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    Default You guys suck. Now I want to...

    Buy some old metric cruiser and chop chop

    I'm wondering if I should talk the wife into letting me borrow $1,000 from the home account. Use it to buy a project bike, keep it cool on the cheap, ride it and sell it for a small profit. Buy another and so on...

    I found a bunch of possibilities on craigslist. Just not sure if I should or not. I don't want to break even. I would need to turn a profit.

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    What project looks the most..........................
    Trainguy

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    I love the old metrics. They are pretty bullet proof too. I'm looking in the $800 and lower and finding a lot. Just they are all sort of far and I don't have a trailer or a car that will pull one. LOL I was supposed to go look at one today but my car stopped running, luckily just a fuse. But I had no idea at the time what was wrong so I thought I might be sinking money into the car instead and passed.
    Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.

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    i build all my bike's for $500 but i do all the work LOL. that include's purchase price. maybe look into a 69-78 honda cb750, bulletproof engines and parts are everywhere for cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyardjon View Post
    i build all my bike's for $500 but i do all the work LOL. that include's purchase price. maybe look into a 69-78 honda cb750, bulletproof engines and parts are everywhere for cheap
    You have anything for sale under $800?
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    i always have something for sale LOL. yes i have one for under $800 but it needs put together. i also know of 2 stock cb750's for $500 each, both spin over

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    this would be a good starting point for a rigid chop! if i had the money....

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/2042216798.html

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    Xj550's are cool cause they are chain driven for a nice karate chop. Also XS series yamaha's are cool for bobbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyardjon View Post
    i always have something for sale LOL. yes i have one for under $800 but it needs put together. i also know of 2 stock cb750's for $500 each, both spin over
    pm me about what you have when you get some time.
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    next one i build for a keeper will be sport bike based engine. like a katana, gxsr, something along those lines. might as well use something with power from the get go!
    i'm doing a ground up repair on my brothers katana 600 right now and i can't stop thinking about making a frame for it LOL.

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