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That must have been a wild balancing ride. 500 or 650?
650, it'll pair well with the t120r engine I bought for $75 4 years ago.

Balance was fine, the issue was with the weight out to the sides the bike didn't want to lean, so turns were a little wonky.
 
650, it'll pair well with the t120r engine I bought for $75 4 years ago.

Balance was fine, the issue was with the weight out to the sides the bike didn't want to lean, so turns were a little wonky.
That's pretty badass you got it home like that dude.. great score on the engine and frame; I've been wanting to build an old triumph for a long time but everything old triumph is so expensive where I'm at.
 
That's pretty badass you got it home like that dude.. great score on the engine and frame; I've been wanting to build an old triumph for a long time but everything old triumph is so expensive where I'm at.
They aren't cheap around here either. I just got lucky. I'd been looking for a frame since I found the engine. Found the engine on offerup, which isn't used much in my area. Just an old guy that was tired of having it in his storage unit after 30+ years.

The guy selling the frame wanted it gone because "he was tired of cutting his shins on the axle plates.
 
new rear tire for the GL1000 getting tired of changing it almost every season so I went pricier for a dual compound that should last 2+. Bridgestone Battleaxe BT-46
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new rear tire for the GL1000 getting tired of changing it almost every season so I went pricier for a dual compound that should last 2+. Bridgestone Battleaxe BT-46
Hope that works out for you. I was going through rears on the GL1800 way too fast until I took it to the dark side. Too bad they don't make a car tire to fit the 1000.
 
Hope that works out for you. I was going through rears on the GL1800 way too fast until I took it to the dark side. Too bad they don't make a car tire to fit the 1000.
Yep, it should be better than the 10-12k miles I get out of the shinkos. They are great but burn centers off fast when you do freeway rides to get between twisties.
 
I've got a thing for Chevy vans. Got my first at 17yrs old and was hooked when 10 friends and a pony keg would pile in for concerts. Had a few since then but always wanted a 4x4. Fast forward to January 2024 when I stumbled on an ad for a 1995 Chevy G20 4x4 so I made it happen. Less than 60k original miles on the og TBI350. Runs great. It was originally bought new by a Sherriff's dept and they had it converted to 4x4 and wired to the gills as a surveillance vehicle. It's a riot to drive. Needs some cosmetic body work but little or no rust. I'm keeping Red as a hauler and Greyman will be camping and misc errands.
 

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I've got a thing for Chevy vans. Got my first at 17yrs old and was hooked when 10 friends and a pony keg would pile in for concerts. Had a few since then but fast forward to January 2024and a 1000 passive searches later I tumbled on a FB Market ad for a 1995 Chevy G20 4x4 so I made it happen. Less than 60k original miles on the og TBI350. Runs great. It was originally bought new by a Sherriff's dept and they had it converted to 4x4 and wired to the gills as a surveillance vehicle. It's a riot to drive. Needs some cosmetic body work but little or no rust. I'm keeping Red as a hauler and Greyman will be camping and misc errands.
Nice!
 
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149.99 got a free grinder for 49.99 helmet and spool of wire. Car needs body work for safety. Be damned ix Inpay someone else. Gonna learn to weld.
 
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