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Old 09-30-2012, 06:39 AM   #1741
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Why would anyone put 1k into a bike with 200k and then sell it?
Misunderstanding rode the bike home 200kms bike has 80000k on it $1k in receipts, piss easy once you add labour.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:45 AM   #1742
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$800

Nice...very nice. Tell us more about the deal and what you had to do.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:05 PM   #1743
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:48 AM   #1744
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Probably unique to where I live,but not that big of a challenge

The economy is pretty bad in Ohio,and barn bikes will rust if kept in a barn.Plenty of 1500.00 bikes if you wait for a deal. There are a couple of independent shops i visit that consign them in the winter time and others just show up here and there. Never saw any deals on CL. That being said,here is the list of what I have and what I am looking at.
1972 CB100 for $500. Nice original condition, but a Delivery truck tipped it over and the dented tank brought an insurance settlement for $600.
1974 CB360 [rusty and flaking chrome handlebars] from a guy who owed me [$150.00] money. $150.00 invested another 120.00 and it was on the road. Put 12,000 rode the snot out of it miles so far. Milk crate tied on with wires on the back for that street bike KLR look
1977 CB550 for 100.00. This one is going to be pretty in original condition.. Probably 100.00 plus tires will put it on the road. Actually the tires look real good,but I know that sitting for 21 years they have to be cooked.
1979 CB750 for 750.00. Running real nice and looked clean from its purchase date 2 years ago, no repairs needed. I do not like this bike as much as I first thought I would and I will probably sell it for 1200.00 or so.. It really needs another gear like my six speed 360,if you ask me...
1985 or 1986 [not sure] Honda Nighthawk 450 that I am hoping to close on in a couple of weeks. For $200.00. If Nighthawks are as cool as I have heard,I just might dump the beater CB360 for 600.00 or so. Not trying to count my chickens before they are hatched,but this is a private family deal and I have a good feeling that this could be my daily driver.
1981 Goldwing Interstate [Really straight and pretty paint}-- that is one I would love to have, but I am afraid that it could be more money to get it running well than I am used to spending--and the wife says no. I feel like the 600.00 asking price could be a real nice price or could cause some regrets. Gonna pass because I do not feel the luck will be with me. If I did talk the wife into the deal,I could see having to put up with "I told you so" when the bike turned on me.

So four that I have,one on the way, and one that is nice to think about some day. Two of these bikes would qualify for the 5-5-5. Riding a really old bike and telling people I meet how much I like the old stuff seems to help me get bikes and more offers than I can afford .

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Old 10-01-2012, 10:59 AM   #1745
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The economy is pretty bad in Ohio,and barn bikes will rust if kept in a barn. That being said,here is the list.
1972 CB100 for $500. Nice original condition, but a Delivery truck tipped it over and the dented tank brought an insurance settlement for $600.
1974 CB360 [rusty and flaking chrome handlebars] from a guy who owed me [$150.00] money. $150.00 invested another 120.00 and it was on the road. Put 12000 rode the snot out of it miles so far. Milk crate tied on with wires on the back for that street bike KLR look
1977 CB550 for 100.00. This one is going to be pretty in original condition.. Probably 100.00 plus tires will put it on the road. Actually the tires look real good,but I know that sitting for 21 years they have to be cooked.
1979 CB750 for 750.00. Running real nice and looked clean from its purchase date 2 years ago, no repairs needed. I do not like this bike as much as I first thought I would and I will probably sell it for 1200.00 or so.. It really needs another gear like my six speed 360,if you ask me...
1985 or 1986 [not sure] Honda Nighthawk 450 that I am hoping to close on in a couple of weeks. For $200.00. If Nighthawks are as cool as I have heard,I just might dump the beater CB360 for 600.00 or so. Not trying to count my chickens before they are hatched,but this is a private family deal and I have a good feeling that this could be my daily driver.
1981 Goldwing Interstate [Really straight and pretty paint}-- that is one I would love to have, but I am afraid that it could be more money to get it running well than I am used to spending--and the wife says no. I feel like the 600.00 asking price could be a real nice price or could cause some regrets. Gonna pass because I do not feel the luck will be with me.

