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post #1 of 12 Old 11-29-2008, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Is this decent? What's it worth? I know very little info, but it seems cheap.

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post #2 of 12 Old 11-29-2008, 10:56 AM
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The seller failed to disclose the millage. The fairing, sissy bar, and aftermarket seat indicates this bike was used for touring. The carbs. were never drained prior to storage, I wonder what condition the the tank is in? These issues are not difficult to remedy but they will be time consuming. A complete visual/mechanical inspection would be needed to uncover other problems. Price wise it is in the ball park ($400 - $500) depending on the millage.

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The seller failed to disclose the millage. The fairing, sissy bar, and aftermarket seat indicates this bike was used for touring. The carbs. were never drained prior to storage, I wonder what condition the the tank is in? These issues are not difficult to remedy but they will be time consuming. A complete visual/mechanical inspection would be needed to uncover other problems. Price wise it is in the ball park ($400 - $500) depending on the millage.

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I've been watching cb750 closely the last 6 months and I'd say Mike is spot on. 400-500 is about right pending the engine condition. Im going to hopefully look at a friends 69 CB750 KO tomorrow and maybe strike a deal. Please be sandcast. Please be sandcast. Please be sandcast. Please be sandcast.

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I've been watching cb750 closely the last 6 months and I'd say Mike is spot on. 400-500 is about right pending the engine condition. Im going to hopefully look at a friends 69 CB750 KO tomorrow and maybe strike a deal. Please be sandcast. Please be sandcast. Please be sandcast. Please be sandcast.
The KO sandcast motors are collectible. These early CB750's had issues.The carburetors were not push/pull. Synchronize them and 5 minutes later they needed to be done again. Another Achilles heel was the failure of the final output bearing. Don't let these issues scare you off, the KO is in a class by itself. If original, look for the small lip on the end of the seat, the louvered side covers, and of course the sand cast motor.

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The KO sandcast motors are collectible. These early CB750's had issues.The carburetors were not push/pull. Synchronize them and 5 minutes later they needed to be done again. Another Achilles heel was the failure of the final output bearing. Don't let these issues scare you off, the KO is in a class by itself. If original, look for the small lip on the end of the seat, the louvered side covers, and of course the sand cast motor.
Wish me luck, trying to strike a deal involving doing a restoration in exchange of a guy finishing my garage and getting the 69 (he has two cb750). Of course, I have a feeling Ill find to piles of rust stains in a back yard shed tomorrow.


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RC51 I think GPZ750Turbo has a simlar bike for sale if you are in the market

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Thanks guys. I've been browsing for a bargain. Actually, looking for one of those "incredible finds". I know modern day bikes fairly well, but don't know older road bikes.

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Wish me luck, trying to strike a deal involving doing a restoration in exchange of a guy finishing my garage and getting the 69 (he has two cb750). Of course, I have a feeling Ill find to piles of rust stains in a back yard shed tomorrow.

What did you find?

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What did you find?

The owner got a stone and had to seek medical attention. So I will have to report back in later this week. Thinking about it hard. I'm pretty sure I just want a K1 if this doesn't pan out. Should be easy to find one.

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The owner got a stone and had to seek medical attention. So I will have to report back in later this week. Thinking about it hard. I'm pretty sure I just want a K1 if this doesn't pan out. Should be easy to find one.
The K1 is my favorite.

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no sandcast... it was a 1970, in many many many many dis-assembled pieces

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Nice bike BTW, thats pretty much spot on what Im looking for only red.

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