I got a call from my mother the other day while I was at the office and she informed me that my father wanted to put my '81 Yamaha QT50 in their garage sale!! Of course I objected and road triped to their house this weekend to pick up my old childhood friend. I hadn't seen this bike in over 15 years, frankly I forgot they had it in the storage shed.
I rolled it out of the shed, and was surprise to find the tires still had air in them. The bike was a bit rougher shape than I remember, but thats because my two younger sisters used it for a while when I was in college. All the parts still seemed to be there, including the owners manual. Unforunatly when I was loading it in the van we broke off the right side mirror at the threads, now I'm going to have to find a new mirror and try to re-tap the treads (dang it!!). Of course I'm going to have to get it to run before I worry about the mirror.
It should be a fun little project, I don't know what I'll do with it when I get it all restored. I guess it doesn't matter, just as long as I saved it from being sold to some stranger.....now if I could only find the person that bought my '86 Honda Aero 50 that I had with me in college.