The Official Bonanza Mini Bike Thread . . .

Mini Bike & Go-Kart Parts

markus

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#83
I'm looking for original bonanza parts. I live by and bought Azusa Engineering's 5in hub as a temp fix. the lever and plate are not same. It 90% done and like to find these correct parts. Thanks.
was the B reversed like that on the rising sun decals originally? Did you see the NOS tank mounting/gas cap package on ebay? For like a day or so then got deleted (I think chuck probably sold it off ebay right away) He had it at like a $750 price. I wish Kelch woud have still offered the correct thread pitch for those caps, The ones I modified to at least look close will only work with the Briggs thread pitch filler neck like they were using on some of the repop tanks, not the original necks. At least they worked on the post 1970 Plastic Tec tanks so It was not a total fail My fake version is one the left obviously ;)

 
#85
was the B reversed like that on the rising sun decals originally? Did you see the NOS tank mounting/gas cap package on ebay? For like a day or so then got deleted (I think chuck probably sold it off ebay right away) He had it at like a $750 price. I wish Kelch woud have still offered the correct thread pitch for those caps, The ones I modified to at least look close will only work with the Briggs thread pitch filler neck like they were using on some of the repop tanks, not the original necks. At least they worked on the post 1970 Plastic Tec tanks so It was not a total fail My fake version is one the left obviously ;)

I followed this build by Dave Miller. The original gas cap came w/bike. $700 for one is irrational. If a rich person bought for that it could help a lot of people more, if they had any character, IMHO.
 

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markus

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#89
Similar to their Typhoon.
Cool, I was just curious about the Reversed "B" on yours as to if it was something significant. If I was to ever do another Tanked Nanza I would probably use that paint scheme unless It was and original type resto. You dont see the MX tanked bikes with the Rising sun much in literature, when you do, its only the right side :D

Like the never was Cyclone :

July 72 bonanza cyclone161.jpg

and the TC spoked wheel MX: 1972 bonanza tc.jpg

They had it on the literature though....at least on my Bell electronics era catalog:

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I went the round badge route when I did one of the MX's, I saw it on another bike that really didn't seem to actually make production as far as I know, but they advertised it in a few mags.



One of these odd shaped tanks that's on the Midi-bike (shown below) that I got the idea from did in fact show up a couple of years ago on ebay, It was NOS though and on its own.


bonanzahodaka.jpg
 
#90
The old Bonanza lives again!
After about a year it is finished! Fully powder coated all stainless hardware.
Here are the engine specs:
Originally started as a brand new Tillotson 212R. Originally a 10hp engine. It has following additions for performance and reliability.
-Complete governor has been removed and sealed.
- Fan shroud and gas tank replaced with chrome shroud and top plate.
- Carburetor upgraded to Genuine Mikuni VM22-133 with Genuine Mikuni fuel pump. It is coupled with a EC Carburetor spacer.
- Rocket Arms replaced with Gage 1.3 Roller rockers and 26 lb Springs with upgraded retainers.
- Side cover replaced with ARC Billet cover with upgraded bushings and vent ports.
- Flywheel replaced with ARC billet flywheel.
- Ignition coil wire replaced with Moroso Blue Max solid core with short boot.
- Valve cover replaced with clear valve cover and connected to aluminum catch can.
- it is filled with Penn Grade 10w-40 (green oil) with autolite AR3910X racing spark plug.
- Exhaust removed and replaced with wrapped header and muffler.
- All replaced hardware is stainless steel cap screws and tubing is Saint-Gobain Tygon hose.
I designed and made the upholstery.
 

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Midyrman

Active Member
#91
Bike is officially done.

Thank you again to Bill Lovitz and Karen Krause for their respective contributions to bring back a rare Hodaka equipped w/tall jack shaft and very cool yellow MX1510. Karen did her thing starting with the original fiberglass seat pan. Bill built the e code engine, sourced the MX exhaust, and graciously coached the restoration from start to finish. I love this bike!
 

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