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  1. Dick DeBuse

    Tire Question

    I have found that some Chinese tires leak air at the Brand location. (Where the manufacturers' name is indented into the tire). Don't just look for bead leaks, check the sidewall too. Apparently the sidewall is just too thin. You can either install a tube, or look for a higher quality tire.
  2. Dick DeBuse

    Skat kitty exhaust “elbow”

    FYI, original Skat Kitty elbows are zinc plated. Glenn's are also.
  3. Dick DeBuse

    simplex mini bikes

    Everything is different on the mini bikes, and the Compact series mini bikes are different from them. No interchange of parts. The Simplex site does have scans of the ads and some parts lists for the mini bikes. Check this site for some Simplex info. Which do you have, Compact or mini? Most...
  4. Dick DeBuse

    need help dont no what modle or what motor goes o. it i need sum help or i wanna selll its a 1965 alll i no plz help or buy 541 281 4744

    This was listed on ebay as a Packer. A different model, no idea if the drive train was the same..
  5. Dick DeBuse

    My uncles old minibike

    Trail Horse E Z Rider. The exhaust goes to the rear. It rests on the bar and clamps to it. The exhaust then turns up at the same angle as the sissy bar. There is a pic of mine in the media section. Can't remember the model numbers, but they made 3 versions: rigid fork, internal spring...
  6. Dick DeBuse

    Any idea what this is?

    Cushman wheels, axles, front brake, and fork. Cushman forks were brazed in the 40s. Pencil springs were used 1942-47 (approx).
  7. Dick DeBuse

    What Make Torque Converter?

    Horstmann
  8. Dick DeBuse

    Skat Kitty help

    You need a 3" centrifugal clutch. Not common, but not rare. Glenn usually has a couple on hand.
  9. Dick DeBuse

    What Is It?

    Wheels, tires and front suspension are Cushman, frame is not. There were a couple of manufacturers who bought Cushman parts and used them on their bikes. Since Cushman parts were plentiful and readily available they were popular for modifications by individual owners.
  10. Dick DeBuse

    One speed early production Blazer?

    Your bike should have a Maximatic torque converter drive. That makes it a variable speed drive. If you do have the OEM Maximatic be aware you need to shim the drive unit to get maximum performance.
  11. Dick DeBuse

    WTB-Glenco Mini Bike/Scooter-

    Jim's Scooter parts in St Paul had a really nice original for sale. I saw it about a year ago. 612-868-6685 Dick
  12. Dick DeBuse

    Chief Mini Bike.

    Actually, I think it's a Sensation. I have a Manufacturers Statement of Origin for one. Don't know for certain, but Fimco bikes may have been re-badged Sensations. Fimco is still in business. They make sprayers.
  13. Dick DeBuse

    WTB: Toyoco Aligator parts, Scat Kitty Exhaust Elbow, Sears Roper 2 Speed Mini Bike

    The Skat Kitty elbow is machined from a street ell. An off the shelf elbow will probably not be satisfactory. Originals are impossible to find. A zinc-plated, machined repro with special nut is available.
  14. Dick DeBuse

    Hiawatha Doodlebug dimensions

    Wheelbase = 36" frame height = 15.25" Handlebar width = 21.5" from end of bar to end of bar. Good Luck Most parts are available as reproduction. I get parts from Jim's Scooter Parts in St Paul. He is the only full stocking dealer. 612-868-6685.
  15. Dick DeBuse

    Skat Kitty repro parts

    A friend recently made a couple Skat Kitty parts. Parts are located in Seville, Ohio. Kickstand, zinc plated, $25 plus shipping. Exhaust elbow and nut, chrome plated, $60 plus shipping. High quality repro parts.
  16. Dick DeBuse

    what do these rims go to?

    They are 12" Hawk wheels. Used on their Pony Cycle scooters, their Wards scooters, Simplex Compact Seniors, and some trail scooters. Prone to having the brake backing plates cracked. Looks like original blue paint from a Pony Cycle.
  17. Dick DeBuse

    Tecumseh ID plates

    Dennis Carpenter Cushman Reproductions sells a bag of 10 Name Plate Rivets for $1.95 plus shipping.
  18. Dick DeBuse

    Historical [emoji10]

    A chrome engine shroud was a popular genuine Cushman accessory. Still very popular.
  19. Dick DeBuse

    Newbe, Son of Norman Siegal, founder of Moto Scoot & Inventor of Centrifugal Clutch

    Very interesting to hear from you. I forwarded your posts to US Scooter Museum and asked John to post them on his site. John has some Moto Scoot information posted including a copy of your dad's Bronze Star award. Some of the information came from Ray Spangler in Chicago. I recommend you...
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