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Hello everyone!
It’s been a long while since I’ve been here so I thought I’ll say hello again.
I used to post really often all my builds and mods and had a great group of *compadres lol here... I wish they still around !
Sold my bikes and hung around but eventually I got busy with other things
Well... I’m back got a crazy Vstar project and I thought I would share.

Yesterday I bought a 2005 Vstar 650 Classic!
*It’s a project and as the wife said it “I’ve hit a new low” in terms of quality of the projects I pick up ?
It’s a 2003 with only 4K miles - was in an accident in 2005 and it has been stored since.
Clean tittle.
What do you all think... doable ?
I think Its a bite more than what I can chew but it seems fun !







 

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Ok after taking it apart it seems that the only parts salvageble are the Wheels and tires, the frame and the Engine * hopefully - that last one will still have to investigate


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I paid $100 for the bike - Total budget for this build is $500
From previous projects I have about 90% of the parts needed to rebuild it-
Euterpe to stock or a bobber-
Definitely will go for a bobber look


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is there anything on it that doesn't need to be fixed or replaced? looks like you bought $100 of scrap metal
The tires and wheels are perfect
You are absolutely correct that’s $100 of scrap metal
The upside here if any is that it has a clean tittle and that’s worth quite a bit



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it has been sitting since 2005, might need the carbs cleaned or Les would say:" put some seafoam in it , that should fix it up" :rolleyes:
Carbs are completely destroyed
I might be able to harvest some parts but in general the fire killed them
However I do have a set of carbs ready to go somewhere in my garage from a previous project !


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Because some people have the talent & skills to bring the dead back to life. AND love a challenge.


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That’s correct!
I do enjoy reviving bikes almost as much as I enjoy riding.
Here is one of my previous miracles after spending 10 years abandoned in a back yard with grass and weeds growing in the engine :)
 
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