How much is my 1973 CB350 worth???

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Ig, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Ig

    Ig Guest

    Greetings Folks,
    I am in a bit of a quandary. I am hoping you will read about my
    situation and offer your advise.
    Thanks in advance.

    I own a 1973 CB350 - the body is in very good shape, the engine also.
    I paid $1700 bucks for it - it had been parked for years,
    My objective was to fix it up and I have been doing so.

    Recently, I replaced the air filters in preparation to sell the bike
    before I depart in three weeks.
    Not surprisingly, the carburator is now totally out of whack. It
    leaks, and will barely start.
    I know how to go at this to figure it out, however, I don't have much
    time, and I am worried that I will have to sell the bike in non-
    working condition.

    Running, I think I could EASILY get $2000. How much does a bike like
    this cost if the new buyer has to pick it up in a pick up or
    trailer???

    Thanks all !
     
    Ig, Jun 23, 2008
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  2. Dream on.

    If it's in absolutely superb condition, then just possibly.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 23, 2008
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  3. Ig

    Kevin Guest

    (The Older Gentleman) wrote in
    your dreaming, I can buy my buddys 350 that has been restored with only
    9000 miles on it for 1000. They are not so collectible or have any
    intrestrinic value either. you were a sucker to pay that much. KB
     
    Kevin, Jun 23, 2008
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  4. Please get your attributions sorted out, old chap. In other words, learn
    to use a newsreader.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 23, 2008
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  5. Ig

    lugnut Guest


    Sounds like a couple of my "deals" on a tractor - took it
    real deep in the shorts! That's the last time I'll step
    into something I know nothing about. ( I think I told
    myself that on a prior occasion or two!)

    Lugnut
     
    lugnut, Jun 23, 2008
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  6. Ig

    Who Me? Guest

    There's one born every minute..........only these days, I think it is every
    second or so !!!

    In non-running, non-perfect condition, you overpaid by
    about....oooo...$1200.
    Suck it up and move on.

    You will be lucky.....VERY lucky....to get $500.
     
    Who Me?, Jun 23, 2008
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  7. Ig

    . Guest

    Dude, Honda built about 25 million of those things, and they are about
    as
    collectible as a 1973 Maytag washing machine.
     
    ., Jun 23, 2008
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  8. Ig

    TOG@Toil Guest

    The 350 twin (which I suppose is what he's talking about) is actually
    quite in demand in Europe: the classic racing guys hunt them down, and
    they can be tweaked to go stupidly fast. But Honda never sold them in
    the same numbers as they did in the US, so they're relatively scarce.
     
    TOG@Toil, Jun 24, 2008
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  9. Ig

    Ig Guest

    Well, glad I could be your point of ridicule for the day !
    So do you think I'm better off to chop it up and sell it for parts?
    I'll post another dumb question some other time, just to brighten your
    day...
     
    Ig, Jun 24, 2008
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  10. No. Not in the US. It's worth **** all. You might get a higher price for
    some parts in Europe, but only some, as they sold the 250 version here
    as well and barring the engine, the two bikes are pretty much identical.

    Just ride and enjoy.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 25, 2008
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  11. What, 1700 bucks? No chance.

    But yes, just forget the money that's been thrown away and enjoy it.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 25, 2008
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  12. Oh, yes, right, agreed.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 26, 2008
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