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Old 03-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #16
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I see it sold. Hope you bought!


Maybe it was uber rare
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:09 PM   #17
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A cafe bike out of this, are you serious ?





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That's a pretty clean example.
Even if these objections weren't fully justified, it would be a waste of time to "cafe" it. Those only put out about 25 hp at the crankshaft.
They're nice little bikes if you just want a sedate, pleasant ride.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:21 PM   #18
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I usually hang out over in Airheads. Thought I'd look around at what the rest of the World was up to and took a look in here, Old's Cool, for the first time in a long time.

Dr's say I should be getting back some of my speech and facial muscle movement in a few weeks. They think it was a mild one.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:54 PM   #19
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I see it sold. Hope you bought!


Maybe it was uber rare
Nope...not Me. Thats OK...I was waffling on the idea anyway.

After some pricing online and knowing the dealership, added to my lack of knowledge on these old machines...i think I'll study up a bit before i go jumping into another big gulp of blue Koolaid!

I'll search for the year and snag a machine next fall as the prices drop and My knowledge of these machines has grown.

the F-650gs with the yellow cases WAS mine.... nice bike... traded UP for a Super Tenere after testing both the S10 and the GS1200.

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #20
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R50

KEEP IT STOCK if the pics represent the actual bike. The R50 was made for, at the time, underdeveloped countries. Had very low compression ration, like 6.5-1 and "could run on peanut butter" but don't try it. Only had ~26 HP. Google it up. Check out this site. http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/cl...8-bmw-r50.aspx
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:46 AM   #21
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<------------------That would be my kind of upgrade.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:47 AM   #22
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Nope...not Me. Thats OK...I was waffling on the idea anyway.

After some pricing online and knowing the dealership, added to my lack of knowledge on these old machines...i think I'll study up a bit before i go jumping into another big gulp of blue Koolaid!

I'll search for the year and snag a machine next fall as the prices drop and My knowledge of these machines has grown.

the F-650gs with the yellow cases WAS mine.... nice bike... traded UP for a Super Tenere after testing both the S10 and the GS1200.

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If you really have the urge for a vintage bike, most any airhead BMW is a good choice- same basic motor design forlikeever, parts, info, & knowledge abounding. Most folks don't tour on the older ones - such as this one- AFAIK, (probably a speed/convenience thing, more than much else) but they are still celebrated at every level. Older Moto Guzzis might be somewhat similar in power and ride quality, or you could get a bit sportier, and think about a vintage Triumph, BSA, or Norton.

The sky really is the limit. There is a whole world with each of the above mentioned brands. Buy anything I speak about, and enter that world. ADVr is an excellent resource, as you have seen here- and each brand has its own dedicated forums for you to delve into. There usually is plenty of cross over with some guys posting on several forums, but this isn't 100% true. So if you DO get a vintage bike, seek that specific forum.

Good luck. I hope you DO wind up with a vintage bike.
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