So for that I have,one on the way, and one that is nice to think about some day. Two of these bikes would qualify for the 5-5-5. Riding a really old bike and telling people I meet how much I like the old stuff seems to help me get bikes offered to me.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #1746
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My first bike was an '80 KZ650. Paid $700, drove it for two years and 40k miles. Only non-consumable I had to replace was the voltage rectifier.
$350 for a 79 XS650 special. Dumb bike and I always felt like I overpaid.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:19 AM   #1747
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1981 Goldwing Interstate [Really straight and pretty paint}-- that is one I would love to have, but I am afraid that it could be more money to get it running well than I am used to spending--and the wife says no. I feel like the 600.00 asking price could be a real nice price or could cause some regrets. Gonna pass because I do not feel the luck will be with me. If I did talk the wife into the deal,I could see having to put up with "I told you so" when the bike turned on me.

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You can part the Goldwing for more than $600. The carbs are the most expensive thing to deal with.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:22 PM   #1748
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Picked this up for $800 a few weeks ago. 83 Honda C70 Passport, only ~1200 original miles, it had sat since the mid 80s.

Flushed the gas tank, cleaned the carb, replaced the spark plug, changed the oil, adjusted the valves and added a fresh battery. Fired up on the second kick.

I swapped out the original (), crusty, 29 year old tires for a fresh set of Michelins, and it's good to go. Runs like a top, but smokes a little on cold startup. Maybe valve stem seals? Doesn't smoke at all when it's warmed up.


Anyway, I have about $1000 into it at this point, and it returned 107 mpg on my first tank of gas.



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Old 10-06-2012, 08:51 PM   #1749
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What kind of performance does that C70 give? Similar to a 50cc scooter? Top speed?
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:15 PM   #1750
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What kind of performance does that C70 give? Similar to a 50cc scooter? Top speed?

It feels most comfortable cruising at about 40 mph. It might make it to 45-50 with my 210 lbs. on it.


Of course, since the engine is basically the same as the one in a CRF70, there are tons of engine upgrades available if I ever want to make it faster.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:47 AM   #1751
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Well, this used to be a cool thread. Seriously, if someone can flip a bike and make some cash, good for them. But ..... 9 times out of 10, even if you are sure you can flip an older bike, you won't come out on the deal. Old stuff will nickel and dime you to death, and there are always so many "little things" that you can't anticipate.

I recently bought a nice pair of low mile 83 interceptors for cheap, and I have since got them both running, cleaned up, tuned up, with new tires batteries, etc etc. I have sold one and plan to sell the other soon.

I bought the bikes for 1650 for the pair. Sold one for 2100, plan to sell the 2nd for 1500. Add up the parts I've put on, and my labor will be worth about $5/hr. Making money was never the point though either. 90% of my motivation is that I enjoy doing it, and owning a piece of motorcycling history, if even for a short time, is just cool!
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:50 AM   #1752
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I got this today for $1000 and my AK47 plus 500 rounds. The total is $1600, which is $100 more than the limit, but since I am the creator of the thread, here she is:
I sold this bike and doubled my money. The money never filled in the hole in my heart from selling the bike. I wish I never sold it!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:15 AM   #1753
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About 22 years ago I bought a Hondamatic (think it was about a 350) in the summer in northern Utah. I had never ridden a bike before, picked it up for $500, didn't know enough to notice that the bars weren't exactly lined up Rode it for 3 months and sold it to a dealership for $450 when I moved back to California. Best $50 I ever spent!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:33 PM   #1754
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Old Hondas, not fancy but I like em'

My collection of 80's era Hondas.

First up 1980 Honda Twinstar. Kind of an impulse buy. But it was so nice I just could not pass it up, not quite showroom but close enough, 1300 Miles.
$1000.00

1983 Honda CM 250. More or less a barn find. On CL as non running, cleaned the carb (twice), runs just fine now. Best $300.00 I have ever spent, I run the piss out of the 250.

1985 Vt 700. First machine I bought. Grown fond of the old girl. I talked him down $25.00 To $1475.00!











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Old 10-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #1755
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98 Savage. Bought $700.00. Put another $800.00 in with new body work and stater.
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