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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by 309, Jul 21, 2005.
Come on, Come on!! Did you buy it?!?!
Depending on the weather, I'll be PIMPN starting Sunday or Monday.
my '77 XS650 was one of my all time favorite bikes, had it for over 8 yrs.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
The plate is tasteful, you can't really tell what it says until you think about it for a minute. Very cool bike, Congrats.
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.
Now THAT made me LOL!
Gotta give this guy credit for writing an ad that stands out from the pack.
And is insulting to anyone with any taste, manners, maturity or class. Says a lot about the owner, none of it good.
If you aren't already you're going to be extreemely dissapointed in advrider
Yeah, steer clear of the Basement!
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 .
Epic. Like corn through a goose.
I agree, if you didnt laugh about that, you are not FAWKIN ALIVE!!
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.
1966 BMW R69S For Sale - out of my price range, but a nice looking bike with some unique handlebars - they'd kill ya before you flew over them.
That attitude is a Texas thing . Spot them a mile away ,even before they start talking.