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rminier

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Look at this Invader.
« on: April 22, 2018, 06:34:04 AM »
 Look at this one....only an hour away from me.
Look at the cover! Nice original windshield! Those are worth half his asking price.
I think it may be a '79. The airbox looks perfect.....probably the original fuel lines.....wow.
I DON'T need another sled...I Don't....I don't... :-\
Tempting.... 8)

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75 SnoJet Astro SS, 79 Kawasaki Invader 440 (two of them), 81 Scorpion Sidewinder, 82 Blizzard 9500, 83 Yamaha Vmax 540, 97 MXZ 670....and holding...for now.

mswyka

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Re: Look at his Invader.
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 06:59:55 AM »
Personally I don't think you have a choice.  Once one has contracted Mad Kaw Disease there is no saying no to a $500 Invader.  This sled needs to be preserved.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1979 Invader 340, 1980 Invader 340, 1979 Intruder 440, 1982 Intruder 440, 1980 Drifter 340 F/C, 1972 Panther 303 ...

DougKauer

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Re: Look at this Invader.
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 09:23:50 AM »
If that was closer to me out in Mass. I would of already scarfed it up. :D

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Re: Look at this Invader.
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 09:34:10 AM »
Is that an original seat??  If so, when was the last time you saw one of those not all cracked up??

DougKauer

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Re: Look at this Invader.
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 01:55:22 PM »
I've only seen two myself.  Someone needs to start a Kawasaki museum.  :D

rminier

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Re: Look at this Invader.
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2018, 06:06:38 PM »
 Well, I couldn't take it any longer. I grabbed this Invader and brought it home today.
I am believing the 455 miles on the odometer. Look at the pics of the track and suspension. The track still has the little "nubbins" on it, and the track clips are still shiny.
The suspension still looks nearly new...even the original hyfax. The bottoms of the skiis look almost new....the original wear bars probably.
 The passenger hand grips are broken, and the fuel tank filler neck has a small crack....no big surprise, but everything else is in amazing condition....and it runs, and runs fairly well.
 But, like mswyka's recent post about crank seals, I will definitely replace these, along with checking out dozens of other things.
Amazing survivor.... 8) ;D
75 SnoJet Astro SS, 79 Kawasaki Invader 440 (two of them), 81 Scorpion Sidewinder, 82 Blizzard 9500, 83 Yamaha Vmax 540, 97 MXZ 670....and holding...for now.

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Re: Look at this Invader.
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2018, 06:16:41 PM »
Very nice!  What a steal!   ;D

rminier

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Re: Look at this Invader.
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2018, 06:43:16 AM »
 Yep, 398, it is the original seat.....it's amazing. I'm afraid to sit on it... ;) ::)
The tunnel decal on the left side is a little messed up from gas leaking out of the cracked threads, but there are good replacements available. I ordered tunnel decals for my other Invader some time back. I'll have to hunt up the place online and see if they're still available.
 The seller got this about a year ago from an elderly farmer in his neighborhood. The farmer was clearing out his shop. Apparently it was a nice shop because the areas that normally show corrosion still look great.
 The seller filled it with some fresh gas last winter when we actually got a little snow, got it to fire up, and he rode around in the fields near his house....lucky it didn't seize a piston.
75 SnoJet Astro SS, 79 Kawasaki Invader 440 (two of them), 81 Scorpion Sidewinder, 82 Blizzard 9500, 83 Yamaha Vmax 540, 97 MXZ 670....and holding...for now.

rminier

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Re: Look at this Invader.
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2018, 06:48:21 AM »
 Ahh, found the tunnel decals. These were great quality when I ordered the set for my other Invader.
 Now I better quit messing around and get busy here at work.... :-\ :(

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75 SnoJet Astro SS, 79 Kawasaki Invader 440 (two of them), 81 Scorpion Sidewinder, 82 Blizzard 9500, 83 Yamaha Vmax 540, 97 MXZ 670....and holding...for now.

DougKauer

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Re: Look at this Invader.
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 07:08:13 AM »
Great buy. :D

mswyka

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Re: Look at this Invader.
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2018, 01:50:07 PM »
Nice catch.  Another sled saved.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Custom
Invaders:  1979 340, 1980 440, 1980 440 TOC Custom
Projects:  1979 Invader 340, 1980 Invader 340, 1979 Intruder 440, 1982 Intruder 440, 1980 Drifter 340 F/C, 1972 Panther 303 ...