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Old 01-10-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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purchasing advice

a friend is selling his rs 100 1984 white last edition she is in top condition few miles (less than 30,000). the equivalent price in the states will be around 6000 usd.(is more expensive in mexico because of the impor diutes.
i have the oportunity to sell my 78 r 100 s(with 100,000 miles) and buy this one.
is it worth it.?
my bike fell more live (i think because of the small faring) and both are equally fast (or slow?)

will you trow more than 40% of the value to swap the bikes?

i only ride now the bike to work once every 15 days to keep in good shape. is not my only ride and i do not use it in long trips anymore. (only one anually ride to acapulco with older motos).
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:56 PM   #2
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78

Man those 78's are cool.

Both nice bikes, but your you know probably down to every last bolt…that goes a long way with me.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:03 PM   #3
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yes but the rs faring i think is still the best faring made until now in the moto design.
the cilinder are nikasil
and then ther is the last edition dream that was broke o few years later.
there is not a clever design yet (my humble opinion)
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:04 PM   #4
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Condition is everything ... but if the '78 is actually an 'S' then it is higher compression than the '84. The '84 has the lighter feeling clutch. I've actually had both bikes, and I prefer the '84 ... but that 'S' had some serious get up and go. It was a hoot.

But this is your decision. How many of those 100,000 miles did you put on? Did you do all the maintenance? My '78 was a 'RS' and I miss it. It was my first 'Airhead', and it was a mistake to sell it.

PS - We're going to need pictures.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:25 PM   #5
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this is my 78, made 30,000 of those 100,000 (was used to follow bycicle race)
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:50 PM   #6
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That is a good lookin' bike.

I don't envy your decision ... I'd say both are great. My only advice ... go with what your heart says. Your '78 has another 100,000 in it if properly maintained.

Just sayin.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:08 PM   #7
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Caramba! I'm with Beater. I really like your bike. I mean really. 100K is nothing. That's a tough choice, but the advantage of keeping your bike is you know what's going on inside; with the other, who knows what surprises you may find. That's a tough decision you have to make there, brother.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:25 PM   #8
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You always could think about putting an RS fairing on the S.... might be a bit of stuffing around, fairing bracket / headlight shell / handle bars etc...
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