Ted Williams played before I was old enough to get into baseball. I remember seeing him in the Sears catalogs. The NL stars were Hank Aaron, the Reds entire lineup, Tom Seaver, Don Sutton and such when I became old enough to go to the stadium. Good times.
The bike is 1980s or newer. The Chinese engine is a base model. No high performance parts visible.
-The engine may work well if properly installed.
-The carb is not level, or parallel to the ground, so it does not appear to be properly installed.
-Offer $200 if it runs well. Otherwise...
Building with traditional parts is time consuming. It takes time to find vintage motorcycle bars and levers, period correct brakes, rims and mechs that are still serviceable.
-Most of us build resto-mod clunkers, or neo-clunkers, that use some contemporary compnents.
-That 49 DX looks great...
Yes. 25mph is plenty fast for me on a motorized bike.
I no longer have my motorized bike, because the roads near my current abode are not suitable (they have high speed limits).
An older fellow bought it from me for his grandkids to ride around his farm.
I had a lot of fun with it and I am...
I rode my China girl 2 stroke for about 7 years. I did quite a few 50 mile round trip commutes.
-You are correct that quality is hit or miss, but I was fortunate. They are better suited for those that enjoy tinkering.
-A genuine Whizzer engine is over 130cc. Requires a motorcycle license in...