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Offline slayercft

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New Member Intro
« on: February 16, 2019, 01:39:59 am »
Hey everyone, my name is Carl. I recently picked up an '87 zg1000 for $200 and am joining for the plethora of information here. I've already read through and found a post about how to check the connecting rods for hydrolock. Luckily my non-running c10 does not appear to be hydrolocked! Currently my plans are to part out as much as I can to make up for the cost of getting it running. I am from Texas, and looking to list some of the fairings!  A little bit more about myself... I'm an auto tech, mainly work on small engines, been in the IT field and recreational gunsmith.

Current list of vehicles include, '77 gmc jimmy, '78 vw campmobile, '05 highway dig silverado, '14 Honda CRF250L, and this newly acquired '87 zg1000.

Looking forward to this project, and communicating with you all!

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 02:00:25 am »
Welcome...

But Wait..you want to part out your bike to get it running? Then you will have a running bike w/ missing parts.

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 03:56:47 am »
Welcome! Your project looks familiar.... ;D

Offline slayercft

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 05:11:42 am »
Welcome...

But Wait..you want to part out your bike to get it running? Then you will have a running bike w/ missing parts.

Haha, yep, that's the idea.

Welcome! Your project looks familiar.... ;D

Nice! Looks like you're already ahead of me!



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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 09:55:49 am »
Hey everyone, my name is Carl. I recently picked up an '87 zg1000 for $200 and am joining for the plethora of information here. I've already read through and found a post about how to check the connecting rods for hydrolock. Luckily my non-running c10 does not appear to be hydrolocked! Currently my plans are to part out as much as I can to make up for the cost of getting it running. I am from Texas, and looking to list some of the fairings!  A little bit more about myself... I'm an auto tech, mainly work on small engines, been in the IT field and recreational gunsmith.

Current list of vehicles include, '77 gmc jimmy, '78 vw campmobile, '05 highway dig silverado, '14 Honda CRF250L, and this newly acquired '87 zg1000.

Looking forward to this project, and communicating with you all!
High on my list of "likes" regarding my C10, is the fantastic coverage of the fairing.  It's your bike and you can do with it what you wish, but I wouldn't get rid of the fairing.  Run naked if you wish, just don't sell the fairing.  Unbroken ones are hard to find.  You're not going to get a bunch of money out of it.  Shipping the upper fairing get's pricey and limits what you can sell the fairing for.  Going naked, if that's your plan, isn't necessarily cheap either.  MOB can tell you about that.  4 grand invested in Cogzilla.  Finally, if not done tastefully, you could end up with a fugly bike.

With all of the work you have ahead of you, I'd spend the money and become a paying member.  You'll get access to the members only tech section which can be of great help to you on your bike's road to recovery........and MOB might show you a bit more love when you really need it! ;D

Welcome to COG!  Good luck on your project! :motonoises: :motonoises:
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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 01:55:25 am »

High on my list of "likes" regarding my C10, is the fantastic coverage of the fairing.  It's your bike and you can do with it what you wish, but I wouldn't get rid of the fairing.  Run naked if you wish, just don't sell the fairing.  Unbroken ones are hard to find.  You're not going to get a bunch of money out of it.  Shipping the upper fairing get's pricey and limits what you can sell the fairing for.  Going naked, if that's your plan, isn't necessarily cheap either.  MOB can tell you about that.  4 grand invested in Cogzilla.  Finally, if not done tastefully, you could end up with a fugly bike.

With all of the work you have ahead of you, I'd spend the money and become a paying member.  You'll get access to the members only tech section which can be of great help to you on your bike's road to recovery........and MOB might show you a bit more love when you really need it! ;D

Welcome to COG!  Good luck on your project! :motonoises: :motonoises:


First of all I genuinely appreciate the advice! I just now purchased a one year membership, so I can chat with the big boys. I think you're right about the fairings, don't see too much interest online/ebay, especially in the shape mine are in. However, for the tiny amount of money I spent on this bike, and mainly just for fun, I think I'll continue to cut things off of it :D  Since I'm not a huge "forum'er" mind if I ask... Should/would it be better to start a thread on my progress? I've been working on it some, and trying to take pictures as I go along.

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2019, 11:57:30 pm »

High on my list of "likes" regarding my C10, is the fantastic coverage of the fairing.  It's your bike and you can do with it what you wish, but I wouldn't get rid of the fairing.  Run naked if you wish, just don't sell the fairing.  Unbroken ones are hard to find.  You're not going to get a bunch of money out of it.  Shipping the upper fairing get's pricey and limits what you can sell the fairing for.  Going naked, if that's your plan, isn't necessarily cheap either.  MOB can tell you about that.  4 grand invested in Cogzilla.  Finally, if not done tastefully, you could end up with a fugly bike.

With all of the work you have ahead of you, I'd spend the money and become a paying member.  You'll get access to the members only tech section which can be of great help to you on your bike's road to recovery........and MOB might show you a bit more love when you really need it! ;D

Welcome to COG!  Good luck on your project! :motonoises: :motonoises:


First of all I genuinely appreciate the advice! I just now purchased a one year membership, so I can chat with the big boys. I think you're right about the fairings, don't see too much interest online/ebay, especially in the shape mine are in. However, for the tiny amount of money I spent on this bike, and mainly just for fun, I think I'll continue to cut things off of it :D  Since I'm not a huge "forum'er" mind if I ask... Should/would it be better to start a thread on my progress? I've been working on it some, and trying to take pictures as I go along.

We love stuff like that!  It gives us an opportunity to spend your money for you as you go along!  It also documents what you've done so that you can go back and look at what you've done or show others.  Post lots of pics!  Pics good!  Welcome to COG!  You might have to log out and log back in again to see your COG number.  Seems to take a bit of time to work it's way through the system.
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1983 Honda GL650I SilverWing