This resto-modded 1980 GL1100 started life as your run of the mill Goldwing. It’s had its fairings ripped off, given a custom paint job, and it wears a custom set of carbs.
It’s running!!! My hunch that it sucked some water may have been correct. She purrs like an ugly patina’d kitten.
The GS850G dug a hole in my parking space and I put the Buell up for sale!
Last night I learned that I love big displacement vintage bikes. I was supposed to see a Honda VF500F Interceptor and that Ninja 500R today. Sensing that I got cold feet, the owner of the Suzuki GS850G dropped the price to “screw it” money.
So with the Rebel sold I decided to get something with the similar classic standard style, however with more power. Ideally, I want a bike that’ll eat up the miles better and faster than my Blast.
For my second motorcycle sale ever, I sold the Rebel for exactly what I paid for it. The person I got it from told me I can ride on his registration until 2020 and I was doing just that. So I didn’t even lose registration fees.
I need to get back to updating my diary, including some of the (mis)adventures of Madame DeLorean and myself both being trans POC in the Midwest. It’s been a wild ride since coming out and there’s still much to tell and learn.
As previously reported, I want to trade my Rebel for something different. It’s a fun bike and I love it, though I’m feeling I love the look of the bike more than the bike itself. I really want a Grom and/or a more powerful cruiser, sportbike, maybe even something else if it looks interesting enough.
My “Summer on Two” is going spectacular! I’ve retired all cars from daily driver duty. The smarts only move when I need to carry Madame DeLorean or to tow a trailer. I’m also preparing to ride through the winter, too.
Alright, so reports of it crashing six miles from the runway are definitely false. The aircraft came to rest only 300+ meters from the end of the runway.
Yesterday, Madame DeLorean (not her dream car, but because she likes the nickname and she gave it an awesome tagline) took me on the best date I’ve ever had in my entire life on a day that so far as I can tell, is the best day of my life. I’m crying right now, aggggh emotions!
Last night I sold my Gambler 500 project scooter for more than I asked for. I replaced it with this 2012 Ruckus clone that needs some minor work, but is otherwise ready to roll. By all accounts, it was a nice set of transactions. I really only paid about $100 for the Chuckus. That is, until a message this morning...
Update: Facebook has become a treasure trove overnight. I’ve only gotten a few messages from Craigslist, however the messages from Facebook are flooding in at a crazy rate. I woke up to ten messages and had ten more by time I got to work. I guess since it’s payday people are wanting to buy stuff. Most of the people…
I’m falling for bad bikes and I feel there’s no escape! What’s more sketch than a ten year old Chinese scooter? How about a ten year old Chinese bike with parts shared with those scooters?
The Buell has been stealing all of this little bike’s thunder! That’s about to change. :) Firstly, thank you again to the Oppo who is the reason for all of this. <3 <3
My plan backfired. I think the seller realized what he had and removed it. I mean, he had it advertised and priced as a 150cc scooter and somehow didn’t connect the dots that he was really selling a 250cc scooter. Maybe he Googled the “YY250T” on the side. In his defense, he was selling it for his nephew, so maybe…
I forgot to give y’all the answer!
She’s for sale!
Here it is! Now you can become just as addicted as me.
As I learned a couple days ago, the exhaust system of the Buell Blast is solid mounted. It’s no wonder then that the poor thing will shake itself apart and why most Blasts I see on the net have an aftermarket exhaust...That and the factory exhaust costs like $400 new...