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Oct 15th 2018, 11:23 AM   #586
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

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Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
I love stories like that. Can always use a good chuckle over geniuses like that.

Poor bike... Its like a puppy in a bad home, you just wanna save it.
Very true, a badly beaten and neglected puppy...

Meanwhile my 650R is waiting for a new stator and rectifier. The old girl is finally starting to show her age. I replaced the speed sensor off the front sprocket recently too. A good life and a lot of miles to go yet.
Oct 15th 2018, 07:51 PM   #587
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

I always tell people with bikes like that “Try Craigslist” as I want no part of them.
Sold a bike and just found out the new owner snapped off the clutch shaft after replacing the clutch. Requires splitting the cases. More work than the bike is worth, even though it is (was) a beauty. Kind of sad.
Oct 23rd 2018, 07:40 AM   #588
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  Sep 2016
  Seabeck

  Africa Twin
Hurry before it sells!

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/m...726580684.html
Oct 23rd 2018, 07:14 PM   #589
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
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Originally Posted by HalcyonSon
Very true, a badly beaten and neglected puppy...

Meanwhile my 650R is waiting for a new stator and rectifier. The old girl is finally starting to show her age.
interested to know the service life of that bike. i sold mine because i wanted something faster, but i was thinking that twin should last freaking FOREVER with maybe only replacing a clutch, which seemed weak to me.
Oct 23rd 2018, 07:48 PM   #590
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
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Originally Posted by Mudslinger
got to love that throttle tho... no twist of the wrist just push and forget it
Oct 23rd 2018, 07:57 PM   #591
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

  H-D
...and...you could put a rotary mower blade under that platform and have a landscaper's ADV dream!
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