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post #1 of 11 Old 04-19-2009, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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The search never ends...

Why do I continue to scan craigslist for cheap vintage bikes? I know 99% of them are crap, but still I can't go a day without checking, just to make sure I don't miss that one perfect original old CB sitting in storage under a dusty cover.

Today, buy two, get one free! http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/1128161008.html

Or take your pick, custom or stock? http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/1128122803.html

Just needs love http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/1125860632.html

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-19-2009, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Seems decent... http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/1119269179.html

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This one should be looked at.

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This one should be looked at.
Hmm, Champaign Urbana is only two hours away...

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Main concern is the missing air box. Not sure what he means by "screen filters?"
K & N individual filter pods are OK screens are not. Poor filtration leads to premature engine wear. I wonder how long the bike was run without proper filtration. Wonder what he means by "some issues?" Never the less it might be worth a look see. From his description the price should be negotiable.

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This one should be looked at.
Another concern would be the "4 speed" transmission. I seem to remember my '75 CB550 having a 5 speed, though that was 34 years ago and I lost quite a few brain cells in the '70's.

I wonder which gear is missing on this one. . .

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Another concern would be the "4 speed" transmission. I seem to remember my '75 CB550 having a 5 speed, though that was 34 years ago and I lost quite a few brain cells in the '70's.

I wonder which gear is missing on this one. . .
The seller does not have a clue or 2nd. gear is gone from abuse!

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