So I am going to put in an in-line fuel filter just for added protection from stuff in my gas .... and I have always used bronze element cone ones you no what I’m talking about the ones everyone seems to use but upon reading online supposedly that bronze element breaks down and doesn’t catch everything .... I have came across a moose fuel filter that has a fine nylon mesh just like what’s on the petcock filter ... any opinions on which is better ? Bronze element or mesh ?
I tried to walk away from this old girl but fate would not have it. I threw out my top comfortable offer which was well shy of the asking price and rambled off why this bike was "rough" and gonna take some time and $ to get what it needs. The owner didn't even counter offer, or try and think of a way to make it work. I came up to my " I probably shouldn't do this" top offer as a last stab, still a good bit low of the asking price. I was completely comfortable with walking and half hoping he didn't take the offer cuz i wasn't sure i even wanted the bike for that much. He squirmed for a bit and didn't seem like he could do it then out of his mouth came the magic words.... "Hey, I have another bike in the shed, how bout both for my asking price?" I did what any fan of motorcycles would do, i said, "lets go check it out"
The 2nd bike was a tricked out pit bike 155cc, neglected a bit mechanically and cosmetically but all in all in decent shape and not a bad machine I have no real interest in a pit bike but figured, crap, i can clean that up and sell it for a few $$$ no problem and let that pay for the stuff the old IT needs.
So instead of coming home with 1 bike that needs work, i came home with 2
Either way, check out this gem. Not the right tank, seat needs cover but all in all foam is ok, needs new fenders, the one number plate will clean up, other is cracked, rear rim is missing a few spokes, they might be seized up so might need a whole wheel, front wheel is decent enough, gonna need new rubber all around, brake pads, and a few rear brake mech parts just to name some of the obvious. The good... well it starts and runs and shifts through the gears Some engine noise, not sure if an issue or common on these old bikes. Time will tell.
Pit bike in second pic.