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Need advice on buying an old cb750

Old 05-09-2010, 12:41 PM
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Hi, I found a couple sellers and I'm looking at a 1969 cb750 and a 1971 cb750. Both were kept inside most of the time, neither is in showroom condition but decent. I rode both, and both feel good and about the same, however the 1971 cb750 has a custom pipe, not too loud. The other bike, the 1969 cb750 is all stock. Plenty of power on both, brakes are good, gears/shifting is fine, all electrics work. It looks like they were owned by adults and taken reasonable care of -- no dents on either tank, etc.

The seller wants $1700 for the 1969 bike and the 1971 owner wants only $1100, the '69 has around 18k miles and the 1971's a little over 20k miles, roughly the same.

So I told the 1969 seller about the 1971 and asked how he justified his higher price and he showed me the VIN number on the goosneck and it was a 1002xxx number and he claimed it 'is a very early 1969 cb750 and its worth more.'

Was that a sales pitch? I'm inclined to save $600, I mean both have stock paint. Everything on both bikes is stock and in really good shape given the age. Only the custom pipe on the 1971 is non-stock.

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Old 09-21-2010, 10:55 AM
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I also need advice on this too anyone?











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Old 03-15-2011, 11:04 AM
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:01 PM
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Hey I would buy both of those bikes, but the 69 is a real collectible and very valuable in pristine condition. They are simple machines and easy to work on. The earlier machines are also stronger because they were forced to reduce the performance because of emissions in the mid 70's. Good luck!
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