View Full Version : Anyone seen these bikes...?
6th August 2009, 19:11
I saw this picture on the ROT rally page yesterday. Cute little pit runners. The miniature Sportster tank caught my attention.
Lo & behold I came upon one on the the way in to work this AM. Guy was doing just fine in downtown traffic despite the jockey shift. It might have been the black one that is only partially visable. The basics are the same so I'm wondering who and where they are made. Here's a rundown:
Rigid frame with forwards. Looking again at the picture I'm thinking the one I saw this AM was lower and smaller. Maybe the dude was just bigger.
Front disc, rear drum brakes.
Jockey shift with at least two speeds, sounded like the third was coming up but the block was too short. Looked to be a PITA as the lever was under his leg. I think the tranny was seperate.
One cylinder, oddly configured, with cylinder almost horizontal. I think I saw valve or cam covers and am pretty sure it was not a flathead.
I would appreciate you sharing any info.
6th August 2009, 19:15
There's a guy that works across the street from me that has one similiar to that. I'll have to see if I can get a pic of it.
6th August 2009, 19:31
I saw one of these yesterday as I was driving to a gig. I wanted to go back and do a double take but I was late. I thought my eyes were deceiving me cuz it was tiny, I thought it was one of those bicycles, but there was a gas tank!?!?!
DC in PHX
6th August 2009, 19:36
A guy at work has a similar bike that he puts on the back bumper of his RV. It has a little 2 stroke 49cc Chinese motor and a centifical (sp?) clutch. It is kinda cool, but I would not ride it further than I could push it home...
6th August 2009, 19:57
Sounds like only a matter of time before someone comes up with a source.
6th August 2009, 20:02
That guy can't possibly keep that hat on at over 10 MPH.
6th August 2009, 20:11
They are a blast ! My Dad got one (A kicker 150) about a yar ago to ride around the beach when he was'nt riding his 1200 / he's 62 years old and he says he likes it as much as his sportster /it will go up to 55 mph and the 3 speed jocky shift is way cool:chop his has a springer front/ with drag bars
When I rode it it reminded me of my old yz 125
6th August 2009, 20:16
I see them advertised in the Horse all the time. They are stupid cheap as well. I think they are 90CC 4 strokes though. The engines are exact copies of the old Honda 90cc from the late 60's. Millions of them in China and in India. I forget the Chinese makes, but in India they are Hero Honda and are 99cc.
6th August 2009, 20:24
here ya goo.... http://www.hardknockbobber.com/
but i have to warn you, i have heard some real horror storys about this company, ppl not geting all the parts in the kits, little things like the all the lights that come with the kits already being blown, and other things like the impossibility to get them regesterd to ride on the road....not to mention unless you are just goin to use them as some sort a novilty ya can't realy go anywhere and they are so dam small. good luck
6th August 2009, 20:55
They sell them on craigslist all the time too. They do look pretty small and I haven't heard of anyone trying to get one registered (or not being able to register for that matter), but the 125 and 200 cc scooters are licensed and are capable of driving on the highway. Granted bricks would be falling from my anus the whole time if it was me.
Red Red Kroovy
6th August 2009, 21:04
Is this timing or what? I just left Lowe's and there was one next to the front door.
6th August 2009, 21:11
You can get them with a 50, 110, 125, or 200 cc motor. I think all are 4 speed jockey shift. People customize the crap out of them. I saw a picture of one that looked like an old knucklehead with a "Hardly a Davidson" paint job. Pretty cool for a couple of grand. There are forums with lots of good advice on how to get one titled for street use. How hard that is to do depends on the state you're in.
If I could post a link I would. Search for this: hardknock 5150 bobber
6th August 2009, 21:58
Just found the website myself. Not really considering buying - it was just a cool looking toy.
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