The Oldest Craigslist Bike in Your Area?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by epb, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. sector7g

    sector7g Adventurer

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    There was a guy around here for the last year or two trying to sell his "extremely low mileage Honda Shadow" 750, mid 2000's I believe for around $4500. Song and dance about how it was his dad's but he didn't ride so now you can purchase this "like new" bike. I haven't seen it for a few months, so wondering if he was just too harassed and took it down.
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  2. wheresbaoskee

    wheresbaoskee Adventurer

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    Probably not the oldest, but it's definitely been up for a few months. Sort of a case study in how custom paint on a bike you intend to sell means finding a buyer that shares your aesthetic taste.

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  3. sector7g

    sector7g Adventurer

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  4. cheapeto

    cheapeto Adventurer

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  5. shupe

    shupe Been here awhile

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    There's a 32 Indian in Daytona.
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  6. ctfz1

    ctfz1 been there

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    Too many "sellers" seem to ignore older bikes have to pass inspection (at least in this state). For me price takes a big hit when this is in question. And most "customs" involve "oh my god" under the skin. Particularly when "not running, not registered."
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  7. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    When I build my custom bikes, I try to avoid just that problem. I don't want a future owner to think "Oh my God" when they look at my engineering, wiring, or whatnot. I want them to think "Wow, he crimped and soldered all connectors, used the same color wires as the original harness, used heat shrink on all splices, the welding is top notch, and everything fits properly. Nicely done!"

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  8. ctfz1

    ctfz1 been there

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    Good customs or modified bikes are fine, though rare.
    Overpriced and thrown together appear most common. Possibly because sellers keep posting, no one buying.
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  9. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Long timer

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  10. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Oldest local bike at the moment is a '68 Sprint (no pix). If it's really a '68 it's not a 350, and if it's really a 350 it's not a '68. 350 came a few years later.

    68 Harley Sprint 350 - $2000 (Mechanicsville)

    1968 Harley Sprint

    condition: salvage
    engine displacement (CC): 350
    fuel: gas
    title status: missing
    transmission: manual

    I bought this as a restoration project, but am working too much to put the required time into it. From what I can tell, it's a 68 Harley Sprint 350, but I couldn't find any definitive information from the frame's serial number. All the parts are original, but aftermarket forks, shocks, handlebars and triple tree are included. There are no rust holes, but it needs new paint. The seat is missing and the frame was modified to accept a mustang seat. The engine was rebuilt and I have a complete gasket kit for it. Other than the seat, it appears to only need new cables and wiring.

    I'm open to reasonable offers and trades, but when restored, they often sell for 4-8k. Text for pictures or more information.
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    Oldest one being advertised locally is an Easy Rider clone out of New York.

    1948 HARLEY EASYRIDER PANHEAD RESTORED - $25000 (NEW YORK)

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    1948 harley davidson

    condition: excellent
    engine displacement (CC): 1200
    fuel: gas
    odometer: 10000
    paint color: blue
    title status: clean
    transmission: manual

    original Harley parts motor frame trans just own a piece of history panhead chopper correct down to the buttons on the seat 71897994442
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  11. epb

    epb Been here awhile

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