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    WELL SCHITTS. Today i took a picture of the VIN tag for the court ordered title paperwork and i noticed the label start out with "THIS 1986 MOTORCYCLE" meets EPA noise emmisions......... The date of manufacture says 08/85 though. So i guess its an 86 according to the EPA declaration label. A little air has escaped the balloon.
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    '85 or '86, why does this matter?

    When I worked in the auto industry they commonly switched over to the new models during the july 4th shutdown period.

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    Its a "technicality" of sorts to me. 85 was the first year of production but the label says 86. Ive read about the first generation having the soft valve issue and that what this bike was brought in for and the valves were replaced. Maybe it is an 85???? Ive been googling and cant find any info about 86 bikes having the issue.
    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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    About an hour ago i fired the bike up for the first time in around 10 to 12 years. She smoked a bit from the oil i squirted in the holes a few days ago. i did a compression test yesterday and got just over 200 on three jugs and a tad over 175 on the other. still lots to do but she settled into a strong 1200 RPM idle very nicely
    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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    Hey Chuck, Thanx for the GPx fix!!!
    All my bike money was spent on the kitchen this summer.
    I'm hopin' for a respectable home for this bike someday.
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    See post 8 Bill.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck hahn View Post
    About an hour ago i fired the bike up for the first time in around 10 to 12 years. She smoked a bit from the oil i squirted in the holes a few days ago. i did a compression test yesterday and got just over 200 on three jugs and a tad over 175 on the other. still lots to do but she settled into a strong 1200 RPM idle very nicely
    Take a close look at the usual cooling system components: radiator cap, thermostat, water pump, cooling fan & sensor, and hoses. Failures might happen during the next 1,000 miles. I had to replace some of those on my 87 CBR600 during the first year of riding.
    "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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    I know for sure that the 1986 Ninja 1000 still had soft valves. Had to fix a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck hahn View Post
    ...just over 200 on three jugs and a tad over 175 on the other.
    That sounds damn strong to me. Anyone know what the like-new figures would be?
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    Valves had been done devil. guy walked away from bike when he saw the bill. Has new rings too.
    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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