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need a little help with these

Postby method1106 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:36 pm

I'm not sure on the models but I think the green one is an 81 cb650 and the blue one is a 79. any information will be great.
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Re: need a little help with these

Postby cb650 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:43 pm

Looks like what they are
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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Re: need a little help with these

Postby method1106 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:47 pm

any clue on the value the 81 runs and drives the 79 is in pieces

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Re: need a little help with these

Postby cb650 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:25 pm

It still needs a bunch of work. I wouldnt give more than parts bike value. 300 for both maybe.
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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Re: need a little help with these

Postby method1106 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Running with a title 300?

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Re: need a little help with these

Postby cb650 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:52 am

Running in good condition is one thing. running needing bunch of work is another. I just looked at a "running" bike and wouldnt have trusted it the 3 miles home. But a good runner you could ride cross country. Just depends how bad you want it too.
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Re: need a little help with these

Postby tario » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:52 pm

Around here I'd expect to pay $1000 to $2000 for the pair. This is assuming that there is a fully assembled running bike and a mostly assembled parts bike. If you have the tools and know how to get both running well they'd be worth $1500 each when you're done.(again, in my area)

If you plan to pay people to fix them I doubt they would be worth more than $500 to you. Parts value on them would be $150 for the tanks, $200 for the camshafts, $100 for the 79 carbs, $100 per NOS seat, maybe $300 in electrical.(so a total worth of $800 on both) What you won't be able to sell out of that should be offset by selling other odd parts. You're likely to break even on the $300 profit for the hassle of selling things to cheap bastards like me.

Another way to look at these bikes is the cost to get them running well. Common problems are the carbs needing a rebuild, the brake pads and pistons needing replacement, tires, charging problems, head gasket leaking out the sides, brake fluid being 30 years old. $100-$200 for carb parts (per bike) $150-$300 for a head gasket $100-$200 to get the brakes serviced, $300 for tires.(all parts costs) Then electrical gremlins can make a bike almost worthless pretty quick.

A good running bike that idles nicely and roars to life when you twist the throttle is "worth" $1500-$3000 if it has all the right records of service.(I'd be willing to pay $1000-$1500) The price range is affected by original paint, seat, and exhaust mostly.
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Re: need a little help with these

Postby Ryen » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:23 pm

If you plan to buy and sell for parts, I would be interested in that 81 gas tank.


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