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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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Old 07-19-2019, 03:43 PM
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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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Old 07-19-2019, 04:40 PM
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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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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 07-19-2019, 06:59 PM
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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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Old 07-20-2019, 03:10 AM
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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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Old 07-22-2019, 08:49 AM
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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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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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Old 07-29-2019, 09:35 AM
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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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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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Part of the deal with the larger spoked rims was an effort to continually upscale domestic minibikes to compete with imported mini motorcycles that were coming in en masse (e.g. Honda Z50, Trail 70, Trail 90, some Benellis, Harleys) during the late 60s, early 70s and giving our poor domestic makers a run for their money.

Those imports eventually drove Rupp, Fox, Bonanza and all the other minibike manufacturers out of business. It was really a different product, apples versus oranges, but American tastes changed.
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ok thank you for the info
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