NW Mini trail bikes

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by tommybelvedere, Jun 7, 2021.

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Show off your mini trails

  1. Hnda z50

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  1. tommybelvedere

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    I have recently been super interested in the vintage mini bikes/trail bikes of many of our youth. I have recently revived/restore a 1969 Honda mini trail 50 and had a good time doing it over the shutdown. I'm curious what some of you are maybe working on or have in the wings projects. Post up your mini!
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  4. tommybelvedere

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    That's a sweet looking bike! I'm doing a 1970 CT70, it will be that color when I'm done. Thanks for posting up!
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  5. PaulBarton

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    Candy Topaz Orange is the official color...
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  6. redlabelmoto

    redlabelmoto Been here awhile

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    A gal called me a months back to move this Cushman Eagle from the repair shop to her house. It was her fathers and had been dormant for years. He passed and she inherited it and had it shipped to Seattle from Georgia.

    Turns out dad had bought it new. According to the repair shop the bike has barely been ridden in its nearly 60 years of existence. The shop went through it and got it going for her.

    She was afraid to ride it so she never did. She called me yesterday asking me if wanted to buy it. “Sure why not?” I said.

    Aside from sourcing the missing kickstart rubber (I’m assuming it should have one) there isn’t much to do on this little beastie.

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  7. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    ^ That's awesome!
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  8. tommybelvedere

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    That a sweet Scootie...I sure love the looks! See I knew people on here didn't just ride and collect big master dual sports, I love my lilt minis!
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  9. Small-bore

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    Nice... I did one too.

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  10. oldmonkeybut

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    Doesn't really qualify as a true Mini bike until I sit on it...:lol3 It's not very big. 16" wheels. 1961 Super 10. Now has a fresh motor. Currently sorting out the electrical mess.
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  11. tommybelvedere

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    That's awesome, I'm waiting on my seat and a couple other items to fire it up. My bike is a tribute to my son's first dirt bike....
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  12. tommybelvedere

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    I figure any thing 200cc or smaller would be in the categories....I probably can't kick over anything larger right now!
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  13. bspf

    bspf Been here awhile Supporter

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    That's the bike we learned to ride on. I have one just like it that needs to be restored. Just need the time to do it.
    My brothers and I put hundreds of miles on it.
    The brakes were squeaking, and I was the mechanic of the bunch, so decided they needed to be oiled. One of my first lessons in the school of hard knocks. :) I was 10.
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  14. svtripper

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    Back in the late 60's my friend's uncle was in the merchant marines and brought him a mini trail 50 he purchased in Japan. It was called a Monkey and was fully street legal with turn signals. We had a lot of fun on that bike. I had a couple of used bikes that I was always having to fix stuff on, so a few years later I got my first "new" bike when Honda was dumping their excess production in the US for cheap. A 4 speed 1970 CT70 for $299 out the door. Rode it through high school. Only put a few thousand miles on it, but rode the crap out of it. Even rode it for my motorcycle endorsement test.
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  15. BadDogMax

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    my first restoration 25 years ago. Cant part with it as it was my childhood dream bike.
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  16. tommybelvedere

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    That's a nice CT70, I had a red on like that years back, not the H model like yours but still cool!
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