Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by nedodjija, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    The end result of a $700 investment and lots of time and elbow grease.
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  2. bmwloco

    bmwloco Long timer

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    $1000 for 1981 BMW R100RS. Raced. "Updated" with 2 into 1 Luftmeister Exhaust, air box delete, and flat black marine grade paint on all metal surfaces. New Farkles include new Siebenrock solo seat, LED lights. New F650 Paris Dakar handlebars and

    Total spent on Farkles: $473.19

    Lots o' fun.

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    Ok. I'm having "dropbox" issues posting. Anyone have any suggestions?
  3. rustbucket

    rustbucket Been here awhile

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  4. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    My $400 XS-650. It actually ran , Somewhat , when I bought it.

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    Spent several hundred dollars, Not counting beer to turn it into a $500 bike :D

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    I probably still have less than $1500 in the whole outfit
  5. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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  6. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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  7. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Just picked up a 94 GS500 for my wife to ride to Deadhorse next June.13,000 miles,Like new condition from a guy who collects GS500's and has a small warehouse of parts and bikes.$1,500!!
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  8. bmwloco

    bmwloco Long timer

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    One more try...

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  9. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    gs1150 6,000 miles. $1500.00
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  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    You did well. I had one the same, but with 45000 miles, and a taste for burning oil. I sold it for the same amount.
  11. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    :lol3 That looks like a guy I knows bike.His name is Patrick.I won't give a last name on an open forum.I believe him and a few of us have a great stock of GS500E parts.It's the only bike I have dealt with for 5 or 6 years.I have six and an 8x8 building stacked with spares. :lol3
  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Great bike those 1150's I'm a GS man !!


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  13. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Welcome to the internet!

    Dropbox sucks, doesn't work right.

    Try SmugMug if you like this site and want to support it.

    Otherwise, there are plenty of free photo hosting sites out there.
  14. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Here you go

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  15. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    At todays exchange rate I paid $1200

    As you may have seen in the Eurojumble post, I bought a new bike while there yesterday, well it was delivered today, so my first chance to really get to see what I bought, and as you can see it is a stunner.
    Sure there a couple of small items that will need sorting, Rear indicators, weeping master cylinder, being the most urgent at this time, it also smokes quite badly when it starts, but that soon dissapears when warm, I have heard this is quite common though, although I am not sure to what extent.

    I intend to to get it booked into the garage though, and get them to give it the once over, just to be sure all is well. They can also fit a new seal set to the master cylinder while it is there.

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    Also there was a surprise in the storage area, Tool kit, new disk lock, new cable lock, and the service pack.:freaky
  16. frogy

    frogy Been here awhile

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    Very clean bike.The smoking is usually caused by oil bypassing the rings after the engine has been turned off and you lean it on its sidestand.Before you lean it over to the left onto its sidestand,lean it to the right for a moment after turning it off.The oil will drain into the pan (at least most of it will).The miles on your RS is nothing for the piston rings if she's been taken care of...great find.:clap
  17. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    YES,that bike ( Trey ) was bought from Pat.It use to be blue but my wife wanted purple and ofcourse Pat had a set of just about every color body work Suzuki put out so purple it became !!.


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  18. bmwloco

    bmwloco Long timer

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    Ah, many thanks Kev. Speedo has been reset to 000000... that way I know exactly when to service it again. I have new pipes, just need to pop on a header set up and it'll be about 94% quieter. As it is, though, it makes a nice throaty roar.

    Great K100RS too. I used to sell those when they were new! It was an interesting time. Airheads still available, K100 and K75 models on the floor, and the new R1100RS just coming out.

    They were the Legendary Motorcycles of Germany then. The ones that remain still are. Everything else from BMW is suspect.
  19. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    1974 mx175 - $600
    MX360 front end $150
    skyway 6th gear pipe $125
    redwing shocks $200
    footpegs, bark busters, real tires,seals, etc. $150.00
    tank $75.00

    waiting on a seat cover. gotta build up foam in front of seat to stop the ballbuster
    now ready to race
  20. Motoduc1

    Motoduc1 backtrackvideo.com

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    I can hear that bike from here! Great find! Nice original tank, too!