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Author Topic: Wanted: Early-to-mid 70's sport bike. norton, triumph, ducati, BMW or Japanese  (Read 4506 times)

Offline Huckleberry

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Like the title says, I'm looking for a early-to-mid (even late) 70's street bike. 500 to 900 cc range. Certified or easily certifiable and in good condition little to no rust on the chrome, no leaks etc. Not looking for a fixer-upper, this will be a starter bike for me, so reliability is key.
Give me a shout if have anything that fits this description in your garage looking for a good home, I'd like to get something soon so I can get it ready to go for spring. jarrettwegener@gmail.com
Jarrett

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Just thought of something (duh!).

I sold my Honda CB550F (1976) just a few months back, and the buyer is now trying to sell it.  He's changed his mind I guess.

Regardless, I completely rebuilt the engine (new pistons, rings, valve job etc.).  The picture is the bike as it was when I sold it.  The seller is asking around $2,500 for it - maybe a little less.  I put 50 miles on it before I sold it.  He offered me a nice price for the bike which is the only reason I sold.  I then bought a BMW R75/6.  If I hadn't I'd likely be buying it back.

It should meet all your conditions :)  Even has nearly new Pirelli Sport Demon tires on it, and a Dyna electronic ignition that I installed during the rebuild.  Rebuilt carbs too.  Oh, and brand new chain and sprockets.  Damn, shouldn't have sold it!

Anyhow - of course if you ever did have to work on it (old bikes need help from time to time) there's a big group of us who love to work on them, me included.

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Offline Huckleberry

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yeah, that seems like something I might be interested in. Could you put me in touch with the guy trying to sell it?

Just thought of something (duh!).

I sold my Honda CB550F (1976) just a few months back, and the buyer is now trying to sell it.  He's changed his mind I guess.

Regardless, I completely rebuilt the engine (new pistons, rings, valve job etc.).  The picture is the bike as it was when I sold it.  The seller is asking around $2,500 for it - maybe a little less.  I put 50 miles on it before I sold it.  He offered me a nice price for the bike which is the only reason I sold.  I then bought a BMW R75/6.  If I hadn't I'd likely be buying it back.

It should meet all your conditions :)  Even has nearly new Pirelli Sport Demon tires on it, and a Dyna electronic ignition that I installed during the rebuild.  Rebuilt carbs too.  Oh, and brand new chain and sprockets.  Damn, shouldn't have sold it!

Anyhow - of course if you ever did have to work on it (old bikes need help from time to time) there's a big group of us who love to work on them, me included.



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"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

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Another source is:

http://www.classicbikeexchange.com/classicbike%20SALE1.htm

I've bought a couple of bikes through this site - my BMW R75/6 and the CB750F Turbo monster that is in Noel's possession (minus the go-fast Turbo ;) )
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

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Soooooooo...what did you end up doing with the TURBO? (You didn't hook it up to your Jacuzzi tub I hope)

Enquiring minds want to know?

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I used it to power the central vacuum system in my house.  Fire up the 750 and WHOOOOOSH - the house is clean!

It's actually sitting in a rather non-descript box in my garage awaiting a thorough cleaning and prep for sale.
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

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I used it to power the central vacuum system in my house.  Fire up the 750 and WHOOOOOSH - the house is clean!

It's actually sitting in a rather non-descript box in my garage awaiting a thorough cleaning and prep for sale.

Hey... how much to you want for the Turbo??.. I'll buy it!!.. Just as long as you help me install it!!.. ;D

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I trade it to you for an alloy cafe tank... oh yeah, don't need one ;)
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

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I trade it to you for an alloy cafe tank... oh yeah, don't need one ;)

LOL!!!...sure.. Rub it in!!... go on.. Rub it IN!!.. LOL!! Kick a man in the nuts when he's down, why dont ya??  ;D