The last owner was kind enough to deliver it to my door. She owned it for 20 years and never registered it, the rebel! Ha! She told me she got pulled over and told the cop it was 49cc. I love it!
I plan on cleaning up the body, which means remove any rust, then rubbing compound and wax. I'm going to want more power, but to start out with I'm just going to change the gear oil, fuel line, clean the carb and see if it'll start. Interesting three speed. The front is a pogo stick! And I'm going to disassemble/reassemble, repairing and/or replacing and greasing as needed. I'm fixing this machine up to be a daily rider, not a museum piece. No new paint (maybe the rims).
All the numbers match a 1962. Well, not quite. The frame VA12T says it's a 63 but the Sears tag says it's a 62 and so does the engine number.
And the "VIN" is actually the engine number. So I've gotta call the DMV and see if that'll be hard to rectify. If it is, Vermont plate here I come before getting the Oregon plate.
And I cannot register it as vintage until the year 2024. I guess here in Oregon you've got to be as old as dirt to be vintage. Go figure.
I'm so excited!!!! On with the pictures!
Slight tear in the legshield by the bracket. Hmmm. Any ideas?
Pogo Stick front end! Going to research this...
Looks good under there, after 56 years!
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