[attachment=4]image.jpeg[/attachment]Hey everyone, it been a while since I've posted but I've been reading your posts a lot, have been busy with bikes for other people and got to a point where it was time to build another wing for myself,since I sold the 78 I've been wanting another, well I found this 76 about a mile from my house outside in about 3 feet of snow it had no title and the owner had no idea of when it ran last, apparently the bike was bought and sold a few times with no title and hasn't ran in about 15 years, he wanted $500 for it but I wasn't going for that,
I offered $200 for the bike because the odometer said 22,000 miles and it had Lester wheels and thought if nothing else I could at least double my money on the wheels, and piece out the rest, he took my offer and we dug it out of the snow and home it went, at home my thought was if I could get it running I would go after a title, if it didn't run then the parts were for sale, the first thing to do is see if the engine would even move and my luck the kick starter lever was still inside the shelter so I check to see it has oil, pull the plugs, put a little trans fluid in each cylinder, let it sit for a couple of days, put in the kick starter and the engine turns,
so on to the next step of trying to start, the gas tank was pretty rusty and had some real old fuel in it, so drain the tank and do electrolysis for about 36 hours, came out very clean, pull the carb bowl drains and flush with fresh fuel, drain old oil and replace with cheap 30 wt. oil with some sea foam, charged the battery and pushed it outside, I didn't even know if the starter or the electrics were any good, I just crossed my fingers and pushed the start button and cool the starter works,
so since it early March in western Colorado I pull the choke and hit the button, nothing the first try, next time it pops a little and that's big, the third try she fires off and smokes like a freight train, so I keep it running till it gets up to temp then shut it down and let it sit for a while and repeat, after about 4 or 5 start and cool downs the engine cleans up a bunch and sounds good, so its worth trying to get a title for which in Colorado is about a 2 month ordeal if you're lucky,
so I start the process, vin inspections, vin search, certified letter to last known owner, a little more paper work and $37 dollars and 2 months later I get a title, mean time while waiting for title I'm breaking down the bike either for parts or to restore or I should say restomod, I like to lean down bikes, put em on a diet, don't get me wrong I love bone stock original bikes, I own a few ( 69 cb750, 75 cb550ss, 75 cb750ss ) all under 11,000 miles and I'm always looking for a all stock low mile 75 wing, but I flip a lot of bikes, the cost point of a restored as opposed to a restomod bike is huge, the average buyer is more willing to flop down cash on a restomoded bike because I can keep the build costs down as opposed to a nut a bolt true restoration which take a lot of time and money and finding that person who will step up for the price,
anyway I take the bike down to a bare frame and go thru the usual stuff like clean, paint, renew parts, (thanks randakks ) update parts, adjust, cus a lot, all in I'm into this bike for under $2000 and about 150 hrs labor, its 99% done...... Hope you like it.....moto nut
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