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Apr 9th 2016, 11:38 AM   #1
 
  Mar 2016
  Federal Way

Who works on old bikes?

Alright, as stubborn as I've been about doing the work myself I'll admit when I need help. Trying to replace the stator on a 78 GL1000, which allegedly requires pulling the engine. I don't have all the tools or time to do it on my own, any recommendations for mechanics that will touch an old motorcycle this time of year? Or if you've owned/worked on the same thing maybe there's some good advice to be found on here.
Apr 9th 2016, 02:08 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Ferndale Washington

  ZX10-R GSXR 600 Track Bike
BBRP on State Street.It is that time of the year and Brian starts to get slammed
He does the work on B.P.D and W.C.S. bikes.Great knowledge though on those Generation
Of bikes.
Apr 9th 2016, 02:51 PM   #3
 
  Mar 2016
  Federal Way

Cool, I'll give him a call. Thanks!

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Apr 9th 2016, 10:12 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Dan Brocker, or Tom Taylor for local guys. I can pm their numbers...
Apr 10th 2016, 08:42 PM   #5
 
  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  Guzzi Cafe Classic
See the post on Street seens.
Apr 11th 2016, 04:06 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
Old bike owners mostly....
Apr 11th 2016, 04:49 PM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  Washington

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Originally Posted by ZXtasy
Old bike owners mostly....


I'm not old.
Apr 11th 2016, 05:37 PM   #8
 
  Mar 2016
  Federal Way

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Originally Posted by Thumperpilot
Dan Brocker, or Tom Taylor for local guys. I can pm their numbers...
That would be great, thanks. So far BBRP and Cycle Therapy have laughed as soon as they heard "1978," which is pretty fair this time of year.

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Apr 11th 2016, 07:22 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

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I've been through the laughing part already with both... BBRP will work on it but only in the middle of winter (or if you can convince them to do it). As for Tim, he only does the things he wants to do (prefers doing tires, chains, etc). I image it's too much work for the pay they could make on little jobs. Brocker has worked on a bunch of those and owns a few.
I haven't worked on that bike but I know there is a GM alternator swap that works really well. It isn't cheap but is what my buddy did with his '85. It puts out a lot of juice and you don't split the motor. You do have to attach the pulley to the front of the crank.
Apr 12th 2016, 10:05 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
A thousand pardons...

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I'm not old.
I meant to say, "Owners of old bikes".... regardless of the human chronological age.
Apr 12th 2016, 10:12 AM   #11
 
  Jan 2016
  Washington

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I meant to say, "Owners of old bikes".... regardless of the human chronological age.
I didn't take it personally, I was making a funny.

Most people that own old bikes are old.

Few are the ones that own old bikes that are young.....
Apr 12th 2016, 10:53 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Redkat600
I didn't take it personally, I was making a funny.

Most people that own old bikes are old.

Few are the ones that own old bikes that are young.....
Unless you get close to hipster capital of Portland! 70's bikes are just ripe for that ol' cafe racer look that every lumberjack is after.
Apr 12th 2016, 05:46 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
Wise you are, taken was the sarcasm, mmmm, yes.
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