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  1. Americanhero

    Americanhero New Member

    Hi, I just found this site and I'm hoping that I may be able to find some info about a bike I have, and see what steps I may have to go through to restore it.
    I have a 1949 Monark Supertwin that has been sitting for the last 55 years. My dad had it from new. I have the original registration and booklet that came with it. I had the thing running about 15 years ago, but my mother wouldn't let me do anything with it, so it went back in the garage until after she passed away. I now have it at home and am contemplating a restoration.
    Any help would be appreciated about where to start.
     

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  2. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

  3. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Welcome hero.
     
  4. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    whoa! that is quite a bike! theres two areas specifically for your kind of bike, heritage lane and the whizzer section, there you will find loads of information and loads of people who would love to help! welcome aboard your going to love it here
     
  5. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Welcome to MBc! Home of many answers, and awaiting your ideas.

    What a beauty! After studying the the whizzer section, feel free to "ask away"

    General request to all new members.
    Please, before posting any questions, do a search. Then READ,READ,READ.
    There is a ton of information here. Many of your engine and performance issues in the Garage & Tech/Mech Help have already been covered. Here at MBc we are the home of nearly all MoteredBike questions. If you search and are unable to find your answer, don't hesitate to post your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:
    Here's a great link to get you started.
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=9263&highlight=things+done+first+time
     
  6. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Welcome,
    I am just speechless about the history of your bike.

    All the Best

    BoltsM
     
  7. thimmaker

    thimmaker New Member

    Had the same exact bike brand new as a kid back in 49. Kept it 2 years and sold it for 50 bucks (no brains) There's a picture of me on it in one of the forums. Bought another one in 1998 (rusty mess for 1500.00). Totally restored it but wound up selling it a few years later. Did a Cushman, and now have a Whizzer/Monark i'm finishing up. But that old Supertwin is still my favorite. Take good care of that one.
     
  8. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    welcome americanhero, good luck on your restoration project...that is a cool one... Happy motoring...
     
  9. cory

    cory Guest

    Wow!

    Beyond cool. Fantastic project, you will find lots of information here. Welcome!
     
  10. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to Mbc. :cool:
    Wish I had one.
     
  11. Americanhero

    Americanhero New Member

    Thanks

    Thanks to all for the welcome aboard - I guesss I'll look into the Heritage and Whizzer sections!
    Thanks again.
     
  12. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    WOW!!!! That's all that can be said about that machine. Just WOW!!

    Welcome to MBc. There's lots of help to be garnered here.
     
  13. Americanhero

    Americanhero New Member

    I remember my dad riding it to work in the summers. The way gas is going, it may be a good idea to get it runnung again.
     
  14. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Welcome aboard, Americanhero! That's a gorgeous Monark. The Supertwin is a rather scarce bike nowadays, never quite having reached the popularity of the Whizzer. What I like is that it's a two-cylinder (boxer as opposed to V-twin) engine. The Supertwin has been on my "Gotta have, but I'll be darned if I'll ever afford one" list since I first laid my eyes on one. You should be able to find a lot of help here in these forums. Please keep us posted about its progress.
     
  15. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Welcome to MBc

    Have fun,
    Whizzer OuterBanks
    Quenton
     
  16. Alan

    Alan Member

    That bike definitely deserves a restoration. Nice.
     
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