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    Default 85 ninja 600r

    One of the first runs with the soft valves issue. Those had been replaced, new rings, basic full top end rebuild done years ago and the owner walked away and left it the shop. Its been in the old shop owners barn since he retired and vacated the building some 15 or more years ago. before that it sat in the back of the shop gathering dust. From what i can tell it appears to be all there and all original. Dropped 500 for it and it comes home Sunday. After the car wash i will take pics.

    Idont know a value but i hear the vintage track guys take a shining to it seeing its the first gen ninja 600.
    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
    1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

    NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


    I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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    I agree. First gen. Definitely worth keeping. Good bikes.

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    Its not gonna be a keeper. Gonna clean it and address all issues such as brakes, carbs etc etc and put it to the masses
    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
    1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

    NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


    I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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    I loved that model.
    "Thought he, it is a wicked world in all meridians; I'll die a pagan."
    ~Herman Melville

    2016 1200 Superlow
    1982 CB900f

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck hahn View Post
    One of the first runs with the soft valves issue. Those had been replaced, new rings, basic full top end rebuild done years ago and the owner walked away and left it the shop. Its been in the old shop owners barn since he retired and vacated the building some 15 or more years ago. before that it sat in the back of the shop gathering dust. From what i can tell it appears to be all there and all original. Dropped 500 for it and it comes home Sunday. After the car wash i will take pics.

    Idont know a value but i hear the vintage track guys take a shining to it seeing its the first gen ninja 600.
    You bet we love those! Dominated the supersport 600, until the 87 Honda CBR600 Hurricane took supersport another leap forward.
    "Only fe' collected the old way, has any value." from His Majesty O'Keefe (1954 film)
    1982 GS1100G- road bike, body, seat and suspension modded
    1990 GSX750F-(1127cc '92 GSXR engine) track bike, much re-engineered
    1987 Honda CBR600F Hurricane; hooligan bike, restored

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    No brakes, ding in tank, and broke turn signal lens all on the side facing the barn wall... no biggy issues. Rear seat a little beaten up but im sure there are seat covers out there to be had. Tank is spotless inside. Stock pipes and cans are really clean. Few scratches that look like it had been down once but not too hard. Nothing seems to be bent or broke as far as forks and front fender goes. Gonna need some cleaning and maintenance but it a true stock unmolested survivor for sure.











    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
    1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

    NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


    I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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    Since the valve issue has already been taken care of I think you have a winner. Those bikes are very nice looking and fun to ride.
    Go through the carbs thoroughly and get the seat taken care of. Honestly, I'm a bit jelly.

    Mad
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    2004 KTM 450 EXC
    2001 Yamaha Big Bear

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    WELL... The bikes fate has been decided. My plan is to do the restoration and donate it to the bike auction at next falls HARVEST CLASSIC rally. Its a rally dedicated to helping with childhood cancer issues for both the patient and the families. For those wanting to read about the rally heres the link to the website.

    http://www.harvestclassic.org/
    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
    1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

    NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


    I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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    That is too cool, Chuck. Awesome.
    "Thought he, it is a wicked world in all meridians; I'll die a pagan."
    ~Herman Melville

    2016 1200 Superlow
    1982 CB900f

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    That's a pretty sweet-looking bike, and mighty fine of you for donating it to a good cause.

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