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Old 11-28-2011, 01:22 PM   #1111
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Best "get" of the year right there!
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:10 PM   #1112
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Best "get" of the year right there!
No doubt about it
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:22 PM   #1113
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$1,500 for a 2005 Yamaha FZ6
Does not qualify. This is the less than $1500 thread...not the less than or equal to $1500 thread.

Nice find!

I bought this 1982 Yamaha Seca 750 off a local inmate for $90. I had to put the carbs back in, get new spark plugs, new battery and new fork seals and she's a solid runner.

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Old 12-01-2011, 08:09 PM   #1114
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Does not qualify. This is the less than $1500 thread...not the less than or equal to $1500 thread.

Nice find!

I bought this 1982 Yamaha Seca 750 off a local inmate for $90. I had to put the carbs back in, get new spark plugs, new battery and new fork seals and she's a solid runner.

$90 ? Hell of a buy !

I replaced the drive shaft in one a friend had. He drag raced the thing every week the track was running. The drive shaft is about the diameter of a finger.

AMA drags had a class for 750 sized bike and the SECA won the championship one year.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:32 PM   #1115
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Found this one for 1400. It did need some tires, chain sprokets and fork seals. So am I over budget?
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:27 AM   #1116
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This is my "cheap" find. All said and done the deal turned out be just OK. I bought the bike for $500, it had been sitting for 4 or 5 years with expired tags...$600 to the DMV later I was able to transfer the title and get it registered. Now I own it legit, lets see if it starts. New battery installed, pop the lid on the gas tank...it's half filled with 5 year old gas and varnish, sweet. I wash the tank in mild acid and throw in a new used fuel pump. I have a running bike! Hmmm, lets see what else is needs attention. Somethings up with the rear wheel, upon removal it's missing the collar behind the cush drive, which in turn roached the wheel bearings when the PO tightened down the axle nut. New wheel bearings and collar installed. Whats next?...new tires, brake pads, all fresh fluids, remove the PO's "pig spotter" mirrors, "ice blue" lights and a host of other mohawk helmet rider mods circa 2005. Time for a ride! This thing is pretty sweet!...all the way up until second gear slips, common for this gen r1. I ride around the issue for a while and decide I like the bike enough to fix it. Dropped the motor and split the cases. The motor was very clean inside, valves in spec, everything looks good. I replaced second and sixth gear as well as the shift forks and every O-ring, gasket, and seal along the way. I threw on a bar kit, some new sprockets and a chain, got some luggage and have been "sport touring" ever since. As you can see I'm probably in the bike for what is worth, or if you count the hours I spent on it, I'm upside-down. In the end though, its a very nice, never been crashed, clean, reliable bike that I wouldn't hesitate to ride across many states! Besides I didn't buy it as an "investment" I bought it to enjoy.

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Old 12-03-2011, 08:53 PM   #1117
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This is my "cheap" find. All said and done the deal turned out be just OK. I bought the bike for $500, it had been sitting for 4 or 5 years with expired tags...$600 to the DMV later I was able to transfer the title and get it registered. Now I own it legit, lets see if it starts. New battery installed, pop the lid on the gas tank...it's half filled with 5 year old gas and varnish, sweet. I wash the tank in mild acid and throw in a new used fuel pump. I have a running bike! Hmmm, lets see what else is needs attention. Somethings up with the rear wheel, upon removal it's missing the collar behind the cush drive, which in turn roached the wheel bearings when the PO tightened down the axle nut. New wheel bearings and collar installed. Whats next?...new tires, brake pads, all fresh fluids, remove the PO's "pig spotter" mirrors, "ice blue" lights and a host of other mohawk helmet rider mods circa 2005. Time for a ride! This thing is pretty sweet!...all the way up until second gear slips, common for this gen r1. I ride around the issue for a while and decide I like the bike enough to fix it. Dropped the motor and split the cases. The motor was very clean inside, valves in spec, everything looks good. I replaced second and sixth gear as well as the shift forks and every O-ring, gasket, and seal along the way. I threw on a bar kit, some new sprockets and a chain, got some luggage and have been "sport touring" ever since. As you can see I'm probably in the bike for what is worth, or if you count the hours I spent on it, I'm upside-down. In the end though, its a very nice, never been crashed, clean, reliable bike that I wouldn't hesitate to ride across many states! Besides I didn't buy it as an "investment" I bought it to enjoy.
I don't think I like you very much. You are definitely SPORT-touring. Nice.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:26 AM   #1118
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:16 PM   #1119
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I know this is Road Warriors, but this one is street legal (and plated and insured), and I only paid $900 for it ready-ride:


1981 Honda XL185S (Dual Sport/Enduro).
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:49 PM   #1120
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That's a beauty.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:06 PM   #1121
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That's a beauty.
Thanks! It's a lot nicer than some much-newer dual sports I've looked at. I like the classic-shaped tank a lot better than the modern triangular tanks.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:56 AM   #1122
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found this one last night.$1000.00
two owners, 12,000 miles.needs a little carb love. seller owned it since 1986. check out the cool key fob in the third pic.


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Old 12-05-2011, 11:20 AM   #1123
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Nice find! Beautiful for the price!

Truth be told, there are a lot of nice classic bikes for sale on craigslist every day, but I can't buy 'em all (not enough money, and the wife would kick me out if I did).
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:42 PM   #1124
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:08 AM   #1125
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found this one last night.$1000.00
two owners, 12,000 miles.needs a little carb love. seller owned it since 1986. check out the cool key fob in the third pic.


A thousand bucks?! NICE!!
That thing would be a $2500-$3000 dollar bike around here.
I remember those key fobs at the dealers back in the '80s.
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