Mini bikes

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My nephew had one of those purchased second hand. Do you bend the frames yourself? Was this some Practical Mechanics project from years ago? Please tell more.
 

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This guy has all you need except the motor - motors are all over e-bay too---http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Bike-Frame-Front-Fork-Kit, e-bay item #231360501342
 
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I buy them when they're around 100 bucks to fix up and sell. Pretty much any go kart or dirt bike too. Mini bikes for kids are a dangerous deal. The not so great or non-existent suspensions coupled with the very small wheels/tires make them an accident waiting to happen. Debbie Downer
 
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Originally Posted By: yeehaw1960
I buy them when they're around 100 bucks to fix up and sell. Pretty much any go kart or dirt bike too. Mini bikes for kids are a dangerous deal. The not so great or non-existent suspensions coupled with the very small wheels/tires make them an accident waiting to happen. Debbie Downer
+1. Unless you get the "doodle bug" bike with the fatter tires, the smaller tires are dangerous for kids. I would consider building your son a go kart. I had one of those as a kid and it was awesome! I actually still miss it to this day and will build another one soon. Mine had a roll bar and a seat belt built into it.
 

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Originally Posted By: yeehaw1960
..Mini bikes for kids are a dangerous deal. The not so great or non-existent suspensions coupled with the very small wheels/tires make them an accident waiting to happen. Debbie Downer
Oh yes.. We've probably ALL got a horrendous spill story associated with them. I laid one down and took out a paper box as a kid. The twist-throttle stuck, followed by death wobble of handlebars due to little front tire... WHOA!!! CRASH!
 

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any silver you see on the frame is from the camera flash - those are brand new steel wheels never painted.
 
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