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Old 08-22-2018, 02:42 PM
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https://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1990-honda-600/6670404066.html

1990 CBR 600 for $350. Wondering if this is a good deal? Needs restoration like, new tank, rebuild motor, new seat, mirrors, fairings in okay condition. He says the motor turns with good compression.
 
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:19 PM
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Not unless you have access to spare parts and are a decent mechanic. A 28 year old bike that doesn't run is a crapshoot....
 
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:18 PM
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Yea it is pretty old.. no i don't have access to a spare bike and i'm handy, i figure i can research the fixings.
 
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:16 PM
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I'd hit it but I have notoriously low standards

I wouldn't pay any money for it though

She'll need a chain, seat, battery, carb cleaning, new tank, and probably a couple hundred else in small items we can't see. She's been stored outside, so probably dry rot on the tires, some bad switches and that makes wheel bearings, fork seals, and brakes possible action items too. It's not looking good for that little 600. I don't think you'd be able to get it streetable for less than a grand. The tank's gonna be about half the budget

$350 is overpriced for a non-runner with rust on the tank. If I'm trailering it home, I never pay more than $200. See if he'll take fifty bucks. If the motor turns easily by hand, or if it's been cared for, you can talk about a hundred. If he's firm on that price, walk. There's plenty of fish in the sea. Just my 2c
 
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by tentacleslap View Post
I'd hit it but I have notoriously low standards

I wouldn't pay any money for it though

She'll need a chain, seat, battery, carb cleaning, new tank, and probably a couple hundred else in small items we can't see. She's been stored outside, so probably dry rot on the tires, some bad switches and that makes wheel bearings, fork seals, and brakes possible action items too. It's not looking good for that little 600. I don't think you'd be able to get it streetable for less than a grand. The tank's gonna be about half the budget

$350 is overpriced for a non-runner with rust on the tank. If I'm trailering it home, I never pay more than $200. See if he'll take fifty bucks. If the motor turns easily by hand, or if it's been cared for, you can talk about a hundred. If he's firm on that price, walk. There's plenty of fish in the sea. Just my 2c
Exactly. This one is a project that will be a money pit.
Spend a bit more and get something you can ride now with just a little love.
 
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:07 AM
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Wish I'd read this post before I bought the bike that I am currently trying to get running well enough to get rid of. :-)
 
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:50 AM
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We've all been there lol

I try not to buy non-runners in general. I've done that dance before
 
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