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Old 10-14-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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I'm in awe: Heinrich Fuel Tanks

Unbelievable...a dented Heinrich tank sold for $1592.00 on EBay. The ad says "10 gallon" but it looks like the 8 gallon variety. I wish I had a shed full of Heinrich's. I have one similar and don't plan on selling any time soon but for that kind of dough??????

Heck I paid $100.00 for the whole bike....



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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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Thats more than I paid for a complete original /2, that has run in the last 6 months...

I pick more gas station stops...

On the tank you bought, did you know at the time what it was worth, if so, how in the world could you talk with such a huge grin on your face. WOW. great deal.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:59 PM   #3
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Thats more than I paid for a complete original /2, that has run in the last 6 months...

I pick more gas station stops...

On the tank you bought, did you know at the time what it was worth, if so, how in the world could you talk with such a huge grin on your face. WOW. great deal.
I bought the bike sight unseen over craigslist a few years ago....went to pick it up and saw the big tank...I didn't know what it was or what it was worth until I searched around....dumb luck!
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:07 PM   #4
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I watched Mojo from afar for a decade or more, forlornly in the corner of the showroom, while the Works Ducati's and Moto Guzzi LeMans held court.

That big tank was what did it for me. We have been together for over 25 years now, and now I know it's just my responsibility to keep the Heinrich and old R60/2 running for someone else to enjoy, someday.

In the mean time, I'll ride her like I stole her... :)
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:21 PM   #5
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I watched Mojo from afar for a decade or more, forlornly in the corner of the showroom, while the Works Ducati's and Moto Guzzi LeMans held court.

That big tank was what did it for me. We have been together for over 25 years now, and now I know it's just my responsibility to keep the Heinrich and old R60/2 running for someone else to enjoy, someday.

In the mean time, I'll ride her like I stole her... :)
I would love to see a photo of Mojo and her big tank. (does she have big jugs too?)
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:25 AM   #6
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Thar's gold in them valve covers too...

Apparently valve covers are in demand also.
$1000.00 a set.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rare-...Q5fAccessories

Hell, I got this for $1,400 and changed every fluid and have put 6,800 miles on it since this Memorial day when I bought it.
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:11 AM   #7
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Apparently valve covers are in demand also.
$1000.00 a set.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rare-...Q5fAccessories

Hell, I got this for $1,400 and changed every fluid and have put 6,800 miles on it since this Memorial day when I bought it.

Beautiful bike....and an old 2002 for a backup. Doesn't get any better than that.
Just think, you could have bought those /2 valve covers instead. I'll bet the guy could get you a $400.00 set of gaskets too.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:08 AM   #8
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Not just a 2002, but a Tii. Fuel-injected (and other factory goodies).

Parts are Fleabay and the "collectable" fungus. You shoulda seen the prices on the junk I saw at the swap meets at Barber last weekend! We;'re in the wrong business...
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:42 AM   #9
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I remember a guy who had like 15 of those because he was an Airhead freak and loved the huge tanks. And when they fell out of favor for a few years, he bought them every time he saw one. Ill bet he is laughing all the way to the bank now....
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:34 PM   #10
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Compatible stablemate

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Not just a 2002, but a Tii. Fuel-injected (and other factory goodies)...
Your right Bill, it is a fuel injected Tii. You must have had one or are into them.
First fuel injection BMW brought to the states. It is a lot of fun and quick too. I'd like to make a trailer for the Tii and the airhead.

I think it makes a great stablemate for the airhead & other mates.



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Old 10-15-2010, 01:51 PM   #11
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Apparently valve covers are in demand also.
$1000.00 a set.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rare-...Q5fAccessories
if your lucky enough to have a 50S and want it correct, it's your deal.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:55 PM   #12
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Here's another BMW /5 /6 Heinrich Fuel Tank on the EBay block starting at $500.00.....wonder what it will do?
It is not a "Tool Box Top" model but doesn't have any dents like the $1592.00 one

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:20 PM   #13
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Heinrich's were expensive when they were new, but it was one of the coolest upgrades you could do. the prices don't surprise me a bit.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:36 PM   #14
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I'll keep my freebie.....
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:20 PM   #15
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