I finally beat Friar to a bike

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by KL5A, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    We all know how Friar Mike likes to score those Craigslist deals, well, really, don't we all?

    I was quicker than everyone on this bike-

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    Which worked out so well I went back for more.

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    A couple of YAmmy XT's, and a DT400, with 251 miles on the clock. Too bad it didn't include a piston, apparently the first owner didn't realize that you had to add oil to the injection tank. Anyway, all of this was free! :deal A local gentleman is cleaning out his yard ( a task I need to start on myself) and I gratefully scooped these up.

    I may try a bonded title for the DT400, it might be worth restoring. Not too many of those ring dingers arounf these days. Otherwise, this could make for an interesting iceracer. So, anybody know a certified motorcycle appraiser who appraises old dead bikes low?
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  2. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    You are right I was asleep at the switch. I could have got them in one run.:lol3 Been to bizzy to be on CL in the last 12 hours.:1drinkgood score 5
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  3. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    You traded the GS for those?????:lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  4. Nanuq

    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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    Nice score!:D
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  5. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    Yeah, I saw those, but didn't have space..... & besides, I swore off 2 strokes anyway. I do have a new frankencycle on the way though.... hope to be done in a couple weeks.
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  6. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    Well, I wanted to trade straight up but I had to throw in money, a lawn mower and a case of beer. I drive a hard bargain, you know. :deal
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  7. subybaja

    subybaja Long timer

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    Well, you came out ahead in the Total Cylinder Count Olympics!

    I saw those on CL the other day...
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  8. CruisingRam

    CruisingRam Frankenbike builder

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    Ha- if we are counting cylinder head total count- I think you would agree I would win? :D
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  9. Gusgus

    Gusgus Banned

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    I'm at 12 cylinders (motorcycle only) Running cylinders????? 8.........

    Gauntlet thrown down!:brow
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  10. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Dah.... doesn't take long when you count by fours.

    Fite in at 9 cylinders, eight of them still pumping.
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  11. CruisingRam

    CruisingRam Frankenbike builder

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    At least 32-40 cylinders, 15 or so running, 8 personally mine, at least 8 customers.

    My personal 8 cylinders are four at a time, one twin, one triple, running, but not sold or ridden at this time, need title for twin, gonna build a frame for the triple instead of restore. A gs550 E and KZ750 are both inline fours, payin' customers.
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  12. Katoomer

    Katoomer Silver Surfer

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    Nice score 5! Wish I still had my 78 DT400 and 83 XT550. Brings back great memories. Good luck restoring them to their former glory.

    2-VTwins = 4
    1-Inline 4 = 4
    1-one thumper = 1
    2 - Boxers = 4
    Total cylinders still a pumpin: 13

    CR: Can only count those for which you have title. The way I see it you're still at 8......good luck gentlemen.
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  13. CruisingRam

    CruisingRam Frankenbike builder

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    I have the title for 12- the customer still hasnt' paid off the GS 550E (I am such a cheater!) - though- to be fair- ya, I currently have 8 running cylinders I consider my own and don't plan on selling unless the price is REALLY right.

    1- Inline 4= 4
    1 V4, = 4.

    The triple is mine, and it wouldn't take a week to get it going again, I think, and I dont' have a buyer for it yet- so

    1-Suzuki inline 3- 3-1 demerit for not getting it on the road-

    =10 neaner neaner
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  14. Spicy McHaggis

    Spicy McHaggis Darth Peach's cracker...

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    Nice taste in motos.

    Choice of auto, on the otherhand...not so much.
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  15. Gusgus

    Gusgus Banned

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    It looks like Toomer has the winning total,
    Mine? I count the first bike as 6 cyls, then the 2 cylinder model, equaling 8 a pumpin!:super
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  16. CruisingRam

    CruisingRam Frankenbike builder

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    ooo, that is the easy way- if you had a goldbling AND valkryie- you would have a 12 cylinder count!:D
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  17. Gusgus

    Gusgus Banned

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    :ilmostro thank you very much!
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  18. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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    I had the *exact* same reaction. :huh
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