Honda CB750 project bike found on Craigslist – or so I thought

If you listened to Episode #10 of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, you know I’m looking for an old Honda CB750 to rebuild with my son.

Well I found the perfect, not so perfect, motorcycle. It’s located just two hours away and it’s dirt cheap. So far so good.

Learn more by watching the short video I made before leaving to pick it up.


Unfortunately, the seller text me the evening before I was to pick it up
and said:

“Hey man, I’m sorry to say I sold the bike to a guy in the camp ground that showed up with $800 in hand and bought it about 20 min ago… plus he gave me a trollin motor.”

I was saddened but quickly realized I had no chance competing with a guy with a trollin motor.

Life spared or great deal slipped through my hands? Who knows.

Isn’t she beautiful. She was almost mine.


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7 Responses to Honda CB750 project bike found on Craigslist – or so I thought

  1. Travis Cash April 7, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    Keep your chin up, Mr. Dave. The most important thing I’ve found when looking for a used motorcycle is patience.

    I decided in November of 2013 I wanted a dual sport, preferably an old DR 350 S that was low miles and garage kept and I didn’t want to pay more than $1500 for it. I knew a significant savings could be realized by buying an older bike and that just because it was old didn’t mean it would be trashed. I’m also a mechanic so I knew I’d be going over the bike with a fine tooth comb so if something was marginal it would be addressed.

    It took me to February of 2014 to find exactly what I was looking for, and it was worth the wait. I’m sure you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for soon, and thanks for the podcast.

    • MotorcycleMentor April 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

      Wise words. I’ll find one at my price.

  2. Jeff April 10, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    Also, always keep a spare trollin motor on hand.

    • MotorcycleMentor April 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

      I’m looking on Craigslist now.

  3. Bernard March 11, 2015 at 2:15 am #

    I have two cb750k in my possession . Looking to get out of my garage. Contact me if your still looking.

  4. Paul postma June 2, 2016 at 4:42 am #

    I have a 1972 CB 750 it’s been in barn for 20 years, less than 20,000 miles. Will sell.

    • MotorcycleMentor June 2, 2016 at 11:33 am #

      Unfortunately my son is headed to college soon. Guess I missed a great opportunity to build a bike with him. At least for now.

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