Originally Posted by kadesean
I know the tanks can be spendy when they can be found, but that doesn't seem like to difficult of a mod. I'm not interested in the extra bash guard down low. Roo bars, windscreen/instrument cluster look the same.
Thx for the reply. Makes my search for an airhead GS a little more fun.
money wise in terms of farkles... it's always best to find a bike with extras on it. for instance PD tank would sell for $500-$750 range. if you want a PD... find a bike with PD kit already in place. same for racks and saddle bags. those could set you back another $500+ used.
for collectability go with R80G/S ... front end price will be higher, but odds are G/S will go up higher.
it's been a few month from first post, so you are not in a hurry. which is the best mode to be in.
IMHO most accurate price indicator is a national search limited to craigslist.
from google: BMW R80 G/S site:craigslist.org
or insert BMW R100GS or what ever.
you will get many more hits for R100GS vs G/S ... R100GS generally are a few thousand $$ cheaper and much easier to find.