Virginia

For Sale: 1975 Moto Guzzi 850T3 Interceptor (Arlington, Virginia) $4,000

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If I had room in my life for another bike and $4,000 laying around, I’d buy this bike. It’s a 1975 Moto Guzzi 850T3 Interceptor.

The T3 was a landmark bike for Moto Guzzi. I’d love to be able to hit the road with one and this one looks really well loved.

I don’t usually agree with the seller, but I’d pay $4,000 for the Moto Guzzi, if it’s as nice as it looks in the photos.

For Sale: 1978 Honda CB400A (Warrenton, Virginia) $2,800

1978 Honda CB400A

1978 Honda CB400A

I don’t know, man. Check out this 1978 Honda CB400A for sale on Craiglist in Warrenton, Virginia.

The seller is asking $2,800 for it, which is crazy to me. I have this bike, but the non-automatic one. Now granted I have to shift mine the old fashioned way, but I paid $650 for it. This one has some upgrades, like a custom exhaust, shocks and the foot pegs were moved. It has a new seat, but to me it’s hideous, I like my stock seat better.

And maybe I’m just an idiot, but the seller says these automagical CB400s are highly sought after, I can’t imagine by who. Why would anyone want an automatic motorcycle? But what do I know?

I put Mikunis on mine and tweaked the sprocket ratio to give me more pop off the line, but these bikes are not fast. They have a short wheel base and ride pretty rough. I’m short, so it fits me OK, but I often wish I had a bigger bike. I just need to finish my XS750 I have tore apart in my garage.

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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