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Old Yesterday, 04:47 AM   #1
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Wicked dismemberment

I bought my ex, a 1981? Yamaha XS 400when we were still together to learn how to ride. I was wrong in my assumption that she can take care of it, this weekend I'm going to drivethree states to her house to get the bike . not anticipating a fight, she knows I'm comingand is fairly civil about it. I'm driving a 2006 Nissan Altima. I'm very determined to take away the joy of this bike from her. does anyone have any recommendations for when I take the bike apart to place it in the trunk of the car. was thinking I can just remove the back seat and place the bike. remove the front forks and I should sit comfortably. . any advice would be great f*** this bitch
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Old Yesterday, 04:52 AM   #2
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Do not come back without pictures of this setup, that is my advice. Bonus points for pics of the ex. Godspeed.
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Old Yesterday, 05:25 AM   #3
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Do yourself a big favour, either get a truck or van off a mate or leave it with her.
Just googled that car, its not going to happen easy.
I have moved lots of bikes in astra vans a tiny euro van. You can get most bikes in with the wheels off and bars off to the side forks on some, but that car
Take my advice truck/ van or draw a line under it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:56 AM   #4
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Seriuosly its an 81' XS400...
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Old Yesterday, 06:20 AM   #5
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You are going to ruin your car to get even?

Life is too short to waste energy on things like this. Mind you, I spent a LOT of time doing just that before I figured it out.

Unless you are totally without a motorcycle, give it up (or do it properly).
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Old Yesterday, 06:36 AM   #6
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Seriuosly its an 81' XS400...
that bike's worth about $500 and you are going to spend that much in gas to get an almost 35 yr old bike?...

don't hate, put the $$$ into a good bike and forget the bitch.....
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Old Yesterday, 07:00 AM   #7
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You are going to ruin your car to get even?

Life is too short to waste energy on things like this. Mind you, I spent a LOT of time doing just that before I figured it out.

Unless you are totally without a motorcycle, give it up (or do it properly).
What he said. Unless the tank is full of cash (ala Easy Rider) this is a fool's errand.

But good luck if you decide to go through with it.
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Old Yesterday, 09:53 AM   #8
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Do you care if the bike goes back together easily afterwards?

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Old Yesterday, 02:04 PM   #9
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Push it over to the kids house next door, give him the bike and the title. Smile at your ex and leave.
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Old Yesterday, 02:27 PM   #10
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push it over to the kids house next door, give him the bike and the title. Smile at your ex and leave.
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Old Yesterday, 03:41 PM   #11
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push it over to the kids house next door, give him the bike and the title. Smile at your ex and leave.

+1,000!
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Old Yesterday, 04:41 PM   #12
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Eek

Plan A:
Push the bike and carry the title to the local flea market.


Plan B:
It'll take you more than an hour.

Drain the oil, the fuel tank and the carbs. Take off the tank and put it on the floor of the passenger side.

Remove the handlebar, controls, instruments, front wheel and upper triple clamp. Detach the headlight housing and tie it to the frame. Drop the forks with the lower clamp out of the steering head. All the wires and cables should be able to stay in place.

As you disassemble, put the nuts and washers back in place.

Buy a $2.99 plastic tarp and lay it in the back of the car.

Why do you want to keep this bike?
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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM   #13
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Bring a trailer?
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Old Yesterday, 04:45 PM   #14
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that bike's worth about $500 and you are going to spend that much in gas to get an almost 35 yr old bike?...

don't hate, put the $$$ into a good bike and forget the bitch.....
+1. An XS 400 is no collector bike,no way a full size bike will fit in an Altima. All that hassle to steal someone's fun,when they dont even care if you take the thing? Something doesnt add up right.
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Old Today, 03:28 AM   #15
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There's gonna be a big karmic reckoning on this one.
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