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1986-1993 Shogun Samurai?

Old 09-01-14, 05:01 PM
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1986-1993 Shogun Samurai?

Hello! I recently moved to the SF bay area from ohio and the bike I purchased on the first day here was stolen a few days ago
This bike was given to me and I noticed it is quite a fixer upper. I was wondering if anyone had anymore information about it. I didn't find a subsection dedicated to restoring bikes so I figured this was the best place to post. If you can offer any insight to what parts might need replaced and how much money it might take to get it going would be greatly appreciated. The gears all work and the brakes work as well but probably need tightened. The tires are flat so I know I need to replace those. I've done some light research and Shogun Samurai's are somewhat high-end it appears. Using the pictures i've hosted on photobucket I was hoping I could get an estimate on what I could sell it for If I did restore it completely. Thanks!

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Old 09-01-14, 06:22 PM
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These go for $300-350 or so in really nice mostly original shape. So probably not orth the expenses off a a full restore rebuild. Yet should be worth a good servicing all bearings parts and through cleanup new counsumables tires, cables break pads bartreatment. Looks like it would make a very nice rider that if need be you could sell to cover your costs and maybe a small sprofit.

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Not really worth a thing for restoring. If you spend $50 on a tune up and $50 on new tires, you'll be lucky to sell it for $150. That doesnt mean that the bike is crap, there's just a huge supply of mint versions and low demand for these really pretty nice japanese bikes. With that paint, its already theft-proofed. Just get it tuned , buy a good lockset and use it and enjoy it- without any major wrecks, that frame and fork will outlive you and ride nicer than anything you can buy new as just a frameset for less than $600. If you're and abusive rider, you may need to upgrade to a modern rear wheel eventually.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
These go for $300-350 or so in really nice mostly original shape. So probably not orth the expenses off a a full restore rebuild. Yet should be worth a good servicing all bearings parts and through cleanup new counsumables tires, cables break pads bartreatment. Looks like it would make a very nice rider that if need be you could sell to cover your costs and maybe a small sprofit.

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Bike is really beat. To have someone fully restore it could cost $500 to $750. To get it fully serviced and functional, maybe $250. Do it yourself and the price will be cheaper of course. To do it right will take quite a bit of time and effort.

Make sure seat post and stem are not stuck before putting serious $$ into it.
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Not really worth a thing for restoring. If you spend $50 on a tune up and $50 on new tires, you'll be lucky to sell it for $150. That doesnt mean that the bike is crap, there's just a huge supply of mint versions and low demand for these really pretty nice japanese bikes. With that paint, its already theft-proofed. Just get it tuned , buy a good lockset and use it and enjoy it- without any major wrecks, that frame and fork will outlive you and ride nicer than anything you can buy new as just a frameset for less than $600. If you're and abusive rider, you may need to upgrade to a modern rear wheel eventually.
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Well I think it's worth restoring.....specially if it fits and you're gonna keep it. Assuming there are no show stopping issues like a seized seat post or stem; it's worth a couple of hundred invested in putting on the road again. That's also assuming you can stand the looks. Pretty hideous.......
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I don't know much about the model, or its value. But I know that I would certainly clean it up and tune it up. Cool mix of parts on a pretty cool looking frame, just about every bike is worth fixing. Though I wouldn't be paying anyone to restore it for me. Great chance to get your hands dirty and learn if you don't already know your way around a bike.
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