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Old 01-03-2019, 12:41 PM
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That looks like quite a project. I wouldn't have the energy for that!
Good luck to you.
 
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:35 PM
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Ha, it's called piddling!! Very expensive piddling.... lol
 
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:49 PM
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I sure hope you didn't have to pay much for that. It would be a dual sportster, if it were mine. Man, that is a lot of cleanup.
 
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:23 PM
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That's another story. I first saw the bike for sale for $1800. About 3 mi the later I saw it for 1300. I called about the bike and the man said they would take 1100. I drove about 60 miles and was not impressed. I said I would just take my trailer and go home. He said how about $800, I said how about $500 if I hear it run. Well his dad comes out of the house with a lamp cord and hot wired it. I didn't take a chance on driving it but still offered $500. He took it and it's been a surprise every time I try to take something off. From the green sweater padding under the gas tank to the water pipe nut and stud holding the front end on...
I've got almost everything I need to start the rebuild. I feel good about it.... no hurry...
 
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:43 PM
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i keep looking for something like this, scrap, just to tinker with and mod and fab watever i need..........keep us up to date with it, and pics
 
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:00 PM
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This is a project that has no where to go but up. Good luck and keep the pix coming. I loved the mud flap and you should paint “Junk Yard Dog” on the tank when it’s done.
 
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:07 PM
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mud flap was funny.......does it have both a mix of mid controls and forwards, stretch to shift and a mid brake, what a mess, i like it, make it rusty and nasty
 
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:20 PM
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i think you overpaid

this is a bike that even i could improve by working on it !
good luck , looking forward to seeing how it turns out
 
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:31 PM
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I just showed this thread to my wife and she is now not so mad at me for picking up my 1982 XLSA that I never even heard run and had sat for a year and a half with no fluid in it. Your bike was something I wanted to find to build as a bobber, but instead I bought the 82 to restore, because it was so original and intact. I will say my next bike will be a build and not a restore. Good luck and looking forward to learning and enjoying your work.
 
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:12 AM
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Yep. Mid brake and forward shift....so I get to choose which way to go. Leaning toward forward but just not sure yet.
i shoulda made a game, who can see all that's wrong with this bike? Lol
 

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