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Old 04-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Montgomery Wards 525 minibike Project

Picked up a Montgomery Wards 525 Mini Bike. Never finished my Trail Blazer project yet either, that is another story. Took a lot of flack from my Wife, "What do we need that for", but got a good deal so here it sits in my garage. Or at least seemed like a deal, till I dug into it. He said it just needed air in the rear tire. Well, tube is shot, rear bearings need replaced, brake assembly and spacers of rear shaft is missing some parts. Motor runs but doesn't idle. A lot of minor stuff. He said it was rusty, so he had it all painted up, different color, said he couldn't find the original color in spray paint. I'm just hoping the paint sticks and rust doesn't start showing again, ran into that on my trail blazer project. The motor is a 5 hp Tecumseh, that runs but doesn't idle. Can't find any model number on it, as it is all painted white. So I'm gonna order a tube, and bearings and other parts. The question I have and maybe some of the experts on here can help me. What would the band brake assembly and rear wheel shaft assembly on this look like? Seems like parts are missing. Does anyone have pics of this? Also, where underneath all that paint on the motor would I find a model/serial number? May need a carb kit for it?

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Montgomery Wards 525 Mini-bike
Model: GIL-13987A
S/N: 07X81863
Motor: Tecumseh 5 hp
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I might be able to get ya some pics of the brake assembly.we have a 525 but I just put it back up on the shelf .
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I did a search for wards brake and found a picture but cant get the link to work. Try searching with this: Wards 525 brake and drum
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Here are some pics of the one I have.???



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Old 04-15-2013, 03:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I searched "Wards 525 brake and drum" and did see a pic. I wish I could see from the other side, or how that band brake attaches. Doesnt look to be a normal band brake found on OMB warehouse. Looks like it has a L shaped pin attached to it.

I like to picture of your minibike, mine doesnt have the head light.
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Here are some brake photos...please post some pictures of of your project. Where are you located in WI?





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Nice pics, I see mine is missing the silver colored bracket that holds the cable conduit. Also the way mine was set up it was using a bolt and nut to hold the brake band, not an L shaped pin. Did you weld that pin on yourself or did you buy it that way?
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My 525 roller has spoked wheels.



Yours?
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No, just standard rims. The tires seem to be an odd size, 5.30/4.50-6. Can't seem to find a tube for it, as the rear was blown.
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