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Free Showa forks: Here's my plan

Postby firffighter » 04:55 pm May 07 2008

Now that I have my 220 exactly where I want it, why not tinker some more, right?

I found a '99 220 that is 2 hrs. away that has a set of Showa forks on. It is a nice bike with FMF Gnarly pipe, Boyesen rad valve, and a 1 year old top end with Weisco piston. He is asking $2000, which is in the ballpark for these parts.

Now the plan. I pick up the 220 with Showas and then take off all of the goodies on my 220 and put them on the bike with USD's. Then, I turn around and sell my '97 220 for the same price.

I would end up with a '99 220 with Showa forks, Pro Circuit pipe with pipe guard and silencer, RB carb and head mod, Boyesen rad valve, Weisco piston, Guts tall gripper seat, KX rear fender, Clarke tank, Renthal mini high race bars, Acerbris handguards, Works Connection frame guards, rad guards and skid plate, and IMS pegs.

I would still have a nice '97 to sell that would be nicely equipped with tons of extras. I could probably get right around $2000 out of it, so I would break even.

Should I go for it? The only risk would be my marriage :wink:
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Postby saddletramp » 05:27 pm May 07 2008

It will never work...where did you say that 220 was? :grin:
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Postby Indawoods » 05:30 pm May 07 2008

Marriage is overrated!
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Postby firffighter » 05:44 pm May 07 2008

It is located just out side of....
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Postby m0rie » 05:46 pm May 07 2008

Sounds like a good deal, i'd go for it if you can swing it.
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Postby jc7622 » 06:46 pm May 07 2008

If your wife can float you a little time to get it swapped over and sold you are will come out great. You could always do it under the radar, so to speak :cool:
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Postby firffighter » 08:32 pm May 07 2008

Crap! I knew it was too good to be true. Just talked to the owner and what a joke. Bike does not even run right now. Needs quite a bit of work and better yet he does not have Showa forks. He thinks the stock forks are Showa because they were "serviced by Showa" . White trash, what are you gonna do. :roll:

Oh well, I guess it is a sign from above. :sad:
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Postby 2001kdx » 08:35 pm May 07 2008

Yeah, the big guy upstairs didn't want your wife to take half your stuff! :mrgreen:
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Postby grump99 » 07:33 am May 08 2008

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firffighter wrote:Crap! I knew it was too good to be true. Just talked to the owner and what a joke. Bike does not even run right now. Needs quite a bit of work and better yet he does not have Showa forks. He thinks the stock forks are Showa because they were "serviced by Showa" . White trash, what are you gonna do. :roll:

Oh well, I guess it is a sign from above. :sad:



Lol :mrgreen:
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Postby firffighter » 06:11 pm May 08 2008

You are laughing with me, not at me. Right!
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Postby Rick » 07:14 pm May 08 2008

Bummer man..........I was cheering you on! :supz:
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Postby grump99 » 08:01 am May 10 2008

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firffighter wrote:You are laughing with me, not at me. Right!


Yeah, with you :mrgreen:
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Postby kawagumby » 12:12 pm May 11 2008

The same kind of thing has happened to me, LOL, you never know what someone has until you get to see it. I once drove a hundred miles to see a 56 ford that turned out to be a 51 ford.

Look out for those skinny little showas! :mrgreen:
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Postby 2001kdx » 02:06 pm May 11 2008

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kawagumby wrote:The same kind of thing has happened to me, LOL, you never know what someone has until you get to see it. I once drove a hundred miles to see a 56 ford that turned out to be a 51 ford.

Look out for those skinny little showas! :mrgreen:


What's wrong with the '51 Ford?
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Postby kawagumby » 05:30 pm May 11 2008

Wasn't what I wanted.
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Postby canyncarvr » 05:13 pm May 12 2008

Re: 'Just talked to the owner and what a joke.'

If what he SAID in the first place was good..and what he SAID in the second place was bad...maybe he has no idea WHAT he is talking about.

It's probably got a WPS suspension..and that 220 is really a 240 from EG.

...and it don't run 'cuz he left the sparky wire off the plug!

I'll bet he's confused because the cover on the side sez 'KIPS' and the shroud decals say 'KDX'..but the motor's is actually in an aluminum CR frame that someone hybridded to the best bike ever!

Let us know what it REALLY is when you drive over and take a look-see.

Offer him $1200 for it. Use the money you save to buy the wife some decent luggage. Well...at least 'a' suitcase!!

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Postby firffighter » 06:28 pm May 12 2008

He also mentioned something about throwing in new gear and a new pickup too!

I sent him an email hoping he would send some pictures, but nothing.

My wife already has a nice duffle bag!
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Postby canyncarvr » 06:40 pm May 12 2008

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firffighter wrote:He also mentioned something about throwing in new gear and a new pickup too!


The 'new' truck is prolly some crapper '51 Ferd.

Good deal on the duffle!! What you got her for Mother's Day I s'pose.......

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