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Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by barry.mccockener, Oct 23, 2012.


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If you had a TZ500 that's never even been started, what would you do with it?

  1. Use it for its intended purpose (riding/racing/track days)

    17 vote(s)
    19.8%
  2. Hang it on the wall in my living room

    25 vote(s)
    29.1%
  3. Sell it and buy a more functional bike

    25 vote(s)
    29.1%
  4. Register it for the street (if possible)

    10 vote(s)
    11.6%
  5. Give it away, TZs are for girls

    9 vote(s)
    10.5%
  1. barry.mccockener

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    Trying to save up for this EBay listing. 1981 TZ500H. Not sure what the reserve is but he set the initial bid at $30,000. That leaves me about $29,998 needed after giving you my 2 cents. Can't cut and paste right now but here's the link.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yama...w-1981-TZ-other-/321004830593?forcev4exp=true

    Drool. Never even been started. Don't know if I would have the heart to start or ride it but can you imagine showing up to a track day with this? What would you do if you had this?
     
  2. Texasl

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    First thing I would do is toss out the dining room table.
     
  3. blueline15

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    Actually you need $29,999.98. Unless you're suggesting you opinion is worth $2. In which I would argue.

    That's my $0.02.
     
  4. dragracer1951

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    I'm pretty sure I know the gentleman that is offering that bike.
    He owns two 1960 Norton Manxs also
     
  5. barry.mccockener

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    Sweet, thank you for you're two cents. That moves me ever closer to ownership.
     
  6. PeteN95

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  7. Juilin

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    You have at least 3 organs and various other fleshy things you can live without and fetch a fair price on the 'open' market. Put up or shut up!
     
  8. antivalve

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    This is intriguing, please pm me the details.
     
  9. barry.mccockener

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    If it requires a trip to Candy Mountain, I'm out.
     
  10. KevinD

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    What's with the mufflers stickin' out every which way?



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  11. nsrg500

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    If you have to ask..........you know the rest.:angry7:
     
  12. PeeJay

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    Bidding ended. 2 bids. Top bid 32,500. Reserve not met.

    I guess he didn't answer the question about what the "jet skis" were to anyone's satisfaction.
     
  13. gatecrasher

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    While it is great to be able to see bikes like this in museums so that their memory will never be lost the first thought that comes to mind when I see this is what a waste of a great bike. Zero miles.... ride the damn thing like the Yamaha engineers expected and enjoy it, only then restore it for posterity.
     
  14. Lynk

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    ^^ Precisely! That's why I voted to "give it away, TZs are for girls [and boys]." A TZ500 with 0 miles belongs in a museum. We may question the owner's decision to neglect such a wonderful bike for three decades, but must accept the fact that it's a wonderful museum piece now.

    Give it to someone with enough space to waste that everyone can get a glimpse of its glory! 8)
     
  15. Bluuu

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    Forget the museum and all the unworthy people that would filter through such a place with their cameras flashing away.

    Throw a tailbag on that bitch, tour the U.S. for a summer, drink lots of beer by night, flog that thing to death by day, and make lots of new friends along the way.

    I mean seriously. It's not a fucking van gogh. It doesn't belong in a museum. It's a fucking bike and it belongs on the road.
     
    #15 Bluuu, Nov 17, 2012
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  16. dragracer1951

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    Um...no
    It's a RACE BIKE.
    I've owned four or five TZ750's. They get rebuilt every 300 miles or so.
    I've ridden a couple of them on the streets. Silly idea.:secret:
     
  17. Lone Rider

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    I'm with Jim on this one.
    If I had the jingle and desire to buy it.
    I would track it!!!
    And feel somewhat guilty about trashing such a nice piece.

    Its a rare find. 0 miles does make it a collectors dream.
    I'm not a collector though.
    Had a collector piece once and sold it to a good home before I ruininated it.
     
  18. Bluuu

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    Fine..then I could do some track days along the way. What I couldn't do is have it sit in front of me and not ride it. Just looking at the photos makes me want to go ride.
     
  19. Lone Rider

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    Well Blu, you & I dont get collecting.
    Look at the bikes in the background.

    I know a guy who has factory turbo Kawasakis.
    He wont even show them to Me!!
    Nevermind the complete Brit bike I would give my false teeth for........,lol
     
  20. prophetnoise

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    I'll change my answer to "Give it away, TZs are for girls" if you want to call me a girl and give it to me.
     
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