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Indian Mini on Pawn Stars

RandyS

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7/20/2010 5:37 PM

Anyone watch this.

One of my favorite shows until last night when I realized it's all completely fake(I know reality TV is mostly fake so no big surprise here) or these are the dumbest MFers in the Pawn world.

This guy shows up with a beat 1973 Indian Boy Racer, the 50cc which I think was just a Moto Morini 50 with Indian stickers. They give him $1,500 for it not running and minus a seat. So they take it to their restorer who buys a new engine from where I don't know, rechromes everything and charges them $4,500. So they now have $6,000 in a bike that might fetch $1,000 on ebay if the right person comes along. But that's OK because their crack mechanic tells them they should be able to get $7,200 all day long.

$7,200!!!!!!!!!

RandyS

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7/20/2010 5:41 PM

I thought I was watching a new episode, I guess it was a rerun. Here's the video.

mx295

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7/20/2010 7:17 PM

Someone will pay $7200 for it because it was on the tv show.

My dirt bike pops wheelies!!

project racer

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7/21/2010 11:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/21/2010 11:52 AM

I still have my original 1969 Indian Boy Racer 50. It is rough but runs. The Boy Racer was '69-'70 models only. Had 16 inch wheels, manual clutch, three speed transmission, external spring front forks, right hand chain drive, and had a horizontal cylinder, similar to a Honda 50.

They are probably more rare than the mini-mini Indians. The mini -mini was nearly the same bike as the early Italjet mini's.

bobs74kx250

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7/24/2010 1:05 PM

I saw that show too. I think it looks like a Indian Mini Papoose. Got one in on trade at a m/c shop i worked at in 1976. Real rough but help from my boss and tons of elbow grease, got it looking and running great. We put bicycle training wheels on it and gave it to my 5 year old son for Christmas.
A year later it was stolen out of my ex's basement.

krazee1

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7/25/2010 12:02 PM

Here is mine.

Sully

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7/25/2010 5:55 PM

krazee1 wrote: Here is mine.

I'm surprised I didn't pass out from the rush of memories that just invaded my brain looking at that picture!
Second time I rode mine, I was four and hadn't figured out brakes/throttle control yet, which caused me to pin it and hit my neighbor's house at nearly full throttle. Tough little bike, though, nothing was bent or broken and I was able to get right back on. That little motor fouled plugs like it worked for Champion Spark Plugs as a side job.

EbarDP48

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8/7/2010 3:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/7/2010 3:17 AM

Saw this on craigslist. Think I need to buy it and turn a quick grand on it? I'm sure I could find someone willing to give me $1500......right? LMAO

1970 INDIAN 50 - $450 (ORMOND BCH FL)

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Date: 2010-08-05, 2:11PM EDT
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1970 INDIAN 50 DIRTBIKE

NEEDS WORK!!! MOST OF EVERYTHING THERE

ASKING $450.00 O.B.O.

FOR FAST CASH SALE EMAIL OR CALL 386-451-5954 386-451-5954


Location: ORMOND BCH FL
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


Kevin_Bailey

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3/1/2011 5:35 PM

RandyS wrote: Anyone watch this.

One of my favorite shows until last night when I realized it's all completely fake(I know reality TV is mostly fake so no big surprise here) or these are the dumbest MFers in the Pawn world.

This guy shows up with a beat 1973 Indian Boy Racer, the 50cc which I think was just a Moto Morini 50 with Indian stickers. They give him $1,500 for it not running and minus a seat. So they take it to their restorer who buys a new engine from where I don't know, rechromes everything and charges them $4,500. So they now have $6,000 in a bike that might fetch $1,000 on ebay if the right person comes along. But that's OK because their crack mechanic tells them they should be able to get $7,200 all day long.

$7,200!!!!!!!!!

I'm not an expert on Indian Minis, but the one they had on Pawn Stars was NOT the typical Mini--at least not like the ones I've seen posted here. It looked significantly smaller.

doopsx3

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5/15/2011 8:33 PM

project racer wrote: I still have my original 1969 Indian Boy Racer 50. It is rough but runs. The Boy Racer was '69-'70 models only. Had 16 inch wheels, manual clutch, three speed transmission, external spring front forks, right hand chain drive, and had a horizontal cylinder, similar to a Honda 50.

