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Old 11-20-2012, 08:21 AM   #152
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Joined: May 2009
Location: Dearborn, MI
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Originally Posted by preppypyro View Post
Wow could you imagine, 20 bucks? IF the guy wasnt BS'n you, that was a steal.

Very cool story! Ive never ridden this one yet as it needs to be completly gone through before I try and start it. The tank on mine was mint (besides the paint) but my uncle that owned it (rip) didnt take very good care of it, left it in a shed that was so rotten it fell down. He liked collecting stuff more then taking care of the stuff he collected.

Were they fun to ride?
They're splash lubricated, so make sure everything is OK inside. The weak point is the rod bearing unless you have one of the last ones made that used a roller bearing rod. Overhaul the rear coaster brake, and have spare friction disks for it because you'll need them. They used to use belts with a wire core to prevent stretching, but I don't know what's available today.
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2009 Kaw 650 Versys, 1967 Triumph 650 TT Special
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