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Old 09-27-2011, 08:13 PM   #1051
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I was alerted to this one by a regional Craigs List watch thread here on ADV. A really clean all original '85 GPz550. Needed a carb cleaning, now it runs beautifully. Just under 12k miles, got it for $1500. We're taking it to Barber next week.
That looks great. Good job.

(What an awesome thread this is.)
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:52 AM   #1052
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I was alerted to this one by a regional Craigs List watch thread here on ADV. A really clean all original '85 GPz550. Needed a carb cleaning, now it runs beautifully. Just under 12k miles, got it for $1500. We're taking it to Barber next week.




That was the one up here in the Jax area?

I was SOOOOO tempted, but I knew the wife would kill me if my ADD kicked in and I stopped working on the Lancer.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:49 PM   #1053
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Damn, I could have started a museum if I'd kept all these things. These were all purchased in the past 15 years.
All of them ran with minor effort. There are dozens more found that didn't run and a bunch more I never photographed that ran also.

As you can see, I am obsessed with old 2 wheeled junk.

1970 CD-175 Honda $400.00 Auction buy


1969 Honda Super 90 $50.00 from my neighbors shed.



70 something Honda 400-4 Super Sport $100.00 back shed find


1969 Honda 305 Dream $500.00 Neighborhood find.



1967 Honda CA95 $250.00 garage sale find



1970 Yamaha HS-1 90cc Twin $50.00 garage sale find.



1967 Honda 450 Black Bomber $250.00 back yard find.



1969 Bennelli 125 Cobra Scrambler traded for 2 old $250.00 CA 95 Hondas

1973 Honda 350-4 $250.00 backyard find,




1975 BMW R60/6 $1100.00 newspaper ad



1973 Suzuki GT380 $100.00 pawn shop buy (photo after major clean up & paint) Damn that thing was scary fast!



1959 & 1965 Honda CA 95's $250.00 for the pair, backyard find




80 something Honda 750 Nighthawk $900,00 from a buddy



1983 GL650 Silverwing $950.00 newspaper ad.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:51 PM   #1054
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:02 PM   #1055
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Hacker - you win
It's like a disease. Everyone of those were sold to buy others....if I could have stashed them all, I'd be sittin pretty.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:40 PM   #1056
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70 something Honda 400-4 Super Sport $100.00 back shed find


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as much as i don't like 4 to 1's, love the pipes on this one
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:27 AM   #1057
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The Big Brown Turd. It is nice to have a project again...

I picked up a 1983 Gold Wing Interstate. It just had the carbs rebuilt and runs perfect. New tires and fork seals sealed the deal for me and I snatched it up.

Below are some before and after pics from the diet I put her on today. A list of all the preventive maintenace stuff is at the bottom. All I need is brake lines and and a bit of time to do some painting, coating and put it back together as FrankenWing.

$1196.66 invested at this point.







Bike $500.00
Head lights: $36.98
Tach Cable: $18.86
Engine side cover: $9.98
VALVE COVER GASKETS $20.20
Seat $140.24
Temp headlight $37.19
Master cylinder $158.50 needed so I can UN-link the ridiculous linked brakes
Brake line splitter $23.98
Air Filter $15.98
Brake pads $19.98
Timing belt covers and tensioners $61.68
Napa: timing belts, filters, plug, hose.. $80.00
Paint and Misc. $42.55
Brake fluid, more paint and such $31.54
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$1196.66... So far… I should be well under the $1500 budget set and have a bike that I plan to put 150k miles on..

I will post an update in a few weeks when I am done putting it together.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:30 AM   #1058
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:24 PM   #1059
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Only 150 miles
Damn k key doesn't work well on my netbook.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:58 PM   #1060
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I have this 96 GSX600F, and I have less than $1 per CC in this bike including tax, tags, and title.

As I got her:


At a trackday today (She has been street legal for 5 days)
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:11 PM   #1061
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Damn k key doesn't work well on my netbook.
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I have this 96 GSX600F, and I have less than $1 per CC in this bike including tax, tags, and title.

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At a trackday today (She has been street legal for 5 days)
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:45 PM   #1062
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I bought this for $500 or $600 in kind of rough shape. Nasty old stock sagging blinkers, ugly stickers all over it, needed maintenance and to be ran to clean out the carbs, etc. I rode it and just never gelled with the bike.
Here she is when I got rid of it.




Traded it for this. It needed a LOT of maintenance. Parents let their kid use it for college. Seats wouldn't budge (probably beer), filthy, bird feathers in airbox, tailgate was smashed in from rolling back into a tree, wavy rotors, frozen lug nuts, etc etc. I almost didn't do the trade because it looked so bad and the dad thought it used some oil between oil changes. The guy shook my hand, said "good deal" and got the heck out of here. We were both content with the deal.





Here's how she looks these days. Installed bigger tires, salvage tailgate, lots of maintenance. Runs great, doesn't use any oil. I drive it all the time. Myself and the family have a lot of fun with it.

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Old 10-03-2011, 11:21 PM   #1063
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:35 AM   #1064
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Coming into "the end of the riding season" and nobody has a rainy day project going? How can this be?

I am just waiting on parts to start mine.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:39 AM   #1065
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Coming into "the end of the riding season" and nobody has a rainy day project going? How can this be?

I am just waiting on parts to start mine.
I've got too many to choose from. That's the problem. I guess the DR350 will be first. Then the Triumph or the BMW. Have to get the VFR sold also.
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