I've replaced the rear brakes that were in terrible shape, put an original used fuel pump on it because the other one on there was some aftermarket mess that sounded like a hay-bailer. Still trying to sort out the starter gears, but that's coming along. Once I get the front brakes figured out then I'll have it up to snuff.....and can sell it
J/K, unless I can get a lot of money for it. I paid 1k and will end up with about 400 more in it, so all in all not bad.
I could probably spend a lot more money on it, as is probably typical with older machines, but I'm not going to get too crazy. I think it could probably use some front gear work as it clunks a little bit at slow speeds when turning sharp, but it doesn't make that noise when riding, only when turning real sharp going slow.
But, like I said, I'm not going to start tearing it down just for the sake of tearing it down, and I also don't intend to take it on 20 mile rides or bury it in water and mud.
Just for grins, I put it up on Craigslist several weeks ago for $2000 just to see what kind of hits I would get, and someone immediately offered me $1500 site unseen. I pulled the ad down, but figure those machines are sort of in high demand if I ever wanted to sell.
that hose goes directly south of where it connects to the carb and there's a retainer( loop of of what looks like aluminum) thats supposed to hold it close to the carb. it is overflow. there's two of them..