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  1. Tim McKittrick

    Tim McKittrick Long timer

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    While we are looking for spare parts....

    I just started the resurrection of a 1982 FT500. If anyone has any parts for one of these (or perhaps an XL500 or XR500 as some of the engine bits are shared) I’d be interested. It needs a LOT.
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  2. Fighter

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    Once again Alaskan ADV'ers have made me proud.
    AK650 .....
    you're the best. Parts are greatly appreciated.

    AKDUC ...... sounds like we're on the same page. we'll keep chatting.

    Update:

    Still looking for a straight set of HBars, chain guard, dirt tires, ?????.
    Don't be shy.

    OBTW, these parts are not for any of my bikes/projects.

    MadMax is the proud new owner of a 2004 DR.
    I was afraid that if I had mentioned Max going in, this request would have died on the vine.
    The bike appears to be a solid runner that just needs some TLC.
    Thanks to Jeff and Mark, Project BLUBITCH is over the first hurdle.

    Timster, that FT was/is a kool bike. Are you building a track bike?
    Best of luck.

    Fite
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  3. Tim McKittrick

    Tim McKittrick Long timer

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    Not a track machine... it’s only got 27hp and a top speed of 95. Maybe. On a good day. For Tanacross this year I’ll be running the Ducati 848 again as well as the ‘78 RD400, assuming I can find some race tires that fit it. (Avon has either discontinued its vintage race tires altogether or production has been interrupted- not many other options for 18” wheels)

    I did get the FT running again today- likely the first time it’s made noise in 25 years.
  4. AK650

    AK650 Long timer Supporter

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    Happy to help out Fite, and enjoyed visiting with you guys. Max should really enjoy the DR. I sure love mine. :beer
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  5. TennesseeJed

    TennesseeJed Been here awhile

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    Are you just looking for OE replacement bars? I've got dirt bike bars if you're looking for additional height. I think the diameter of dirt bike bars is 1" 1/16. Might have GS bars with the smaller diameter.
  6. Fighter

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    Interested in any bars that fit and are not bent.
    Fite
  7. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    Got this Bates top box. I had planned on fitting it on my 1000SP and decided to go a different direction. Could be cool for a vintage bike project. In Anchorage, but I work in the Valley twice a week if you want delivery. sorry I didn’t wipe it off for the pics. $50

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  8. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Length,width & height?
  9. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    20” X15.5” X 12”
  10. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Thanks. 20" sounds pretty long.
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  11. Fighter

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    TenJed,
    Found some aftermarket handlebars locally. Thanks for your response.
    Fite
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  12. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    Anyone want a wind jammer?? I have one. Came off a 1975 Goldwing. $50. I’m in Anchorage, can deliver to the valley

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  13. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    make an offer!! I’m sure it’ll work for you. You just have to have faith :lol3
  14. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    Going through a big vehicle shuffle in my household. The van has to go :(

    1999 Ford E150 4.6L 110k miles $5,500 Located in Anchorage

    we bought this van about 5 years ago and used it lightly. Last season it got quite a bit of mileage by comparison (maybe 5k) while we used it as a camping rig. The rear seats are all easily removable and the bench folds down flat to a full size bed. It’s small, but my wife and I both slept on it just fine. We usually pulled one bucket out and left it at home. We could setup the baby’s pack and play and have space. I’ve also picked up many bikes in it, there is usually enough room to just remove the bench and push the front wheel between the buckets. It has blinds for all the windows, which is great for camping. We did 6 good camp trips and decided to buy a truck and get a trailer so we can have a bit more room. It makes me a bit sad, because I love this van, it’s the exact thing I was looking for when we got it, and it’s been great for us.

    low mileage for its age. Fluids were changed before I got it and the teams fluid is still nice and clean. Two summers ago, it got new front brakes (pads and rotors), wheel bearings repacked, and a new steering gear. The van has really nice (not quite new) Hancook Ipikes on it. They are undersized, but I needed something and that’s what was available. they work fine. The van came with some aftermarket 17” that had the wrong offset, I ditched those for the stock 15” and it’s been much better, that happened last summer, so I don’t have summer tires for it. There is a battery disconnect that automatically kills power when the voltage drops. The van has the LED lights inside and a TV VCR installed. The VCR won’t eject... so you get to watch Tremors.... which is awesome!!

    the only things it really needs are minor, the latch for the center console is broken, so the door won’t stay closed. There is a bungee cord. There are some bumps and bruises on the outside, the worst being a spot on the hood that has some cracked paint (I will take a better pic when it’s light out). One of the wheels doesn’t match. It’s the same style, offset etc... it’s just painted black, I didn’t get any hubcaps yet. The bench seat, seat cover has a broken zipper so the foam is exposed. It could use a detail after a summer of camping fun (sorry for the junk in the interior pics). We paid for a detail at the beginning of the season and it cleaned up really well. No doubt it will cleanup again.

    it has rear AC. The AC isn’t super cold, but the pressures are right, possibly a blend door issue. With the AC on, it idle surges and needs an Idle Air Control valve. I can handle these repairs as well, it just wasn’t so bad I made it a priority.... just trying to fully disclose.

    Any questions let me know... I’ll post some more pics tomorrow

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  15. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    Probably a long shot... but I am looking for an RV camp trailer. I have a 1ton diesel, so really anything would work, but I would ideally want a smaller scale toy hauler. I’d like to keep it under 25’ but again, for the right thing I’m pretty flexible. We were liking the tout hauler idea so we can have the open space for the kids cribs and play area, but as long as there is enough space to setup a pack and play, I’m down to look. Cost is open too, hoping to keep it under $15k, but again, for the right thing, could come up

    I have my van listed above, could use as a partial trade

    thanks!
  16. Fighter

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    WTB Motorcycle trailer
    Preferably a three rail open unit.
    Would consider a single rail.
    Talk to me.
    Fite
  17. Tim McKittrick

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    Fite- I’ll toting this trailer north from the states in three weeks, after which it’ll need a new home. It’s a ramp utility trailer with an added bike shoe, functionality a single rail at the moment, but it’s wide enough that it could be reconfigured for two bikes.

    I believe it’s got a 1500lb axle.

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  18. Fighter

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    PM being sent your way. Fite
  19. ADVGirl-907

    ADVGirl-907 n00b

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    Long shot here, but anyone have any leads on an ESA front shock for a 2017 BMW r1200gs? Thanks!
  20. lzymtbrdrkr

    lzymtbrdrkr Beer Snob! Supporter

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    I'm pretty sure Ted Porter's beemershop in California rebuilds them if that helps.