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Saw this on CL today

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/mcy/3394239327.html

Hey there junior badass, ever feel like there's a caged animal trapped inside of you?

Only one cure for that: getting a fucking sick motorcycle. A 1971 Honda CB350. This golden lady will get you to work like a full-blown go hard, transport you and your shotgun through the zombie apocalypse, and give you a new platform for barreling down the boulevard with the wind tearing at your clothes screaming, "I AM ALIVE!" on the way to fucking bikram yoga.

Runs like corn through a goose. Engine rebuilt a year ago with ~400 miles on it since then. 

I put new tires on the old girl, because you don't deprive a classy lady of classy shoes. I gave her a new chain because she needed some fucking jewelry.

Electric start, kickstart, fucking push start, you name it.

Why am I selling it? Cos being alive rules, and I'm far too gnarly of a dude to have a motorcycle. I see a ramp, I'm gonna hit that motherfucker going 300 mph, backflip over the 405. 

$2300 gets you the Golden Lady, two helmets, some fucking saddlebags, a shop manual, a quart of oil (plus all the oil that's up in her right now), a full tank of PREMIUM MOTHERFUCKING GASOLINE (91 octaaaaaannneeee), some links to my favorite YouTube videos, a short story about robots, a cup of coffee with me, and whatever kind of donut you want.

 

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Like corn through a goose...

Like corn through a goose...

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Humdinger wrote:

Humdinger wrote:

<p>Like corn through a goose...</p>

surprise

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Here's another great ad.  Those Californians are pretty creative.  

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/mcy/3436033206.html

 

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Haha! Definitely one of the

Haha! Definitely one of the best CL ads I've seen.

 

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xl_cheese wrote:

xl_cheese wrote:

<p>Here&#39;s another great ad. &nbsp;Those Californians are pretty creative. &nbsp;</p><p>http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/mcy/3436033206.html</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

lollers!

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here is another great ad on

here is another great ad on craigslist.

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/3519102122.html

27,xxx miles, runs perfectly, oil+filter every 2k since new. 2nd owner, adult-ridden always, clear title, never been dropped.

>>EDIT: Well this is awkward. The bike still hasn't sold. Not even a nibble! Which is alarming because I'm broke, and also because now I'm in the unfortunate position of having to explain the virtues of a ratbike. I figured the moto-buying public would jump at this diamond in the rough, but now I'm wondering if you guys even know what you're looking at here.

Check it -- a proper ratbike looks rough as hell but runs like a top. Way back when your grandpop was a lad and people were still cool, bikes were made for riding and they wore their scars like a badge. Attention was paid to mechanical upkeep, but no one had time to polish their bikes like dainty little gems -- they were too busy kicking squares' asses and staying three steps ahead of The Man. Nowadays we're all about fancy paint jobs and delicate chromework, because grandpop's not around to throw our pumpkin spice lattes in our face and tell us to quit embarrassing him. Yeah, I said it.

The thing with this SV is, it had a few scratches from the tank bag, so instead of worrying about it I stripped that paint right the hell off and let it rust for a couple weeks. Then I clear-coated it to lock in the flavor. Pro: It's scratch-proof. I mean it can still get scratched but it's like, So what. Which is a nice thing, not having to worry about messing up some delicate little creampuff of a bike. It's pre-messed-up! Con: None whatsoever. It looks scary and tough and your grandpop would dig it.

ALSO: In one of the pics you'll notice the absence of a front brake. That was the result of the front tire de-laminating at 90mph one time in West Texas; the separated lug took out the fender which in turn severed the lines, so I stowed the brakes and did the rest of the trip being 35% more cautious and 127% more badass. Point is, it's got brakes now.

You should buy this bike. I need money and you need coolness, so let's do this.<<

I don't get down with shiny gear, so if you're into garage queens then keep walking. This naked SV has been altered to perform adventures and kick haterz to the curb, and it's almost out of haterz so watch out because this bike is about to adventure all over your face. I'm selling it because I'm tired of being mistaken for a kickass road warrior from the future. It's ready for the long haul with its super-strong rack, it laughs at gravel with its 130mph-rated dual-sport tires, and its cut-down silencer delivers freeway justice at exactly the right pitch.

I'm sorry, what? Oh you read on some forum that the SV650 isn't great for touring? HahahahahahaWRONG. This bike has frightened onlookers from Santa Fe to Seattle to L.A. to El Paso, and it had a great time doing it. It delivers 45mpg on 87 octane OR the salty tears of unbaptized children, and one time it made the Kessel run in 9.5 parsecs. Think about THAT for a minute, Prudence.

It's an outlaw, so don't come looking for current tags. If that's the kind of fancy crap you need, that's fine, this bike isn't here to judge. (Yes it is) It just needs a proper taillight and you're good to go. But whatever, cops are terrified of this bike, they steer clear of it at any cost. It's like the opposite of a donut.

But if you need a bike that looks like a sweet post-apocalypse movie prop and runs perfectly all the time, every time, then make me some hilarious lowball offer and let's swap paper. No test rides without M endorsement and asking price in hand. Depending on the number we agree on, I'll throw in a new front tire and two helmets (HJC/Scorpion).

$2000 OBO.

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I'd buy that for what it is

I'd buy that for what it is and for the salesmanship!!!