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    Good eye gcrank. Retaining bracket rusted off of the baffle tube. Jused a couple of self tapping screws to hold it in. Set it in a little to far and crooked to boot. Was in a litle bit of a hurry to get it rideable before bad weather set in. How did you miss the dangly throttle cable.... Any way, small details for my son to correct with my help. I would prefer the stock seat, sons choice looks stuck on.

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    . Anyway, my goal was to provide my son with a sound basis to start with. A powder coated frame, good brake lines, reliable motor, replaced crumbly rubber bits. I will help him refine the details as it goes. The bike now starts easily and runs and stops as it should. The rest is icing on the cake. Now lm going to the garage to wax nostalgic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wormburner View Post
    Good eye gcrank. Retaining bracket rusted off of the baffle tube. Jused a couple of self tapping screws to hold it in. Set it in a little to far and crooked to boot. Was in a litle bit of a hurry to get it rideable before bad weather set in. How did you miss the dangly throttle cable.... Any way, small details for my son to correct with my help. I would prefer the stock seat, sons choice looks stuck on.
    Nice job Worm,agree the seat does look a nice addition but exposes too much steelwork of the frame perhaps,most important bit though is....get on it and have a great time.

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    Last early July I blew the whole guts of my (basically non-replaceable) street SuperTrapp into the weeds on a 'spirited' country run......it took days of returning and walking the ditchbanks to find it. I encourage you to give due diligence asap to that endcap mounting.
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    Lucky that did'nt happen to me back in the day. Recieved new ex. Packing today so a proper fix is planned. I have a long cold winter to fix all the details I rushed past to get the bike rideable. Thanks for the advice and interest gcrank.

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