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Offline Burkslaw

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Grandma says I'm wrong
« on: November 27, 2022, 09:04:45 AM »
I thought this cute little minibike would be a good fixer-upper project for the grandchildren. Grandma says I'm wrong, that it has a bad word on the tank, it will turn them into houligans, lead to a life of crime, cause them to flunk out of junior high school, it has a Torque Converter whatever that is but is sounds dangerous, they will start smoking cigarettes and drinking alocohol, and that I am generally a Bad Grandpa for bringing it home.







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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2022, 09:12:57 AM »
She is right.


And her point?





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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2022, 10:09:48 AM »
The reason children are spoiled is because no one spanks Grandpa.
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2022, 10:23:26 AM »
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2022, 10:38:27 AM »
The reason children are spoiled is because no one spanks Grandpa.

Grandpa has to pay good money for that, these days! :evil:
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2022, 10:51:25 AM »

        Awww go ahead and scar 'em for life.  :evil:

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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2022, 11:05:29 AM »
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2022, 11:22:54 AM »
Paint over the script to placate granny and buy the kids decent riding gear. They will either give it up the first time they wreck, or become one of us.  :grin:


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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2022, 11:30:00 AM »
Put a coupla stickers on the tank and call it good!  :thumb:
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2022, 12:07:47 PM »
Paint the tank,  I would rather you teach them how to ride rather than a stranger. I would love to teach kids how to ride again, good luck 👍
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2022, 01:00:53 PM »
I got a pile of mini bike parts from my son-in-law. He was going to build one or two for the grand kids. They were more interested in softball and actually quite good players. Anyway I built one with a Predator motor from Harbor Freight. I won't let the grand kids ride it though. I damn near dumped me on my head when the centrifugal clutch engaged. The thing is very quick with that 212cc motor. My first bike was only 80cc.  :sad: Of course the CoG is almost over the rear wheel. My wife says I need to wear my helmet when I am on it.
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2022, 01:10:08 PM »
Gas tank graphics aside...I think that's a pretty cool two wheeler!! :bow: :thumb: :cool: :boozing:



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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2022, 01:35:56 PM »
Would be nice if it had a front brake so they could learn properly.

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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2022, 03:44:36 PM »
Looks like a good trainer if you want them to grow up to be Harley or Indian riders. Guzzi riders? Not so much.  :wink:
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2022, 05:18:57 PM »
Put a blank sticker over the last half of "Bad#$%" and write the word "Bottom".
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2022, 06:25:37 PM »
Listen to Grandma
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2022, 07:31:23 PM »
Put a blank sticker over the last half of "Bad#$%" and write the word "Bottom" donkey..
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2022, 09:44:41 PM »
Looks like a good trainer if you want them to grow up to be Harley or Indian riders. Guzzi riders? Not so much.  :wink:
But it has a torque convertor! :boozing:  DonG

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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2022, 06:57:51 AM »
Looks like a good trainer if you want them to grow up to be Harley or Indian riders. Guzzi riders? Not so much.  :wink:

But it has a torque convertor! :boozing:  DonG

Time to do a little creative work….

Replace the tank logos with Moto Guzzi Convert badges to help point the grandchildren in the desired direction.
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2022, 08:08:34 AM »
I'm not one of those who thinks kids should be bubble-wrapped, but a chain guard of some sort might be good.
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2022, 08:18:10 AM »
Put a donkey sticker on the tank

Then go out and get an Iron Cross sissy bar and some apehangers.

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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2022, 08:25:13 AM »
IMHO , get some poster paint . Paint the tank sky blue , then letter it “Lil Chester honeyhugger “ . That should buy ya some time . With apologies to Johnathan Winters !

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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2022, 08:45:53 AM »
Happy wife —- happy life….

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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2022, 11:46:53 AM »
Fast forward  20 years after said mini chopper badass training and I can hear  the great Merle Haggard tell the story:

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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2022, 06:30:49 PM »
Would be nice if it had a front brake so they could learn properly.

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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2022, 11:34:36 PM »
WOW , two dozen posts and it's not even a motorcycle  :evil: , I'm impressed !  Peter

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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
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Re: Grandma says I'm wrong
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2022, 09:22:20 AM »
Does he ride a bicycle already? My three year old grandson has mastered his electric John Deere tractor, haven't tried him on two wheels yet. Have a 16' bike waiting... Every kid is different. There's several square miles of forest behind my house. I ran a dirt bike and a quad all through it thirty years ago. Looking for a 50cc dirt bike and a 50cc quad for him. He'll get to try both. Whatever he chooses, two or four wheels, will drive what I will buy for myself.
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