Old school rides: Let's see 'em!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Drif10, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    1984 Nighthawk 700SC. Purchased last winter.

    It had been owned by a number of short-term owners - probably some were deliberate flippers. I did overpay, not by a lot; but it is what it is.

    Cosmetically it's a twenty-foot good. The fairing's a bit crazed from sun; but the paint's not oxidized. The side panels are good, nothing broken. Mechanically, the deep-down stuff was ignored. Fork head bearings were shot; throttle cables were drier than dust inside - and the return cable broken; PO had ridden it that way. I didn't catch that on a test.

    It's needy, as old stuff is. I gave it a wash the other day at a local spray-wand car wash - and it shorted out two cylinders. Limped home on two. That was a two-mile ride and it didn't dry them out, but the next morning it ran fine. So...I have to dig into the ignition circuits.

    Pics are at my garage unit.

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  2. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    nice you didn't trash it like some many people do whom dont know what they are doing . cool looking build.
  3. ShOqUePoT

    ShOqUePoT GS Pot

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    Thanks a lot. I bought an '82 to cafe first but decided it was too nice and restored it instead. Then, I found this '81 and figured I would give it a try. I'm actually surprised at how well it runs and rides. I'd heard mixed reviews on twin carb conversions but they really work well.
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  4. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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    Happy Birthday Burt !
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  5. Kiwi Mo

    Kiwi Mo Long timer

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  6. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Long timer

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    I like the dramatic quality of the photo but it's hard to see your work. When you get a chance post one in daylight. :thumbup
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  7. Kiwi Mo

    Kiwi Mo Long timer

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  8. CaratFarmer_NC

    CaratFarmer_NC Adventurer

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  9. CaratFarmer_NC

    CaratFarmer_NC Adventurer

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  10. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Airheads.jpg Getting ready for a ride up the coast with @abhiram two weeks ago. Two days later everything was on fire.
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  11. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    DSCN0743 (1).JPG Bodine T160 & T150.JPG My other old jalopy mutt. 69 T-150 current version of the green bike in 1986 can believe I have had it 30+ yrs. sold the T-160 in 2017
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  12. Apexit69

    Apexit69 Wanderer Supporter

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    C8DC16B3-8EB1-4CA6-8DDB-DBB7E1F40A53.jpeg Not my rd350b or rd200, but had one of each and cut my teeth on an 84 RZ350 D7909E74-AD7F-40D3-B4EC-FBB4DAE8D3DF.jpeg 40DCAE2D-F43F-49D2-ACB3-B91928D16A0D.jpeg AB669B87-D245-49D2-9F11-47E7EAAD6891.jpeg B54A60D0-76DB-463E-AB91-30BAF90303E5.jpeg 36B0A622-70AA-40F3-B33A-4F491905F2E6.jpeg
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  13. Small-bore

    Small-bore Adventurer

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  14. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Been here awhile

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    Out camping in the bush on my ‘75 wing. I think riding down sandy service roads on this tank makes it more of an adventure bike than anything out there lol.
  15. ishmac

    ishmac Long timer

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    wOw I love those older styled Wing's - iconic for sure.....! Flat four shaft-drive........wonderful.

    Have you owned it long Old Smokey...?


    Regards;
    Peter
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  16. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Been here awhile

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    Not long, just a year. Picked it up in kinda rough shape and just started putting miles on it now. Had to replace the front forks, ignition, drive shaft, clutch, had a bunch of wiring issues, original exhaust fell apart, etc etc etc but it’s running like a top now!
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  17. thadf

    thadf Been here awhile

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    Sweet!

    I’ve got a 78. Looking forward to getting it on the roses soon.

    Bike looks good
  18. BR0

    BR0 Been here awhile

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    41B97AC7-FC15-49E3-B151-6E6668068263.jpeg rear.jpg 13FE1C96-64B8-4052-BA92-A8C2CB024C36.jpeg 2C0E1660-13A2-4376-B75A-4131E5C72249.jpeg 1972 Ducati Road 250, Spanish built by Mototrans. Story is when the dealer in Minnesota closed up shop he kept it and would ride it occasionally. Sold to a collector 10 years ago who fired it up once, saw the carb dripping, put it in his collection. I plan on riding it so I went over everything, replaced some rubber, chain, etc. With just under 2,000 miles it’s ready for something!
  19. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Yesterday, immaculate R90/S at the local cars & coffee.

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  20. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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