Thread: 1980 gs850g ?
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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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....

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/mcy/3315306433.html (I'm not selling this or advertising intentionally, only considering buying it myself)
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