Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500

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

  1. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Should garner you quite a few WTF looks from bike geeks...:lol3
  2. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    Just picked this up for $1100 1993 Yamaha GTS1000
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  3. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Been here awhile

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    that looks like one hell of a score....looks very very well taken care of
  4. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    Well I am not so sure about that.... if you look close you will see duct tape holding the mirror on (both sides) bike was backed into parking lot tip over. Left out side for about a year so there is some oxidation and no service record. I will know more this weekend when I have a chance to pull the plastics.
  5. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Does look like a hell of a score.

    I'd be riding that for commuting.
  6. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    That's the plan I have a 35 mile commute over mountain highway (typically congested :doh) caught early enough its a decent ride over Santa Cruz Mountains.
  7. inire

    inire Browncoat symp

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    That smell?

    Thats a shitload of jealousy is what that is.:huh
  8. ty.zardoz

    ty.zardoz Adventurer

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    I bought my two RD350LC's for $1700.00, before anyone gripes me for being over the 1500 mark let me explain. The rider cost me 1200 and the parts bike cost me 500 ;)

    <a href="http://s1125.photobucket.com/albums/l588/tyzardoz/?action=view&amp;current=bike.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l588/tyzardoz/bike.jpg" border="0" alt="RD350LC"></a>

    tyz
  9. uraberg

    uraberg whosaberg?

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    Awesome find.
  10. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    Nice! Solar power chargin the battery.
  11. Braggus

    Braggus Adventurer

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    This is one of the bolds that mounted the headlight. The left side was a normal 10 or 12mm. The right one you can mount a ship to the dock with. I think it's a 16mm bold.

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    Maybe i'll replace the bold but leaf the housing :rofl

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    The wiring looks like a mess but is fine by me.

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    The bulbs from the display looks a bit gone. I replaced them and now there is some light again.

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    The next job to do is to clean the carbs because she only runs on the choke.
  12. 99Bandit

    99Bandit Been here awhile

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    I traded a Honda CB650 for this and the guy gave me a grand which I used to go buy my son a new/used dirt bike.

    Before:
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    Runs great. Rear shock is blown so, I sent it out to be rebuilt. I have about $400 into it at the moment. I needs a few other parts totalling another $200-$300 and it will be ready for the dirt.

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  13. Trust

    Trust I'll fix that

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    I don't think I've bought a single bike for more than $1500. /counts on fingers.... Yup, all were under $1500. All ran too, at some point. A few were too far gone to actually do anything with, but one of my favorites was the Goldwing w/ Hack.
  14. Trust

    Trust I'll fix that

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    Yeah, let's hear it about the solar charger for the battery... ? :ear


  15. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    Got my 1.25 W solar at HFreight. Works great thru the SAE or cig lighter plugs. Cig lighter has a flashing light when it's soaking up light and putting out power.
  16. Clawsonj

    Clawsonj n00b

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    Awesome find! I've always admired those bikes, but I've only seen 1 in person. Definitely cool and quirky. Too bad the tech wasn't developed more by Yamaha, too.


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  17. duck

    duck Banned

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    Last month I sold the "uphostlered" intergral cases for $200 so that brought my total cost down to $300 for the bike, $125 for title/reg, an extra clutch plate that I had lying around and a couple of days of my labor for a 93 K1100RS.

    Not a bad deal.... :evil
  18. inire

    inire Browncoat symp

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    I had a white one once, long ago. Was a Canuck model that i snagged after i sold my first ZX750A. Very nice bike. Theni moved to VT and had to sell it. The mate i sold it to locked it up in club racing. :cry: so ka. :cry
  19. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    Quirky.... yes a bit. I have all the plastics off and doing some basic maintenance before deciding what is next. When working around the bike I put my hand on the front swing arm pivot cap and .... SNAP wow that was plastic it will be interesting finding a replacement. :huh I guess that is the pleasure of owning something unusual.
  20. thatdirtykid

    thatdirtykid Been here awhile

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    That hack looks like it was a lot of work. But hey, it cost less than 1/10th what I would expect to pay for one that runs...

    By the way, no assembled pics in your thread on it? Now is nearly 2 years later, did you ever finish?