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Offline wymple

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As long as they're free
« on: August 26, 2015, 08:36:15 PM »
Working on a buddy's RD350, and he's so happy it runs he gave me this project. Starts good, runs great, 1977 with a clean title. Everything is Jerry rigged really badly. I really needed another project. I'll put on new timing belts and then wonder what the hell to do with it. As long as they come free.

 

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Offline LeRoy

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Re: As long as they're free
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 08:43:43 PM »
Sometimes free is too expensive.
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Offline bacongrease

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Re: As long as they're free
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 08:56:22 PM »
 yup...two of my neighbors formally worked at the Honda shop and now work on friends/neighbors bikes in their spare time..
 I keep seeing these GL1000 for sale @ $400.   

RUN...Run  Run away they say.  Noooo...Noooo.    Buy one if you love it, but $$$$ and time to get it sorted..
 Especially if they haven't been started in a while..

Offline wymple

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Re: As long as they're free
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 09:06:44 PM »
I think I'll probably strip it down and chop/minimalist it into something. I got a kid that likes the old buggars. It does run good, tho.
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Re: As long as they're free
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 09:33:58 PM »
It's not that bad! Just wing it.  :grin:
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Re: As long as they're free
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 09:36:46 PM »
they make pretty cool cafe racers. 
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Offline wymple

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Re: As long as they're free
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 09:43:29 PM »
I'm on a roll lately. My son got a free GS550 with under 4300 miles on it, sat since 2007. Carbs fitted on it started right up and sounded like brand new. My buddy picked up a decent RD350, 1975, sat since 2008. Carbs cleaned up and it started 1st kick (really). 17K on the bike. Charging test shows 13.9 volts across the battery. A-hole got it from a transferring supervisor for 100 bucks. FOR AN RD350! Now this Goldwing that started and ran decent right off the back of the truck, sat all winter. It's a rat bike, but still...... Plus  both of my Guzzi alternator conversions worked out very well. It's a little scary because things have a tendency to balance out. I don't know what evil lurks.
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