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Whew! I just sealed the deal on the beautiful MOTOBECANE Sebring you saw probably on E-bay! What a bike! Could be the best one I've ever seen! Already has new rebuilt Franco-Morini and only has 1600+ miles! Considering the one I'm on probably has in excess of 22,000 miles,it 's time for a newer model.Ha! Don't worry,Ike,I still have plans for a new Tomos Top-Tank or Revival! I JUST COULDN'T PASS ON THIS ONE ! What a bike! YEEIPPEEEEE !!! don-ohio (:^)

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Picture please. bruce

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Hey Don!!

I just done the same thing!!! I just got a 1977 Sachs Westlake "mint" original with 499 miles!! I got it from the original owner!!! It is beautiful and runs like new!!!!

So, i don`t blame you for jumping on those deals!!! I do it every chance i get!!! I`M happy for ya!! (maybe a little jealous) lol!!!!

I don`t need to see a pic of your bike! I expect to see it roll in my drive any day now!!!! lol!!

I will post a pic of the Sachs though! I know MBARTELL would like to see my Sachs and your new Sebring too!!

Don, i am glad to see you back on here, even if it is not all that often!!!

Good luck with the new bike!!

See ya!!

Ike

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Thanks for the well wishes,Ike! yeah,I KNOW you will jump on a good moped deal! Of course,that's your job,I know,as a wheeler-dealer! Ha! You won't see that nearly mint Sebring comin' Ike `til I get the 60cc kit off Chris at MWH.It's just too long a trip and too many hills for a 50cc with a `fat boy' like me on it! Ha! I'll post an e-bay link to the pisture of it here in a minute. I figured EVERYBODY saw it though. It is beautiful! I have it as `wallpaper' on this `dinosaur' as we speak. Well...........POPCORN TIME!.....PCs and popcorn! What's better than that except maybe the Super Bowl!? don-ohio (:^)

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Here's the link to the pic,,Bruce! http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1859940137&rd=1 ......................................................................................... I am really excited about it! I've only seen one of these up close and personal. BJ was working on it at Handy Bikes when i arrived! I loved the look of it as soon as i saw it. Of course,the one I ride is in essence one of these,but I hadda put a Cosmo Colt II engine on it to make it similar.What do you think of it,Bruce? don-ohio (:^)

my new Sachs! Looky looky!!

Don,

I know it ain`t a Sebring, but i think its a little jewell??? This bike is nice!! It had 499 original miles when i got it. It has 505 now! I found it 4 miles from my house!! I just got a Puch Magnum too, but it is not too nice!

Well i can wait till ya get the 60cc kit i guess!! lol, but i will look at your pic!!

That popcorn sounds good!!!! I might have some myself!!

Ike

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WOW! Ike that is beautiful! Sachs has always stood for qualtiy! I'd like to test ride that one! I still have an old Sachs parts' bike.I also still have that Tomos A35 engine.hA! You DEFINITELY have the right `connectionsl,Ike! This Sebring has me really excited also! Be pullin' in your drive soon,Ike! don-ohio (:^)

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Wow! Don!! That Sebring is beautiful!!! Good thing i never saw it!!!! You woulda had to payed more for it!!! lol!!! Nahhh! i wouldn`t do that to ya!! But that bike looks like new for sure!!

It looks like a warmed over Puch Magnum!!!HAAAAA! HAAAAA!!

You got a keeper there!!

Hey, by the way! The Doctor kept me off work for 4 more weeks! I go back the 28th! of October!! So i will be able to make up for lost ridin time now that i can twist a throttle again!! And October is just about my favorite month!! Maybe i will ride my new Sachs over for a visit with you!!! HAAA HAAA

Ike

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Hey Don,

Thats a nice ass bike! I wish I can catch a deal like that around were I live.

Arjuna

P.s. Make sure you ride it hard!!!

Arjuna

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D-O, Nice Bike.... I allmost started to buy it myself, but the shipping... Doug D

Thanks,Ike and Doug!

Yeah,Ike! I am really excited! Thanks for NOT bidding,Ike and Doug! It's about a 3.5 hr.ride up there in my F-250,I guess,but at least it ain't 150 bucks for shipping.Ike,if you bring that Sachs Westlake up here,we'll ride ALL the roads(but you better make sure it's a hill puller first!)! But you would need to tell me when you're comin'. I have some nice roads up her,but I hafta' admit,you've got better ones over there.Ha! I am always amazed that Western Ohio has so many small,nearly one lane roads in this day and age. Thanks guys! don-ohio (:^)

nice, don, ike!!!!!!!!!!

nice peds!!!!! hey don, i'm sure you will have 30 or 40 pounds of gear on that beauty in no time.lol................paul

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Damn Don! You payed $650 for an old moped. You must really love Sebrings!

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How much did you give for that Westlake Ike? I have never seen one that isn't green, or so perfect!

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That's a nice bike Don, for a tank top of coarse. Congrats.,bruce..P.S. welcome back, missed your stories.

Thanks,Folks!

Thanks,Paul,Arjuna, and even Crisis! Ha! Hey,Crisis! I didn't quite pay 650.00,but by the time I take my gas-hog F-250 up to Northern Ohio, I will have that much in it for sure. Those bikes,even in average consdition are worth 500.00 because of that MO2 engine. This one I felt was my last chance at a near flawless `ped witn an MO2 in that price range. Plus I have all the frames and parts needed to keep it runnin' forever.Ha! Ike's Westlake is a looker,ain't it guys? He's the kinda' guy who can find a diamond in a pile of old rocks every time! Ha! Well,if I can get the money together today,I might try to go up there.............`cause I am ITCHIN' to pick it up. I'll be busy today,but I'd like to sign in to the forum every night if I could. Get out there,people, and show off your mopeds! As a side note, I rode 80+ miles Sunday afternoon and to work(26+mi. one way)and by coming home Mon. AM,I had totaled the 135 mi..First time I've ever taken the `ped into the Nuclear facility.FUN!FUN!FUN! Ha! don-ohio (:^)

my new Sachs! Looky looky!!

Aww that one is really nice. It looks just like mine, 'cept it's red. Mine's green- like most others. Pretty smooth ride, Huh?

Carefull Ike you'll start wanting more Sachs's. The Junkyard we went to had a coupple- even one with the more powerful square head/cylinder.

You could sell that one with that rebuild kit you have, and make someone very happy.

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Now you gotta strip off the decals, paint it red and have twin bikes... You better start putting some miles on that one quick. I thought I saw annother one on ebay (there were 2) that looked exactly like that, but it was a little beat up, or at least dirty--Yours looks spotless. Have fun picking it up, and swing by handybikes for annother windsheild, right?

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Thanks,Bruce! Yeah,that baby holds 2.6 gallons of gas and multiply that at 125 mpg for a stock 50cc, you get 325 mi? of cruising range. Now with my 60cc kit,I've only hit 100 mpg one time that I've checked it,and it has been averaging probably 70 -90 mpg,depending on how hard I run it,and how heavy I load it. That's still a good trade-off for nearly twice the HP though. Gotta go! See ya'! don-ohio (:^)

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Yeah,Mike! You read my mind about that windshield! However, this transaction has probably delayed my getting a windshield for a while.I have some smaller ones here I could put on temporarily I guess.I ain't paintin' it red.NO WAY! It looks just great as it is. Actually in years of age,a Motobecane is older than a Motomarina as far as Sebrings go. This is either an `80 or `81 garage kept. Take care,Mike! See you at Ike's next ride,maybe? don-ohio (:^) `ped til yer red!

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