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Re: New Project 04 RM 125 Barn find
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2017, 11:31:31 AM »
Sorry for the lack of updates...  My son is a recent grad from community college with a degree in Welding Technology. Since graduating in the spring, he found a job as a low level welder.  He's been keeping himself busy with work, and trying to pay his bills and save up some cash for the bikes parts.  ;D.  He was struggling a little financially, (1st job didn't pay much, but he likes the work) so this was put onto the back burner...  But he just got a call from his welding instructor... "I need for you to get here and apply for a position". He did and now he's just been hired...  his hourly pay rate will increase by 88%...  yes, 88%... I am one happy dad... maybe now he will move out of my basement, take his toys (bikes, jeeps) with him.... 

I may actually get my garage back...  ;D 
Eric Provenzano
2001 KTM 380 EXC (mine)
2000 KTM 300 EXC (Son's)
1991 KDX 200... fun play bike
sold 1999 KX250
sold 1999 YZ125 (son's)
Sold 2001 Yamaha TTL 125 (son's 1st bike)
Sold but never forgotten 1974 Honda Elsinore CR250M
Sold 1974 Honda Elsinore CR125

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Re: New Project 04 RM 125 Barn find
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2017, 09:20:10 AM »
In an effort to move out of dad's basements...  my son decided he really needed the cash vs. an extra bike.  He listed the RM and was able to sell it rather quickly. The new owner was happy to see where we dismantled the engine and other vital bits so he could see the condition of the engine.  He was also happy to see the all parts were bagged and tagged...  Where we could, all fasteners were put back where they came from...  that's my standard rule... if possible put the nuts and bolts back where they came from...  less chance of something coming up missing... 

Sad to see the bike go, but happy to know that it's going to someone who will get it going again, and also my son will put the money towards the required deposits to rent a little house...  he preferred to rent something with a basement so he can wrench on his bike during his down time... 

YES DREAMS DO COME TRUE... He may actually move out some day....  ;D
Eric Provenzano
2001 KTM 380 EXC (mine)
2000 KTM 300 EXC (Son's)
1991 KDX 200... fun play bike
sold 1999 KX250
sold 1999 YZ125 (son's)
Sold 2001 Yamaha TTL 125 (son's 1st bike)
Sold but never forgotten 1974 Honda Elsinore CR250M
Sold 1974 Honda Elsinore CR125