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another CL optimist

Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by Polock, Mar 3, 2017.

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    Oooooo........that's nice
     
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    Need me to go pick it up for you Dave? Hahaha
     
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    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-motorcycle-...8666?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true&uli=true

    I just checked this bike out as it is literally 2 blocks from my work.
    There is not much to be excited about, it is just too far gone for any reasonable restoration.
    I already have a rust free RJ tank but it needs a dent repaired. The tank on this one is showing serious rust and would need more work than the one I have now.
    I made a deal to swap his valve cover for a Turbo valve cover.
    I hope it fits, sure looks tidier than that YICS 3-stripes thing.
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    That's a decent price for a pile of parts!
     
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    The seller said the fact it has a registration is why he values it as high as stated.
    The motor turns but I noticed broken upper case where the RH crank end cap bolts on.
    Also broken cooling fins.
    Might be of value to someone trying to right a messed up bobber frame.
     
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    Last edited: Sep 17, 2018
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    Well he did come down to 1200. Still too much in my eyes as thats what i paid for mine complete and original.
     
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    It's funny when they say they replaced the air box with pods for better performance. Like there are a bunch of Yamaha engineers standing around going 'Why didn't we think of that?'
     
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    It's more like the air filter costs $100 (in Canada) and you can buy some pods from China for $20.
     
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    Well.....a lot of people DO replace the airbox with pods THINKING they will get better performance. BUT---the reality for a lot of them is that they then find out that they DIDN'T GET better performance that they THOUGHT they would, though.....
     
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    The wmblemnis the same.

    The pipes are slightly different, they do sort of interchange, but realize that the angles and lengths vary-- sonit may not fit as snug as you'd like. Personally, I found you can swap things around as long as you use all 4 pipes from one model.--- 4 maxim pipes on the seca, 4 seca pipes on the maxim.....

    But also--realize that the collector snouts vary in length, and the heat shields are different lengths too. So long and short of it--- thing can switch around, but they won't necessarily fit as good or look as good. I would be cautious of trying to mix and match a set pipes though
     
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    I keep seeing these individual NOS pipes come up from time to time and I always have in my mind that maybe I could slowly piece together a set of brand new pipes
     
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    It would be beautiful. I have the same thoughts
     
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