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  • #205481
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Starting this thread for my other hobbie:  flipping bikes…

    I’ve been a biker since the ripe old age of 15 with my first dirt bike, which was a ’73 Honda SL100.  Which looked something like this – not nearly as nice though…  It was beat to crap:

    SL100

     

    At 16, got my License and bought a 1980 Honda CM400T:

    CM400T

     

    Then I got married and couldn’t afford anything until 1994, when I bought this and had to drive it rain, shine or snow:

    GS400L

    Then in ’95 picked up this gem:

    GS1100GK

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by Slick_YotaSlick_Yota. Reason: I can't spell worth a shift
    #205483
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    to be continued…

    #205487
    KrezzKrezz
    Moderator

    Pretty awesome!

    #205840
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    After a 17 year hiatus, bought this:

    Connie 1

    Connie 2

     

    #205841
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Put 10K kms a year on this old girl 1987 Kawasaki Concours.  I drove her everywhere from February to December.  Every X-Mas I would take her out for a last ride (if she wasn’t in pieces…).

    #205842
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Off roading with the Connie:

    connie off road

    #205868
    Toy-YotaToy-Yota
    Participant

    Looks like the concourse is in good shape! I only ever had dirt bikes. 86′ Honda 50 was my first bike, then I had a CT70, than a Honda 80, 100, 85, 125 and 250, then I got into quads. How’s your insurance for the Kawi?

    #205897
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    It was about $700 per year.  I still  have it plated, but took it off the road when I got the 2008 Kawi Z1000 (I’ll show this one later).  The Z is about 800 per year.  I don’t have insurance bundled, so no savings yet…  Have to buy another house first…

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    #205898
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    First winter I had the Connie, I stripped it to the frame.  Did all serviced / replaced bearings and had it painted 202 Toyota black.

    connie 1

    connie 2

    connie 3

     

    #205899
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Then voila:

    coninie 4

    From this:

    before

    To this:

    connie 6

    #205900
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Then I bought this for $100… 1979 Honda CR250R Elsinore.  Man it was hard to get parts for this thing!

    cr250

    Stripped it down, rebuilt the engine.  got it running and driving (previous owner put the front wheel on backwards).

    cr250

    cr and connie

    cr

    I didn’t even turn the wheel back around to sell it…

    cr

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    #205903
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Next I bought a 1983 Kawasaki GPZ750.  Got it for $600 barely running…

    GPZ750

     

    #205904
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Bought a battery, spark plugs, rocker cover gasket.  Fixed the neutral safety switch.  Replaced fork seals and brake pads.  Repacked triple tree bearings and she was good to go!

    I was going to teach my daughter to ride on this bike, but it was WAY too fast!  So I sold it and doubled my money on it.

    gpz

    GPZ750

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    #205906
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Next bike was the Suzuki GS400.  Bought it in Kitchener for $600 not running.  Put a lot into this one because it was the one I taught my  daughter to ride on.  Then later my girl friend.

    Serviced all bearings, brakes, mufflers, throttle and clutch cables, fork seals, rebuilt the carbs, new battery and plugs.  Ran like a dream.

    GS400

    #205915
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Then I bought a 1992 Ninja 500 for $375 not running.  This one needed a little more elbow grease…

    Battery, plugs, rebuilt carbs, rebuilt forks, brakes.  Still wasn’t running quite right, so I flipped it for what I had into it.

    Ninja 500

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Slick_YotaSlick_Yota.
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