1973 Penton 175cc Jackpiner

I raced a bike like this in 1973, 1974 and 1975 so when I found this bike in Connecticut I was very happy. The bike was missing a carburetor and the Motoplat ignition needed rebuilt. The sun faded Preston Petty fenders were replaced and I also laced up some modern alloy wheels using the original cadmium plated spokes. The original wheels (mud catchers) were in pretty bad shape. I replaced the original seat foam with modern foam although I kept the original seat cover. I enjoy riding the Jackpiner twice a year or so and thinking of the good ole days of racing.