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Old 08-11-2007, 06:14 AM
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Well there's a clue junior, Craig's is without a doubt a chopper but being a JJ-er he already knew that, right Craig?
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:38 AM
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good old honda cb 750 is hard to beat, plenty of parts, but hard to find!!!

you can chop just about any bike, if its all about budget, it all comes down to the condition and cost of the donor bike you find!!!

good luck with your build!!!
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:02 AM
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Well there's a clue junior, Craig's is without a doubt a chopper but being a JJ-er he already knew that, right Craig?
I'd have to call myself a Junior JJ-er (only been there a couple months). The guys over there sure know their way around the Brit and Metric bikes (Harley's too). It's cool to see. I also enjoy seeing the amazing stuff they put together on shoe string budget.

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Old 08-11-2007, 09:32 AM
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EVO sporty is good place to start if ya got $7-8K and want to use a new frame.

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I have someone offering me a 1982 honda cm450A hondamatic. I dont think the automatic is the way to go though...am i right? The lady says the engine turns over, and she wants $250 for it. If thats a good bike to start with, then I will try to talk her down to $175. I think its just siting in her back yard.
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:27 AM
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Talk it down to $175 part it out on ebay you will have tripled your funds.
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:53 AM
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So NO to the hondamatic?

so a hondamatic is definately out of the question for a bobber i am guessing?
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:43 AM
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I have someone offering me a 1982 honda cm450A hondamatic. I dont think the automatic is the way to go though...am i right? The lady says the engine turns over, and she wants $250 for it. If thats a good bike to start with, then I will try to talk her down to $175. I think its just siting in her back yard.
Do it, man. Those "thumper" twins look cool. No matter how it goes, you can't fuck up a $250 bike. And it's a cheap way to learn about all the little things that go into building and customizing a vehicle. Believe me, if you get bit by the bug, you will accumulate a collection of parts, and selling them will offset the cost of that bike and future projects.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:20 PM
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so a hondamatic is definately out of the question for a bobber i am guessing?
Ive heard(not personal knowledge but from more than one source )that they really lack in the take off. Its good to be able to get out of the way from things quickly.
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why cant you all get along in my post?? I am just wondering if I should buy the Hondamatic 450 and go from there. Its at the right price.
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Mine cost 750.00 off of e-bay. Now 12,000.00 later and almost two years its finally done. Its a 1980 sportster.
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:44 PM
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why cant you all get along in my post?? I am just wondering if I should buy the Hondamatic 450 and go from there. Its at the right price.
If its at the right price and you think its what you want then get it.Even if you change your mind your not out much and can probably get your money back out of it or close to it at least.
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:17 PM
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Somebody already suggested to buy it for $175, part it out and sell on ebay (et all). This will double or triple your original outlay, up your budget and get a wrench in your hands tomorrow...I think it is a brilliant ieda for somone who is on a tight budget. Just make sure that you put for "Sale or Trade" as you might find someone with a part or two you really want who is looking for parts for a Hondamatic (for some reaons only known to him).

Aside to HATER please post a pic of your bike and I can show you all the parts on it that come from China, Japan, or Europe starting with the bearings inside the engine all the way to the Chrome finish (I dont believe Chomium has even been refined in the USA since the late 60's).

Second aside. Poop hands down has the most offensive avatar in my opionion
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:52 PM
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Man don't be afraid of buying a honda at all ,Like said buy the auto cheap if possible part that bitch out on ebay or somewhere make some cash ...This is some of what I done to get my bike I bought a t100sc for $250 kept the tank,speedo,fenders,backhub, and some other misc. things ...sold the rest on ebay made $1200 off that little shit ....

So in your case buy the matic make maybe $500 hell prob more depends on who needs what and how bad ... had a guy pay $65 for the original Triumph back license bracket and the tailight was gone on it .... remeber I had $250 in the whole bike .... so you might make more take that money now ya got $500- ??? buy a better bike chop that .... Hondas are great bikes run smooth,look good when done right,reliable nothing wrong with them at all ...

If it looks cool ,Rides nice ,Sounds nice and your happy then Fuck 'Em they don't like it ...I love my Triumph and everyone on here knows it cause I broadcast it enough LOL ...Some people don't like 'em ... I say each to their own .... I love the little rattle trap (that's it's new nickname for right now lol)
I have had some growing pains with it rattling things loose , but I dig working on it and it truely has it's own nature one of a kind ..... So grab something and start choppin and cutting

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