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Old 02-10-2011, 06:38 PM   #46
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:42 PM   #47
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I was in a similar spot last year and I went for it. I am still slowly working on getting my R75 running and thoroughly enjoying the process even if it is costing more than I had anticipated. I don't regret my decision for a second and I think that when you go to see the bike that your "gut" will tell you what to do.

I am probably going to be in the minority here but when you get it, don't to a complete restoration. Just clean it up and make it mechanically sound. I love old bikes that run well and show their battle scars.

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Old 02-10-2011, 09:38 PM   #48
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dammit...

This kind of thing makes my stomach hurt.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:04 AM   #49
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I'm sitting here at the other side of the pond and crying my heart out.
For 2k I would have taken that bike, no questions asked.
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:46 AM   #50
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well he now wants 5700. If one of you guys are serious about buying it let me know and Ill get you in touch with him. He is not going to move on the price so if you want it be ready to pay 5700 and be ready to come to chicago to pick it up.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:58 AM   #51
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If its mechanically sound, $5700 is probably OK. Right near the go/no-go line....At a glance, mufflers are not original nor "correct", to my eye the fairing and bags are lame-o and could be sold off, but they would not bring much. The aft seat is not period, but perhaps useable, etc etc etc..

Unless you really want the project.....

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Old 02-11-2011, 08:19 AM   #52
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its not my dream bike and I dont want to get into this project. Just letting you guys know its there if you want it
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:26 AM   #53
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Snot on my face...
I thought the "5" was a dollar sign and I was ready to take Greyhound up and push the bike back barefoot if I had to.



My dear wonderful bpeckm- I owe you so much for clearing that up for me.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:33 AM   #54
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That is the worst thing about getting information about the bike from a friend or someone you know. You don't know what the price is for sure till you directly talk to the owner. First you get that warm fuzzy feeling that you are getting a deal of the life time. Then you talk to the owner, and because you show some interest, he jacks up the price and won't go a dime lower. It happened to me with number of bikes. At that point I just make an offer, leave my contact info and walk away. 20% of the time I get call back, a month later, and we seal the deal. Sometimes when they call back I've changed my mind as well. There is just so many variables playing in when you want to get a great deal. Anyway, great post.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #55
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well he now wants 5700. If one of you guys are serious about buying it let me know and Ill get you in touch with him. He is not going to move on the price so if you want it be ready to pay 5700 and be ready to come to chicago to pick it up.
Time to walk away.

But stay in touch with the seller. You may be able to deal with him when reality hits.
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