Craigslists: "Dumbass of the week" Nominee

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by PBOB, May 22, 2013.

  1. theborderdog

    theborderdog XR4 PILOT

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    I’m not going to lie I had a Lada niva....and it was a pretty capable machine for what it was Adjustments.jpg
  2. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Looks great!
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  3. theborderdog

    theborderdog XR4 PILOT

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    Yeah it wasn’t a bad looking fourby....more capable than anyone is led to believe
  4. 11motos

    11motos Feral Rider

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    The price seems right .... :hmmmmm

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  5. SilveradoCA

    SilveradoCA Wildling

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    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.
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  6. theborderdog

    theborderdog XR4 PILOT

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    I got to agree....mini tank super low gearing

    Would climb a telegraph pole if you let it
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  7. rdbonds

    rdbonds Breaker of Things

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    I had to go search Scranton Craigslist just to see the other photos on that thing. That is truly a thing of wonder. :lol2
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  8. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    Just sent that to my nephew. It’s right up his alley!
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  9. ZappBranigan

    ZappBranigan Still Riding

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    I'll see your Yugo and raise you...

    The ADOBE!

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  10. DR Donk

    DR Donk Been here awhile

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    I spotted the error right away! He has it listed at $800.00. I'm sure he meant $8000.00 :lol3
  11. PNWRR

    PNWRR A study in Mopishness

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    Maybe it's from Schrute Farms, a project started by Mose. How many uninspected welds hold that front wheel hub in place? :eek7

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  12. DR Donk

    DR Donk Been here awhile

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    That made me LOL! :lol3
  13. Guri

    Guri Been here awhile

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    1980 CX500 Custom - $4,500 (Los Angeles)
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    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.

    Terms:
    CASH ONLY
    PICKUP ONLY
    WILL NOT TRADE
    LOWBALLS COMPLETELY IGNORED
  14. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    "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. :oscar
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  15. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    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!
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  16. Marco Moto

    Marco Moto Voyager Supporter

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    Yeah the way he syncs carbs... wow like no-one else, it's like art! they're so freaking synced! :lol3
  17. ZappBranigan

    ZappBranigan Still Riding

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    YOU LEAVE NICK GARFF ALONE!

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  18. ZappBranigan

    ZappBranigan Still Riding

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    "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. :gun2
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  19. MacMcMacmac

    MacMcMacmac Been here awhile

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    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.
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  20. SilveradoCA

    SilveradoCA Wildling

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    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
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