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For Sale: 1963 Honda Trail 55 (San Francisco, California) $399

1963 Honda Trail

1963 Honda Trail

 
Here is a pretty nice looking 1963 Honda Trail 55 for sale in California.

The seller is asking $399, which doesn’t sound crazy. 

For Sale: Custom Yamaha XS750 (Potrero, California)

1978 Yamaha XS750

1978 Yamaha XS750

Here’s a really nice looking custom 1978 Yamaha XS750 for sale in California.

The seller doesn’t list a price, so it’s probably a lot. I’d wager it’s worth about $6,000, but it’s just a guess based on the photos.

For Sale: 1976 Yamaha RD400 (San Francisco, California) $3,900

1976 Yamaha RD400

1976 Yamaha RD400

Check out this 1976 Yamaha RD400 for sale in San Francisco.

According to the seller, the bike was not running when they bought it, but they fixed it up and it’s running sweet now. It looks nice too.

I never know what these old 2-strokes are worth. I’d have hard time coughing up $3,900 for this bike, but that doesn’t mean the seller won’t get that much.

For Sale: 1977 Yamaha RD400 (Eureka, California) $2,750

1977 Yamaha RD400

1977 Yamaha RD400

Here’s 1977 Yamaha RD400 for sale in Eureka, California.

I think $2,750 is too high for a bike that’s half tore apart and the owner doesn’t know if everything is there.

And if you’re up in northern California, pick up a tasty sack of weed.

For Sale: 1970 Honda CL450 (Mill Valley, California) $2,450

1970 Honda CL450

1970 Honda CL450

Here’s a 1970 Honda CL450 for sale in California.

This bike looks really cool and the price is about right too. It’s got some charging issues, but that’s pretty common for these CL’s.

For Sale: 1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 (San Diego, California) $5,000

1979 Kawasaki KZ1000

1979 Kawasaki KZ1000

If you want a big cafe racer and don’t want to spend a bunch of time wrenching, this 1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 might be for you.

The bike is located in or near San Diego and the seller is asking $5,000.

For Sale: 1976 Yamaha RD400 (Belmont, California) $5,500

1976 Yamaha RD400

1976 Yamaha RD400

Here’s a beautiful 1976 Yamaha RD400 for sale in California.

This is an awesome bike. It looks like you can just buy it and ride off in to motorcycle utopia on your vintage 2-stroke.

I wrote about this bike back in September. The bike hasn’t sold, but the price hasn’t come down either.

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This site doesn’t make money. I’m not doing this because I think I’m going to get rich. I like motorcycles. I have a background in journalism and I enjoy writing. I put all of that together and this website popped out.

Having said that, I would like to cover my costs and so I sell t-shirts, enhanced builder pages, and I come to you with hat in hand asking for a couple of bucks.

If you can’t afford even a dollar, don’t sweat it.

For Sale: 1971 Yamaha RT1 360 (Corona, California) Auction

1971 Yamaha RT1 360

1971 Yamaha RT1 360

Here’s a nice looking 1971 Yamaha RT1 360 up for auction on eBay.

This bike looks mint. The seller has a buy it now price set at $2,250. If you get this bike for less than $2,000, you’d be doing really well.

This bike is located in Corona, California. The auction is scheduled to end on Sunday evening.

Tip Jar

This site doesn’t make money. I’m not doing this because I think I’m going to get rich. I like motorcycles. I have a background in journalism and I enjoy writing. I put all of that together and this website popped out.

Having said that, I would like to cover my costs and so I sell t-shirts, enhanced builder pages, and I come to you with hat in hand asking for a couple of bucks.

If you can’t afford even a dollar, don’t sweat it.

For Sale: 1978 Kawasaki KZ750 (Belmont, California) $3,000

1978 Kawasaki KZ750

1978 Kawasaki KZ750

Check out this 1978 Kawasaki KZ750 for sale in Belmont, California.

