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Dangle_kt
27-12-2013, 06:55 PM
Picked up this today locally. Pleased with it, you can tell it's old but obviously been loved.

But confused about the front brake... Where is it?

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20131227_181606_zps65625926.jpg

Dangle_kt
27-12-2013, 06:56 PM
http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20131227_181554_zpsca1a6170.jpg

Dangle_kt
27-12-2013, 06:57 PM
http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20131227_181623_zpsc91dac02.jpg

Dangle_kt
27-12-2013, 06:58 PM
http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20131227_181642_zps2099f8b1.jpg

tinxy
27-12-2013, 07:01 PM
It doesn't have one nor a or disk or a lever and it doesn't look like it has the lug on the forks to mount the caliper I actually have all these bits off a mini pasini I've just taken to bits . Also the way the 1 peice handlebars on there are mounted look a tad weak proberly better swapped for some bars which I have lol

Dangle_kt
27-12-2013, 07:02 PM
Needs new tyres, missing front brake by the looks of it. Slight surface rust on the clutch bell. Runs nice though.

Rear wheel seems to have a pull wheel fitted, I imagine this is for a water pump?

Any advice on the front brake?

Cheers

Dangle_kt
27-12-2013, 07:03 PM
It doesn't have one nor a lever and it doesn't look like it has the lug on the forks to mount the caliper

Did it not come with one from new?

tinxy
27-12-2013, 07:05 PM
I edited my post mate read It again :) and yes it would have come with one from new

Dangle_kt
27-12-2013, 07:16 PM
Message me a price for the bits.

Cheers

DrNik
27-12-2013, 07:40 PM
Just out of curiosity what did it cost you ?

cuttsthedon
27-12-2013, 09:52 PM
Did it not come with one from new?

A lot of the early bikes didn't have front brakes - early ZPF Efcos ( I have two of them) and early Polini 910's (I have one of them) didn't come with front brakes. They don't have brackets on the forks to mount a calliper.

Dangle_kt
27-12-2013, 10:34 PM
Thanks Cutts, is it safe for him to run it with the rear only?

cuttsthedon
27-12-2013, 11:04 PM
I wouldn't like to run with no front brake - my early bikes are for show only TBH. If it was me I'd get a new front end (forks/calliper/wheel/disc etc) so that he gets the hang of it properly. I'm sure tinxy can sort you out with a complete front end if needed. With only a back brake your lad is likely to be skidding around corners and not learning to ride properly. He won't be able to go as fast and may not like it as much.
Good luck
Cutts
P.S. it looks like a lovely bike - I'm well jealous!!!!
Keep hold of the original parts as one day you might want to put it back as it was originally.

Dangle_kt
27-12-2013, 11:20 PM
Thanks, it is in good nick. Annoyed about the front brake though. Your right about locking the rear up, it needs sorting. Cheers

FERRINO
28-12-2013, 11:29 AM
Looks in decent nick - nice find! This bike went round a few times on Ebay recently didn't it? Is that where you got it from?

Did it come the front fairing? I think the mini's look great with the front fairing fitted.

As Cutts said - I had one:-

http://www.minimotoscene.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?61275-Pasini-Mini-Rebuild&highlight=pasini+mini+rebuild

Was a great little bike but just far too small for me.

Are you planning to change the colour scheme?

Dangle_kt
28-12-2013, 12:42 PM
The guy bought it new from lucky devils in colne, it's been in his garage since. Never seen a track, still on original tyres and foot pegs etc.

He got his mate to spray it to match his big bike, it's a lovely job, great fading etc. I was planning on changing it, but I'm happy now I've seen it in the flesh. It didn't have the front fairing unfortunately. I will source one when I can, but this is not a priority. Going to strip it if I get chance this weekend, check the rings, bore, piston, clutch.

It runs nice though, so just need to get the right clutch springs, sort the front end with a brake setup, and then hopefully his leathers will have turned up and I'll take a day off and to Blackpool for him to try it out.

bluebikernut
28-12-2013, 01:53 PM
If its running..leave it.. just take out plug and put a little petrol/oil mix down hole. and pull it over to make sure its oiled up enough.. My old Dad said its if its not broke Dont fix it.. wise words from him all them years ago.. (Im.63. and follow his words.).
The guy bought it new from lucky devils in colne, it's been in his garage since. Never seen a track, still on original tyres and foot pegs etc.

He got his mate to spray it to match his big bike, it's a lovely job, great fading etc. I was planning on changing it, but I'm happy now I've seen it in the flesh. It didn't have the front fairing unfortunately. I will source one when I can, but this is not a priority. Going to strip it if I get chance this weekend, check the rings, bore, piston, clutch.

