I picked up the 856 a couple years ago and just had it sitting around with mild use since. I dont have plans for it and hate for it to just sit there collecting dust. Its in very good original shape for a restore project, or leave as-is.
First the bad:
-I installed a new head gasket but it still weeps. Head is probably not completely flat. Been meaning to fix this when i find the time, and can do so if need be.
-Some blue haze on cold start up. Clears up in less than 30 seconds. Runs very strong.
-One of the tie rods was taped together when i got it, so i installed one made from go kart parts.
-Could use a seat
-Missing part of the battery hold down (bungee cord currently in place)
Now, the good:
-I just rebuilt the carb, starts easily and runs and drives great
-Tank is spotless inside
-Great, silent deck
-Starts and charges fine
For asking price of 500, ill include a pair of wheel weights (i believe they are 35lbs each). Otherwise, shoot me an email and well talk.