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Old 02-21-2014, 03:35 PM   #16
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Congrats Saul- glad to see you on a bigger machine!
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:39 PM   #17
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Carry some tools to pull that front fender for when it gets packed with mud.
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:23 PM   #18
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SWEET Saul One of my all time favorite bikes, at least that is what my memory tells me.

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Old 02-21-2014, 04:25 PM   #19
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Thanks folks. So right now the plan is to do a light restoration (it doesn't need much) and to try to resist the urge to modify. Then it will be mostly used for slow rides to church.
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:38 PM   #20
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Nice Bike

Looks kinda familiar


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Old 02-21-2014, 04:57 PM   #21
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Nice Bike

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This is the kind of light restoration I'm trying to avoid. That said I just love the colors of the 75, and suspension upgrades are always justifiable, and, and.....oh no.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:13 PM   #22
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slow rides to church.
You crack me up Saul.

I may have to get the wrenches out again so soon after the Norton, going to look at a RPOS tomorrow.

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Old 02-21-2014, 06:21 PM   #23
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So, my friend.....

....... didja find that castor bean 2-T oil of yer dreams yet?



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Old 02-21-2014, 07:07 PM   #24
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Congrats on the new bike. I think it looks great just as it is. Two stroke street bikes rock! I have a Suzuki T500. I love riding around on a bike that was banned by the EPA!

If you want that vintage bean oil smell Maxima 927 is excellent but it is for premix only. The guys on the Maico board turned me on to it. Won't work for injection though.

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Old 02-21-2014, 08:38 PM   #25
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:37 AM   #26
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Damn... wRenches.

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Old 02-22-2014, 08:30 AM   #27
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This is the kind of light restoration I'm trying to avoid. That said I just love the colors of the 75, and suspension upgrades are always justifiable, and, and.....oh no.
Any resurrection is a good thing. Glad to see you found a nice one.

I originally restored that one above, it didn't need much since it ony had 2K easy miles (the crash bar and sissy bar rack quickly went in the trash)

To me the RD isn't allot of fun unless it's on a twisty road especially when it comes to regular (higher speed) roads. They're kinda hard on the license when riding surface streets Fuel range can be an issue when riding outside of town, esp in down here in NM. Unlike you guys we have to ride a good ways to get to the nice street riding, after one 30mi ride on a 75mph highway I decided it's allot more fun wrenching on the RD than actually riding the thing. I think I've owned about 8 of them so I know their limitations and weak points and have owned some pretty quick ones. Stock the pipes are heavy, restrict the upper RPM range and hurt cornering clearance plus a nice set of pipes will sell for about $350, almost half of what I paid for the bike.

A few of the old road racing tricks to the motor really helped bring out its potential w/o ruining the ridability but in the end it was still 70s air cooled tech. Unfortunately the things that appealed to me about the RD years ago, namely street racing was stupid then and idiotic now.

I didn't have the room to start a collection so I decided to have a little fun and try to make a few bucks. A nicely done (resto modded or cafe'd) RD will usually bring quite a bit more $$ than a stocker unless you're sittin on really nice example and most of those are in collections or have been shipped back to Japan with the other collectables. I sold that one to someone in Conn for easily 3x what it would brought stock and allot more than I've ever sold one for previously. In the end the RD was a really good investment that paid for my ZRX and was a great time reliving the old wrenching days
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:00 AM   #28
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Any resurrection is a good thing. Glad to see you found a nice one.

I originally restored that one above, it didn't need much since it ony had 2K easy miles (the crash bar and sissy bar rack quickly went in the trash)

To me the RD isn't allot of fun unless it's on a twisty road especially when it comes to regular (higher speed) roads. They're kinda hard on the license when riding surface streets Fuel range can be an issue when riding outside of town, esp in down here in NM. Unlike you guys we have to ride a good ways to get to the nice street riding, after one 30mi ride on a 75mph highway I decided it's allot more fun wrenching on the RD than actually riding the thing. I think I've owned about 8 of them so I know their limitations and weak points and have owned some pretty quick ones. Stock the pipes are heavy, restrict the upper RPM range and hurt cornering clearance plus a nice set of pipes will sell for about $350, almost half of what I paid for the bike.

A few of the old road racing tricks to the motor really helped bring out its potential w/o ruining the ridability but in the end it was still 70s air cooled tech. Unfortunately the things that appealed to me about the RD years ago, namely street racing was stupid then and idiotic now.

I didn't have the room to start a collection so I decided to have a little fun and try to make a few bucks. A nicely done (resto modded or cafe'd) RD will usually bring quite a bit more $$ than a stocker unless you're sittin on really nice example and most of those are in collections or have been shipped back to Japan with the other collectables. I sold that one to someone in Conn for easily 3x what it would brought stock and allot more than I've ever sold one for previously. In the end the RD was a really good investment that paid for my ZRX and was a great time reliving the old wrenching days

As you say, we have some pretty decent street riding within a short range, and that's what I'm looking forward to with the RD. I'm looking to do short hops on it.

To some extent it's an experiment for me. I've taken a good bit of time off from bikes and now I'm interested in seeing if I can enjoy riding without having to go balls out all the time like I used to. I've never owned an RD and always had an interest in them, so I'm trying one out for a while.

So, we'll see how it goes. As it is, I'm fixing little things here and there. Got it running pretty good, but it has a few items that need attention before it can be a daily rider.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:18 AM   #29
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YaHooo!!!

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Old 02-23-2014, 07:01 PM   #30
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YaHooo!!!

Nice Grape Ape!

Grape Ape! I love it.

Maybe I'll keep it purple after all...
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