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Old 12-06-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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Basket case

Originally Posted by bail bounder View Post
I got a text from a friend of my Son saying that he wanted to sell his old airhead. Iíve been looking for a project bike for a while now but Iím not sure that this is it. The bike is a 1978 r80/7. 1000 cc jugs installed 40 mm bings. Matching ratio rear drive.
The transmission is out. Needs replaced or rebuilt. Input shaft splines are worn. And a clutch and rear main seal. She's rough. What Iím wondering is if this is worth the time and treasure to restore or is it to end up a parts donor.I would also need to get some idea of what a fair offer would be for this bike.
My last 3 bikes have been oilheads that I took into high miles. This would be my first airhead and would be a long-term project as I have a RT that Iíll use day to day.
Any advice from those that have been there would be appreciated. Thanks guys

The picture thing is giving me some trouble but I'm working on it

I would just think of it as a basket case .. with improvements.
Tanny rebuild will last 20 years. Other parts are around. The joy you have in rebuilding would be fun. Spent a few nights a week in the garage kicking the nut and bolts around.

They project will keep your mind working and that will help you from getting Senile dementia - Alzheimer's. I have 4 projects all sitting in pieces. Get one started.. while waiting on parts .. start the next.
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