Vintage 1971 Attex 300

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I ran into a little problem already. The bike I have has only 1 fork tube. I don't know what my chances are of finding another tube but looking at pictures online of other Attex 300's it looks like I may have some other options. If you look at the first picture; the front forks look the same as what came on a 71-75 Rupp mini bike. If you look at the second picture of an Attex 300 currently on Ebay; it has the same forks as the one I own. I was thinking that my other option could be to use the forks from a Coleman/Attex Sport Bike. All three bikes use the same frame with a couple of tabs added for the engine and exhaust for the Attex 300. I have included a picture of that too. I would love to stay with the original forks but that will depend on whether or not I can find another one. I took a picture of my fork tube also. It is currently frozen so I don't know the exact length yet but it measures 19-3/4" from the center of the axle hole to the end.
 

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#3
Couple of things I have noticed. The bracket that is welded to the frame to hold the back of the engine in place has a broken weld that will have to be re-welded. The frame under the gas tank has had some work done to it. I don't know if the frame cracked or broke and was repaired or what. I'm going to grind it down and try to see what happened.
 

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I got all of my chrome ready to go but I can't send it off just yet, I still have to make a decision on the forks. I am hoping to find another fork tube or a set of forks while I still have a little time. In the mean time I started on the engine. The Attex 300 has a Saxonette engine with a "hop up kit" on it. My engine, as you can see in the pictures, has had its flywheel modified. Besides the large nut welded on it, it was also welded where the original nut went on to hold the flywheel in place so that means that the engine is pretty much done. I have a couple of spare Saxonette's, but they are all in really good shape so I didn't want to use them, fortunately I do have one that is frozen. The bottom is in really good shape just the jugg and piston. I am soaking it now in oil to see if I can get it free. If I can then I will remove that jugg and piston, clean up the jugg from the original engine and build a new engine. As you can see from the pictures the jugg and piston look very good. I should just be able to clean it up, crosshatch the jugg and install new rings. Just in case, I do have an NOS piston and rings somewhere around here, I just have to find it.
 

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I couldn't get the jugg apart so I pulled another engine that I bought a couple of years ago that I forgot about. I actually had it in a box by the front door! Totally forgot about it. It came right apart and looks like it will clean up really nice. Now I have to find that NOS piston and get to work.
 

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