Craigslist Airhead Finds...

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Lounge, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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    Like I said, people with more money then sense.
  2. kenbob

    kenbob Gnarly GnOOb

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    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

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  3. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    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?
  4. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer Supporter

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    Looks really nice for 75k.
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  5. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    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.
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  6. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer Supporter

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    :clap
    Mine's not as pretty as the ones above.

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    I still think the buyers at this price are nuts.....unless its some kind of collusion or scam.
  7. kenbob

    kenbob Gnarly GnOOb

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    I like the look of the low front fender !

    What is the top box you have , Mobiker ?
  8. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer Supporter

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    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 :thumb
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  9. mrclubike

    mrclubike Been here awhile Supporter

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    Is that Bull Shoals Damn
  10. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer Supporter

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    Yes it is.
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  11. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Long timer

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  12. wmtunate

    wmtunate Been here awhile

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  13. wmtunate

    wmtunate Been here awhile

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  14. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    My OCD makes me wonder why he couldn't have moved the lawn mower...
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  15. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer Supporter

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    Provides scale.
    That's not a bad looking R65. Bloomfield Hills is rich folks territory.
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  16. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Hard act to follow after that lovely old R26 though.
  17. OneTireFryer

    OneTireFryer Adventurer Supporter

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  18. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Yes, lots of "patina" talk...
  19. CPDober

    CPDober n00b

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    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!
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  20. WRC51

    WRC51 Long timer

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    I honestly spend more time setting the back round of a photo than I do posing the bike.:lol3
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