Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500

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

  1. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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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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  2. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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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...:lol3
  3. stretch160

    stretch160 Been here awhile

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    I brought home 2 1971 CB350s for $750 this week.
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  4. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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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.
  5. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Had an '86 that I got for a $1000.00 back in 2000. Ran great and was a pretty quick bike.
  6. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    I'm glad those cb's weren't around here. Idon't have the room for them. Do they run?
  7. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    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?
  8. WhatThaFrig

    WhatThaFrig Been here awhile

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    Do it, you won't regret it. I have an 82 Standard and love it.
  9. macman56

    macman56 n00b

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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.
  10. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    No pic. What is it?
  11. inire

    inire Browncoat symp

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    Stealthy

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  12. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    $350.00....17k miles.
    Doesn't run due to carb issues, float sticking....sat for a while.

    Think I'll take it home and see if I can make it go..

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  13. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    That will never run again.I'll give you your money back and haul it off. :evil
  14. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Nice, with a good old fashioned not stylish but comfortable seat.

    Make a nice mini touring bike.
  15. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I kinda like old Suzuki's !!

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  16. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    You just made a new friend sir.When I was riding offroad,I was a Honda nut.When I started riding onroad,I became a Suzuki freak.I haven't looked back.I'm not saying Honda is a bad manufacture by no means.I just prefer Suzuki.
  17. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I have 3,07 Vstrom,94 GS500 and my beloved 82 GS850G.I have had 3 other GS850's and 2 750's and 2 GS450's.

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    I have always been and always will be a Suzuki man !!!.


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  18. lake_harley

    lake_harley Been here awhile

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    Am I making out the badges on the side cover correctly "GS850G"? Looks to be a "shaftie".

    I bought a new, black GS1000G back in about '82. I loved that bike, but stupid is what stupid does, and I sold it. My now-wife says she fell in love with me on the Suzuki. Whatever it took, I'll take it:D
  19. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    So I broke down and brought it home tonight. Just couldn't pass it up for the price and the low miles...It's a 1979 GS850G Shaft Drive. Has triple discs too.
    I'll haul it down to AZ. when I go down in a few weeks and get her going. She needs a good cleaning . Has fairly new Dunlop tires.
    I had a GS850L years back, might have been a 1980 or 81...don't remember. It was a shaft Drive too. The 850L was a pretty fast bike although they are pretty heavy.
    I don't know what the difference was between the "G" and "L" Models.?
  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    You got a kick/electric model...my favorite.I had 2 79's and 1 had a bad starter,I kick started it for 4 years and never did fix the starter..


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