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brixie387
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Looking for advice...

Postby brixie387 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:29 am

New member here, in the market for a classic Honda to replace the CB500 I foolishly sold a few years ago.

I've found a CB650 for sale and would love your expert opinions on the bike, the asking price, etc. It is a 1981 CB650 with 13,900 miles and appears to be in good shape (see photos). The current owner says he keeps it in a garage and it starts and runs well. Asking price is $1,700.

Is this a fair price for this bike? Anything in the photos look strange? Anything I should be concerned about with this year or model?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Re: Looking for advice...

Postby cb650 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:08 am

Good looking bike. Seems to be in the right price. Offer 1500 and see what happens. Check the charging. Known to be a problem on most although I have never had a problem on any of mine. Look in the tank and see if it is rusty or a crappy coating job. Tires and chain? If it sat for a long stretch the gaskets might start leaking. It is a 35 year old bike so there will be some things to replace.
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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Re: Looking for advice...

Postby mhaurlkl » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:51 pm

truly a nice ride fr that price, start at 13 or 14 but be prepared for 17.

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Re: Looking for advice...

Postby CB650CPastor » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:35 am

Did you get the bike?
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Past: '07 Honda Rebel 250, '80 Yamaha XS1100 Special, '69 Honda CB160, '67 K15 Suzuki Hillbilly

brixie387
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Re: Looking for advice...

Postby brixie387 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:21 pm

Just purchased the bike today, looking forward to enjoying it once spring arrives!

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Re: Looking for advice...

Postby cb650 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:12 pm

What are your plans with it?
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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Re: Looking for advice...

Postby Volker_P » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:29 am

Welcome here! :D

Very nice 1981 standard (although side covers say Custom).
Header pipes are still silver, so probably few miles and/or low rpms.
From the pictures it could be a proper price.

Have fun with it.
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Re: Looking for advice...

Postby brixie387 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:55 pm

I'm going to leave it basically as-is, with two exceptions - I'll replace the stock handlebar with a lower Euro bar, and I'd like to replace the seat with one like this - does anyone know where this seat can be purchased? I've searched all over the internet and can't find it...
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Re: Looking for advice...

Postby Folsoml » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:45 am

It's most likely custom made.
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