Carolina Craigslist Crap!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by GI_JO_NATHAN, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    :lol3
  2. schnabba

    schnabba Long timer

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    Don't be hatin on my old bike!

    I bought that bike back in 2008 (?) from the second owner (I Think).... front fork seals were shot, fluid looked like coffee grounds. replaced the fluid, the seals, installed racetech springs (not progressive, flat rate)... and some whatever cartridge emulators (that part was a waste, the springs were the best upgrade).

    I had to replace the plastic fuel disconnects with metal replacements (there is a company that sells them - check tiger triple)... new fuel lines (just because)... the fuel regulator was a bit iffy, but I left it as is... runs a bit rich at startup, but so what? it's vacuum operated. That's a first generation fuel injection, but a second generation ECM. 1999/2000 885i motors had that.

    replaced the head gasket since the coolant was weeping when it would hit 28 degrees or colder. did a valve adjustment at that time. new coolant and new coolant cap. Rerouted and replaced the coolant overflow stuff (elbows were plastic and the old hoses were rotted).... replaced the clutch cable with a 1050 unit, different routing, easier pull... also the clutch basket lever - 10mm longer on the 955/1050 motors, direct fit. replaced every vacuum line just because I was there.

    the seat is a bill mayer saddle. Rider AND pillion. I did that. (was when I sold it, looks to be the same, but it's easy to check) I see that the reflective tape job is still there ;) The center stand is a touratech/SW motech (forget which one exactly)... the OEM unit would bend and fail. That one is better.

    I went through that bike when I bought it - was 28-30K back then. cleaned and regreased all the swingarm and suspension crap. Annoying tapered pin/axle for the swingarm pivot... f#$*^! tripumph)... new chain and sprockets, new EBC pads, bleed the brakes, and so on... (since 45K dunno though!)

    had to replace some of the rear wiring - mice had chewed up a bit of if from the owner in hillsboro... so it was a winter project. also replaced some of the turn signals and so on at the time since the sockets were somewhat rusted on a few. And the brake light.

    had a spare low mileage RSU and swingarm for a while... that will be annoying.... I am not sure the RSU is rebuildable, and there is not an aftermarket for it. So I had a few spares in the garage... one wears out, swap in a low mileage one.

    decent bike. Best version of that model was the late 2006 955i models where they were using the 1050 engine cases .... although, that 885i motor used a real alternator with built in rectifier. Tall, can't be lowered, zero rear suspension available. OEM cases are actually halfway decent. maintenance is easy. Lots of information at tigertriple forum....

    ordered a spare set of keys from triumph (proper key blanks with logo) and had them cut at a local locksmith... think I had 4 keys total.

    I used as a trade in in 2011 or so to get my tiger 1050 at ray price in raleigh. Around 40K. Good to see it's still riding around!

    NOTE: I haven't verified the VIN to see for sure, but all the mods look to be my old bike ... and there aren't a lot of eclipse blue 2000 models around ;)
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  3. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    Wow thats cool Walker..you are quite meticulous as well... How tall is tall?...sounds like 30" inseam would be vertically challenging
  4. schnabba

    schnabba Long timer

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    Tippy tippy toes. Can't be lowered. Direct connection to the RSU. Not a linked suspension. Think of a tiger 800xc and even more tippy toe. Comfy seating position on long rides, sucked in traffic when you have to mount/dismount at stops.

    Get the price low enough, worst thing is you'll need the top end rebuilt at around 100K (valve guides mostly)... and an underdamped rear suspension that will be well worn by then. Be a fun toy for a number of years though!


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  5. bbanker

    bbanker Klrista

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  6. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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  7. MaverickNC

    MaverickNC Gnarly Dude

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  8. bbanker

    bbanker Klrista

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    No deal :(


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  9. bbanker

    bbanker Klrista

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    Much better than stock. I'm #250 and have it set up pretty stiff. The rear shock blew at about 20,000 mi and the shock has been trouble free since. Also the progressive front springs really decreased the front end dive under braking. Especially with the 320 rotor up front.


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  10. bbanker

    bbanker Klrista

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    That being said I might have gone with a Cogent Dynamics setup if I did it again. Mostly because I met Rick at Willville a few years back and he seemed like a stellar dude.


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  11. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Rick is good people, and he knows suspensions better than anyone I've ever met. There is a big difference between engineering and practical application. Rick understands the difference between the two, and seems to be able to dial in exactly what a rider needs. That is what I like about him.
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  12. MaverickNC

    MaverickNC Gnarly Dude

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    Good to know, thanks!
  13. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Adventurer

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  14. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I looked at that Concours at Powersports of Greenville. Seems like a decent bike.
  15. Draechon

    Draechon Long timer

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    https://cosprings.craigslist.org/mcy/d/titled-2002-dr650-frame-2006/6279859723.html

    Titled 2002 DR650 Frame / 2006 GSXR motor - $1000
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    Titled 2002 DR650 Frame / 2006 GSXR motor
    small project: motor and components are mounted nicely in frame.
    Needs routing of return and vent fuel lines into tank, swing arm spacers fit. Flash Tune ECU, 4 into 1 exhaust with FMF forest approved spark arrester.
    This is a wicked hybrid that needs the right person to finish it up and ride this 120+ HP street legal trail bike.
  16. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    That one deserves the name "Widowmaker" more than any other...
  17. truck6driver

    truck6driver Proud Navy dad!

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    I see a project that needs to be un-done. Way more out of wack that just fuel lines. :nod

    But hey if you going to throw money and time at something why not a DR. :lol3
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  18. fallguy

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  19. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    If that was closer, I would buy it. Just for the heck of it!
  20. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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