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Old 10-02-2014, 04:27 PM
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Just picked this up for 20 bucks it does run but the carb is wrong type need a NON vacuum carb. Its not the right engine so ignore it. the bracket for the throttle is an add-on seat shocks might be add one. please note that the single front fork shock is factory would like to know who made it and model number.
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:47 PM
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Not sure who makes it, but great score.

I never really understood the reason for the rear shocks. There is no swing arm and it is a rigid frame. Maybe less impact on butt...?

Ps- we might have to hide this thread from Jim (he has been waiting so....patiently for a $20 minibike).
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:48 PM
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LMFAO he can buy it for 250 after i restore it
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You guys and your $20 mini bikes make me sick!!! Felineman, I've seen that before.... Sid will most likely id it before me, but I'll try..... It's the shocks mounted to the seat that way.... That's what's I remember...... Hold on.....
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don't forget the single shock on the neck bolt thats a one of a kind maker.
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15 billion pics latter I think its a Cat mini bike only company with the single spring on neck and shock under seat. confirming.......... Cat 400 series i think but need someone else to confirm it. looks like they remounted footpegs more forward. neck and rear are same seat is dif. apears to be same engine. UMMM rear wheel support seems to be a lil indian and it does have the single front shock but can't find one with a shocked seat. continuing research. OK pics are starting to look alike now so I'll wait for Itsid he'll know what I got.
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I was gonna say Cat 250 based on the size but I dont follow that brand too much.
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I can say 100% the frame is a Lil Indian same rear axle mount, foot pegs, front forks, engine and tank almost everything EXCEPT the seat and rear shocks those are Cat but I say the welds are factory on the seat mounts so can't really say? Its the seat and rear shocks that make me question what I have. If its a custom seat then they were a professional welder because I can't tell they welded it and I have welded for 20 plus years. Guess I'll wait for Itsid for a model and year so I can start restoring it while I wait for parts for my tank build.
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**** it where is Itsid when you need him
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Maybe hunting for an orange shirt....
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Orange shirt? He doing prison time?
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I read something on here at one time or another about an orange shirt and Alex. Inside run on joke I guess.

sounds like we need an APB.......
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I heard my name?

I'm sorry.. I have no idea what it is.. I wouldn't say it's a cat400 because of the axle mount although that's the only seat suspended bike I've ever seen so far.. but remember: I'm the german here... we never had mini bikes around here!
400 ad:

real life:


looks lik to yours except for size and the different axle mounts, that indeed looks 'lil indian'

here are some more detailed ads:
http://jleibovitch.tripod.com/id283.htm

IDK, maybe an earlier or later model perhaps..
Maybe a rare lil indian thunderbolt with modified seat, I have no idea to be honest..

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simlar axle mount.. suspended seat, slightly different frame:
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I tend to agree with the Lil Indian maybe someone had a Cat sitting around and modified the seat because one of the rims is a Cat rim the other is a Lil Indian rim so maybe a home modified. I'm gonna go with the Lil Indian somewhere around 70-73 and restore it. May keep the seat as it is depends once i have the shocks out if the holes are worn too big or not, safety first. Will know when i have paint stripped about welds.

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Just post up in the What is it section on OMB. You'll have the answer soon enough.

Back rim looks more like a Rupp or Bronco but I'm not familiar with that sprocket.
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I'm gonna restore it as a Lil Indian but leave the seat as it is with some minor strengthening of the seat mounts. I'll know more after i clean the frame up some whether its a stock or custom seat mod. Just trying to find the right carb for the engine there are ZERO marking on engine or frame so its pictures only to ID anything.
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Here you go...

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I never really understood the reason for the rear shocks. There is no swing arm and it is a rigid frame. Maybe less impact on butt...?
Seat suspention to cushion the bumps
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