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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by Horst » September 24th, 2023, 5:56 am

I lost track of all the nice toys you have gotten. Is that an M38 in the garage?
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1962 M201 and trailer
1966 GTO,1982 E350 Skoolie, 1987 SJ413, 1987 911
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by Hambone » September 24th, 2023, 8:29 am

Horst wrote:
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I lost track of all the nice toys you have gotten. Is that an M38 in the garage?
That is a M38 in the garage, good eye, unfortunately it belongs to the gentleman I bought the bike from, I would love to own it, it's in excellent condition, he also has a GPW, he owns some nice toys, at least I didn't have to start with junk on this one. I think this is the first toy I've bought in a while that I could actually drive home. :lol:

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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by Hambone » October 24th, 2023, 9:57 pm

Bought this 1975 Kawi 100 a couple months ago, need to get this bike plus another one finished up, then I can start my next MV project.
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by rickf » October 25th, 2023, 9:16 am

Since you are into barn find motorcycles you need to get out there and find the Roadog #2 motorcycle that is hidden somewhere and get it on the road. This a fun video to watch. I give these guys a LOT of credit for having the gonads to actually ride that thing!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHJ7PtgXSZE

https://nationalmcmuseum.org/2016/04/30 ... le-museum/
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by Hambone » October 26th, 2023, 10:52 am

That's a little too crazy for me but I do know where one of these are in a barn, I may own it before long. :D
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by rickf » October 26th, 2023, 12:35 pm

I had one of those but it was called a Bronco. I suspect it was just a rebranded Rokon. You would think they are easy to ride anywhere but they are actually a real handful. They go places slowly a motorcycle is not supposed to be able to go!!! And it is just not a natural riding experience.
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by Hambone » October 26th, 2023, 6:59 pm

You can carry extra fuel in the wheels, if the wheel tanks are empty. you can float it across water.

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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by rickf » October 26th, 2023, 8:51 pm

Yup, like I said, mine was called a Bronco and I seem to remember it having bigger diameter wheels and tires but that was 50 years ago so memory is a bit faded.
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by Hambone » November 1st, 2023, 7:00 pm

She's back on her feet, soaking the tank with metal rescue, had light rust inside, few things to button up, then on to the next one.
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by Hambone » November 30th, 2023, 12:02 am

Got it finished up, one more project before the M715.
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by Hambone » January 31st, 2024, 9:24 am

Getting close on the 1972 widow maker build, totally rebuilding the engine, can't wait to twist the throttle on this one. :D
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by rickf » January 31st, 2024, 9:31 am

Waiting to see the 70 mph wheelstand. That is if the tire doesn't smoke first. I will take either in a video. My 500 was fast but nothing like my 750, the 500 was evil on handling but they got that all fixed with the 750. And since I raced for Kawasaki I was able to get all the go fast goodies for the 750 at cost or cheaper, some even free.
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1984 M1008
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12/1952 M100- Departed
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by Hambone » January 31st, 2024, 10:33 am

Prices are crazy on these triples, here are some prices from the Mecum bike auction from last week, more than a nicely restored 151.
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by rickf » January 31st, 2024, 12:20 pm

Just more of the stuff I had that I wish I never got rid of. But I would need a warehouse to have kept it all in!!! But some of them................ WOW!
I have had a 64 Ford Galaxie 500 with the factory 427 tall block and 4 speed with Lake pipes, A 64 Chevy Impala SS, A 71 Chevy Chevelle big block 402 SS, A 70 and a 73 Ford Bronco and the 500 and 750 Kawasaki's. Not to mention a dozen BSA and Triumph 650 and 750 bikes from the 60's and 70's. Won't count the Harley's since they are worthless.
Out of all of the above I think I would want to have the Chevelle or Broncos back. Most of the rest would just kill me now.
Have you looked at the auction prices for those mini cycles? They are also way up there.
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone

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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by Hambone » January 31st, 2024, 8:37 pm

I sold my 68 Camaro in the early 80's for $2500. :roll:

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