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    Not sure if getting a good deal on a 1971 CB500 ?

    I am looking at a 1971 CB500 FOUR with 7K miles from the second owner. No rust and looks to be all original except for the handle bars. Has the original mufflers but on the left one it is starting to have a small hole where the header pipe meets the muffler. No dents on gas tank and has all original paint in decent condition (some small scratches from a belt or something). Also has the original side covers with emblems. There is no rust in the tank at all and no sediment. We drain the tank and put new gas in it (the old gas was old). The front fender is slightly bent to one side but could be bent back, same goes for the headlight. Very easy fix. Check on both sides and doesn't look like it was ever dropped. It starts right up and the tires look perfect. All the chrome looks good. No rips on the seat.

    When we first started her up she would idle incorrectly because of the old gas. Once we drained and put new gas she ran great but then we kept seeing smoke coming out of the left muffler which didn't happen when it ran with the old gas. I believe it's because it was sitting and needs and oil change a tune up. So I am not sure if this is a good deal on a bike? He was asking $925 and he will settle for $825. What is your opinion?

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    I think that's a good price for a decent shaped, running cb500 four.
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    It's like a Machiavellian 4-volume trilogy based on Hamlet senza misura with an ego-maniacal downs syndrome kid reading from a Rube Goldeberg-esque kindle.

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    I think that's a good price for a decent shaped, running cb500 four.
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...sic-motorcycle How to buy a used bike
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...the-Cafe-Racer How to build a cafe racer

    It's like a Machiavellian 4-volume trilogy based on Hamlet senza misura with an ego-maniacal downs syndrome kid reading from a Rube Goldeberg-esque kindle.

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    Someone I know who has been working on vintage bikes and owns lots of them, mentioned to me that these bikes are not worth much and has seen these bikes go for $500-$700. This just didn't make sense to me.

    Also, what do you think the smoke is? Is it because it has been sitting?
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    Someone I know who has been working on vintage bikes and owns lots of them, mentioned to me that these bikes are not worth much and has seen these bikes go for $500-$700. This just didn't make sense to me.

    Also, what do you think the smoke is? Is it because it has been sitting?
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    could be a bad ring. don't matter....buy!

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