Rupp Minibikes

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by R1150GSA, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. One Eye Mike

    One Eye Mike Been here awhile

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    I believe the year was 1971.
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  2. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    That thing look sooooo beautiful.

    BP
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  3. LowAdvRider

    LowAdvRider Why aren't we Riding?

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    Looks just like mine did! Memories. Except mine was used. With a rusted tank and a new 5HP engine. Used epoxy on the tank to fix the holes and new bearings in the wheels to help it steer and rode the tires off from it. I mess those days...
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  4. scootertrash

    scootertrash Mobile Homie

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    I remember back in the early 70's when I was lusting after any kind of bike that you didn't have to pedal. There was a PM article or comparo of about a dozen minibikes and I recall the Rupp being represented. Maybe someone here has a stack of old PM's, seems like it was around '71 to '73.
    My friend got a pressed frame Suzuki 50cc street bike. We made it into a "scrambler" because he wasn't old enough to ride legal on the street. I learned to ride m/c's on that bike...
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  5. 4w7s

    4w7s n00b

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    Cool, I used to own a Chris Cycle when I was a kid...back in the early 70's probably. It was a beauty and wish I held on to it...but one does not think well at that age.

    After that bike I got a Honda 70, but it was just not the same aesthetically.

    If you have any photos or sources of info for the Chris Cycle please send them to me.

    Thanks

    Roberto
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  6. swamp fox

    swamp fox KLR Cowboy

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    my grand daughter and i christmas eve 2009
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  7. Moto-Kafe

    Moto-Kafe Gnarly Entre-manure

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    That looks like a "Fox" minibike that I got from Santa, back in the '60s.....???? (came with no fenders, no lights, 2.25 Tecumseh motor, and rear "paddle" friction brake.)
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