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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2007, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question '81 550 Maxim possibility

So, I'm looking through the classifieds when I spy this '81 550 Maxim for sale. Apparently it worked before being stored for two years, and now does not fire but turns over. "Some TLC Needed" apparently - But for $100... I think it's worth it.

What do you guys think? Worth restoring or fixing up? I'm thinking about going for it.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-28-2007, 09:34 PM
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I just spent $250 on a Nintendo, if you think you can get it to run then go for it, $100 isn't much even if it never runs again.

I just really want a bike with a turbo, because their are those times when you pull up too a stop light next to a cop, and I think a really loud PPTTTSHIIISHHHHHHHH would make his day. =P
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its a steal at 100 even if it never runs again you can part it out on ebay and make a decent profit. get it running and it would be a good bike to ride.

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For $100, you have virtually nothing to lose. I'd go for it.

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lol i would have sold u my nintendo for 200 even with controlers and some games, ha, anyways, id buy the bike
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 01:28 AM
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That is exactly what I learned to ride on. Put about 10,000 miles on it before I was 16 riding on just a permit with the old man. Nice bike...inline four but they for got to put in the hp and torque. I would grab it up if had the chance...especially for that price. Paid $475 in '93 for one that ran!
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