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Old 11-27-2010, 10:25 AM   #616
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Bought this 1988 VFR750 last year for 750, it was in nice condition....





..until I fell off of it last winter, now it looks like a liquorice allsort!

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Old 11-27-2010, 01:50 PM   #617
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^^^^
now it looks like what you paid for it.

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Old 11-27-2010, 04:30 PM   #618
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now it looks like what you paid for it.

she sure ain't pretty now!
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:15 PM   #619
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bought it for $440 from a rich kid in Long Island, NY
got $200 for all the fairings and crap, spend few bucks in black paints and I got meslef a ride..
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:46 AM   #620
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bought it for $440 from a rich kid in Long Island, NY
got $200 for all the fairings and crap, spend few bucks in black paints and I got meslef a ride..
damn you lucky bum. tell me that was not a craigslist find. i haven't looked for the past month and that is what i get for it.

pretty much same thing i have in mind for one as well. buck naked.

enjoy your new toy.

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Old 12-11-2010, 11:06 AM   #621
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Would you mind sharing some photos or a brand-name of that 2in1 pipe, the rear downpipe on my TR1 is now officially dead (i.e. each side is missing about 1 to 2 inches of pipe), so a 2in1 would sound good... also any cheap sources would be highly appreciated!

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MAC is the only reliable source for a decent 2-into-1 kit for this bike, but for someone living in Europe I'd recommend that you investigate the lovely stainless 2-into-2 setup from Gazelle in Wales.

http://www.gazbike.demon.co.uk/offic...f_XV_75003.jpg

By the time you pay for shipping a MAC (and possibly ceramic coating for longevity) you'd be at the stainless price. I prefer the look of the dual pipes on this bike, but the budget for my refurb limits me to patching my existing MAC unless Santa is very good to me. MAC used to offer this pipe in all black (what I have) or in black-with-chrome-can, but they discontinued the all black. The paint does burn off and the pipe will rust, so I would highly recommend you get a new set ceramic coated if you plan to keep the bike.

http://www.macperformance.com/store/...Product_ID=659
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:17 AM   #622
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*whistles* Wow! That looks like something I might have to try! And it's in a price range that I can probably easily afford. I'm not much of a fan of the stock look, but Damn does it look good after!!!! What bars do you have on there now?
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:45 PM   #623
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I hope I'm as impressed when I arrive to ride it 1000 miles home in a few weeks. I'll post some pics here when I get to Texas, and a link to my ride report. I already have the route home mapped out and loaded in my Zumo.
motorcyclefanatic,
You really need to post about this bike in the XV920 thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472823) and keep your fellow 920R riders up to date on the trip to get it and the ride home, then keep us informed about its life with you.
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:07 PM   #624
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89 Sporty 1200, head gasket leak. $1500



Thunderheader



S&S intake and carb



Big twin of some fashion instrument cluster and tank



Totally worth it.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:03 PM   #625
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Does this count ???

Does this count?

I picked this up 6 months ago for $1700.00. Would have been well under the $1500.00 threshold without the hack.

Haven't done much to it yet except fix the burnt stator wires, put a battery in it and ride it a whole bunch.





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Old 12-11-2010, 07:57 PM   #626
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I think those old Gwings are ugly but that thing is awesome. I'd be cruising that thing all the time for errands.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:26 PM   #627
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Nice scores guys!

Both the Sporty with the head gasket,

and the Goldwing Hack. A clean California with the flip front is worth the $ 1000 on it's own.

You can even peel off the chrome covers and widgets, and get back a surprising chunk of your money back out of it. I paid back half the cost of a Yamaha Venture by shedding pounds of chrome from it and popping it on eBay.
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:38 AM   #628
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that goldwing hack sounds like an awesome deal. I would love that!
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:49 AM   #629
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I think Goldwing Hack is the best deal ever for this thread.. easily turn a profit by riding season.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:43 AM   #630
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I think Goldwing Hack is the best deal ever for this thread.. easily turn a profit by riding season.
Here's the full story on the GW Hack.

I had been looking for an entry level (as in low $$$) hack rig for a while. Everything in California had been pricy (as things in CA are wont to be). I found the GW on the Flagstaff AZ, CL for $3500.00. I told the buyer I might be interested at $3k and to please send me some detailed photos. He sent me the photos and I noticed lots of chip & scratch paint damage. I reduced my offer to $2500.00, he agreed and I made arrangements to drag my trailer to Flag and pick it up.

When I got there it had two problems. 1: The speedo had stopped working, allegedly due to him pressure washing at the speed sensor location. 2: It wasn't charging the battery.

1100 & 1200 GW's are known for stator problems and it is a $700 job to replace because the engine has to come out. We figured another $100 for the speed sensor. Hence $2500.00 became $1700.00.

I got it home and went to work on it. The stator had partially melted the plug where it plugs into the rectifier (the stator plug was already hardwired, first thing I checked). I eliminated the plug and changed it over to spade lug terminals. The speed sensor can be opened up, which I did. I cleaned the guts with electronics cleaner and dried it off. When reassembled and put back on, the speedo worked. The service records supplied with the rig support the 75k mileage which the odo showed at the time of my purchase. It had brand new tires installed 6 months prior to my purchase at 74.5k and they looked it. It also had a full service, front brakes and front rotors at the same time.

It had a cheap Wal-Mart battery so I replaced it with an AGM battery.

It's been utterly reliable since as one would expect with a GW. I had it to the Griffith Park Side Car Rally last month in L. A.

Even if I get another fancier dual sport hack rig, I'll keep this one. My wife drives it occasionally, my dogs love it, it's cheap to insure and it's just plain fun. My wife and I take her small dog to the beach regularly in it. Makes for a very fun afternoon for the three of us.

Total investment with gasoline to fetch it, tax, tag and parts so far, about $2200.00 ..... and the radio works.

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