I sold the Hyundai, and had an urge to spend some of the money on something even more impractical. So I did.

This is an ancient Kawasaki Prairie 250 ATC. I paid $60 for it.

The seller says all it needs is a new stator, as the one on it is cracked.
The buyer says all it needs is 600cc’s of Honda.

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This is the “Deathbike”. It’s a 1983(4?) Honda XL600R I got from the salvage yard I worked at for $100. A couple years later, I found out the original owner was killed by a drunk driver while riding this bike. Forks are fucked, frame’s bent, gas tank was destroyed, seat was trashed.

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The heart still lives, though. It’s got good compression and it has spark. It just needs a home, which I’ve found.

After years of talking about it, the Honda Big Red 600R project will begin.

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Let’s rock.