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Old 11-27-2011, 06:02:08 AM
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While out running an errand with my 8 year old yesterday, we came across a pile of old bikes and mowers waiting for the trash man. Of course, we slowed down and saw this beauty of a old minibike just calling our name! About 3 years back, I saved the second gold, briggs engine from an old reel lawn mower at my uncles house in hopes of making a go cart. We pressured washed off the grease and am now looking for parts to bring the minibike back to life. It's got a 5 inch front wheel. I'll need a rear tire, sprocket and a better brake and some sort of throttle. Does this look like a "branded" minibikeframe? It has two springs on the front forks and the handle bars are not too bent. Anyone else out here have photos of their minibike project when they were kids? What's a good source of reasonable priced parts?
I thin the Briggs is from the early 70's and about 2.5 hp?
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:08:24 AM
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Check out www.oldminibikes.com. You can also find parts on this site.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:21:14 AM
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Nice save!
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i had one like it when i was a youngin except mine was yellow. i think it came from monkey wards. had a 3.5 techumseh. i used to break it all the time
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Nice find and save. I am trying to find a mini bike for my son for christmas. Congrats
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:25:14 PM
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i picked up an old rupp a few weeks back. it is just like the one i had when i was a kid. i put a million miles on that old thing. i might restore this one. it's in reallly nice shape. my dad had the rupp dealership in town when i was a youngin. one day he opened the door and said, ok son, pick out what you want. there was rows of go carts and mini bikes, but this little one on the end was just my size and had a little motocycle style gas tank. what a great dad.

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Picked this one up at a yard sale a couple years back for $2 it came with the seat and shocks for it, never got around to getting it going maybe next spring
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Reminds me of my friend Bobs minibike that I rode for the first time in mid 70s. Twisted the throttle and smacked into the side of my parents garage. For months, I could see the knobby tread pattern imprinted in the siding. I don't think my dad could make the connection with the minibike!
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I too have been blessed by the trash gods with mini bike finds threw the years. When my kids were little I found the blue one in the first picture and in the same picture there is a yellow chopper that you can just see the sissy bare on the right. These both came from the curb. I ended up building my two older boys 4 mini bikes and a go cart. I was always hearing, Dad will you fix this, Dad!!! After I showed them how to do some repairs, I think I had to do more

The blue one by itself was a project that myself and the youngest sitting on the grass put together for him a few years later. He rode it hard for several years along with the second go cart we also built together. Believe it or not, we found the role cage for the cart on the curb also. We just sold the go cart and bike this last summer to help pay for his pickup.
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