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sullivj
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Reasonable budget CB500

Post by sullivj on Sat 16 Aug 2014, 9:00 am

After borrowing my bike, my mate is now looking for a cheap CB500 of his own.

He liked this one, but it's way up in Scotland.

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/cb-500-mot-tax-15k-mile/1077183867

If anyone sees a good one in the South, please let me know.

£500ish and sub 20,000 miles would be good.
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ashcroc
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Re: Reasonable budget CB500

Post by ashcroc on Sat 16 Aug 2014, 4:10 pm

Finding anything other than a rat of a bike for £500 down south is gonna be tricky. A lucky snipe on EBay would probably be his best chance.

Not sure I trust the mileage (unless it's been around the clock) considering it's age but from the pics, I'd be making a call & taking a trip north if I were your mate.  If it were a later disc version I'd be up there like a shot but I just can't face going back to a drum.

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Re: Reasonable budget CB500

Post by muttley1 on Sat 16 Aug 2014, 4:12 pm

That is a great price for a 15k bike, looks like its got a stainless can too. It might be cheap due to its location but unless your mate is really lucky I doubt they would  pick one up for a similar price.

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sullivj
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Re: Reasonable budget CB500

Post by sullivj on Sat 16 Aug 2014, 6:54 pm

I agree with you chaps. Mine was a lot more expensive, and still needed some work.

I offered to do the 1,200 mile road trip with him, my tow bar and bike trailer, but he's sensibly waiting for something closer.
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Re: Reasonable budget CB500

Post by Beresford on Sun 17 Aug 2014, 1:15 am

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ashcroc
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Re: Reasonable budget CB500

Post by ashcroc on Sun 17 Aug 2014, 10:56 pm

One on ebay item #221525402002. Only 40k milesin Oxfordshire.

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Re: Reasonable budget CB500

Post by sullivj on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 6:33 am

Sold sold already. Looked good though.
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Re: Reasonable budget CB500

Post by Basil Moss on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 7:19 am

Getting a bike from miles away is fun though! You got to ride down there 2 up to collect it, ride it back, a fun day out!

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