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And then there was five.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by xschris, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Yep I now have five of them. Picked up an 80 G. Bike has 21k on it and a clean title. I does run good but the bike was laid down at low speed and a few things where broken. The bike also has a few other things bad with it. It will need a bunch of new stuff to get it road worthy and with four on the road now I think this will just sit. But it does run good after sitting for two years even with the big rot hole in the left exhaust. The good thing is I only paid $150 for it.

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  2. PEPXS400

    PEPXS400 XS400 Enthusiast

    That is a steal!! I have yet to find anything under $800.
    Nice dude!!
  3. sprocketeer

    sprocketeer XS400 Member

    Damn nice, I bought my 81 xs400 special II for 700! It sat in a barn since 1986 with only 2100 miles on it! I brought the beast back to life to ride on.
  4. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Where do you guys find these steals/deals?
  5. Sesty

    Sesty H.E. Pennypacker

    awesome find... where do you find em
  6. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    This was a little over an hour from me. Not a "steal" if I was to put it on the road. It would cost me somewhere around $400-600 to fix and find the stuff it needs to work correctly and be safe. Not to say the hours of time I would have to put in it. This was a Craig list find.
  7. Brendan O'Carroll

    Brendan O'Carroll XS400 Enthusiast

    Believe me that's what you call a steal. In the UK a pair of used front forks would cost that alone.
  8. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Not from me...heard somewhere
    -How many bikes do you actually need
    -...one more than I already have!
  9. Ezetman

    Ezetman XS400 Enthusiast

  10. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    The xs`s of any cc size are a rare find in my city and the Detroit metro area.So even if you use the bike as a parts bike you got good deal.:)
  11. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Well I have the bike done other than a carbs sync which will have to wait till spring. This thing needed a lot of stuff. It's all stock other than the manual petcock, xs360 carb boot cages and the front wheel off a rd250. Also the front forks and brakes are from my 80sg. So I guess it's a little modded. I did the front to save money and time. The one that came with it needed to be gone through and since I was taking the 80sg off the road this made it easier. I had to buy about $325 worth of stuff that I did't have. If I add what I already had on the shelf or took off my 80sg it would be about $1k worth of parts. So about a $1150 build.

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  12. Too right Brendan, I had to change my front forks, and yolks, it cost me around £278.00 (including shipping and import duty) certainly not cheap, especially for used componants!

  13. You can never have too many bikes, Jeff! I think that we all would have to rent warehose space, IF we had all the bikes that we think that we "NEED"?

  14. OleDoc

    OleDoc FREEBIRDS MC Central NY

    damn Chris looking good.five isn't too many by any standard. now that I've got my xs's (that is funny how if you pronounce that is sounds the same as excesses lol)I've got each of the Japanese four companies and Harley covered.
  15. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Having enough room for everything is the problem. I have picked up a lot of parts over the last 18 yrs. I actually have six Yamaha's. I also have a 89 sh50 plus a bunch of parts for that one.
  16. OleDoc

    OleDoc FREEBIRDS MC Central NY

    I know that feeling. just had to move outta my house after 10 years and rented a 10x15 storage unit
  17. OleDoc

    OleDoc FREEBIRDS MC Central NY

    yeah I've got two old goldwings, a gs650,a700 Vulcan,two xs400's,a cb 750,and an ironhead
  18. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    I think if I brought any more home I would not have a wife:laugh:
  19. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

  20. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Took it out for the first time today. The bike ran perfect only did a quick carb sync with the mercury stix and that's it. No leaks or noises and pulls strong. Stock carbs, air boxes and mufflers make getting going so easy!!!
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