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Old 02-13-2014, 01:08 PM   #811
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Heres a 2001 klr650 on seattle craigslist with supposedly over a 100,000 miles on it for sale for $1500. He says it leaks oil and needs a new chain and sprockets. Overpriced klr's are nothing new in my area but this guy actually says: "its ready to drive to south America tomorrow". At least hes honest about the mileage I guess. I tried figuring out how to do a screenshot but gave up heres the link:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/4327311670.html
Just right click on the picture and select "copy image url"

then type
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ctrl V
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And viola!

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Old 02-13-2014, 01:18 PM   #812
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It might be a genuine prototype, it might not be. But is it worth the money??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CB-196...US_motorcycles

Someone must have thought it was worth the money, it sold for $148,100.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:59 PM   #813
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ATTENTION "CUSTOM" MOTORCYCLE "BUILDERS":

PLEASE.

STOP.

DOING.

THIS.



Seriously, what is it with the "bobbers?" :

Is there anybody out there who thinks this is actually a good idea?

ANYBODY?
I'm gonna have to say, "Yes," Regis.

Yes, there is. Final answer.



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Old 02-13-2014, 03:23 PM   #814
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:25 PM   #815
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I'm gonna have to say, "Yes," Regis.

Yes, there is. Final answer.


I disagree, Kathy Lee.

The ass-end of that poor Fat Bastard is hideous.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:21 PM   #816
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That PBR CB appeared on my street from time to time last summer--10 blocks down my street, thankfully. One of the ugliest bikes I've ever seen.

Speaking of ugly bikes, is there a thread for them yet? If not, Imma start one.

Edit: I mean...just look at how ugly that thing is! Jeezus..
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:01 AM   #817
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That PBR CB appeared on my street from time to time last summer--10 blocks down my street, thankfully. One of the ugliest bikes I've ever seen.

Speaking of ugly bikes, is there a thread for them yet? If not, Imma start one.

Edit: I mean...just look at how ugly that thing is! Jeezus..
Somewhere around here is a thread on the Ugliest Production Bikes ever, or something like that.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:05 PM   #818
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That PBR CB appeared on my street from time to time last summer--10 blocks down my street, thankfully. One of the ugliest bikes I've ever seen.

Speaking of ugly bikes, is there a thread for them yet? If not, Imma start one.

Edit: I mean...just look at how ugly that thing is! Jeezus..

Nothing says "classy" like a bike decorated with Pabst Blue ribbon cans.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:21 AM   #819
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1975 Honda CL 360 / CB 360 Cafe Racer. Done Right!!! - $6500





I just completed this stunning Cafe Racer project this past weekend. I don't need to sell this bike, but for the right price I would let it go. This was a one-off and complete custom build. I purchased the original 1975 Honda CL360 back in October (pictured above in last image) and have been working on it since. All parts that were purchased are accounted for below. The only things that were used from the original bike were the frame, forks, engine, carbs, front wheel, brake lever, coils, shocks & exhaust. I have the title in hand (in my name) and it is currently registered until 10/2014. I am asking $6500 OBO, as this is one-of-a-kind and nothing needs to be done. . .except be driven down the road to turn heads.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:39 PM   #820
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My personal opinion, but I have yet to see one "one-of-a-kind" "custom" "stunning" "sweet" "bobber project" that looks anywhere near as nice as the needlessly butchered stock original bikes that these monstrosities sprang from.

Seems anyone with a blowtorch and a rattlecan thinks they're Leonardo friggin' da Vinci. It's sad.
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:13 PM   #821
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I'd pay $1500 for that CL if he put fenders back on it first.
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:22 PM   #822
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My personal opinion, but I have yet to see one "one-of-a-kind" "custom" "stunning" "sweet" "bobber project" that looks anywhere near as nice as the needlessly butchered stock original bikes that these monstrosities sprang from.

Seems anyone with a blowtorch and a rattlecan thinks they're Leonardo friggin' da Vinci. It's sad.
On the other hand, if the starting point is a corroded, parts-missing wreck, is the world any worse off?
There were an awful lot of Honda 350's and 360's made over the years, and not many of them came through the years without customizing attempts dating back to the oroginal owners in many cases. The few that were well cared for, and survived intact don't deserve to be hacked up, but that leaves us with hundreds of thousands, if not millions of candidates for budding custom builders hacksaws and welding torches.
Some of the results even turned out pretty good.
If this guy gets his asking price, more power to him. If he ends up selling it for what it's worth, we have a blank canvas for someone else to work with.
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:51 PM   #823
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1975 Honda CL 360 / CB 360 Cafe Racer. Done Right!!! - $6500





I just completed this stunning Cafe Racer project this past weekend. I don't need to sell this bike, but for the right price I would let it go. This was a one-off and complete custom build. I purchased the original 1975 Honda CL360 back in October (pictured above in last image) and have been working on it since. All parts that were purchased are accounted for below. The only things that were used from the original bike were the frame, forks, engine, carbs, front wheel, brake lever, coils, shocks & exhaust. I have the title in hand (in my name) and it is currently registered until 10/2014. I am asking $6500 OBO, as this is one-of-a-kind and nothing needs to be done. . .except be driven down the road to turn heads.

Compared to some 'customs' I've seen on here this one's not too bad. Put some small fenders on it, drop the price about $5K and it's a winner.....:)
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:13 PM   #824
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On the other hand, if the starting point is a corroded, parts-missing wreck, is the world any worse off?
There were an awful lot of Honda 350's and 360's made over the years, and not many of them came through the years without customizing attempts dating back to the oroginal owners in many cases. The few that were well cared for, and survived intact don't deserve to be hacked up, but that leaves us with hundreds of thousands, if not millions of candidates for budding custom builders hacksaws and welding torches.
Some of the results even turned out pretty good.
If this guy gets his asking price, more power to him. If he ends up selling it for what it's worth, we have a blank canvas for someone else to work with.
Fair enough, caponerd, but I'd love to have seen the "before" pictures before pronouncing the patient past saving. This guy does nice work — and I'm not knocking that. I guess I've just seen too many serviceable bikes sacrificed to the Gods of Bobberism that were nowhere near the end of their shelf life turned into something horrible. And it's horrible because they aren't making any more CL360s, for example, and what Mr. Honda IS turning out these days is pretty darned ugly in my book. So buy a new bike and customize it, because it's already pretty well ruined right from the showroom.

If it's a no-hope rusty frame, then have at it (although I've seen some restoration projects here on ADVrider that give lie to that statement), but don't buy a non-running or rough-running but perfectly restore-able specimen from the 70s or 80s (probably older than the owner) cheap off of CL and then turn it into some sorry hack-job. You may see a bobber or a rat-bike or a sweet cafe racer but all I see is a lost opportunity.

If you want donors for such an exercise as well as a real challenge for your motorcycle redesigning skills, how about taking a Honda Rune or a Kawasaki Vulcan 750 (or a 454 if you're really feeling ambitious) apart and then redoing it so it's not so offensive to the eyes? God knows they could all use it.

There must be some of those lying around somewhere, waiting.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:24 PM   #825
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This is really the saddest bike I've seen for a long time..., only the price is remarkable!!
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