Back in the D/S arena! ("new" old bike for me)

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Ratty2austin, May 13, 2011.

  1. Ratty2austin

    Ratty2austin commutercycle

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    Yep, did some work on a car for my uncle, and he happened to have this old beauty taking up space in a garage... it's apparenty been in storage for about 18 years or so :eek1 it has only 3770 miles on it!!

    Now it's my "new" old dual sport! time to go ride at a much more "fun" pace :lol3 (and save gas doing it!)

    I just picked it up, so I have not torn into it yet.. im sure it will need some big time internal cleaning and a bit of adjusting and lubing, etc.. but looks like its in pretty good shape for an '86 :evil

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    this is going to be fun :jump :ricky
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  2. Ratty2austin

    Ratty2austin commutercycle

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    well, I probably wont be too hard on it anyway... I more than likely will rack up lots of miles on it, do lots of travel... and only sometimes take it off onto trails, where I would probably take it pretty easy... I like to enjoy the scenery when I ride :norton (and not have to fix stuff on the road :lol3)

    the Vstrom is for thrashing :evil parts are easier to get for it...

    I'm thinking of building some sort of mini-rack for it, to mount some pelican cases and a top rack platform to carry some soft bags... to go camping off on FS roads, etc... maybe updating some of the outdated parts and making it commuter friendly too since a 200cc should get pretty awesome gas mileage
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  3. WB-PDX

    WB-PDX Long timer

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    Advice - Get it running and put it on eBay. It looks like with 1 hour of polishing, the fork legs and wheels would come back and you would have an as-new bike. Then use the $$ to buy something larger or newer with more wear and tear. You would be doing the world a service. :D
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  4. sirloynz

    sirloynz Puny Human

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    Nice! If you're going to replace that broken mirror, Tasky's has $12 folders. Is that a Hawaii safety inspection sticker I see on top of the back fender?

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  5. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    Sounds like fun. I like primping on bikes. :clap
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  6. Ratty2austin

    Ratty2austin commutercycle

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    Whats even funnier, is that it still has this on the back, too! :lol3

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  7. frdbronco8

    frdbronco8 Been here awhile

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    Looks like they didn't change a thing between that and my girlfriends 96 DR200 except electric start. Tells ya it was a good design.
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  8. TourPros

    TourPros Local wherever I go

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    Good for you Austin. Looks like it is pretty damn clean. Get it out here to The Hood and lets break it in right,
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  9. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    There's a bad idea!! Those wheels are supposed to look like that. Suzuki was in a Gold wheel phase when that baby was born. Nice mellow beginner or smell the flowers bike. Good score!
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  10. WB-PDX

    WB-PDX Long timer

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    I just meant get them cleaner. Obviously they are supposed to be gold.
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  11. yondering

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    Wow, those are some seriously wide rear blinkers!
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  12. sirloynz

    sirloynz Puny Human

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    That's in great shape for an older Hawaiian bike. The saltwater air and humidity can mess a vehicle up pretty quick.
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  13. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    WOW, SWEET! nice catch. that thing looks pretty clean to me.

    So with that plate does that make you a Brah, Aloha.:D Plates on the island never change unlike here yours is 1986 mine 2010

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    Hope to see you out there this summer... ride that gas sipper man.

    Mahalo,
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