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Old 09-20-2009, 04:13 AM   #1
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so what you guys think?

heres my late 60's early 70's honda z50A minitrail.
inside her is a brand new piston and rings, with new gaskets.
just put a z50j carby on her so hopefully will have her running again. just gotta check the valves, timing and points cause theres no spark.

i got her for my 3rd birthday so shes pretty special to me as such is getting rebuilt to mint condition and rego'ed. gonna be pretty awesome once shes a runner and on the road. will be a good bike around town cause it should use about 5 bucks of fuel for a week.

so yeh what do you all reckon? if you know of anywhere where i can get some parts for her that would be much appreciated.





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Old 09-20-2009, 04:29 AM   #2
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Mate that's bloody brilliant!!! Great project
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:38 AM   #3
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That thing is pretty awesome. I'd love to see a picture of a grown up on it. I betcha the bike disappears.....

Also, it's obviously ahead of it's time with inverted forks and all.
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:44 AM   #4
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The first bike I ever rode . Love those fold down handle bars . I`ve seen a few great examples of restored ones .
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:47 AM   #5
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That thing is pretty awesome. I'd love to see a picture of a grown up on it. I betcha the bike disappears.....

Also, it's obviously ahead of it's time with inverted forks and all.
haha yeh will get a photo of it with me on it once i get a chance and can walk down the hill to the shed without it being painful. failing that i will take the car there

next weekend hopefully i will have video of me zoomin round on it. and for those that have met me, im not that small haha.
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:47 AM   #6
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But I don't know if I would ride it on the road How fast do those things go with an adult on em?
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:54 AM   #7
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50 easy 60 wound out.

im gonna be moving into brisbane sometime in the next 6 months or so i hope, and the times i travel, the speed on the road is usually 30-40km/h anyway so its easily able to do that.

it doesnt have a compliance plate, but so far i have been told its a '69 model which is pre-compliance plates so all i need is RWC for it.

its getting re-chromed, re painted, a headlight, new bars, speedos getting re calibrated, new tires and brakes. and a new seat. cause the one thats on it currently is not a stock one. im not sure what its from but its not a z50A seat. so once i got all that and got it hooked up and working its going to get a RWC and then its going to the dot and yeh, should be awesome.

about 18month ago me and a mate of mine got bored so we put fuel in it, oil in it and aired up the tires and 5 mins later were roaring around on it. wheelies in 2nd easy as. so i was on my 74 cb250 and him on the z and then we would swap. was great fun.

so yeh, tis midway during a rebuild hopefully should be a runner in a week or 2


in the last 2 pics, you can see the front wheel of my klr. well part of it. the handlebars come up to pretty much level, if not slightly above the top of a 21" wheel
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:59 AM   #8
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You will never get it registered for normal road use. Maybe a club reg but that will be the best that you can hope for.
Even Honda couldn't get them registerable when they reintroduced them 2 years years ago.
Great project, great dream but keep the dreams realistic so the fun stays in the project.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:30 AM   #9
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good strong little bike
http://classichonda50saustralia.com.au/store/index.php
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:48 AM   #10
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Be cool if you could restore your Mini Trail to this condition;



I think everyone who started riding dirt bikes in the 70's has seen, heard of or has a soft spot for these little bikes.

Our family had one of these (except it was yellow )... great little fun machine... My first ride on it was in the sand dunes out behind the Old Surfers Paradise Raceway (where all the housing developments went up in the 80īs).



Good luck with the restoration mcfear... if you follow the link dirtsurfer posted, you can find your way to heaps of information, suppliers and tips on restoring these little icon's!

Dunno about riding one in commuter traffic though... how does "mcspeedbump" grab you as a handle...?
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:22 AM   #11
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Italjet 50

Does anybody remember the Italjet 50

Typically italian, brilliant craftsmanship...

It came with gears, not auto..First bike I ever rode..Hooked age 12...1975
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:06 AM   #12
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My 1st bike, except it was a red one, a Honda SS50, could do 80 - down a mine shaft.
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:42 PM   #13
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get the tartan seat - looks very cool

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Old 09-20-2009, 02:47 PM   #14
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You will never get it registered for normal road use. Maybe a club reg but that will be the best that you can hope for.
Even Honda couldn't get them registerable when they reintroduced them 2 years years ago.
Great project, great dream but keep the dreams realistic so the fun stays in the project.
Are you sure about that...Honda still have them listed on the website and has the following info

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The non ADR complied model and ADR complied model (road registerable) Z50M is available from Honda Dealers nationally.
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:57 PM   #15
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Back in the early seventies, they used to run those mini's around the Brisbane Ekka grounds around side show alley walkways. You could ride all day if you had enough pocket money, we soon learnt to take a screwdriver and wind out the govenor
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