How much is it worth?

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  1. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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    I have an opportunity to buy a 1978 R100 /7 that is running. Good motor, tranny, frame, and tank. It runs, but needs:

    Tires and the rear wheel needs Woody to straighten her out, but not so out of whack that it cannot be ridden.
    Headlight assembly
    and a speedo cable

    Any help would be great. Thx
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  2. jtwind

    jtwind Wisconsin Airhead

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    Always a loaded question. That bike in good shape, up and running with say 50,000 miles would usually run $2800 to $4000. In my mind with the work it needs I'd pay somewhere from $1500 to $2000 grand.
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  3. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    I agree with JT. Also, pictures would help immensely.
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  4. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Ditto to the above. :D
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  5. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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    OK, pics will have to wait a couple days, but I dropped $500 on her after work today. Added bonuses I didnt know about: 24K miles, new top end, and Vetter fairing. Thanks for all your help.
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  6. jtwind

    jtwind Wisconsin Airhead

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    I'd say you got a wonderful bargain on what will be a good bike. I'm sure you'll enjoy both the riding and wrenching.
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  7. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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    Here she is coming home. This is what $500 buys. Do you like the 250lb rated dirt bike tray I used:) Thanks all.
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  8. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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  9. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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    Here we go again...
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  10. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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    What do you think for $500?
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  11. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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    last one
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  12. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Way to score on that bike. Looks like you have the start of something good.:thumb



    Mike
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  13. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    You done good! I was going to chime in with about $800 as a starting point and not much over $1100-$1200. (Because I historically have always paid too much for what my heart tells me to buy)

    You have what looks to be a really good starting point and money left over to sort things out way before the term "money pit" starts to loom :clap
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  14. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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    I cannot get the fuel tank open or the seat. Can someone help? The key fits both locks, but not sure how to get her open. Once the key is inserted into the fill cap and I lift the half circle, I can spin the cap 360 degrees. Anyone? Thanks
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  15. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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    OK, got the seat open. Didnt realize there is a button. How about the fuel tank? The manual says use the folding handle, but I cannot figure out how to open it? Funny, someone is missing a big joint that was left under the seat:)


    False alarm...just called the PO and says he has the "Tank Key".. Thanks all
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  16. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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    Story of my life brother!!!
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  17. kta

    kta Been here awhile

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    Your bike looks a lot like the /7 I picked up for $500. Missing headlight and all!

    Cheers on a great find!

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  18. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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    Can you tell me what size headlight goes in this bike? 7 or 8 inch? The diameter of the whole assembly is 8 inches, but 7 inches would fit within the assembly. Thanks
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  19. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Ya done good! REAL good! I've gotten a few good deals in my time but none as good as that! I got a /5 that was a yard sale left over for $225 - but it's pretty rough and doesn't compare.

    The headlight is slightly over 7" (it's a metric size) and you'll have to get the BMW Bosch light. There are three pieces to it: lens, reflector, and the chrome mounting ring. There's also a gasket between the lens and reflector and six or seven clips to hold the reflector/lens into the ring. Expect to pay $50 to $100 for the complete assembly. Those headlight rings can get dented fairly easily, so be sure to check the used ones over well. Nice undented examples aren't easy to find and are expensive from the dealer.
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  20. Mukluk25

    Mukluk25 Hitchhiking to Bingo

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    Where is the air filter on this dern thing? It's too cold in the garage, so I can only spend a few minutes at a time. Thx
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