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A buddy of mine is looking at buying a '77 CB750K. And I'm lookin for you guys' opinion on the bike. Here's the Add:

"1977 CB 750K, New Back Tire, Battery, & Paint. Runs Exc. $1000.00 ONO" (Canadian).

I just went out and looked at the bike. It starts first flick (or first Kick) and sounds good when running.

Only problem is that the frame had a little bit of surface rust around, and the chrome is the same. Not worried about re-chroming anything.. theres no chromer around here anyway and he'll probably end up painting the bad stuff black.






Thinking about offoring the guy $900.CDN. Whattya think?

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Buy it.

I'm not sure where you are... but if it's anywhere "West", you won't find one in that condition for any cheaper (unless you get lucky)

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Owner says it's a clear title. Never thought to verify the tag with the title.
If everything works out it looks like I'll be driving it home for him tomorrow (provided it's not snowing)... He hasn't been riding for long and is a bit weary of driving the big bike for the first time, hah. I'll take a few more snaps of it when I get it home.

I'm not sure if you meant west as in west of the atlantic or west of north america.. I actually live in (literally) the farthest eastern city in North America you can be in before you hit water (See Cape Spear, NL).

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if it doesn't go through I have a buddy in NY with a '78 that he would take a grand for. Bike is really nice and located in Trumbull CT. He has been really lazy about selling this bike.

 

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Wow... That's a nicer lookin starting point for sure... any idea about shipping prices to St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada? (Area Code A1N 3Y2).
I'll have to check with my buddy who's actually purchasing the bike, though, and take your word that she runs like a top.

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I don't know the rules of shipping bikes into canada so I have no clue there.

frome the pics you have it really just looks like the bike you have locally is more dirty than rusty. 000 steel wool will clean up the rust on the chrome, the frame unless it looks like rot (and you'll know because it looks unsafe) then I wouldn't worry about it. Rustoleum Stops Rust paint in a spray can help you touch it up if you are that worried about it.

The big problem with cb750s that have been sitting around is the brakes begin to stick and eventually lock. If this hasn't happened yet then you know the bike gets regular use or has been stored properly.


Edited by - Geeto67 on Mar 31 2007 10:11:19 AM
 

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I payed $900 US for both a 77 cb750 in about the same condition (from what I can see and what you wrote) and a 75 cb750 in good physical shape but I don't if runs. I don't know if deals like that are common. That was in Maine.
 

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Nice Beetle. That would be worth the drive.
 

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can you say "road trip"!?!?!?!!?

get in the van and drive dude!

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Next purchase: Chevy Van.. I'd be all over that trip.

Still trying to figure out shipping... considering that bike in CT for myself (My buddy is buying the 750 here at home).

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