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Vintage minibikes

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

  1. aus55
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 19

    from down under

    Picked this one up recently. As far as I can see it is a Deltek Rockhopper. Please correct me if I am wrong. Torn between getting it running or full resto. Always wanted one. So many cool bikes in this thread for inspiration.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2020
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  2. Stock Racer
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
    Posts: 674

    Stock Racer

    Check out Craigslist or Fakebook Marketplace. for wheels and parts
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    Texas outfit, they do alot of mail order .
    Projects seem to have gone way up in price lately. There are a few guys that sell vintage style frames to build.
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  4. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 911


    I loved this minibike, it had a Homelite chainsaw engine and it would go down the road at 40 mph. Wish I had one like it. Scan 5.jpeg
  5. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,737

    from Michigan

    Hi guys. First time posting on The Antiquated section. Maybe we're not so strict on the cutoff year for mini bikes? I'll put this up, if it doesn't fit, delete it the heck out of here.

    11 year old Zander comes to the farm. Works hard with his dad and me. And has plenty of fun. I've known him since he was 8. I enjoy having him around. We laugh a lot. He likes things with wheels and motors. Go karts, mini bikes, my old car.

    Searched for a good mini bike for him that he can ride around the farm. Looked at all of them. Found this one. About the same size as a Baha, but different from all the others I've seen. Not real vintage, about 15 years old. But they don't make 'em anymore. A Trail Sport Buffalo. Kind of a triangular chopper style frame. 6.5 HP Tecumseh. 30 series torque converter. It was adult owned by a man who rode it on his farm for a couple of seasons, then stopped using it. Ended up behind a bunch of stuff in his barn. Sat for a long time. Still looks good, and with the new carburetor, runs good, too.

    Zander found it under the Christmas tree out in the garage this year with a couple bicycles. He's happy LOL.

    He and I are already talking about changes we might make to it. A different front fork with suspension. Maybe a swing arm and shocks for the rear. A more classic looking round chrome headlight. A real gas tank to replace the fake one. Bigger carburetor, exhaust pipe. I'll let him ride it the way it is for a while this coming season, and then start making the changes so that he can be involved in and experience the improvements.




    Sorry about the bad pics.
    Took one with a little better light. Taking a look at the torque converter and carburetor and a couple other things right now. Preventive maintenance. Make sure everything's good before Zander starts riding it.

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  6. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 31,383


    Good for you and him too. :)
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  7. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,189

    from Michigan

    They also made snowmobiles back in the day....
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  8. 20160412_134319.jpg 20160412_134304.jpg 20160412_134233.jpg The Grandkid's mini bikes. I wish that I could post videos. :( Because I have some cool ones of them rideing around in the backyard. They really love'em.:)
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  9. vinny harms
    Joined: Nov 23, 2019
    Posts: 192

    vinny harms
    from Texas

    Looking to get one of these. I'm building 2 bikes right now almost finished one

    Sent from my SM-S111DL using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  10. fourtogo
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 94

    from long beach

    Homlite Trailking and a Heathkit Boonie

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