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Zedder
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Anyone know this '65 on ebay

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Post by Zedder » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:24 am

Just wondering if anyone knows this bike and can comment on it???

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1965-Har ... dZViewItem



Fixman
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Post by Fixman » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:45 pm

If what he says is true it looks like a good buy and a great start for restoration.

Kent

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:05 pm

It says the fenders are original but I wonder why it has a later model tailight. Overall it looks pretty good but I'll bet the reserve is high.

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#4

Post by Cotten » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:44 pm

The pipe plug in the timing hole is a cracked case waiting to happen.
It makes one question how thorough the fresh rebuild was.

....Cotten
(Note at least that the bags are the correct flat-bottomed type....)

Zedder
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#5

Post by Zedder » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:54 pm

Thanks for the comments so far guys. I've asked for more detailed pics and will pist them (if I can, that is) once I get them. Any advise you could give would be greatly appreciated.

Has anyone kept a detailed record of your resto costs that you would be willing to share or even just give me some ballpark numbers on various components? As I have said before, I certainly don't know this era of bike at all, but I have wrenched on old cars for 30 years and believe with the right advise, could "assemble" a bike (meaning not doing the component rebuilds myself - I'd farm that stuff out). It might be more fun and rewarding to find a mostly complete Pan and freshen it up myself...Thanks again.

1950Bobber

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#6

Post by 1950Bobber » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:50 pm

Hard to tell what he actually has there (the motor #'s are good to see; I agree with the suspected newer vintage rear fender) but the price is really reasonable. The frame and tranny, and hopefully he's honest about the motor would be a great find......I'd say even at his Buy-It-Now you'd be in good shape. These '65's seem to be priced in the $20 grand range...I don't think I'd expect that value to sink!

Jim "1950 Bobber"

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#7

Post by Fixman » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:39 pm

It can cost a lot to bring the bike back to stock using OEM parts - I wouldn't even know how to estimate it. The parts on eBay and from other sources are going up by the day. Having said that, his buy-it-now price is extremely low in my opinion. If I had the bucks, and could go to NC and check it out, I would buy it. There is no free lunch, and this seems to be too good to be true. I wonder why the price is so low. Ask him if he will give you the name of the engine builder, and give the guy a call. Does he have the build sheet that shows the new parts used in the build? Might just be a new tail light (modern for more light) and the original fender. There are other things on the bike that are not stock, but these can all be replaced over time. If what he says is stock is true, it would be a good deal even if you had to freshen up the motor. Do you have competent mechanics where you live that can assist you?

Kent

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Post by Zedder » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:46 pm

Thanks. Once I get the pics and get some feedback, I'll give him a call. Yes, I live near Toronto, Ontario and there are lots of good mechanics up here. Also, I have a buddy in Michigan who is a master bike mechanic and has owned/rebuilt lots of older bikes, so I am sure he could help me find the right shop or do a little work for me. I'll post the pics when I get them. Thanks again, Mark

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Post by DaveSwanson » Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:22 pm

Cost depends how nice you want it to be. If you want a 99 pointer figure on another 10k at least to sort it properly. Nowadays anyone letting loose of 65 E/Glide bits are asking a kings ransom.

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#10

Post by Fixman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:28 pm

Bike went for $11K. Hope someone from this forum got it.

Kent

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#11

Post by Zedder » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:51 am

Wasn't me...I asked for better pics and a phone number and the seller never replied.

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