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mini bike. #4672096
02/20/18 04:58 PM
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red7404 Offline OP
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iam thinking of getting a mini bike. i dont need or want a fast one. one that i can gear the top speed down so the old man doesnt hit the ground to fast. LOL. LOL. i want the OLD SCHOOL look.

Re: mini bike. [Re: red7404] #4672124
02/20/18 05:12 PM
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Mini bike like this? smile


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1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: mini bike. [Re: red7404] #4672220
02/20/18 06:26 PM
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Brian553 Online content
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Carb or fuel injected?
dirtbike or street legal?
clutch or no clutch?

you've got pit bikes from all the Japanese camps, ranging from 125cc and down to 50cc.
you've got the honda grom and kawasaki z125. A guy in the motorcycle UOA camp here posted a staggering analysis of his commuter grom; they are tough as nails:
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ub...lys#Post4527719


17 Rio 45k............15w40 Delvac 5k
08 Rav4 V6 136k..10w40 VML-5k
14 Tiger 800 8k....15W40 T5-3k
12 NC700X 4k .....15W40 T5-5k
"The carpenter's rule is 'measure twice, cut once.'" -Stephen Covey
Re: mini bike. [Re: red7404] #4672279
02/20/18 07:07 PM
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Looking at the photo , I would look like an old fat man riding a toy . :-(


Wyr
God bless
Re: mini bike. [Re: red7404] #4672292
02/20/18 07:17 PM
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You mean like this?

Man did I wreck one of these one time..


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Re: mini bike. [Re: red7404] #4672328
02/20/18 07:58 PM
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I have a 2007 Honda Ruckus- urban camo color. 10,000 miles on it now, survived 2 sons and college.

Re: mini bike. [Re: red7404] #4672395
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Grom or Z125 is the way to go.

Many scooters starting from 50cc are a good option. Perfect for tooling around smile


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Re: mini bike. [Re: red7404] #4672469
02/20/18 09:54 PM
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Re: mini bike. [Re: red7404] #4672537
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Re: mini bike. [Re: red7404] #4672890
02/21/18 10:17 AM
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There's nothing like the old Honda minis. I restore these but they're getting harder to find and more expensive by the day. I painted the Z50 to match my GTO for the car shows.



2016 Prius 1.8L
2001 Tacoma 2.4L
1966 GTO 6.5L
2015 Cub Cadet
Honda CT70 (X6)
Re: mini bike. [Re: funflyer] #4672908
02/21/18 10:32 AM
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Valencia, CA
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Those are very cool. Always wanted one but like you said they are getting hard to find and pricey.

Originally Posted By: funflyer
There's nothing like the old Honda minis. I restore these but they're getting harder to find and more expensive by the day. I painted the Z50 to match my GTO for the car shows.



Re: mini bike. [Re: funflyer] #4673344
02/21/18 03:20 PM
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Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted By: funflyer
There's nothing like the old Honda minis. I restore these but they're getting harder to find and more expensive by the day. I painted the Z50 to match my GTO for the car shows.



Beautiful paint job on both bikes. I especially liked the painted chain guard.

Re: mini bike. [Re: aquariuscsm] #4673542
02/21/18 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm



Now.... That's a mini-bike! (Of my childhood)

Re: mini bike. [Re: cb450sc] #4673550
02/21/18 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: cb450sc
Beautiful paint job on both bikes. I especially liked the painted chain guard.



Here's my latest restoration, candy green and also the next in line, candy blue.




2016 Prius 1.8L
2001 Tacoma 2.4L
1966 GTO 6.5L
2015 Cub Cadet
Honda CT70 (X6)
Re: mini bike. [Re: red7404] #4674941
02/22/18 11:57 PM
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red7404 Offline OP
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iam looking at American Racer 215. from Go Kart USA. i really liked seeing the pics you guys posted.

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