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Default Vintage Mini bike for 35$

I have no idea what it is but it had a manco front rim and i found it for 35$. It looked cool and surprisingly everything works just a lil squeaky and dirty. Does anyone know what the heck it is? There was no markings anywhere on the frame.


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5Hp tecumseh i got for FREE (was not included)
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I think "vintage" means a bit more than just being "old"

IMO That thing is just "old"

Everything works = both wheels & the steering actually turn

Good luck
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:01 PM
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I think "vintage" means a bit more than just being "old"

IMO That thing is just "old"

Everything works = both wheels & the steering actually turn

Good luck
Both wheels steering brakes throttle cable all work great just need some oil and it will be "like new"...
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:46 PM
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Looks like a good deal.
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Sweet deal
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:16 AM
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Thanks guys all it needs is a seat and a few bolts and it will be perfect
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:50 AM
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Will a 5hp ticrapseh blow up if i remove the gov or will it last. Im curious because i want this thing to roast the back tire some
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Carsandcameras' Cheap Heap Tecumseh was bypassed and is so far fine.
Not much to lose anyway.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:12 AM
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Yea thats what i was thinking so bypass it?
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It's up to you bro.
If you don't care you can just bypass it.
But as far as reliability, full removal is better.
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Probably full removal. Also i have a fake mikuni carb how would this work on the ticumseh and do they have a kit for one?
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GoPowerSports will sell you a Mikuni to Briggs intake manifold if you contact them. And Briggs and Tecumseh flanges are the same. It might be different for the OHVs.
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Ill see if it fits today because i am removing the governor
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You guys are knuckleheads if you're considering bypassing the govnuh' as a viable alternative to total removal. Why would you want some plastic gear in the crankcase wildly spinning away but doing nothing?

It's kind of a tiny, minuscule parasitic drag if you think about it.

Come on now. This forum knows better.
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You guys are knuckleheads if you're considering bypassing the govnuh' as a viable alternative to total removal. Why would you want some plastic gear in the crankcase wildly spinning away but doing nothing?

It's kind of a tiny, minuscule parasitic drag if you think about it.

Come on now. This forum knows better.
In a Tecumseh there is no excuse for removal. There isn't even the nasty c-clip!! It's just two screwdrivers and 5 minutes.
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I just don't care if a Tecumseh dies. And BGK is removing it anyway.
Now a Briggs on the other hand...
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I just don't care if a Tecumseh dies. And BGK is removing it anyway.
Now a Briggs on the other hand...
Id remove it but i dont have a torque wrench
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Your grandpa seems to bail you out on stuff like this, maybe he has one?
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Your grandpa seems to bail you out on stuff like this, maybe he has one?
He is moving also i dont give a crap about a stupid ticrapseh its gonna blow up either way so how does it matter?
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He is moving also i dont give a crap about a stupid ticrapseh its gonna blow up either way so how does it matter?
Hey now, I thought you were the "Budget" guy?

Get 'er done. Get it running. It's not gonna blow up on its own.

If you want it to blow up, run it wide open after draining the crankcase...
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