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1985 Honda Sabre V65 ** sold **
« on: April 04, 2019, 03:08:10 PM »
** sold **

For sale: 1985 Honda Sabre V65, 1100cc, shaft drive, v4. 30k miles. Good condition. Needs a little work, so this has two prices.

$1300 as-is. $1800 after the work is done, and I'm not sure how that's not the most amazing deal ever, really. Some repairs, but largely basic freshening stuff, listed below. Clear PA title, bike is back and forth between Delaware County PA and Wilmington DE, depending on whether I have it in the garage or at the storage unit.

What it needs:
  • Rear caliper rebuild
  • Rear braks
  • Front tire
  • Fork seals
  • Clutch slave cylinder
  • Battery
  • Reflector(s)
  • Rear turn signal stalks are limp


That's about it. A solid day's worth of work. About 2500 miles on a recent clutch replacement. These prices are pretty firm. Prices are cash or venmo, PP ok too if the fees are covered. Will hold bike for a reasonable deposit.

Forgive the limited pictures. These are all on the trailer before I unloaded it in a rush before the rains. The bike is in the corner of the garage until I'm done the current project, then this is next, so you can buy it now and do the work yourself to save a sizable chunk of coin. I'm happy to help get it to you for all the normal and reasonable terms.

Yes, I have this side cover. It's just off to test the battery.
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 04:14:49 PM »
Waddapieceashit


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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 04:37:38 PM »
 :rolf:
the above are merely the ramblings of a hamfisted fuckwit who has broken too many helmets.

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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 06:37:13 PM »
I always liked the Sabre. GLWS.
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 07:05:18 AM »
 :withstupid: especially with the OEM fairing and hard bags.

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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2019, 11:32:28 AM »
It's all good until that cam chain tensioner gets loose.
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2019, 11:58:55 AM »
Lots of discussion. So who's buying this thing? I'll allow $1000 from a forum member before I do any work on it; I've been given certain latitude on pre-work pricing.
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2019, 01:30:56 PM »
I SOOOO wanted one of them when I was mid-20-ish.  I had a 2 page magazine picture of it on my wall.
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2019, 02:08:28 PM »
Two fiddy.
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2019, 04:47:46 PM »
Two fiddy.
I see your two fiddy and raise ya a buck two fiddy Snappy Dog of your pickens. :eek:
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 07:36:16 PM »
Maybe I should see a doctor because I love the old stuff?
Just dropped all of my pop can money on my Nighthawk, or I'd let you bring it up here to me...

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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2019, 07:59:59 PM »
The Michigan Deposit Bottle Scam.  Mother's day is coming soon...

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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2019, 12:35:49 AM »
Two fiddy.
I see your two fiddy and raise ya a buck two fiddy Snappy Dog of your pickens. :eek:

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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2019, 07:14:46 AM »
Both the Sabre and Ninja cross posted to FJRiders.com
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 10:00:33 AM »
Rockin'! Thanks, man.
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2019, 08:19:46 PM »
I know this is WAY different than my BIL's V65 Magna, but that thing was scary fast for a druiser.  It wiggled, it wobbled, and it didn't stop for shit- but boy when you twisted the wrist it moved.

I'd love to ride one once, but I'm projected out right now.
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2019, 01:59:54 PM »
Did you ever move this?

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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2019, 03:26:37 PM »
Dang that's good looking.
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2019, 04:49:19 PM »
Still here.  :)
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2019, 05:17:51 AM »
And it’s off to a new and loving home.
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Re: 1985 Honda Sabre V65 ** sold **
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2019, 05:23:19 AM »
Damn. I was just going to snatch this up too.
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