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Sunday, July 29, 2012

1977 Yamaha XS650 - New to my collection -- just picked up today.

Replacement Starter Solenoid for 1973 Harley Davidson/Aermacchi SS350 Srint

My Sprint just quit running in the middle of a ride last week.  I pulled over, checked that the petcock was on, and hit the starter a couple time.  The second time I hit the starter button the starter would not stop running.  I disconnected the battery to stop the starter motor.   I took the bike back to my shop and identified a bad solenoid.  I found a replacement made for a  Suzuki on Ebay for $17 with free shipping.  It bolts into the existing wholes and works great.

Old solenoid.

New solenoid installed.

To access solenoid by removing three screws and taking off the left side cover.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sold my 1979 KZ1000 A3 MKII for $1,800

Haven't had much time to work on this.  As far as I can tell the MKII with chain drive are fairly rare.  This one has 48,600 miles.  Is titled in my name.  Has Kerker exhaust.  Stock airbox is gone, replaced with pods.  The bike is located in South Eastern Washington State.  Sold it. On its way to Japan.

Friday, July 6, 2012

1979 Honda CR125 Elsinore discovered in a house in South Eastern Washington

This bike has never been ridden or had fluids in it.  The owner bought it in the crate, assembled it, and put it on display.