No Reserve – 1969 Chang Jiang 750 with Sidecar

SOLD FOR: $4,696

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 7, 2022

Winner: dinodinodino

Winning Bid: $4,389
Buyer Fee: $307
Total: $4,696

Description

Additional photos of this 1969 Chang Jiang 750 available here for your perusal.

For every major motorcycle manufacturer with an established brand reputation, there are countless others whose stories are clouded by the passage of time. One such marque is Chang Jiang, an upstart Chinese outfit that operated under the China Nanchang Aircraft Manufacturing Company during the latter half of the 20th century.

The 750 you see before you was Chang Jiang’s effort to build a military-ready motorcycle. Early production was based on a reverse-engineered Zündapp KS 500; however, once the Soviet Union abandoned the IMZ M72 (a clone of BMW’s 1938 R71), the Chinese acquired all of the tooling needed to manufacture the bike for themselves. They named the model the Chang Jiang 750, using leftover parts to construct something that was virtually identical to its German and Russian counterparts.

Come 1966, Chang Jiang introduced an update to the 750 in the form of the Type II engine and gearbox, also adding modern amenities like a reverse gear, an electric starter, and some dash-mounted switches. Power-wise, the OHV four-stroke flat-twin was good for some 30hp, though it wasn’t widely adopted until the early 1970s. With the excess of Type I parts still in circulation, it made more sense for the military to swap out the engine and gearbox when the bikes came in for service.

The CJ lineup got an update in 2017 with water-cooled 650cc engines from CF Moto. Chang Jiang still offers sidecars and claims production of 2,000 units/year. Once China opened its doors to imports in the 1990s, the 750 quickly became obsolete amongst a flood of foreign competition.

This example is VIN: 940293, Engine #: 93110028. The seller acquired it 2005 from a friend who imported the bike from China.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 1,000 miles. The odometer shows 5,179 kilometers (3,218 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean/sync the carbs, install new carb/intake boots, and install a new Yuasa battery.

Yonni did the work, and this is his condition report:

Tire Year:
Front/ Rear: 2005
Sidecar/Spare Tire: 2005
Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Differential Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
**Stays On Single Beam **
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.6V
Bike operates as intended.

Modifications:
Passenger seat/grab handle.

Leather saddlebags.

The sale includes an ammo case and a Chinese license plate.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Avon Sidecar Triple-Duty MK II tires that have aged out.


The sale includes two keys.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Chang is offered on a clean California title with registration that expired in September 2019.

Have any Jiang 750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1969

Make

Chang Jiang

Model

750

Mileage

3,218

VIN

940293

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 20

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: dinodinodino

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
dinodinodino December 6, 2022 3:07 pm $4,389 Auto
JCC2186 December 6, 2022 3:07 pm $4,289
dinodinodino December 6, 2022 2:50 pm $3,689
JCC2186 December 6, 2022 2:50 pm $3,589 Auto
JCC2186 December 4, 2022 6:38 pm $3,200
dinodinodino December 4, 2022 6:36 pm $3,100 Auto
JCC2186 December 4, 2022 6:36 pm $3,089
dinodinodino December 4, 2022 6:35 pm $2,689 Auto
JCC2186 December 4, 2022 6:35 pm $2,589
dinodinodino December 3, 2022 1:26 pm $1,800 Auto
Busey1 December 3, 2022 1:26 pm $1,700
dinodinodino December 2, 2022 1:31 pm $1,600 Auto
Busey1 December 2, 2022 1:31 pm $1,500
dinodinodino December 2, 2022 1:30 pm $1,100 Auto
Busey1 December 2, 2022 1:30 pm $1,000
dinodinodino December 2, 2022 1:30 pm $401 Auto
Busey1 December 2, 2022 1:30 pm $301
dinodinodino December 2, 2022 1:30 pm $201 Auto
Busey1 December 2, 2022 1:30 pm $101
dinodinodino December 1, 2022 6:34 pm $1 Reserve
Auction started November 30, 2022 8:18 am
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