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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2017, 11:19:00 AM »
Take this as another true example.
I first saw the Middlesbrough bike priced at £11,000 on the carandclassic site, too much I don't want to pay that. It was removed after it didn't sell and then appeared on eBay, so I watched it and after all the silly bids became history and bidding went over £8,000 buyer interest quickly faded so I put in a bid of £9,500 with seconds to spare at the end, there was no last minute rally and the highest bid was £8,650 so I was the highest bidder at £8,750 but the reserve was not met, yes I told the seller of my £9,500 bid. The bike is now back on carandclassic for £10,000.

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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2017, 11:29:40 AM »
So in reality your only £500 apart. I'm sure there is a deal there somewhere  ;D ;D
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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2017, 11:41:55 AM »
So in reality your only £500 apart. I'm sure there is a deal there somewhere  ;D ;D
Well, only £100 apart on the e-bay reserve! I don't get e-bays ways sometimes, so despite your top bid of £750 over and above the reserve, because nobody else bid up on you, you missed out? Think I would have messaged the seller and got a phone number, then called him and offered to buy direct from him, then he would be better off, no rip off e-bay fees as it officially didn't sell!
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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2017, 12:17:26 PM »
I agree Julie but I have to have a limit and then there's the good K2 that's in the pipeline that I need to see when it's ready shortly and it will be cheaper and from a reputable source, so I'm in between.

Hairygit, I'm told by the seller the reserve was £10,500 so my winning bid didn't meet it, I was the highest bidder at £9,500 the second highest bid was £8,650 so by eBay rules I'm the winner at £100 higher than him but as it didn't reach the seller's reserve there's no sale. The seller is aware I'm prepared to pay £9,500 as I told him, he wouldn't have seen what my high bid actually was on eBay.

Probably cost around £175 to transport it as well. 

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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2017, 01:28:01 PM »
I'm sure you will find the 'right' bike eventually. Out of interest, are you looking at both UK and USA K2's?. Only asking as USA ones don't sell for anywhere near as much as good UK ones. The USA ones may represent better value for money on the surface.
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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2017, 03:00:22 PM »
It all depends on condition really, would be nice to have a good U.K. bike but U.S. ones as we know are usually in better condition with low mileage and quite possibly original, nonrestored U.K. well used ones can end up as mongrels.

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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2017, 03:39:48 PM »
It all depends on condition really, would be nice to have a good U.K. bike but U.S. ones as we know are usually in better condition with low mileage and quite possibly original, nonrestored U.K. well used ones can end up as mongrels.

I have found that most USA 750 engines with only 10.000 miles are in the same condition inside as a UK with 50.000 miles.
All rubber seals are brittle and the seat foam has dried out that much it has turned to dust with USA units.
I would rather go for a fully checked out engine, because these are not cheap to rebuild.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2017, 04:10:06 PM by Trigger »

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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2017, 06:09:09 PM »
That's interesting Trigger regarding the engine, something I'll have to ponder on when the time comes. I'm no stranger to re building engines but the 750 lump is too big for me to handle now mainly due to lack of space.

I know what you mean about dried out seat foam, I once removed a cover from a U.S. bike and it as you said it just crumbled away and a few unrecognizable little critters escaped into the garage.

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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2017, 10:50:16 AM »
It all depends on condition really, would be nice to have a good U.K. bike but U.S. ones as we know are usually in better condition with low mileage and quite possibly original, nonrestored U.K. well used ones can end up as mongrels.

I have found that most USA 750 engines with only 10.000 miles are in the same condition inside as a UK with 50.000 miles.
All rubber seals are brittle and the seat foam has dried out that much it has turned to dust with USA units.
I would rather go for a fully checked out engine, because these are not cheap to rebuild.
I am pretty sure that most USA imports (unless you import them yourself) are clocked quite dramatically, and your observations of internal engine condition appears to bear that out...... I have looked at a number of imports with less than 10k on the clock, that look like 10k the second time around. Some of them are so wound back it's obvious........... My own 350F (avatar) has covered less than 9k and many will remember the condition of that when I started.
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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2017, 11:25:55 AM »
First think I look at is the clocks. Do they match, do they have the same degree of fade, are they fitted with all the rubber mounts, are they even connected!? Tell some of the story. My experience was good and have three imports (500/550). Recently reinforced by a letter from the original US owner of one (with pics and docs) guaranteeing the <5k miles. (I had a title). But where the air is thin it can damage seat foam/rubber bits more than our thick stuff.
Regarding restored bikes, Trigger and others build to high quality, but I am often disappointed by the sound of some home restos.
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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2017, 12:28:58 PM »
Thats really great when you can get some history from previous owners, can enhance the bikes value no end (especially photo's). I had the Ohio title on the 350 but was unable to contact the named owner. Could have moved/died/prison or just couldn't be bothered who knows. I wasn't too bothered on mine as I paid virtually nothing for it so wasn't expecting much. Not sure what you mean about the 'sound' of home restorations Phil, is that audible sound, or sounds like they are not built well?
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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2017, 01:58:50 PM »
This is a scam listing. That's actually one of my bikes that sold recently...:-)

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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2017, 03:07:30 PM »
Personaly,
  I see a great deal of USA imports flooding the market and this may 'dilute' the value of K's across the board - particularly K0's at the moment. There is quite a lot of choice of all imported models up to K6's and if you pick up a good one (??!!) at a reasonable price, K3 and upwards, one then has the benefit of Honda's improvements/mods. Except for the far too quiet 341's and the reduction of intake roar - sacrilous in my opinion!
  I beleive there is still a lot of valued mileage in the K's in general, particularly the Brit ones (rarity being the primary reason) but, as has been said before here, it's down to the standard of the restoration and how much work you may be faced with having to correct items yourself, as I've found to my cost previously on my US K0 - God, the carbs! Got it sorted in the end. Engine work - new timing chain but still with the old tensioner!! Much quieter after that. But left me uneasy..
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Re: CB 750s not selling?
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2017, 07:04:53 AM »
I remember that that nice looking 750K0, have some pictures of it, bit of a wolf in sheep's clothing.