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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Lounge, Jan 20, 2017.
Like I said, people with more money then sense.
I'm a keepin mine
I paid half what the auction bike went for - 5 yrs ago - which was plenty $ . But I sure enjoy it .
Now has 75,000 miles
This year is the 40th anniversary of the R65 LS and the R80 GS. Anyone going to the rally in PA in September where the original designer is Coming to talk?
Looks really nice for 75k.
The influencing of market value has gone on for a long time. 20 years ago it's aim was to get the price of /2 bikes higher. An r69s now starts at 10000, most do. There are several methods the owners use to raise prices. 1...just keep listing a bike for sale at the price wanted, or higher. 2...When selling a bike report it's price as higher than sold at. Two people need to collude but ultimately they both want the same result, higher value.
Many players in these games from the serious or casuall collector to a rider who just owns one bike but wants enough money to get something else.
It will happen. The price of these bikes will go up. The fact that GS bikes are popular almost guarantees it.
Mine's not as pretty as the ones above.
I still think the buyers at this price are nuts.....unless its some kind of collusion or scam.
I like the look of the low front fender !
What is the top box you have , Mobiker ?
That's a Givi E45. I don't know if they still make them or not. The "E" series were their economy series. I've had it several years and it does what a top box is supposed to.
If you decide to run the fender low, I recommend you turn it around. This one was mounted this way when I bought the bike in '91. Wind pressure had apparently pushed the leading edge into the stock Sahara semi knobbies which proceeded to chew a crescent moon shaped chunk out of the front edge. I figured the damage was done, so I left it that way. I've mostly run street/street oriented adventure tires, but somewhere along the way I chewed it up a little more. Its no longer a problem now
Is that Bull Shoals Damn
Yes it is.
83 R80RT- $2450
1959 BMW R26 - $8000
BMW R65 1986 All original! - $3475
My OCD makes me wonder why he couldn't have moved the lawn mower...
That's not a bad looking R65. Bloomfield Hills is rich folks territory.
Hard act to follow after that lovely old R26 though.
Sellers website for the 1959 R26. They are certainly proud of the "patina", which it has a lot of.... Lovely to look at though
Yes, lots of "patina" talk...
Man, I'm genuinely concerned for whoever buys that R26. It's rough, damaged, nothing close to original, and the pinstripes look like they were done with whiteout. The singles are fun little bikes, but they're not rare and not worth anything close to $8K for this condition. Someday we should see a lot more of these on the market. I'll admit though that that seller certainly has his marketing spin well honed!
I honestly spend more time setting the back round of a photo than I do posing the bike.