Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500

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

  1. TonyKZ1

    TonyKZ1 Been here awhile

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    '75 Kawasaki KZ400 bought for $300 with 7k miles, needed carbs cleaned, electrical system repaired, and a good exhaust system - p.o. had cut off original dual system and put on shorty racing mufflers. Put on almost 30k miles sold it for $500.
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    '89 Kawasaki Ninja 250 bought it for $800 with 8k miles, needed carbs cleaned and some fairing repair. Currently have 46,5xx miles on it.
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    Tony
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  2. 5131dan

    5131dan Adventurer

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    I always wanted one. $1500 cash. I added bag's,grip, & rimstripe's. Runs Great and looks good next to my 07 Honda XR650L. [​IMG][/IMG]
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  3. Kapp555

    Kapp555 Better to be Offroad!

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    Love the transformation. Paint the rims to match the color scheme IMO. I agree though you overpaid for that bad boy by a few hundred!
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  4. AdvNinja

    AdvNinja Been here awhile

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    1994 Ninja 600r. My first bike. I miss this bike so much. I sold it at 35k miles. I rode that bad boy to florida from indiana a few times and up to canada once. It was the best $1500 I've ever spent. I know those bikes inside and out now. That darn thing fell apart more times than I could count... But I had some good times. The last pic is what she looked like before I got my hands on it!

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  5. ColinDoyle

    ColinDoyle Been here awhile

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    Wow, clean 600R.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one with a Ninja that falls apart after/during every ride. :wink:
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  6. IBsellin

    IBsellin Southernmost Beerseller

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    $1300. Charging system gave up the ghost. Think I still got $1500 for it. Fun beast of a bike.
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  7. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    1974 Harley Davidson FX matching numbers and clear title $500.

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    The rope was holding the battery in :lol3
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  8. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    Did you inprove the bike or did you left it as it was? If you did some improvements, I believe all of us would like to see them.
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  9. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    IMHO flying eyeball just beat us all :eek1 BUT......

    I Just bought a H1 in boxes for $100 canadian which technically is $91.09 us :rofl

    and I got this beasty for $250.... with 500 miles on it.

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    and this for $500
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  10. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    There must be a story to go with this! $500 . There must be a story.
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  11. lstzephyr

    lstzephyr Solo con rambo

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    I'm guessing lowsided since the rear tire looks shagged. But could be just sat for awhile, or almost anything. It is probably 8-10 years old either way. :ear
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  12. jpdude999

    jpdude999 Rider on the Strom

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    You FF's!! 2 blue/black Nighthawk S's on here. That's the bike, (you know, everyone has "THAT" bike) that just takes me back. That reminds me of the days before family, responsibility, before becoming a productive member of society. Remember the days you you got hammered before going to the bar because it was cheaper? The Nighthawk S. That's the bike. I've always wanted one from the day they came out. Now, thanks to YOU FF'S I will have to go find one some where.


    Dicks.


















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  13. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck F'n n00b

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    Bought for the Mrs in june 07 for 1450 from the dealer that we have bought 10+ bikes/atv's from over the years. Wife put 2500 miles on it and we sold it this month for 1600 when we bought her the Monster. Put new on some new shoes, added a double bubble windscreen and swapped brake and clutch levers out for adjustable ones.

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  14. lstzephyr

    lstzephyr Solo con rambo

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    Hey look on the bright side... you know you can find one cheap now. :deal

    "before becoming a productive member of society" I resemble that comment. :D
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  15. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    It's over $1500, but for few hundreds more I bought myself this:

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    98 carb model, less than 16k mi. replaced R/R for $85, runs like a champ.. I'll see how long I keep my license on this thing.
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  16. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    Lots of good scores on this thread. I whish I had blue/black or red/black hawk S as well. They run up to 2k now. Too bad I cannot afford it. Great bikes.
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  17. jpdude999

    jpdude999 Rider on the Strom

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    They're kinda hard to find, too. Only 1 on eBay. Too far away for me to get excited about. :waysad I did find a 1979 CX500 on Craigslist. 17k miles, fairing, backrest, rack all for seven fiddy. I wonder if he'll take 500......

    edited cuz I'm a dumbass....
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  18. Tindjin

    Tindjin Old No. 7

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    "Hey guys post your bike finds under $1500." :deal
    "Okay cool let me post my bike I paid $2000 or $8000 because heck it'll be funny.":huh

    Kidding ya'll don't get your panties in a wad. :wink:

    $700 and picked it up yesterday.
    1982 Suzuki GS850 GL
    Runs great but has some uhh cosmetic issues. :rofl
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  19. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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  20. sportmotogear

    sportmotogear Mr. Fancy Pants

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    That's what I'm hankerin' for. Too bad it's up there.