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    Neighbor gave me a motor bike ~ ~ ~ ~ Kind of

    My neighbor has had this poor old Fox mini bike sitting in his back yard leaning against the fence for some 10 years,
    Ive been living in this house for only 1 year, But Im a nice neighbor,
    So he wants me to have this pile of rust.
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    The from shocks are locked up,
    The rear wheel is locked up and the rim is so rusty that there are areas where 3 to 4 spokes don't touch a thing but inner tube,
    Other than that, The tank is clean enough and after I soaked the cylinder with some oil it freed up nicely and the engine makes compression,
    I have NO FRIGGIN' idea what I will do with it,
    But I figure Ill bring it to work and spend a couple lunch times with it and see if I can make the engine run,.
    I may need a tiny carb, A trust throttle grip and a rear wheel,
    Who knows.
    Any way,
    Happy Independence Day !
    Peter B

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    That would be a fun little project!
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    Excellent!
    Restore that puppy to like new and it will be worth about half what it costs you!
    In the classic car world that is a fantastic deal.

    Actually, it would be a great restoration project. Fun to do, and so few parts.
    Super cheap compared to any old motorcycle and it is so small you could build a small display shelf on your wall to put it on.
    The old minibikes are very popular and more of us old guys are looking for one "just like" the first motorbike we ever rode.

    Score for you!
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    Seems like old mini bikes have become quite popular in the last few years. Pred, the annual Windber mini bike reunion is in the middle of PA. I hope to finally get there in 2017.

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    OK,
    Yes I belive that it will just eat funds,
    Considering it needs a rear wheel replaced, This will be most of the funds,
    I may be able to get the original engine running which would be best as I don't want to spend $50 for a used one which will be about the same size,
    Minibike will go to work and we will tinker,
    Its small enough I can toss it in the back of the wagon and that is a nice thing,
    I won't however remove all the rust as there is no chrome left any more, It will have to run looking a bit how it does,
    It would be too much to bother with a full cosmetic restoration,
    NOW< Any one know where I can find a used 10" rear wheel with Drum for a reasonable cheap ass price?
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    Nice vintage ride...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pred View Post
    OK,
    Yes I relive that it will just eat funds,
    Considering it needs a rear wheel replaced, This will be most of the funds,
    I may be able to get the original engine running which would be best as I don't want to spend $50 for a used one which will be about the same size,
    Minibike will go to work and we will tinker,
    Its small enough I can toss it in the back of the wagon and that is a nice thing,
    I won't however remove all the rust as there is no chrome left any more, It will have to run looking a bit how it does,
    It would be too much to bother with a full cosmetic restoration,
    NOW< Any one know where I can find a used 10" rear wheel with Drum for a reasonable cheap ass price?
    Peter B
    Sandblast and Silver paint?
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    John 3:17
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    I would lean more toward a scotch brite pad and a hose,
    I know I can make it run and ride well for $200 or so,
    But I think my goal on this will be a runner for $100 or less which needs to include rear wheel, Carb, tubes and tires, and a rear brake cable,
    Clutch look OK as well as chain and tank,
    It will be a challenge,
    Any assistance from the beloved Peanut gallery will be greatly appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pred View Post
    I would lean more toward a scotch brite pad and a hose,
    I know I can make it run and ride well for $200 or so,
    But I think my goal on this will be a runner for $100 or less which needs to include rear wheel, Carb, tubes and tires, and a rear brake cable,
    Clutch look OK as well as chain and tank,
    It will be a challenge,
    Any assistance from the beloved Peanut gallery will be greatly appreciated!

    Tin foil wadded up and scrubbed on chrome works surprisingly well, but in this case...it may be way too late.
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    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:17
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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    Hi,
    Just an opinion from someone who does this every day.

    Get it running. Disturb as little as possible to the patina.
    Replace parts as necessary. try to use parts with the same or close level of "character".

    Ride it till you are bored with it, then either market it to someone who will use it for "décor" in a restaurant or take it to a swap meet and ride it around with NO SIGN on it.
    Sure enough, someone will pester you for it. According to Murphy's Law, the less you want to sell it, the more someone will want it. the corollary is also true, so be ready to take the deal when it comes.
    Opportunity is not the Postman.
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