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Offline mike5moreno

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1975 TX500 Worth???
« on: October 28, 2012, 09:06:13 PM »
There is a really nice 1975 tx500 in perfect condition with 12k miles, and all original, what is a good price for it?

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Re: 1975 TX500 Worth???
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 09:06:44 PM »
Did you ride it? Everthing work perfect?

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Re: 1975 TX500 Worth???
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 09:07:17 PM »
yes, perfect, , could use some tires, but other than that looks like it is new off the showroom floor!

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Re: 1975 TX500 Worth???
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 09:07:57 PM »
The value of vnitage bikes seems to vary a lot from one part of the country to another.  In coastal CA, where I am, prices are high.  A bike like that might sell for $2,500 to $3,000 here.  Assuming it really looks pristine. 

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Re: 1975 TX500 Worth???
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 09:08:49 PM »
I think $1500-$2000,  if the paint and chrome is all perfect. (Ie: no scratches, no peeling/ bubbled decals, no rust on any chrome or painted parts including the wheel rims or spokes, no oil leak stains on the engine, no fading/cracking on the instrument faces.

I'm assuming that it has +30 year old tires and many rubber parts that will need replacing.

Even a showroom TX500 will not attract the attention that say, a '70s  RD400 or a Honda 400F would. The TX/XS500 was not a popular bike. Sales were hurt by lukewarm press reviews, and a reputation for poor reliabilty, especially for the TX years. They can also be a bear to find parts for .

I bought one because they are neat looking bikes, technically interesting, fast enough,  somewhat rare, and cheap.

If you are looking to buy it for yourself, there's no rush to make a decision, as relatively few people are into these bikes. 

If you are looking to flip this bike for a profit, be prepared to wait a long time for the right buyer.

One for sale here: (Check out the ODO reading)
http://toledo.craigslist.org/mcy/2698390260.html