New addition? Hopefully!
Well, im SUPPOSED to go pickup a new bike today after work. Hopefully it all goes through. Got my eye on a 1982 Gs550t I believe. It might be the "E" model, but if memory serves its the T model, as it has a more round fuel tank. The previous owner to the current owner took very good care of it. When the guy bought it, it was a beautiful bike, and ran very well. Upon purchase of the bike, it had a bad petcock and the carbs were sucking raw fuel into the vacuum port. The current owner is not mechanically inclined, as is a bit immature. He also didnt have a license for a long time. He shouldnt have even bought it.
What I know is wrong with it.
I know he dropped it twice, and has never changed the oil. He's put under 1000 miles on it with degraded oil. I know the headlight and tail light dont work. The seat is fucked up, the tires are probably dry rotted, and Im sure the chain is rusty. Its sat outside for a while and I dont remember if it has pod filters or the airbox. Im hoping the cylinder walls arent too rusty. I plan on almost immediately chekcing the valves, pulling the cams, checking the cam bearings and reassembling with assembly oil. Then Ill probably pull the plugs and split a quart of oil across all the cylinders and roll the motor over a few times. Then overfill it with oil for now.
He told me to come pick it up today, so hopefully the story doesnt change. Did I mention this a freebie? Cant beat free!
If I get it, ill update this threads with pictures tonight when I get it home.
2007 GSXR 750
PC III, Quick Shift, Yosh TRC-d Full System