Should I buy it?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by jc9995, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. 100RT

    100RT Long timer

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    One point about the Max bike is the mileage. If you read down to the bottom of the page it says the mileage is 113605.
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  2. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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  3. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    I don't see Max taking less than $8.5-9k for that bike, which it won't bid up to on Ebay. Most of the Craigslist bikes are in pretty rough shape and/or missing major pieces and would cost a fortune to turn into nice bikes. Truly, the only reason to have a '77 RS is for collector value, and if the bike isn't complete and in either nice original condition (nicely patina'd) or correctly restored then you're better off paying all the money and getting a bike like this one at Max, or another top-dollar bike. At least they're appreciating and if you overpay today for the best bike out there, eventually the market will catch up.





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  4. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    That was really tricky the way they worded that whole thing. They give the mileage 13,605 twice and then all the way on on the bottom say "actual mileage is 113,605" . I missed it entirely. Thanks.
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  5. spo123

    spo123 Man About Town

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    IF, I am not mistaken.....and I just may be....was there a C,F,O 1977 BMW R100RS model that was early and still did NOT have the 40mm carbs and 40mm exhaust........californikation, florida, oregon......
    Possibly, I am thinking of the later R100CS models, with the aforementioned designation....(SMOG).
    Either way, an inmate who KNOWS, will be along shortly, to let us all know how incorrect I am....how did that italic type just occur?

    I WOULD LOVE THAT MACHINE! It has my initials on it (RS).
    Best wishes always.

    Update> Thanks, Mugwest, for the confirmation....I neglected the important info on the LARGE VALVES...
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  6. Mugwest

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    Was going to mention the CFO bit earlier today but got busy again. My '77 (build Fall '76) was a CFO and those letters are stamped above the engine # over the oil filler IIRC. I was told and read innumerable times that it did stand for CA, FL, and OR and had to do w/ emissions. There was no emissions gear or plumbing on mine, but it sure had 38mm pipes and maybe the valves were smaller-- can't remember arcane stuff on the RS anymore, sold it in 2001.

    It's without question collectible, and with one in that unmolested shape i'd be tempted to take it home too.

    But equally without question is that there are many many more Airhead models that are superior bikes to ride.

    Hell man, just get it :lol3
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  7. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...question is...how much do you want to have in it when it's finished...?
    Sitting for so long you could easily drop a grand or two getting it back up to snuff, that providing there's nothing actually wrong with the bike.
    BMW Rubber and plasticky parts are expensive.
    If you don't wrench add a grand to have a dealer get it basically maintained right.
    I'd offer $2500 thereabouts.
    But what a jewel it might be! :norton


    ...hmmm...does he have the 3/4 solo seat... :evil
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  8. Bikaholic51

    Bikaholic51 Electric Kaiser

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  9. Moonshiner

    Moonshiner aka "B-dog"

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    I own a '77 RS with the 40 mm pipes. Mine is not original by any means. But it's a bike that I truly enjoy riding.

    Like all things old and collectible, the old RS's are not worth what they once were.

    Also know that you probably won't be able to recoup the money you'll end up putting into it to get it running and back on the road the way it should be. Airheads are more of a labor of love than they are an investment.

    I'd say if you could get it for anything under $3K, it would be a good deal. It's probably going to take $2k worth of "love" to get it back to where it needs to be. Keep that in mind.
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  10. Bluethumb

    Bluethumb Been here awhile

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    So, did you buy it?
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  11. jc9995

    jc9995 Commuting BEAST :)

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    Haven't offered yet. He is getting is a detailed account of how he stored it and serial number. That will help me decide on an offer. Of course I will glean your collective knowledge before then.
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  12. Blakebird

    Blakebird Solo Backwardo

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    Good luck - hope you come to an equitable deal that works for both of you :nod.



    I've been looking, have seen most of those.
    Depending on weather, I might fly out next week and ride this back.
    35k miles

    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/3570722225.html

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