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bahn88

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #50 on: 11-Jul-21, 10:32 »
Did you decide on any other "routine" work while it was in "bare form"? Did it take you the better part of the day as implied 2shocked...

Just about to sweep out the garage  to do the CX's engine oil and filter today and the final drive oil after a decent run

Dragonstaff

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #51 on: 11-Jul-21, 21:16 »
I checked the air filter, and learnt a bit more about it, but that is about it. I would guess it took me four or five hours all up, but I hadn't done it before. It will be a lot quicker next time.

Had a nice run this afternoon- 160ks around the area and a couple of hours. This might give a few a hint as to where.

nodrog

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #52 on: 25-Aug-21, 19:24 »
Woo Hoo,
Just took delivery of a new water pump today. Been suffering from the Lockdown blues and not had room to work on my bike because my son's Car is in my Garage, waiting on this water pump. I can now complete the Timing belt replacement, and bugger his car off, out of my garage. Wouldn't you just know it, the minute I started on the Car, I took delivery of the
Half shells i ordered weeks ago.



This restoration really is helping me maintain my sanity.

bahn88

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #53 on: 14-Sep-21, 16:32 »
Went to re-fuel and the Servo is now Ampol.... 2tongue
Will Stanley and the Golden Fleece make a come-back??


CX PHREAK

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #54 on: 14-Sep-21, 20:20 »
Or King Neptune?

I sat on this ones shoulder and hung under its arm as a kid.

Dragonstaff

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #55 on: 14-Sep-21, 21:30 »
I wonder where that is now, or did it end up a pile of rubble?

CX PHREAK

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #56 on: 14-Sep-21, 23:14 »
Down at Birkenhead apparently.

There was talk recently of returning it to next to the Sturt creek where the Neptune servo once was when it was the golden mile.

 I remember those days predating all night servos. There was a north and south golden mile with maybe 9 servos each.

If you were anywhere else in Adelaide low on fuel late at night you were out of luck.

Though the airport servo would be open.

And parts could be bought up until midnight at the outbound behind the BP. The store still sort of exists. It is now a Repco franchise at Somerton.

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #57 on: 15-Sep-21, 10:13 »
I find this a bit unusual. The guy is selling his 650 turbo with 19K miles on it, yet he's only ridden it for forty miles.....gotta wonder why.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1983-honda-cx650-turbo-2/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-09-14

denuto

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #58 on: 15-Sep-21, 14:02 »
@ Mins Man
The seller says he owned it for 6 months and there's quite a list of things done in his ownership. All that work, and 40 miles riden makes it look he bought it for waaay less than he sold it for, and didn't buy it to ride, but to clean it up and sell it on. Looking at prices in the US I would be surprised if that bike was bought for 3-5,000 and it sold for $12,750. It would cost $750 to sell it on BAT and it looks like about $2,000 at most was spent on it between purchase and sale. I think the answer to your question is that the seller was more interested in making some money than riding the bike.

I have been a BAT "member" for 10 years and was a regular visitor for a while before I registered. In the early days it was full of interesting cars without the attempt to monetize the information. In the last few years it has turned into an auction only site and the volume of cars has gone up hugely. There has been a substantial (or total) change of ownership of the site and now BAT is obviously choosy about what they will accept and is trying to keep all the listings "high end" rather than interesting. It's still an interesting site to visit, although the volume means that you have to either search for specific cars/bikes/etc or spend quite a bit of time sifting. Sort of look browsing carsales/bikesales looking for something interesting.

Since it has turned into a high end auction site, it seems to attract buyers with money and the prices move into a different bracket. It's like the prices paid for stuff that sells on Shannons auctions or the US auctions like Barrett Jackson where they seem to be catering for people who have money to spend and no time to spend looking around.   

I also noticed that the listing says it has a 17" rear wheel. Do all Turbos have a 17" rear, or is it not original?

Seagrass

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #59 on: 15-Sep-21, 19:20 »
Turbos had 18” front wheel and 17” rear wheel

Seagrass

bahn88

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #60 on: 16-Sep-21, 08:40 »
Dont remember that one....(king Neptune)
But for you SA members....those old servo bottles are asking some $
Time to search the shed......

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/114949597022?hash=item1ac387a75e:g:pGYAAOSwh~NhIwux

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #61 on: 16-Sep-21, 10:56 »
Yes I agree that the site doesn't hold the interest for me that it once did. Originally it was for people that needed to bring a trailer to take their new purchase home, but now it seems to be full of Porsches and Ferraris etc which I will never be able to buy even if I wanted to.

 


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