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  1. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Is that an "83??
  2. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Or an 84. They were the same.

    Looks unmolested.

    If it hasn't run in a couple of years, replace the left crank seal before riding.

    Reeds can be hard to come by. Start looking now.

    Tires Unlimited had Metz tires for it, they worked really well.

    Ditch the airbox and jet to match makes for nice power. Hot pipes plus that equals fun 3rd gear wheelies on the gas. :D

    Remember: There's a hinge in the frame when off throttle in a sweeper and you hit a dip.


    Have fun. :ricky
  3. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    It's an 83".
    The bike gas been ridden a couple of times a year. Needs TLC, a good cleaning and serviced.
    The tires are Metzlers.
    Going to pull all the plastic today as the temps are above zero. The rest can wait.
    The pieces required for complete restoration are all available pin eBay and through Yamaha.

    I still have to talk to the former owner and get the history on the bike. I am hoping it may have been the one I bought in 83.
  4. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Were it me , I'd replace that crank seal. Can loan you the puller.

    Had rd/rz's for 20 years. Isn't much I haven't done to them. Or broken on them.

    Pull the ypvs and clean them. Good system that works best clean.

    Wheel bearings. Replace from a bearing store.

    Re and re swingarm. Always neglected.

    Rd400 carbs are 2mm bigger. Cheap upgrade.

    So many fun things can be done... :D
  5. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Thanks for the pointers.
    As it stands, I am going through the plastic, cleaning and repairing.
    Slowly stripping the bike so it's all ready to back together "clean". It's my way if organizing the rebuild.
    Will pm you when I need your assistance.
    Thanks
  6. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Here is an 86 my brother and I put together.
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  7. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Nice Ron, 86', the fast model...
    I decided on the 83', because its the first year model and the fact I can put a vintage plate on it this year. Insurance will be $150.00 instead of $900.00.
  8. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    We did an "83 as well... I'll see if he has pictures of that one.

    I prefer the 83, with the round headlight, very classic looking bike.
  9. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Seems to be a lot of them for sale. Kijiji in Southern Ontario for example.CBR125= pages of them. Wonder why? maybe people buy them as a learner bike and then want to move up to a bigger bike.. I like the small bikes also, but prefer dualsport over street only. Its like getting the mileage of a scooter, but being able to go off road.
  10. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Looks to be a pretty good one. Fender even looks good. It will sound better than any harley. Multi-cyl 2 stroke sound is great.
  11. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Nice Ron!! He still own it?
  12. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    Most likely the 2-fitty street bike phenomena. Buy first bike, ride it for a season, sell it to upgrade. Or buy first bike, realize you don't like it, sell it.

    I've got my FJR for touring on, bought the CBR for around town use (best tank over 100mpg/UK). Then Honda came out with the CRFL, which suits riding around here a whole lot better. Truth be told I still prefer riding the CBR over the CRFL. But I sure like the places I can take the CRFL that the CBR would blow goats on.

    No matter, It's paid for. I pulled it off Kijiji until the early spring.
  13. FINNDIAN

    FINNDIAN Mine goes to 11

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    Got the GS back to life tonight

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  14. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Looking at that ignition without the sidecover brings me right back to the Tioga Pass. You are going to have a solid runner for many years, and the best thing about having a beater bike, is it saves your better bikes from racking up the odometer on the utilitarian type rides, preserving the good bikes much longer.Sorry for calling it a beater.
  15. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Gord, sure would like to see it running at night!!!!
  16. FINNDIAN

    FINNDIAN Mine goes to 11

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    Its a beater. Its great to save miles on the 950 and prolong it's life.
    Anxious to put the sidecar on. It'll have to wait for spring.
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  17. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    thanks for the update Gord.

    The Uno Grande 1000 GSA represented much the same thing, a super cheap initial buy, rock solid reliability and power, and no worries over wearing out my other bikes prematurely. This one can bear the brunt of the usual riding. I really like the bike, and when it fell ill a while back I thought it was done, but it came back to life for more....I have almost extracted the value out of my initial investment.....

    The good old GS. This picture isnt that old. Checkout the price of fuel.
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    The reason it was blowing fuses like crazy was hard to figure out. One day I had the tank off and was trying to sort it out. I noticed it would start and run great, but when I put it all back together and tried riding it, it would pop a fuse. Then one time, as I had the key"on" and hooked up the wires for the fuel gauage sending unit, the fuse popped right then and there. Since I no longer have the fuel gauge wires connected its been problem free. Its a great bike........

    GS thread here on ADV
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300047

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    Monday cloudy day ride. Well above freezing, I wanted to run the Taco bike a bit so I can dump the oil and install the stainless steel reusable oil filter. Also new x-ring chain and sprockets, as well as new front brake pads.
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    It was real messy and highly dangerous. Traction is better when its frozen. It was nice to hear the little 250 motor.
  18. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Hey Hekto, how much snow did you guys loose up there with that warm raining spell? We went from 8" down to maybe 2" now hard as rock and some bare spots. Wonder if the lakes had to start over with the ice making, never checked them.

    Now with the snow loss, I can't even ride the sled anymore...winter or summer, make up your mind :ddog
  19. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    its almost all gone now. The snow on the lakes melted too, and should be frozen good now with the cold temps last night.
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    This was the lake the day I went out(monday)
  20. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Thanks Hekto! Looks like the lakes will benefit from this melt and then cold again.