Happy Things Go Here

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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby Noble Bear » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:51 am

BA Mcgee wrote:I wish I could go to sleep. Currently.


Maybe you can just lie in bed and listen to podcasts. Incidentally. ;)
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby GothiUllr » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:16 am

Opportunity knocked and I answered the door.

I got two motorcycles over the weekend for $600. A '79 KZ 1000 (shaft drive) and an '81 Honda silverwing GL500 (also shaft drive). They need about 100-150 dollars in parts to run again. And at least mechanically they're in great shape. I now have two new projects for my garage. :thumbup:

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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby Noble Bear » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:42 am

GothiUllr wrote:Opportunity knocked and I answered the door.

I got two motorcycles over the weekend for $600. A '79 KZ 1000 (shaft drive) and an '81 Honda silverwing GL500 (also shaft drive). They need about 100-150 dollars in parts to run again. And at least mechanically they're in great shape. I now have two new projects for my garage. :thumbup:



Very fun!

There are times I almost wish i knew how to ride.
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby clintmemo » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:00 am

Isn't the silverwing one of those giant maxi-scooters? I didn't know they made those way back then (or was it something different then?)
I've never wanted a bike, but now whenever I see one of the big maxi-scooters, like a Suzuki Burgman (there are a few in my neighborhood), I want one.
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby GothiUllr » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:03 am

clintmemo wrote:Isn't the silverwing one of those giant maxi-scooters? I didn't know they made those way back then (or was it something different then?)
I've never wanted a bike, but now whenever I see one of the big maxi-scooters, like a Suzuki Burgman (there are a few in my neighborhood), I want one.

Not really it's a small displacement sideways mounted V-twin

Looks like this
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and here's the KZ for those that are interested

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Niether looks quite this nice right now but that will come with time.

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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby theGECK » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:40 pm

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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby Grungydan » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:47 pm

GothiUllr wrote:Opportunity knocked and I answered the door.

I got two motorcycles over the weekend for $600. A '79 KZ 1000 (shaft drive) and an '81 Honda silverwing GL500 (also shaft drive). They need about 100-150 dollars in parts to run again. And at least mechanically they're in great shape. I now have two new projects for my garage. :thumbup:


Holy balls that is awesome! I'm extremely jealous of the KZ.
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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby GothiUllr » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:50 pm

Grungydan wrote:Holy balls that is awesome! I'm extremely jealous of the KZ.

:mrgreen: I plan to restore and sell that one for a FAT profit (After I've had my fun with it)

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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby thricedamned2000 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:54 pm

Gonna paint them red, or are you not gonna risk it?
... but that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.

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Re: Happy Things Go Here

Postby Sernos » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:05 pm

GothiUllr wrote:Opportunity knocked and I answered the door.

I got two motorcycles over the weekend for $600. A '79 KZ 1000 (shaft drive) and an '81 Honda silverwing GL500 (also shaft drive). They need about 100-150 dollars in parts to run again. And at least mechanically they're in great shape. I now have two new projects for my garage. :thumbup:

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