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Author Topic: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!  (Read 1616896 times)

Offline advCo

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #12040 on: Aug 06, 2018, 10:10:19 »
$850.  Titled 1967 BSA 650 Chopper, 25mi from my house...

https://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1967-bsa-650-lightning/6658246026.html

Man that would look slick on your walnut service table...














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Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #12041 on: Aug 06, 2018, 10:26:58 »
YEP!
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline MiniatureNinja

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #12043 on: Sep 02, 2018, 17:30:48 »
local listing:
https://reno.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1971-honda-750/6675046228.html

$10k or higher for original SOHC 750. wow
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Offline ApriliaBill

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #12044 on: Sep 03, 2018, 16:42:51 »
 It's getting pretty insane. I see a lot of 750's on E-bay that are relisted time after time for months... People forget we got in this hobby because old bikes are fun and interesting to work on. $10k??? You can keep it. Reality was, yes they were dependable, but fairly piggish and poor handling. Anybody take one of these to the ton? Nice wobble will meet you there. Yes a few adjustments will calm this, but c'mon $10k? I guess some said the same thing a few years back about Commando's or Vincent's. I'm getting old and crabby and miss buying $400 bikes that were fun to work on, make a few bucks and find another.


 I truly admire the people on this site. Some of you drag these bikes out of lakes and rivers, more often some old shed or garage and build really nice rides. Far better than the stuff I'm able to cobble together. I just sold my BSA and will continue to look for projects, but a lot of the shine is being rubbed off this hobby, and my hands don't work like they used to so more likely I'll watch what you fine people build and leave the $10k bikes to those that would rather buy, than build nostalgia...
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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #12045 on: Sep 03, 2018, 17:29:04 »
^^ I missed out on a '72 CB750, seller had it listed for $1200 CAD, one owner, 7000kms, original from front to back with toolkit and manual.  She obviously got inundated with yes pleases, pulled the ad and had it up again for over $3000.  Probably still worth the money but man what a low stunt.
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^^ I missed out on a '72 CB750, seller had it listed for $1200 CAD, one owner, 7000kms, original from front to back with toolkit and manual.  She obviously got inundated with yes pleases, pulled the ad and had it up again for over $3000.  Probably still worth the money but man what a low stunt.

Hey now, if you had 3-4 offers for deposits in the first hour, wouldn’t you research what you were selling a little more too?

I kinda get it though, i always price my stuff at the “if someone is dumb enough to give me this” levels. That way i can tell the wife it’s for sale, and i just keep the ad up until she forgets

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #12047 on: Sep 04, 2018, 13:35:57 »
^^^  I like this!!  May have to try it next time ^^^
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=41083.0

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #12048 on: Sep 04, 2018, 13:58:10 »
It's getting pretty insane. I see a lot of 750's on E-bay that are relisted time after time for months... People forget we got in this hobby because old bikes are fun and interesting to work on. $10k??? You can keep it. Reality was, yes they were dependable, but fairly piggish and poor handling. Anybody take one of these to the ton? Nice wobble will meet you there. Yes a few adjustments will calm this, but c'mon $10k? I guess some said the same thing a few years back about Commando's or Vincent's. I'm getting old and crabby and miss buying $400 bikes that were fun to work on, make a few bucks and find another.


 I truly admire the people on this site. Some of you drag these bikes out of lakes and rivers, more often some old shed or garage and build really nice rides. Far better than the stuff I'm able to cobble together. I just sold my BSA and will continue to look for projects, but a lot of the shine is being rubbed off this hobby, and my hands don't work like they used to so more likely I'll watch what you fine people build and leave the $10k bikes to those that would rather buy, than build nostalgia...
Yep. At the prices folks are wanting now, even for "barn finds," I'd just assume buy something newer, better handling, and just as reliable for the same, or less money.

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #12049 on: Sep 04, 2018, 19:11:10 »
I kinda get it though, i always price my stuff at the “if someone is dumb enough to give me this” levels. That way i can tell the wife it’s for sale, and i just keep the ad up until she forgets
That's SOP over here too.
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