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95' MINSK Motorbike in HANOI

  • giladmel

    Joined Travelfish
    18th December, 2007
    Posts: 2

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    For Sale - 95' MINSK Motorbike - The great Soviet legend

    * Best way to see all those real 'Off the Beaten Track' places!
    * Save Money - No rip off 'Tour Guides', no Tuk-Tuks needed!
    * Meet the 'Real People' - Has been a real conversation starter, locals are always interested and chat...
    * Zip around to find good Accommodation in minutes (No More carrying Heavy Bags!).
    * Excellent fuel economy ~20-25 KMs per Litre (depending on Terrain & Baggage weight).
    * Very cheap to repair if anything should happen.


    This has been my baby for the last 3 months, I have travelled Thailand, Laos and Vietnam and had a fabulous journey. It truly has been the best way to see South East Asia!

    Details:

    * Including all papers (Vietnamese registration, so it can pass borders with no problems).
    * Off road tires (front tire only 2 months old!).
    * Customized front and back shocks (better than the original).
    * Has the efficient Type 2 round version Carburetor and the Type 1 Generator.
    * Excellent condition, very well maintained.
    * Lots of information, contacts and advice...


    Gear:

    * 2 x Heavy duty Pannier Racks, fold-able (while riding with no bags).
    * Jack Wolfskin - 2 x Waterproof 30 liter heavy duty Saddle Bags - Worth ~150$ (www.wolf-paw.com).
    * HJC - 3/4 Helmet, Model AC3 Silver (Shield) - Worth ~140$ (http://www.hjchelmets.com/prdc_ac3.htm).
    * Avex - Full Helmet (http://www.avexhelmet.com/Eng/products/).
    * Pro Grip - Rain pants & rain jacket water proof - Worth ~30$ (http://www.progrip.com/).
    * The North Face - Gore-Tex shell rain jacket.
    * Kniohthood - Riding gloves.
    * Mountain Life - Double mosquito net.
    * Wynaster - Waterproof cover for Backpack.
    * 2 x Chain locks for Bike & Helmet.
    * 1 x Elastic net, 10 x Elastic cables (for securing bags to the bike).
    * Waterproof Flashlight.
    * Some other stuff...


    Spare Parts:

    * 1 x 2nd hand Electric Box (Original MINSK) - Worth ~15$.
    * 1 x 2nd hand Generator (Original MINSK) - Worth ~20$.
    * 1 x Front light bulb.
    * 1 x Back light bulb.
    * 2 x Front Brake cable.
    * 2 x Accelerator cable.
    * 1 x Clutch cable.
    * 4 x Spark-Plugs (most used, but usable).
    * 1 x Wheel inner tube.
    * 1 x Clutch lever (Chinese).
    * 2 x Front brake lever (Original MINSK) - 1/3 of it is broken, but still usable.
    * 2 x 2nd hand Clutch Pad sets - still usable (4 pads each).
    * 1 x 2nd hand Clutch Chain - still usable (Original MINSK).
    * 1 x 2nd hand Carburetor (Original MINSK) - Has bad jets and no float/pin, but can be fixed in Hanoi cheaply...


    Tools:

    * Full MINSK Repair Manual with diagrams (English).
    * 4 x Screwdrivers (different sizes/types).
    * Adjustable monkey wrench 12-38mm.
    * Spanners: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19mm.
    * 2 x Pliers.
    * Precision set Screw Drivers.
    * Hacksaw blade.
    * Spark-Plug removing tool.
    * Heavy duty Scissors.
    * Sand paper & Gasket paper.
    * Spare fuel line.
    * Multi purpose 4D Lubricant.
    * Tire repair kit - Glue, pads, 3 x forks, 1 x Foot pump (New), 1 x Hand pump.
    * Other stuff - Duct tape, electrical tape, spare nuts & bolts, small bits & pieces, super-glue, epoxy repair kit, steel filler repair, silicon gasket sealant kit, some wires and more...


    Maps:

    * Vietnam Road Atlas - Worth ~10$.
    * Hanoi Road map.
    * Sapa area map.
    * Thailand Road Atlas, with city maps - Worth ~5$.
    * GT-Riders - Mae Hong Son Loop Map (for North Thailand) - Worth ~5$.
    * Bangkok Detailed Map - Worth ~5$.
    * Vientiane & Nong Khai Map.
    * (I lost the Laos Map - Sorry).


    Recent Mechanical History (recent month):

    * New 2nd hand Carburetor (Original MINSK) - Last one had bad jets; not enough power.
    * New 2nd hand Generator (Original MINSK) - Last one burned out.
    * New Cam-disk shaft Bearings (Japanese Honda bearings) - These where the cause of Generator failure. While replacing them:
    * New Gaskets on gear, engine, carburetor and clutch blocks.
    * Tunnels from engine to Cam-disk shaft bearings cleaned.
    * Piston and piston rings checked.
    * Gear checked and cleaned; Gear/Clutch oil changed.* Electrical wiring from Generator to Electric Box redone.
    * New Rubber-seals/oil on front Shocks + New front shocks Mud Guard.
    * New front & back Wheel Bearings.
    * New Steering Bearings (Original MINSK bearings).
    * New Clutch pads + Clutch chain + Clutch mud guard + Clutch was serviced and tuned (Original MINSK).
    * New Clutch lever + Clutch cable (Original MINSK).
    * New Brake lever + Brake cable (Original MINSK).
    * New Throttle cable.
    * New 2nd hand main Chain.
    * New Rubber plugs for back wheel drive sprocket.
    * New 2nd hand front wheel Shaft - Last one had bad threads.
    * New Spark-Plug (Japanese).
    * New Horn.
    * New License Plate.



    Photos (Looks a little different today - has MINSK logos, Original MINSK mudguard, other...):

    I'll be hanging around Bia-Hoi junction in Hanoi every evening, but I'm free all day. Feel free to call anytime or email me... I'll be in Hanoi for a few days.

    Gilad

    #1 Posted: 18/12/2007 - 12:17

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  • giladmel

    Joined Travelfish
    18th December, 2007
    Posts: 2

    #2 Posted: 20/12/2007 - 15:04

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