Lots and lots of parts
In an effort to put some extra money at my quickly approaching school loan payments, and also to clear some space in the basement, and also to get a little money to put into my bike, I'll be putting a bunch of parts up for sale. I have a '85 700 in boxes, as well as an '86. that's half in boxes, half covered.
Anyways, I'd like to let people put out requests if there are certain parts they need. A few things that come to mind are
half dismantled 750cc engine. Balancer slipped out and I tore it down to get the case welded. I did, but at the time thought it wise to keep tearing her down and make sure everything was clean. Then I realized the work it takes to reassemble an engine, and I couldn't work on it at my house, lost motivation, etc. The small parts from that are bagged and labeled, with enough residual oil to keep them in good shape.
The starter motor on this engine is good.
Just about an entire black 700cc engine. Came on the parts bike seized. Has plenty of good parts, would be willing to pull parts from it, as well as the other engine. Some of the engine paint is wearing. I could test its starter
Black front bevel gear case from same bike.
Carbs for the 700. They are dirty, but I can clean them if someone is interested. Should work on the 750 with new needles and jets. Last time I had fuel in them they didn't leak, but I could try to bench test them just to make sure
Final drive and driveshaft.
Radiator and fan
I could pull the entire wiring harness from the '86
rims/tires. I would not recommend riding on the rubber, since I don't know how old it is, although the set of spitfires don't seem to be in such bad shape. I'm thinking hard/brittle though. I could pull the rubber off. Should be a good set of rotors in there too.
Factory luggage rack and high passenger backrest. Might have a good toolbox but no lock for it.
handlebars, controls, and triple trees. The control cables are probably not worth it.
forks (should probably get new seals and definitely oil. I have done that several times and could freshen them up for somebody who doesn't want to pull forks apart)
Pegs, levers, stands, switches, electrics...
And just about anything else you can find on these bikes.
I'll have to get a paypal account going, and I'm working on taking pictures. I'd like to offer the parts to people on the forum before putting them on ebay. I'll probably base my prices on ebay, but would like to offer them a little cheaper for all of you wonderful forum members. I'll also try to discount large orders, and will consider your offers on parts.
Also will consider trades for a voltage gauge, vacuum gauges, slip-ons, an upgraded R/R, or maybe something else that you want to get rid of.
If it ain't broke... well I'm sure I can find something that is