adriatic Machine
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    "BEATS WALKIN" hahaha I spray painted that on the back of a really crappy car I had back in the 80's.
     
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  4. 1pickup
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    Just threw this together for my wife to run at the Symco mini bike drags. 1968 or 69 Fox Doodlebug. White with rainbow flake. Purple wheels. Made a purple flake seat. Stock 5hp Briggs. She lost in the final round. IMG_20190810_092718912_HDR.jpg
     
  5. loudbang
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    Indianapolis 500 - 1965 - Mario Andretti

    93 Indianapolis 500 - 1965 - Mario Andretti.jpg
     
  6. loudbang
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  8. Flathead Youngin'
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    My son and I started on this. My dad bought it new when he was a teen, I rode it until I was about 12 and now it needs a new life.....it has been our first victim of learning to powder coat.....

    I'll have to look for the over-all pics....


    Minibike Rim 1.jpg Minibike Rim 5.jpg Minibike Rim 6.jpg Minibike Swing Arm.jpg
     
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  10. greg32
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
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    from Indiana


    You can get a new Taco. My brother in law in Cali found these guys
    https://www.tacominibikes.com/
     
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  11. ghalperin
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    The Honda Mini-Trail 50 is totally street legal in California, I had a plated one in the ‘70s. Honda also sells new ones now, but they’re not cheap.
     
  12. johnc451
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    So----here are some shots of my Big Bear Scrambler which I bought new when I sold my Blitz Kart. (easier to blast into the woods when the Nassau County police arrived!) I kept snapping the frame at the neck so my friend's Dad adapted a Schwinn fork and spring to it which made all the difference in the world. He was a very talented craftsman. (To read about him find my thread-- Number 20 a special quarter midget in which I outline the support we had for that kind of fun back then) Ignore the geek on the bike!--it was 1960 or so and I was about to get a learners permit which meant the bike had to go.Still have two Rupps and an Artic Cat. Have two West bend 580's which are like new if you are working on a project,
    NUMBER 20--SPECIAL QUARTER MIDGET
     

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  13. ghalperin
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    Thanks for sharing. Great photos and story.
     
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  14. von zipper
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  15. Dirty Olds
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    Sanded down and painted. Put in a 212cc and some different parts! Fun as hell to drink some beers and fly around the neighborhood![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  16. loudbang
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  17. tractorguy
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    Shucks ......Loudbang.......I just sold two Arctic Cat minibike projects last summer......now I'm feeling sellers remorse !! I think I even have some of that clothing and gear somewhere in the basement. Thanks for all that you do.
     
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  18. loudbang
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    How about Tiedyed LOL
     
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  19. guffey
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    DSCN7611 (2).JPG rupp tt500 shriner unit
     
  20. GuyW
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    One usually doesn't need a new head gasket on these little engines - I can't remember how many times I have successfully reused old head gaskets on mini bikes, lawn mowers and other equipment.
     
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  21. Johnny99
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    Sold this beat up Bonanza to my buddy Dave because I have to darn many projects. Before and after.

    davemini1.jpg davemini2.jpg
     
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  22. jmkporsche
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    This 1973 Harley Davidson X90 belongs to my daughter. This was a gift from her grandpa who restored it and sent it home with me to give to her.


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  23. Bob Lowry
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    When I was 13yrs. old I wanted a mini bike more than anything, but we couldn't afford it. So, looked at pictures of the Fox minibikes and others, got some 3/4" electrical thin-wall conduit, a loaned conduit bender along with a a friend that could braze, not weld ,and built two really cool, fun, mini-bikes. Found a 3hp Briggs and Stratton motor being thrown out and had no more than $15 in the deal. Life is a lot more fun when you have no money and have to find a way to get what you want on your own. Life lessons that are good to learn early.
     
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  24. Wow , this brings back memories. As a teen , my jr. high school buds were getting mini bikes . I talked my parents into the Fox Doodlebug but I had to sell off my 20 " "banana " bike I had got for Christmas. I had a beater builder so I still could pedal . The sacrifice was worth it . Dad was a Policeman and forbid me to ride the mini bike on the street so I had to push it to the schoolyard to ride. It was not long before I had the seat done in metalflake blue and rigged a lil shifter with a string to the govenor for a blast of wot. It was like a nitrous shot . I took the chrome electrolux vacum cleaner poles and rigged them to louden the exhaust and swapped a larger tire on the rear. . All the local teen girls wanted a ride on the back and I was living large ....lol.....man those were the days of not being so innocent ...lol.
     
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  25. loudbang
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  26. jimmy six
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    We’ve never identified this one as manufactured. At the bottom on the down comers are bearings that the rest of the drive is mounted. There are shock/springs mounted at the rear of the seat which supports out back. 4AD8F184-331C-4F72-9434-A3507DD36D47.jpeg
     
  27. loudbang
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  29. OLE442
    Joined: Aug 29, 2019
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    I owned this one twice.....once in the 70's and later in the late 80's up until a few years ago! Here it is after I restored it! One wicked little machine. It would do 58 MPH. Not too bad for a 105 lb. 100 cc minibike.
    Now, I have a Rupp that I hope to restore someday! Mini Cross 1 (Medium).jpg Mini Cross 2 (Medium).jpg Mini%20Cross%203%20(Medium).jpg Mini%20Cross%204%20(Medium)%20(2).jpg Mini%20Cross%205%20(Medium).jpg
     

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