Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by nedodjija, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. jas67

    jas67 Long timer

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    LOL, I had to quit reading CL myself, as I kept buying bikes. I've now got a garage full of projects that were good deals, but, not enough time to work on them. I need to clear the project backlog before I buy anymore.
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  2. jas67

    jas67 Long timer

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    Glad to see you finally got one she likes. The VTR250 is a great bike for smaller riders, light and agile, plus a good bit more power than 250's like the Nighthawk, Rebel, etc.

    I had one for a couple years after I first started riding, and while I had bigger bikes at the time, it was my favorite. That bike thought me a lot about riding fast w/o needing a lot of power to do it.
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  3. OJ-J

    OJ-J Chillin

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    A Christmas rescue! :-)

    I scored a 2001 GSXR 750 two weeks ago off CL for an even grand, kid laid it down on the left side 2 years ago and it sat ever since, 19k miles and clean title.


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    Getting her all cleaned up and in order, what a great Christmas present. :rilla

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  4. OJ-J

    OJ-J Chillin

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    New battery and fluids and she fired right up! :-)

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    For less than $500 I scored the left side bodywork and a Yosh bolt-on.

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  5. OJ-J

    OJ-J Chillin

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    - New fork seals
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  6. OJ-J

    OJ-J Chillin

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    Got the left side, tail, and Yosh mounted. :-)

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  7. pnhd65

    pnhd65 renaissance man

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    I hate you, I really hate you. :clap Merry Christmas
  8. OJ-J

    OJ-J Chillin

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    :D :beer
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    pnhd65 renaissance man

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    I still hate you.:D
  10. dpforth

    dpforth no inline fours

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    I hear ya. I've been saying that for a few years and I've been doing pretty well... until this month when three bikes found me. A Versys, a Guzzi and a Cota. About $1500 USD for the trio, how could I say no. At the rate I work I now have about two lifetimes worth of projects.
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  11. jas67

    jas67 Long timer

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    Tell us about the Guzzi!
    PICS!
  12. dpforth

    dpforth no inline fours

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    It's an 03 V11 California. Salvage bike with bad front end damage. Because I really didn't need another project I put in a very low bid and got it for $400.CDN tax in. I'll easily get my money back selling the parts I don't need (full luggage, Russel seat, etc) and it will become a great 70s style twin shock, spoke wheels cafe. I have a couple small block MGs but really wanted a big block.
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  13. pikl

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    Sounds like a really sweet deal. I've bought a T5 a couple years ago for 1000€ (in good condition, except it needed most clutch parts replaced), and I also plan on doing something similar, turning it into a (perhaps more touring oriented) 1000S. I suggest you buy the Guzziology, it is really a wonderful and helpful book if you do anything Guzzi related (or even for other bikes as well) - lots of tips and tricks.
  14. dpforth

    dpforth no inline fours

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    I bought a copy shortly after I got my Monza. Fantastic resource!
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  15. jas67

    jas67 Long timer

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    Can't wait to see what you come up with!

    The Guzzi Tonti frame is a fantastic platform upon which to build a cafe!
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  16. Richy

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    Picked up this ‘94 883 a couple months ago, $1100. 5K miles! A49845DA-DA1A-4D4B-BE97-AB8F92ADCE70.jpeg
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    Made some pipes for it, utilizing some mufflers my nephew gave me. I’m not really making a dual sport out of it, but I’m gonna make it more dirt road capable, at least. Cheaply,
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    Richy Long timer

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    Better pic of the pipes.
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  18. noman

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    drop dead gorgeous pipes, and huge potential for whatever you want - nice purchase ! have always wanted to fab a bobber of some sort: single seat, drag bars, straight pipes, prob dual disc upgrade, and removing whatever weight i can find. hack the fenders, oem blinks off. i've been put off by the reported vib right at 55, but it's prob not meant for cruising anyhow.

    does the drive belt need to be changed on a miles/time interval, like the ducs i've had ? or maybe just miles ?
  19. ben2go

    ben2go I am Ben! Hear me snore!

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    Did that HD live outside? The OE pipes look like they were under water.
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    isn't Florida Always under water?
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