Tank interior rusted and developed pinholes by 1990, replaced with aftermarket tank. (More as a result of NOT being ridden and being stored in a shed in hot humid Florida).
Neck bearing replaced at 29K (a result again of being stored for many years, not used, then put into use and having to travel over dirt, washboard roads.)
Fork seals replaced at 32K. (See above reasons)
Front brakes intermittently would lock up, which again turned out to be related to its years of storage (master cylinder cleaned, return orifice cleaned - problem solved).
Fuel petcock leaking at 33000.
Bike originally purchased by my Dad in '82, I inherited it when he passed on. Dad took it for a trip from Florida to Canada and back in '85, and drove it intermittently until his disability prevented him from riding. The bike was parked in a shed with 19000 miles on it, then pretty much forgotten. At one point it sat outside for a few weeks, for sale. Then back into storage. Dad passed away in '06 and I got the bike and put it back in service.
Had the carbs cleaned and reset, bought a new battery, changed the oil, put a new rear tire on it and have been driving it every day since! It's a great bike, smooth riding, responsive. Big enough to feel comfortable on the highway, yet nimble enough to handle well in town.
Tone of exhaust is mellow, not so loud your thoughts get drowned, or that you cannot hear surrounding traffic. But not so quiet that surrounding traffic cannot hear you.
Lights are large and conspicuous.
Adjustable handlebars allow the rider to fine tune the reach and throw to make a very comfortable driving experience.
The gauge panel and cluster are very modern, with an LCD read out that checks all systems of the bike - headlight, tail light, oil, fuel, side stand.
The bike has a switch on the side stand that prevents forward movement if the side stand is still down when put into gear; the bike will shut off.
All in all, it was a very advanced bike for 1982, and still seems to be a VERY reliable transport!
I get about 40 mpg with it.
I wish they still made these style of bike.
20th May 2009, 21:47
Do you know what the fuel tank capacity for this bike is?