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Old 11-11-2011, 02:25 PM   #616
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'67 Norton

Guy actually has three Nortons for sale. One is 1967 for $1900. In pieces but sounds like a lot of work is finished.

http://annapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/2694106928.html
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:29 PM   #617
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heres one

inflated valueshttp://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/2693346038.html nice but not that niceconsidering theres 2 other gs on the same listing for under 4 K
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:30 AM   #618
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inflated valueshttp://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/2693346038.html nice but not that niceconsidering theres 2 other gs on the same listing for under 4 K

Hmmm, "rebalanced heads", terribly misaligned "1000" decals and random filth and contagion for $10.7k? It doesn't look like he spent his four months on this project very wisely.
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:06 AM   #619
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Hmmm, "rebalanced heads", terribly misaligned "1000" decals and random filth and contagion for $10.7k? It doesn't look like he spent his four months on this project very wisely.
Be interesting to see his reciepts. He's got $1400 worth of new saddle bags hanging off it. If it's as complete a refurb as he suggests, might not be such a bad deal? If it's as complete as he suggests. What would you pay to have all the major wear items professionaly replaced on an R100GS and then refinish all the painted bits?

What comparable new bike is on the market at $10k?



Just thinking out loud here...

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Old 11-12-2011, 06:12 AM   #620
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inflated valueshttp://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/2693346038.html nice but not that niceconsidering theres 2 other gs on the same listing for under 4 K
"All the work as been done locally in the Bay by the best artisans and experts of Airheads."

I find that whenever the word "artisan" is used in a sales pitch it means I'll be paying way too much for something not very special.


"...it's like she just rolled off the factory floor in Munich."

They make cars in Munich. They make bikes in Spandau.

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Be interesting to see his reciepts. He's got $1400 worth of new saddle bags hanging off it. If it's as complete a refurb as he suggests, might not be such a bad deal? If it's as complete as he suggests. What would you pay to have all the major wear items professionaly replaced on an R100GS and then refinish all the painted bits?

What comparable new bike is on the market at $10k?
Yeah, but the bottom line is would YOU pay $10,000 for an airhead GS? I doubt many people would. I'd only pay that much if it'd been ridden by a particularly short belgian in hot sandy places.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:05 AM   #621
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Yeah, but the bottom line is would YOU pay $10,000 for an airhead GS? I doubt many people would. I'd only pay that much if it'd been ridden by a particularly short belgian in hot sandy places.
I'm not the market for this bike. But if a guy was going to do a frame-up resto on an R100GS, could he do it for $10K?

I know guys spending more than that restoring /2's, and they're vastly simpler.

Guys like us buy cheap, used bikes (well I do, anyway) and when we see something like this we go into fits because it's so much more money than we'd willingly spend on a "used" bike.

But for the guy who needs a looks-like-new 25 year old bike this might not be such a bad investment.

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Old 11-12-2011, 09:15 AM   #622
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So the guys 5 k in upgrades to make it still worth 5 k .....Theres a sweet gspd in texas for 5 http://www.bmwmoa.org/flea/detail.php?siteid=33869&catid=1
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:25 AM   #623
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That's what it would cost to do it again, yes, but I'm of the opinion that a $4000 bike plus $6000 in work does not a $10,000 bike make.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:55 AM   #624
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That's what it would cost to do it again, yes, but I'm of the opinion that a $4000 bike plus $6000 in work does not a $10,000 bike make.
As a use bike buying guy, I agree with you.

But I can also see the seller's reasoning and believe there may be a market for his bike. And it's not unfounded.

Natty, original, unrestored R90S's fetch stupid sums... and folks are happy to pay it.

Let the market decide, I guess?

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Old 11-12-2011, 10:02 AM   #625
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Be interesting to see his reciepts. If it's as complete a refurb as he suggests, might not be such a bad deal? If it's as complete as he suggests.
True...If...

But part of the reason that this ad raises some skeptical barbs are the words used to describe the 4 month rebuild. "Everything has been rebuilt, from rebalancing the heads to rebuilding the transmission..." Hmmm, what about everything else? New drive shaft? Upgraded electrics? Shock (does that shock have 81K on it?)?

Just what are rebalanced heads?

And what happened to the oil cooler? I thought "Munich" installed oil coolers on these things.

Are the misaligned decals just a minor error or an indicator as to the lack of care given the rest of the work?

And didn't he have time to clean the hubs or tranny?

Is a very well rebuilt airhead worth $10K? Sure.

Does this information in this ad suggest that this is a worthy example? Not to me.



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Guys like us buy cheap, used bikes (well I do, anyway) and when we see something like this we go into fits because it's so much more money than we'd willingly spend on a "used" bike.
Well, I try to avoid fits nowadays. But, if someone is asking for a super-premium price then the bike, pics and description should not leave us asking IF.

That's all.

p.s. Yes, let the market decide - I'm fine with that. But the market can chortle too.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:02 AM   #626
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Let the market decide, I guess?

If you're willing to sit on it for a while eventually there's a sucker for any asking price.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:09 AM   #627
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If you're willing to sit on it for a while eventually there's a sucker for any asking price.
Are you a real estate agent?

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Old 11-12-2011, 10:19 AM   #628
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Are you a real estate agent?

Do they exist anymore?

Can't stand them. I have no use for any salesperson who knows less about their product than I do and charges me 5% for informing me that floors are hardwood. Yeah, I can see that. Car salesmen also come to mind.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:36 PM   #629
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If I didnt already have 4 bikes I would take a look at this:
http://peoria.craigslist.org/mcy/2699101536.html



1980 Kawasaki KZ1000 Classic G1, RARE.... The bike is 100% original uncut and is unaltered. The bike had the same tires on it that it had from factory (27years old) until 3 years ago when i bought the bike. I bought Dunlaps and rode it to the 105th Harley Davidson. The bike was turning heads and I had 2 offers to buy the bike that day. The bike is fast and strong. The bike rides true and does not shake or shimmy when rolling at high rates of speed either. The bike does need to have a few cosmetics that need fixed or replaced. The odometers read around 7000 miles. There are not many of these bikes left and this one is a great steal. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me. I have a 3 year old son and that greatly decreased the ride time, so now it's time to sell to someone who can enjoy the KZ1000. The Kawasaki KZ1000 has been named the birth of crotch rockets, due to their quickness. Those of you who know what this is worth will jump at this bargain....... $1200 obo.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:18 AM   #630
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'72 Honda SL350 in NE NC

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vintage 1972 Honda SL 350 it ran when it was parked. It has a dent in the tank, other than that is in good shape .$500, I will take trades as well.Call me at 252-619-3649


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