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Old 10-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #1756
Sean Smith
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #1757
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$1000. Chain/sprockets $200, fuel pump $100, injector cleaning $80. Misc fluids and fuel line bits and fittings $100.
Just slides me in under $1500 if you don't count paying tribute to the Man for a new reg. sticker.



Have had it on the road just under 2 weeks now, and a few hundred miles under the belt. Fuel gauge doesn't work but this is a solid reliable bike compared to what I've had for the previous 3-4 years.
Maiden voyage to the sushi spot:


I'm not big fan of Hinkley Triumphs, but I'm a fan of functional mirrors, cold starting with no ritual, and a windscreen and mushy seat for the approaching winter (not to mention no oil spraying on my pant leg or shoe).
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:46 AM   #1758
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LOVED my little Radian!!! I got mine for $900 back in `05.

Still wish I had it for my daughter, but it would have sat with the purchase of the Connie.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:32 AM   #1759
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$1000. Chain/sprockets $200, fuel pump $100, injector cleaning $80. Misc fluids and fuel line bits and fittings $100.
Just slides me in under $1500 if you don't count paying tribute to the Man for a new reg. sticker.



Have had it on the road just under 2 weeks now, and a few hundred miles under the belt. Fuel gauge doesn't work but this is a solid reliable bike compared to what I've had for the previous 3-4 years.
Maiden voyage to the sushi spot:


I'm not big fan of Hinkley Triumphs, but I'm a fan of functional mirrors, cold starting with no ritual, and a windscreen and mushy seat for the approaching winter (not to mention no oil spraying on my pant leg or shoe).
-Johnny
I think you did pretty good!
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:15 AM   #1760
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I've never paid $1500 for a bike! I'm not even sure that any of mine ended up costing that much even after the rebuild... I love my cheapies.

My "first" bike was a free '86 Radian that I found on the curb on garbage day (!) Knocked on the door, asked the guy if he was really throwing away a motorcycle. He said yes, I pushed it home two blocks on two flat tires. I was 14 at the time and had little to no idea of how to fix a motorcycle, and when my mom found it in the shed, she made me get rid of it.

My first actual bike was a $400 '79 CX500, which I sadly no longer have. I tried to turn it into a cafe racer but, being 17 at the time, didn't really have the skillset I do now, and it just ended up being an ugly lump. Reliable as hell, though.

Next was a $400 '78 GL1000. This one was actually two bikes I bought as a lot - one with a bent frame but running motor, and one with a usable frame but seized motor. I spent about a year and a half doing a frame up restoration/reassembly on this one. By far my favorite bike out of all I've ridden. No, it doesn't go as fast or turn as hard as a modern bike, but something about it "feels right." I still have it, recently rode it for a 3-day tour of the Upper Peninsula:



I also recently acquired a "free" '93 GL1500. It's a basketcase, which is why "free" is in quotation marks. It's mostly there, but damn the plastics for these things are expensive. It'll probably end up costing me about a grand to get it on the road:



And finally, I bought an '83 CX650 last weekend for $500. I just started a build thread on this site.



I do have the tank and body panels, but the bike actually looks better without them!
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #1761
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That green GL ROCKS.!!
I have been toying with finding a standard GL and doing something like you did.


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Old 10-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #1762
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That green GL ROCKS.!!
I have been toying with finding a standard GL and doing something like you did.


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Thanks! I've had this bike almost as long as I've been riding, and I'll probably have it until I can't get parts for it anymore, or I'm too old to ride, whichever comes first. It's one of those projects that is never quite done.

This winter I'll be tearing it down to have the frame and a few other parts blasted and powdercoated, and I'll be trying my hand at building a manifold for a supercharger. Then somewhere down the road, fuel injection, and the list goes on and on...
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:31 PM   #1763
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I brought home 2 1971 CB350s for $750 this week.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #1764
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I brought home 2 1971 CB350s for $750 this week.

Nice! There has been a glut of CB350s and CB360s in my area recently for some reason. I've always liked the 350, and some of the bikes that have been popping up on Craigslist are really tempting.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #1765
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LOVED my little Radian!!! I got mine for $900 back in `05.

Still wish I had it for my daughter, but it would have sat with the purchase of the Connie.
Had an '86 that I got for a $1000.00 back in 2000. Ran great and was a pretty quick bike.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #1766
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I'm glad those cb's weren't around here. Idon't have the room for them. Do they run?
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:18 AM   #1767
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Nice! There has been a glut of CB350s and CB360s in my area recently for some reason. I've always liked the 350, and some of the bikes that have been popping up on Craigslist are really tempting.
I looked at a 1971 CB 350 last night. 5000 miles but had been repainted. Guy asking $900.00. If the paint was original I'd be tempted.
He has 3 1974 CL200 twins also...$700.00 for all three. One is good and the other 2 are parts bikes. no titles though. I hate screwing with the "bonded title" hassle. Usually cost around $150.00 for a title when it's all done.
The CL 200's were a "one year" bike I believe. Maybe worth the $700.00?
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #1768
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That green GL ROCKS.!!
I have been toying with finding a standard GL and doing something like you did.


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Old 10-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #1769
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Here's mine...exactly $1500; I have spent a bit more as it needed tires. I suspect that it will need some minor tweaking in the spring as well. 16k original miles, one owner, bone stock except for the seat.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:25 PM   #1770
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Here's mine...exactly $1500; I have spent a bit more as it needed tires. I suspect that it will need some minor tweaking in the spring as well. 16k original miles, one owner, bone stock except for the seat.
No pic. What is it?
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