Rocky Mountain Flea Market

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by neduro, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. L-ucky-S-ix

    L-ucky-S-ix Dadgum'd

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    Nice! This one is the 4.0L Renix as well. I honestly think this thing has never seen much offroad. Aside from the dirt roads I drive to get to lakes and reservoirs the previous owners drove it around the city of Boulder since new. It does nicely when I want to drive it in the snow instead of my rwd car, but it's going to simplify my life tremendously if I can sell it.
  2. Merfman

    Merfman Trustin' my cape...

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    SOLD!

    Just bought a new bed so the old bed (King) went into the guest room and the guest room bed (Queen) seen here has to go. Listed on CL for $300, $250 for inmates. The whole set is like new since it was in the guest room and we don't get many visitors.

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    Not sure why the image is soooo tiny. If anyone is interested I can supply better pix...

    sebben 1 9 foe foe zero sebben five oh too - or PM
  3. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

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    A couple of months ago I started looking for a couple of specific bikes....
    I had no luck finding anything locally, and ended up buying a very cool bike that was not on my original list. I picked it up in Las Vegas before the holidays, and it turned out to be in better condition than I'd imagined.

    Recently I found a fairly local example of one of the bikes I started my search for - so I'm putting the W650 out there for a quick local sale.
    If it doesn't sell, I don't have to have that other bike... I'll hang onto the W650 for a while - it's a pretty cool bike and fun to ride. If it sells, it will come close to breaking a record for garage-stay brevity. :lol2

    This isn't going into the main Flea Market, it's more of an "off season, maybe someone's looking" deal. And cheaper than the one in Colorado Springs craigslist too :nod :evil

    2000 W650 w/ 14,800 miles $4300

    Previous owner's wife's bike....new battery, o-ring chain, tires, and clutch w/ heavy duty springs. The oem clutch was fine, but was feeling strange so the previous owner installed a new clutch/springs and that brought the feel back. It rides and feels like a new bike. The PO had just adjusted the valves and changed the oil & filter.
    To eliminate the factory lean jetting, he installed Thruxton needles in the carbs (richer taper) and exposed the fuel screws, backing them out 1/2 turn.
    It carburets perfectly.

    Though it looks very retro, the engine is a 4 valve/cylinder SOHC, shim over bucket, using the same 7.48mm shims my TE310 does. You slide the rocker aside to get to the shim - valve adjustments are easy, and one won't have to be done for quite a while.

    I have the oem chainguard and taillight assembly, as well as a set of aftermarket cafe handlebars.

    In excellent original condition, if you're interested - take it for a spin. They feel as old's cool as they look.

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  4. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    :lol3:lol3 It's a sickness, I tell ya. :lol3:lol3
  5. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Needs a vaccine or we will all get it
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  6. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

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    that's not very good enabling behavior, Dave :bluduh







    :lol2
  7. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    This HAS to be a record for Blake's quickest "Pass-Through" (Not counting Mexican food, of course :lol3 )

    Ok, be honest, Blake: why isn't it staying in your stable? :ear
  8. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I have ridden this and WOW what a Cool bike. It runs very smooth. A real classic with modern mechanics. Someone is going the get a great bike with this one.

    Marc
  9. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    Hey, I think I won the "When will Blake sell the W650" pool. I had Jan 9.:rofl:rofl (thanks Blake for keeping up the tradition):D
  10. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

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    It might be there for years...

    I just found a nice example of the bike that was at the top of my search list.

    I'm not throwing this under the bus, or putting it up for sale in any serious fashion - just seeing if anyone local wants to take it off my hands.
  11. PrairieRider

    PrairieRider Gearing down for Hell

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    Really Blake...perhaps you should consider opening your own retail MC shop for cool bikes to satisfy your inner need to buy & sell. :D Can't imagine folks in the area would be extremely supportive.
  12. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    I'd like to see your dynamic list. That way we could play along with you. That W is one of the only non triumph well done modern retros, I was sad that they didn't do better over here. I'd be surprised if it doesn't move ...........
  13. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    We can call it, "WWBB?" (What Would Blake Buy?) :D
  14. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Paging Opie, Opie to the white courtesy phone...
  15. lkr57

    lkr57 Tired and Retired!

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    PM sent on the W650 :D

    I'd been eyeing that one in Canon City but the asking price was kind of high and I don't happen to have that much gold bullion on hand...

    Debby

  16. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

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    Debby,

    didn't get your pm yet, but pm'd you with some contact / email info
  17. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    This is the bike you'll wish you still had.
  18. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    Back in the trailer market, more specifics this time:

    • I need something that will fit the Ural and the VStrom (the big hoss won't it in the van with the DR), so looking for 6+ feet wide and a decently long deck.
    • ~15" tires as it will see lots of highway use, spare would be a big plus.
    • Tongue jack, preferably with a wheel on it.
    • Ideally I'd like stake pockets on it, splitting the cost with my dad who needs something that can be used as a utility trailer. Of course I can rig something together with u-bolts if needed.
    • Ramps would be a big plus too.
    Looking to spend around $1000, PM me if you have something, thanks,


    Geoff
  19. velocityjunky

    velocityjunky Been here awhile

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    I just bought a beta 350rr......yehaw,
    time to see if I like 4 strokes...?

    Im putting my yz woods bike up for sale to recoup some costs.
    I love this bike and have treated it very well, has it been ridden hard and crashed sure, but it has always been well maintained and cared for, and it has never let me down

    This bike was a replacement for a 2007 ktm 250xcw and is a great woods bike. I bought it with about 10 hrs on it and have ridden it for about 3.5 seasons

    it has a long list of stuff.

    rekluse exp 2.0 (with a sunline clutch lever to regain lever adjustment)
    13oz Steahly FWW
    timing retarded 2 degrees
    clarke tank
    flatland skidplate and rad guards
    PMB kickstand
    FMF gnarly
    turbine core silencer
    fatbars and a scotts mount (Im keeping the damper)
    Hitchcock revalved suspension for fast trail riding (more XC than XCW in ktm speak)
    stock springs so best suited for riders in the 180 range
    head was cut by RB for proper squish
    he also cut the slide a step leaner which really smoothes out the transition from 1/8-1/4 throttle and helps it run really steady at a cracked throttle in top gear, great mod for $15.
    steel braided front brake line
    and im sure im forgetting something

    comes with:
    extra twin air filter
    and a couple bottles of yamalube premix
    stock take offs
    and some spares

    topend was done fall 2011, with yamaha piston and rings
    rear shock bearings replaced last winter
    as well as greased the linkage and swingarm bearings
    sprockets have 1 season on them
    chain is almost new, but it is a funky red and non oring......came off of the beta I bought
    has funky graphics but ready for a retro yamaha red white scheme if you dont like them

    needs:
    a Wash but its like 10 degrees out
    tires, they gave the little life they had to moab
    one front spoke is broken from same trip, take it to woodys when you put whatever tires you want on it
    rear shock is starting to weep, Niel hores at hitchcock can set you up for just over $100


    just throwing it here cause im bored, Id prefer to clean it up real nice fix the things that it needs and sell it in the spring for quite a bit more
    but since its january, and needs the things i listed im asking $2100

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  20. Scott1911

    Scott1911 Been here awhile

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    Price drop

    40 for the stove

    80 for the book with batteries