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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2019, 02:35:01 PM »

 https://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/d/austin-1989-honda-cb-1-400cc/6907786474.html

Down to $2800 now - as predicted by this Forum.
Looks like it's had a bath but still no bar ends.
The lesson learned: this forum knows its business; don't argue, take the advice.

"This is a special bike" in the sense that it takes the short bus.
 -externally mounted reservoir like a baby baboon born with its heart on the outside.
 -the clip ons are mounted 3 inches down the stanchions like a losing entrant in a greasy pole contest.
 -unknown mileage. 200? 5000? 50,000?
 -unknown exhaust. Japanese? Chinese? Congolese? You don't know what "full" means, Kludgey.
 -shock previously posited as a Penske is now an unnamed "suspension upgrade".
 -shredded looking Michelin Power tires with a claimed 200 miles.
 -ground down levers, reservoirs & side covers reveal it's been down more than Monica Lewinsky on prom night.


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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2019, 10:08:17 PM »

dirtier days.


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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2019, 03:44:20 PM »

Down to $2600 now.
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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2019, 02:49:47 PM »

Ended Ebay at about $1600.....
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« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2019, 01:27:10 PM »

If it goes for a penny more than the $898 the much cleaner yet non-running-even-after-an-ether-binge Missouri Elite got it would be an injustice.
In my estimation Austin Powers is a $700 parts bike. A dirty, abused, neglected, Frankenstein's monster of a parts bike.


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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2019, 01:59:16 PM »

The Missouri Elite has a real Penske shock, a classy Micron pipe, and verifiable mileage.
Austin Powers has a sales pitch based on how rare, special & unique the model is. The bike itself is a disaster.


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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2019, 04:31:57 AM »

Dropped down to $2400 on June 29. The pictures have changed. Unfortunately the bike hasn't.

https://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/d/austin-1989-honda-cb-1-400cc/6907786474.html

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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2019, 05:49:10 PM »

He said he put $1500 worth of work into it. What was the work???  That was a track bike at some point. You dont add clip-ons to make it more comfortable for the street.  That makes it more uncomfortable! Show me one stunt rider that has clip-ons on their stunt bike...  To my knowledge, they dont.  They swap to straight bars.  The position of those clip-ons are close to where my clip-ons are positioned on "lil fella", my CB-1 race bike.  Steel braided brake lines also hint to it being a track bike.  As shown above, the reservoir on a Penske shock, is black, not grey.  That shock could be from a number of different bikes.  I bet the oil drain plug has been drilled for safety wire.  Mileage is completely an unknown.
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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2019, 08:01:32 PM »

If the ad is still valid....it's now at $2200...
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« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2019, 12:41:16 AM »

 https://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/d/austin-1989-honda-cb-1-400cc/6907786474.html

July 10th - Now $2200 from $3800

"I've lowered the price to my bottom dollar. Not sure why no one has shown much interest."

--- I HAVE A FEW DOZEN IDEAS ---

"This is possibly the best handling sport bike I've owned, and I've owned many. I've lost a space where some of my bikes were stored and have to pare down to fit my keepers in a one car garage. Come get a great bike on the cheap and help me clear out my garage."

----  Since you've lowered it to your bottom dollar, which is still more than a worn out track bike with missing pieces but added junk is worth, I guess you're stuck with it in your one car garage. List one of the others. I'm curious to see what other super rare, super unique, super broken bikes you will try to sell for $2000 too much. ----

"This is a special bike. Not only is it a rare CB-1, it's got a full exhaust, very nice suspension upgrades, and steel brake lines. The Michelin Power RS tires have about 200 miles on them. It's a small naked sports bike that is tons of fun to ride. I have a small carbon windscreen pictured in a couple pictures, as well as engine guards that are not mounted. These bikes have acquired cult status for their special gear-driven cam motor in a small nimble bike. I would keep it forever but have to sell one out of the garage."

---- You mention nothing that is wrong with the bike. Were you born dishonest or did it grow on you?? ----
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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2019, 10:58:16 AM »

Spot on JokeySmurf.
some people have got balls the size of Kong when it comes to their own arrogance on selling motorcycles.

Not sure if you've noticed but it seems that when there's one CB1 for sale, 3 or 4 pop up at the same time, from different parts of the country and for fairly competitive pricing.

Dunno bout you guys but.....it always seems that whenever I have the pesos...not a single CB1 to be had yet when I don't have pesos......4 are available at great prices...sheesh.
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2019, 01:51:10 PM »

It went up?

