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New project - August 10, 2011, 10:50 PM

Just picked her up. Needs lots of work. Not sure if it'll turn over or not since it doesn't have a batter. Kick start is also stuck. Should be fun! Haven't drawn out any plans yet though .

I'll post up better and brighter pics tomorrow.
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August 11, 2011, 02:50 PM

Some day pictures.
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August 11, 2011, 02:52 PM

Looks like a lot of work. Good luck pimp.


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August 11, 2011, 02:53 PM

Cleaned her up some. Got rid of those ugly ass bars and the foot rests. I'm going to have to see if I can find a stock shifter and foot brake for cheap. If not then I'll probably just wait till later when I get some rearsets.
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August 11, 2011, 02:55 PM

Btw the engine is ceased. I was able to jump it and it does not turn over. The kick start won't even budge. Shit is stuck!! Not sure yet if I want to rebuild the engine, or just find a used working one.
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Looks like a lot of work. Good luck pimp.
Definitely is. But hopefully I'll keep this motivation that I have for restoring it. It's definitely going to be a long, long time project. I'm going to take my time with it. Too busy with other crap anyway. And thank you!
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August 14, 2011, 01:01 PM

Looks like a lot of fun man. Ive been giving serious thought to something like this. keep us posted!


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August 14, 2011, 01:22 PM

might as well rebuild it teh engine...


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Looks like a lot of fun man. Ive been giving serious thought to something like this. keep us posted!
I'll post as much as I can. It should be a fun process, lol.

I've always wanted to restore a classic car when I was younger and into cars, but never had the opportunity or the room. This shouldn't take much room (even though I have a small two car garage now), and should be much easier as well, so I'm super stoked about it!

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It's a possibility. I'm not sure if I want to put up with the headache, but seeing how this will be a "project", and not expected to be done anytime soon, I probably will.


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I put in some good time today on the bike. Pretty much stripped it down to the frame, with the exception of the front wheel, forks, handle, and swing arm. I actually really enjoyed tearing it apart. Hopefully it's more fun putting it back together .
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August 15, 2011, 10:01 PM

How common are parts? price/etc....i really would love something like this to do a cafe racer etc...


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I forgot to mention, one of the previous owners liked to light up a cig while riding
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How common are parts? price/etc....i really would love something like this to do a cafe racer etc...
It's pretty common. You can find most of the parts new, and the rare parts can come buy with searching around forums.

Honda Motorcycle Parts, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha Motorcycle Parts - ATV, Classic Bike, Dirt Bike Parts has lots of the parts, with a parts fiche.

Price wise, it's not bad. Of course cheaper than newer bikes.


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August 15, 2011, 10:09 PM

I really wonder how old was this oil is, lol. It had a blue tint to it, and smelled like gas more than oil. I bet alot of gas leaked in.
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August 15, 2011, 10:15 PM

This took alot of time. There are LOTS of wire distribution going on in the headlight, so I took my time and labeled every wire. I won't be using much of it though, I'm planning on running just a headlight, taillight, and other necessary electrical, like coil pack, rectifier, etc. etc. Probably won't even run electric starter.
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