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Bought me a Turbo for my 60th!

Discussion in 'Central US and Canada' started by Vern Nelson, Oct 30, 2021.

  1. Vern Nelson

    Vern Nelson New Member

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    Had one more than 30 years ago, but I had to sell it to pay tuition. It needed tires, a tune up, and insurance.. and it added up to more than I had as a student. My interest in motorcycles was renewed by a friend that bought his first one. Heck I got a license.. I can get one too. Found an 82 Turbo, second owner, 18,000km.

    Fixed a few things: I rebuilt the carbs, replaced the fork o-rings, clutch lever etc.

    I went for a ride and must admit.. I was nervous as hell on my first ride. I haven't driven a motorcycle in 30 years. But it was awesome! I forgot how fun it is. Now I'm looking at the parts bike thinking I could make that one run too.
     

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    Simmy Well-Known Member

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    Looking good. That’s a real survivor.
    I had a Turbo in 84-89, I’m also 60 and riding one again to
     
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    Vern Nelson New Member

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    Parts bikes for the parts bike....
     

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    Simmy Well-Known Member

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    You are the official Turbo hoarder!
    I'll bet @hogfiddles doesn't have that many Turbos.
     
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    Vern Nelson New Member

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    Hopefully not for long. I picked up 3 parts bikes all at once instead of little bits at a time.

    I think it makes sense to put together only one and unload the rest.
     
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    I agree, when I built my non turbo 650 I distributed the rest when done.

    Nice XJ by the way!!
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Yeah, I only have 3 partial ones that will sometime turn into one complete one
     

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