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Old 05-13-2011, 11:44 PM   #1
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Back in the D/S arena! ("new" old bike for me)

Yep, did some work on a car for my uncle, and he happened to have this old beauty taking up space in a garage... it's apparenty been in storage for about 18 years or so it has only 3770 miles on it!!

Now it's my "new" old dual sport! time to go ride at a much more "fun" pace (and save gas doing it!)

I just picked it up, so I have not torn into it yet.. im sure it will need some big time internal cleaning and a bit of adjusting and lubing, etc.. but looks like its in pretty good shape for an '86







this is going to be fun
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:27 AM   #2
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well, I probably wont be too hard on it anyway... I more than likely will rack up lots of miles on it, do lots of travel... and only sometimes take it off onto trails, where I would probably take it pretty easy... I like to enjoy the scenery when I ride (and not have to fix stuff on the road )

the Vstrom is for thrashing parts are easier to get for it...

I'm thinking of building some sort of mini-rack for it, to mount some pelican cases and a top rack platform to carry some soft bags... to go camping off on FS roads, etc... maybe updating some of the outdated parts and making it commuter friendly too since a 200cc should get pretty awesome gas mileage
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:12 AM   #3
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Advice - Get it running and put it on eBay. It looks like with 1 hour of polishing, the fork legs and wheels would come back and you would have an as-new bike. Then use the $$ to buy something larger or newer with more wear and tear. You would be doing the world a service.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:23 AM   #4
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Nice! If you're going to replace that broken mirror, Tasky's has $12 folders. Is that a Hawaii safety inspection sticker I see on top of the back fender?

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Old 05-14-2011, 11:46 AM   #5
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Sounds like fun. I like primping on bikes.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:15 PM   #6
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Nice! Is that a Hawaii safety inspection sticker I see on top of the back fender?
Whats even funnier, is that it still has this on the back, too!

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Old 05-15-2011, 09:53 AM   #7
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Looks like they didn't change a thing between that and my girlfriends 96 DR200 except electric start. Tells ya it was a good design.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:04 AM   #8
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Good for you Austin. Looks like it is pretty damn clean. Get it out here to The Hood and lets break it in right,
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:55 PM   #9
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It looks like with 1 hour of polishing, the fork legs and wheels would come back and you would have an as-new bike.
There's a bad idea!! Those wheels are supposed to look like that. Suzuki was in a Gold wheel phase when that baby was born. Nice mellow beginner or smell the flowers bike. Good score!
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:22 PM   #10
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There's a bad idea!! Those wheels are supposed to look like that. Suzuki was in a Gold wheel phase when that baby was born. Nice mellow beginner or smell the flowers bike. Good score!
I just meant get them cleaner. Obviously they are supposed to be gold.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:04 AM   #11
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Wow, those are some seriously wide rear blinkers!
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:39 AM   #12
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That's in great shape for an older Hawaiian bike. The saltwater air and humidity can mess a vehicle up pretty quick.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:51 AM   #13
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WOW, SWEET! nice catch. that thing looks pretty clean to me.

So with that plate does that make you a Brah, Aloha. Plates on the island never change unlike here yours is 1986 mine 2010




Hope to see you out there this summer... ride that gas sipper man.

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