Nicholas Fluhart

August 11, 2009

TCB at OmniSales

Filed under: Day to Day — Nicholas Fluhart @ 11:46 pm

I recently purchased a 1975 Honda CB750 for a part-out machine. It had been setting in the weather non-running since 1997. These bikes are very heavy, so to get it from the yard to the shop I employed the Omni Recovery ATV (I know…big surprise) to bring the bike to the chopping block.

Pulling the CB750

The most valuable part on this particular motorcycle was the engine. Typically, we disassemble engines and sell the parts, but in this case the engine was worth more whole which also saves me on labor costs. But before removing the engine, I wanted to see if we could get it running. If it would run I could get a video clip of it running for our remote buyers to see. I had my mechanic go through the carburetors and re-work the ignition points.

Will it Run?

Were we successful in getting this bike running after having set in the weather for over 15 years? Well, check out the clip below and see for yourself.

Of course we got it running, we’re professionals…or at least that’s what we like to call ourselves. Anyway, I was able to sell the engine to a buyer in West Virginia. So now the next step upon removing it was to weigh it for shipping.

Weighing Engine

Now it was time to prep it for shipping and crate it up. I didn’t have a suitable crate so we decided to build one.

Making Measurements

In the Crate

Capping it Off

Sealing it Up

Finished Product

Now it’s time to fill out the papers, arrange the shipping, print and apply the labels, and arrange the pickup.

Ready to Go

On it’s way to West Virginia to a happy buyer!

On it's Way!

All in a day’s work here at OmniSales International.

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