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    Senior Member rileyxo85's Avatar
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    Should I just this 71 cb350 that's been laying around for $500?

    it's only 40 miles away. it looks in pretty great condition for being under a tarp.

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    If it has a title I would consider it.
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    Oooh, shiny. If you were really close to Central Illinois I'd say "don't buy it, I want it." But then at this point Mrs tcblack would probably hurt me.
    I don't think $500 is a bad sum for that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rscottp View Post
    If it has a title I would consider it.
    no title. i'd honestly probably pick the parts i want from it and part it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rileyxo85 View Post
    it's only 40 miles away. it looks in pretty great condition for being under a tarp.

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    Bud, thats up to you, and how much you can afford to spend after you buy it. Does it have a title, is the motor siezed, i see the chain is off, thats why i ask is engine siezed. You will probally need tires, brakes, cables, just to name a few.
    That said if i had 500 to buy it myself, i would be on my way already.
    But you need to consider all that i mentioned, because it can and will cost more once it is home.



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    ... that's a tough one.. I would have to check it out in person.. shifter is missing also..
    5,000 miles.. any more info regarding its "condition"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaindrivecharlie View Post
    Bud, thats up to you, and how much you can afford to spend after you buy it. Does it have a title, is the motor siezed, i see the chain is off, thats why i ask is engine siezed. You will probally need tires, brakes, cables, just to name a few.
    That said if i had 500 to buy it myself, i would be on my way already.
    But you need to consider all that i mentioned, because it can and will cost more once it is home.



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    yup it's probably a huge overhaul is disguise. i would probably part it out if i bought it.
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    Personally, I try not to acquire non-titled bikes....HOWEVER, If you NEED a parts bike I'll tell you what I tell all my friends in that situation.....

    Start at MOST at $1.00 a cc and SUBTRACT at least 35% for a "locked engine"... Deduct a bit more for: badly rusted wheels, and dented tanks, torn seats and any parts that are obviously missing......

    Whatever that comes down to...Offer that much..... If they accept, fine... If they don't, WALK AWAY.....You MAY get that "parts bike" for $100 ........

    REMEMBER, without a title it is just a pile of parts that LOOKS like a motorcycle........
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    Quote Originally Posted by rileyxo85 View Post
    no title. i'd honestly probably pick the parts i want from it and part it out.
    Bikes with no title are parts bikes and I would never pay more than $100 for a parts bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rscottp View Post
    Bikes with no title are parts bikes and I would never pay more than $100 for a parts bike.
    I get so jealous when I hear stuff like this. Around here, that tank would get $100 on a bad day. Carbs, same thing. Header and mufflers, same thing.

    Headlight bucket, fork ears, seat and gauges would pull in 50 each.

    If parts bikes were $100 or less, my backyard would start looking like Sanford and Son, but even at $500 I'd definitely be tempted.
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