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Looking at buying this CB750C

Is 800 a fair price? what should i be looking for on this bike that could break the deal? anyone here ever owned one?

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More than fair if it runs. Looks a bit neglected but you could turn her into a real gem with a little paint.



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Do it if she runs. Those are cool bikes...on my short list

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Put a wrench on the crankshaft and see if it turns over...if not walk away.

One other thing...those bikes 750/900 were prone to exhaust valves burning, just a heads up so if you can swing it for cheaper or get a leak down test done it may save you some headache.




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He said it runs and drives, also said i need a battery, do these have a kick start backup? im bringing a compression gauge with me saturday to check it out, if it has a couple of burnt exhaust valves that would be ok for the money. Thinking about doing a cafe racer anyone know a good website for cafe parts?

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He said it runs and drives, also said i need a battery, do these have a kick start backup? im bringing a compression gauge with me saturday to check it out, if it has a couple of burnt exhaust valves that would be ok for the money. Thinking about doing a cafe racer anyone know a good website for cafe parts?
Hell Yeah! Been seeing some of these old CB's turned cafe racer and they are totally badass!

Start a rebuild thread here if you buy it.

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Hell Yeah! Been seeing some of these old CB's turned cafe racer and they are totally badass!

Start a rebuild thread here if you buy it.
A few inspirational pics


I love the look of these, would love to put an rc motor on one

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RC51 engine in a CB cafe racer: how cool would that sound! Yummy!!!!

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