Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500

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

  1. Offcenter

    Offcenter On The Road Again!

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    Thanks Steve, but I'm way ahead of you. Tank has already been cleaned using the electrolysis method described
    on NGWCLUB, new filter installed. Randakks kit is next. Water pump and new timing belts are already here.
    Should be almost like new when I get done with it.
  2. 1f2frfbf

    1f2frfbf full-time fool

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    Yep. I was trying to Brit it up a bit. It's a pretty easy swap too, took me all of an afternoon, a grinder and two beers. I did have to trim the original seat pan back a bit, however, so recovering the seat was another project for another time...
  3. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    I held off on posting my latest purchase until it was running and riding. The gas cap and petcock/filter setup are temporary items until I can source original parts. It was missing the gas tank, and had a broken brake lever.

    Bought for $400 from the original owner's son. 9k miles, original title from 1966 :D

    $60 for a gas tank, $50 for a battery, and about $30 for miscellaneous stuff. So far. Next is chain and tires, but for less than $600 so far for a running/riding '66, I'm a happy camper.

    '66 Suzuki S32, 150cc 2 smoke twin cyl.

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  4. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Nice score Mitey
  5. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Bought a month ago - This is it when I brought it home. $1,000

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  6. Merfman

    Merfman Trustin' my cape...

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    That's really nice!
  7. hunter151

    hunter151 Adventurer

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    First step is to join www.nighthawk-forums.com if you havent done so already. All your questions will be answered there.
  8. Merfman

    Merfman Trustin' my cape...

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    Already done!

    Thanks to the information gleaned there, got it started and running last Sunday. Need to rebuild the petcock next. Build thread over on Some Assembly Required as
    also suggested here...

    Thanks for all the info everyone!
  9. japollner

    japollner n00b

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    88 KDX200. Traded an old Puch Moped I fixed up for it. Total investment at time of trade, $700. I'll have maybe $1000 into it after all is said and done. Needs new KIPPS Valves and some cosmetic love.
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    1969 Jawa Californian. Picked it up as seen (and not seized) for $650. Has spark issues. But it's getting put into running condition and being kept as a rat bike.
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  10. Merfman

    Merfman Trustin' my cape...

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    I owned an 87, 89, 91 and 92 KDX's. The wife and I raced KDX's for years. Great bikes. They are as bulletproof as bikes come. That silencer weighs around 7 lbs though. Pro Circuit SA and some Boyesen's and that thing will rip! Have fun!
  11. creaky

    creaky Been here awhile

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    '98 BMW F650, $1300. Runs great but needs minor xmssn repair, pops out of 2nd occasionally. I'll be pulling the engine soon for a fix.

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  12. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Score.
  13. officerleroy

    officerleroy Been here awhile

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    1966 Honda CB150 Benly

    $75!! :rofl
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  14. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Must be common - I almost bought a black one with the same problem down here in south FL.
  15. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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    what.
  16. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    apparently halfway to motorcycle hell
    $170.00
    x6 hustler barn rescue
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    after a couple of hours of knocking of the mud, manure, bird shit, etc.
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  17. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Niiiiiice!

    Vinyl paint for the seat, a splash on the fenders and you're golden.
    I guess it doesn't run yet?
  18. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    It got this yesterday for $500 with title, and shop manual!
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    See all the pics (larger than what is posted in this thread) here: http://home.comcast.net/~bmwmtech/CL175K0-Blue-Day-Purchased/index.html


    The blue paint held its color great all these years, but unfortunately, has a lot of chips (which have started to rust) on the leading parts of the tank. The chrome on the rear fender is wasted, but I should be able to save the rims, front fender and exhaust. The muffler heat shield is broken at one of the slots, which is very common on these. I have a complete spare exhaust that I may use instead.

    The most immediate problem, though, is the kicker shaft is broken. I have another (untitled) '68 CL175, that, for now, I'll swap motors with to get this one running.

    The inside of the fuel tank is very clean, and the engine feels to have good compression, though, I can't really test the compression until I replace the kicker shaft -- any idea where to get one?

    The plan is to replace the various chrome parts with better ones I already have, swap the motor, and get it running. I'll then just enjoy riding it while I complete the 1967 CL160 that I'm working on (see project log here: http://www.hondatwins.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=18718&hilit=cl160+restoration ).

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  19. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Awesome!

    It sort of irks me that Honda could make so many smaller multi-cylinders back in the day, but this many years later we can't buy them new.
  20. mike in idaho

    mike in idaho Been here awhile

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    I probably have an extra cb160 kicker shaft in my stash, it should fit in that 1st generation 175 engine. PM me later if you need one.