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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Bloodweiser, Jul 18, 2011.
give up on the Honda already?
Waiting for my tires to come in
that thing is a beast, doesn't ask for much.
once the new rubber is mounted, I'll have nothing to do but run the sucker.
Even without the tires, I have nothing to do but run the sucker.
Just got the correct points in the mail,
though it really didn't seem to mind the points it already had.
These were on Ebay and did not sell. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-ya...s&hash=item19c6e4b5bd&clk_rvr_id=248652545477
Item Location: Highland Lakes, New Jersey, United States
Ended: Jul 12, 201105:02:06 PDT
Not mine, but might be worth investigating.
Emailed that guy like a week ago and have not received a response
In fact, it was actually that listing that sparked this whole contest -
I showed BP that link, he mentioned he would split it with me
and then all hell broke loose.
It's a shame too, that's just what we're looking for.
Oh well, I thought those looked like the perfect find.... I guess I was right.
I'll keep looking.
Just saw this ad on CL in Milwaukee. Not sure if it applies.
Not exactly Zuk, but shit man, I really appreciate you keeping BP and I in mind.
You too Al.
Ya they are expensive but there are after market pistons
These guys (Wossner) are getting great reviews from the Kawasaki 2 strokers
It's been one hell of a weekend.
Pick up this gal from New Hampshire yesterday, 72 R5 for $350.
Seized. Mostly complete, missing tach and a little engine side cover thing.
Has not been registered since 1979. I think the mileage is something like 20k.
As soon as I got home, I got an email from this guy who responded to a WTB ad I put on CL. 1976 RD400.
1 owner, hasn't been on the road since 1999 - $400. Yes please
Went and picked it up this morning. Real gem, like 14k I think.
Brakes are frozen good. He said it seized on him in 2000 and he stuck it in the barn.
A professor of political science at a local collage.
Actually told me that Jimmy Carter paid for it.
PO got a grant or something from the prez and spent it on the bike.
Anyway, bought the bike of course. Now the really hard decision
of deciding which one I want. I was pretty torn. The R5 seems so
much smaller, which is a plus for me. And I do know and love drum brakes
especially, but I really liked the guy I bought the RD from. Real nice guy.
So I decided to leave it up to my girlfriend to pick her favorite, and that's the one I'd keep.
She took one look at the R5 and quickly said, "oh, that's ugly."
I gave Mr. Bulletproof a ring and told him he owed me $400 for an R5 that's sitting in my yard..
Astute readers may recall I purchased the bike for $350.
Well, I feel it honest to ask a little for gas (we live about 2hrs. apart and drove 200 miles for the bike)
and of course, I couldn't let him pull into the lead with points,
when I'm the one who did all the leg work.
So, we're both at $400 bucks for purchase price.
A point a buck under $500 - looks like we're both tied at 100 points a piece.
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15 points for a horn beep fuckers!
Bulletproof - 100 pts.
Bloodweiser - 115 pts.
Please vote if you think I should receive 10 bonus karma points
for picking up (and soon delivering) bullet's bike.
Voting will close in 1 week.
which one of you is going to stick a yamaha banshee motor in your bike?
I'd give ya 10 for Karma but BP is going to score big with me for ending up with the R5.
You shoulda showed your GF a pic of a creamsickle and white stock R5, this is going to haunt you.
i cant wait to see where this is going
I'm listening, oh and let me put the classic smily so everyone knows I've subscribed ...
Anxious to see them finished!
I think it might.
The RD has is in slightly better shape,
and I liked the history that came with it,
but it seems substantially larger/heavier than the r5.
Which isn't really an issue, since it'll go through mucho changes.
After I get it running, lightening it will be one of my first priorities.
I'm anticipating feeling a bit guilty with what I imagine the future holds for the RD.
The R5 is in such a shape, that anything would be an improvement.
Then again, just about every old bike I've owned was from 70-72,
so I'm looking forward to working on something a little younger.
I hardly know a damn thing about disc brakes.
I was completely torn.
So I did exactly what I do when I can't make a decision,
get the girlfriend to tell me what to do
I told myself I was not going to rush this thing.
But I'm jonesing to get it started.
Christ, the tires aren't even dry rotted!
I guess my big question is:
Should I pull the top end and investigate, or are 2 strokes allowed to seize and unseize without much drama?
The PO said it had a seizure in '99 and he put it away. However, the engine turns...
Does anybody have pdf manuals for these things?
Why does the RD seem so much heftier?
Were there frame changes or something? I could be way off, but it feels like a 50lbs difference between the two.
found lots of manuals.
for reference: http://www.aircooledrdclub.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=8539
R5 blog with some info on the side gutter. Links to manuals and such..
Thanks for the leftovers.
Tell the ole lady I owe her a beer for scoring me an R5
It all starts here...
All right.... FINE...
Another thread I have to suscribe to... See what you make me do!
I hope you gents realize that you will be getting updates from this thread
for the next 60 years.
Here's a question for anybody:
Where's the cheapest place to get stuff printed out?
Kinko's, staples, etc...? I just downloaded like 500 pages of info
and I hate more than anything to read long text on the computer.