A few years back, a guy here on the island called me about a 1981 R80GS (or is it a G/S?) he had for sale. He wanted $3000 at the time, which sounded like an OK deal, but when I went to look at it, I noticed a few issues. Bent front rim, bad bearings in front wheel, broken turn signals, dented headers, quite a bit of rust, it's been sitting over 10 years, and there was some issue with the title, so he wasn't able to put it in his name. I contacted him again recently, and he said he would take $2000 for it now. Flash forward to yesterday, he had dumped the bad gas out of the tank (carb bowls were dry) and was trying to jump start it with no luck when I pulled up. I checked a couple things; battery was completely dead, so I disconnected it, jumped it off his truck, and got the starter to turn. The clock works! Gas wasn't making it to the carbs, but he hadn't added much. When we lifted the tank and sloshed it over to the left side, fuel started flowing. Once the bowls filled up, the thing started with just one tiny puff of black smoke, revved easily, and settled down to a nice idle. Never ceases to amaze me, how these things survive the long sleeps! The bad; it's not charging, and the tanks interior is toast. As I was describing parts availability and prices with him, in an effort to negotiate the price, he was undecided if he should sell it to me, or just have me fix it up for him to use. The biggest factor for me is the title issue. If I can't get in my name, it's parts. Also, in Hawaii, if you don't store the plates when the bike is inoperable, the county will charge all the missed registration fees when you try to put it back on the road. In this case it could be over $1000 owed. I have to call the DMV today to confirm. If I can't get a clear title for it, or the back taxes are owed, my interest at his price will be greatly diminished. Anyway, here's some pics, after he had washed it. He has the seat, side covers and a few spares in a box. Original speedo shows 27,000 miles. What do you think it's worth? A few questions; being an '81, is it a GS or a G/S? Will this have points in the bean can? Flywheel or clutch carrier? Will R100GS pipes fit? Will an R65 tank fit? Anyone have a tank they want to sell?