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Old 03-26-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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WTB: 1978 xr75

Does anyone have a 1978 XR75 they would like to sell. I am looking for one to restore. I want one that is beat and is cheap. It was my first ever bike and I would love to have one again. Please let me know.

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Old 03-26-2015, 09:08 PM   #2
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Here you go. http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...942244470.html offer the guy $300
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:55 PM   #3
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That one is to far. I'm in norcal and can't get down that way for a few weeks.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:08 PM   #4
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Just for reference, I sold a 1979 XL250 for $200 a couple years ago. It was beat, but ran like a "Scalded Dog". (quotations because that was what I affectionately named it due to its bent frame)


The supermoto XL600 in the background went for $1600, and I still miss that one dearly. What a beast that thing was!

I am currently looking for either a 2-wheel converted ATC 250R "missile" or an early 80's CR250 for a sand toy.

The old Hondas are great fun, aren't they?
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:16 PM   #5
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Does anyone have a 1978 XR75 they would like to sell. It was my first ever bike and I would love to have one again.
My first bike, too, Josh. The bike I learned to ride on.

A cycle store down in El Cajon (MotoWorld?) has a beautifully restored model on display.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:20 PM   #6
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I want one that i can fully restore to put in the corner of my living room. It won't be used but will be fully functional
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:47 AM   #7
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You have good taste in home decor.

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Old 03-27-2015, 07:48 AM   #8
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You have good taste in home decor.

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I really have the wife to thank as she signed off on it. Hahaha. She knows this is the bike that started all the madness and how much this thing means to me.
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:02 AM   #9
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Just for reference, I sold a 1979 XL250 for $200 a couple years ago. It was beat, but ran like a "Scalded Dog". (quotations because that was what I affectionately named it due to its bent frame)


The supermoto XL600 in the background went for $1600, and I still miss that one dearly. What a beast that thing was!

I am currently looking for either a 2-wheel converted ATC 250R "missile" or an early 80's CR250 for a sand toy.

The old Hondas are great fun, aren't they?
The 'supermoto' XL600 in the background has a 21" front wheel with knobbies! I'm assuming you did a little more than this to it?!

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I want one that i can fully restore to put in the corner of my living room. It won't be used but will be fully functional
I built a '74 just a couple of years ago. Like you, I wanted a living room piece But I went a little different.

Stock '74 frame, plastics, seat etc. but I used a XR100 fork with BBR springs and progressive shocks connected to an aluminum DG swingarm from the day.
I also built a Powroll 88cc motor and used a slightly larger carb, open air filter and low-boy DG exhaust. It ran real good! Sold it for only $700.
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:27 AM   #10
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The 'supermoto' XL600 in the background has a 21" front wheel with knobbies! I'm assuming you did a little more than this to it?!
No, the XL600 has an 18" rim laced to the OEM front hub. It had Kenda K761 rear tires front and back (front 18's are hard to find). That style tire uses the same tread pattern front and rear anyway, so it worked great. A little later I added a supermoto front fender to complete the look. It wasn't a true supermoto by any means, but it did handle very well.

I sourced the 18" rim from the XL250 in the foreground, which is why the 250 has a 21" rim laced onto its OEM rear hub. That 250 was a great stream crosser, with a 23" front and 21" rear.
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You got me thinking. A quick check of my local (San Diego) Craigslist uncovered a decent 1975 XR75 for $850.

Hmmmm. Unsure if I could keep it in my living room, but this would be a fun bike to have.
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You got me thinking. A quick check of my local (San Diego) Craigslist uncovered a decent 1975 XR75 for $850.

Hmmmm. Unsure if I could keep it in my living room, but this would be a fun bike to have.
I had mine until I was about 20. I took the motor out and left it in my brothers car to bring it to a shop. Then the car got towed and I didn't think about the motor being in it. He left the car so I lost the motor! I junked the rest of it being a dumb ass back then. I would take it out to dirtbike parks though and ride the piss out of it. My friends and I all had small vintage bikes and we would do mini vintage days on them. It was so much fun.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:31 AM   #13
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Ouch $4000 on SF Craigslist
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/4951602914.html


Here's one for $450 in NorCal:

http://yubasutter.craigslist.org/mcy/4890416182.html

Are you near the SF Bay Area? You might try walking around the Goodguys Hot Rod show swap meet this weekend. I see these vintage bikes there all the time, ranging from reasonable price to unobtanium. I almost bought a 250R 3-wheeler last time for $400. Cash talks out there.

Check out some of the stuff out there:

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Ouch $4000 on SF Craigslist
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/4951602914.html


Here's one for $450 in NorCal:

http://yubasutter.craigslist.org/mcy/4890416182.html

Are you near the SF Bay Area? You might try walking around the Goodguys Hot Rod show swap meet this weekend. I see these vintage bikes there all the time, ranging from reasonable price to unobtanium. I almost bought a 250R 3-wheeler last time for $400. Cash talks out there.

Check out some of the stuff out there:

I have an email in to the guy in norcal already. I cant go to the good guys show. I have a MC class this weekend I have to go to. I wish I was able to make it.

That one for 4K is nice but no way I would ever spend 4k on that bike. hahaha. I want to do all that my self.
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I cant go to the good guys show. I have a MC class this weekend I have to go to. I wish I was able to make it.
If I see one, I'll get the guy's phone number and PM it to you.


The restoration is the fun part.

I did a 1973 Indian 70cc one time. It was made in Italy. I traded a car radio amplifier worth about $100 for it, and the only real money I spent was to have the seat redone. Not including my labor, I tripled my investment when I sold it to a collector. Once the work was done, I really had no use for a 2-stroke with a top speed of 25 mph.

Unfortunately, I don't have a good picture of it, but it looked a lot like this one:

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