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post #1 of 21 Old 12-05-2006, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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I have lost my mind

I think I have really lost what little mind I had left. I bought these off e-bay today.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...9027113&rd=1,1


I will be headed for MD somethime in the AM to pick them up. Oh well this will give me plenty of garage work this winter. :razz:

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post #2 of 21 Old 12-05-2006, 04:36 PM
 
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Ah Man... You suck! :ev040

That's a great deal. You're going to make quite a bit of money back if you plan on re-selling those.
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post #3 of 21 Old 12-05-2006, 06:39 PM
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Looks like you'll be a busy man. I'd have been real wearry of the lack of title however. Did you do a search on the vin #'s??

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Judging by all of the parted out KLRs on e-bay, (and not the ones parted out by KLRCountry either) there doesn't seem to a problem with missing titles when it comes to making some money!

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post #5 of 21 Old 12-05-2006, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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I'll end up parting out the rebel and the KLR, no title and I need some parts for mine. The guy bought it at a city/state auction, and I will get paper work with it, so if it does come up hot it will all fall back on the auction, so I'm not worried about that too much.

The 72 Kawasaki 100 I want to restore. Motorcycles have changed so much in the past 30 years, and I still like the older ones (main reason for a KLR). Now the baja is something I'll have to look over before I decide what happens to it. I do have three grandsons. :razz:

The worst part is the 1000 miles I'll be sitting in the truck :cry:

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post #6 of 21 Old 12-07-2006, 10:44 AM
 
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Looks like a good deal DJ. I'd ride along with ya if you were heading west. Good luck parting them out.
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post #7 of 21 Old 12-07-2006, 08:05 PM
 
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A great deal, Daddyjoe. I'm sure you'll come out ahead. My advice on the trip( if not to late), is to time your trip to avoid rush hour traffic around DC, it can be a real mess. Good luck.....
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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.

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Good Night Joe, I hope you feel better in the mornin'. Merry Christmas to you, and Miss Marcia. :smile:

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After recouping yesterday from the trip, and getting over the shock of seeing the white stuff on the ground,I decided to tuff out the 12 degrees and unload the bikes.
First off was the monster 49cc baja.

Then it was the old timers turn to be off loaded from the trailer.


Next it was the hardest one to off load, the honda rebel. The front wheel is like a pretzeland rolling it is impossible, so the front end had to be lifted,(my back can't take this kind of stuff anymore). I backed the trailer into the shed were the rebel will rest until I start disassembing it, and it was a little down hill grade getting it off, but my camera is messing up and the pics didn't turn out so I'll brave the now 20 degrees to get more photos of the rebel and the kLr. ( I know how some threads are worthless without pictures).

The KLR came off right after I took the trailer off and backed the truck up to the porch. My front porch just happens to be a great dock for loading/unloading things on the ranger.
Now the fun starts, but that will wait until the temps are high enough that I don't have to put on so many clothes.[img][/img]

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