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Old 05-04-2005, 08:06 AM   #1
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Old 05-04-2005, 08:20 AM   #2
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I think $1650 is too high for that bike. My first was a 1980 CX500 twin. Very clean, low miles and it cost me $1000. But it was 7 years old at the time.
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Old 05-04-2005, 08:41 AM   #3
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What is a 1972 CB 650? Maybe a CB 350?



Never heard of it...don't think Honda ever made one...
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:06 AM   #4
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Agree. There was a late 70's/early 80's CB650, but in '72 it would have been the CT/CL 350 twin or the CB350/500 (maybe 550)/750 four.
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:24 AM   #5
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Can't you get a brand new Kawasaki Ninja 250 for $3,000? Buell Blast for $5,000?
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:27 AM   #6
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Default Re: A 1972 CB 650 for a beginning biker?

Honda did make a CB650 (basic UJM-type)...but I remember it as being late 70s early 80s era. They were the Hot setup for about 2 months as I recall!
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:28 AM   #7
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Consider something newer such as a GS500, LS650 (Suzuki Savage), or EX250. There are plenty of them around for $2000 (or less) and you will have an easier time locating parts if it becomes necessary.
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:38 AM   #8
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I don't mind saying that I (re)learned to ride on a Rebel 250. It's a fine motorcycle for learning basic skills and developing confidence.



When your wife is ready for something else, you can sell the Rebel for about the same as what you paid for it.



Of course a Ninja 250 or other such bike would also be fine.
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:40 AM   #9
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This is an extremly bad deal for your use. Older UJM 's tend to not have a lot of collector value unless they are something very special. This bike is bound to be heavy, underpowered, and in need of some mechanical work just due to it's age (fork seals, etc.) You buy an old bike like this for a buck and a half, put another half a buck into it to get it up to speed and you are the proud owner of a 2k bike that is worth about a quarter of that.



Look around for a Rebel, or a smaller dual sport.



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Old 05-04-2005, 09:42 AM   #10
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I agree. We used Rebel 250s in my MSF class. Good choice.
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