Post Sale Update: This Mini Trail sold for $3,101 after 18 bids on eBay in Seattle, Washington.
The seller of this bike is a long term Bike-urious reader, and he’s got a great story about how his connection to the Honda Mini Trail.
As he told me, he first saw the Mini Trail in 1969 as a 6 year old at a friend’s house – he hopped on and rode into a tree. “My parents wouldn’t get me one no matter how much I begged and I vowed to defeat them.” I suspect many of you can relate to that.
30 years ago, he bought a 1969 model from a friend, and 14 years ago he had it restored. “It runs perfectly and is a 9/10 cosmetically. All parts are either original or NOS Honda, including the bolts/nuts. The engine received a full tear down when restored and it runs perfectly. While the pre-rebuild picture looks rough, it has the original pipe, muffler, carburetor, handlebars and many other parts. The restoration was mostly cosmetic; new seat, headlight bucket, grips, paint, etc. In total, since it was restored, it has only been ridden 10-20 miles per year and after each ride the carburetor is drained. I change the oil once per year just to ensure there’s no condensation in it and once a month I start it and let it run for 15-20 mins.” The only reproduction item is the tank, though the badges are original OEM.
This example (VIN: Z50A-157356) is said to run perfectly and need nothing. Here’s a cold start video with choke:
Find this restored Mini Trail for sale in Seattle, Washington with an unmet opening bid of $1,499 here on eBay.
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