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Old 08-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #1621
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got her yesterday: $800. 86 fz600 pure sports, owner did his damn best to keep her in pristine shape. even has the seat cowl!

but not run in several years, rust starting-- a project but a good one. looks better in person, my cell phone washed out the colors- not as faded in person!




Lucky you! I think you got one of the last ones that are still in one piece.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:37 PM   #1622
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yeah I've had my eye out for one for a while- took a long time to find one that still had its plastics intact. Guy apologized because he lost the little plastic ring behind one of the headlights and one screw that holds the chain guard on.

second owner -bought in 1990. I want to ride this thing so I really need to be careful not to scratch it!
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:59 PM   #1623
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GI - Thanks. that's exactly our plan - he ran out of $ before we got there - so looks like that may be a Christmas present. I Found some that look nearly OEM online - plan to do them in black, but where the "ST" is below the Sprint, to have the ST in a dark blue. Should look great!


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Nice! Get some stockish decals on that thing, and I think it would look much better.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #1624
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This is what she looked like the day I brought her home in April 2010
$1,000.
And here she is on this past New Years Day
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:01 AM   #1625
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even with hop up parts, complete motor rebuild, suspension upgrades, etc. still way under $1500.00... i refuse to race anything i pay more than $750 for (modern bikes excluded) the woods takes it's toll fast on bikes.


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Old 08-09-2012, 01:44 PM   #1626
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My Puch 175 was the most reliable motorcycle I've ever owned. 4 years of beating the snot out of the poor thing and I never even had to take the head off. Never EVER fouled even one plug.

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Old 08-10-2012, 02:43 AM   #1627
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My Puch 175 was the most reliable motorcycle I've ever owned. 4 years of beating the snot out of the poor thing and I never even had to take the head off. Never EVER fouled even one plug.

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i've never fouled a plug, but have blown up a motor. blew one 2 weeks ago when the ignition coil mount failed (the spot welds on airbox failed) and the coil decided to just bounce around in there giving erratic spark. was racing so i kept going until it just gave up the ghost. removed seat and it was painfully obvious what had happened. the erratic spark burned the piston up... the 5 speed transmissions are very tough, never had a problem, and the crank bearings are super tough, smart design using nu305 bearing to let crank float, no need to shim for zero runout...also the loose trans bearings make the trans indestructible. i have also had 2 cdi's fail, 1 stator power coil fail, and 1 condenser fail (condenser + cdi. what was bosch thinking!). the worst thing about these bikes is the ignition, when any part of the ignition fails, it doesn't just stop sparking - it sparks erratic on the top so you think it's rich......when the cdi's, which bosch call control valves, fail, they act like rev limiters. now that i've experienced the problem a few times it's easy to diagnose. at least i have a bunch of them to rob for parts. test running this puch this weekend for a few hours in a mild dual sport ride. will see what happens.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:47 PM   #1628
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I bought this '93 VFR 750 for $250 in January.


By smackdoogle at 2012-07-05

7 months later and a little over $1200 in parts and paint and a lot of other crap and I got this.


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More pics and details in the VFR thread in Road Warriors.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #1629
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smack doogle, you did good, beautiful bike! I had a '95 Viffer, excellent bike.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #1630
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Easily the best generation of VFRs. Nice bike doogle.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:01 PM   #1631
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I bought this '93 VFR 750 for $250 in January.


By smackdoogle at 2012-07-05

7 months later and a little over $1200 in parts and paint and a lot of other crap and I got this.


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More pics and details in the VFR thread in Road Warriors.

I am so jealous.Love that bike.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:10 AM   #1632
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #1633
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$250.00
right? Whay were they thinking?

the wheels alone sre worth that.

yes, that year-range was the coolest- the sound alone was worth it IMO
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:50 PM   #1634
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Here is my $200 basket case thumper 83 XL600. I bought it as a rolling chassis, and the crankcase in the frame, rest of the engine was in a 5-gallon pail. Looked like all the parts were there, so I went for based on my "$1 per CC is a deal" guideline. I replaced the bent intake valve, reassembled it, changed the awful red flame on blue paint job, for something a bit more classic Honda looking. Fired on the 5th kick. Since then I replaced the cam chain/sprocket and guides, and two more bent intake valves (worn cam chains DO jump timing under load). I have maybe $500 in it so far.

Since I now have a 2004 DRZ400E as my dirt bike, this will become a retromotard. I have another 17" rear wheel I will lace to the front hub, change the seat and tank to something a bit more late 60's cafe bike style.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:42 PM   #1635
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Here is my $200 basket case thumper 83 XL600. I bought it as a rolling chassis, and the crankcase in the frame, rest of the engine was in a 5-gallon pail. Looked like all the parts were there, so I went for based on my "$1 per CC is a deal" guideline. I replaced the bent intake valve, reassembled it, changed the awful red flame on blue paint job, for something a bit more classic Honda looking. Fired on the 5th kick. Since then I replaced the cam chain/sprocket and guides, and two more bent intake valves (worn cam chains DO jump timing under load). I have maybe $500 in it so far.

Since I now have a 2004 DRZ400E as my dirt bike, this will become a retromotard. I have another 17" rear wheel I will lace to the front hub, change the seat and tank to something a bit more late 60's cafe bike style.
That will be one sick bike.
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