If you decide to unload it, let me know. I think I'd be interested in the forks, triples, axle.
A running one is a fine bike, probably worth about $1000. A cb500T with missing motor pieces is worth what ever you get parting it out because the only way of you to make a cheap running bike for cheap would be to get another running motor, which may or may not even be feasible. Pricing it out individually (ebay or otherwise) you'll fast find that you can spend $1000 on replacing any major component in that engine and that is before you address anything like the chain, sprockets, or tires, or even drop the motor in the frame. With a project like this it is easy to end up with a $2500 motorcycle worth only $1000.quote:
I'm not sure what Geeto is cranking on about, my 500T is a fine bike. With a cam, a little port work, free floing tubes and some jetting it's quite a decent ride. Hell even stock it wasn't bad. I love how the 450 purists like to look down thier noses at 50 extra ccs and a better gearbox.
By spring I'll have mine down to 300 pounds give or take and around 60hp. While not current sport bike standard it'll be a fun little cafe bike that will look good too.
Lead, follow or get out of the way!
Edited by - Swagger on Feb 08 2007 7:30:50 PM