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Offline Mixar

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Hopeful New CB750 Owner
« on: July 09, 2017, 11:53:12 PM »
Hey everyone!

New here and new to riding in general.

First bike was a 1997 Honda Shadow 600 VLX that I got a little over a month ago. After awhile I realized I really prefer a more standard seating position and became extremely interested in the Ducati Scrambler's. Although, being a new rider I figured I'd still prefer a cheaper bike for a awhile longer so I don't ruin a $10,000 bike because of a noobie mistake!

Anyway, finally stumbled upon the Nighthawk... What really sold it is what classified moto showed can be done with it.

I really like the scrambler, enduro, flat track kind of style. So, I figured this would be the perfect bike that I can really 'rassle to the ground as a beginner both financially and mechanically.

Already been cruising around the forums and saw some really awesome designs people are coming up with!

To start off quickly I'll look into:
Knobby Tires
New handlebars with a crossbar on it.
Pipe wrapping, probably wrap the hand grips & brake levers for aesthetics.
Replace the fairings/fenders for a more naked look; possibly even a larger enduro motocross style front fender
Circular taillight and more subtle indicators
More subtle round mirrors
More of a banana flat seat style that is associated with the look I'm going for.
Headlight Grill
Possibly a whole new headlight/front setup for a more rugged look.

Even further down the road if I'm still in love with the bike I might replace the front forks, suspension and more technical and expensive things like that.

This guy CL is possibly going to do a trade with my bike, so hope that happens and I don't have to deal with the hassle of selling my bike then being bikeless while I find a new one. Here's the ad: https://limaohio.craigslist.org/mcy/6193910517.html ; EDIT: I noticed in the picture some rusting on the pipes. Should I beware strongly of this? How difficult would it be to get this off, hoping they're not rusted through.

Shamelessly using idea's from classified moto's bike they created for The Walking Dead.
http://www.classifiedmoto.com/motorcycles/daryls-bike/

Here is an image from another CL ad that would have been an awesome jumping off point, unfortunately it was already sold. The guy was nice enough to kind of let me know what he had done to it though, and seemed simple enough. Which again inspired confidence that I can definitely turn this basic '90s bike the rad scrambling apocalyptic style that I can thrash around and really learn my limits on a motorcycle.
http://imgur.com/8Zg6pPm ; Actual Ad he never pulled: https://dayton.craigslist.org/mcy/6186569093.html

Here is a member's thread here that has a really awesome build going on! I will probably pull some inspiration from him as well.
http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php/topic,2155.0.html

Another member's thread. I really liked the bootie's on the forks idea, especially before I jump into buying a new front end like the gold R6's. His color scheme is also just really neat. Flows well.
http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php/topic,3260.0.html

The front end on this one is just wicked cool. I really like his whole two headlight setup as well. Makes me really consider it, jury's out on it still though.
http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php/topic,3049.0.html


In the end, I am really excited to pull inspiration from so many different outlets and really make this bike mine. Hopefully you'll hear from me later this week with a "New to me" 1992 Honda CB750. Oh, and I prefer calling it the CB750. Makes you sound cooler, and we're all here for the cool factor, right? ridn2

P.S. I am located in Indiana/Ohio Area, and look forward to eventually riding in a group! Solo riding is fun, but the camaraderie of riding with a group of people who have the same passion as you do is something I want!

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Re: Hopeful New CB750 Owner
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 10:30:42 PM »
Update about the Exhaust.

He said the exhaust has been welded and repaired by the previous owner, no leaks currently. "I just got the bike last year. I buy n sell bikes a few times a year. I go thru them mechanically and ride em til I'm bored" He also said "Ive only ridden it a few times."

IDK, he is asking below nada/kbb at $1500, I feel like the bike I'm selling is 1700-2000 especially if I put the new tires on I have sitting in my garage. Seems to me I might just have to let this pass me by, sell the bike and buy one for $2000. Currently another listed for $2200 that might be more sound, plus it is a 1996.

Thoughts?

Link for the $2200 one. https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/6206904880.html

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Re: Hopeful New CB750 Owner
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 07:53:28 AM »
Update about the Exhaust.

He said the exhaust has been welded and repaired by the previous owner, no leaks currently. "I just got the bike last year. I buy n sell bikes a few times a year. I go thru them mechanically and ride em til I'm bored" He also said "Ive only ridden it a few times."

IDK, he is asking below nada/kbb at $1500, I feel like the bike I'm selling is 1700-2000 especially if I put the new tires on I have sitting in my garage. Seems to me I might just have to let this pass me by, sell the bike and buy one for $2000. Currently another listed for $2200 that might be more sound, plus it is a 1996.

Thoughts?


Link for the $2200 one. https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/6206904880.html
that's a beautiful low mileage yellow! with sissy bar offer 2k cash he'll take it.I think its more then worth it specially in that nice condition
fairing alone is worth 300 I think its a targa model and has center stand 125-40 value

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Re: Hopeful New CB750 Owner
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 09:47:05 AM »
Yeah I am feeling more confident over that yellow one then the red. Unfortunately this guy is not interested in trades so I'm feeling more pressured to sell the shadow I have now faster, or possibly take out a small $2000 loan just to secure it. Seems like a good deal that I don't want to miss

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Re: Hopeful New CB750 Owner
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 11:57:15 AM »
Yeah I am feeling more confident over that yellow one then the red. Unfortunately this guy is not interested in trades so I'm feeling more pressured to sell the shadow I have now faster, or possibly take out a small $2000 loan just to secure it. Seems like a good deal that I don't want to miss
In my opinion never good idea to take a loan to buy a toy unless it was necessary like transportation...which it seems its not the case

When you think its "great deal" few months later you find even better deal...there is always great deals out there.I have been shopping for used goldwing GL 1100 1200 and each case I find great deals in my neck of the woods.In fact so many I can't even decide.

anyway good luck its not my place to tell you what to do...

 

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