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Old 03-05-2010, 12:14 AM   #1
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I grew up on dirt bikes, and after being away from riding for a long time, I picked up an old motorbike to fix up. It's a 1982 Yamaha Maxim XS400J. Has 40,800kms on it and runs great. I'm waiting for a new exhaust to arrive and then it'll be good to go. Anyone else ride a bike?

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A couple of days ago:
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Sick. Same style as my 1982 Kawasaki GPZ 550. Let me find a pic.
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That's cool as hell. I love the older 80's bikes. I originally picked a 86 Kawasaki 454LTD, but the thing was totally hooped. Do you still have this bike?
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That's cool as hell. I love the older 80's bikes. I originally picked a 86 Kawasaki 454LTD, but the thing was totally hooped. Do you still have this bike?
Ya. $400 bike. Front forks are blown and the rear swing arm is pretty sketchy but I still ride it. Currently it is not running due to an electrical problem, but I'll have it fixed for summer riding. I miss riding alot.
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That's really weird, I just picked up a XJ750! nice bike.

How you pay? got mine for 200 with 9000 on it.. Been sitting for a while though.
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Always willing to gloat, here's my $500 80's bike FTMFW. '85 GSX700ES
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Sick bike. But my insurance cost me $315 for the year

Oh yah, I paid $550 for mine.
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Nice man, old school power..I just got me a bike myself as well, though its not old
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