Another blue one in the shed

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Another blue one in the shed

Post by Uncle Dave » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:57 am

XTZ 750
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Was an epic to go get it as it was in Adelaide, a long way to go to buy something but what the heck. :wtf:

Only about 300 were sold in Australia I believe so quite rare and hard to get hold of. This one is very original (good stuff), with just 24 years of dirt road riding under its belt so a lot of little nicks and scrapes but all the plastics etc a original to this bike. At about 204kg it's about the same weight as a Ktm 950/990 with a bit less power. Engine is silky smooth but apparently these are a bit thirsty on fuel.

Already changed oil and filter, checked all wheel bearings and put a new rear tyre on it as well as a good clean up. The muffler isn't original as it has HONDA stamped on it. No idea what model it's off though. Might have to get the crayons out and write YAMAHA instead.

I gotta get used to carbs again though! :crazy:
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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by 1coolbanana » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:20 pm

What a great score :D

About a 44 hour round trip............sweet

I bet there was a whole bunch of feckers behind you in the queue for that...
Got to move quick when gems come along :thumb:
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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by Whitey » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:18 pm

Good score Dave !
Looks like it doesn't need much work to be done on it. She'll be the belle of the ball at the next Tragics thingy. :thumb:
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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by Uncle Dave » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:25 pm

1coolbanana wrote:What a great score :D

About a 44 hour round trip............sweet

I bet there was a whole bunch of feckers behind you in the queue for that...
Got to move quick when gems come along :thumb:
It was a massive drive but worth it I think. Guy selling said as soon as he advertised it there were people emailing him from all of the country. I was lucky enough to be the first there. :shifty:
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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by Uncle Dave » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:28 pm

Whitey wrote:Good score Dave !
Looks like it doesn't need much work to be done on it. She'll be the belle of the ball at the next Tragics thingy. :thumb:
Thank mate, it doesn't need much as the guy maintained quite well by the looks. New tyres are already on and it needs new front brake lines as the ones on it now are non ADR braided lines. Just needs rego after that. :dance:
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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by DustyWheels » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:53 am

Nice find Dave, you really do have a thing for blue bikes :thumb:
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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by backtodirt » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:23 pm

:yo: good looking bike there! congrats. Now all you have to do is get a few more, hope they set up a vintage Dakar race and you are set... name your price!
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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by xt600 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:17 pm

That is a sensational piece of gear Dave, congrats on a great purchase.

Will it be ready in time for a quick trip to Longreach??? lol

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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by Uncle Dave » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:03 am

I sure hope it is, still got about 7 weeks haven't we? :pray:

It's registered now, going for a shakedown ride today so I'll compile a 'Things to do' list.
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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by john950 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:40 am

Nice bike,great to see some gems still around.

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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by Benny » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:43 am

Wow what a score! It looks like its been well looked after :thumb:

Had my eye on something similar a while ago :think:

Back when I bought my 950 I drove all the way to melbourne and back in one hit to pick it up :crazy:

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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by Uncle Dave » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:43 am

Benny wrote:Wow what a score! It looks like its been well looked after :thumb:

Had my eye on something similar a while ago :think:

Back when I bought my 950 I drove all the way to melbourne and back in one hit to pick it up :crazy:
That's all part of the 'adventure' ! :lolno:
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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by Uncle Dave » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:51 am

Ok, had to get a couple of things sorted before it goes for the lue Slip inspection.

These brake lines won't do, they must be crimped connections and have a plastic sleeve over the braid.
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So I called up HEL Performance in Brisbane and had some new ones made. Two lines straight from the master cylinder.
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Also a new Dunlop D606 for the front.
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Then after handing over a lot of money for Green Slip and Rego I received this. :whistle:
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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by steve » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:18 pm

Nice looking Super ten.

Might have to start calling you Uncle Davéré

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Re: Another blue one in the shed

Post by 1coolbanana » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:38 pm

Ha ha....Yeah...... or

Uncle Béndéré :lol:
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