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1979 Kawasaki KD175
Love long stories.
I was given this bike about 2 years ago. Problem is I was never told about that. it sat at my ex brother in laws parents house for about 2 years and I was made aware that it is my bike this past xmas party. So I was able to get it out of their house. Now I'm sitting here with this old dirtbike with no real means to use it. No truck no trailer. Half way there with my jeep w/ hitch.
Now my dilema is should I keep the bike, which aside from minor exterior rust and sitting un maintained for 2 years is actually in pretty good condition. I haven't had the oppurtunity to change its fluids and check the engine condition yet. Its still sitting in a van waiting for someone to come help me get it out.
I looked up what info i could in the past 10 minutes and found things like non street legal b/c of the tires. Does that mean I can put street tires on it, brake lights, head light, mirrors and make it street legal?
I asked my brother about the titling before and apparently according to him (he who the sky is red when everyone knows its blue) said that its titling allows it to be street legal. I just need more comment on that.
It has a 1.76 gallon tank and likely gets pretty good gas mileage. (if it beats out my 20mpg Jeep, its worth it to me)
So depending on A) Street Legal-ness. and B) Value of the bike. I will have to decide to keep and use or sell and buy something else. Off roading is fun but I don't have the time these days to have something for just off roading. I need practical things. Oh how I wish I could just have a dirtbike, motorcycle, Jeep.
Hopefully I can make this KD175 into a dual sport and solve that. Or sell it and get enough money for something that will be a dual sport or a nice down payment on one
So if anyone can give me estimate on fair/good value of this thing I would greatly appreciate it.
I'll post a few pictures of it once I get it out of the van later today. I may try to do it myself but.... yeah don't need a dropped bike. The back end of the van stands 3 feet tall. And I'm not very musclular.