Craigslist Crapshoot


Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer. 

Wait, was last Wednesday actually Two Wheel Tuesday? It might have felt like it since our quest was for motorcycles for sale that you yourself might actually want to have. We’ll see what  kind of bikes you all like the most in just a sec. First however, this week’s quest.
 
This week, we’re going to get prepared. You know, things seem to be a little out of control in the world right now and so it’s time to start thinking that maybe those crazy preppers were right and we should start stocking up and getting ready to move off the the grid. That’s why this week’s quest is for… that’s right, Prepper Trucks. Hell, prepper cars are okay too, but I’m guessing we’re going to need something with a little off-road-ability and room for MREs and Sudoku books. 
 
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Got that? Good, now it’s imaginary purchase time—bike edition!


I’m going to say right off the top that my imaginary bike stable includes a 1975 Honda 400-Four, a 1956 Triumph TR6-B Trophy, and a 1974 BMW R90s in Daytona Orange. Yes, I have eclectic tastes. 
Your tastes were equally eccentric, and varied between those who started their contribution with “Not a bike guy…” and those who opened with “I’m old and want something comfortable.” I think both of those positions rule out actual purchase, however the bikes that got the most votes, and hence might actually find a home amongst us (not really) included a cool vintage ROKON MX340 offered up by mdharrell. Along similar lines came a 2012 URAL with a sidecar that JayP thought might be garage-worthy.
Our winner however was a bike somewhat along the lines of my favorite Japanese bike. That was the 1976 Honda CB750 found by Alff and described as having sat indoors and undercover for the last 33 years. Wow!
Congrats to Alff, and thank you all for getting back on two wheels. Now, let’s get prepped.

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