For Sale

These motorcycles are listed for sale on Craigslist or wherever. If the post is more than a week or two old, the bike has probably been sold and the link to the ad probably doesn’t work.

For Sale: 1972 BMW R75/5 (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) $17,000

1972 BMW R75/5

1972 BMW R75/5

So there’s this guy in Maryland, well actually Belize, that supposedly has this fully restored 1972 BMW R75/5 with sidecar and trailer. It’s sitting in a crate somewhere – I assume it’s in Maryland. He’s asking for $17,000.

Apparently he moved to Belize, was planning on shipping the bike to Belize, but now he doesn’t think the bike is a good fit for Belize and he wants to sell it.

It looks totally done, so if you’re into cafed BMWs, this might be for you.

For Sale: 1973 Honda CB350 (Gaithersburg, Maryland) $2,500

1973 Honda CB350

1973 Honda CB350

There’s a pretty nice looking 1973 Honda CB350 for sale in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

The seller is asking $2,500 for it. At that price, they’re looking for someone who appreciates the bike for it as a stock bike. For someone like me who’d want to chop it up, I wouldn’t go more than $1,800 for it.

For Sale: 1977 Yamaha XS650 (Reston, Virginia) $3,400

1977 Yamaha XS650

1977 Yamaha XS650

Check out this stock 1977 Yamaha XS650 for sale in Reston, Virginia. The seller is totally insane to be asking $3,400.

I’d go like $1,000 for this bike. I’d want to chop it up.

For Sale: 1981 Yamaha KZ1000 (Haymarket, Virginia) $3,499

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Maybe I’m just fucked up in the head, but I have no idea where this seller is coming up with $3,499 for this stock 1981 Kawasaki KZ100.

As a basic bike, it looks perfect. It’s got low miles. It looks like it’s spent most of it’s life in a garage. But it’s still a stock 1981 Kawasaki KZ1000. The fact that it hasn’t had any upgrades in 30 years isn’t an asset to me.

Previously I posted about a bad ass custom KZ1000 in Pennsylvania that was going for $3,500. I wrote about another KZ1000 for sale in San Diego. It was totally custom as well, and the seller was asking too much for it at $5,000.

Realistically, I could see spending $2,200 on this stock KZ1000. I’d put a $1,000 to $1,500 into to make it look bad ass and it would be sweet. But $3,500 for a stock KZ1000, I don’t think so.

For Sale: Partially Cafed 1977 Suzuki GS550 (Chantilly, Virginia) $2,350

1977 Suzuki GS550

1977 Suzuki GS550

Here’s a 1977 Suzuki GS550 for sale in Virginia. It’s got some upgraded parts, and it’s sort of cafed, but it’s half-assed at this point.

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The seller is asking $2,350 for this bike. If it runs really nice and is mechanically mint, I’d do $2,000 for this bike. The backend is jacked up looking. The cafe seat looks OK, but it’s unfinished in the back with the frame sticking out all awkward and the tail light hanging out there. I’d need to replace the gauges and pull that fairing needs to go too.

I’d be looking at dumping $1,000 into it, and at $2,000 for this bike, $3,000 into isn’t too bad.

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