Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500

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

  1. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    Da frozen tundra eh? 1.5 mile west of Lambeau
    91 k100-rs
    At todays exchange rate I paid $1200

    At that price you got a beautiful classic BMW. Those are known to easily go WELL over 200,000 miles with no engine work. Two members in my BMW club exceeded 225,000 on their K-bikes.

    The smoking, after the bike is parked on the sidestand, is a very common characteristic of the K-bikes. But it is not necessarily caused by crankcase oil seeping by worn rings, because the oil sump level is actually below the pistons. More often it is caused by oil mist that had condensed in the air box (the crankcase breather is routed into the airbox). When the bike is parked on the sidestand that oil can dribble down into whichever throttle body is the lowest, and at startup the smoke is caused by that very minimal oil being burned in the combustion chamber.

    To put your mind at ease, have a compression test done. If it comes back in spec, then you only have the typical K-bike Startup smoke and nothing to worry about it. Ride it, enjoy it!
  2. FlySniper

    FlySniper Bleh...

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    $550 before new tires, chain, sprockets, tune up, etc... Got it home and cleaned the carbs, added gas and a battery... went for a ride!:clap The cases came with my DR650, the mounts I made. Been riding the thing for a few months and have about 6000 miles of my own on it. (17,000 miles now.)

    Too bad my first post here is with a crappy cell phone pic... but I just happened to remember I wanted to put this up.
  3. senatorperkins

    senatorperkins Adventurer

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    1970 CB350 bought for $200.. missing carbs, rear brake lever, battery, clutch/brake levers, center stand, key switch, drive chain, rear taillight, air filters, throttle/tach cable, mirrors, horn, header had a missing flange, cracked speedometer..

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    And it had these dumb glass pack mufflers. I new it was never going to be a pretty bike, but I got it all tuned up and had a lot of fun blasting around town on it. About $250-300 worth of parts into it, then I got tired of riding around on the stock tires and installed some new ones before selling it.

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    1973 Yamaha MX360 given to me for free by a friend of my dad's who had ice raced it as a younger lad. Cleaned the carb, converted for pre-mix, rode it around my parking lot a couple of times and seized it due to a big exhaust leak and/or gunk in the bottom/top end.

    Had a friend weld the crack in the pipe, flushed the bottom end, rebuilt the top end with a fresh piston + rings, hone job, small end bearing, new gaskets all around. Rear shocks stuck, no rebound in front fork.. useless tires, laid it down on the grass once and decided it wasn't for me. Sold it for $400 to an old dirt rider who liked the old thumpers.
  4. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    doh! if you find another one you'd like to sell for $400, i'd be all over it.....
  5. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    I've a '76 for a couple hunert more if u interested.
    well a YZ 250 annyway.
  6. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    1973 BMW r75 /5 Toaster LWB bought for $1000 even. Has just over 19k confirmed miles on it. There's a build thread on over in the Airhead sub forum.

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  7. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Nice one Blaine:clap:clap
  8. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    needs to be link in this thread.
    :deal
  9. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    prolly not the spot for it. but what makes it a toaster? been mentioned a couple times recently here.
  10. ignatz72

    ignatz72 call me iggy

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    The small gas tank looks like a toaster oven. Usually called toaster tanks.
  11. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Check the ol' signature.

    The chrome side panels on the tank and under the seat look like a toaster.
    They were kind of considered ugly back in that time but now it's a pretty sought after cult bike.
  12. Braggus

    Braggus Adventurer

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    Now that the rebuilding of the XJ 750 Seca will take more time than expected, I had to get another ride.

    Last monday i bought a '86 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk.
    210 euro's as if i'm correct by today's currency 275,- bucks.

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    One new rear tyre and it ride's like new. Soon the front shocks need new seals and some
    small electrical problems needs to be fixed.

    The previous owner placed strange looking headlight. Still thinking what to do with it.

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    For now, a great ride and a lot of fun.
  13. Sam Bateman

    Sam Bateman Adventurer

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    Here's my '83 Honda GL 650I. $1,500.00 in basically ride-away condition.
    Added the Krausers for some real luggage space.
    Runs like a top and returns 60 - 65 mpg.

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    Yeah, it's an Old Phart's bike but hey.... it suits ME!

    Here's my '99 BMW R1100RL. $1,038.00 in non-running condition.
    The stupid prat previous owner had put it away in his garage for 3+ years with half a tank of oxygenated fuel.
    So far replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter, had fuel injectors cleaned and it's running but needs further maintenance.
    Gonna be pretty nice once I get the valves adjusted and the throttle bodies synced.

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  14. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Long timer

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    ^^ Nice Vanagon!
  15. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    $1038? weird price
  16. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    eBay?
  17. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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    Another Vanagon person from Virginia and from the Samba also on this list! Campism here.
  18. Sam Bateman

    Sam Bateman Adventurer

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    Wow! I guess we have some cross-pollination going on between here and The Samba! :1drink

    Howdy Campism. Yep, that's my '86 Westy in the background. Might explain why no-one sees it much, huh? Seeing as how it lives most of it's life in that barn. I got to do better....:cry

    The $1,038.00 for the R1100 is a result of it being sold by a car stealership. They insisted that they MUST add on their fees and charges so, I offered them $1,500.00 total to include everything. Looking at the Bill-of-Sale, the bike is listed at $1,038.00. And, more importantly, it was listed that way when I went to DMV and had to pay taxes.
  19. Sam Bateman

    Sam Bateman Adventurer

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    Hey, your avitar looks mighty familiar!
    Who'da thunk all these Westy people rode Motos as well??
  20. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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    Those of us thoroughly schooled in abuse-by-Vanagon need a relaxing outlet, something harmless, inexpensive and unlikely to threaten a marriage. A hobby like old motorcycles.