|12-04-2013, 04:44 PM||#1|
Vintage YZ *****
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Oakley, CA
1979 Honda XL185 future Enduro champion...
Yes, I have purchased yet another pile of a bike (I will get up photos in the next few weeks). This time it is a 1979 Honda XL185.
Guy brings it out he had rattle canned it Grey and Black (completely stripped down to look like an XR which it was advertised as). The paint job was actually really really good. Lots of work was put into it, but it wasn't Honda Red.
He pulls it out of the back of the truck and says he hasn't started it in over 1 year, yet in the ad he said it ran. I was very leary but I am a sucker for Dirt Bikes so I forked over the dough and rolled it into the backyard. 1 Month later I fired it up by pouring some gas into the Spark Plug hole.
The bike is in sound condition. Everything is there except for the Muffler. Runs good. I need to adjust the Carb a little more. My goal is to make it a carbon copy "looks wise" as Marty Smiths 1979 500cc Ama National Motocross Championship winning bike.
So far I sprayed (rattle can) the bike Red. I am in the process of getting a bunch of other parts.
Super Trapp Muffler (later I will be grabbing and FMF unit)
Hot Cam (Dennis Kirk)
Renthal Honda CR Hi Handlebars
MAGURA Throttle (Stock Throttle is terrible)
New Seat Cover
A bunch of other things but I cannot remember right now. I know many people are going to say that I am going to ruin the reliablity and that I am going to blow the thing up.
It will be used on the street most of the time. But I will be removing the Tail Light and Blinkers and doing the District 36 Enduro Series and Hare Scramble Series in the Post Vintage Class and yes I will be going for it.
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