Today's craigslist finds......

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by 309, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

    Sir Denis Eton-Hogg Tap into America

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Oddometer:
    737
    Location:
    Loveland Colorado
  2. Spat

    Spat Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2003
    Oddometer:
    873
    Location:
    Lakewood, Co
    Nice :nod
    I just don't think Marc is correct on this one, more people still have these but they are like mopeds, you just don't want to be seen on one :shog.
    I happen to have a Sprint in the garage still, it's the first bike I bought for my wife, some folks say that was just cruel. I did like riding the bass ackward little HD it's a lot of fun and a head turner, must get it running again.
  3. blues bob

    blues bob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Oddometer:
    105
    Location:
    salida,co
    BUT oh so slow. My buddy in high school had one in Billings. He was convinced it could beat anything. So, we have a showdown on Mary's St after school. Him, against my fat 305 Honda scrambler. Title for title. The quarter mile was marked off by Danny's 56 Chev pickup, a can of white paint and a 3 in brush. We couldn't count how many bike lenghts he was behind my 305. Title for title---just BS. AAHHH thank God for memories.:D
  4. fred flintstone

    fred flintstone Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    995
    Location:
    Above 7600 ft.
  5. Hair

    Hair Free to a good home.

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Oddometer:
    14,912
    Location:
    Northern New Mexico
  6. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    18,788
    Location:
    Parker, CO
    http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3577882880.html

    Not totally complete, but close... 05299 miles showing (speedo/tach both work).
    Engine and frame numbers are a close match (83 #'s apart-they never match exactly-this is closer than usual).
    Engine on standard bore and turns freely (low on compression-stuck rings from sitting).
    Quiet/smooth on turnover and shifts through all gears.
    Carbs are dirty but free and not destroyed by water/corrosion.
    Pretty nice chrome-as 47 years old goes...
    Excellent seat. New tank badges and cap


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  7. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,805
    Location:
    Denver/Aspen
  8. Hair

    Hair Free to a good home.

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Oddometer:
    14,912
    Location:
    Northern New Mexico
    Yes they are.
  9. DirtyDR

    DirtyDR Dana

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,973
    Location:
    Edwards,Colorado
    There are a lot of days I still wish I had that bike but at least it has someone who is riding it now.
  10. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,805
    Location:
    Denver/Aspen
    Uzume has a couple of bikes now, but the Honda is still a favorite :clap
  11. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,736
    Location:
    Westminster CO
  12. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    18,788
    Location:
    Parker, CO
    http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3594069137.html

    not a raging deal....but you don't see many around - especially in this shape.

    I bought this rare, Honda VTR250 for my girlfriend last year. She decided she does not want to ride--my loss, your gain.
    The bike is in excellent condition, has only 12,450 miles. It has a V-twin cylinder, water-cooled engine. These are rare and reliable.
    This color scheme was only available in 1989. The seat height is only about 26" so it is perfect for a small guy, girl or woman.


    I paid the Honda dealer $400 to custom upgrade the suspension from OEM for improved handling, performance and safety.
    I am including the original Honda factory Shop Manual with the bike. Need to sell now


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  13. Hair

    Hair Free to a good home.

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Oddometer:
    14,912
    Location:
    Northern New Mexico
  14. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    Jan 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,174
    Location:
    Colorado R.O.F.
    The Barbie VFR! :clap

    I almost bought one for my girlfriend (now wife) in 1990...
  15. IHWillys

    IHWillys Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    269
    Location:
    FC CO
    I had not noticed the front wheel/brake setup on the VTR before now. Strange.

    Ken
  16. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

    Sir Denis Eton-Hogg Tap into America

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Oddometer:
    737
    Location:
    Loveland Colorado
  17. wzd1a

    wzd1a Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,225
    Location:
    Castle Rock
  18. Olas

    Olas the darkness

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,181
    Location:
    Boulder, CO
    http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3570857948.html

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    '78 BMW R100RS Airhead "Belgian Police model" - $5250 (Denver)

    This bike has 25,000 miles . Mileage will vary because it is a daily rider. Maintenance records available to verify the mileage.

    I say so called "Belgian Police model" because of the controversy around that whole story. The story goes, that in late '78 Butler & Smith the BMW importer at the time, received a shipment of 100 non-standard (for U.S.) bikes; in with larger than standard 40 mm pipes, big heads, high compression pistons, a different cam, and a kick starter. They were originally intended for another market, maybe the Belgian Police, then offered to Butler & Smith. According to a former B&S employee, "these came to be referred-to by US dealers and riders as 'Belgian Police' or 'Australian' bikes." These bikes have approximately 10% more horse power than the US market bikes.

    What I do know is, this bike, VIN#6092620 is a non US market bike with larger than standard 40 mm pipes, big heads, high compression pistons, a different cam, and a kick starter. The bike is in great shape as you would expect from such low mileage and has good tires. It's not perfect, but is as good as can be found with out a complete restoration and the price increase that comes with that.

    Fresh oil and filter change. Fresh gear oil in rear end. Included are the black Krauser hard saddlebags not pictured.

    Test rides only with a motorcycle license and cash in hand. You break it, you buy it. Clean Colorado title in my name.

    Contact John at 719-221-3248 or email back through Craigslist.

    Phone texts will not be answered. Don't bother replying by email unless you include your contact information.
  19. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    7,973
    Location:
    Loveland, Colo
    ....where it will drip oil onto the heads of customers. :deal
  20. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Oddometer:
    9,866
    Location:
    Westminster Colorado
    Rusted out seat pan, Missing steering damper, just to mention a few things.

    That would be a good bike for about $2500. IMHO:

    Marc