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Old 12-16-2012, 08:00 PM   #59
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Location: nw oregon
Oddometer: 279
I just stumbled across this thread and am very glad to see a few turbos have survived the years! I purchased a brand-new 1984 in 1986 and put 52k before losing my mind and selling it. In the last year I owned it I re-powered it with a standard 750 engine but it had lost the magic at that point. The failure point was a bad seal in the turbo and with no parts to be found and no Internet to shop world wide it was time for a for sale sign. I would love to have another some day. The worst ticket I ever received was on that bike doing 72mph in a 25 zone on the rear while passing. It's been 23 years since I owned that bike and it still makes me smile thinking about all the adventures it introduced me to.
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