1984 Interstate Extreme Basket case


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1984 Interstate Extreme Basket case

Post by Rednaxs60 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:33 pm



Was allowed to view an '84 Interstate (confirmed by viewing the OEM tally plate on the steering stem) basket case this that will be coming up for bids – a repossession by a local Bailiff friend of mine.

It is strapped onto a small roll pallet and is in a state of tear down such that I could not find some of the important pieces. Unfortunately if it is not bought at the auction it will become scrap metal.

Not a lot that I can use a lot of the items, but there are 3 side mirrors in good shape, the rear rotor is the same P/N as the one for my bike – need one for the bike in Ontario, the front rotors as well. Could not find the exhaust headers as the left one if in good shape is needed. The front forks are the same for the '84 to '87 years - found that the front fork upper tubes on my '85 here in Victoria could use a change.

The person that owned it was trying to fit Aspencade fairings to the bike. Know this because the front fairing is from an Aspencade and has the digital dash. Did not get a look inside the saddlebags, should have. There was no rear trunk either. Found the intake manifold, but only one carb was attached.

Had the side chrome panels – both, the fuel pump chrome cover was in good shape. There is a windshield in good shape as well. there were a few other small pieces that would be good.

I think a bid of $25.00 would get this basket case. Take off what you need immediately and say goodbye to the rest. I do not have a storage spot for this, nor a trailer to move it.

Considering a used rear rotor is a minimum of approximately $65.00 USD the cost would be justified.

Going to ask my friend if another viewing could be done and what the process is when an item is bought.

Cheers


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Re: 1984 Interstate Extreme Basket case

Post by seelyark1 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:49 pm

Go for it, what have you got to lose. If it has some parts that you want or need, you may just get it on the cheap. Besides, they are fun to tinker with. :)
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Re: 1984 Interstate Extreme Basket case

Post by Rednaxs60 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:03 am

Met my Bailiff friend for coffee, and we came to an agreement and a price I can really live with. I will take what I need or think may be of benefit down the road - I have some small projects I would like to do such as rebuild of the FD then do a swap out - keeps the bike mobile while I work/play. Anything I do not want or cannot take - space is at a premium - I will put in the dumpster he has on site and he gets rid of it.

Have started a list of items I will be taking such as the front forks, brake calipers, front/rear tires w/rims - need the rotors. I expect there will be a lot of other items as well. there's a newer windshield that is in very good condition as well.

Have a small project regarding the rear wheel that I want to do. I have new cush bearings that the driven flange fits into - intend to remove and replace. I want to have the rear rim wheel bearing cavity machined to accept two bearings if the casting will permit. Saw this on another forum and it appears to be a good alternative to putting in a 1500 rear if the 1200 fails.

Not a huge market here on Vancouver Island for these bikes and parts. Hate to let the engine and frame go, but shipping a 230ish pound engine off the island would not be inexpensive. Can't keep everything. Also have two '85 LTD FI bikes that will keep me busy.

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Re: 1984 Interstate Extreme Basket case

Post by seelyark1 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:39 am

There is always room for a spare engine. I had a woman pull out in front of me a couple years ago and it totaled my 98 1500SE. I could have kept that bike for $1700. It had less than 50,000 miles on it, and ran like a top. I didn't think that it was that damaged, but didn't have the spare cash at the time. Then about 6 months later I hit a pile of grass in the road at night, just passed a car going the other way, threw me off the bike and it rolled along the guardrail to a stop and had more damage than the one they totaled, but insurance paid for that. Never know what spare parts you may need later. Glad you can make the deal


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