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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by PBOB, May 22, 2013.
I’m not going to lie I had a Lada niva....and it was a pretty capable machine for what it was
Yeah it wasn’t a bad looking fourby....more capable than anyone is led to believe
The price seems right ....
I owned one too, briefly in the late '90s. Bought it cheap, figured I could fix up the issues with it, but later found some catastrophic rust underneath a layer of undercoating that killed the mojo. It was a mini-tank off road though. Similar to a Suzuki Samurai with little power but super low gearing. The Niva also had locking diffs front and rear from the factory; they were cable actuated. Even though they were sold in Canada for quite a few years, parts were difficult to come by as I recall.
I got to agree....mini tank super low gearing
Would climb a telegraph pole if you let it
I had to go search Scranton Craigslist just to see the other photos on that thing. That is truly a thing of wonder.
Just sent that to my nephew. It’s right up his alley!
I'll see your Yugo and raise you...
I spotted the error right away! He has it listed at $800.00. I'm sure he meant $8000.00
Maybe it's from Schrute Farms, a project started by Mose. How many uninspected welds hold that front wheel hub in place?
That made me LOL!
1980 CX500 Custom - $4,500 (Los Angeles)
1980 CX500 Custom
She sounds and rides as fierce as she looks.
Cafe style seat pan
Stock frame (no chopping or welding)
Ignitech ignition system
LED rear indicators
Fresh re-built and synched carbs done by the carb expert Larry Cargill
Bridgestone Spitfire tires
Original Comstar wheels
New Master Cylinder brake fluid and front brake line
New front brake pads
Tank is treated with marine grade rust inhibitor
Ebay speedometer but still have original gauge cluster
Harley cruiser exhaust
New clutch/throttle/choke cables
New stock fan blades and radiator
New rear shocks
New rear view mirrors
Will send a video of cold start if interested.
Pink slip in hand. Clean title, current registration until June 2021, fully ready to ride.
This was my commuter to work for about 2 years. Due to COVID I need to sell.
Will only test ride to experienced and LICENSED riders with current motorcycle insurance.
WILL NOT TRADE
LOWBALLS COMPLETELY IGNORED
"Stock frame (no chopping or welding)"
Well that's a problem. If he just took a sawzall to it he could double his asking price.
F-kin A, it's got "...synched carbs done by the carb expert Larry Cargill" !! if it only had a Nick Garff exhaust, I'd buy it!
Yeah the way he syncs carbs... wow like no-one else, it's like art! they're so freaking synced!
YOU LEAVE NICK GARFF ALONE!
"It's been on the back burner for too long."
I agree. It needs to be put on the front burner. And the burner needs to be turned up to HIGH.
Roving bands of Russian sailors would knock on the doors of anyone in St. John's with a dead Lada in their driveway since it was quicker and cheaper to obtain parts by buying dead ones there and in Mt. Pearl than waiting for the factory to churn them out at home. More than one Lada was craned onto a a Russian trawler in St. John's harbour. I remember Skodas as well, rear engined air-cooled flat fours with AWD. They seemed to have a pretty decent rep with the people who bought them. No powerhouses though.
I always felt bad for the Russian sailors. The boats the came on were in sad shape. I remember one listing badly to port tied up in the harbour. One year everyone in small town invited a crew to a Christmas dinner where they were all given warm winter clothing and water proof gear since some of them were working in the icy North Atlantic without as much as a pair of waterproof gloves or boots. A friend of mine three sheets to the wind spent a memorable New Year's Eve aboard a trawler in port when he approached one with a rather large amount of alcohol and cake and asked to be let aboard. He was given an ermine-skin winter hat in appreciation.
Russian sailors selling dodgy Bulgarian cigarettes were common downtown. They were cheap, but you had to rage puff them since they went up like dried hay.
I can't imagine how badly a Lada that lived in NL or the Maritimes would have rusted. I'm pretty sure the Russians pre-rusted them for your convenience. The one I had was terminal, and it was a BC transplant into Alberta.
As for the smokes, they couldn't be any worse than those Ontario rez smokes that come in a square ziplock bag, could they? LOL