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Old 10-05-2012, 02:09 AM   #11
Horsehockey
A GPS? Huh?
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Vermont
Oddometer: 326
A 1978 r100s with 44K on the clock for $500 to $1000? Yes, that is in the "ideal" range for a project bike. Your worklist is sounding good too. The advice you're getting above is spot on. By comparison, I bought my 1975 R75/6 with 44K on the clock for $1100. It too had been sitting for a long while. The tranny bearings had rusted and I had Tom Cutter rebuild the transmission ($500 at the time). New fork boots, all new rubber bits, tires, battery, new cables, new fluids etc etc and I ended up putting another $2500 into the bike or thereabouts. My /6 now has 101K miles on the clock. I've put rebuilt heads in and had a ring job in that time. Did much of my own work. I ride the bike on a 3K mile trip every year for the past seven years. These are great, reliable machines. If you can get in at the price point you're talking about, this is pretty much a no-lose proposition.
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