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Dragonstaff

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #125 on: 02-Jun-20, 17:54 »
Today the engine came out of a Goldwing. Those buggers are heavy!

Now I just have to get it on the bench...


doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #126 on: 02-Jun-20, 18:42 »
That's almost enough for an engine crane.

I have a cheap block & tackle for the CB900 engine at 72 KG (I think).

When I was younger, I could lift it with one hand.  lmao lmao lmao

Dragonstaff

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #127 on: 02-Jun-20, 19:35 »
109kg for the 1200, Ian. I am thinking hard about a crane, but will see if a neighbour can help lift it tomorrow. I hurt too much tonight. happy0007 happy0007 happy0007

VC3

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #128 on: 03-Jun-20, 02:30 »
109kg for the 1200, Ian. I am thinking hard about a crane, but will see if a neighbour can help lift it tomorrow. I hurt too much tonight. happy0007 happy0007 happy0007


Maybe two neighbors...…..that's heavy.

Dragonstaff

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #129 on: 03-Jun-20, 08:28 »
109kg for the 1200, Ian. I am thinking hard about a crane, but will see if a neighbour can help lift it tomorrow. I hurt too much tonight. happy0007 happy0007 happy0007


Maybe two neighbors...…..that's heavy.


Only one even remotely capable, Victor.

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #130 on: 03-Jun-20, 10:08 »
Same colour and year as mine and looks to be in nice condition, but I would have to ditch that horrible screen. It would only be handy for high speed touring, but as anyone who's owned a custom knows, they aren't suitable for touring. Except for Charlie of course. He had one for many years and used to frustrate the Hell out of his riding companions by sitting on a steady 85 kph at all times.   :well:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-honda-custom-cx-500/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-06-02

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #131 on: 03-Jun-20, 10:39 »
My oath he did.  lmao lmao

His CX500 custom reminded me of a Camel as he was leaving Victor Harbor.

More luggage that me or my camel could ever carry.  2funny 2funny

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #132 on: 03-Jun-20, 15:37 »
Yeah tell me about it. I had the pleasure of riding about 1500 km with a group from Pambula to Victor Harbor a few years back. I was riding my GL700 Wing Interstate, Harold was riding his BMW 1150, Dr. Don was riding his CX500 Turbo, Chris Powell was riding my CX500 Turbo and Charlie was riding his CX500 Custom.
Between Charlie plodding along at 85 kph, stopping every half hour or so to re-adjust his gear and Harold having a nanna nap every couple of hours, the bloody trip took forever.  2tickedoff

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #133 on: 03-Jun-20, 22:48 »
That was the trip in 38 degrees or more wasn't it?

I think I travelled with Joe Hovel a few dya slater when the temperature cooled a bit.  fietsertour

white knight

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #134 on: 04-Jun-20, 06:57 »
Closer to 40 degrees-Either it was so hot,or maybe Charlies snoring,or the fact that Harolds bunk collapsed during the night,I chose to sleep under the stars rather than the ripoff priced caravan at Lakes Entrance campground with three others-Harry was OK,he drew the long straw and got the double bed. happy0059

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #135 on: 04-Jun-20, 09:00 »
Yep, definitely the winner that day.....not like poor old Charlie who scored the top bunk.  2funny

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #136 on: 04-Jun-20, 09:43 »
I have this image in my head now of bunks collapsing on top of grumpy old men.  2funny 2funny 2funny

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #137 on: 11-Jun-20, 10:20 »
And just to change things up a bit, here's one for Seagrass.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1982-honda-cx500-turbo-4/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-06-10

That's about twenty one and a half thousand of our miserable dollars.  2sad

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #138 on: 12-Jun-20, 10:04 »
Now if you had waited one more day you could have bought one with less than 6K miles on it and saved $6900. I can't see too much difference in the two bikes, but I think I'd rather pay the cheaper price.  2smiley

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1982-honda-cx500-turbo-3/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-06-11

