Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by nedodjija, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. DesmoTull

    DesmoTull Been here awhile

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    Just got a '89 Honda CB-1 with ~8,000 miles on the clock for $1300. :lol3

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  2. Brian-M

    Brian-M Melting in GA

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    D'oh... that one makes me envious. Been looking for a CB-1 for about 4 years, and they're either piles of rusted, dented, beaten poo, or the owner thinks the bike is plated in gold ~ sometimes Both.
  3. DesmoTull

    DesmoTull Been here awhile

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    The CB-1 is amazing...

    It's had it's little nagging things so far. It's jetted lean, the PO put a 900RR shock on it that makes it a boingy mess. The OEM has been much better for commuting.

    This one's going to be a permanent addition to the stable. :evil
  4. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    :clap I've always loved the "little bikes", Hawks, Bandit 400s...

    You've tried cranking up the damping on the shock?

    Yeah, other than that it looks stock, which is a +1 these days.
  5. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    The CB1 looks awesome. Great score!!!
  6. DesmoTull

    DesmoTull Been here awhile

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    I did. The 900RR shock is all wrong. I don't know why people switch it out, to be honest. CB-1 is direct, RR has a linkage... makes for an awful spring rate.
  7. jw18

    jw18 fail

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    Picked up this 1998 Royal Turd with only 27k on the clock for $1500....... Hoping to make a decent bike out of it. Runs great and at least it has a rear brake! PO broke the lever and never replaced it! That was a scary ride home!!

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  8. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    That exhaust can't make up its mind.
  9. Egodriver71

    Egodriver71 Rider of something

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    And that's only one side of it!!!:eek1
  10. mrfallover

    mrfallover Been here awhile

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    I love this thread!
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    Here is my submission, 1991 Honda Nighthawk 250, 10K, runs fantastic......
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    $500.00
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  11. mrprez

    mrprez KJ4WMZ

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    Was it in that condition when you bought it? Cool bike....:evil
  12. Durangoman

    Durangoman Yeah its me!

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    Wow! great catch!

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  13. mrfallover

    mrfallover Been here awhile

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    Pretty much, all I did was wash it, wax it, changed the oil, checked the air filter, put in a new battery. It starts up just fine, runs very nicely. That parallel twin is a real sweet motor.
  14. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I am hoping to find one of those to customize next winter. Super reliable and nice styling.
  15. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    72 suzuki t500-$1100.00. posted in cafe racer thread. beau coup work done.
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  16. dino1

    dino1 Been here awhile

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    2003 Ninja 250 $900
    Sport Demon's $280 mounted
    throttle lock $125
    12volt outlet $22
    Buell foot pegs $33
    Flaming skull stickers $free with bike : (

    Am I close to $1500 yet?
    Bike had 9300 miles when purchased, now pushing 11,000

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  17. kewlbyme

    kewlbyme Occasional Partaker

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    I just found this at one of those places you donate vehicles to. It was donated by a 75 year old. The shop boss enjoyed riding it for a few months. Snagged it for $1150. It has a few sniggles but I think it will be a good one.

    1988 BMW K100RS

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  18. richarddacat

    richarddacat high on honeysuckle

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    :nod There's a nice steal :thumb
  19. DCopp

    DCopp Been here awhile

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    $125 for a throttle lock !??!! Dear lord.
  20. Brian-M

    Brian-M Melting in GA

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    And now it's up on Craigslist for $1100.... hope you at least Did something, like check the valve adjustments, clean the carbs, change the fork oil, etc... Bad MC Karma to just flip bikes without making them better. And no, changing the engine oil doesn't count.

    :bluduh