Looking to buy a Honda CB450K7.

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by liza, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. liza

    liza Guest

    Looking is a key word, not just ready to buy (Just got out of college,
    loans to pay off). Please reply to this post, don't e-mail me I don't
    use that address.

    Anyone know the going rate for one in good running condition, and good
    body (no rust)? Does anyone know of one in the Southern New
    England/NYC area? Just trying to get a idea on a price. But if the
    price is right and the bike is in my area I might just go for it.

    If this is the wrong place to post this I'm sorry. I did a google
    search and this group came up.

    Thanks in advance.

    Liza
     
    liza, Apr 28, 2004
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    Bill Smith Guest

    Right place, wrong bike. I owned a 450 (and worked on them as a
    mechanic) , a wonderful bike in their time, but you aren't likely to
    find one, for a decent price, that will be reliable. Museum quality
    will cost more than it's worth and a hammered one will be a
    maintenance nightmare and far more expensive than something newer.
    Look for something no more than 6 or 7 years old that's in pristine
    condition (low mileage, owned by an anal retentive sunday school
    teacher), if you're looking for reliable, economical transportation.

    Bill Smith
     
    Bill Smith, Apr 29, 2004
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  3. liza

    liza Guest

    Thanks Bill,

    I posted that before I went onto read more posts. I think I will be
    looking for a late 90's model Honda Knighthawk. CB250. Found some in
    good condition on ebay but they want more then what the kelly blue
    book recommends or is there a better way to get a price that would be
    more accurate.


    Thanks for the info,

    Liza
     
    liza, Apr 29, 2004
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    Bill Smith Guest

    "The really good deal" you hear about is usually a matter of luck. A
    friend of a friend has a bike they've taken good care if and you can
    get it cheap. This usually happens right after you've bought something
    that's not quite as good. Have patience, keep your eyes open and good
    luck.

    Bill Smith
     
    Bill Smith, Apr 29, 2004
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    Zack Guest

    I have an engine thats just been rebuilt...the frame...I'm keeping

    Zack
     
    Zack, Apr 29, 2004
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