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1985 XV1000 New guy HI

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Richinar
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1985 XV1000 New guy HI

Post by Richinar » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:19 pm

Hi
I started on my 85 1000 Christmas afternoon, playing with my favorite toy!

22,000 mi, hasn't run in 15 years, pretty impeccable
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Rich in Little Rock
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Re: New guy HI

Post by choppin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:38 am

Richinar wrote:Hi
I started on my 85 1000 Christmas afternoon, playing with my favorite toy!

22,000 mi, hasn't run in 15 years, pretty impeccable

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welcome,, great looking bike, good luck with your build.

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Re: New guy HI

Post by ViragoJoe » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:37 pm

Richinar wrote:Hi
I started on my 85 1000 Christmas afternoon, playing with my favorite toy!

22,000 mi, hasn't run in 15 years, pretty impeccable

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Nice looking bike!!
When it's time for tires you won't be finding those Dunlop Qualifiers anymore.

Oh by the way Rich, for safety sake you may not want to do a lot of riding on those Qualifiers. Tires over 6 years old should be changed out. I'll bet those Qualifiers are way over 6 years old. Check the DOT label on the tire side wall to determine the date of manufacture. Just say'n!

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Re: New guy HI

Post by Richinar » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:44 pm

Yessir
i have a new set of Shinko 712s on it already
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Re: New guy HI

Post by choppin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:54 pm

Richinar wrote:Yessir
i have a new set of Shinko 712s on it already
I real like my Shinko's I would buy them again.

Thanks for the heel shifter order and the extra for a beer or two.

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Re: New guy HI

Post by ViragoJoe » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:01 pm

Richinar,
I don't want to sound bias here, however, you are going to Love Choppin's heel shifter. Great robust design. Easy height adjustment to accommodate shoes, boots, or whatever.
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Re: New guy HI

Post by Richinar » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:57 pm

Heel shifter already here. Beauty!
Much thanks!
Rich in Little Rock
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Re: New guy HI

Post by choppin » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:34 pm

Richinar wrote:Heel shifter already here. Beauty!
Much thanks!
Great let me know how it works out.

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Re: New guy HI

Post by Richinar » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:11 pm

got it installed and it looks and works FANTASTIC!!!
of course i had to modify the shapes a little
Rich in Little Rock
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Re: New guy HI

Post by choppin » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:30 pm

Glad it works for you. Thanks again for your business. Rich

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