Today's craigslist finds......

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

  1. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder

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  2. Blakebird

    Blakebird pew pew pew

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    https://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/d/4hp-mini-bike/6432976606.html
    4hp Mini bike - $300 (Arvada)

    Beautiful vintage 1977 Sears mini bike with Tecumseh 168cc engine ,
    everything is original with the exception of the carburetor but I still
    have the original carburetor .
    Looks great and runs excellent goes around 35 mph
    This is a nice sized mini bike will ride kids or adults comfortably .
    Please serious contacts only
    Price is firm


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  3. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Why do those "shocks" even exist??? Funny!
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  4. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Those are so you can take it off some sweet jumps. :evil
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  5. youngan

    youngan -------

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    It looks like the whole drivetrain, including engine, is on one long swingarm. Looks like it pivots just behind the engine, so the engine goes down when the rear wheel goes up. Actually kind of an ingenious way to avoid the changing chain tension problem. Would also avoid rear squat when on the power (in this case I'm envisioning that system on a bike with actual power).
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  6. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Jockey

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    Perfect entry level dirt bike.
    for a minibike that one is pretty cool.
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  7. Blakebird

    Blakebird pew pew pew

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    cheap gift for a kid :nod
  8. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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  9. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Very nice bike but the R65ls while collectable is not the holy grail. It shows pitting on the rocker cover, missing stock rear mud flap, BMW never painted a factory bike with that much orange peel unless it is just really bad lighting. That tanks should be a mirror like the front fender. Tach face is a bit faded as is the stop/run lever. scratch in windscreen. I don't think those seats were ever leather in the first place but I could be wrong. It has a couple of flaws in the seat cover on the left side. missing the shift lever rubber pad. Yellowed BMW roundels.

    Why am I being such a picky bastard? Because it would loose a lot of points at Concours and is a very lovely $5K collector bike, not $24K

    Hey if I am wrong maybe I can get $100K for my 84 R100RS LE bike :lol3
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  10. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Jockey

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    He's ready for the show circuit with those mirrors :D
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  11. Blakebird

    Blakebird pew pew pew

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    Marc nailed it....a fairly rare bike worth much less than what he's asking for it.
    Same designer did the original Katana (Hans Muth).

    Looks like he painted a lot of the aluminum pieces

    My g/f had an R65, a fun little bike I used to enjoy riding.
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  12. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    Ok Mark, I'll go to my piggy bank and be right over for the RS!
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  13. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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  14. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    OMG, must resist, I would put my eye out. :knary I want :lol3
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  15. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

    Sir Denis Eton-Hogg Tap into America

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    There's one in my neighborhood too
  16. Bushyar15

    Bushyar15 Been here awhile

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    OMG! I wish I had the money... I had the RZ500 which was steel framed, I think the RZV was the aluminum framed. Bought it in ‘88 in California from a guy that brought it in from Canada and got it registered. The owner actually interviewed people who wanted to buy it. He didn’t want to sell it to just anyone.

    It was a great bike. Even though it was heavier than the RG500 Gamma, it was way more stable at speed.

    Oh well....


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  17. Blakebird

    Blakebird pew pew pew

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    https://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1972-yamaha-at2-125/6431766091.html
    1972 YAMAHA AT2-125 - $1950

    VIN AT196089, AT2, 125cc, Mandarin Orange, 3,300 miles. This is not a restored AT2-125, but has been gone through and brought back to original likeness, leaving as many old original parts as possible with the original patina. Tires, Wheels, Exhaust, Engine, Frame, wiring and metal ALL original. Motorcycle was found with non-original blue paint on tank, headlight and headlight brackets. Fenders had been painted white. I have returned the metal back to the original OEM Mandarin Orange, from VMR Paint, and the fenders to the original Silver from Master Blend. Carburetor has been cleaned and rebuilt, all electrical has been cleaned and gone through. New points and plug installed and timed, with new battery. Forks have been bled and new oil installed. Air cleaner foam replaced and oiled. Chain cleaned and oiled. Clutch adjusted.

    Starts on second kick, after choking and runs strong. The electric start is weak, probably needs brushes, but I have installed a new Starter Button. I may try and fix the electric start, although it is not necessary since it starts with the kick starter very easily. There are no turn signals, but wiring is complete and in good condition. All other electrics and lights, including horn, work great. I have left the original tires on the motorcycle. If one plans to ride this motorcycle the tires should be replaced. All chrome is in excellent shape and the wheels have no dents or scratches. The fuel tank was cleaned and has no rust or corrosion. New seat cover installed, over good original seat foam and pan. Thanks for looking! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting me. Will be sold with clear Colorado Title. Must pick up locally with Cash Only


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  18. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Jockey

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    I rode one of those when I first got my restricted license, the dealer "limited" it so it was legal with a learners permit. Removing the restriction happened about 10min after it got home, it's been downhill ever since :jack

    That's a really clean example.
  19. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    yeah i really like that and have found myself shopping for another DT125 lately. Im seeking one considerably cheaper and not a museum piece. I have missed mine ever since i sold it, stupid me.

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  20. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    I had a silver one at least that nice 7 or 8 years ago w/18k, it was worth about $4500. then. Don't see it being much different now.

    The KTM/Yamaha dealer in Gunnison has a collection of all the DT's and I think multiples of some, usually keeps one or two on the floor.
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