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Hi, I am new to this forum. My name is Brent.
Sorry to bug you guys with this total noob kind of question, but
i was looking for a little advice.
I am about to purchase a 77 suzuki Gs750.
http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/268782778.html

I was wondering if it was a good candidate to cafe.
How much would have to go into it (seat, bars, maybe tank work), and would it really be worth it?

Thanks for your help.
-brent
 

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its as much as youre willing to put into it. i dont know about 1200 bucks, but thats your call. ive said before i liked the summer i spent on my buddies 750. and it was a 77 too! i havent dont it, but id bet they could make a cool looking little cafe.

good luck with it.

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Lowball him. I bet he'd take $900.00 if you showed up with it.
 

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actually, i got another email with a guy offering me a
1971 cl360 scrambler, and I think I might take that.
It is half the price and running.



I think i could probably do some cool things with it.
Opinions / sugggestions??


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the '75 was orange like the side panels in the picture. i'd guess it's a '75 with a tank from some other year on it. i've got a '75 cl360 that i'm cafe-ing. i'd buy it for 600 bucks if i were you.
 

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Little hondas make the best cafe's of any jap bike in my opinion. Go with the 360. Parts are much easier to find and cheaper too. Are you the same eviltwin I know from other forums?

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quote:Looks like the '74 (maybe '73?)
'74 was the first model year for the 360. I do have a '73 cb360 however, since I bought it w/o a title. The manufacture date on the data plate says oct 1973 & that's what was put on my new title as the model year (Ooooh! I guess that makes it a very rare, valuable collector's item!). It's a fun bike & I see nice ones go for around $1000 on eBay fairly regularly. Not nearly as many used parts or parts bikes around as a cb350, but prices seem to be lower.
 

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I have a 1977 GS750. First year GS. Mine doesn't run though. I think they are badass bikes (faster than the kz1000 and cb750 for that year). They would make awsome cafe bikes and you just don;t see them around anymore. I just want a sleeper GS750 so I can pull the sleeper cb750 off the road and do the base and head gaskets.

A really clean one is worth about $1500-$2000. Figure less than that for nonstock paint and lesser condition.

I couldn't see the ad because it was removed.
 

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I'd go with the Scrambler. The fact that it runs is always a plus. And, since it's a Honda, it'll last forever. The GS would be nice too, but I think the price is a bit high.
 

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Just make sure you VISUALLY match the VIN plate on the headstock and the number on the title before you buy it!

Thanks for the advice. I will definately do that!
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Thanks for all the advice everyone!
I have decided to go with the honda, as it
will leave me more money to fix up / add to it
than the suzuki will. plus i like the look of
the honda more :)

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I hope you are not a person of tall stature because although it is fun to ride my girlfriend's cj360T is too cramped to be a serious bike (I'm 6'5" btw).
 

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I hope you are not a person of tall stature because although it is fun to ride my girlfriend's cj360T is too cramped to be a serious bike (I'm 6'5" btw).
nah, i am just around 5'10"

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I cafed a cb360 t(with low exhaust) its the red frame bike here in the pics I used a cx 500 tank and made the seat from metal off the original tank.It also had clip on handle bars.I think the bike looks as cool as it can be for such little money.Ill be posting pictures of another 360 Im building with a black frame same cx500 tank and a seat i bought from ebay in glass already upholstered.its painted black wih silver wide strip down the middle it looks very mean and racey all in black .it has club man bars .Looks like the 360 lilbull in every other way .

http://www.backallycustoms.com/cb 360 cafe racer.html

Imslow post "everyone should read this" that bike I have seen before I always thought it looked cool like a minx cat,looking at his post looks like he is going, no expence spared route ,its still a cool bike !

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.

Edited by - LiLBull on Feb 04 2007 07:41:00 AM
 
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