Craigslists: "Dumbass of the week" Nominee

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by PBOB, May 22, 2013.

  1. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    Had one just like this, except it had a front drum. The motor broke and it sat in a shed at my parents for about 10 years. By the time I finally hauled it home the trans was froze and it had lots of corrosion to go with the mechanical problems. It was dumb of me to let it sit, but life got in the way. I thought I would restore it, but once I started estimating the cost I decided not too. As stated above, even doing most of the work yourself, it can cost a bunch of bucks to restore some of these old bikes. I eventually sold it to a guy in KC for $400. I delivered it to him and he had a garage full of GT750's and RD Yamahas in various states of repair. Before I left he insisted I take his restored '75 GT750 for a spin. Nice guy who really loved these bikes.
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  2. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    I think he's freely admitting he has no idea what "imperfections" means. :cromag

    Translation: Abused, pimped out, but not completely trashed, bike for sale, if you're foolish enough to toss your money my way. :rayof
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  3. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    I would love a copy of that. They are tough to find economically. For Example:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-GT-...ash=item2848370a79:g:eykAAOSwLEtYmzAK&vxp=mtr

    When asked, I tell people the Buffalo is built for comfort and the H2 is built for speed.

    A buddy of mine had an RE5 in high school in the late 70's. That bike took a pounding from him for a couple years before he killed it.
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  4. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    I had an H2 also and agree 100%. I toured on both and H2 wasn't bad, but the Suzuki was definitely the better touring bike, especially 2 up.
    The H2 OTOH...:p3rry
  5. ArielNut

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  6. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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  7. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    Just pulled my H2 out of storage since 1981. My brother bought it new in 72 and only rode it a couple of years. I had it for my senior year in 76. Has a little rust here and there but overall its a nice original.
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  8. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Let's see some pics!

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  9. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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  10. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Super crappy pictures, plus the old "ran when parked" line. Here's your chance to buy $50 worth of scrap for only $1,000.

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    1976 Honda

    fuel: gas
    transmission: manual

    Honda Goldwing, been sitting for a few years. Ran when parked. 55,XXX miles. Have side and rear hard sadle bags, can get pictures of them. Parts bike or project just don't have time for it.

    ****$1000 obo***

    ***open to trades****

    ****Have TITLE****
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  11. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Beautiful?? :puke2

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    2005 suzuki gsxr750

    condition: like new
    fuel: gas
    odometer: 4200
    paint color: green
    title status: salvage
    transmission: manual

    2005 suzuki gsxr 750
    fuel: gas
    odometer: 4200
    transmission: manual
    For sale is a beautiful one of a kind Suzuki gsxr 750. It's been wrecked but don't let that deter you because as the pictures show, it has been resurrected beyond it's original condition. It has flush mount LED turn signals, smoked integrated rear turn signals and brake, shorty levers, match painted solo cowl, brand new yoshi exhaust which sounds amazing! And many other subtle details. Bike has less than 5000 miles! Come take a look and see for yourself. 5153067oneone8
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  12. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    He's been bar hopping all summer, but just sobered up. Maybe.



    1974 cb750 ratbike - $1500 (Omaha) hide this posting

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    1974 honda cb750

    VIN: cb750
    condition: good
    engine displacement (CC): 750
    fuel: gas
    odometer: 1111111
    paint color: black
    title status: missing
    transmission: manual

    Does not have title! Built from barn find ! Has been inspected at sheriffs once already but just don't feel like the hassle of a bonded title ! Have every receipt for proof it's not a stolen bike and paperwork from sheriff. A few extras for it ! Been riding all summer long this bike gets looks everywhere I go someone is always asking about it ! Runs great ! drives better ! Super fun bar hopper or just to mess around on !
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  13. neil w

    neil w Been here awhile

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    So a non standard restored GT750 is worth $10,000.................. wrong paint, leaking forks, very badly covered seat, no airbox , a number of non standard parts, no indicators .......... doesn't bode well for whether the engine has been rebuilt to a high standard ................... hardly a 'right' restoration or 'perfect' in my book
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  14. wpbarlow

