Craigslist Airhead Finds...

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

  1. 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
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    $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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  2. 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
  3. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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  4. WRC51

    WRC51 Long timer

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  5. airheadPete

    airheadPete Wherever they send me. Supporter

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  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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  9. 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.
  10. bhmav8r

    bhmav8r Been here awhile

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  11. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    ^ Already flagged for removal...
  12. 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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  13. epb

    epb Been here awhile

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  14. epb

    epb Been here awhile

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  15. BMWGSA

    BMWGSA Geländefahrer Supporter

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  16. epb

    epb Been here awhile

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    So it's worth $15,000, but it's not worth taking two pictures? This Chinese knock-off has three.

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  17. deafanddiabetic

    deafanddiabetic Would rather be wrenching.

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  18. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin! Supporter

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    Yea, wondering... first three pics are a green bike, last one is a black R50 or 60.....
  19. BMWGSA

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    No clue not my add
  20. airheadPete

    airheadPete Wherever they send me. Supporter

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