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #139 on: 17-Jun-20, 11:08 »
I don't really know who this one's for, but it's interesting to see a 39 year old bike with only 5 miles on it. You have to wonder about the story behind it and decide whether you would put it in the man cave and just look at it or put it on the road and ride the snot out of it.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1981-honda-cbx-1000cc-2/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-06-16

Onetrack

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #140 on: 17-Jun-20, 14:46 »
Earlier this century whilst on a tour of Unzud we saw a CX650 still in its delivery box just as it left the factory with almost no miles on the clock and only the battery removed so, yes these things do occur but I don't know why.  It does not make them all that valuable.  Now a Z900 in this condition - that would be a stunner  Depends just what it is I guess.
"Young" Les F

Dragonstaff

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #141 on: 17-Jun-20, 20:27 »
I met a bloke a few years ago (Bought the custom from him, along with a couple of shadows) whose retirement plan was 6, yes 6, CBX1000s still in their crates.

They are out there.

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #142 on: 19-Jun-20, 10:08 »
I've found another one for you Victor. It's interesting that it has a huge sprocket  on the rear wheel as well as a smaller one. I'm curious as to where you change sprockets....before you leave home or on the side of the road before you hit the dirt? One things for sure, with 54cc and 6 hp you're not going anywhere in a hurry.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964-honda-c105t-trail-55-2/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-06-18

VC3

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #143 on: 19-Jun-20, 15:00 »
I've found another one for you Victor. It's interesting that it has a huge sprocket  on the rear wheel as well as a smaller one. I'm curious as to where you change sprockets....before you leave home or on the side of the road before you hit the dirt? One things for sure, with 54cc and 6 hp you're not going anywhere in a hurry.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964-honda-c105t-trail-55-2/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-06-18

Looks like one of the very early CT's.....the first ones were just Honda 50's that were dealer modified - and, yes, the switch over to the big sprocket was done on-site...there was a short length of chain and an extra link in the tool kit.  My first Honda was a '64, a 90....CA200, I believe.

There's a pretty nice '84 CT110 about 17 miles from me, $2200......I wonder if the couple I sold my kayaks and trailer to would let me borrow the trailer.... rolleye0012

https://olympic.craigslist.org/mcy/d/port-angeles-honda-110-trail-bike/7144296156.html

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I suppose I really should hold out for one with a milk crate..........

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #144 on: 20-Jun-20, 10:39 »
No need for a trailer Mate, just buy it and ride it home.   fietsertour
I'm glad the seller isn't one of those people who tell their life's story in their ad.

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #145 on: 25-Jun-20, 10:51 »
And another one for Seagrass. I keep wondering where these super low mile bikes are coming from. Why do people buy what was a pretty expensive bike at the time, and then hardly use it for the next forty odd years? I wouldn't consider it a good investment.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1982-honda-cx500-turbo-5/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-06-24

VC3

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #146 on: 27-Jun-20, 15:50 »
The buy of the day on my local Craigslist, $550.00 for this '78 CB125 w/title:

https://olympic.craigslist.org/mcy/d/carlsborg-1978-honda-cb-125s/7149061859.html

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muzza

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #147 on: 27-Jun-20, 17:57 »
Great little bikes . Shame about the tyres.....

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #148 on: 01-Jul-20, 11:14 »
And another one for Seagrass. I keep wondering where these super low mile bikes are coming from. Why do people buy what was a pretty expensive bike at the time, and then hardly use it for the next forty odd years? I wouldn't consider it a good investment.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1982-honda-cx500-turbo-5/?utm_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-06-24

Well I'm still not sure about it as an investment, but this one sold for US$19K (approx. AU$27.5K) yesterday. Pretty good money for a CX but it is an exceptionally low mileage bike.

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today? (2020)
« Reply #149 on: 01-Jul-20, 13:14 »
What would today's equivalent bike be?

And how much is it to buy?

With 520 miles on the clock, it's pretty much a new bike.  Maybe the pricing is in line with that school of thought?  :grandpa:

 


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