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**EDIT: SOLD!**

I've been kind of meaning to fix this up for the last 2-3 years and have come to realize that I just do not have the time. Bike is an '88, unknown miles, no title, currently in some state of disassembly. No lights, gauge cluster, or headlight plastic. Does not currently run, but engine physically turns over with kickstarter. I have what I think are 99% of the parts to get it running, bought new from Bikebandit 2 years ago. Only thing that may be missing is CDI, not sure if it's still in the box of stuff I have. Wiring harness was horrible and hacked up, so I replaced it with a new one off eBay (again, 2 years ago). Gas tank was "Kreamed" before I got it, so there's at least no rust. Tires are garbage. Rear/side plastics were spray painted at some point and look like shit. Has been stored outside under a tarp.

If you haven't figured it out yet, this thing sounds like a real prize, right? :D

I'd like to just get rid of it at this point. I don't have time to part it out, so am selling it as a package. I'm thinking like $300? The new parts were $200 alone. I'll put together a more comprehensive list of new/missing parts, as well as get some pics up a bit later this weekend.

Located in Winchester, VA.
 

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I've been kind of meaning to fix this up for the last 2-3 years and have come to realize that I just do not have the time. Bike is an '88, unknown miles, no title, currently in some state of disassembly. No lights, gauge cluster, or headlight plastic. Does not currently run, but engine physically turns over with kickstarter. I have what I think are 99% of the parts to get it running, bought new from Bikebandit 2 years ago. Only thing that may be missing is CDI, not sure if it's still in the box of stuff I have. Wiring harness was horrible and hacked up, so I replaced it with a new one off eBay (again, 2 years ago). Gas tank was "Kreamed" before I got it, so there's at least no rust. Tires are garbage. Rear/side plastics were spray painted at some point and look like shit. Has been stored outside under a tarp.

If you haven't figured it out yet, this thing sounds like a real prize, right? :D

I'd like to just get rid of it at this point. I don't have time to part it out, so am selling it as a package. I'm thinking like $300? The new parts were $200 alone. I'll put together a more comprehensive list of new/missing parts, as well as get some pics up a bit later this weekend.

Located in Winchester, VA.
Good add and I appreciate your honesty about this project bike. Pictures would certainly tell more of the story but being honest gets my respect. $ 300 is a reasonable asking price IMO because the buyer could easily part it out and not lose money. Bringing it back to street legal running condition is an expensive proposition that I know all too well but also doable. I bought an 88 project bike that was exactly as you describe this one. Too bad you are so far from me in NY because I would be doing it all over again.

Best of luck to you and who ever buys the bike. Good wheels, good engine, good forks and a frame that can be registered in VT are all it takes to make for a nice project. Add around a thousand dollars and a bunch of hours and a good bike could emerge.

GaryL
 

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Thanks for the kind words, Gary. I like to give a buyer full disclosure when selling something, as I appreciate knowing exactly what I'm in for when I make a purchase myself. Regarding street legality, this thread is very informative for getting a title: How to get proof of ownership for a bike w/no title - ADVrider There were some changes since it was first created, so reading the later pages would be most useful if someone were interested.

Bigred, I gave you a call today and got your voicemail. I'll PM you my number also.

This is the new parts list I have:
30X-14198-00-00 - gasket
30X-14384-00-00 - gasket, float chamber
2JX-14451-00-00 - element, air clnr
1VJ-14462-00-00 - seal
22W-23145-L0-00 - oil seal
23F-24500-11-00 - fuel cock assy 1
2JX-26341-10-00 - cable, brake
93210-35537-00 - o-ring

I also have a set of new grips and a new coilpack. The rear plastic (and one of the side plastics I think) are in my parents' basement in MD, but could be mailed separately or whatever.

Pics after taking the tarp off:













 

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Oh the carnage!!!! Organ donor for sure. I would like to have that motor myself. I want a spare to rebuild since I have never even attempted an engine build.



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Not a complete basket case but pretty close. Too bad you can't swear the engine is good and was running fine before you started the tear down. The deciding factor for my personal plan with such a bike would be if the engine is good. Like DrydenT, an engine would be good to have but before rebuilding it I would try to learn if it even needs it. A check of compression might be a fair indication but won't tell much about the lower end and tranny.

Sounds like you have a possible buyer and it would be nice to see a member here take on a new project.

GaryL
 
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Adam I left you a message this morning, when you get a chance give me a call back.
 

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Sounds like you have a possible buyer and it would be nice to see a member here take on a new project.

GaryL
If I get it the first order of business will be getting the thing running. Once I find out condition of motor and trans I think this will turn into an odd ball custom build for street use.
 

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Not a complete basket case but pretty close. Too bad you can't swear the engine is good and was running fine before you started the tear down. The deciding factor for my personal plan with such a bike would be if the engine is good. Like DrydenT, an engine would be good to have but before rebuilding it I would try to learn if it even needs it. A check of compression might be a fair indication but won't tell much about the lower end and tranny.

Sounds like you have a possible buyer and it would be nice to see a member here take on a new project.

GaryL
Even if it ran I would rebuild it. I just really want to learn how to do this BEFORE I need to. It is so much less stressful when it is not required.

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Even if it ran I would rebuild it. I just really want to learn how to do this BEFORE I need to. It is so much less stressful when it is not required.

Tom
That is understandable and I can respect the thought and desire. I go by a different tune. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! TW engines are a very hardy lot and unless seriously neglected or abused they usually go for a long time with just basic maintenance. Once you can hear the engine running it is pretty easy to get a good idea from the sound. Just because you rebuilt an engine does not guarantee how long it will last. Lots of little inner parts and possibilities of being wrong or missed during the process can be as much of an issue as an engine that might have some miles but be running good otherwise. More often than not the top end is where internal engine issues can be found on TWs.

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Really looking forward to picking her up and getting started. Thanks again Adam
 
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