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cb1000c for cb550 a realistic trade?

1222 Views 6 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  Claidheamh Mor
Wasnt too sure where to post this so i figured this fit the best.
i have a project cb1000c that im working on, basically just cleaning and rewiring, should run but i havent tried since i got it because of the wiring, everything inside the engine is clean and is in good condition but you never know.
but anyways its a large bike, and im tall but im not large, so ive been wanting to get a cb550. only issue is the cb1000c is all i have of monetary value at the moment and i was just wondering if a project 1000c is a good trade for a project 550, or even relatively possible as a trade at all.
If specifics are in question ill obviously answer anything i can. thank you for the help in advance.
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A RUNNING and RIDEABLE cb1000c should net you $1200- $1500 on average in the used market. That is enough to get you into a running 550 (which might feel a wee bit small if you are over 6 ft - shoot for a SOHC cb750 instead), albeit not a pretty one. As a junkpile that doesn't run and needs a fuck-ton of parts to make rideable your bike is worthless.

BTW rideable means new tires, cables, filters, oil, etc....basically safe to operate on the street.
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