It looks really nice. According to the seller, he stripped the bike down to the frame and rebuilt it into a cafe racer. The seller did a nice job on it. I think $3,000 is a good price for this bike, if it’s as nice as it looks.

Or if you want your own KZ project to build yourself, here’s a 1981 KZ1100 for sale in New Hampshire for $950.

Tip Jar

This site doesn’t make money. I’m not doing this because I think I’m going to get rich. I like motorcycles. I have a background in journalism and I enjoy writing. I put all of that together and this website popped out.

Having said that, I would like to cover my costs and so I sell t-shirts, enhanced builder pages, and I come to you with hat in hand asking for a couple of bucks.

If you can’t afford even a dollar, don’t sweat it.

For Sale: 1977 Yamaha RD400 (Fowler, California) $2,000

1977 Yamaha RD400

1977 Yamaha RD400

I love these old two-strokes, but this seller is fucking nuts.

He or she basically has a frame, what might be a complete engine and a bunch of parts scattered across their garage floor. So where do they come up with asking $2,000?

No idea.

Realistically they have about $400 sitting there. No one is going to pay $2,000 for your half-assed attempt to build a custom bike. At least I hope no one does.

Here are the previous RD400s I’ve posted. They are definitely collectable, but you can get complete bikes, totally done for like $3,000.

Or you can buy this basket case for $2,000, dump another $3,000 into it and have $3,000 bike that you’re into for $5,000. Sounds like a good deal, in bizarro world.

Heck, I just posted about this RD350 for sale in New Hampshire for $475 and it’s not been tore apart and dicked with.

For Sale: 1982 Honda MB5 (Roseville, California) $750

1982 Honda MB5

1982 Honda MB5

Looking for a Honda MB5, here’s one for sale in California.

I don’t know jack about these bikes, but this one looks like a 1982.

It could be a fun small bike project.

For Sale: 1970 Honda CB450 (Wilton, California) $2,000

1970 Honda CB450

1970 Honda CB450

Check out this 1970 Honda CB450 near Sacremento, California.

It’s had a bunch of work done to it and the seller is only asking $2,000. I can see it.

For Sale: 1974 Honda CB350F (Cameron Park, California) $3,400

1974 Honda CB350F

1974 Honda CB350F

I found this 1974 Honda CB350F for sale in California.

It’s got some mods on it and it looks pretty cool. I don’t know if it looks $3,400 cool. For me it looks about half-done, so I’d be into it for like $2,200. But I’m a cheap bastard.

For Sale: 1973 Triumph Bonneville (Redwood Shores, California) $600

1973 Triumph Bonneville

1973 Triumph Bonneville

I found this 1973 Triumph Bonneville for sale in California.

It’s a mess. The mufflers are gone. The headline looks like it’s missing some components. There’s rust all over the place. The seller is only asking $600, so it could make a great donor bike.

Tip Jar

This site doesn’t make money. I’m not doing this because I think I’m going to get rich. I like motorcycles. I have a background in journalism and I enjoy writing. I put all of that together and this website popped out.

Having said that, I would like to cover my costs and so I sell t-shirts, enhanced builder pages, and I come to you with hat in hand asking for a couple of bucks.

If you can’t afford even a dollar, don’t sweat it.

Chrome

Chrome Industries
Headquartered in San Francisco is Chrome Industries. While not really a motorcycle gear business — they’re focused mostly on cyclists — the products definitely fit with the motorcycle vibe.

Here’s what they say about themselves, “Chrome is not about fashion. Chrome is utility and mobility. We make simple, functional gear built with military grade materials and bike specific fit and features that work on the bike and in the bar.”

For motorcyclists, Chrome does have a new product line called Chrome Motor.

Tip Jar

This site doesn’t make money. I’m not doing this because I think I’m going to get rich. I like motorcycles. I have a background in journalism and I enjoy writing. I put all of that together and this website popped out.

Having said that, I would like to cover my costs and so I sell t-shirts, enhanced builder pages, and I come to you with hat in hand asking for a couple of bucks.

