Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newark, DE, USA
I bought a 1990 K75C this summer. Had been sitting five years according to the PO, ten according to the registration. Parked with a full tank off. I paid 1500 (probably too much) because it looks so cherry. Here are the issues:
Ethanol ate up the shoulder around the fuel pump, as well as every hose in the tank. A new kit including filter, hoses, pump and shoulder went for about 350
Old stale ethanol gas stinks to high effing heaven
As long as the other stuff needed cleaned, I figured the injectors did too. I sent them to Mr Injector for 16 clams apiece. So say by the time you ship there's another 50
A new battery set me back I dunno maybe eighty
New tires another buck and a half
Oil, tranny oil, and such not
All in all, I was out maybe 2200 or so. Fired up at first touch and runs like a champ.Easy to work on.
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