They are probably more rare than the mini-mini Indians. The mini -mini was nearly the same bike as the early Italjet mini's.

I picked up a "Boy Racer" cool little bike...I too would say it is much more rare than the Minarelli engined Indian 50.....I hope to get her going soon

lostboy819

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5/16/2011 12:50 AM

Ever notice on pawn stars all the stuff they over paid for are all still sitting in the background when they go in the warehouse.
The Rupp minibike is still on the riser just like it was in the first episode.

Ed Johnson

slowvet

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5/17/2011 6:50 AM

lostboy819 wrote: Ever notice on pawn stars all the stuff they over paid for are all still sitting in the background when they go in the warehouse.
The Rupp minibike is still on the riser just like it was in the first episode.

Yes.

BVS40FL

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5/17/2011 7:31 AM

Back in the day when I was racing......

doopsx3

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5/17/2011 8:20 AM

anybody got pics or info on the Boy Racer

Halfast816

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5/17/2011 9:06 AM

Did anyone see the episode where they bought a 73 Husky 400 running for 125 bucks. Then took it to some custom shop which charged them 4000 grand to turn it into some custom street bobber saying they should be able to get 10~12 k for it??? It was a crime what they did to that husky. The show ended with the fat kid pushing it down the street.........

project racer

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5/17/2011 3:52 PM

Digger437

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5/17/2011 8:16 PM

How do I get ahold of these guys, I have an ole dirt cycle that went 48 mph an hour that my dad made me ride when I was 2, not 3 and there is only 10 of them in the country and the motor is locked up and someone spray painted it black and it has a pink powerband and someone should really buy it for 7200!

Idiots but makes for great reality TV

g0rd057

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5/18/2011 6:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/18/2011 6:44 PM

Halfast816 wrote: Did anyone see the episode where they bought a 73 Husky 400 running for 125 bucks. Then took it to some custom shop which charged them 4000 grand to turn it into some custom street bobber saying they should be able to get 10~12 k for it??? It was a crime what they did to that husky. The show ended with the fat kid pushing it down the street.........

Yeah, I saw that episode too. They stole that Husky from that sucker for $125.
They could have turned around and resold it as-is to a restorer for at least $400-$500 instead of butchering it like that.
And Corey says the market for vintage MX bikes is too small. wtf?
After they rebuilt it, did you notice how close the footpegs were to the ground?
Anybody that tries to lay that thing over for a corner will get a big surprise.
.. and what about that custom straight pipe exhaust? Probably subtracts 10 hp.... lol


Stooperbike

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5/19/2011 9:50 AM

I was working my shop while that TV show was on, I had to cry when I saw what they did to that poor Husky..in fact I think my old CR started cry too. That big Hoss is an idiot.

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Love_Rollin

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10/12/2011 10:23 AM

krazee1 wrote: Here is mine.

Sully wrote: I'm surprised I didn't pass out from the rush of memories that just invaded my brain looking at that picture!
Second time I rode mine, I was four and hadn't figured out brakes/throttle control yet, which caused me to pin it and hit my neighbor's house at nearly full throttle. Tough little bike, though, nothing was bent or broken and I was able to get right back on. That little motor fouled plugs like it worked for Champion Spark Plugs as a side job.

I have a bike just like this for sale. It is a lil rougher then this one and needs a throttle cable and some carb work done on it. It is listed on Craigslist and can be seen at 1828 Church Street in beloit. Asking $500 for it

MT MX

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10/13/2011 12:30 PM

OMFG! If Steve McQueen was here, he'd kick both of those fat fuks asses. They just ruined a piece of history.

TerryK

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10/14/2011 9:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/14/2011 9:07 PM

While I like the whole bobber thing, and that bike was cool and all, I agree that doing that to that vintage Husky was wrong.



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Hman144

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10/25/2011 5:47 AM

Love the video on the Husky. "Just as fast as any Harley out there today..." "Now, they got shocks that give you about 3 ft. of travel...." "A 2-stroke engine has pistons that fire twice as often as the engine in your car...."

When these guys lose their TV show, they could always teach at MMI.

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