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Hi, I joined the other day, but have been too busy reading project builds, and tech info to post. I live in mid missouri, and currently have more projects than time, and way less money than time. I bought a 71 SL350 w/ no title while attending school, and chopped it. I still have it, but the engine is locked up. It was that way when I bought it, but I needed something to build a tanks, fenders, and such for a class. I worked at a fab shop for a while, www.bareknucklechoppers.com and bought a 79 Sporty. The sporty is up for sale, I'm gonna bring home another 350. You guys have alot of great info thanks and keep it up.

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Welcome! Can't wait to check out some photos.
 

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WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME!

but have been too busy reading project builds, and tech info to post

get used to it!! So far, I haven't been able to get past the first few topics!
Great eh?
 

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way awesome, if i had known about this place before I probably never would have bought my Harley. ....For the record, I apparently lost the title for the Sporty, and will have to file for a new one. Any idea how long that takes in MO??? I got some pictures of a 72 CL350 that I am considering taking in on partial trade I'll try to post some of them and maybe a few SL350 shots later.





 

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I want a CL. :cry:
 

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welcome!
 

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Good to have ya around dude...also nice to see some old-school mobile phone photos on the net. I remember when 2 megapixel was a bit fancy :lol:

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Ya my digital camera takes a battery that is $10 :eek: or I can buy the rechargeable for $40 with charger. So right now I'm saving for the charger.
 

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I bought a 5MP digital camera a couple years ago that was "top of the line", but now even my cell phone has a 5MP camera.. Ah the joys of technology.. :lol:


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Bird76Mojo said:
I bought a 5MP digital camera a couple years ago that was "top of the line", but now even my cell phone has a 5MP camera.. Ah the joys of technology.. :lol:


GB :mrgreen:
Your camera is still far better than a 5mp cell phone camera. Unless there is some real new technology, cell phone cameras are limited to fixed aperture settings and fixed speed. It's rare to see see any cell phone camera picture that's not out of focus or blurry. Hang on to that "old camera" it probably still takes great pictures.
 

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Digital cameras have totally changed photography.
I spent the last 50+ years holding up 5 pounds of steel and glass in front of my face, but even I have gone digital now, haven't shot a roll of real film in 3 years....
In a few years, real film will be taught as an amusing historical footnote in photography classes.

At any rate, there's still a piece of glass involved, and that's the bottom line.
A digital camera with only modest pixel count but with a superior lens will still outperform a high pixel camera with a crummy lens.
When I bought mine, I got one with only a 4 mpx resolution, but a really outstanding lens, and it takes better photos than most folks can believe.....
 

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Ya, I took a photography class in college. A lot has changed in a very short period of time regarding cameras.

The owner of the CL came over yesterday, and I got to see it in person for the first time. The throttle cable is MIA, but he already ordered and paid for a new one. We got the bike to start, w/no cable. Makes a bit of a tick noise, but I hasn't been ran consistent in just over a year. It does look like the bike was plated and ridden in April 07. The bike is very clean. Not restored clean, but very clean for being manufactured in 10/71, the seat also is in excellent shape, and the odometer shows ~6k on it. And the title is clean. The reason I'm telling you all this before it is my bike is, I need a little insight on what to give him credit towards my bike. I wanna stick a monetary value on the thing. I feel it would make things easier, in the partial trade situation.

Any Ideas?
 

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Do you guys think $700 would be too much for it?

I wouldn't give that much unless I ran a compression test first and saw at least 165-170 psi of compression.
Anything of 150 or less means a top end job, for sure, and you're looking at a couple hundred bucks right there, at least.

There looks to be a fair amount of rust, and all things considered it's probably $400-$500 away from where I would want it to be. All the little stuff will eat through your budget faster than you can believe.

Just my opinion........
 

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I gave $500 for a 73 in worse shape than that one. Mine was not stuck but I didnt get to hear it run. If yours runs I would think that anywhere in that $500 to $700 range would be fair. I will tell you one thing, my Scrambler is one of my favorite bikes of all time. It has been my Mid Ohio ride around the track bike for three years now and I also ride it quite a bit around our area.
Check out the muffler very good because they are VERY hard to find in solid condition. I can almost guarantee that no matter how good it looks there will be a small rust hole starting in the area of the drain hose nipple on the back and towards the bottom of the top ( I think ) muffler.
I have repaired a few of them now with my MIG welder and you cant see the repait because of where it is at.
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