All are Welcome!
This is Dan - and his sweet ride:
So I begin to peek under the tarp and as I'm snooping (yep - ZX600 in there!) Dan comes out and we pull the tarp all the way off - it was the great unveiling! I'm not gonna lie here - the bike was in dire need of more than just a carb rebuild and as Dan is telling me his story....from 3 years ago to now. His not willing to give up on it and his determination to get her back on the road...After hauling it 1500 miles, from yankee-ville (just made that up...it means new England!) to his new home in FL, I decided to help him bring his dream to fruition and made arrangements to come back with a trailer and get started!
(Below are some before pictures from Dan - to help you get a better understanding of my starting point)
- The bike had been put together (by someone other than Dan btw), with a mish mash of odd parts - coming from various different models.
- The Carbs did in fact require rebuilding of....
- Many critical parts were also missing.
- There were some wiring problems (no directionals/tail light)
- The brake fluid looked more like mud than brake fluid.
- It needed a new chain and sprockets.
I was excited to get started!
Finally came the day where I was able to get the bike running! I knew that Dan hadn't heard the bike run (nicely) since he purchased it and even though I was still waiting on some integral parts - I thought it would be apropriate to give him a small teaser for what was to come really soon!
Here is the video footage of the test start up!
I have to say...Dan has a smile on his face for the rest of the day
It wasn't too long after that, when his bike was fully put together and on the road!
Happy riding Dan! It sure was an adventure...
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When not in the shop - you'll most likely find her riding alongside Yankee Dave on her cute little Pink bike!
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