It runs nice though, so just need to get the right clutch springs, sort the front end with a brake setup, and then hopefully his leathers will have turned up and I'll take a day off and to Blackpool for him to try it out.

Dangle_kt
28-12-2013, 02:26 PM
Fair do's, I'll just check out the clutch. A few members have already got in touch about parts. Looking forward to getting this on the track!

Dangle_kt
28-12-2013, 07:52 PM
right - got a couple of hours in the garage.

its A LOT better made than any chinese minimoto I've had in the past.

Few questions - anyone know what springs these are compared to some good learners springs?

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20131228_163606_zps527d0181.jpg

As you can see the engine needs a good degrease.

anyone know what carb this is?

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20131228_163619_zps063d70fa.jpg

I took the "air filter" off the back, but its just an empty box - is that normal?

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20131228_164936_zps289bbea7.jpg

The exhaust seems to fit onto an exhaust manifold - is that normal? The fit isn't perfect, with some play in the joint, I know the problems air leaks can cause pistons (I have an RM80 I've melted the piston on twice... in fact I've just spotted one of them is int he background of the photo! haha!) is it something to be worried about on this?

The exhaust doesn't exit in the middle of the sub frame which is annoying, especially as the fairing makes it being off centre very obvious... if i move it over it pushes the expansion chamber against the rear mud guard/swingarm, and throws the joint at the exhaust manifold I mentioned above out, leaving a gap at the side.

It starts up lovely though, I am really pleased with it all in all.
http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20131228_164944_zps8ad3ee6f.jpg

The paintwork is ace, the guy who did it was obviously very good, and the theme runs through the frame and swingarm, with great blending.

Dangle_kt
13-01-2014, 01:12 PM
Well i managed to get the new front end (with a brake) and wheels fitted

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20140111_213457_zpsd43cf4d3.jpg
http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20140111_213504_zpsc0c5f5eb.jpg

I think it looks quite good with the bigger wheels, just waiting on getting hold of a front brake line which can go under the front forks - bit of a weird design, but once I get that and the yellow clutch springs it will be ready!

Bullit
13-01-2014, 01:42 PM
That looks a lot better, and should ride better aswell.

alexdavies3
13-01-2014, 04:12 PM
Pasinis are a gorgeous handling bike yours looks incredible so much nicer than mine haha :)

Dangle_kt
13-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Thanks Alex, I am really pleased with it. THe new parts need a bit of a scrub to get them looking the part, but I'll just check it works first before spending any time messing.

Just got off the phone to Ian, order placed for correct clutch springs (1.6mm) and brake cable.

Looking forward to letting him have his first ride!

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20140102_172146_zps122aaa4c.jpg

alexdavies3
13-01-2014, 04:34 PM
Thanks Alex, I am really pleased with it. THe new parts need a bit of a scrub to get them looking the part, but I'll just check it works first before spending any time messing.

Just got off the phone to Ian, order placed for correct clutch springs (1.6mm) and brake cable.

Looking forward to letting him have his first ride!

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww351/Dangle_kt/20140102_172146_zps122aaa4c.jpg

Haha he looks mint in his suit should go well with him on it.

Dangle_kt
03-02-2014, 11:34 PM
Well my little lad popped his cherry on the weekend.

Bike ran great, power came in soooo smooth after I had adjusted the clutch up a bit so the initial take off didn't frighten him at all. He was happily paddling round, then he tried putting his feet on the pegs - and he managed that too, though I need to straighten the bars, as I had them rolled in but had underestimated how much space he would take up on the bike.

Once he had sat back properly on the seat though he was ok enough to wobble round with me jogging after him.

Then he crapped himself when the power kicked in proper - after a crisis of confidence he tried again, and again until he was able to ride along without me in a straight line.

Next time its trying a turn,

The rear tyre seems to loose pressure pretty quickly, do the wheels have innertubes or are they tubeless wheels? I've never had a tyre off a minimoto.

Cheers

jibberwobble
04-02-2014, 01:12 AM
They are tubeless mate. Can leak around the bead or the valve as well as having a puncture. If they are split rims then there's another chance of leakage.

Dangle_kt
07-12-2014, 07:20 PM
well, I went out again for a little go - and he flipped it.

Bye bye to the posh pain job.

cuttsthedon
07-12-2014, 11:18 PM
Built to be ridden, not to look pretty!!!!

Shep0479
08-12-2014, 01:12 AM
well, I went out again for a little go - and he flipped it.

Bye bye to the posh pain job.

I just renew it each season. I have lots of scratches now lol.

kwaker
08-12-2014, 10:03 AM
Yeah get used to seeing the bikes flipping through the air and into barriers etc.....