Other Today's find ..

Barn find , pulled back old tarp , Hello , 82 YZ 490 . New tires , when it was parked , still have air , rolled it out , wrecked , just a little , broken levers , bent muffler , broken plastics , chain and sprockets in great shape , not all rusted , gears work , great compression , air filter gone of course , rotted away . Complete bike , now , what to do ??.
 
Did you buy it? Personally I wouldn’t, life is too short. 1. I have RIDERS that always need something, and 2. once you cherry out a vintage bike it’s a money pit. Bike is a tool, means to an end; get the sharpest knife to butcher the deer. Like a blunderbuss may look cool hanging on the wall, you take it hunting you go home hungry.
I think vintage racing is just an excuse to ride slow and not jump anything.
You go grampa remember the good ol days lol
 
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Repair and sell, but only do what is necessary. Get it running and ride it a little, see how old school it is, and decide sell/keep.

For everything else see avatar.
 
Come get it Red ......
I'll think about you when I'm riding it 2 wheels ...
Just make it run , make a few bucks , let it go , ahhhh memories ,, find something else cool ....
 
Yeah I did t know why I get so agitated. I had old bikes new bikes are better.

Until my MAF sensor goes out.. :banghead::foul:
 
Newest thing I have in my stable .. 2014 pw50 2013 crf 100 , 2008 yz 450f , oldest , 82 kdx 250 , and 82 yz 490 . No need for FI ... no need for E start .. Makes life easier ......
 
Newest thing I have in my stable .. 2014 pw50 2013 crf 100 , 2008 yz 450f , oldest , 82 kdx 250 , and 82 yz 490 . No need for FI ... no need for E start .. Makes life easier ......
Kick starts are going away with most new bikes. I wish they would just keep both. I would say Yamaha YZ smokers will always be kick.
 
Can't do without kickstarter , sometime it hurts , but always works . F I , not on mine ..... I'll be an old school fool for the rest of my life ...
 
I'm always happy to take other peoples money ..... today I did the Unthinkable ...... bought a chinese bike , ... couldn't pass it up . Brand new , never serviced , X MOTOS 125 CC ...... 4 STROKE .... looks cool , education for the kid ...... Learning to service , adjust bars , levers , ,... basic set up ....... don't know anything about them , but willing to learn .....
 
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