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    Junior Member txplants's Avatar
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    New guy here

    Hello, Folks,

    Just a quick introduction. Came into a complete 1971 SL350 a few weeks ago. Turns out it was parked and forgotten in a friends parents garage since 1977. It's the bike I've always wanted, and now it's mine.

    I've got a long way to go. I'm sure I'll be seeking advice and direction here often. This forum has already been incredibly helpful! I look forward to interacting with you all and am especially interested in connecting to other SL350 enthusiasts.

    Cheers!

    David


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    2014 Yamaha XT1200 Super Ténéré "Jupiter"
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    Hi David,

    Seriously would like an SL.

    What’s your old Brit there?

    John
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    Wow, nice find there David. You've found the right place on the 'net for guidance and expertise. We'll be following your efforts - don't forget to share lots of pictures along the way!
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    Welcome David, and as said above, great find - the SL350K1 is one of my favorites bikes, had one in high school and wish I still did. Looking forward to watching your progress and as also mentioned above, be sure to post plenty of pictures for us to follow along
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    Hey, John,

    That interesting thing was parked along side the SL in the owners garage. It's a 1968 125cc Ward's Riverside. As I understand it, the Italian manufacturer Benelli produced them for Montgomery Wards for the American market. My cousin (who went with me to help trailer home the SL) purchased it on the spot and has taken it on as a project.

    David

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    Oh how I wanted one of those as a teen. Well, OK, if it had wheels and an engine I wanted it, but still...............

    Appears to be pretty much complete, probably a good thing.
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    Welcome.. hope we can help get that back on the road ..
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    Well, there won't be any valves or cam chain to worry about...
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    Tom

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    Budget drag bike project
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    Ride along at the drag strip


    running points... because I'm too old for mysteries that begin with pushing

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