View Full Version : Not quite Barn finds.........But close enough for me

06-23-2014, 8:54 PM
Buddy of mine has this property he inherited. Was over there a few months back and spied a few bikes, so he let me snoop. Hes got to clean the place up, and I like bikes.
Short story, the other day he told me to haul everything out or it would get binned. He saved one thats sentimental to him, he had already sold the really clean ones, but this was pretty cool anyways.

Soooo...............Me and the boys loaded up, and headed over today to see what we could dig (literally) out.

Still kind of sorting through 2 truck loads, trying to figure out whats salvageable, whats sellable, basically what alls there. Figured I'd share some pics though.

Working across the pile we've got.......

Honda 100s (early 80s?) Might not be saveable, but its got a 21 with a mini drum I believe
VFR500 ......This things cool V4, decent power and a 6 speed......Think I need a hooligan bike
XJ650.....Its complete, and looks un-molested. Also found a xj1100 motor, front end, rear end and swingarm, and tons of carbs and parts.....Bobber?
1977 CB500. Holy barn find......Didnt see it the first time. It was upside down under pine needles. Only has 4xxx miles on it, and I'm itching to clean it up and try kicking it.
72 and 73 cb750 parts bikes.......Ones a roller, ones got a seized(I assume) motor and I think I found the missing front wheel.
1969 mini trail 50........Missing the jug and head, but my daughter fell in love with it.

Theres a random assortment of stuff in there too, parts and pieces, pegs and linkages......Tomorrow night when its not raining we're going to try to figure out what all we've actually got. And by some wierd twist of fate, my wife is actually all right with me bringing home strays, and is giving us the under cover storage out behind the house to work on them.


06-23-2014, 9:12 PM
one man's trash is another man's treasure.

06-24-2014, 6:58 AM

06-24-2014, 9:38 AM
cool score.

06-24-2014, 1:29 PM
Cool. If I lived in your neck of the woods, I'd already be nagging you for CB parts.

06-24-2014, 7:51 PM
Maybe you can bring some of it back to life again. Shame to see cool stuff rotting.........I ride rural highways as often as possible and see this sort of stuff everywhere. Saw a '56 buick convertible rotting away a few days ago. It's a shame people do that shit.......Good luck with the resurrections.

06-25-2014, 11:33 AM
You have a lot of stuff there and a lot of options too. Between ebay, scrapping and restoring it looks like you got a few projects to keep you busy for a while. I'd start with that mini trail 50 for obvious reasons though.

06-25-2014, 11:59 AM
If I ebay it, I'm giving the cash back to mybuddy. Hes got somebills on the property and I want to help. Only seems right, he was going to bin the cb750s, and apparently already sold a few, and a matchless, and a couple others, for little enough I wanted to slap him. I've got some plans once I check the integrity of the engines, but that 500 gave me a bit of a chub, It honestly looks like it got dumped under the tree 30 years ago and forgotten. There are no miles on it, and it looks llike the engine is sealed, so it should be cherry inside.

And my youngest fell in love with the 50. I'm looking for a motor for it right now, and teach her to ride :D

06-25-2014, 12:09 PM
And my youngest fell in love with the 50. I'm looking for a motor for it right now, and teach her to ride :D[/QUOTE]

cool bud, I bought my niece an nephew a pocket bike and a quad. just so they could have shit I never did as a kid.

06-25-2014, 6:05 PM
bet loaded your truck fast as you could !have fun man ,,,