Waiting on parts from powder coating.
Pulled it out of the heated storage building, got pissed that it wouldn't start up, got the tools to fix take it apart, charged it, still wouldn't start, got starting fluid, started like a charm. Rode my ass off for 45 minutes while its 30 degrees out.
Battery won't hold charge because its smoked, or my rectifier is gonzo. Need to look into it before my trip next month.
Upstate NY to Deals Gap. 3 rockets, back is going to hurt.
Looking for Middle Tennessee GTG's. Hit me up.
tightened the chain, cleaned and lubed the chain.
replaced a frankenclamp on the exhaust
with a jegs clamp
put some aprilia mirrors on
much sturdier than **** ebay koso's
put teckgrips on
discovered the previous owner left me a hidden rusty dent in the tank (under the seat)
stitched up a crack in the rear plastics
and moved the throttle 1cm to the right (for some reason there was a cm of handlebar to the right of the throttle tube previously
digging the stripple fairing and gixxer forks
Got a battery for the new to me XJR1300 (it's a 2003 bike, sold new in 2005, never registered... got it with 12.8 kms on the clock), started it up and rode it around the block...
I also ordered a set of OEM look alike mirrors (left mirror is broken) and a supply of oil filters from the UK. Unbelievable that each oil filter is $16 at the dealership and a champion filter only $6 from the UK... As I'm already paying 20 GBP for shipping I also took the chance to order brake pads for my XT660 and one oil filter, I like to keep 2 spare filters and right now I only have one for the XT.
Also ordered a can of "Blue-Job" as one of the headers is yellow ish and the other has a bit of bluing... Which got worse after riding it around the block, seems that the carbs need some work... I'll drain the tank as the gas is probably 1 year old and add 5 liters of fresh gas with two bottles of injector cleaner, I hope that takes care of the dirty carbs.
I just bought my first bike as a project It's a 1980 Honda 650. Currently looks beat, and is missing a gas tank. So it is a project. I will try to get it running after the tank is on, and then will start adding all of my parts.
I will soon be picking up a set of new forks, triple trees, risers, handlebars, and a headlight. Is there anywhere I can get a new ignition system w/ a key also? I just don't have tons of money to be buying a good bike THEN customizing it, so I went with this path. I don't even have my license so I'm not even worried about riding it any time soon lol.