Beautiful 1968 Rupp TT500 on E Bay right now!

Rupp 72

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#4
Gorgeous bike! Just needs a set of original rear shocks. I wonder what paint color that is specifically? The supposedly original color i got from blackwidowmotorsports is a little darker than that, i am curious to what the exact original color was.
 
#5
The clutch isn't original either but that's understandable. They get eaten up quick if the chains aren't maintained. Still very well done. Should fetch a pretty penny.
 

Rupp 72

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#6
The clutch isn't original either but that's understandable. They get eaten up quick if the chains aren't maintained. Still very well done. Should fetch a pretty penny.
Yeah goog eye Blain! That has the comet 2 speed setup when originally it came with max torque clutches. In my opinion the original max torque 2 speed setup is much better.
  • The max torque used a 3/4" jackshaft as apposed to a 5/8"
  • The max torque locking bearing has much more contact area reducing slip and wear
  • the max torque 2 speed engagues based on the speed the bike is going where as the comet clutch engagues based on engine RPMs
  • and i am personally not a big fan of snap rings wich are not used on the max torque setup
 
#7
Wow! It must be list your TT500 on E Bay day today. Another one just showed up.

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That one is a survivor but still a very nice bike. I was wondering when these were going to start showing up here. They came from an auction that happened not too long ago. This one has the speedo, windshield, and possibly a Delorto carb (hard for me to tell). It also looks to have the comet secondary clutch however. I personally am not a fan of the windshield but some people like them. I like to have the breeze whistling thru the few hairs I have left when I ride. :laugh:
 

capguncowboy

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#8
Wow! It must be list your TT500 on E Bay day today. Another one just showed up.

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That one is a survivor but still a very nice bike. I was wondering when these were going to start showing up here. They came from an auction that happened not too long ago. This one has the speedo, windshield, and possibly a Delorto carb (hard for me to tell). It also looks to have the comet secondary clutch however. I personally am not a fan of the windshield but some people like them. I like to have the breeze whistling thru the few hairs I have left when I ride. :laugh:
Yep, I also saw that one. I'd rather have a survivor and that's a REALLY nice example. He originally had the "Best Offer" option on his listing. He turned down a $2000 offer about a minute after I submitted it. Since then, he removed that option from his listing.
 

Rupp 72

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#11
I was following that auction wich took place memorial day weekend. If i recall he bought it for between $2100 and 2400. I could probably go back and check.
 

capguncowboy

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#14
Aw crap, i meant to say labor day haha. And it was for sale at a real auction. There was an entire collection of rupps sold at this auction all in similar condition. here is the link. 1968 Rupp TT500 Mini Bike - Auburn Fall
Well, that explains why he shot down my offer of $2000.

Honestly, if I was buying a bike to flip and make a profit, I'd probably start with something that cost less than $2300. I know there are people that will pay more, but the risk vs reward is too imbalanced
 

Rupp 72

Active Member
#15
I would value that around the $3000 he was asking personally. Doesn't mean i would spend that much but it is a very collectible bike. And if he was trying to profit, why not take off the accessories and sell them separately? That same carb sold for $450 just last month
 

Jamie1972

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#16
Wasn't that a buy now for 3,000.00? (The Second one...)
I think he realized the options his has compared to the 1st ones current price of 2700.00+
He may feel his will fetch more.......Thoughts?
 

capguncowboy

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#17
Wasn't that a buy now for 3,000.00? (The Second one...)
I think he realized the options his has compared to the 1st ones current price of 2700.00+
He may feel his will fetch more.......Thoughts?
The market is really crazy right now. All it'll take is two guys with deep pockets that REALLY want it. I know a guy that just sold a gas tank for nearly a grand :deal:
 
#18
I would value that around the $3000 he was asking personally. Doesn't mean i would spend that much but it is a very collectible bike. And if he was trying to profit, why not take off the accessories and sell them separately? That same carb sold for $450 just last month
I would agree with Nate on this one. I don't think that price is out of line. Both are really nice bikes actually. If I wanted one I would make it happen.
 
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