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Postby lovevintagebikes » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:07 pm

Dave from Ct. Love to ride. I have a couple vintage bikes 1980 GS750E, 1981 GS650E and a "retro" 2013 CB1100. (love it) I've been riding for 30 plus years and do most repairs and maintenance.
I need some input on a deal that has come my way. An older gentleman that has Three (3) 1979 Honda CBX's is looking to sell all 3 together.
One is silver and engine locked-up while idling in the driveway (19k miles). One red with carbs off and disassembled neatly (9k miles). The last silver, also with carbs off and sitting in a drawer (5k miles) All parts are there and the bikes have been sitting in an attached garage for 6 years. He wants 3k for all three. I know this is a good deal and I'm really looking for input/opinions. Thanks
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Postby tevan » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:35 pm

That is a good deAl. If you pass on it or want to sell some or one of them please let me know. I need a new project. Thanks
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Postby lovevintagebikes » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:31 pm

He' got the titles, shop manuals, magazines and other literature. He says 2 of them run and just need the carbs rebuilt and bikes put together. They're going to need the typical: all rubber parts, hoses, rebuilt brakes, m/c's. Tanks look good. Space is an issue with these monsters.
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Postby lovevintagebikes » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:17 pm

I've been on the fence about jumping on this and need some direction I guess. It seems like a doable but huge project. One running bike is all I'm hoping for. I don't have room for the other 2 bikes in the garage. I'll part or sell the other 2.
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Postby Rick Pope » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:57 pm

Jump on it. That's good deal, and you'll have no trouble selling the left-overs.

BTW, a CBX is within 1/2" of being the same width as a CB-750, across the engines.
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Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:26 pm

Welcome to the site, Dave.
Not a good deal, that is a great deal. Grab it quick.
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Postby Michael Vidovic » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:31 pm

shouldn't have to ask. Even if you store in a relatives place. Wish I had the opportunity.
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Postby lovevintagebikes » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:39 am

Great feedback. Thanks. I'm going to get them this weekend. I just needed a push. LOL
I took some quick pics and I can't figure out how to post them here.
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Postby daves79x » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:46 am

For sure, grab them. Then you'll have time to look everything over and decide which one you might want to keep. You can easily fund any parts/services you need for one by selling the other two, plus a lot of $$$ left over. FYI, do yourself a favor and get the bikes all titled in your name - it will make selling any of them much easier and worth more money. If CT does not transfer titles this old, try to get the current owner to have his signature notarized on them. Looking forward to helping you along with these projects.

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Postby Larry Zimmer » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:37 am

Let me know if/when you have any photos you want to post here. I'll be happy to help. You can mail me at cbxlarry@gmail.com
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Postby lovevintagebikes » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:33 pm

daves79x wrote:For sure, grab them. Then you'll have time to look everything over and decide which one you might want to keep. You can easily fund any parts/services you need for one by selling the other two, plus a lot of $$$ left over. FYI, do yourself a favor and get the bikes all titled in your name - it will make selling any of them much easier and worth more money. If CT does not transfer titles this old, try to get the current owner to have his signature notarized on them. Looking forward to helping you along with these projects.

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Thanks. I'm sure I'm going to need lots of help. I'll give the folks here first dibs on the two bikes I don't keep.
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Postby wyly » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:07 pm

I've run into incomplete beat up parts bikes selling for $1,500 so I'd be on that. At $3k selling two should easily get one into running condition and put some cash in your pocket.
CBX a work in progress, still improving...GS1150EFE completed and awaiting modifications.....RD350, remnants in boxes scattered throughout the garage
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Postby lovevintagebikes » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:59 pm

I'm picking up the bikes tomorrow morning. Hopefully only 2 trips (45 minutes one way). He's giving me a nice little rollaway with drawers that has the parts he removed from the bikes. lol
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Postby lovevintagebikes » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:53 pm

anyone want to explain how to post pics?
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Postby EMS » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:37 am

lovevintagebikes wrote:anyone want to explain how to post pics?



We do this all the time. Here is a tutorial from long ago. make sure you know how to resize your pictures. They have to meet BOTH requirements for image size (pixel x pixel) AND file size (KB)

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