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Old 11-28-2014, 08:47 AM   #1
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I bought my R80G/S a year ago today, and now I find this....

I found my R80G/S a year ago on Craigslist and bought it for $2800. It's a mongrel but I've enjoyed riding it and working on it. Today I open craigslist and find this, here in the local area....

http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/4779263069.html

I think it must be an omen to end up with another airhead. Price check, please?
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:19 AM   #2
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Price check, please?
Not a steal, but not a rip off either. That seems to be the new 'normal.'
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:08 AM   #3
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I'm sure there's a law somewhere that says you can't have just one airhead.

100PD is the best airhead. I've had mine for years and still love it.
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:09 AM   #4
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Only 7,000 miles?! I'd be all over that one if I was in the market for one.
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:25 AM   #5
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Seems like a solid price for what these bikes are going for.

I would want to have the stock pipe for that price.

The seat is faded most likely from UV or chemical exposure.
Like if the bike had a tarp on it and it bonded with the seat.


I also would want to have a clear cut reason why the bike has such low miles, having not been used for a long time it's likely to have some issues relating to dried out rubbers and seals and sticky grease.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:42 AM   #6
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Airheads and Pugs

There are un-written laws that none can have just one!
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:12 PM   #7
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Good advice so far. Nice having it in the area - go check it out!

Maybe you can offer $6K - he says it's available locally. It'd be worth it for that - especially if it doesn't leak and runs right. Big Twin is a reputable shop, a big plus.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:29 PM   #8
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I bought my first '81 R80g/s when I lived in Boise. It was $2300 and had 37K miles. Boise and the Sawtooth mountains are PRIME g/s territory. Lots of miles of gravel and dirt roads and lots of miles to get there on the pavement.

Yes, You need more than one. And you need two lifts for long-term and short-term maintenance.
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