How much has your airhead project cost you?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by offtrackplanet, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. ChrisJW

    ChrisJW n00b

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    Shouldn't the question be "How much has your airhead rebuild project given you?
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  2. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Yep:nod
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  3. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    I will go with you. See ya soon for the cafe/scrambler!
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  4. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Your still in the infancy of airhead ownership.
    The devil is in the details.

    Budget 3 to 4 times what the bike is worth and you will be in the ballpark.
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  5. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I paid $1900 for my R100RT and figure I put $3000 into making it an R100S. So I have about as much into the bike as it is worth in the current market.

    [​IMG]
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  6. Malindi

    Malindi Zen Adventurer

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    That's a beauty. Do you ride it or just lick it clean occasionally? :huh
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  7. planktonnn

    planktonnn .also, i am a twat

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  8. elmontanero

    elmontanero Practicing...

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    1981 R80g/s... TOO DAMN MUCH.
    Probably put 4k or little more on the bike.
    New final drive, Transmission rebuild, Carb rebuild, Engine rebuild with heads...

    Don't be confused- I like it, but NO I would not have bought it had I known.
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  9. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    He rides it and works on it and rides it.

    He doesn't have to lick very much. Just wipe the drool off that admirers leave.
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  10. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    I bought my '72 R75 for $200. Basically all I got was a frame (no sub frame), a rear rim with the hub cut out (just spoke stubs where the hub would have been), a fairly complete lower end and a transmission with a damaged case. After some rummaging, some donations, some purchases and some fabrication,...... I now have a rolling frame and some boxes and an outlay of $1007.

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  11. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Yikes. Hopefully you don't get in too deep. $1k could have gotten you a complete bike...maybe even running, if you were lucky.
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  12. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    I guess I just like making something from nothing. I have trouble saying or knowing when to let them die. The frame came with a title and I have a crap-load of misc. parts, so,....... why not?

    I wonder if I'll think the same thing a few months down the road?

    Oh, while I'm thinking of it, would anybody have a spare,......
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  13. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Still Love this Clay Spinner ^^^ :clap

    2 of my entries below. I also have an 2 x R80G/S Dakars, R65LS, half an R90/6 and half an R75/5

    Burnt out 1994 R80 Mono which will be rebuilt, started collecting parts :deal
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    R100LT bought from an inmate here, as a parts Bike :wink:

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    Swapped an old R65 engine with a knock and a bit of cash and now have a full fairing, tank sidecovers and seat for it. Just sitting on there until its turn comes around :D

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  14. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    I've been riding airheads for twenty years spread across three bikes
    83 R80ST
    $2,500 purchase price
    $3,500 in a parts and service spread across the last 20 years.

    86 R80
    $3,200 Purchase price
    ~$1,500 in P&S
    Spread across the last ten years, but now it needs some TLC in the form of pushrod seals, new starter, and a top end refresh

    93 R100GS
    Great deal purchase price
    A whole lot of money
    Rebuilt tranny
    New wiring
    New switch gear
    Rebuilt drive shaft
    New headlight frame,
    Solo Seat

    Needs wheels to be relaced

    Cost per mile my airheads outweigh my Japanese bikes by a very long way.

    Yet I still love em and all three of them are worth what I bought them for. (which is better than most of my Japanese bikes that's for sure)
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  15. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Good looking bike Mike, last time I talked to you, you still were waiting to get it. You've had a busy spring/summer.
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  16. isdt BMW

    isdt BMW willserv@aol.com

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    Bought bent frame parts bike with title for $500, Husky forks and wheel $20, Husky seat $125, controls and headlight $10, taillight $35, Paint $80, muffler $20, ceramic coat headpipes $100, tires $80, SS spoke kits $200, fenders free, cylinder $75, trans with clutch 250, rings $110, vdo speedo $240, tool bag $60 and some nuts and bolts and misc. I'd guess about 2 grand and it is on the road, or trail
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  17. Mikeyork5

    Mikeyork5 Adventurer

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    Steve -

    Yep, got it in May - and I took a leisurely couple of months getting her in shape and running properly. All in all, I didn't have to do a whole lot to it. New tires, battery, fuel lines, fluids of course, rebuilt carbs, Tink help me pull the trans and do the main oil seal and oil pump 'O' ring, lubed the clutch spline - now she is good to go. Ended up probably putting about $1,500 into it - so with the $4K purchase price I think I'm sitting pretty good. But, the money was/is never the issue is it? She has 12K on the clock and runs like a charm - I'm a happy camper.

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  18. CaptainCrunch

    CaptainCrunch Been here awhile

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    Is beer factored in?

    I only have one. $2600 + $150 title/registration + $250 in new battery, fluids, carb kits, Clymer manual & specialty tools + $89 Dunlop K70 and tube + $100 for 6 cases of Old Style/High Life. So we're only about $200 over my $3k budget.

    But it did come with probably $1000 worth of extra parts, a Haynes manual plus an old Schott jacket, so I could bring that spreadsheet balance way down if I wanted to.

    I tell my wife it's pretty much the cheapest bad habit there is.
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  19. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    £1,000 purchase price plus about £150 over the last 18 months on carb rebuild, centrestand repair, oil and filters - not bad at all!
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  20. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer

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    If I added up what I've spent on my RS over twenty years, I'd have a heart attack.
    I want to keep riding. I ain't adding anything up. :1drink