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    Another Rupp TT500 for sale on Ebay!

    Looks like a nice one out of New York. The red is eye catching. Not 100% correct, but it definitely would be a great rider.
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    vintage 1968 tt-500 rupp minibike | eBay

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    Would that gorgeous bike have been road legal back in the day? Looks like it.

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    OK guys .... whats not correct about it?
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    rear shocks. is the front fender on backwards ?

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    Exhaust is wrong, or at least the heat shield is - it's the 70 model style. Headlight is aftermarket, i think the taillight lens is the later style, shocks are aftermarket adjustable... I'm sure there is more but i don't want to distract from this beautiful bike too much.

    I think the front fender is the smaller version made for the 4.10-3.50 tires too but I'm not positive
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    Quote Originally Posted by capguncowboy View Post
    Exhaust is wrong, or at least the heat shield is - it's the 70 model style. Headlight is aftermarket, i think the taillight lens is the later style, shocks are aftermarket adjustable... I'm sure there is more but i don't want to distract from this beautiful bike too much.
    Distract away ... This is education!!

    Yes its a beautiful bike but “restored to new condition” sounds like it would be as it was bought new ... I want to know the difference between shineola and the real deal!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by capguncowboy View Post
    Exhaust is wrong, or at least the heat shield is - it's the 70 model style. Headlight is aftermarket, i think the taillight lens is the later style, shocks are aftermarket adjustable... I'm sure there is more but i don't want to distract from this beautiful bike too much.

    I think the front fender is the smaller version made for the 4.10-3.50 tires too but I'm not positive
    All correct. All of those things are still somewhat easy to find still so it is close.

    Front springs are installed upside down too. And I don't think those are the General tires on there, but those are getting harder to find.

    Altho they aren't my personal favorite, it does have the Cy Fab windshield tho, and those are rare, especially in that condition.

    Still a very nice bike. That will bring a LOT of enjoyment to the buyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biodude View Post
    All correct. All of those things are still somewhat easy to find still so it is close.

    Front springs are installed upside down too. And I don't think those are the General tires on there, but those are getting harder to find.

    Altho they aren't my personal favorite, it does have the Cy Fab windshield tho, and those are rare, especially in that condition.

    Still a very nice bike. That will bring a LOT of enjoyment to the buyer.
    I can't tell from the pictures, but I think the two speed might be a Comet. I've never looked into it too much, but I thought the 68 bikes used a Max Torque.
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    Yeah, that's true too. And I think the bars may be 69's. The bolts seem larger than the 68 bikes. Safer tho, so no worries.

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    Yes it is a Comet secondary clutch. The comet uses a smaller jackshaft than the original max-torque, and the clutch drum would be flipped 180 degrees on the shaft. It should really also have the 72 tooth rear sprocket. Lastly, that this color red was not an option in 1969, so that right there is the biggest deterrent for me.
    Last edited by Rupp 72; 07-17-2017 at 01:30 PM.

 

 
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