Here is a pretty nice looking 1963 Honda Trail 55 for sale in California.
The seller is asking $399, which doesn’t sound crazy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t know about $3,700, but here’s a pretty nice looking Yamaha SR500 for sale in Palmdale, California.
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.
I found this pretty nice ’85 BMW K100.
I don’t see $3,900, but it looks pretty cool.
San Diego, check out this Yamaha SR500 cafe racer. The seller is asking $2,400.
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.
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 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 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.
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
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.
I found this 1972 Honda CB500 on Craigslist located in Thousand Oaks, California.
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.
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.
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.
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.