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Well my funding for my Triumph I was hoping on picking up fell through. Well you win some and you lose some. So no need to cry over still milk, but if it was A&W that'd be another story. Anyways, I was good ol craigslist surfing and found some potential candidates.
1st-Bridgestone Sport 100
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/753833334.html
2nd-Yamaha YM-1 305
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/745529851.html
3rd-Honda CL175
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/735207652.html
4th-Honda CL125
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/748805884.html

The list goes in order of interest. I really like the Bridgestone but don't really know anything about them. Are parts hard to find or expensive or anyone have experience with them? The YM-1, the people said they are very negotiable and they also have the CL175 also. Are there any big difference between the Scramblers models? Like do they use the same frames and parts besides the engines? Like could I toss a 360 engine into it or are the frames different? My CM400 is running but hell, I want another bike. Their cheap, local and I'm a good husband and father so I deserve it. I could say it would be a father son project...even though my son is only a year old. He can drool on it! lol.
 

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bridgestones? hard to find AND expensive. awesome bikes though

I like the ym1s, really similar to the yr1 350. however that bike is a wreck. The b-stone is also a wreck.

I would run in the opposite direction from all these bikes.
 

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bridgestones? hard to find AND expensive. awesome bikes though

I like the ym1s, really similar to the yr1 350. however that bike is a wreck. The b-stone is also a wreck.

I would run in the opposite direction from all these bikes.
 

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I got to agree. Run as best you can. Bridgestone parts were hard to find when that bike was new. And I'm always nervous of two strokes that are rusty looking. Unless you've got a lot of time, money, contacts, and a fully equipped shop I'd keep my money in my pocket.
 

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I got to agree. Run as best you can. Bridgestone parts were hard to find when that bike was new. And I'm always nervous of two strokes that are rusty looking. Unless you've got a lot of time, money, contacts, and a fully equipped shop I'd keep my money in my pocket.
 

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not strikes...strokes...as in ring a ding ding...

honestly why can;t you find a nice cb750 and settle down like that neighborboy down the street?

not cafe but this is fucking cool and local to you:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/775908306.html

this is a much better deal:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/726127165.html

maybe this if the motor is not locked:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/773289935.html

these for sure are a bargain:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/776799212.html
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/777015677.html
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/768190137.html
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/753045932.html
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/747878428.html

pricey but so worth it:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/752075688.html

two for one sale:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/777320199.html

all of these are way better than what you picked out.
 

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not strikes...strokes...as in ring a ding ding...

honestly why can;t you find a nice cb750 and settle down like that neighborboy down the street?

not cafe but this is fucking cool and local to you:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/775908306.html

this is a much better deal:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/726127165.html

maybe this if the motor is not locked:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/773289935.html

these for sure are a bargain:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/776799212.html
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/777015677.html
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/768190137.html
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/753045932.html
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/747878428.html

pricey but so worth it:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/752075688.html

two for one sale:
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/777320199.html

all of these are way better than what you picked out.
 

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"pricey but so worth it", I'll second that and move that the search be terminated, get the KZ. cheers, bcr
 

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"pricey but so worth it", I'll second that and move that the search be terminated, get the KZ. cheers, bcr
 

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Neighboor across the street I'm good friends with has a beautiful KZ650. I'm just looking for something in the 250'ish range and lower. I'm a cheap bastard. lol. I've looked through all of those and the two for one said he may be trading for a CB750. I like smaller bikes like 400 and smaller and a little older. I do like the Scrambler though. I'll have to toss them an email. Like I was asking, can you toss the larger 350/360 engines into the 175 frames or no?
 

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Neighboor across the street I'm good friends with has a beautiful KZ650. I'm just looking for something in the 250'ish range and lower. I'm a cheap bastard. lol. I've looked through all of those and the two for one said he may be trading for a CB750. I like smaller bikes like 400 and smaller and a little older. I do like the Scrambler though. I'll have to toss them an email. Like I was asking, can you toss the larger 350/360 engines into the 175 frames or no?
 

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no, you can't even put a 360 engine in a 350 frame but the 175 frame is its own animal. I suppose you could put anything into anything with enough fab work

popular bolt in japanese engine/frame swaps:

cb400f into cb350F frame (both bikes are good looking but the 350 really needs the 6th gear and extra ccs)
Kawasaki H2 750cc into H1 500 frame
Kz440ltd motor into kz400 frame (40 extra ccs never hurt anyone)
Fzr600 motor (or yzf or R6) into Fzr400 frame
cb650 motor into cb500 frame (1980s perf, early looks)
GS1000/1100 into gs750 frame (I think you can do this with the air/oil gsxrs also)

If you really were a cheap bastard you would spend for the bike and not for the resto, i.e. buy the best example you can. you always get a discount when you do that. If you choose to build from a $50 wreck then you will spend 2 to 3 times more than it will cost you to have bought the best example there is. The most expensive motorcycle in the world is a free bike....
 

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no, you can't even put a 360 engine in a 350 frame but the 175 frame is its own animal. I suppose you could put anything into anything with enough fab work

popular bolt in japanese engine/frame swaps:

cb400f into cb350F frame (both bikes are good looking but the 350 really needs the 6th gear and extra ccs)
Kawasaki H2 750cc into H1 500 frame
Kz440ltd motor into kz400 frame (40 extra ccs never hurt anyone)
Fzr600 motor (or yzf or R6) into Fzr400 frame
cb650 motor into cb500 frame (1980s perf, early looks)
GS1000/1100 into gs750 frame (I think you can do this with the air/oil gsxrs also)

If you really were a cheap bastard you would spend for the bike and not for the resto, i.e. buy the best example you can. you always get a discount when you do that. If you choose to build from a $50 wreck then you will spend 2 to 3 times more than it will cost you to have bought the best example there is. The most expensive motorcycle in the world is a free bike....
 

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quote:The most expensive motorcycle in the world is a free bike....
+1. I started building my cb350, buying it 1 piece at a time. 2yrs later, I'm in over $1000, and still can't ride it... yet. It's been fun, though.

Wait 'til I start my project thread for the race bike I bought from Ken for $100. Then you'll really see what cheap gets you.
 

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quote:The most expensive motorcycle in the world is a free bike....
+1. I started building my cb350, buying it 1 piece at a time. 2yrs later, I'm in over $1000, and still can't ride it... yet. It's been fun, though.

Wait 'til I start my project thread for the race bike I bought from Ken for $100. Then you'll really see what cheap gets you.
 
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