CRAZY!!! Check This Out . . .

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Swap And Shop Sales' started by BoDean_LP, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. BoDean_LP

    BoDean_LP New Member

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    I found this crazy looking rat bike on CL. The owner said he'd had it in the back of a ratrod truck for two years, and it drew more attention than the truck itself. Just thought I'd share it with y'all.



    I'll include pics for when the listing goes down . . .
     

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  2. fatdaddy

    fatdaddy New Member

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    Dual headlight, Sound system, passenger seat AND training wheels. One of the coolest rats I've seen
     
  3. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Love that old Hodaka tank!...I had a love/hate thing with a Combat Wombat when I was a teenager, and had a buddy with a Super Rat. Those bikes taught me a LOT about mechanical repairs.
     
  4. moonerdizzle

    moonerdizzle New Member

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    that is one sexy rusty rat!!!
     
  5. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Guess I must not be with it or something. That bike does absolutely nothing for me.
    SB
     
  6. fatdaddy

    fatdaddy New Member

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    It's a joke son, just a joke. I wouldn't ride it downtown either.:ride:
    fatdaddy.
     
  7. 4you2eat

    4you2eat New Member

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    Like Monica Lewensky, fun to ride, but...
     
  8. dracothered

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    But wouldn't be caught dead with it...laff
     
  9. mexican

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    That looks like a top of the line Mexican build!
     
  10. 4you2eat

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    Hey I had a Carabella once. Not a bad bike
     
  11. mexican

    mexican New Member

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    I have been trying to find a Carabela or an Islo here in the States, no luck so far!
     
  12. BoDean_LP

    BoDean_LP New Member

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    Ugly or awesome, however you look at it, I don't think it's worth the $600 asking price. The bike is definitely not worth more than the sum of its parts, and its parts are only worth the $20 you might get for scrap. Maybe if you look at it as a work of art, but no, some guy put about $0 into it, and maybe a few hours of labor. It's totally unrideable as-is, and I doubt if the engine isn't locked up.

    I think it's cool in its own right though.
     
  13. MEASURE TWICE

    MEASURE TWICE Active Member

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    Who like or does not like is one thing, but I was actually thinking does it run as the gas tank bottom is lower than the engine. Is there a fuel pump, or once in a while take off the gas cap and cup you hands around the filler neck, puff a few times and repeat as necessary every so often. The training wheels allow you to take both hands off the handle bars right?

    MT
     
  14. moonerdizzle

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    i think its got a pumper carb on it. no fuel pump needed and they can pull fuel up pretty far. the fuel pump is built into the carb
     
  15. fatdaddy

    fatdaddy New Member

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    Yeah, But breathing in and out over a gas can (tank,) is illegal in most states.laff
     
  16. 4you2eat

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    I'm partial to super premium myself
     
  17. BoDean_LP

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    If it ever ran before, I doubt it does now. But you never know. It could turn over and fire right up. You'd definitely need some new tires. Probably need some new wheels too. I'd like to have that tank on my MB though.
     
  18. 4you2eat

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    Mkes me think of the Sachs DKW font end for some reason
     

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