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Ive been trying to buy a motorcycle for about 2 weeks.

Im not looking for a pretty bike.
Im not looking for a rare bike.

All I want is a registered 1 or 2 cylinder bike, with a decent stance, solid engine, little rust and low handlebars that I can put my own spin on.

My budget is 2000$(and slowly shrinking), not alot but should be enough right? I dont even have to stop at the bank! Ive got an envelope with cash sitting in my helmet on my desk.

And yet whenever I e-mail or call someone selling something (I think Ive investigated roughly 15 bikes at this point) I get either the infamous "ohhh that *just* sold" or absolutly nothing at all.

Sorry for whining, but this is borderline ridiculous.



Edited by - xcaptainxbloodx on May 12 2007 05:39:29 AM
 

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Bad time of year to look for a used bike...sellers market right now. However...yeah your $2k should be plenty for a decent bike.

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I know someone who has a beauty . . . SRX for $2000.00. Massachusetts.
 

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What are you looking for? I have a CB550 4 cheap project, cb360, Suzuki GSX600, Harley Sportster (but more than double your budget on that one). I passed a 750 honda 4 along the road for sale somewhere near my town. I realize those have more cylinders than you want--seems like for a twin a Yamaha XS650 would fit your bill pretty well, or an SR500 single--

Hey, not nicky has the REALLY COOL Matchless 500 single for under your budget. Did I say it was a REALLY COOL looking bike?

Where you at?
 

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I see you are from the left coast. Disregard all the above. Shipping would kill you, but the xs650 still would be good.
 

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south orange county, CA. yeah, I have my eye out for an xs but theyre damned hard to find out here.

After alot of phone calls with no results I found out from one of the sellers that there is a pretty nice swap meet in Long beach next weekend. He said he went last time and passed on 2 Triumph 650s, 1500$ for the pair!

If any of you guys have any leads for me it would be greatly appreciated.

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Edited by - xcaptainxbloodx on May 07 2007 9:15:19 PM
 

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2 grand is plenty for what your looking for problem in your area they have a endless driving season ....no one wants to give them up.

You almost live in wine country so it goes with the territory good luck looking.


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

Edited by - LiLBull on May 10 2007 08:27:17 AM
 

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Have you posted anything at tonup.com? There's quite a few members in the SD area that come across bikes pretty often.

I know California runs a bit high on bike prices (I live up in the Bay Area), but not finding anything decent under 2K in in the greater LA area is pretty amazing.
 

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Finally found my bike!

Had to go up to thousand oaks for it but well worth the trip in my opinion.




on the one hand, I miss out on the fun of doing it myself. on the other, I get to jump in and ride the hell out of it.

My only plans are spokes, bar end mirror and maybe a british front number plate, if I can find a proper one (and a suitable fender to mount it on)

Also need a good turner to sync the carbs for me.



Edited by - xcaptainxbloodx on May 12 2007 05:36:41 AM
 

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check the points first,and GREAT BUY .Really alot of doing cafe yourself is they ussually arent the way you want them but I think you wait was worth it and a lesson to keep looking they are out there. Great Buy and a smart looking bike .Awesome !

And you got more cylinders then you were looking for thats a proper scoot!

carpy has those fender plates , benjie sells them too on his site

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

Edited by - LiLBull on May 12 2007 07:40:34 AM

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