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Default $150 budget Minibike

Building a Birthday Present for my nephew.

I have a TAV and OHH50 5HP 172cc Tecumseh PowerSport.

His mom will toss in $150.

Probably going to scour Craigslist for a used Roller.

I think $150 should be close depending on what I can find.
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There is a guy on CL in Dixon, named John. He has 4 mini bikes for sale.
https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/mpo/5743005861.html
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:24 PM
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Or I just buy this for $175.
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/snw/5754992540.html

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There is a guy on CL in Dixon, named John. He has 4 mini bikes for sale.
https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/mpo/5743005861.html
I've spoken to him.

Roller's are $200.
Frames are $100.

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I sent a reply for the $175 one.
Hopefully I can pick it up in the morning

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Genuine Honda Right???
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Looks like a GX160
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I have three other nephews.

Looks like 3 more projects to come.

This one will be easy stuff.
Not a project at all.
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Buy them helmets and teach them Respect.
For their neighborhood, the police, and Themselves.
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:47 PM
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I just wanted others to be able to see the progression in this thread--first ideas and prospective "base material" before the ads go poof....

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https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/mpo/5743005861.html

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Picking it up on Tuesday!!!

$175 is a steal with a genuine Honda gx160
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Helmets for sure.

This minibike has to stay at my house (per his mother's stipulation).

This just means I get to drag my nephew to the Badlands Off Road Park so that I'm not the only one struggling on trails on a minibike.


^ Yes minibikes are allowed.

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Family outings SHOULD look like this. LOL
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I want to go to badlands, but never have the time. It's a little over 3 hours for me though, so a lot of my day would be spent driving on a day trip, but I usually can't plan a weekend trip with any friends due to conflicting schedules. It's always more fun riding in a group.
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I want to go to badlands, but never have the time. It's a little over 3 hours for me though, so a lot of my day would be spent driving on a day trip, but I usually can't plan a weekend trip with any friends due to conflicting schedules. It's always more fun riding in a group.
It's like two hours for me.

I plan on loading up as many tools and spare parts that I can fit and ride til I brake something that can't be fixed on the spot.

I don't really know what to expect, It looks like a fricken blast.
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Some of my friends have been there and they tell me it's great. I usually bring something extra to ride in case I have a break down. Last time I went on a trip, my quad bent a valve and got pretty beat up. I just got it rebuilt and bored it over .0160" With a new hi-comp piston and rings, this thing really flys now.
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Family outings SHOULD look like this. LOL
That is a very entertaining video shot from within a pack of minibikes. 10 times more interesting than a solo ride. I like how they stopped for a safety check early in.

Also: no music save for the pipes. Does a GoPro not shoot anything but wide-angle, fish-eye footage?

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That is a very entertaining video shot from within a pack of minibikes. 10 times more interesting than a solo ride. I like how they stopped for a safety check early in.

Also: no music save for the pipes. Does a GoPro not shoot anything but wide-angle, fish-eye footage?

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Gopro's just have really wide angle lenses.
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That is a very entertaining video shot from within a pack of minibikes. 10 times more interesting than a solo ride. I like how they stopped for a safety check early in.

Also: no music save for the pipes. Does a GoPro not shoot anything but wide-angle, fish-eye footage?

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Also, with the gopro hero 2 and up you can change the settings to have a normal recording view. The fish-eye is just an option
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. Does a GoPro not shoot anything but wide-angle, fish-eye footage?
I prefer this fish eye footage over the crappy cell phone footage most videos use. *shrugs*
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Definitely better than vertical cell phone footage.


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Well the guy never got back to me yesterday.
He emailed me today saying he was Busy at Work?

Lets see if I can get it today?
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New Prospect.
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/mcy/5758105695.html

$200
Clean mini bike, pit bike, it was not used a lot, mine son grow out of it quickly, runs and drives good, excellent beginner bike for youngster, any one interested please call 847 226 2053 mark

Only 97cc. Maybe that is too small for him?
And now the Tecumseh needs at least $60 Rod before I'd give it to him.
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I like the disc brake but, I'd rather have the other one.
I'll wait one more day, then move on I guess.

I could have picked up the baja today, but it is like 1 hr there and 2 hrs back (with traffic). I work in 3.5 hrs and would be mad if I missed out on the other one for $175.
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