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    To be fair, the obo makes it acceptable. I just bought a rough & titleless but complete VF1000F that had been sitting for over 10 years, and got interested in it because of one crappy (angle and clarity) picture, because I thought I saw that the rear wheel was the Honda "boomerang" type which are very rare in the US (turned out it was a Canadian model VF). The asking price was $900, and I wound up paying $350. without the side panels or gas tank (which I didn't want or need- the panels were rough with broken tabs and the tank was 1/2 filled with 10 year old gas). In addition to the wheels, I obviously got a lot of spare parts (including some very hard to get ones) that, in selling terms, are worth a lot more than I paid for the bike. But I'll keep them as spares, since I have 3 nice VFs. I don't know why I have 3, but I do :lol3

    For me, it's the "obo" that differentiates between someone who I can expect to be reasonable vs the dumbass who lists "firm" on a pos.
  15. mojave

    mojave Been here awhile

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    Here is another "not a dumbass" listing. I'm not ripping on the seller but it is curious. All this work, wants $5000, but it's "not running"? Yet it gets attention when "cruising". Why not get a $29 battery to help sell it? I assume it could be bump started. Out of Cerritos but the listing cropped up in my local search because of the Benelli Mojave tank. It looks like it would be suitable for vintage racing at Willow Springs. At least I see lots of bikes like this in the races. Is it worth something like $5K?

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/mcy/d/1969-honda-cb450-black-bomber/6438164586.html

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    1969 Honda CB450

    VIN: CL4504001926
    condition: excellent
    engine displacement (CC): 444
    fuel: gas
    odometer: 500
    paint color: black
    title status: clean
    transmission: manual


    A custom blend of old and new. Frame and motor are from a 1969 Honda CL/CB450. Bottom to top motor rebuild, coupled with new VM32 Mikuni carbs.

    Combining convenience (electric starter, digital gauges) and classing styling, this cafe gets a lot of attention both while cruising and when parked.

    Unfortunately, I don't have the time to give the attention a cafe bike like this one deserves. A new battery, tune-up the carbs, and she should be good to go.

    Not running right now due to a dead battery, so you'll need a pickup truck. No major issues or accidents since I've owned it. Serious inquiries only.

    All new parts unless specified (or only a few hundred miles since the rebuild):
    - Engine was rebuilt to stock specs except: oversized pistons and an oil pump from a later model for increased oil flow
    - Powder coated engine exterior
    - Cam and followers were resurfaced (hardfaced)
    - Tapered roller bearings in triple tree and new hub bearings from AllBalls
    - Upgraded battery charging system with a regulator/rectifier from OregonMotorcycleParts.com
    - Hydraulic front brake from Fishhead Big Brakes
    - Custom tank from a Benelli Mojave 260
    - Triple tree top from Dime City Cycles
    - Digital speedometer from Trail Tech (battery is dead so I can't read the odometer)
    - LED tail lights from Custom Dynamics (needs some refastening)
    - Mikuni VM32 carburetors (I have a jet kit and I can include the original Keihin CB450 carbs as well)
    - New throttle cables
    - 18" aluminum spoked wheels from Buchannan's in Irwindale
    - Front forks from a 1979 Yamaha XS650
    - Electric starter (kick start pedal was removed due to custom exhaust, but I still have it)
    - Hagon rear shocks
    - Rear drum brake
    - Rebuilt swing arm
    - Custom short exhaust and seat
    - Stainless steel fasteners used when possible
    - New grips, heat wrap on the exhaust, clutch cable, gaskets/seals, drive chain, tires
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  16. JagLite

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    ^ yeah sure, the seller won't even buy a cheap battery to show it runs?
    And he is asking $5k????
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  17. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Yeah, the price with obo wasn't that dumb... mostly the pics. I can't believe the pics people post.
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  18. wpbarlow

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    Poor pictures and not even a cursory cleaning are absolute mysteries to me. Otoh, it sort of indicates that the seller is just tired of looking at it and will discount heavily.
  19. nk14zp

    nk14zp Been here awhile

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    A wife regardless of condition will cost far in excess of $3k.
  20. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    BTW-- I found the picture (it was the only one the seller posted!) that led me to call about the parts VF. You can just barely make out the wheel- and in those colors I could tell it was a non-US version, which supported the wheel it had). So it pays to look at even shitty pics if the topic is of interest

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