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Old 08-14-2007, 09:13 AM
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I have about $3k into mine, $2K for the bike off eBay and the rest in parts and beer for friends that were helping.









Still have some more tweaks I want to do, new exhaust, matching front rim, and a few other things but that will have to wait till winter.
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:38 PM
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Still have some more tweaks I want to do, new exhaust, matching front rim, and a few other things but that will have to wait till winter.
I'd keep that front rim! That's something you don't see everyday. Cool!

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Old 08-14-2007, 03:42 PM
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I would have to agree that sporty has a look of its own that really doesnt need much pissin with.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:27 PM
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anyone know where I can get my paws on a good jap motor/tranny/carbs to clean up /polish up for under $250, possibly 650cc-850cc then I can get my hands on a frame and throw them on it.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:43 PM
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honestly and this is not me being a smart ass ...

Fill the tank on the truck/van whatever ya got and go drive look behind every barn , shed , old house, in towns look behind shops , paint,metal,used cars dealers, in a freaking alley behind a dumpster ..... This is were you will score ....

Some out there place someone has a POS in their opinion that will be more than glad to let you have for $50-$250 , hell I have had people give me bikes .....

The 1960 500cc Tiger I parted out on my project, I found driving in the hillls of southern ohio doin work ....

Stopped asked the guy if he wanted to get rid of it he said yea I'll take $250 for it ...

Took me about 1 millisecond to clear a spot in the van and stuff it on in there and pay the man It was leaning against a shed actually I think it might have been holding the shed up was pretty much some deliverance shit ....

Here is a good jap example I think



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Old 08-15-2007, 04:59 AM
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Craigslist is frequently an awesome source but you have to be dilligent about it. Check at least twice a day everyday and as soon as something good pops up call em.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:12 PM
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How about an old "windowmaker" Kawi triple?

Or, if you hate two strokes, how about a Yamaha triple? The XS-750 and XS-850. Built from 1976 to 1981 they were designed to go head to head with Honda's more common 750/4.

It's just a really clean looking, functional and cool looking motor, IMHO.
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:30 AM
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THis whole thread makes me happy since my first chopper project is a 79 XS 750
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$250.00, was a while ago,,
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:29 AM
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$250.00, was a while ago,,
Man those tires have some beef to them. What size are they? And is that the stock rim?
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Man those tires have some beef to them. What size are they? And is that the stock rim?
just your everyday avon 5 x 16's,, the wheels were from a casting company, now out of business, called CMA, they were originally for a triumph, i used 2-rear's, the front brake drum is a pre-unit triumph rear drum/sprocket with the teeth machined off,, transmission is 1930's triumph 250 single type,, with the gearing i had on it, it would top 100mph,, i made the hard-tail using early rigid triumph axel plates, and forward controls,, seat is off an earth moving machine,, sold it to buy a honda cb 750,,
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Old 09-07-2007, 02:48 PM
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Is that a gas gauge mounted on the side of the tank?
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:12 PM
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What do you think of this as a starter 77' XS750 for $1000 OBO
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Just came across it in the local classifieds.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:53 AM
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From what I see, you should pick it up and sell the fancy parts off ebay and make a killing off them. Then you get back money that you can reinvest into your bike.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:35 AM
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Just did a search on e-bay for XS 750's and the parts don't list very high and they seem to be very plentiful. Not sure you would make much by parting it out.
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