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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-16-2013, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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Howdy from Cajun Country!

Just wanted to introduce myself and say "Hi!"

We are driving to Florida today to pick up a 2009 650 that was purchased by an older gentleman (70-ish) new as dealer leftover in 2011, and he has put all of 80 miles on it since then. This bike will be for the hubster, though I'm hoping it will become my "upgrade bike" in a year or so (I ride a Rebel 250 now).

I know it's just been sitting in his garage and probably should be taken in for some overdue maintenance -- not so much for mileage accumulated, but just for time, no?

Anyway, pictures to come. We're excited!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-16-2013, 07:27 AM
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Welcome Hurricane Gal!

With a whopping 80 miles I wouldn't take that thing near a dealer if you are comfortable with cleaning the carbs. If not, then I see a service shop in your future (that'll be $50 for the fortune reading).

All it will likely need is a carb cleaning due to the fuel left sitting in the carbs. I'm curious to hear if it starts and runs when you get there. No big deal if it doesn't, but use that as a leverage point to pay half the agreed price

Do you or the better half hubby have plans for modded intake or exhaust? If so, you'll want to do that at the same time so you get the carb jetting right I could tell you more but I'll have to wait until pics are posted .... It's just the way it works around here.


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Welcome Sara. How come I can't find good stuff like that?

Ride safe and keep it shiny side up.

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Welcome to the crazy train..
That's sounds like a great deal. I like how you already are hoping it becomes yours. Tell hubby you have decided he gets the 250 and you get the new one r he gets the couch to sleep on..

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Welcome to the 4M.

You trying to tell us that there are old people in Florida? Who knew.



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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Well, Howdy again, everyone. I had posted a welcome and then "life" took over and I never got back.

The 650 was perfect in every way. A guy in his 70s had been talked into buying it by his brother and then he never rode it. Then he had some medical problems and the wife wanted him to sell it. He had added a windshield. Not a scratch on it and 82 miles. Checked the tank. A-ok. Changed out the fuel for nonethanol and added some Seafoam.

I've added a couple of chrome bling things (can't figure out how to get the $&^(*&$ Highway Hawk solo rack installed -- emails going back and forth to them) and changed the oil. Final gear oil is okay. Runs like a champ. Fixing to haul it and my Honda Rebel up to Toledo Bend for the summer and hopefully get some good miles put on her. Anyway, I wanted to say thanks for all the welcomes!
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Currently riding: 2009 Honda Rebel 250
Hoping to upgrade to: 2009 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
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Beautiful bike!

Unless I'm mistaken, you have carpet in the garage - talk about pampering your bikes


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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 12:53 PM
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Welcome from Texas. You have good taste in getting the 650 . It' looks great.

I love the way mine handles.

You got one problem though ...


You gotta crank up that odometer reading! Have a blast.

And send some good Cajun recipes.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Ha! Yes, first we have that garage floor roll-out type heavy-duty topper stuff. Then, after I am tired of the big rugs in the house that go under the bed -- whatever they are: 8x10 or 9x11 or some-such -- they're still in good shape, so they get relegated to the garage. Works great! After they get cruddy looking in there, they get one more "life" as a flooring of such in an outdoor carport-type area that only has a roof and a dirt floor at our camp. Then they slowly disintegrate to the Earth. By-gollee, I'm going to get my money's worth outta those suckas

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