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    Can someone tell me what's involved in getting a title for this bike. The original owner apparently is from PA and had lost it.

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    MAybe Vermont?


    Quote Originally Posted by TopPredator View Post
    Can someone tell me what's involved in getting a title for this bike. The original owner apparently is from PA and had lost it.

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    Well I troubleshot the BW today she has a few problems. The owner told me that the starter didn't work so I took it off and tested it. It's spins off the bike but it don't spin when installed. The relay clicks so I unhooked the positive lead on the starter and hooked my jump Box directly to the starter. Something froze up inside keeping it from spinning. He must have also kicked a tooth off the kick starter gear because I have to keep pushing down on the kick starter to get it to engage.
    . Looks like my winter project may teach me something about motorcycles when I'm done.
    I'm glad I got these bikes for a song.

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    It's Alive!!! The kid painted the header pipe and muffler with non heat paint. When I first got it started it was smoking like a fright train right at the cylinder head. I didn't know what the hell was going on at first but as the paint burned off along the pipe I had to laugh.
    The original starter didn't work and seemed to be froze up. It worked off the bike so I pulled the left side engine cover and inspected the gears. All the gears were good so while I was in there I replaced all three oil seals and gasket. Changed the oil and filter then squirted gas in the spark plug hole. It fired up but I believe it could use some serious carb work. The RPM keep changing from fast then slow and is popping. I'm going to adjust the valve lash next.

    You will get a kick out of these pictures

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    -Luv the pics of the Great Paint Burn-off!
    The '89's always on front turn signals might just be the marker lights, running lights, parking lights or whatever Yamaha calls the second filament in the front turn signal housings.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post


    "They asked me how I knew
    My true love was true
    I of course replied
    Something here inside
    Can not be denied
    They, said some day you'll find
    All who love are blind
    When you heart's on fire
    You must realize
    Smoke gets in your eyes" - the Platters


    -Luv the pics of the Great Paint Burn-off!
    The '89's always on front turn signals might just be the marker lights, running lights, parking lights or whatever Yamaha calls the second filament in the front turn signal housings.




    Excellent Lyrics Fred and you are correct on the front marker/turn signal lights. What threw me off is a bad or weak turn signal relay but I didn't realize it until I noticed there were three wires going to the front lights and only two going to the rear.
    I'm making progress and I'm getting together a grocery list of parts that are MIA from my donor bikes. I couldn't imagine the cost of fixing up a basket case bike without donors.
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    I tell you what... if I see a guy on the forum who wants to go cheap and buy an old TW. I'm going to let them know there's problems at every turn...if I didn't have donor bikes this project could get expensive quick. I'm glad I have a good running bike and this is just something to play with and learn motorcycle repairs.

    The threads are damaged on the throttle cables. One problem after another but I'm enjoying it

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    I'm picking away on the BW... I broke down the rear wheel so I could inspect the rim. It's a tad rusty in spots so I wire brushed it and applied OSPHO tomorrow I will paint it and replace the tire and tube. I think the1988 tire and has seen better days. I sanded the break pads and hub. I think that should just about do for the rear wheel.

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    I went to war on this wheel and it came down cutting the bands with a pair of Craftsman diagonal pliers. GO TO WAR that was a bitch.
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    This is what a 1992 wheel looks like after years of sitting outside.

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    It's going to take some serious grinding the clean this wheel up.
    Last edited by TopPredator; 12-16-2016 at 05:44 AM.
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    The best part it has a 65 tooth sprocket
    I'm going to mount my 2006 use tire on it and climb a tree.
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