The slim design means getting through traffic is uncomplicated - ideal for couriers or commuting. Acceleration is not breathtaking, but it's still quite adequate for dealing with traffic and overtaking, and shifting through the short and positive five-speed gearbox is swift and glitch free. The bike has all the original parts, but some are in a box as the first owner swapped some bits out. Again, looks bad, but no cancer to be found. I dug around Ebay the other night, I was amazed at the parts availibility. It also has a pair of tool boxes that were used as saddlebags that can be removed in 10 minutes. That being said, you're very right.
If you can find a service manual, that will also be a big help. I would take the wheels off and either grease or replace the bearings, the swing arm holds the rear wheel needs the bearing s replaced or greased. Or leave it alone since I'm not the best prepared? Once this stuff has worked it's magic, it should be bubbling all over the painted surfaces. This will strip any remaining fine residue and. The front suspension was a 38mm Air Assisted Forks while the rear was equipped with a Monoshock Adjustable Preload. Just give it a good tune up, and ride it!.
They vibrate, and things break. Great to own and ride and beats any fancy new bike in terms of performance, riding position and joy of riding. Thanks for the comments, yours looks like a good deal with the bits and bobs on it. I pulled the exhaust and sanded it all down. It is hard to find one that are not a complete wreck. With three year old gas, and not a tune up in god knows how long, she runs! Bike has great compression and a lot of torque.
I'll have to get a new top and a rebuild kit. Logged I came to an unfortunate realization the other day. Dave, that is some great advice, well said! To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run 25 this year! Conclusively for the single cylinder 600 cc category standards, the weight of the bike feels average. Looks good to me, and I had some laying around anyway. Got the tank and seat reinstalled, and started it.
Mechanically sound with plastic in fair condition. Feel from the single front brake-disc is good on the loose stuff. Some peeled paint, but nothing major. Any of you junkies know where I can get a real shop manual? I suppose I'll have to find a handle or whatever connects to the cable? Only been used to off road in mountains. Then you would have to go through the whole chassis to get it working good and reliable: - Bleed front brake, check how much brake pad is left. Here's what you've been waiting for: rust.
You got to know when to lay it down, take a breath, and come back later. Motorcycle and travel books to inspire and inform you! The other one, I found, only had one of three bolts, oh well. Do a compression check, the valves have sat for years, there may be a need to give it a valve job. But I have a Knack for finding Orphaned Motorcycles and finding they are running only to draw me into a money pit. Do you know if the motor turns over and that it has compression? Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! I think its a cool project! It's rusted all to hell, probably have to be replaced.
It has never spent a night outside of the garage, never been laid over, in an accident, or disassembled. The same day I see the Africa Twin for sale someone wants to buy the exact same bike I have set up for riding. It is practical and functional - yet fun. Boil the card outside in distilled water, no need for harsh chemicals that well cost money. I looked on E-bay and parts were pretty reasonable, tho some sellers tend to over-price so shop around if you need to get used parts from E-bay.
They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Still torn on replacing the fork and shock springs. My gut instinct is to fix it and fix it now! I have not had it for long 6 months, maybe 10. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate. I had seen several bolts on the side and below it, assuming that hey held it on, but no. See what I'm talking about. Show your route on your panniers.
I went out earlier, and just out of curiosity gave it 1. I don't mind rolling it out again. It was a direct replacement to the and was a drastic improvement to that model. From looks of it, the whole rolling chassis will have to be taken apart, but that is a good way to learn about motorcycles. This is a one owner bike with only 2,844 miles and 38. On the bitumen, braking is slightly underpowered compared to all-out roadbikes - although, after riding the Yamaha for a while you soon adapt to where the braking limit is. It didn't really dig deep like the last two I mentioned, but it has an uncanny ability to smooth things out and generally clean up.
Looks like I can have the engine and tranny off with just a few easy bolts. Of course, you get our sincere thanks, good karma and knowing you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Being the badass you are, you definitely don't need eye protection. Feel free to correct me if I did something stupid. Unless otherwise noted, the rust looking stuff you might see, is dirt. I can offer you one for sale right here.