Motorcycles, Post if you got em

Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: europachris On: Sun May 03, 2009 1:07 pm

SMITTY wrote:This thing is great! Will do 45 downhill! :lol: I guess the owner wants to sell it on Ebay soon, so if anyone's interested, keep your eyes on Ebay in the next week. It's in REAL good shape! Only has 2700 on the clock if memory serves me right. I just went though the carb, sealed up some minor oil leaks around the head, & replaced the odd-ball bulbs in the speedometer for the backlight, neutral light & oil light -- nds. an oil pressure switch & a couple minor things. Runs like a champ!


I put quite a few miles on a little Honda just like that, and also the 50cc and 90cc (or was it a 110?) versions that a buddy of mine had when I was around 10 or 11 years old. I had a '80 Yamaha GT80, wore that one out and got an '82 Yamaha MX100. The 80 was kinda wimpy and was always fouling the plug. The 100 had a bunch more power and with the CDI ignition I only fouled a plug once or twice a year, rather than 3 times a week.

I never really liked the Hondas with the 3 speed and automatic clutch. I thought they were heavy, had lousy suspension, and were really slow compared to my Yamahas. I enjoyed leaving my buddy in a cloud of burnt Yamalube. :sick:

Chris
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 04, 2009 11:35 am

Yeah, CDI was a huge improvement -- took alot of patience to get the older systems dialed in. If either the carburetor or ignition wasn't dialed in perfect, you'd have to carry 6 plugs with you, as you know! ;)

This CT70 has a 4 speed tranny that's TOTALLY BACKWARDS! :lol: All the gears are down & downshifting is up! :? You should have seen me trying to ride this thing the first time!


I'm working on a '88 YZ80 now that has a mystery CDI issue. The problem is I can't spent the $300+ for a new CDI box, so I'm stuck with "used & unknown" to try & troubleshoot this thing. Everything else is new except the wiring, ignition coil, & rotor. It's a strange one -- I usually have these things fixed in 5 minutes! My guess is bad CDI box...... the saga continues....
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: ablumny On: Mon May 04, 2009 7:04 pm

[quote="mr1precision"]I was thinkin about buying this bike and parting it out. I neen the lumber to build a dog house. :rofl:
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Wow thats cool.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: ablumny On: Mon May 04, 2009 7:06 pm

Heres the Venture. Got it home in the rain Friday night. Forecast is rain through next Saturday!! :x

Manage to get an hour in on Saturday. What a great ride and plenty of room for a coal run to PA next season.

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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: coalmeister On: Mon May 04, 2009 7:51 pm

SMITTY wrote:This thing is great! Will do 45 downhill! :lol: I guess the owner wants to sell it on Ebay soon, so if anyone's interested, keep your eyes on Ebay in the next week. It's in REAL good shape! Only has 2700 on the clock if memory serves me right. I just went though the carb, sealed up some minor oil leaks around the head, & replaced the odd-ball bulbs in the speedometer for the backlight, neutral light & oil light -- nds. an oil pressure switch & a couple minor things. Runs like a champ!

Sweeeeet! Just like mine from, oh, 35 years ago!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue May 05, 2009 11:33 am

Nice Venture! Loaded too -- you won't miss the V-Star, I can tell you that! 8-) You'll be able to do double the mileage & not even break as sweat. Your gonna have to change your plate though! :o :D

It always rains when you get a new bike......... :cry:
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: stockingfull On: Tue May 05, 2009 12:07 pm

SMITTY wrote:It always rains when you get a new bike......... :cry:

Murphy takes care of that.

:idea: In fact, it should be put to good use in drought-stricken areas.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: ablumny On: Thu May 07, 2009 7:54 am

SMITTY wrote:Nice Venture! Loaded too -- you won't miss the V-Star, I can tell you that! 8-) You'll be able to do double the mileage & not even break as sweat. Your gonna have to change your plate though! :o :D

It always rains when you get a new bike......... :cry:


and its STILL RAINING! Yep, VESTAR has been retired, standard plate on board. With a much bigger tank I am looking forward to longer times between stops. I ride with guys with 5 and 6 gallon tanks, I'm always the trouble maker with a ~3 gallon limit.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:20 pm

Ahh, a TW200!! I had one, it only had 987 Miles on it when I got, it was like Showroom perfect. it was fun!
I upgraded to a KLR650 dual sport after that. and some others in between....
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:50 pm

I had to resurrect this thread because I can hardly contain myself!! :!:

I got a KILLER deal on a pair of "machines" on Ebay....... I'll be taking a road trip to pick them up soon, in coal country no less!! :up: Wish I had room (and $$$) for some coal , but these babies are gonna piss of the environmentalists to no end -- I CAN'T WAIT!! :drunk: :clap: My first trip will be past the colleges, & then past the vegans -- they'll each have heart attacks! :lol:

I must keep it a secret until the deal goes down .....covert anti-environmental operation :whistle: ..... then I'll post pics of my new hell-raisers!! WOOHOO!! :punk: :woot: This is gonna be a GREAT finale to the summer of '09!! :verycool: 8-)
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:09 am

Hmmm.....a pair of RDs perhaps?
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:15 am

One of my babies. A blast to ride, gets more than it's share of attention everywhere I go and doesn't have Lucas electronics. :D
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:19 am

And the other one that hides in my garage when not out and about. 62K miles and also fun to ride at any speed, maybe more so than the Triumph.

Also have an '86 Goldwing that I need to find a seat cover for. Runs great and my wife loves riding it more than either of the other two. She got spoiled with that cushy seat and wind bubble created behind that big windshield.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:31 am

I'll bet Corbin makes a seat for that Goldwing. If they don't, they will rebuild yours using your pan. It'll cost you some big dough, but it'll be the best seat you & the wife will ever experience ( after 200 miles of tortuous break-in --- but it's worth it in the end )
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Coal Joe On: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:01 am

OK I had a Harley 2000 FXDX but I have trouble with my legs so I traded for this a 2005 URAL
It is a different ride for sure :shock:
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