Bill Prentice's Member Page
Member: simplybp
Name: Bill Prentice
From: Pittsboro, NC, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 61 years old
Riding For: 49 years
Member Info: I like bikes. All kinds of bikes. I''ve ridden since I was 11, and have had a lot of different bikes over the years. I tend to swap bikes a lot, because I try to buy bikes from people who really need to sell them, then sell them a bit later to people who really want to buy them. I tend to have two or three bikes to ride, and if i get bored with one i''ll sell it. I''m never in a hurry to sell a bike...
 
 Current:
1996 Triumph Adventurer

Photos: 2
Info: Bought as a tip over bike, non runner, 16k miles. Had been sitting for several years. Loads of junk on it, plus a small tank dent. Had dent fixed and sprayed a Cadillac Metallic red color. Was gold over dingy white, with dents. stripped off a lot of bolt-on junk to get back to a decent bike. Will complete rebuild and sell.
1973 Honda CB 450

Photos: 1
 
 Past:
2005 Harley Davidson Sportster XLCH 900

Photos: 4
Purchased: Mar 2010
Sold: Jul 2011
Info: Bought this bike from my niece When I got it it was loaded with add-on crap, which I stripped off and sold on eBay (windshield, saddlebags, rear pegs and brackets, 2-up seat, bike cover). I sold this bike on eBay (classifieds).
2005 Triumph Thruxton 900

Photos: 4
Purchased: Jun 2012
Sold: Mar 2013
Info: This bike had 3200 miles on it when I purchased it. I paid too much for it, but I really wanted it. I won''t make money on this one. It is gorgeous, it has a Triumph factory custom paint scheme that was an $1100 option, fewer than 200 of these tank replacements were made for global distribution, so this bike is pretty unique. Sold it to a guy in VA.
1995 Triumph Thunderbird

Photos: 1
Purchased: Jun 2011
Sold: May 2012
Info: Bought this bike from a guy who had it parked in a garage for five years prior. Needed a timing sensor and the rubbers between the carbs and cylinders were dry rotted. Beautiful bike, rode it for a year, sold it to a guy who really loved it.
1972 Honda ST 90

Photos: 1
Purchased: Feb 2010
Sold: Apr 2010
Info: A guy sold this on a bulletin board, as a non-runner with a box of spare parts. I did nothing but put it on eBay and sold it.
1999 Triumph Adventurer

Photos: 1
Purchased: Sep 2012
Sold: Mar 2013
Info: I bought this Adventurer because It is basically a Triumph Thunderbird 900 with a different rear fender to look more like a Harley. I bought this because I had owned and sold a Thunderbird, and missed it. I originally intended to flip this bike after a year and continue riding my Thruxton, but I find myself riding the Adventurer more and more. Maybe I''ll sell the Thruxton? Nope... Sold them both!
1982 Honda CB 750

Photos: 1
Info: 1982 CB750 Custom "project bike" bought and sold in a month. A guy had this bike, and was moving to England. It was basically a titled frame and engine and boxes of parts, and mismatched hard cases he was selling as well. Sold the bike to a woman at work who wanted a project for her husband, and sold the hard cases on eBay.
1992 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic

Photos: 0
1986 Yamaha Virago XV750

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1982 Honda Gl1100 Standard

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1992 Suzuki Intruder 1400

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1988 Suzuki GS 450

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1968 Matchless G50

Photos: 0
1970 Kawasaki A1 250

Photos: 1
1973 Kawasaki H1 500

Photos: 0
1962 Honda S65

Photos: 1
1992 Honda VT 600 (Shadow VLX)

Photos: 1
Purchased: Oct 2012
Sold: May 2013
Info: I brought this bike with the intention of bobbing it. We''ll see if that actually gets done, or if I just flip it in the spring. Nope...sold it.
2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250r

Photos: 1
Purchased: Mar 2010
Sold: Mar 2011
Info: Bought as a low mileage non-runner from a girl who was scared to death of it. Her boyfriend rode and talked her into buying a bike. They split, she parked it for 4 years. I bought it cheap, and it was in beautiful cosmetic shape. ( 1575 miles on it). it needed carbs cleaned and a battery. Rode it all summer, sold the following spring at a nice profit.
1999 Triumph Legend TT

Photos: 1
Purchased: Mar 2013
Sold: Jun 2014
Info: Super clean TT with 19k miles; new tires, Obsidian Black Pearl paint. Sharp and performant. Sold to a college kid.
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