ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

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Jaeger
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ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

Post by Jaeger » Fri May 03, 2019 10:29 am

It pains me to post this, but I’m putting it here first in the hope that one of you guys will pick her up and give her a new home:

2003 Triumph Speedmaster – “Athena” (a.k.a. “The Clown Bike”)

Tech Specs:
Odometer: 23,400 miles

Tires: Good (~70%?)

Engine: 904 WiseCo Big Bore (professionally installed)
“Airboxectomy” with K&N Pods
Thrush “Cherrybomb” mufflers

Clutch: New

Suspension: upgraded progressive front fork springs (she’ll corner better than you think she will)

Also: relocated battery, upgraded steel brake lines, upgraded shifter linkage, “cat eye” rear LED turn signals, CRG bar-end mirrors, integrated heated grips, saddlebag brackets,

The Good:
Anybody who’s ridden Athena at DOOM or elsewhere knows she's just a hoot to ride if you’re into feet-forward cruisers and screaming around like a lunatic. The engine is significantly upgraded and with the new clutch I finally fixed that slight slippage when whacking it from low revs, which was only ever really an issue when riding her like an asshole (which I did whenever humanly possible).

She’s surprisingly agile too. Anybody who’s ridden with me will attest that she’ll go around corners faster than you’d think a cruiser like that should – certainly as fast as I’d ever be comfortable doing it on the street. Twin disks up front provide lots of “woah!”.

The Bad:
While installing a much-needed new clutch (which works beautifully now, incidentally), we had issues with the (very badly designed) gas-vent tube. The tube broke, we patched it with high-temp hose, but something’s not right and she’s blowing oil out of the crankcase breather. This may be an easy fix or not, but it’s beyond my mechanical capacity and I haven’t the time, money, patience, or space right now. She ran strong when last parked (other than spewing oil as described above), but has been sitting for over a year now and refuses to start (though I haven't tried that hard). I suspect the carburetors are filthy. She was filled with Sta-Bil when parked in garage but I still don’t trust the gas.

Lots of pix: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ezNviAsXQNJDBG7S9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

KBB is $3k in good condition, which she ain’t. I’m asking $1,500 OBO, and I’ll be really flexible on price for Ootmics who’ll give her a good home where I can visit occasionally (and have right of first refusal if you ever need to sell).

I’m posting this here first before I turn to the indignity of Craigslist, etc. If I could I'd put her in a magic box and keep until I had time to fix, but right now she's just taking up valuable space that needs to be housing the kids' bicycles. :shock:

--Jaeger


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Re: ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

Post by red » Fri May 03, 2019 11:10 am

Hang the bicycles from the walls or ceiling!
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Re: ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

Post by DerGolgo » Fri May 03, 2019 11:22 am

red wrote:Hang the bicycles from the walls or ceiling!
Indeed! You really should think of all the dimensions of your dwelling before making major decisions like this!

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Re: ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

Post by Tabbootyshaker » Fri May 03, 2019 1:22 pm

Sell the kids. You can throw in their bicycles to sweeten the deal. :D :evil: :D

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Re: ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

Post by Bigshankhank » Sat May 04, 2019 9:23 am

Pouring one out for my fallen home girl. Find her a good place to shack up Jeager, I have the space but am no longer allowed to take on more projects.
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Re: ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

Post by red » Tue May 07, 2019 5:36 pm

If I was closer you could stash her in my garage. I say find a way to keep her. Any of the locals willing to store her for you?
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Re: ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

Post by Jaeger » Wed May 08, 2019 5:38 am

red wrote:If I was closer you could stash her in my garage. I say find a way to keep her. Any of the locals willing to store her for you?
Well, I'd also like the dollars to use to fix up Lilah -- I've concluded that she desperately needs a suspension upgrade, as well as some work on the saddle. (Never mind the fact that I'm currently under employed and could use the dollars in general.)

That, and I recognize that I'm too goddamn attached to the bike. I have a new one that needs TLC, and I ought not hang on to several hundred pounds of steel, even if it's in someone else's garage.

That said, if I can't get a decent deal on her I may well run her up to Chuck for indefinite storage/repair/whatever. I just can't bear the thought of her being scavenged for parts.

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Re: ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

Post by red » Wed May 08, 2019 12:27 pm

Jaeger wrote:
red wrote:If I was closer you could stash her in my garage. I say find a way to keep her. Any of the locals willing to store her for you?
Well, I'd also like the dollars to use to fix up Lilah -- I've concluded that she desperately needs a suspension upgrade, as well as some work on the saddle. (Never mind the fact that I'm currently under employed and could use the dollars in general.)

That, and I recognize that I'm too goddamn attached to the bike. I have a new one that needs TLC, and I ought not hang on to several hundred pounds of steel, even if it's in someone else's garage.

That said, if I can't get a decent deal on her I may well run her up to Chuck for indefinite storage/repair/whatever. I just can't bear the thought of her being scavenged for parts.

--Jaeger
I do understand the need for dollars.

Maybe it is best to part with her. Let someone else love her and take her on adventures.
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Re: ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

Post by Aggroton » Fri May 10, 2019 11:29 am

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thats a sweet bike.

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Re: ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

Post by Aggroton » Fri May 10, 2019 11:31 am

Id be happy to steward her and even nurse her back to her burly and healthy loud ass self.
However, I too am broke. I will pass the good word around to some buddies looking for a ride.
thats a sweet bike.

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Re: ATHENA NEEDS A NEW HOME

Post by Jaeger » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:36 pm

Athena traveled up to the GVB's place today where she is destined to be rebuilt stronger and faster than before!

--Jaeger
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