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Discussion in 'General' started by AlaVol, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. AlaVol

    AlaVol New Member

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    I haven't checked in here in a while. I hope you guys have been doing good.

    Since I fixed the carburetor on my '93 CT 70 back a year or so ago, with a lot of help from some of the nice people here, I've not ridden it very much. About all I do with it these days is start it up every few months and ride it around the yard just to keep everything working. I don't put any gas with ethanol in it or any of my lawn equipment any more and all my small engines are all doing good.

    I bought it at an estate sale in Chattanooga, TN back around 1995 to ride around the yard with my youngest son on his Z 50. Since I'm almost 70 years old now I think I might just sell it. It's got 393 miles on the odometer so it was never ridden very much. I hate selling anything but it's just sitting in the basement not doing anybody any good.

    I guess Craigslist would be the best place to sell it? I wonder what a fair price would be? Anybody got an opinion. The estate/auction company never did provide me with the title for it. The woman that owned it died and the title was lost. Since I never planned to put tags on it to ride it on the road it wasn't a problem for me. It might be a problem selling it though I don't know.

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  3. OLD CT

    OLD CT Well-Known Member

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    Minimum $2800, or keep it/ leave it to your Grandson. Just my opinion/2c. That's a clean machine Al.
     
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  4. TexasJJB

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    The '90's bikes don't bring nearly as much as the older ones, but your '93 looks pristine. If it runs as good as it looks, you could credibly advertise it in the range that OLD CT suggests. In my area, without a title, I think it would probably sell for between $2K and $2500. But because it looks so good, you should start higher.
     
  5. kirrbby

    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    I kinda agree with old CT, but I also kinda think you'll have a hard time selling it at that price.
    I had a similar bike, really low miles, ran and rode awesome, but maybe not quite as nice as yours. I sold it, to a friend, for $1800. Regretted it since. But I regret selling them often... I can't keep em all.
     
  6. AlaVol

    AlaVol New Member

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    I ran it on Craigslist for $2,250 and it sold pretty fast. It was only listed for 3 days and I sold it for $2,000. I also sold my motorcycle trailer that I've had since 1985.

    Well that's the last of my motorcycles. I made it 7 decades without getting killed on one so I count myself as very lucky.

    I can't count the many times I've been staring death straight in the eyes while riding on one though. Like the time I got hit head-on with a '55 Chevy back in 1966 that required a lot of stitches that left scares to this day including one on my face. Or the many times I tried to learn to fly going head over heels over the handlebars. On one such occasion back in '65 on a dirt track doing approx. 60 mph at the time that required 45 stitches in my leg and knee which I still have a piece of broken bone floating around that causes a fair amount of pain in my knee on damp cold days.

    Then there was the time I took flight over the handle bars of a Harley K Model while riding on the famous Bloody 11W Hwy. near Knoxville, TN that left me with a broken arm on Easter day in 1958.

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    If I had it to do all over again I would still do it...maybe a little slower next time though. :D

    You all be careful out there or you might not be as lucky as me. ;)

    Now a days the things that I ride on with motors is a lot slower and more laid back. Like my Jon boat with my 1966 model 3 hp Johnson outboard motor that I just rebuilt. :)

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  7. red69

    red69 Well-Known Member

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    Watch out for those fish hooks!:LOL:
     

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