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Mini Bike & Go-Kart Parts

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    Lil Indian build

    Thanks for the compliments guys! Almost riding weather in Michigan!
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    hs40 finished.

    Looks great!
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    Lil Indian build

    Thanks Mike- lets see a ruttman build thread dude!
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    Lil Indian build

    Really cool! I like the color. That should be a fun one for the grandson!
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    Lil Indian build

    Today I had a chance to bead blast the wheels, followed by 1000 grit wet sand and scotch bright in soapy sink water to smooth out the bead blast roughness. I found a proper set of indian wheels for it too and went with 5.30 rear and 4.10 front. All new hardware and chain etc... Took it out...
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    Lil Indian build

    Got the frame back from powder coat and it turned out fantastic.... I used a metallic plum crazy purple with clear. Hint: if you have your sprocket coated, tell them to mask off the teeth. I didn't and it was a nightmare trying to get it cleaned out so the chain can rest in there... Instead...
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    Lil Indian build

    Next up the engine... I replaced the carb, and ignition but it wouldn't fire so I pulled the head and found a bent intake valve. Replaced the valve, cleaned up the motor, painted the tins and new decals. Turned out pretty slick!
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    Lil Indian build

    A really kind forum member sold me a set of NOS front forks for an Indian (not sure what model actually) but they were perfect as I wanted the Ruttman style tilted forward bars instead of the straight bars that the micro and Minimate came with. They were about an inch longer, but I was going to...
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    Lil Indian build

    I picked up this Allied Leisure Micro Mate this summer and it had a non working 2.5hp Tecumseh, mangled forks, a nice 6" aluminum wheel, and a front 6" steel wheel. I was gonna sell it to buy a Ruttman because it was so little but then decided it would be a cool bike for my 11year old daughter.
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    New Spyder

    What a great bike! So well preserved!
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    HS50 flames out exhaust

    I'll try to figure out how to post video. Attaching an mp4 didn't work. And thanks for the tip on filing the threads for the ignition module to adjust advance. Worked well!
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    HS50 flames out exhaust

    Success!! Well, it was definitely the key. I replaced it and proceeded to shear it again, so I stole another key from a spare motor and then lapped the flywheel to the shaft with valve grinding compound, cleaned it up and put it back together this time with the proper torque on the nut. I...
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    HS50 flames out exhaust

    Well, this is embarrassing.... After swapping out the carb again and a second ignition module I had around, it turns out the flywheel key was sheared after all. Of course with all the pulling and pulling, I broke the recoil. So, new recoil on order and I stole a key from a spare hsk50 parts...
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    HS50 flames out exhaust

    All good. No key twisting.
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    HS50 flames out exhaust

    Well- I pulled the cover off, and the cam moved a lot when I did it, so I couldn't tell if it was off or not. I scraped off the rtv and replaced the cover with a proper gasket. Verified cam is in the correct position. Still runs like crap. Idles well but won't build rpm- really lazy...
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