If you can’t afford even a dollar, don’t sweat it.

For sale: 1973 Kawasaki S1 (Orange county, California) $3,000

1973 Kawasaki S1

1973 Kawasaki S1


Collectors take notice, I found this 1973 Kawasaki S1 for sale in Orange County California.

Unfortunately the seller knows what he has and so he’s asking $3,000 for it.

For Sale: Yamaha SR500 (Palmdale, California) $3,700

Yamaha SR500

Yamaha SR500

I don’t know about $3,700, but here’s a pretty nice looking Yamaha SR500 for sale in Palmdale, California.

For Sale: 1974 Honda CB750 (San Diego, California) $3,900

1974 Honda CB750

1974 Honda CB750

Here’s a pretty sweet ’74 Honda CB750 for sale in San Diego.

If it’s as nice as it looks, the seller is not wildly off the mark asking $3,900.

For Sale: 1985 BMW K100 (West Los Angeles, California) $3,900

1985 BMW K100

1985 BMW K100

I found this pretty nice ’85 BMW K100.

I don’t see $3,900, but it looks pretty cool.

For Sale: Yamaha SR500 Cafe Racer (San Diego, California) $2,400

Yamaha SR500

Yamaha SR500

San Diego, check out this Yamaha SR500 cafe racer. The seller is asking $2,400.

For Sale: 1976 Suzuki GT550 (San Diego, California) $4,400

1976 Suzuki GT550

1976 Suzuki GT550

Hey San Diego, check out this rad 1976 Suzuki GT550 two-stroke for sale.

This would be a really fun bike to ride and it’s pretty nicely cafed.

Hazan Motorworks

Hazan Motorworks

Hazan Motorworks

Located in Los Angeles is Hazan Motorworks. They’re turning out some really beautiful, and undoubtedly expensive, custom bikes.

I really like their take on what’s possible with the Yamaha XS650.

Tip Jar

This site doesn’t make money. I’m not doing this because I think I’m going to get rich. I like motorcycles. I have a background in journalism and I enjoy writing. I put all of that together and this website popped out.

Having said that, I would like to cover my costs and so I sell t-shirts, enhanced builder pages, and I come to you with hat in hand asking for a couple of bucks.

If you can’t afford even a dollar, don’t sweat it.

For Sale: 2002 Norton Commando VR880 (Visalia, California) $19,000

1972/2002 Norton Commando V880

1972/2002 Norton Commando V880

Check out this 2002 Norton Commando VR880 for sale on Craigslist. I don’t know if it’s worth $19,000, but it is a sweet looking bike.

The VR880 is a Kenny Dreer creation of Kenny Dreer. Dreer was able to take antiquated technology, add some newly manufacturer parts and got it up to 70 horse power.

For Sale: 1977 Suzuki GS1000 (San Jose, California) $3,800

1977 Suzuki GS1000

1977 Suzuki GS1000

I found this 1977 Suzuki GS1000. It looks pretty cool. However, I know everything is more expensive in California, but $3,800 seems high for this ride.

That exhaust looks incomplete. I’ve never been a fan of just throwing away the mufflers and call it custom exhaust. So it needs several hundred dollars in exhaust and if the exhaust is modified, the carbs probably need to be re-jetted.

The seat pan looks cool, but it appears to have a dent in it.

Also in California, there’s this 1979 GS1000 for sale.

Arch Motorcycle Company

Arch Motorcycle Company

Arch Motorcycle Company

Arch Motorcycle Company is founded by Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger. Located in Los Angeles, California, Arch makes one bike called the KRGT-1.

This is not a custom builder and probably shouldn’t even be listed here. Hollinger lends credibility to this Keanu endeavor of trying to sell a motorcycle for $78,000.

Keanu’s $78,000 Motorcycle

Keanu Reeves KRGT-1

Keanu Reeves KRGT-1

Keanu Reeves has gone from starring in the 1989 smash hit “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” to building motorcycles.

