- Joined Jan 10, 2010
So, at @Reloadron request I thought maybe a "Bike Thread" could be fun if done right.
1. Bicycles, vintage, custom, new, unique.
2. Motorcycles, same parameters, not excluding European, diesel.
3. Current projects, Ideas, engineering.
I like them all. I used to ride my Bicycle on average around 20 miles a day.
Edit: My current project 92 Yamaha Maxim straight 4 750cc.
Got it for $400. I saved it from rusting under a Carport, sat for 3 years as I rode past, finally I walked up to the door and made an offer to buy it. They wanted $1500, but I pointed out the amount of work it would take to finish the Bike. Carb rebuild, new ape hangers, custom pipes, wire harness, battery, put a fat boy seat instead of the skinny diamond seat. The kid was going to a party up Provo Canyon when he Roached the wire harness on the front tire, he lost his headlight and tried to rewire in the dark, I think he knocked out a spark Module, one of the 4 pistons wasn't firing on his return home. My hope is he didn't throw a rod forcing the bike to run.
If I can finish it, I think I can get around $2800, the custom tank is worth at least $1000. What do you think?