How Did You Get Your Free or Cheap Motorcycle?

This question was inspired by 2 post: How to Get a Free Yacht, How to Revive an Old Motorcycle: Save Money on Gas/Fuel! Cheap Ride!, a question Ever Saved a Motorcycle from the Scrap Heap?, and oh yea the economy.

I live in a rural area, don't know anyone with a motorcycle, and my finances (and other people's) could be helped with a free or cheap motorcycle. How did you get your free or cheap motorcycle? If you paid for it how did you calculate how much to offer? Did you have any problems getting it registered? Any other advice you think we should have on this topic?

Thank-you for your help

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SunnyM71 year ago

Also a possible resource I found was it is a search engine for classified ads, so anything that you would look for in a classified, you can search for here. Though the motorcycles I've seen so far cost more than those on craigslist.

SunnyM71 year ago
I will prefer classifieds website to browse
rizki1344 years ago
hi i from indonesia i need a bike for go to my office to do work because my office is so far from my home..pelase any a cheap bike for me jawa motocycle 1929
Hey i live outside USA exactly at North Africa.I found a cheap bike and i can handle the registration and all the papers done etc...The only problem no one can trust me and don't even let me deliver the item at the right time until now...So can someone help and help to get my BIKE so soon???
biggdog14 years ago
i live in a small town in south ga im looking for a free old bike, to fix up but dont have a clue how to find one i looked in news papers on ebay and cregslist i havent worked in over 4 monthes and need somthing to spend time doing .. if you can help me email me at
skunkbait8 years ago
Check the newspapers, ebay, and craigslist. Also check junkyards and motorcycle shops. At the motorcycle shop, ask if they ever get any old, beat-up trade-ins that they can't resell. Also, check at yardsales, auctions and estate sales. One of the best ways is to find someone with a neglected bike in their yard or carport. Tell them you're looking for a project, and wondered if they'd be willing to sell theirs. Occasionally, you'll find the rare person who really just wants to get rid of it. They're the ones that'll sell it cheap or just give it away. Another good way, is to look for other people riding old junkers. Say something like " That's cool. I haven't seen one of those in years. Where'd you get it?" A lot of scavenger/bikers will gladly point you in the right direction. If you get a fixer-upper and need help, just PM me. I'll help you if I can.
Hi my email is . You said you can help others if they need it on fixing up an old bike . Mine is a 1986 454 ltd. Trying to bring it back from the dead lol. It cranked over with the spark plugs off. was wondering what i need for the starter switch. It looked rusty and very sensitive on and off trying to start. About to see if it fires on spark plug wire. email me if ya like on this subject thanks.
Sorry it took so long for me to respond. I haven't been on Instructables lately. As far as the starter switch goes, the best bet would be to find one from a similar bike off Ebay. Starter switches among japanese machines are NEARLY universal. If you cant find a decent price, I'd try taking the old one apart and clean the contacts and solder any loose wires. Worst case scenario, you might have to go to a Kawasaki dealer. But they'll probably charge a fortune!
Hey Padre! Greetings from Hurricane Sandy. Where have you been? We've missed you around here.
Hey! Hope you weathered the storm. My sis did ok. She was on the 6th floor in Brooklyn. I do need to get back to Instructables! Life has just been so hectic... I'll definitely try to get back around more often!
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