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Buying 1975 Honda CB250 unfinished project bike

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Re: Buying Honda CB250 1975
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 15:58:22 »
I've taken on someone else's "project" once or twice before. It's never worth it.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0 - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

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Re: Buying Honda CB250 1975
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 15:59:20 »
I suspect that he wants to swap so that he gets your running bike that he can ride and you get the money pit.  Just sayin'

Who extended the swingarm and why?  There is no good reason to do that, so to start with you need a swingarm.

"Used to run" is usually code for used to run when it was manufactured, but not any more.  Doesn't mean it won't run, but you need a bike that runs NOW that you can take out and ride and have some fun - though you are going into winter soon.  I would see what's around in the Trading Times or local bike shops.  What state are you living in?  Melbourne has some good bike shops still.  Other states must as well.

Or check out a 125cc ACE or used 250 Hyosung GT250R


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Re: Buying Honda CB250 1975
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 16:27:17 »
Okay, I traded a running DR350 for a non-running F650st that ended up needing a rebuild.  He probably got the better end of the deal, as far as straight sell value goes, but...

1.  I wanted a bike with a title.  Got it.
2.  I wanted a street legal bike.  Got it.
3.  I wanted a more cc's.  Got them.
4.  I've wanted a Rotax motor.  Got it.
5.  I wanted a bike I could flat foot.  Got it.
6.  I wanted a bike I could build into a good dual sport.  Got it.
7.  He wanted a pure dirt bike.  Got it.

I am very happy with my deal.  I traded a bike that sells around here for $1500 plus for a bike that at the time was worth $800 max.  I invested under $1k into that DR.  Restored and rebuilt, I could get $2500 for mine or more.  Instead, I built a custom to my own specs.  I am very happy with the deal.  I got something I wanted.  He got something he wanted.  Good, good.  It doesn't always come down to dollars and cents. 

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Re: Buying Honda CB250 1975
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 19:54:51 »
I don't mind spending a couple hundred, first thing ill do is check the compression and cam chain to make sure its okay. he extended the swing arm but said i can have the stock one too. Yes its coming into winter here so if the bike is being worked on for 3 or 4 months it doesn't bother me even if i have to take my time. i know its gonna be a big project that has its headaches but it may be worth it in the end. I love to tinker and the workshop manual shows every step to stripping the engine down if i needed too but fingers crossed that i don't. He first said that he didn't want to swap and needed the space but he also wanted to finish his motorcycle learners so there may be nothing wrong with the bike and he may be telling the truth saying he has no time. I will have a look at it and see if i want to take the gamble or not and i will definitely have a look through the parts he is giving me to make sure that everything that come off the bike before he started is there.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 19:57:41 by waldo101 »

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Re: Buying Honda CB250 1975
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2018, 08:19:38 »
Yes its coming into winter here so if the bike is being worked on for 3 or 4 months it doesn't bother me even if i have to take my time.

Winter in Australia, that's just wearing a jumper when you go riding...(unless you're in Tasmania)

Go for it, you wanted something to commute on, that'll be a whole lot better than your CB100.