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/mcy/d/austin-honda-cb-1-400cc/6947507564.html

Did you add $200 worth of zip ties to the "Penske" shock reservoir?
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« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2019, 03:25:36 PM »

The bike is on Ebay starting at $1500

You guys sure aren't very nice. I come from a motorcycle community that helps educate others and makes a place for them in the fold. You guys get your jollies cutting down bikes and sellers. I find that shameful.

I've been into performance oriented bikes from the 80s and 90s for thirty plus years. I sold a CB-1 for $3500 to a collector and immediately missed it. I found this one neglected and fixed it up. Sure it's far from perfect, but it now lives its life carving curves instead of leaned against a house. Someone loved this bike at one time and spent time and money making a CB-1 that performed better than stock, then it sat. Your hatred of such a specimen shows a closed mind in my opinion. And you think I'm a liar and a loser for seeing value in such a bike. You all have no idea of my 30+ years with motorcycles and what I bring to the table.

I have learned that the cult following of these bikes is filled with those looking for perfect stock machines, like those chiming in on this post. It's odd to me. The same happened with the 2-strokes I used to be crazy about. An RD350 with all the performance mods goes for less than a slow boring stock bike. I spent my younger years spending all of my money making bikes go faster and handle better. I love these modded bikes way more than the stock originals, but that's me.

I'm ready to take whatever someone will give me so I can move on the the 900ss project. Y'all should take some time to think about whether you want to pull other motorcyclists in your community up or cut them down. It's a decision we all make.
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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2019, 05:20:13 PM »

I don't hate the bike, I hate you.
You are a liar. A dishonest charlatan. Compare your newest ad to the one you first posted on this thread.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Honda-CB-1/333296950302?hash=item4d9a0bdc1e:g:W6sAAOSwb2hdVEfp

It's much less dishonest now and you come off as much less of an oily snake oil salesman. We did that.  I still wouldn't want you in any community I was in though. You are not a sheep to be welcomed into the fold. You are a wolf at the door trying to pass off a cob jobbed Chinese spring as a Penske shock.

Here's a modified eBay CB-1 with confirmed mileage and history.
 https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Honda-CB-/303186936936

It sold for $898 before shipping. The seller was a nut. But the bike had a real Penske shock.
Have you considered opening a mega church down there in Austin? They love giving money away to crooks.


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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2019, 07:39:01 PM »

JokeySmurf, I take offense to your accusation of being a liar, etc. I will fully admit I know more now than when I first posted the bike. Your choice to call me a lair based on this shows your character. There are a ton of motorcyclist out there that spend their time feeling good putting others down. I know because I was one. If you rode a Harley or didn't know how to go fast you were an idiot. It was a simpler time

Your opinion that the shock is a Chinese knock off is where you show your ignorance to the situation you have put yourself in. Perhaps it's a Fox clicker. I got Penske because I saw that as the common rear suspension mod for the CB-1. Neither is cheap or lacking in ability. While I may not be CB-1 obsessed like some, I do know a considerable amount about well handling motorcycles. I didn't say this bike handled better than the others lightly, as some sort of snake oil salesman. The bike has been dialed in quite well for a rider my size. These words have meaning.

You pointed out that the 'the clip ons are mounted 3 inches down the stanchions'. Does the bike have a poor stance? Does it look lowered? When someone puts F2 uppers and internals on the CB-1 lowers, where does it end up when you set the bike up properly?

And about the tires, you must be blind. The tires are new, nothing shredded about them.

Look, you can feel high and mighty thinking a track oriented bike is a piece of crap, but you are completely wrong in my opinion. Do you like to go fast around corners? I sure do. You know where you learn how to make a particular bike be the best and fastest? The track. I've been passing cocky people that buy their horsepower my whole life. In the mid 80s I loved to see the look on the dudes face when I told him I smoked him on the twisties with my $400 RD400 while he was riding his new Ninja. I've left my Ducati 900ss primer black for 20 years, and as I say to everyone: It looks perfect from the saddle in the hill country. My passion for motorcycles is different than most, but that passion has been very strong for decades. Motorcycling is a hobby, a profession, and border-line obsession. I love the bikes, but more importantly I love to ride. The bikes I love are those that are made to be ridden. The CB-1 in my driveway is just such a bike. I would take on any machine down a twisty road, and I bet I would end up in front at the end. To me, that makes the bike valuable. The untouched CB-1 I sold a few years back for $3500 handled far worse.

I won't poke any holes in your appreciation of the FZ-7 or DR-Z400SM. I understand that we all get our jollies on two wheels, and to me that makes us brothers. Even though you're that annoying brother, I would help you if you were on the side of the road, and I'd like to think you would do the same for me.
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