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another CL optimist

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

  1. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Burbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    I have it on good authority that the gosh-awful faring is really comfortable to ride behind.
     
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    but it has very low hours and in excellent condition:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
    bikes like that should be free to good home
     
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    Probably so, but still............it's bigger than the bike itself!
     
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    I’ll call on the quad cities one in the morning. Man. That other one tho is the same ad I called about last year. Seems like word for word. Idk. Anything is possible. Could’ve broke his leg twice now. Jk

    Well. I emailed the guy about the black maxim parts bike. We will see what he says and there may be more parts available then for you all
     
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  6. Timbox

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    Joe,
    I thought you might like the one that is closer to you, even though it is really in ruff shape.
     
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    Yeah. I grew up in the same area. I’ll probably have another parts bike later today for everyone as it’s not titled and hasn’t ran he said in 15 years or even moved
     
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    It’s at my place now if anyone needs parts
     
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    Timbox Active Member

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    WOW that was a read...I know you don't really want to call anyone as a Pathological something...but come on! I always rebuild a newly rebuild engine just because I like to do it...all the time in the world...sure....
     
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    This bike also has a great forum I think he means form


    I was obsessed with maintaining it. Weekly oil changes, constantly tuning, etc... because he never got the carbs right


    Of course, this is an as is bike and take all this info as you would any info you read from a stranger on craigslist.
    = every thing I said was misinformation
     
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    I was afraid to poke fun... for fear it was one of us here!

    Not sure I'd attempt to cross the country on that thing (as he was planning)... at least in its current state.
     
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    we can all take a little poke or 2. cross country one gas station at a time and of course stopping to change the oil frequently and retuning.
     
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    Sounds like a..... I built this outta junk laying around and it never really worked right and i give up! Lol!
    And ya, changing the oil frequently n retuning cause the needle n seats are leaking... Crankcase fire anyone?
     
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    If I had more time and money I'd be on it. Wouldn't look forward to the valve clearance but do it right once and it should be good for a long time. Maybe you should pick it up and flip it @Timbox you have some X-perience
     
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    Well. It does run. He sent me the video. Just a quick 3-4 seconds and it dies but. It runs. Someone needs to go get this.
     
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    Ya I know I should, need to make some room. I think my BMW will be up for sale and make some room. I like to work on the X but sitting in it just feels different for me. But for that price...maybe talk them down a little. Paper work is $100 to around $180 for new title and running around in WI. I hope someone picks it up before I sell the BMW.
     
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    They price will have to fall a little for anyone to bike on it....does look nice though...tank and seat...
     
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