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Old 12-23-2011, 11:43 AM   #31
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God dang though, I sure want an airhead GS!
It's worth to me 8k.

Anything remotely similar is going to be the same money whe you are done with it.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:55 AM   #32
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I am one who loves it that the /5 is starting to gain popularity and going up in worth as mine is nice and I would love it if it got to anywhere near 8K.
Would you trade your two bikes for that one?
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:12 PM   #33
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Ive ridden a 91 GS, I guess function isnt the criteria for buying one or pricing one. The one I rode was low miles in perfect or close to perfect shape. I know they have all the soul and wonder of the world in them but.........it was a droning 50hp flat twin with kinda clunky shifting,weak brakes,average handling at best. It was an antique the day it was built was my take on it,you look at other bikes built in 91 and they have quite a bit more on the ball.

I know they are one of the holy grails of airhead people,I guess for what they go for now,riding one wouldnt be the reason for buying one.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:18 PM   #34
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It's like anything that's for sale.If somebody likes it and has the money.........Maybe not a deal to most,but someone will buy it.Merry Christmas!!
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:23 PM   #35
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It's worth to me 8k.

Anything remotely similar is going to be the same money whe you are done with it.

Not for me, it'd cost way less than that to do all that work, but someone paying shop rates, that's probably what the shop has in it, based on parts and $80/hour. They might take $7,200 for it, maybe as low as $6,700 if they sit on it for a while.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:38 PM   #36
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Not for me, it'd cost way less than that to do all that work, but someone paying shop rates, that's probably what the shop has in it, based on parts and $80/hour. They might take $7,200 for it, maybe as low as $6,700 if they sit on it for a while.
Knowing the history of that particular dealership, there is no money being made on that airhead.

Trust me on this one; it probably has 7k in shop work.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:26 PM   #37
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that's kinda scary, A dealer putting in redLine trans oil.
Yikes!
Ask a REAL trans builder what they think of redline.
Oh you might as well sit down and get comfy, you'll be listening for a while.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:54 PM   #38
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Some people have more cash than time. We are all a bunch of cheap bastards who would rather chew glass than pay someone to replace a cable or spark plug, much less pay full retail for either of those parts.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:18 PM   #39
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When I see such high prices for labor and work done on bikes I cringe and think damn that much for just an easy (fill in blank), but that comes from a guy that knows what's really involved, not from a mechanically ignorant/challenged perspective.

So $8K for a mechanically challenged buyer might be worth it........but some people are so scared to work on anything mechanical. I can't pay people for mechanical repairs for two reasons 1)why pay someone lots of money when I can do a better job, 2) I can't afford $80/hour and that takes me back to point #1..

I don't doubt the dealer has $8K in it, strange thing is if this bike were being sold by and individual down the street the price would be $5.5-6K. Of course if the bike were being sold to the dealer then $3,800 to $4,200 maybe.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:40 PM   #40
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Knowing the history of that particular dealership, there is no money being made on that airhead.

Trust me on this one; it probably has 7k in shop work.
Pollo:

I can't decipher that. Are you saying they're very good and perfectionists so they spent a lot of time and $$ on it to make it perfect? Or, they are sub-par?
I've never used them but I ride though that area on occasion.

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Old 12-23-2011, 05:29 PM   #41
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you can find better

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It's worth to me 8k.

Anything remotely similar is going to be the same money whe you are done with it.
I bought my '93 GS bone-stock, no mods, no resto, no repaint, no B.S. Paid 5.5k for it w/ 8300 miles on the ODO.

You CAN and will find better. There are just too many variables at this mileage and price...

The only way a GS of this era is worth 8k now is if it is a primo Classic with low (<20k) miles.

This is a shot of my purchase with just a bit of meticulous cleaning (and other parts that aren't included in my opinion of the value/worth of the listing in question):
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:17 PM   #42
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Knowing the history of that particular dealership,
The dealer that installed cylinder base gaskets on a GS? Sounds like a sordid history to me.
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