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Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« on: December 04, 2009, 05:14:52 PM »
about half the stuff at the local yard...

How much SOHC4 stuff can you spot?

























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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 05:24:29 PM »
I see Waldo. ;D  Looks like a 75 750F poking out in one of the photos.
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 05:43:43 PM »
That place is insane and sad at the same time.



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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 05:45:41 PM »
That guy would be a FACKING millionaire, if he just got an ebay account.
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009, 06:01:50 PM »
This could be the basis for a new reality TV show.  Take several people and see who can be the quickest to build a running bike from parts scavenged from the yard.  It would be much more interesting than that OCC crap.
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2009, 07:30:40 PM »
That place is insane and sad at the same time.

My feelings exactly!



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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2009, 07:41:37 PM »
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009, 08:46:09 PM »
That place is insane and sad at the same time.

My feelings exactly!


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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2009, 08:55:33 PM »
Wow!  :o :o :o Where is this place?  There has got to be enough pipes hanging there that you guys with 500's, 550's & 750's should be able to put together sets of stock pipes.
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2009, 09:04:33 PM »
Where is this place? It's Mecca for old motorcycle junkies.
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2009, 09:15:45 PM »
That place is amazing and makes me very sad to see all those bikes slowly going to rust.
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2009, 09:23:42 PM »
If I find where that place is located, it would time for a road trip.. We should all pool our money and buy all the CB's from there. Its a sad site.. Especially since we all probably need a part or two that is in there.
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2009, 09:34:09 PM »
I see you're in AZ, I hope that yard is too. Keep that stuff dry until someone claims it.

The dust storms would ruin a lot of it.

Freaking amazing and so so sad. 
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2009, 09:35:15 PM »
Get to it it Shennanigins! Stake a claim and mine that place! First get all the switches amd electrical you can. Then find all 77 550f petcocks . One for me. Please.
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2009, 09:36:45 PM »
The owner of this place has his head up his @$$!  WHY would someone just rip bikes apart and throw the parts  in heaps like that?  No way to tell what things are for...for instance the pile of wiring harnesses.  Unless you're an expert, you'll never be able to figure out what part is in your hand.  That guy is sitting on a PLATINUM mine, and because of his own laziness, he turned it into a mess.  Look at the piles of tanks alone, sitting out in the weather, and unless you start digging through the pile, the ones on the bottom go un noticed.  there could be just the right part you need for the finishing touch on your restoration sitting right there, and you'd walk right past it!



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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2009, 10:07:54 PM »
Every SOHC owner/lover should get on their bike, get in their car, saddle up their horse (what ever transportation they have) right now and start heading there.  We could all converge there, take over and then spend the next 2 months going through the piles. We would setup a tent city. Then we call upon our trucker friends/family (there's got to be a few in the group) and load up several 70 footers.
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2009, 10:12:27 PM »
Looks a lot like the one 1080 and I helped clean out last year Sept -Dec....only bigger..
 We took between 8 -12 truckloads out of it.. :o

 Lest you get carried away with the Happy Dance..
 When they are open they want 30-50 % of new and they KNOW what that is!
 And they know what hot and whats not.
 And they heard of and are usually on ebay..

 ..THAT is why there is so much stuff!..still there..
 but its still a great resource & fun to visit..

 The one we were buying at went from 800 bikes to about 10 or 20 in 3 or 3.5 months.. :o.. when it had to go he was easy to deal with..
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2009, 11:17:06 PM »
The desert is kind to metal but hell on rubber and plastic parts, looks like a pretty good stash though.

These salvage clowns always want wacky prices for their stuff usually.
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2009, 12:32:03 AM »
I just realised my mouth is hanging open and I have drooled all over the keyboard! :o ;D
#$%*, saw at least 4 full sets of 4 into 2 650 pipes in there......
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!



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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2009, 12:48:12 AM »
Somebody make him an offer for the whole place before I do!
Talk about early retirement!

The sight of it all is very sad I agree, but the potential is enormous.

I can just imagine the owner long ago thinking how cool it would be to run his own shop.....

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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2009, 01:22:40 AM »
holy crap. i know where im going for vacation.



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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2009, 02:02:58 AM »
Yup, Yards in Az.

50 grand for 1/2 stake in business, maybe even less. One of the half owners died a few years ago and all their family saw was dollar signs and wanted to dump the whole place, send it all to scrap for a one time pay out, I know a legal battle ensued but you can still probably buy them out of their half. If I had 50 grand in my pocket... it seems pretty stable as of now.

They buy and re-sell newer wrecked sports bikes from insurance companies, that and the normal tires and parts any other motorcycle shop goes though. The rest of the place and the majority of what you see in the photos is just rotting away... They must have acculating most of it years ago. The half owner who died a while back was fine with parts prices, but you had to catch him in a good mood. Lately they seem to think some of their #$%* is made of gold. 200+ bucks for a 750 swing arm? But I did get that 550 header in the last picture for 20 bucks, it really just depends.

To me, the place is an absolutely fascinating anomaly. Its mind boggling the amount of potential sitting there, and the stories of how those bikes ended up there. Every one of those bikes was bought new off the showroom floor at some point. There is something deeply interesting, and deeply depressing about the place. Many times I have though to just go up to him and tell him I will sell the stuff sitting rotting away and split the profits with him...


and 754, 20 truckloads would barley put a dent in this place. I cant imagine trying to move all of it. Place is 375 feet by about 600

So basically, someone buy out half of it then hire me  ;D
« Last Edit: December 05, 2009, 02:09:02 AM by Shenanigans »
   This pretty much sums it up.   76' CB592 cafe. 69 750 project, 03 CBR954, 75 750 super sport.



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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2009, 02:14:30 AM »
I wonder if that 50k offer is still standing?
You could tell them to keep the newer stuff and just let you have the old, I think getting 50k back from around the world would be fairly easy, I paid $500 for a set of 650 pipes and was glad to pay it, 50k would be easy.
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I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!



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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2009, 02:19:57 AM »
I wonder if that 50k offer is still standing?
You could tell them to keep the newer stuff and just let you have the old, I think getting 50k back from around the world would be fairly easy, I paid $500 for a set of 650 pipes and was glad to pay it, 50k would be easy.
Hmm am I ready for retirement?
Am I ready to move countries?
Can I get a green card? ;D
Would Jaffa let me sell the house?
What an opportunity awaits someone with the balls to do it. ;)
Googling Arizona... :)


Thats what I am saying, they make most of their money with the new stuff. They dont want to deal with all that old #$%*. There IS more than 50 grand of parts there...
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Re: Now THIS is a motorcycle stash...
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2009, 02:23:54 AM »
Why oh why did they feel the need to press out all those swing arms?????????
I think the thing I most like about motorcycling is the speed at which my brain must process information at to avoid the numb skulls who are eating pies, playing the ukulele, applying make-up etc in the comfort of their airconditioned armchairs as they make random attempts to kill me!!!!!!!