Can you say cheap? $260 BMW Airhead R65LS

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by dhr, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. dhr

    dhr Explorer of suburbs

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    So just as I was about to go to bed and get a good nights sleep I decided to check if any cool motorcycles had popped up on craigslist. Guess what I see?
    BMW 650, - $250

    No year, no model, out of DMV, and the standard "needs carbs cleaned and battery" Ad had only been up for 20 minutes. Called up the number but the seller had little information other then it has two carbs, might be a 1992 and have R in the model name. Hmm sounds like an R65? Whatever $250 BMW I will take it tonight!

    Did I mention that I was completely exhausted from a long work week with little sleep, feel a cold coming on, going to Las Vegas in the morning for the weekend, the bike was 50 miles away and it's raining?:huh

    And it was all worth it for this!:clap

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  2. dhr

    dhr Explorer of suburbs

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    Only hand $20 bills so I told the guy to keep the extra $10 plus he helped me load it. I am so excited and plan to celebrate my going to sleep right now.:snore
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  3. jellycow

    jellycow Back on track.. Oh, wait, new track found!

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  4. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    fun bikes!! What a deal!! I had one that I rode for years, a red one with the white wheels, I always thought they were really good looking bikes, also one of the best handling older boxers, all they really need are progressive fork springs and some better rear shocks.
    I even did track schools with mine!
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  5. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    What a great deal, I had one I paid around the same money for....

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    it ended up looking like this...

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  6. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Hate to ask the obvious, but "Title?"
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  7. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Holy crap?!!
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  8. bmwloco

    bmwloco Long timer

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    Title would be good, but in most places, a bill of sale is about all you need.

    But a title is nice. There are ways..
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  9. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Holy crap. Why are those deals always on the left coast?!
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  10. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    That's verra nice, gypsy...
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  11. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    holy crap thats cool, hopefully the motor spins!
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  12. Grider Pirate

    Grider Pirate Long timer

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    I HOPE you blew off going to Vegas! It's grim and rainy here today. WHAT A DEAL!! Nice if you get in running, but even parting it out (a crime, but justifiable if the engine is seized), you are way ahead.
    Cheers,
    Jim, who is NOT going flying and NOT going riding today.

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  13. fishkens

    fishkens Long timer

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    Blow off Vegas? This looks like the start of a roll.
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  14. Grider Pirate

    Grider Pirate Long timer

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    Dude, they didn't build all those fancy casinos on the WINNINGS of the patrons. Lots of locals gamble.... buying lottery tickets in CA!
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  15. DaveBall

    DaveBall Long timer

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    You are one lucky SOB. I am constantly scanning Cragslist for deals, and do find some. But not like that one. I congradulate you on your new project. Let us know how it goes.
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  16. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    It's hard to get a better deal than that! Why go to Vegas, you already hit it big at home?

    I've got an LS and it's my current favorite. All the others feel so big and unwieldy after riding it.
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  17. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    I bought a silver one like that a year ago from the dealer for around $700 and I was gloating, you one-upped me!
    Of course it was currently registered, clean title, and ran well.
    still, $260!
    Bastard-o
    was it LA craigslist or inland empire?
    I didn't see it.
    Never mind it's still listed in Agoura.
    Figures, I didn't look in LA last night, I usually do.
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  18. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Wait, wait! almost forgot!
    I bought this last week for $100.00
    local craigslist ad, The guy even delivered it.

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  19. pbarmy

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    Very tough in Ohio to get a title.
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  20. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    boy he snagged you hook line and sinker.
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