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I have always been facinated my 2smoke engines. How they work is quite interesting, and I like their simplicity. Today, I picked up a project SM, naturally a 2smoke. Older bikes have always caught my eye, and I respect their heratige. So, when I saw this bike at the right price, the deal was done, and thanks to Pilotx1, I have a new bike. I present to you, my '76 Harley Davidson SX 125.











First work I have ahead of me is "get it running" and obtain a title. If this is nearly as much fun as I think it will be, the front end will be replaced with a modern day dirtbike front end, spme paint and powdercoat, and 17" wheels with PP tires. Geo and Gus, this seems right up your alleys. Stay tuned.
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I checked the date a couple of time, and no this isn't another April fools joke.

Dave, honestly I gotta ask you do you plan on ever selling or getting rid of the thing? If you do I wouldn't spend more that what it takes getting her running and making her look nice. Now it would be a cool project to build this into a supermoto, ultimately you will still have a oil injected air cooled 2 stroke under there. I know I havn't had my coffee yet so I'm probably being a huge buzz kill, but every penny you put into this bike is money you could spend on a supermoto bike. If you really want a 2 stroke, build a CR500 or YZ490 into a 2 stroke street monster. I just think this little 12hp bike is not that great of a bike to start with.

Get it running, sell it and lets find you something proper that you can have a ton of fun with.

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You'll probably spend tons of money on turning this into a well running supermoto on 17s, but it sounds like a cool project.
Definitely something different.
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I hear ya Geo. I don't plan on tracking it, mainly cleaning it up and riding it. Long term (if the $ on the parts are right) I would do a 17" wheel conversion. At 220 pounds and my riding ability, 12 hp isn't going to get me far. Like you said, clean it up, get it running, go from there.
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I'll be honest with you Dave. That thing looks like a fookin heap and no amount of work and money in parts is going to make that a "supermoto." I know you're usually a pretty savvy buyer so hopefully you picked that shit heap up for nothing and you'll be able to sell it for the same or a little profit for your troubles.
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$4000 gets you a 2006 YZ450F with sumo and dirt wheels Street legal title too!

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Ok, it's not a supermoto, call it a vintage moto. Who knows, maybe it is a heap. But it caught my eye, looked simple and fun, and it deserved a second chance at life. If not, I wanted the engine, it is complete and has a magneto.
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$4000 gets you a 2006 YZ450F with sumo and dirt wheels Street legal title too!
I looked at that bike, if they were not laying off at my work, we would have talked already.
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Fuck Work, Just think of all the riding you could do if you got layed off! What else would you do with all that time on your hands. I think my daily schedule would be 7-9am shoot out resumes on internet, 9-905am crank one out, shit,shower, 906-1pm go ride new sumo or dirt bike, 1-130pm eat chessy beef, cheesyfries, crank one out, 130 - 4pm take well desreved nap, 4pm - 10pm watch tv, 10pm - 7am sleep and next day start over! The whole time the wife is working and giving you enough money for gas, oil and cheesy beefs!

What more could a man need!

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I looked at that bike, if they were not laying off at my work, we would have talked already.
if you get layed off you could part out that YZ and make a profit
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Good Idea! You riding this weekend?

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I doubt it
it'll be sunday afternoon if I do
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it'll be sunday afternoon if I do
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its itallian made actually
True

From when AMF owned Harley, but it was actually made in the same factory that Harley sold then bought again last year, which is now MV Augusta.

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