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#22
1963 Simplex Compact. All orig except kick starter was an option and may have been added later, looked a little cleaner. orig carb in a box, needs kit. other than that, she is all 1963. Still has the Harley dealership sticker on the back fender. Runs excellent with the original Continental Red Seal engine that most of them lack. Single wire tail/brake light works via a resistor pack that changes voltage to it to control brightness. Ingenious. Parking brake lever engages rear sprocket. last pic.
Not that my friend is a keeper
 

Triley41395

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#25
Is this a FOX frame? My frame is just like it and I'm trying to figure out the year and make. I don't have sprung forks, and I just have solid bars where the rear seat is suspended on this one. Of course I don't have a Preditor engine...mine is a B&S. Any help in identifying this would be awesome. What a beauty.
https://oldminibikes.com/forum/index.php?forums/what-is-it.38/
Post your question in this section with pictures and someone will probably know what you have.
 
#26
All I know about this minibike is…
1. Has a Road Runner logo on the front forks (and came with a 6x4 oval logo plaque)
2. Has a Wisconsin engine
3. It was given to me by the minibikes original owner (along with a canvas bag of parts).

Are there any members that can tell me more about this minibike.
 

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Triley41395

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#27
All I know about this minibike is…
1. Has a Road Runner logo on the front forks (and came with a 6x4 oval logo plaque)
2. Has a Wisconsin engine
3. It was given to me by the minibikes original owner (along with a canvas bag of parts).

Are there any members that can tell me more about this minibike.
Looks like a Mish mash of bikes to me.
It's a bird frame with some Rupp parts maybe some others. Seat doesn't look original either.
I don't think that the engine is original but don't know for sure.
If you get it running would be a cool little rider.
 
#28
Looks like a Mish mash of bikes to me.
It's a bird frame with some Rupp parts maybe some others. Seat doesn't look original either.
I don't think that the engine is original but don't know for sure.
If you get it running would be a cool little rider.
Thanks Triley, it’s getting there, and still plan to rebuild the old engine.
 

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#29
Have you got any pictures of the Wisconsin engine? #edit# Never mind. I see it in your pics.
Did it weigh a ton? I have never seen a Wisconsin on a bike, and I'm not sure I have ever seen an aluminum Wisconsin.
Great project, and thanks for sharing.
Have fun and be safe. Dave
 
#30
Have you got any pictures of the Wisconsin engine? #edit# Never mind. I see it in your pics.
Did it weigh a ton? I have never seen a Wisconsin on a bike, and I'm not sure I have ever seen an aluminum Wisconsin.
Great project, and thanks for sharing.
Have fun and be safe. Dave
Dave, thank you. My plan is to rebuild the Wisconsin engine, and put it together the way it was given to me. My son, daughter and I will have good times with the projects.
 
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