In “The Matrix” his blank stare and expressionless “style” worked out for his character Neo, but other than that, Reeves has had a career of mediocre roles.

But now he’s building motorcycles. And it’s not just any motorcycle. This one costs about $78,000.

The KRGT-1 is a Gard Hollinger creation. I doubt Reeves had much say in the bike’s design or creation, other than perhaps the name. Hollinger didn’t go with anything like Il Pazzo, Poco Grasso or Tatsio this time, but this also certainly isn’t a chopper.

KRGT-1

KRGT-1

I suppose KRGT stands for Keanu Reeves Gard Hollinger … um wait, is it just Keanu Reeves GT?

Either way, Hollinger’s bike is very futuristic, so maybe Reeves had more influence than I realize. It looks like it goes fast? I don’t know, it looks very different than other bikes on the road and it costs less than $80,000.

I guess I’m often not very impressed with millionaires building really “nice” bikes. Yep, Keanu built a cool looking bike with that huge pile of cash. And other people with huge piles of cash will get one too.

Check out the KRGT-1 at Arch Motorcycle Company

Roland Sands Design

Roland Sands Design

Roland Sands Design


Located in Los Alamitos, California, Roland Sands Design is one of the top custom bike builders in the business. Since 2005, Roland Sands Design have been melding sport bikes with choppers and have been instrumental in popularizing high performance custom bikes to the masses.

For Sale: 1970 Honda CL350 Cafe Racer (Clovis, California) $3,000

1970 Honda CL350

1970 Honda CL350 cafe racer

I don’t know that I would have cafed this 1970 Honda CL350, I think they work great as scramblers, but this one looks pretty cool. And if it runs well, $3,000 is a good price.

For Sale: 1972 Honda CB500 (Thousand Oaks, Cali.) $3,500

1978 Honda CB500

1978 Honda CB500

I found this 1972 Honda CB500 on Craigslist located in Thousand Oaks, California.

For Sale: 1972 Yamaha RD200 (Bernal Heights, California) $1,950

1972 Yamaha RD200

1972 Yamaha RD200

I found this 1972 Yamaha RD200 on Craigslist. It looks like it has potential, but the seller wants too much for it.

The bike is all there and it sounds like it’s mechanically in good shape, but there are issues. The biggest problem is that someone painted the wheels white and basically ruined them. I guess you could powder coat them, but I would have been happy if they were just original.

The gas tank needs paint too, but that’s not a big deal and would be expected.

I would be interested in this bike for around $1,200, considering it would need about $1,000 to get it looking interesting again.

For Sale: 1976 Yamaha RD400 (Belmont, California) $5,500

1976 Yamaha RD400

1976 Yamaha RD400

I can’t see spending $5,500 on this bike, but it looks really clean. It’s just that in that price range there’s a lot to choose from, I don’t know if this stands out in that crowd.

For me, I’d have to do some more modifications to the bike and starting at $5,500 is too much.

For Sale: 1975 Honda CB360 (Los Angeles, Cali.) $3,600

I love this bike. It looks like you can just hop on it and ride off. I wouldn’t change anything on it.

Check it out on Craigslist. This bike is located in Los Angeles.

1975 Honda CB360

1975 Honda CB360

For Sale: 1982 Yamaha Seca 650 Custom (Glendale, Cali.) $2,900

I don’t know if it’s worth $2,900, but if you’re looking for a custom cafe racer, here’s 1982 Yamaha Seca 650 located in Glendale, California.

According to the ad, it has new tires, new litho battery and shocks.

1982 Yamaha Seca 650

1982 Yamaha Seca 650

Kott Motorcycles

Los Angeles is home to Kott Motorcycles. Kott Motorcycles specializes in 1970s Honda CBs.

Judging by their builds page, they’re cranking out some choice rides.

Kott Build Red Pearl

Kott Build Red Pearl

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