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
“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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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.
Wise words. I’ll find one at my price.
Also, always keep a spare trollin motor on hand.
I’m looking on Craigslist now.
I have two cb750k in my possession . Looking to get out of my garage. Contact me if your still looking.
I have a 1972 CB 750 it’s been in barn for 20 years, less than 20,000 miles. Will sell.
Unfortunately my son is headed to college soon. Guess I missed a great opportunity to build a bike with him. At least for now.
I have a 1982 CB 750cc Honda for sale here in Missouri with title..some when they by it have to come with a trailer to pick it up..needs a few parts to get it running..has compression..cash only..my name’s John my contact number is 636-234-4631 I’m in Union.mo..63084..serious buyers only.Thank you..text this number..not always able to answer calls..