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Old 07-17-2019, 03:58 PM
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I am trying to identify mini bike
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:08 AM
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I'm not sure of the bike, but that engine looks like an old Tecumseh
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:22 AM
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one pic from the left and one from the right please.

and turn your phone sideways, please

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Sorry I don't know how to rotate the pictures can any body help me ? or do I need to try new pictures?
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I found that if I edit my pics by cropping just a bit, they come out correct. I post from my phone.
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:30 PM
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orientation is a total mess alright,
but I can rotate the images on my side of the screen
if bad comes to worse,

what I cannot is seeing the left side of the bike AT ALL,
no matter how I rotate the image,
it'll always be either the back or the right...
no front no left *shrugs*

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PS proper phone orientation helps a long way top of the phone pointing LEFT should do the trick in most cases (accelerometer [screen rotation] needs to be enabled though)
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I am left handed so the top is always to the right.
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Bird engineering thunderbird i had one with i had parts for it but its gone now
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Nah.. I don't think it's a Thunderbird..

very close indeed at first glance,
but the seat loop on a ThunderBird is attached at it's center via a T-bar
that then goes to the main tube.
Here it's butted on it's outer edge to the main

Sidetubes are also afixed to the same T-bar on a Thunderbird not the rear of the loop..
sooo a much pointier triangle is formed for the rear of the bike.

and the list goes on...

No, I'm fairly certain it's NOT a Thunderbird.

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Thank you guys I will try to make better pictures and up date. This mini bike is un like anything I have ever seen. It has these 10 in ruff rims on it. I fixed the brakes made them like a dirt bike, But I have never seen a frame like this. I will get more updated pictures
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I added some more pictures from the other side I hope this helps identify the mini bike
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Well it may not be a thunderbird but its definitely bird engineering!
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Well it may not be a thunderbird but its definitely bird engineering!
Nope, definitely NOT!

All Birds with a slanted engine are mono rails
(one tube from the steering stem to the engine)
That one clearly is NOT!

In fact all three share the same frame (the spoker, the nighthawk as well as the thunderbird)
with only very minor differences (tooling is expensive you know)
That means all differences I pointed out above remain true for all Bird engineering mini bikes that look anywhere near OPs bike.

So yeah, go ahead and find me the Bird engineering Ad with that frame depicted...

I'll start in the opposite direction:

Frankly that engine mount looks alot like FOX/Dynamark to me

Also Fox is known to have used spoked wheels in the seventieies...
and the Banshee 125 is very very close IMHO
(but earlier models also had a single down tube)
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Sooo I'm not totally against pointing in that direction.

Some other mfgs used very similar engine mounts (cat, speedway etc..)
Oh talking of which... Speedway -uhm- ... shrike?
isn't too far off either
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But I'd stick with Fox tbh
mainly because THIS is a banshee 125 (as in the ad)
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what I call a banshee tank on a bike frame exactly like yours (wink wink):
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Originally Posted by ebay auction for the one above
1970s FOX Banshee 125 Mini Bike Motor Cycle
AMERICAN MADE
Rupp Era
GOOD PROJECT BIKE

This auction is for a barn fresh Fox Banshee 125. A restoration was started many years ago but did but get past the dismantling. You are buying a good parts bike restoration project. I believe the motor is the original 3.5 HP
Tecumsah engine. The tag has been removed. The engine turns over and has good compression and should start right up. The frame is in nice shape with no welds, looks like original paint. I have the break and throttle cables.
This bike is staged for the photos, the motor seat and gas tank are not attached to the frame and just were put in place for the photos.
I do not have the chain or the mounting bolts for the engine or gas tank.
The chrome wheels are are in nice shape and should clean up nicely.
Tires hold air. These Fox Banshees do not turn up that often and this would be a rewarding restoration project.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
This bike can be picked up in New Milford CT 06776
Sorry no shipping and I cannot provide shipping quotes.
You can get an online quote from PLYCON
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PS Budget.. your turn... Bird me wrong

PPS oh it could've been much easier
https://oldminibikes.com/forum/index...i-bike.161633/
second post showing a two rail Banshee... *sigh*
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Old 07-25-2019, 12:53 PM
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I pointed the phone to the left like you said. I got some better picture for you to look at

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thank you guys ! this is awesome !!!
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Old 07-25-2019, 04:08 PM
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Okay I have to ask. Now that you know what the bike is, what will you do with this information? I mean I love the name that thing game. But i'm always wondering how that is going to help in the long run?
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I was just curious what it was, I have never seen a mini bike like this before. Thank you for the help
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does anybody know why they cam with spoke 10 inch rims ? I have only seen mini bike rims and tires.
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because the bigger the wheel the nicer the ride..

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ok i understand just had never seen these spoke rims before
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:20 PM
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they were fairly common on expensive mini bikes with full suspension
(like the Rupp Roadster)

that were used for some true outdoor fun mild offroading so to speak

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