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Old 01-13-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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Is $5k too much money for my first airhead?

There's a guy local to me selling a very sweet 1972 R75/5 toaster tank SWB airhead. 29k miles, everything looks to be in good shape aside from the "dings here and there".

He's asking $5k for it. Do you think it's too much money?
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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That certainly sounds like the high end of the range - meaning it better be in awfully nice condition. Like maybe concourse.

To answer your question you'll need to supply us with more data to think with, such as - photos, work history, test ride report, that sort of thing.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:00 PM   #3
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sounds like a lot for a /5 in these times.
They always need about $2000,00 worth of real work to be right.
If you're hell bent on it, spend the money at a reputable shop and have it picked over. It will be worth the investment.
At my shop we call that a "pre-purchase inspection",
or just good common sense.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:27 PM   #4
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Yes, $5K is too much money for your first Airhead. By about $2K.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:31 PM   #5
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in his craigslist post, he says it's been well maintained and was his daily rider

I wish it weren't so expensive... if it were $3k, I would've purchased it already, but I'm willing to guess that someone else would have first. It's the exact bike I've been looking for
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:37 PM   #6
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If it's not very far away, go take a look - and some pix to post for us. And make him an offer - at that price it will be around a while and might just take you up on it.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:28 AM   #7
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$5K for a /5?

Only if it is TOO PRETTY to modify!

If your desires are to ride it daily, put on 900cc barrels, dual disc front end, paint it a different color, upgrade the electrics, Mikunis, RT fairing...

there are better (cost effective)alternatives out there.


/5's for me are nice and if I had the desire to own one I would keep it as a "sunny day" bike.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:45 AM   #8
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No offense Steve, but is this guy supposed to take advise from someone who would put an RT fairing on a /5?!?




OK, I can see how you might take offense, but still...
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:32 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by heffy
There's a guy local to me selling a very sweet 1972 R75/5 toaster tank SWB airhead. 29k miles, everything looks to be in good shape aside from the "dings here and there".

He's asking $5k for it. Do you think it's too much money?

YES!!! check out Internet bmw marketplace for an idea of what you can get
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