these look tempting
Close

these look tempting

This is a discussion on these look tempting within the Craigslist/Ebay forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Honda CB | eBay...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: these look tempting

  1. #1
    Senior Member Jruff5585's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Austin,Tx.
    Posts
    290

    these look tempting


  2. #2
    Senior Member jaguar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Albany NY
    Posts
    10,438
    Wonder what they will sell for.
    super cool bikes with some interesting parts on them
    I am Derby\'s Bitch


    Some times things come around that are so singularly inept it gives you a whole new appreciation for the ept

  3. #3
    Senior Member Geeto67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    23,275
    Huge. Raging. Boner.
    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
    - Samuel Beckett
    A tool is just an opportunity with a handle
    - Kevin Kelly

  4. Remove Advertisements
    CafeRacer.net
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member knappyfeet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    2,130
    Name:  image.jpg
Views: 248
Size:  299.4 KB

    The plates say it all. Unfortunately these two pieces of history would probably require at minimum $10,000 a piece to do correctly........if you practically did most of the work yourself. I'm guessing he wants $7000 for both.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Geeto67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    23,275
    I don't know about $10K, but it wouldn't be a $1000 refresh either.

    The rare stuff is in good enough shape and the bikes are complete.

    I am completely cheesed off that "Cafe 1" used stock cb750 shocks considering how much money went into other things (morris wheels, plastic bodywork, etc....) .

    "Cafe 2" has all the external parts to be a real dunstall but Paul used to retitle the bikes he built. If I had to guess the bike was built by a Dunstall parts distributor as a showcase bike or someone who wanted a dunstall but couldn't get one imported from england.
    Last edited by Geeto67; 03-26-2015 at 10:38 AM.
    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
    - Samuel Beckett
    A tool is just an opportunity with a handle
    - Kevin Kelly

  7. #6
    Senior Member CaTacL1sm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Fort Knox, Kentucky
    Posts
    2,296
    Maybe the nice shocks were swapped onto a different bike
    Quote Originally Posted by alwhite00 View Post
    Fuck all of you guys. Get into your little circle jerk and have fun. Thought this may be a pretty cool message board but damn, you guys are assholes.

  8. #7
    Senior Member Geeto67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    23,275
    those Titan clipons are teh sex.
    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
    - Samuel Beckett
    A tool is just an opportunity with a handle
    - Kevin Kelly

  9. #8
    Senior Member knappyfeet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    2,130
    I might run up to Thousand Oaks just to take a peak at these. You could get them up and clean for under 10K however to do them correctly you would need more. Heck the exhaust (unless you go with a mac) and the suspension will take $2500 right there...........let alone the everything else. I feel these need to be done correctly and period specific.......all of which means big $.



    Name:  Screenshot_2015-03-26-09-43-24.png
Views: 252
Size:  4.11 MB

    Not mine
    Last edited by knappyfeet; 03-26-2015 at 11:45 AM.

  10. #9
    Senior Member Geeto67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    23,275
    how do you get to $2500 in the suspension? not being argumentative just want to see where that number came from. Both these bikes have stock cb750 forks with dual disc conversions and stock rear shocks. Assuming you go for just replacement we are talking maybe at most $700 for ohlins rear shocks (although $200 hagons or rebuilding a vintage set would be far cheaper and more correct) and maybe $200 in emulators, fluid and fork seals. maybe if you were paying someone else's labor for everything it is $2500. Proper correct finishes would not be polishing or powder coating but painted clear coat so I guess it is all a matter if you want accurate or super shiny. I do my own polishing and sand blasting anyway so even if that was a cost it wouldn't be a cost to me or most people who restore.

    Dunstall exhausts came either painted or chrome and it is the head pipe and the merge collector that are the rare bits - the silencers are available new as replicas and if you hunt around nice used ones or NOS originals.
    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
    - Samuel Beckett
    A tool is just an opportunity with a handle
    - Kevin Kelly

  11. #10
    Banned Witworth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    West
    Posts
    4,894
    Quote Originally Posted by knappyfeet View Post
    Name:  image.jpg
Views: 248
Size:  299.4 KB

    The plates say it all. Unfortunately these two pieces of history would probably require at minimum $10,000 a piece to do correctly........if you practically did most of the work yourself. I'm guessing he wants $7000 for both.
    I like them just in their faded, busted ass, glory.

    Personally I'd punch out some GPR copies of the bodywork to sell, hoping the hipsters get hip to it all. Or just hang the plates on the wall and hide the bikes someawheres for maybe fifty years.

    I guess someone could resto them to death, and sell them to a collector for a healthy profit. It's strange that these two are period correct and the current café racer clowns would walk straight past them to gawp at a Bratty CB350 in patina, brown and brass.

    But then again, I'm more into healthy, than profit.

    Danger, is my business."

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. really really tempting...
    By roccitycafe in forum Bikes For Sale
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-12-2010, 12:23 PM
  2. craigslist...tempting...
    By pampadori in forum General
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-22-2009, 10:58 PM