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1970 Muskin El Tigre / El Gato on

US $675.00

Export, Pennsylvania, United States

Export, Pennsylvania, United States

1970's Muskin El Tigre 

These bikes were marketed as a “Midi-Cycle”. With the El Tigre and El Gato, Muskin wanted to separate itself from minibikes by completely making up a new category of motorcycles. 

Utilizing an 80cc Fuji two-stroke (predecessor to all the Hodaka units that would soon make their way to US shores), these bikes had an advertised 6.6 horsepower, four-speed transmission, and weight of 125 pounds, which was indeed much larger than competing minibikes. 

With a low seat height and wide bars, it was small enough for kids, but big enough for adults, helping it’s claim of being an “All Family” bike. 

This one was a non running barn find I bought a few years ago as a winter project.  

Trying to make some space now for other projects.

It starts easily, runs/shifts/stops.
Repainted frame/swing arm/forks/bars/fenders/stand....
Disassembled wheels/painted rims and spokes; re-spoked/trued with new rim bands, tubes, tires.
Rebuilt carb, disassembled, inspected/cleaned/painted engine.
Rewired in new kill switch.
New clutch and front brake levers.
New cables.
New throttle.
New chain.
Replaced nuts/bolts with stainless steel wherever possible.

The cool flat track looking one piece tank cover and seat base is in good overall condition although there is a faint outline of where a Fox decal was removed from the rear.  I'm not sure if the orange is OEM or was a respray. I liked the patina and so left it as is. The pics I've seen on line of others have been yellow. 

This is not a factory original restoration.  
It's a very clean, well sorted example of motorcycling history.

This bike does not have a title; can provide a Bill of Sale.
Shipping is at Buyer expense; I can assist your shipper with loading/securing, and can recommend a reliable/reasonable shipper for East Coast buyers.
Payment in full required before shipper pick up. ($300 Deposit required within 24 hours of winning bid)
With payment in full, I can hold for up to two weeks while Buyer arranges shipping.

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