Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Riding around the USofA
Well all I made it back with 4 bikes. 20 hours, 1010 miles, and a few dollars lighter I pulled into the driveway with a beat-up KLR, a smashed up rebel, a cute little 49cc pocket bike, and a 1972 Kawasaki 100.
Now the decision to part out the KLR, (I need some parts for my A18), fix it up for a dirt bike, or try and chase down the paper trail and get a title and fix it to sell.
With the papers I have I know I can get a title, but it will take a lot of time and paper work, and it is in pretty rough shape. Nothing a few $$ and some time couldn't cure, but then I would still have to get the parts I need for my bike.
Making a dirt bike out of it would be a waste I think, because thats why I have a KLR. So parting it out sounds like the best option. I get the parts I need and sell the rest to recoupe some of my money back.
The rebel is beyond repair, I'll try and get the motor running, then e-bay and the PO will make money with me selling and shipping parts to those that buy the parts when I put them on e-bay.
The pocket bike needs a few repaires, rear brekes, rear fender, and a shifter welded. I'll fix it up and my niece or grandkids with have a blast on it.
That leaves the 72 100. It is in good condition, atleast what is there of it. A lot of the parts have been striped for off road use, and the piston is bad. The po bought another piston, but it is too tall, so this will be a project bike for sure.
I did avoid most of the traffic on the trip by leaving here when most people were sleeping, and getting in and out of the DC area before 2PM. But today I paid for my trip, I couldn't get out of bed, but when I did and saw snow on the ground I thought staying in bed was a good ideal. Tomorrow I'll snap a few pics to share, now the heating pad is calling.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.