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Author Topic: Project Shinjimei- 73 TX500  (Read 88753 times)

Offline two-smoker

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Project Shinjimei- 73 TX500
« on: Dec 25, 2010, 22:59:40 »
So I found a deal I couldn't pass up- THREE XS500's for $500! Only one is titled and running (sorta), but it's better than none, yeah? I'll post pics as soon as I take some..... I have to actually pick the bikes up first... AND find someplace to keep them/work on the one. I probably shouldn't have bought them, but too late now! As an aside- If anyone needs parts, I'll let the parts bikes go for NOTHING if you come get them. Well... Once I get mine road-worthy. Wish me luck!
« Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 11:39:50 by two-smoker »
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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Offline Rocan

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #1 on: Dec 26, 2010, 00:15:02 »
saweeeetttt!

where ya located?

pics?
PJ- Cafe's don't really work right until you get rolling 70mph +

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Offline two-smoker

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #2 on: Dec 26, 2010, 01:37:47 »
I'm in Milwaukee. Prolly won't get to taking any pics til Monday when I pick up the bikes..... Gotta get a U-haul, and a place to store/repair them...
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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Offline teazer

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2010, 01:48:44 »
Do you have at least one title so you can put one back on the road?

Offline two-smoker

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #4 on: Dec 26, 2010, 01:58:44 »
Ohh yeah, I wouldn't have bothered otherwise. One bike is titled and runs off starting fluid. Carbs are junk. One which is missing a tank (used to be purple. Cool color) has only 6600 miles on it.(correction- 9860. This is the motor I used the head off of to repair my runner. TS) So I'll see if there's anything wrong with that engine and try to use it rather than the engine that's in the titled bike. That one looks like it might have the obligatory cracked head. 
« Last Edit: Oct 26, 2011, 02:14:05 by two-smoker »
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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Offline two-smoker

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #5 on: Dec 27, 2010, 18:07:02 »
Pics!
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #6 on: Dec 27, 2010, 18:26:14 »
Good get man!
Those 500s are a pretty under rated scoot. Theyre not the simplist things out there, but you can build some really awesome bikes from them.
The frames are perfect for cafe styling, and the early square tanks look the business.
Plenty of power, and they handle pretty nicely with some suspension upgrades as well. I have seen some info floating around on engine modifications for them that can produce some pretty amazing numbers for a 500.
All in all, you really scored T.S.
No get to work!!!!  >:(
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I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #7 on: Dec 27, 2010, 18:36:25 »
looks like a steal.  Did the PO tell you why he had 3 of them?  Maybe he had an issue with bike #1 and bought a couple of others for spares. 

With 3, you should be able to get one good bike out of it and maybe a second. Good catch

Offline two-smoker

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #8 on: Dec 27, 2010, 22:42:59 »
He never really tried to do any serious work.... The Black one and the Red one were a package deal, and he picked up the purple one (with no tank) later. He's kinda of a "junk man". Had a shit-ton of bikes and parts. An old Bridgestone, a 400 Silverwing directly imported from Japan (with title), an XS850 Midnight Special, a DOHC 750 Honda, and an old 550 Honda which was all hacked up. Sporty tank, tractor seat, welded-on solid struts.... He really wanted me to buy something else from him. I guess that's just what he does. I guess he's got another property full of bikes, too.
Oh, and the "runner" is REALLY ratty. I think I'm just going to strip the frame clean and start over with the good parts off the other two bikes. The purple one has really low miles on it, and was stored in a heated basement.


Just an idea I'm playing with for exhaust- found this bike on Ebay:
« Last Edit: Dec 27, 2010, 22:53:36 by two-smoker »
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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Offline Reinhard

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #9 on: Dec 27, 2010, 23:23:28 »
Nice find dude
Cheers,
Reinhard

1972 CB500 Rising Sun
1972 CB500  Goldmember
1972 CL100 Scrambler
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