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buy a project again. :X
I got what I consider to be a great deal on a 1986 SE-i, that sat in a shop
for a little over a year. I knew the stator was bad, but after more checking,
gas tank had rust and fuel pump was frozen. I got a new fuel pump, and ran
a suction line to a 5 gallon can of fresh gas , and was able to start the bike.
Now I know the motor's good, so I don't mind putting a little work into it.
Then the Hurricanes hit, (Gustav and Ike) so I was tied up with a lot
of other things, couldn't even touch the wing for about a month.
Pulled the tank, acid cleaned it, and got it set back into the frame.

With my work schedule, and low energy/motivation level (e.g. lazy) :)
it took me around 3 weeks to get that much done. And now it's sat since
I got that far, just need to finish hooking the fuel lines up and put the rear
of the bike all back on, then I can tackle the alternator conversion.
I work a LOT of overtime, and I'm lazy when I'm home - I should have known
better, and bought one ready to ride, but I relly liked the SE-i.
But NEXT time.....................:smiler:
 

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Hang in there. I know how it goes and it can be frustrating, but I think that you'll be happy if you just hang in there and knock out what you can, when you can.

John
 

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stay with it i had mine for awhile and do to my work load and money im still pickin at it and just short rides to and from work stay with it



just my 1/2 cent
 

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vabikeguy wrote:
Hang in there. I know how it goes and it can be frustrating, but I think that you'll be happy if you just hang in there and knock out what you can, when you can.

John
Oh, I know, I just figured I'd be riding by now.
Oh well, maybe a christmas ride.:)
 

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Jump on it when your motivated and you enjoy working on it. It is worth the wait, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the ride!
 

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Tookie wrote:
Oh, I know, I just figured I'd be riding by now.
Oh well, maybe a christmas ride.:)
Well at least down there, you"CAN" ride at Christmas...:cheeky1: :gunhead:
 

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One of the problems with projects is that the work doesn't show as much as the bling. You can spend weeks working on a bike and it looks like a piece of junk until you spend the last hour or so putting the plastics back on.


While you're doing the real work unknowing twits keep making remarks like "Just poking along , are ya". Then you throw the plastics on and it's "Boy you got a lot done."
 

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I can relate to having projects around. Seems my garage fills up with those all too easy :p

I am trying to learn to judge what I can do, and what I probably won't ever get around to doing. :grinner:
 

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My advice is opposite of most of the other posters. If the project is a chore rather than fun, sell it, add more $, and buy something that runs reliably. Let someone else deal with it.

BTW, what would you take for it?:D
 

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I agree. Projects should be enjoyable. That's why I choose my projects very carefully now. Mostly I don't do projects anymore. It gets too frustrating and then the Mrs. gets upset about how much it is costing! They seem to have the idea that projects should be cost free!
 

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S Clark wrote:
If the project is a chore rather than fun, sell it

BTW, what would you take for it?:D
It's just frustrating not having time to spend on it right now.
Bad part is, I can find an hour or 2 here and there, I just hate going
thru all the trouble of getting the tools out, getting dirty, etc. for an hour.
I'd rather spend a day on it, feels like I acclomplished more.

I couldn't sell it now, you'd have to take it away in pieces :)
 

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Tookie wrote:
I couldn't sell it now, you'd have to take it away in pieces :)
I got $100 :cheeky1:

Mike
 

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I've got three projects that have been in slow mode for ten years, one is a wing and another is a triunph. I've got another Wing a 79 I haven't touch since the ex-owner left it with me and he died back in 1987!
 

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A friend of a freind has an old 78 that I am going to go look at. Its been sitting a while I understand, but here in Salt Lake, winter is almost here and I need something to do besides watch TV. My Sabre and the Interstate are up to par, and the wifes VS800 is spotless and put away. Wrenching on an old wing is a great way to pass the time, not to mention the satisfaction when its all put together and it wont start!!! I am not much of a cold weather person, but before i had my garage, the carport was just fine for me, although a little cold at times to work on My 76. If and when this one is done, I may or may not sell it...how many bikes do I NEED? NONE.....How many do I want? I havent found out yet!!!
 
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