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LISTED ON EBAY 8-9-2006
 
 

ON EBAY IF THIS LINK WORKS

FOR SALE
 
1983 Yamaha XVZ12TK Venture
 
43,300 MILES , MOTOR RUNS GOOD , WILL START , WE DROVE IT HERE , NOW SELLING AS IS GREAT 99.9% COMPLETE PARTS BIKE OR REPAIR ,, MANY MANY GREAT PARTS TO BE USED NOT FAR FROM REPAIRING TO RIDE IF YOU WANT FIX IT UP.
 
THE TITLE IS A CLEAR OHIO TITLE IN MY NAME,
 
TITLE DESCRIBES THIS MODEL AS X1T.
 
TITLE ALSO SHOWS 46,000 MILES - SPEEDO IS 43,363..THERE IS A PICTURE OF THE SPEEDO IT WILL BE IN ONE OF THESE PICTURE PAGES.
 
YAHOO MAP ME TO SEE WHERE BIKE CAN BE SEEN AND OR PICKED UP
 
BURBANK , OHIO 44214 
 
 YOU WILL HAVE TO PICK THIS BIKE UP AT MY HOUSE IN BURBANK , OHIO , YOU WILL NEED A TRAILER OR A TRUCK OF SOME TYPE TO MOVE IT,, I DO NOT HAVE ANY WAY TO DELIVER IT ,, I CAN PUT THE FRONT WHEEL BACK ON IT , IF I DON'T ALREADY HAVE IT ON AT THE TIME OF SALE , SO THE BIKE CAN BE ROLLED AROUND AND LOADED.
 
 

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HERE IS THE STORY ON THIS BIKE
 
My friend bought this Yamaha from his grandfather in March of 2006 the bike was on the road last spring/summer then gramp's got ill and could not ride it ,my understanding
is gramp's was the original owner of this bike he bought it at a Yamaha dealer in Manchester Ohio new ,  and it seems he took good care of it over the years and claims Midway Yamaha in Manchester Ohio did all scheduled tune ups and have addressed any recalls Yamaha had on this year/model.
 
The problem with the bike when my friend got it in March was from sitting for almost a year in the garage , the brakes had issues.
 
In March of 2006 my friend and I went to pick it up , the battery was dead so we replaced it . removed all the spark plugs and put some oil in the heads " so we didnt start it on dry cylenders" turned it over by hand awhile to work the oil around the pistons.
 
Replaced the plugs and with out much else the bike started right up , it ran rough and the starter was making a hell of a noise when engaged.
 
My friend did replace the spark plugs but I am pretty sure they are not the exact ones for the bike " he ran to AutoZone and bought spark plugs"..
 
After the new plugs we drained and refilled all the fluids anti-freeze,oil,gas,...
 
The bike was running and ready to go, My frined drive it from his grandfather's house to my house about 35 to 40 miles give or take, I followed him and he was happy with how the bike ran no problem on the way to my house except the brakes ,, the rear caliper was stiff and the rear resivoir was leaking brake fluid ,, the two front calipers were working good enough to use as the only brakes the bike had for the ride home but they were also leaking fluid around the seals..
 
Anyway we got the bike to my house , I let him store it here and use my garage to do what ever he needed to do to the bike.. fix/paint up the bike so he could ride it this summer (he was supposed to have it out of here by July),, well he has worked on the bike replaced several parts and it is currently sitting how he left it with the front tire/wheel off and all the plastic off the bike waiting to be sanded/fixxed and painted.
 
Now the bike has been in my garage for the last 5 or 6 months and taking up space, now my friend has taken a job out of state and moved , he left me the bike signed over the title to my name and told me to get what I could out of it ..
 
THINGS WORTH A MENTION :
 
I PUT THE BIKE BACK TOGETHER SINCE I FIRST POSTED THIS SEE PICTURES 8.9.2006 FOR CURRENT STATUS OF BIKE
 
As far as I know it needs all 3 calipers and brake pad or at least the calipers rebuilt , I have all 3 calipers , plastic fixxed painted and put back together, There is/was a problem with the fuse box , everything worked on the ride home , headlight , blinkers, tail light , brake light , from what I saw the fuse box held the old glass type fuses and it was in pretty bad shape , the fuses loosing contact and so on , the plastic inserts that held the fuses into the fuse panel had broke off due to age , I do know my friend took the fuse panel out and re-wired fusable links into it , I didn't help him with that and wasn't around when he did it , there is a wire or two not hooked up , if it needs to be hooked to something I dont know ?? could be extra wire from the missing radio and or C.B. I do know I turn the key, choke it and hit the button it starts up..
 
(THERE IS A PICTURE HERE OF THE FUSES ON ONE OF THESE PAGES, SHOWING HOW HE LEFT IT)
 
If I remember right he told me all the wiring went good but he had not wired up the head light ,," that was the last word I got  on the wiring " He did fix the wiring before he started taking the bike apart and after he was done with the wiring he did ride the bike around here on the farm for awhile ,, thats another thing besides the ride home on this bike , we got a 50+ acre farm we live on while he was working on getting this bike running he was all the time taking it out of the garage and riding all over the farm to check his work ..
 
 

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THE BIKE HAS BEEN SOME WHAT TAKEN APART TO DO SOME WORK ON IT THE PICTURES DISPLAYED ON THIS PAGE ARE SHOWING HOW WE GOT IT IN MARCH OF 2006 THEY SHOW IT AS A COMPLETE BIKE,, IT IS STILL A COMPLETE BIKE WE HAVE NOT GOT RID OF ANY PARTS THAT WE DID NOT REPLACE WITH NEW OR USED WORKING PARTS, HOWEVER WITH IT BEING SOME WHAT APART ANY PIECES NOT SHOWN IN THE NEXT PAGES ON THE BIKE ARE IN MY GARAGE IN A BOX, BASICLY THE PARTS THAT HAVE BEEN REMOVED ARE THE PLASTIC FAIRINGS AND LUGGAGE BAGS/HARDWARE...
 
 
         

 


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Pictures from March 2006 when we pulled it out of gramp's garage.

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EVERYTHING IS HERE 99%

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ALL THE LIGHTS AND MIRRORS ARE HERE

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PAINT FADED CHROME SO SO FOR A 23 YEAR OLD BIKE

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SOMEONE REMOVED RADIO AND BROKE SOME PLASTIC

( BELOW ) HOW THE BIKE LOOKS TODAY 8.9.2006

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I'M NOT SURE HOW THESE LUGGAGE PACKAGES DIFFER AND WHAT A COMPLETE SET IS ? EVERYTHING YOU SEE IN THESE PICTURES IS EITHER STILL ON THE BIKE OR IN MY GARAGE.



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