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Craigslist Airhead Finds...

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

  1. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania Supporter

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    ebay doesn't seem to bring the crazy money you see on BaT or other auctions. I'd be surprised if it reaches $10K. Cool bike tho.
  2. airheadPete

    airheadPete Wherever they send me. Supporter

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    Wow. :tb
    What a time capsule/creampuff. I just want the owner’s manual.
    $15K ???
  3. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania Supporter

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    Well dress me up and call me Sally, it's already at $9K with a few days to go.

    More surprising is that this one hasn't sold after more than a month. Original owner and just 16K on the clock. Certainly one of the nicer, more reasonably priced (relatively speaking) g/s examples I've seen come along in a while.

    1984 BMW R80/GS - $8900
    https://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/d/sagle-1984-bmw-r80-gs/6885347235.html
    [​IMG]
  4. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Been here awhile

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    So any ideas why this has not sold? Any one looked at it - I'm thinking it might be worth pulling the trigger always wanted an RS
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  5. wiggledbits

    wiggledbits Been here awhile

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    Me to but outside of how far it is there is the 100k plus miles on it. Could take a lot of work.
  6. Cycle Goon

    Cycle Goon Been here awhile

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    I like that RS
  7. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Long timer

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    Lexington, IL
  8. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Long timer

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  9. elmontanero

    elmontanero Practicing...

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    just such a weird bitsa bike... would be worth more parted out than as it sits.
    Heck had the thought about it for the toaster tank.. then read it's been cut and welded...
    https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/mcy/d/carlsbad-1976-bmw-airhead/6912613285.html
    [​IMG]
    $800 OBO

    This motorcycle is pretty much an assembly of various different parts, mostly from different BMW motorcycles. It does run and ride, which is most useful for verifying whether or not the parts fitted to the bike work. At best I would consider this bike an unfinished project.

    If you are looking for a motorcycle that is complete and ready to go, this is not the bike for you.

    If you are looking for a parts bike, or to part out the bike, keep reading.

    The engine is from and R75/6.
    - The engine runs but burns oil. Smoke is most visible at startup after long storage and hard engine braking. I suspect worn valve guides.

    The transmission is a five speed.

    Frame is from a 1976 R100S and it is registered as such.
    - It has a clean title and current registration.
    - The frame is bent from a crash once upon a time. A second frame is included but does not have its own title. I intended to swap frames and never did.

    The front end (forks, triple clamps, controls) are from a 1995 Suzuki Katana.
    - It would be tough to explain why I thought this was a good idea so I wont.
    - The Suzuki controls do work for the most part.
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  10. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer Supporter

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    Give the man an "A" for honesty. Refreshing.

    " - It would be tough to explain why I thought this was a good idea so I wont." :lol3
  11. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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  12. WRC51

    WRC51 Long timer

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  13. airheadPete

    airheadPete Wherever they send me. Supporter

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  14. deafanddiabetic

    deafanddiabetic Would rather be wrenching.

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    Holy hell, I have one for sale and I'm asking half that! Really cool seat though, I was told they were a hard find anymore.
  15. airheadPete

    airheadPete Wherever they send me. Supporter

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    A 3/4 seat AND the cowl?
    Damn, too bad I’ve already got what I need.
  16. deafanddiabetic

    deafanddiabetic Would rather be wrenching.

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    It's definitely not in as nice of shape (I think?) as that MOA listing one, but it's a good base.

    s-l1600.jpg
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  17. worncog

    worncog YBNormal Supporter

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    If this was closer I would jump on it. Have a /6 that needs a left cylinder.
  18. bhmav8r

    bhmav8r Been here awhile

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  19. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    ^ Already flagged for removal...
  20. bhmav8r

    bhmav8r Been here awhile

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    Figured - but you never know.
    The location prolly would not be high dollar or antique bmw aficionados.
    Such is the CL hunt . . .
    Would have been willing to go look at it for a fellow adv'er
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