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    Why not ask the seller if the motor is stuck? Ask I f they can kick it over or not.
    If it's close by you could go squirt WD40 in the plug holes and go back in a day or two and try again


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    Looking at this 1972 Honda CB350 for first bike & project

    Thanks 83XLX and Alex jb- I guess that's the info I was looking for. So swapping rings and giving the valves a little TLC is one thing, but dealing with an internally rusted motor would be a waste of time. I'll see if he can squirt some pblaster in the plug holes for me tonight.

    INTERESTINGLY enough, I literally found the exact same bike/year/color for $1000 locally...runs great looks fully restored by a hobbiest. So yeah, $500 is a little on the heavy side especially if the motor is dead.

    Maybe I will end up having to hold out for something with a touch more power. I'll update the thread once I check the thing out.

    Edit: what a bummer

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    Don't be bummed out by it. If the motor is that stuck then it's better that you walk away than regret it later.
    If he won't budge on the $500 price tag, I would definitely walk.

    Hell there are much better bikes in your area

    https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/mcy/6097188899.html

    https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/mcy/6089188853.html

    https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/mcy/6097374691.html

    https://providence.craigslist.org/mcy/6094183371.html

    https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/mcy/6097190126.html



    (not Hondas but they are twins and nice ones at that)
    https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/mcy/6096260254.html
    https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/mcy/6085768399.html

    Here's a really nice XT500 cafe
    https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/mcy/6089851491.html
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    so grab that one for 1000. and save some headaches.
    Or did you already buy the other one?
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    76TWIN - message me an address and I'll send you a dunks gift card lol. The first one, the CB450 for $900 caught my eye.

    Ctrider - I think you're right. I actually called him and he said that the $1000 cb350 is completely disassembled right now, so that would technically be a "project" bike to reassemble. But the engine has just been professionally cleaned so it's a safe bet.

    ...I can always buy a $50 junk motor and try to fix that first.

    SO! It's really the cb450 vs the cb350 now. And I suppose I can just paint either whatever bike whatever color I want. Is there ANY reason to get the 350 over the 450 besides the red color (love the way it looks)???




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    Personally I think the 450 is a better bike but I might be a bit biased since I ride a CB500T which is basically a 450 with longer strokes. For sure the 450 is faster bike and a lot more torquey.

    That said the 350 engine will be a lot easier to work on.
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    I can't believe somebody turned a '66 black bomber into this monstrosity

    https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/mcy/6087670993.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by 76TWIN View Post
    I can't believe somebody turned a '66 black bomber into this monstrosity

    https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/mcy/6087670993.html
    That seat is terrible! It borders on bosozoku...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 76TWIN View Post
    I can't believe somebody turned a '66 black bomber into this monstrosity

    https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/mcy/6087670993.html
    What a disgusting travesty for this bike to be butchered like that... someone with integrity, please find a couple 125 dirt bikes and get this thing out of his hands. I know it needs a lot, but it deserves to be restored to some semblance of original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 76TWIN View Post
    Personally I think the 450 is a better bike but I might be a bit biased since I ride a CB500T which is basically a 450 with longer strokes. For sure the 450 is faster bike and a lot more torquey.

    That said the 350 engine will be a lot easier to work on.
    Gonna offer 750 on the cb450 and go with the rusty 350 if he declines. I figure both of them need to have the engines rebuilt. How come the 450 is so much harder to work on in your opinion?


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