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1Back to top Go down    What I did last winter on Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:02 am

club_c

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Last year I retired and agreed to help a fellow build a project bike. He began with one of the ugliest production bikes ever: 1982 Yamaha Maxim XJ750, complete with Atari dash. Now, I know a lot of us on this forum have an aversion to grinders with cutoff wheels, yet in this case it was a mercy to cut off the ugly. I warned him he wasn't going to tour with this hardtail conversion and he understood. Fortunately it had only sat for 12 years with a full tank of gas and full carbs...














I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but a fun project nevertheless.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: What I did last winter on Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:19 am

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Interesting project. As a touring/adventure type bike person I have always wondered what people actually use that type of bike for.

I would love to be enlightened.

Cheers


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3Back to top Go down    Re: What I did last winter on Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:22 am

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I suspect that the intent is to have a mobile platform for the straight pipes making it possible to annoy the largest possible number of people at 2 o'clock in the morning as the owner comes home from a drinking establishment.

The tank/seat relationship is also some sort of a mating signal to the females one may encounter.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: What I did last winter on Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:37 pm

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Congratulations you managed to turn apracticaleighties mid range tourer into a useless piece ofjunk, sorryI can't find anything good to say about it! Hang on maybe one good thing,you should get good mileage out of the swing arm bearings now.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: What I did last winter on Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:57 pm

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Not too bad a horse but I think you'll find it will tend to buck a bit. A decided improvement on any Jamjar. Laughing


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