Thread: 1980 gs850g ?
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
elementalg20 OP
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Location: Melcher, Iowa
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1980 gs850g ?

I've found what looks like a clean project, what concerns me most is the owner says it uses a little oil, not sure on what his definition of a "a little" might be.

It also needs a cam chain tensioner(owner says chain needs tightened up). I'm assuming it needs a tensioner, and possibly a new chain, how are is that on these bikes?

Bike has 40k miles on it and looks clean and stock, does have a burned out baffle as well, "good" front and rear tires for the asking price of $900.

I've been considering something more like an ST1100 but I've developed some more wants and know I won't really use the bike a ton as I don't have time for alot of trips(if any). I'd like something good for 2up afternoon rides, commuting and just farting around. Maybe once or twice a year go on a ride with my father in law on his 81ish goldwing.

This is the bike in question, I apologize if I'm not supposed to link to CL.... (I'm not selling this or advertising intentionally, only considering buying it myself)
2007 Victory Vegas Premium....finally I'm back on the road with another steed.

Gone...1998 Triumph Trophy 1200 2000 KTM Adventure 640, 1994 BMW R1100RS, 2002 BMW K1200RS,1999 VFR800, 1996 VFR750, 1985 Maxim X, 198x 250LTD
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