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Old 06-25-2012, 08:06 AM   #61
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so I admit I am not that familiar with the G/S bikes. But a bike wiht less than 20k on it, is it normal to have the forks rebuilt and the final drive resealed and new shoes ?
Not trying to be funny or sound stupid or anything, just curious
not curious in buying or anything, just curious of the life span of the G/S
then again , maybe its the age, not the miles
It really looks to me more than 120,000 or the Speedo/odo was discoed. That would explain it. People try stuff like this all the time. My brother went to look at an off road machine that had less than 10 K on it. I noticed the underside was half worn away with scrapping. It's why the advice to check the records is repeated so much.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #62
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I inquired on the G/S-

where was this bike stored if it has such low miles??? I'm looking at your photos, the bike looks well worn, particularly the rust on the exhaust, and pulse air. Plus the amount of oxidation on the engine, and all the scratches. Looks like it's been out side for quite a while.

no reply yet..I wonder why??? BIN is $7,500 whew!!!!!

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Old 06-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #63
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so I admit I am not that familiar with the G/S bikes. But a bike wiht less than 20k on it, is it normal to have the forks rebuilt and the final drive resealed and new shoes ?
Not trying to be funny or sound stupid or anything, just curious
not curious in buying or anything, just curious of the life span of the G/S
then again , maybe its the age, not the miles
Mine had 21K miles on it when I bought it and looked WAY worse than that eBay one.... yes to a fork rebuild, final drive rebuild, trans rebuild as well as exhaust valve guides...

Low miles don't really mean much when you are talking about a thirty year old BMW...

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Old 07-08-2012, 07:32 AM   #64
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:43 AM   #65
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His store name says it all. "junk moto parts"
Must be in cahoots with the ignition cannister guy....................
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:57 AM   #66
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People need to get their heads round the fact that BMW speedos go back to zero after 99999 miles and that 20,000 could easily be 120k or 220k.

It is also very easy to wind back a BMW speedo, I might have been guilty of that 30 years ago.

In the UK all vehicles have an annual MOT inspection after 3 years, as part of this process mileage is recorded and can help give some support to mileage claims, but tuts nothing when it comes to vehicles!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:16 AM   #67
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His store name says it all. "junk moto parts"
Must be in cahoots with the ignition cannister guy....................
Seems to be the same guy. His ad reads with the same attitude:

"IT IS NO WAY FOR ME TO KNOW WILL IT FIT YOUR BIKE AND IS IT OEM OR AFTERMARKET PART. AND PLEASE DON'T ASK ME ABOUT MEASURMENTS. DON'T KNOW HOW TO MEASURE."


Has balls. $1700 for:

"ALL PARTS SOLD AS NOT WORKING JUNK. NEED CLEAN UP, PAINT, OIL ELBOW GREASE, ETC. NO RETURNS, NO EXCHANGES, NO WARRANTY. IF YOU NEED WORKING PART - THIS PART IS NOT FOR YOU."


Yeah, right.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:50 AM   #68
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An '81 bean can ignition ... for $857.74

From what ass is he pulling these prices?

From the listing:
"BMW 1981 R100RT magneto assembly with wiring. This unit has not been tested for spark, though magnets are still strong, and bearings roll smoothly; outsides show some normal surface corrosion, insides are very clean. This unit fits all magneto ignition bikes of the 1970s & 1980s. May work on other "quirky" machines; check with your local sewing machine dealer before purchasing. Install and brag about it online! See our many discerning fans on ta'internets: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7927150
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PS - That link is to THIS thread.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:15 AM   #69
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Yeah we were all giving that very listing a lot of shit earlier in this thread. It was originally under $400, where we were like, "wtf is this guy on", and he FOUND US and UPPED THE ANTE
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:20 AM   #70
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Well he is definitely having fun anyway.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #71
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R90S silver smoke gas tank went for more than $1500:



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Old 07-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #72
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His store name says it all. "junk moto parts"
Must be in cahoots with the ignition cannister guy....................

I contacted the "junk moto parts" seller and requested the actual "Buy It Now" price for the $1700.00+ transmission, stating that he obviously had made a mistake in his listing.
He replied rudely and called me an idiot....
I told him that his "Brilliant Listings" speak for themselves.....takes all kinds I guess....
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:30 PM   #73
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R90S silver smoke gas tank went for more than $1500:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc
Looking at Max' BMW parts catalog the stock tank is still available, in primer, for $1193.32. That makes an NOS tank, painted, for $1582 not that bad of a deal. If you're looking to do a restoration, that is.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:36 AM   #74
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A r90/s tank can be bought from Meyers in Germany for 1200$ + shipping
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:52 AM   #75
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I hate you people.

I'm now buying an aftermarket exhaust for my RT. I generally avoid Ebay unless I need something specific for my /5....

now look what you've done.
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