1984 Dandy mini moto pocket bike Motorcycle rocket

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 25, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

1984 Dandy Pocket Bike!

Pocket bike info : Pocketbikes were first introduced to the United States in the early 1970's with the arrival of the Dandy pocketbike. It was imported from Japan by the Kendee Corporation and the sport of mini moto racing caught on like a wildfire. Other pocketbike manufacturers from Japan, Italy and Europe soon joined the scene. The early bikes were powered by a (Robin or Roland) 2-Stroke engine with either a 34.4cc or 40.2cc displacement. These engines were originally being used on weed eaters and leaf blowers. These engines put out 2.0 horsepower and with the addition of an expansion chamber (tuned exhaust pipe), the bikes would put out a whopping 3.0 horsepower! The frames were made of steel tubing, 4 inch aluminum rims, pnumatic tires, rear cable operated disc brake and a 3 piece fiberglass body. The seat height would measure no more than 14 inches off the ground. Despite their tiny size both adults and children race them at speeds of up to 78 miles per hour (to this date) in organized racing leagues.

The bikes are priced from approximately $ 200 USD for a basic model, built in China ; to around $7,000 USD for a top of the line Italian model.

This particular bike has the Roland, 40.2cc motor. It will hold up to 240lbs, reaching top speeds of over 35mph in just seconds. The engine is in great shape and runs smooth. T is a section of fiberglass which is cracked, please see picture 4. The cracked portion can be repaired though.

The Dandy is a historical bike. My husband has owned this one for years. We are parting with it now, only out of necessity.

Shipping : I am willing to ship this item, but the buyer will need to arrange and pay for the shipping. PICK UP IS PREFERED . I live in Plainfield, Indiana; 20mi. west of Indianapolis.

Please e-mail me with any questions which you may have, I am always happy to respond.

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As always, Thanks for looking

I just over looked the underside of the bike, something which I did not think to do the first time. I found some more damage to the fiberglass on the bottom side. Some wearing and another crack. Sorry that I did not see it earlier, but I am happy that I noticed it before the auction ended. I have taken pictures of the underside and will email them out upon request. Thanks, Julia @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@2