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1977 Hodaka Thunderdog 250ED For Sale

These are few and far between it seems, especially for 1977 since Hodaka only manufactured 1800 of these (Mine is #446 I believe). If you are looking for a project to restore, this bike has original frame & motor (all id # match) The tank and fenders were replaced due to rust, but we fired it up after 8 yrs sitting with minimal effort. It needs some TLC. The only issue is the shifting casing is cracked. If you are seriously interested I have photos that I can email to you. Asking $800/ OBO

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The 1977 ed250 thunderdog's had Peston Pretty mud guards as well as a plastic fuel tank?

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Re: 1977 Hodaka Thunderdog 250ED For Sale

Robert:

Your message suggests at least a couple of possibilities (in no particular order)

1. You have a 250ED but didn't know the plastic fenders and tank are stock.
2. You have a 250SL and the stock steel tank has rusted out and been replaced. The SL also had plastic fenders from the factory.

Unsure about what you have out here in Hodaka-land,
Ed
. . . and keep the rubber side down!

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Re: 1977 Hodaka Thunderdog 250ED For Sale

Darcy and Ed are correct about your model. If it is a 1977 model ( date of man. on steering stem)then is must be a 250 SL ( AKA Trail Whale ). There were over 4000 of these made so not quite as rare as the E.D. model. But at least it is a Hodaka.
Paul

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Re: 1977 Hodaka Thunderdog 250ED For Sale

Darcy back again.Robert if it's a ED250 your frame number should start with the letter J and the engine number will start with the letter N. On the SL250 I'm not to sure but think it was the letter N on the frame and R on the engine number. Hope this helps.

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Here is just one question. Reportedly Hodaka manufactured four thousand trail whales. How many Thunderdogs were produced? Inquiring minds want to know.

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I'VE BEEN TOLD 1800 WERE MADE AND ONLY 47 TO 50 WERE SENT DOWN UNDER TO AUSTRALIA

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Re: 1977 Hodaka Thunderdog 250ED For Sale

Sorry, my mistake. It is a 250ED (frame & engine # confirmed). The owner previous to me had told me about the fenders & tank rusting and therefore I bought the replacement ones for it since it was without either when I obtained it. Though I am an avid rider, this has been the only Hodaka I have been familiar to. I appreciate the info regarding the original fenders & tires. I do know that there was only 1800 made for the 1977 model year. It is a great bike. A lot of memories and one of the first dirt bikes (and heaviest) I have ever rode. It just deserves more time & attention than I have to give it anymore. ANY takers?

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Re: 1977 Hodaka Thunderdog 250ED For Sale

Robert

Where is the bike located? Do you have pictures?

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I am in central California. Yes, I do have pics

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Re: 1977 Hodaka Thunderdog 250ED For Sale

I have one for sale. 1977 Thunderdog I am only the second owner, have the title, and I beleive the bike only has 400 original miles! Runs Great, needs nothing except new fork seals!
$1500

Eric.Jones@hillsdale.edu

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Re: 1977 Hodaka Thunderdog 250ED For Sale

i am looking for a nice hodaka thunderdog left side panel,exhaust side if you have one for sale call me at 573 374 4664 or list it on e bay,jim

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Re: 1977 Hodaka Thunderdog 250ED For Sale

Is it sold? Kelly

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Mine is still for sale, but I am not seeling any parts.. only the complete bike

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what type oil's do i use in my 250 SL ? THE OLD OWNER SAID HE NEVER PUT ANYTHING IN THE PLASTIC TANK IN FRONT OF THE GAS TANK. HE SAID HE MIXED 2 CYCLE OIL BEFORE ADDING IT. I know this shouldnt be right. I think it is the SL the frame # starts with N & the engine starts with a R. I just bought this, it runs better than any bike I have ever had. I need a lot of cosmetic parts though. I dont even know the year but think these were only made in 1977 to 1979. any info would be appreciated. I live in st louis. thanks, my email is juliesstuff2@aol.com.

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Re: 1977 Hodaka Thunderdog 250ED For Sale

So the DPO (Dreaded Previous Owner) didn't trust them there new fangled oil injekshun sistems . . . and only ran pre-mix fuel. That was probably just fine - but it leaves the questions, "Did the DPO remove the oil injection pump? Or has it been runing without lubrication for the life of the machine?"

Sooooooo, before you switch over to running straight gasoline and the oil injection system, you should make sure the pump is there and is still working properly. (Or just keep running pre-mix)

Ed

Re: 1977 Hodaka Thunderdog 250ED For Sale

I need a stator assembly for my 77 250SL, any help?

818 438 9889

Thanks!

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