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Author Topic: Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - How long has this been going on?  (Read 8193 times)

Offline ridesolo

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - How long has this been going on?
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2019, 08:39:29 »
WOW!  Dude that is awesome.   8)

Thanx, man.  It's a "five footer" for sure, but not too bad for a 49 year old that's led a rough life.  I hope somebody at Mid-O decides to give it a good home.
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
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Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

This is cooking away out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL378: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0

This is an on-going Non-Motorcycle saga:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71319.0

This one is FINALLY done: (!)
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - How long has this been going on?
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2019, 19:47:10 »
Another afternoon of work.  Wish I could say it's done but it's at least close.  I've still got the throttle and hand grips, clean up the wiring, and buy and install throttle and brake cables.  Does it run?  Alas, no.   :(  I got everything buttoned up and pulled several times then discovered that the gas was just running out of the air cleaner.  Of course there's no shut-off valve...  I probably put the diaphragm in upside down or something along that line when I reassembled the carb.  I never claimed o be much of a small engine mechanic.  Oh well, it'll come.





“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

This is cooking away out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL378: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0

This is an on-going Non-Motorcycle saga:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71319.0

This one is FINALLY done: (!)
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - Calling it DONE.
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2019, 20:21:08 »
Ha, I was right for once!  The diaphragm was upside down.  The carb is no longer puking (bleeding?) gas all over.  Still won't start, but that'll come.

As of now it's done.  The original throttle and brake cables work ok and the new gas cap is in to it'll be running in time for Mid-O and ready to go into service as somebody's pit bike.  It took way too long, but there it is.






“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

This is cooking away out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL378: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0

This is an on-going Non-Motorcycle saga:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71319.0

This one is FINALLY done: (!)
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - How long has this been going on?
« Reply #33 on: Jun 09, 2019, 02:43:33 »
Nice work! Very clean and simple, a classic.
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Re: Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - How long has this been going on?
« Reply #34 on: Jun 09, 2019, 08:04:13 »
My first motorized bike love. I sold one a couple years ago and regret it now, they're fun if you are 12 or 60. Great job.
You can buy the Roadster decal kit from Black Widow Motorsports.
http://blackwidowmotorsports.net/_45006_70_roadster_decal_set.html

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Re: 1970 Rupp Roadster - How long has this been going on?
« Reply #35 on: Jun 09, 2019, 08:46:15 »
Nice work! Very clean and simple, a classic.

My first motorized bike love. I sold one a couple years ago and regret it now, they're fun if you are 12 or 60. Great job.
You can buy the Roadster decal kit from Black Widow Motorsports.
http://blackwidowmotorsports.net/_45006_70_roadster_decal_set.html

Thank you, guys.  It's a fun little bike.  When I was a teen these were the mini bikes that we all envied.  Here in north central Ohio they are very popular because they were made right down the road in Mansfield and there are lots of people around who worked there or knew someone who did.  I've been considering the re pop sticker sets  It I were going to keep it it'd get them for sure.
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

This is cooking away out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL378: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0

This is an on-going Non-Motorcycle saga:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71319.0

This one is FINALLY done: (!)
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0