Today's craigslist finds......

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by 309, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. RalphyDo

    RalphyDo Banned

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    Come on, Come on!! Did you buy it?!?!
  2. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    Depending on the weather, I'll be PIMPN starting Sunday or Monday. :clap
  3. Blakebird

    Blakebird Solo Backwardo

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    :thumb

    my '77 XS650 was one of my all time favorite bikes, had it for over 8 yrs.
  4. RalphyDo

    RalphyDo Banned

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    Nice score!
  5. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    I would agree. It could use a good cleaning, and there is a minor oil leak to deal with (winter project). I will probably end up repainting the tank at some point simply because there's some chips on it. But that's really about it for now...just want to get it home, start riding it and playing with it, and see what else jumps out at me that I should do.

    Very good guy to deal with...gave me a run-down on what he had done to it, and is giving me a BUNCH of spare parts and the chilton manual (I need to get a Clymer manual). The bike is complete as it stands, but I'll have an extra 1.5 engines (one complete, one needs some work), and several boxes of take-offs, spares, miscellaneous parts, etc.

    Got it just in the nick of time too...he's heading overseas very soon. Like it wouldn't be available at the end of the week...that soon.

    Once I get it home, and start playing with it, I'm sure I'll put up a thread elsewhere...maybe in Old's Cool.

    And for now, I'm thinking that PIMPN number plate stays.:lol3
  6. Blakebird

    Blakebird Solo Backwardo

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    keep an eye on the alternator brushes.... one of them wears more quickly than the other, and when it's done it can end a nice trip :D

    Happened to me on a road trip in '77 in northern California.
    Bike started running on one cylinder unless I turned off the headlight....then all the time....would die when I hit a turn signal.:scratch

    I wasn't much of a diagnostician and didn't realize the battery was no longer being charged, and the bike was running off the battery - until I got a good long way away from any town....and it died completely. :bluduh
  7. RalphyDo

    RalphyDo Banned

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    Yep, you have to jump on those good deals when you see them. I missed out of a Dnepr sidecar rig several months back. If I had called right when I saw it, I'd own it! But I waited until the next morning and they guy was helping the new owner to load it up! I think I might start looking for a project that will evolve into the bike you got!:lol3

    The plate is tasteful, you can't really tell what it says until you think about it for a minute. Very cool bike, Congrats.
  8. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tips! Sent you a pm in response to yours. I'll probably dig into the alternator this winter as well...it's coming with a Hughs perm magnet conversion, but it's not installed...owner said the stock alternator is working fine now, but it's probably just a matter of time. It's already got a Pamco ignition (a good thing in my book), so I think as long as the rest of the electrics are working well I should be ok. It fired right up today from stone cold...a pretty good sign that the basics are ok.
  9. capcrazy

    capcrazy what, me worry?

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  10. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    Now THAT made me LOL! :rofl:rofl:rofl
  11. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    :rofl

    Gotta give this guy credit for writing an ad that stands out from the pack.
  12. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    And is insulting to anyone with any taste, manners, maturity or class. Says a lot about the owner, none of it good.
  13. ganshert

    ganshert not sleeping

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    If you aren't already you're going to be extreemely dissapointed in advrider :lol3
  14. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Yeah, steer clear of the Basement!
  15. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    Head on down to Jo Momma Mate , that's where the classy highbrow folks hangout and discuss the meaning of life along with quantum physics and the like . Up here in the Rockies we are just peasants in comparison and are all striving to be included in the Jo Momma gang but alas Hillbilly's aren't welcome way down there in the elite quarter where grammar and spelling is checked along with content to make sure the high standard is kept .:lol3
  16. TimothyCaseTimothy

    TimothyCaseTimothy Been here awhile

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    Epic. Like corn through a goose. :rofl
  17. RalphyDo

    RalphyDo Banned

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    I agree, if you didnt laugh about that, you are not FAWKIN ALIVE!!:lol3
  18. Haasenpfeffer

    Haasenpfeffer Training wheels R off

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    So did you get it? I see that it is off craigs list. I was trying to talk myself out of going to see it and buy it.
  19. wzd1a

    wzd1a Long timer

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  20. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    That attitude is a Texas thing . Spot them a mile away ,even before they start talking.