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Old 08-31-2012, 09:12 PM   #7771
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I should have known it was an old Ford. I grew up in Texas and even overhauled a few. I could put rings, bearings, and do the valves in one day. I guess I was going by the paint job:
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Or maybe not. Ford 8N:

But I guess they were all the same for a period. Every old farmer had one that he refused to give up and used them until the 1980s for sure.
Still have 2 old 8 N's at my grandfathers old place. One is use on the small baler and rake in the hay field the other has a box blade, brush hog, and used for snow removal in the winter, at least until it gets deep and the JD or Kubota comes out
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:43 PM   #7772
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Still have 2 old 8 N's at my grandfathers old place. One is use on the small baler and rake in the hay field the other has a box blade, brush hog, and used for snow removal in the winter, at least until it gets deep and the JD or Kubota comes out
They were so simple to overhaul, that was what my Dad let me first rebuild when I was about 13 in his shop. That was about the only tractors he would take into the shop to work on. Everything else was cars and trucks. Most of the 'better' tractors went to the dealerships from which they came cause they cost lots of bucks.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:56 AM   #7773
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potentially smoking deal on a VFR

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/mcy/3236010728.html

If it REALLy is clean and low miles (low for a VFR = <25000, will do 100K easily)

If I hadn't just bought a bike, I'd pick this up just for spares for MY 98 VFR...
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:12 PM   #7774
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http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/mcy/3236010728.html

If it REALLy is clean and low miles (low for a VFR = <25000, will do 100K easily)

If I hadn't just bought a bike, I'd pick this up just for spares for MY 98 VFR...
Seems to be gone, the ad is deleted.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:05 AM   #7775
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:17 PM   #7776
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paging Hellsickle.... look what's on craigslist

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3246092677.html

1992 Yamaha WR500ZD street-legal, 2-stroke, DUAL SPORT motorcycle. 487cc, 62+ HP.
Original owner. Only 150 original miles. Always stored in garage.
$1800 in add-ons and upgrades are installed on the bike. Another $1400 in spare parts.
Over $7000 invested. Fully street legal with a clean, Colorado motorcycle title.
Keyed ignition switch. Have many hi-resolution pictures of the bike and of the aftermarket parts.
Also have a document that describes the complete 20-year history of this WR500.
Email for more information. First $6000 buys everything.
Cash or electronic transfer of money to my bank only, please. Thanks










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Old 09-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #7777
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I should have known it was an old Ford. I grew up in Texas and even overhauled a few. I could put rings, bearings, and do the valves in one day. I guess I was going by the paint job:
Fergie:

Or maybe not. Ford 8N:

But I guess they were all the same for a period. Every old farmer had one that he refused to give up and used them until the 1980s for sure.
I grew up on an 8N, a A JD, An 820 JD along with 4010s and 5010s.

The top photo is a little different from the bottom one. The breather pipe is mising on the top one. The hood latch for the gas tank access is not there too. Along with the radiator cap. I think that it's a Ford product. If I remember correctly there was a connection between Ford and Massey. The 3 point hitch was a very advanced design. That doesn't mean that they worked.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:02 PM   #7778
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Wow!

paging Hellsickle.... look what's on craigslist

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3246092677.html

1992 Yamaha WR500ZD street-legal, 2-stroke, DUAL SPORT motorcycle. 487cc, 62+ HP.
Original owner. Only 150 original miles. Always stored in garage.
$1800 in add-ons and upgrades are installed on the bike. Another $1400 in spare parts.
Over $7000 invested. Fully street legal with a clean, Colorado motorcycle title.
Keyed ignition switch. Have many hi-resolution pictures of the bike and of the aftermarket parts.
Also have a document that describes the complete 20-year history of this WR500.
Email for more information. First $6000 buys everything.
Cash or electronic transfer of money to my bank only, please. Thanks

Weren't these things notoriously difficult to tune to run properly and the only guy who really did a good job was Eric Gor(sp)?

So this guy basically bought it farkeled the crap out of it and then just looked at it??
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #7779
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I grew up on an 8N, a A JD, An 820 JD along with 4010s and 5010s.

