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Old 07-11-2012, 10:48 AM
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Contemplating sale of my 78e

So, we recently moved from Norman OK to Ada OK and have no easy way to transport my presently non-running 78e without incurring some expense or using valuable time that I should be spending studying for the bar exam later this month. So, I'm seeing if anyone wanted to make an offer on it. Here's the details:

You can see pics on some of my previous posts here and here. The bike is substantially unchanged from the 2nd link (it no longer has that ugly, non stock fender from the first link).

Not visible in the pictures, but included would be:
  • Matching saddlebags & mounting hardware (one latch missing on the left one, currently secured with a bungee)
  • spare headlight & bucket
  • spare front MC assembly
  • spare starter
  • 3 SS caliper pistons custom made by some XSive in Germany
  • spare oil filter cap, 2 spare bolts & oil filter
  • other odds and ends

Here's the story. A while back I slowly lost spark in each of the cylinders. After sat for a while, determined that coils were bad and got some spare coils (one from a 80 or 81, not sure where the other one was from) that provided spark to assist in diagnosing the problem. Cleaned out and rebuilt the carbs and it is still not wanting to start, though it coughs and sputters occasionally. The oil filter cap bolt is also frozen. If I got it running I was going to grind it off and replace it with the spare.

Other than the above, this is what I've done to it beyond regular maintenance since I bought it in Feb. '10:
  • Replaced steering stem bearings
  • New Shinko tires
  • resoldered electrical connections in the turn signal box
  • changed fork seals & oil
  • rebuilt petcocks
  • rebuilt both MCs and rear caliper
  • replaced break pads

I have no idea what the bike might be worth to you, but if you care to make an offer, I may be willing to part with it rather than move it down here. It has about 26,000 miles on it. You would need to arrange for transportation from Norman, OK.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:00 AM
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You didn't move that far away. Maybe there's some XS members that live in OK that can offer up some assistance in helping you move it.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:18 PM
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Now it's got to go

Well, I found a home for the bike in Norman for a little bit, but that home is disappearing Friday and I have to move the bike.

Based on timing, and the amount of time I have right now in life, I've decided to get rid of it. If anyone wants to make an offer on it, PM me; otherwise, It will be off to the local salvage shop (they range anywhere from $50 - $150 per bike).

For any person that buys it (as opposed to the salvage shop) I'll throw in all the spare parts. If I send it to the shop, I'll sell the other spare parts I have separately.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:52 PM
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:39 PM
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You should have the cash by now Dale.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:34 PM
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That is your first standard isn't it Greg?
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