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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 09:11 AM
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Fair value of 1975 Honda XL 125?

The bike ran, not well but it ran. The only original parts missing were two rear turn signals. The tank and seat were in perfect condition, no dents or tears. Several cables, grips, bulbs, one mirror needed replacing. Tires good. The exhaust was pretty dented and I still have some work on it. The frame had some rust - had it shot blasted and powder coated...well worth it.

Compression and internal parts were fairly good except points had gotten wet and I replaced. I used only the timing marks to reset and hit it perfectly the first time - spools up to 6k rpm then will idle down to a sweet 1900. Be aware, the phillip head screws used on the engine are very soft. Used impact driver successfully, for most part.

After this project, I'm a firm believer in Honda's manufacturing skill. Tight tolerances where needed, slop where it's a benefit.

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