Check this old relic 1972 Kawi 100.

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Check this old relic 1972 Kawi 100.

#1 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:07 pm

Does anyone know if this old bike has any value? It's been sitting in a friend's shed for who knows how long and she wants to clean up the shed.

I tried the kickstart...the engine actually turned over.... :shock:


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#2 Unread post by Brackstone » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:09 pm

Wow,

That is a piece of history right there! If I restored bikes I would totally go for it, but sadly I have little to no mechanical skill :(
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#3 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:32 am

We actually got one of those going the other day at the shop. Carb location is weird on those compared to most bikes.
As for value? Not really much there. Kwaka made the same bike for years, I think the one we got going was a 92 or something like that.
Gotta love the little KX100s though, 2 strokes with little bores can be fun to put around on!
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#4 Unread post by SquidKid » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:22 pm

I'll give ya twenty bucks for it. 8)
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#5 Unread post by Toyuzu » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:18 pm

Dang government computers...can't see the pics. :frusty: Oh, well. Any old bike is worth keeping if you ask me, if for no other reason than to supply parts for someone's project someday. If the engine turned over, grab that thing up and start tinkering. It'll give you something to mess with when the weather is too bad for riding. 8)
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#6 Unread post by ceemes » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:59 pm

Nice, if I had the space and the tools I would be all over it. As for value, maybe some collector would be interested.
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#7 Unread post by mgdavis » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:25 am

I doubt it would ever be worth more than a few hundred dollars, but I think that it would definitely be worth restoring to running condition. I'd love to have something like that to tool around on. Check out the Old Skool forum on ADVrider to see what other people do with similar projects.
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#8 Unread post by Ryethil » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:35 pm

Just my nickle...

The 100cc Kawasaki (and the 90cc before that) were great bikes for their times. However, as a beater bike that you will never get you money out of, it can be worth ir to restore it if you truly like it. Nevertheless, it has limited suspension travel and a motor down on power. Also, it shows a lot of pitting and other signs of age. When you kick started it and (your words) it turned over did it actually start or just showed that the pistons were free. There also maybe a problem is that the rings were frozen and you might have gouged the cylinder walls. Do a compression check the nest time you go sse the bike.

But I think it would be a great project if you have the wrenching skills. It is not worth having a restorer do the work.
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#9 Unread post by mazer » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:39 pm

Nice bike, could be restored. I would do a search to see how popular they are. Maybe put an ad in the Classic Motorcyle ad magazine

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#10 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:41 am

omg blues, offer your friend $100 for it and put it on the street. And ride it off road. A lot.

At least that's what I'd do to it, if I could.
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#11 Unread post by fireguzzi » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:36 am

Blues, I got what amounts to the the Yamaha version of that. Mine doesnt have the street legal bits but they did make one for the street.
It prob wouldn't be worth much to anyone so don't pay a lot for it and think ya might sell it. I got mine for $50 and all i Had to do was put it together. Well and find and buy an exhaust on Ebay. But if it's not too bad off then I would fix it and ride it on and off road. It would be a blast. The suspension sucks, it might top out at 50 mph, and it'll probably leak oil and widen the hole in the ozone a little everywhere you go. BUT! It is so worth it because they are light and quick and twitchy and FUN.
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#12 Unread post by XB08 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:06 pm

It is a 2 stroke and all street legel 2 stroke have some value here in the USA if you restore it will most likely have value up there if not let me know I might want to buy it..Ken

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#13 Unread post by PioneerUrban » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:07 pm

I have a buddy that buys and restores these old bikes. He says that he turns a nice profit with them.

Buy it, get it running and have some fun with it.
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#14 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:42 pm

Thank you for the feedback everyone. I will pass on the info to my friend.
I don't have a garage to be able to bring it home....I'll suggest it get put on Craigslist or something...
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#15 Unread post by Ryethil » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:47 pm

blues2cruise wrote:Thank you for the feedback everyone. I will pass on the info to my friend.
I don't have a garage to be able to bring it home....I'll suggest it get put on Craigslist or something...
I think that yours is a good decision. no matter how valuable the bike is. If you don't have the wrenching skills to fix it, the cost of restoration is prohibative. I know, I still do restorations and rebuild bikes.
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#16 Unread post by PioneerUrban » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:17 am

If it were me, I'd offer to buy it. Clean it up, get it running and have some fun on it.
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