The top photo is a little different from the bottom one. The breather pipe is mising on the top one. The hood latch for the gas tank access is not there too. Along with the radiator cap. I think that it's a Ford product. If I remember correctly there was a connection between Ford and Massey. The 3 point hitch was a very advanced design. That doesn't mean that they worked.
looks like a massey to me.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #7780
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paging Hellsickle.... look what's on craigslist

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3246092677.html

1992 Yamaha WR500ZD street-legal, 2-stroke, DUAL SPORT motorcycle. 487cc, 62+ HP.
Original owner. Only 150 original miles. Always stored in garage.
$1800 in add-ons and upgrades are installed on the bike. Another $1400 in spare parts.
Over $7000 invested. Fully street legal with a clean, Colorado motorcycle title.
Keyed ignition switch. Have many hi-resolution pictures of the bike and of the aftermarket parts.
Also have a document that describes the complete 20-year history of this WR500.
Email for more information. First $6000 buys everything.
Cash or electronic transfer of money to my bank only, please. Thanks

Weren't these things notoriously difficult to tune to run properly and the only guy who really did a good job was Eric Gor(sp)?

So this guy basically bought it farkeled the crap out of it and then just looked at it??
Yep. Vibration was the biggest problem. Any good two stroke tuner can make the engine better. But the "150 miles" is the key here. No way that thing will ever be a truly enjoyable DS. Period. Just an excercise in excess.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:10 PM   #7781
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No way that thing will ever be a truly enjoyable DS. Period. Just an excercise in excess.
I beg to differ. The WR500 is a parts bin bike that followed the trailworthy but beastly IT490.
Excess is only a moment away... but when you want it. It can putt when you want it to.

Owner is a friend of Jeff's, and we had brief exchanges about it when he told Jeff he'd sell it for the right price. I'll bet it has closer to 40-50 miles than 150.
Great bike, not really collectable enough to put on your coffee table - and the first time I took it out and roughed it up a little....I'd have an $1800 bike, so I passed.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:42 PM   #7782
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Not mine, but Beautiful!! http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3247482229.html

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This bike was recently brought back on the road after sitting in a garage for over 15 years and was ridden by the previous owner's mother (no joke!).

Just over 3k original miles.

Very close to original.

Picking up Colorado title tomorrow.

Runs and rides great. Really fun 2 stroke machine.

Overall condition is excellent, as you can see from the photos, though bike has a few scratches and marks, and is missing the side cover emblem, (probably can find it on eBay).

New DOT-approved dual-sport tires, fresh fluids and new battery.

Would make an excellent around town or learner bike.

Bike attracts attention everywhere it goes.

$1500











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Old 09-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #7783
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1980 Goldwing GL 1100 - $1500 (Greeley)

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/3247548878.html

For sale: 1980 Honda GL1100 Goldwing.
This is an old, classic motorcylce, worth seeing.
Less than 36,000 miles.

New Timing Belts, New Battery, fresh rebuilt carbs. Idles and runs smooth.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:25 PM   #7784
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This is a friends listing. He is a very good mechanic and also very good to deal with...

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3245775952.html

2001 KDX 220 street legal - $1000 (SW/Littleton)

Date: 2012-09-02, 1:52PM MDT
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PRICED REDUCED - need the space in the garage!

2001 KDX 220 - excellent condition & TITLED - you can easily put a plate on it, the VIN verification and all that has been done already!

- Has been in storage for 3 years. Motor has minimal time on it.
- Newer sprockets, chain
- Motor rebuilt 9/2008
- Cylinder replated by US Chrome
- Rebuilt OEM crankshaft
- Wiseco piston
- New wheel bearings front and rear
- Lots of aftermarket protection - radiator guards, pipe guard, disc guard.
- New handlebar with slight riser.
- Handguards
- Dunlop D606 (DOT approved) rear, Bridgestone M203 front. Rear is about 75%, front about 90%.

Bike runs great, rides great. Lights work (including brake). I have receipts for all work done. Starts first kick. $

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #7785
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I beg to differ. The WR500 is a parts bin bike that followed the trailworthy but beastly IT490.
Excess is only a moment away... but when you want it. It can putt when you want it to.

Owner is a friend of Jeff's, and we had brief exchanges about it when he told Jeff he'd sell it for the right price. I'll bet it has closer to 40-50 miles than 150.
Great bike, not really collectable enough to put on your coffee table - and the first time I took it out and roughed it up a little....I'd have an $1800 bike, so I passed.
I bought one new in 1992 because my hero Damon Bradshaw rode one. Back then, when you bought one, they gave you a free one day MX school with Rick Johnson. Took my one day school at Spring Creek in MN. I hole shot my 1st moto against the 250's - I was the only 500 there. Got my doors blown off once we hit the sand whoops next to the creek. I'd love to have another one, but not at that price.
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