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Picked up an '87 a few months back. It came with the DG exhaust, handguards, and a well-worn rack. Here's my build so far, along with a few pics. Just about ready to hit the trails.

Updates so far:
DMO pegs
Hammerhead YZ250 forged shift lever
Doubletake folding enduro mirrors
Pro-Taper SE CR High Bend bars
New levers and grips
Wrapped the header
Quiet Core 1" insert
Shock Sox 6" Vintage Fork Seal Protectors
battery tender quick connect


Future plans:
skid plate
new handguards
update lights and blinkers
tool tube
extra keys for the gas cap - (if anyone knows of a good source for blanks, my locksmith can't find any for the gas cap)

Here are a few pics:

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Picked up an '87 a few months back. It came with the DG exhaust, handguards, and a well-worn rack. Here's my build so far, along with a few pics. Just about ready to hit the trails.

Updates so far:
DMO pegs
Hammerhead YZ250 forged shift lever
Doubletake folding enduro mirrors
Pro-Taper SE CR High Bend bars
New levers and grips
Wrapped the header
Quiet Core 1" insert
Shock Sox 6" Vintage Fork Seal Protectors
battery tender quick connect


Future plans:
skid plate
new handguards
update lights and blinkers
tool tube
extra keys for the gas cap - (if anyone knows of a good source for blanks, my locksmith can't find any for the gas cap)

Here are a few pics:

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Phil
very nice looking bike! your shifter appears to be sticking way out, like it's begging to be hit and bent
 

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After careful consideration I decided that there wasn't enough gas in the tank to worry about locking it. I turned the key to the lock position and cut the locking tang off with a dremel tool. Done and done. Others have taken the cap apart and removed the mechanism. Much better to be able to just drive up to the pump take off the cap and fill the tank. I haven't missed the lock a bit.
 

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After careful consideration I decided that there wasn't enough gas in the tank to worry about locking it. I turned the key to the lock position and cut the locking tang off with a dremel tool. Done and done. Others have taken the cap apart and removed the mechanism. Much better to be able to just drive up to the pump take off the cap and fill the tank. I haven't missed the lock a bit.
Thinking I will do this also...mine never sits anywhere around people...and I fuel from my own pump or overhead tank....
 

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My key to my ignition fits the gas cap. Someone "fixed" this for you, I'm thinkin'. And I totally agree with Sponge. Make it non locking. My '99 has Clark tank, no lock. The only negative, other than losing 5 dollars worth of fuel, would be running out because you don't know someone stole your fuel. lol,,,,not funny.
 

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Or some ass putting sand or something in your tank. That's what happened to my buddy while in a restaurant. Some bikers (gang type), didn't like sport bikes I guess and dosed his tank with sand and road grit. He had blew by them on the highway and I guess they didn't like it. He heard them roll up from inside, went out and they were rolling out. He luckily saw sand around his filler and went to the part store and put two in-line filters on it for the ride home to fix. Disrespecting them could have gotten him worse i'm told. I forget the jackets he said they had but I googled it at the time.

Maybe he's lucky his tank was not locked, maybe it could have been worse.?

My key to my ignition fits the gas cap. Someone "fixed" this for you, I'm thinkin'. And I totally agree with Sponge. Make it non locking. My '99 has Clark tank, no lock. The only negative, other than losing 5 dollars worth of fuel, would be running out because you don't know someone stole your fuel. lol,,,,not funny.
 

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My key to my ignition fits the gas cap. Someone "fixed" this for you, I'm thinkin'. And I totally agree with Sponge. Make it non locking. My '99 has Clark tank, no lock. The only negative, other than losing 5 dollars worth of fuel, would be running out because you don't know someone stole your fuel. lol,,,,not funny.
Just tried the ignition key and it does work. My bad. The funky looking extra key that came with the bike must just be a strange looking copy. I usually ride dirt so may still convert it to non-locking, or better yet, add a larger tank someday. Thanks!
 

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Have you tried locking your steering head? I don't remember if the ignition key fits the steering lock or not. Anyone?
 
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Steering lock? Isn't that the same thing as the ignition just turning the key left?
Off position; push in; let go; then turn to left to lock the steering.
 
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