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Old 01-16-2007, 08:09 AM   #31
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Interesting. I noticed that the front rotors are drilled, which I don't think was the case for '74's, but it does have the /5 type controls, which IS correct for '74. I also did a quick VIN search, and it looks to be a real '74 R90S.
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:06 AM   #32
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...6249291&rd=1,1

I agree with Anton, $4500 is a decent price, all things being equal.

the price of 90S has gone through the roof. there was one on here that sold for $9000 with not even close to original paint.

only the 74 gearboxes were a bit suspect, design changed for 75 and 76.

silver smoke arent as collectable as Daytona orange but they are just as rideable.
I did see that bike. Not a bad price.

The highest ebay price, FWIW, in 2006, for a cherry R90S with original paint and low mileage was $14.5K.
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:14 AM   #33
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:18 AM   #34
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he highest ebay price, FWIW, in 2006, for a cherry R90S with original paint and low mileage was $14.5K.
I saw that bike, It was as close to perfect as you're gonna get short of a crated bike. That was the bike that started me seroiusly looking at R90S's, unfortunately my wallet couldn't handle the skyrocketing prices. So I got my 28K mi. R100S for dirt cheap and a daytona orange R90S screensaver
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:29 PM   #35
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actually, a 4k miles original, unused one did not meet its reserve at $17K bid

if I recall correctly the $14k one was a restoration
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:49 PM   #36
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I've never had a bike other than my GS. And when I'm tempted to get an old school bike, or any other bike for that matter, the GS is part of the problem: it's just such a damn good bike and does everything.

Yes, I know, wrong place for these kinds of statements but I wonder how much I'll ride the R90S....
Me too on the GS, but I always wanted an R90S...so, when a decent local 90/6 came up I did the sensible thing and bought it. I love working on the bike, great support and parts. Cool old school looks. Super mellow engine note, too. I can't wait for spring to get it finished (hopefully) and ridden!

BUY IT, you'll kick yourself later if you don't!
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:36 PM   #37
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Yes, I know, wrong place for these kinds of statements but I wonder how much I'll ride the R90S....
Buy it, have fun, if and when you want your money back, sell it....
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:33 PM   #38
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didja buy it or what?
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:57 PM   #39
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didja buy it or what?
I have been so busy with work and kids that I have not had a chance to make my schedule work with the seller's.

Truth be told, although I would visit the seller with cash in pocket, I'm not sure if I can pull the trigger. That's lame, I know, but I'm wavering about some things:

--does a guy who lives in urban New York City really need to store two bikes, one of which is a classic which can be only enjoyed with great difficulty in this urban area?

--I really want Daytona Orange.

--I would prefer a 75 or 76.

--would I rather the GSPD I've been eyeing? It would be perhaps more practical for riding around here.

Having said that I'm going to hopefully visit by Monday if it still there.
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:23 PM   #40
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I've never had a bike other than my GS. And when I'm tempted to get an old school bike, or any other bike for that matter, the GS is part of the problem: it's just such a damn good bike and does everything. [...]
but I wonder how much I'll ride the R90S....
this is a completely valid question for someone who already has a GS. While i've never been one to steer anyone away from buying an airhead (see: last ex-girlfriend), the question of Usage needs to be addressed, at least for 30 seconds or so.

R90S that's affordable? No-brainer right? Depends on your riding/commitment time. It ain't money-- it's whether you have the time to ride the thing like it's intended. If it's resto-investment you're thinking of, then no question: do it.

If you are thinking about it and wondering where the GS fits in, i'd make a sucker bet that after a few weeks of R90S Dellorto pumper throttle-joy the GS would move its way back to the front of the paddock. The GS is just too damn good across the overall riding spectrum: suspension, brakes, shifting, bashing. Aesthetics? The G/S GS was weird-looking out of the box and is aging rather well. The 90S was "70's Superbike" out of the box and now looks fully like a 'classic' bike. Not that i give a damn about lines or aging: my GS is sweetest when it's covered in mud.

All this to say: Do it! I had the early 70 HP RS, and those classic performance boxers are way fun-- both to restore and to ride. But once the GS was in the garage the RS's days were numbered. It was gone within 9 months of the GS's arrival, to a nice fireman from Idaho.


Sigma: you'll love the S. But you'll renew yr GS vows.
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:38 AM   #41
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:55 PM   #42
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:18 AM   #43
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On the trail on a R90S myself atm.

At Tom Byrne Motorcycles [Sydney Aust] circa 1975.



As it is now.



One owner 240K KMs. Changed colour and lost the engine bars and orig cans.
Quite complete, hasn't been used much recently. Needs some TLC.
And some convincing of the elderley owner that it needs a [new] loving home.

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