Yes, it is yoo-glie! As are most of my bikes.
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Anyway, I gave $450 for this gem. Too much, and I really think it's only worth $300, but the seller wouldn't go any lower (originally asking $600) and the only other one in my area that I could afford had been sold. That one was a nice condition, fully rideable '89 for $1300 obo.
So anyway, this is an '87 with 6K+ miles, clogged carb, PO had been starting it on ether for everyone who looked at it. I hope he didn't break a ring or worse.
I've ordered a Chinese VM26 clone carb, and plan to flush the varnish out of the tank and lines, add a fuel filter, and see how it runs. Hope it doesn't cost more than I could have bought a decent one for, just to make it rideable.
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I built the little Honda from a bare frame, a free parts bike (different model and year), another $75 parts bike (yet another year and model) and some parts from ebay. It's a great little rider that gets 80+ mpg in combined on- and off-road riding.
Hey, don't make fun of that 'lil Honda! Looks rather functional with two rear sprockets, vise grips on frame and a custom seat cover you don't see everyday. I'ld certainly ride it, maybe not in public though.
The TW can come back to life, all the pieces are there and the Honda proves Wecsoc has the ingenuity to make it happen. I'm optimistic even if it needs a bucket of TLC.
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Thanks for the vote of confidence, Fred!
Actually the TW lives now, sorta. I pulled the tank and carb. Tank is not too rusty but has sludge in the bottom. I bought two oem petcock assemblies on ebay for $13 shipped from New York, and I plan to flush the tank with Coca-Cola (I've heard that works well).
Pulled the bowl, main jet, pilot jet off the carb, sprayed with B12 cleaner, poked a bread twistie wire through the jets. Put it back together and reinstalled. Hooked up a weedeater tank to test it. Started on the first kick, and seems to run fine.
So far, so good....
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That TW is a steal at $450. At least in the northeast. Sand and paint the plastics and tank, clean up the carb good, eBay $30 seat cover and you'll have a great looking bike
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that lil tdub is a real hodge podge of parts isn't it? seat from an '06, black plastics from ? the motor doesn't look like it's from an '87... they were painted all black. the swing arm was silver for an '87....
hope it cleans up nicely for you.
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The bike was originally blue and white, but it was stolen from the PO and then recovered after a few months with this black and silver paint on it. Looks like it was painted with a brush.
BTW, I rode it today! Front tire was going flat within 5 minutes and I had the weedeater tank tied to the top clamp, but I rode it a quarter mile down the dirt road I live on. Coming back the tire was flat, so I just stayed on the throttle and kept my weight back. Lots easier to do that on this bike than on my Sportster!
Also, my $25 VM26 clone arrived today. For now I'm still running the stock carb, but once I get the tank sorted out I plan to swap in the new one.
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