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    Should I buy this zb50?

    I've been texting a nice guy with a zb50 he offered to sell me. He has too many projects. The bike needs work. $350

    Cons: (he says)surface rust, seat, missing some lights, no title. (and probably more I am missing)
    Pros: (he says) it ran 2 years ago, wheels look good, has most of parts, it's a zb50! (and probably more I am missing)

    I haven't seen it in person, just these pictures. He first said $500 and I felt like that was too much for the condition. I mentioned $350. He said he could do that.

    Is $350 too much or a good price for this zb50?

    My plan would be, apply for title, engine work, and paint. Nothing too crazy or super expensive, but a nice custom look.

    Here are the pictures of the bike and zb's that could be my goal.

    Please share your opinions, good or bad. What would you do?

    Thanks!

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    Richard for $350 I'd buy it quick, I dont see how you can lose on it. If the title doesnt work out theres plenty there to get your money back in parts worst case. The other thing is you could mod it as much as you like without regrets based on its current condition. With mine I dont have that luxury, and everytime I touch it theres voices in my head telling me to stop.
    if you decide to pass on it, please send the info my way as I would certainly take it.

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    You better jump on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davmo View Post
    You better jump on it.
    You dont know the irony of that statement. Back around xmas there was a low mileage one that came up on ebay and RedX was in negotiations to buy it. I unknowingly saw it and immediately pulled the trigger and came on the forums to brag about my latest score, essentially sniping it from him. I found a thread he had started at lilhonda asking if he should buy it, but by then it was too late.
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    I paid twice that for one in about the same shape and was happy.
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    Your not snatching this one from me spizz! Lol. I dont want to get into that dilemma of buying something so nice that I can't work on it. I want a project, not a bike I spend a lot of $$ on then might regret touching it. Or watch it collect dust. At least this one I can fix it up and make better.
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    Do it!
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    Meeting him in the morning. Hope it fits in the vw jetta.
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    On my way

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    Everything went great and I am now the owner of a zb50. I picked it up in Nipomo, Ca. It just so happens the guy is a member on here as well. His name is Kevin. The bike is in the car. Excited to get it home and really inspect it good. Then what? Let the fun begin!
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    Nice score, Ill have to live through your eyes in the modification world.

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    I have some paintless dent repair tools that could fix a lot of the big dents in your tank . let me know if you want to give it a try. I'm in Benicia, a couple hours north of Monterey if you're interested.
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    Sounds awesome Dave, pm sent!

    Im listening to Johnny Cash - I've Been Everywhere
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    Got to take a closer look at the zb50 today and take some pictures. What should I start with first ?


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    Looks pretty good.Great deal for $350. Did you get a title? What are your motor plans?
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