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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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After 42 years, I have my first (and most beloved) bike back in my hands; a 1969 yellow Honda 50 Mini-Trail. Completely restored (with a well-disguised 72cc big bore kit, retaining the original head and carb). Just got it and due to the rain, have been riding around in the garage until I passed out from the fumes..

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 06:49 PM
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I rember that bike.. congrats !!

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now THAT makes me smile! Awesome!
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Love the "Raised Seat w/Passenger Pegs"

I needed that raised. (6'5" 215lbs. Not the same as I was in '69. I should get a video of me riding this thing..)

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I needed that raised. (6'5" 215lbs. Not the same as I was in '69. I should get a video of me riding this thing..)

who the hell are you???? LOL

Nice toy!

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who the hell are you???? LOL

Nice toy!
Haha. Hi Jim. I know you're not riding anymore, but what about drinking? You didn't give that up too, did you?

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Haha. Hi Jim. I know you're not riding anymore, but what about drinking? You didn't give that up too, did you?

Hell No, name the place my friend gladly meet up with ya!

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Done Jimmy.

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wow that's a beautiful monkey.

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Wow, I remember friends had those in the early 80's, and even back then they didn't look that good.

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wow that's a beautiful monkey.

(Does this mean I qualify for BoW consideration?)


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Wow, I remember friends had those in the early 80's, and even back then they didn't look that good.

Thanks. It's a quality restoration. I told the guy I bought it from that I'm going to ride it around periodically but when I'm not, it's going to sit in my study so I can just look at it.

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Pretty slick there Slick!
Any chance you bought it from a guy in Plainfield? My old neighbor restores those

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Pretty slick there Slick!
Any chance you bought it from a guy in Plainfield? My old neighbor restores those
No. This guy is in Frisco, TX. Dave Mustin. He also had a blue one restored, but this one was my bike.

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