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Lucky

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pocket bike for my son
« on: August 21, 2008, 12:21:00 AM »
picking this up for my just-turned-14 yo in the morning.  he's never been on a bike with a motor, so i figure it's good for a quick learn/fix/sell for something bigger, plus it's what i can afford right now.

i'm guessing it's chinese, anyone recognise it?
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/mcy/802740431.html
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Rick G

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Re: pocket bike for my son
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 01:20:36 AM »
I've only worked on one pocket bike, (small atvs and dirt bikes are the preferred vehicles here) But    have worked on lots of other Chinese  atvs and bikes , with the same engine . Its Chinese version of an older Honda , made under license . If you need parts of information just ask!
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Re: pocket bike for my son
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 01:21:21 AM »
I believe those are now illegal in California to ride on the streets.  Too many people got run over on them because they didn't obey traffic laws and they're so small they're very hard to see.  I almost ran over one on my Vision once...  I think they're about 18 inches tall.

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Re: pocket bike for my son
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 07:16:22 PM »
picking this up for my just-turned-14 yo in the morning.  he's never been on a bike with a motor, so i figure it's good for a quick learn/fix/sell for something bigger, plus it's what i can afford right now.

i'm guessing it's chinese, anyone recognise it?
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/mcy/802740431.html
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Re: pocket bike for my son
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008, 09:22:21 PM »
works for me....
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Re: pocket bike for my son
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008, 11:44:02 PM »
I get "Posting Deleted By It's Author" page.  Saw it earlier, though.  Cute - does it run on gas or milk?   :D

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Re: pocket bike for my son
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 02:13:31 AM »
Actually, the engines are the best part of Chinese ATVs and bikes. They are built under licence  by joint venture companies. even the running gear isn't bad , for the most part. The worst factor is the plethora of brand names and the difficulty in finding parts.

Brian , I'm not surprised that CA outlawed them, they will outlaw just about anything. Not that I approve of riding them on the street, I'm surprised anyone would even try.
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Re: pocket bike for my son
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 06:15:55 AM »
Gas or milk ROFL!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

actually, i've learned a lot now about them, parts are plentiful & cheap (from a Visionarys perspective)
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Re: pocket bike for my son
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2008, 01:23:00 PM »
If not a pocket bike maybe one of the little 25-50cc dirt bikes.  They've some pretty small ones that should be really cheap at the Suzuki/Kawasaki dealer in town.

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Re: pocket bike for my son
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2008, 04:58:26 PM »
Before you pick up a minibike check out these folks. They have an impressive knowledge base.
http://www.pocketbikeplanet.com/

Or hunt up a Honda CT70 that's street legal. Not cheap but they are a ball to ride.


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Re: pocket bike for my son
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2008, 05:15:59 PM »
back in 2005 when motorplow, mutt, and myself meet up at the gap they took out a few of them and started racing them  through the parkin lot when it started to rain. then they strapped some glow sticks to there backs and took off for a run down the dragon on them. they even had darrel, runs killboy.com, follow them in his car. it was fun to watch.