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Old 05-27-2011, 08:29 PM   #16
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If I hadn't already bought my bike, I would by that in a heartbeat. Mine was a bit more expensive and didn't have a fuel tank.

I brought her home last week and I'm just now going through it and even though it wasn't supposed to have issues, except for a pinhole in the crossover tube, it looks like I'll easily be spending AMU+ on it just to be roadworthy (Airhead Monetary Unit, $1,000). Looking nice will be another AMU+
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:51 AM   #17
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It probably just needs some TLC, it's very stock looking, even the side stand. That's probably a good sign, someone hasn't tinkered much with it but it's time for a good goin' over.

The instrument panel and paint are in remarkable shape, it's probably always been garaged.

I've had mine for 33 years so I'm biased but I like the aluminum air covers and '79 was the last of them.

I you get it, ditch the stock brake pad, get a EBC HH and adjust it correctly, otherwise it's a mediocre performer on a good day.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:00 PM   #18
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I like that color. Same as my 77.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:24 PM   #19
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VW congratulations on the really good find! That is a beautiful bike that will shine like a gem with some gentle but deep cleaning. It is especially cool that the bike has not been mangled by a ham-fisted mechanic, stored outside, and is completely stock with factory accessories... It warms my heart to see a new life being breathed in to a piece of motorcycling history!
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:45 PM   #20
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It oughta make a great cafe!
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:48 PM   #21
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It oughta make a great cafe!
Oh shit! Everyone duck, I hear Lornce coming from here, and he's PISSED!
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:59 PM   #22
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:58 AM   #23
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...buy it. If it was next door I'd go buy it out from under you and Lornce today.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:33 PM   #24
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Well, I've decided to go a different route and will be picking up a R1100GS on Saturday. If anyone has interest in the R100/7 PM me and I'll hook you up with the owners information.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:15 AM   #25
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BTW, that bike is not a 1978. It is a 1977 model. Check the fork caps and you will see a /6 leftover. The 1978 when to the padded dash to cover the unfinished forks.

sorry if I am being to anal.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:20 PM   #26
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BTW, that bike is not a 1978. It is a 1977 model. Check the fork caps and you will see a /6 leftover. The 1978 when to the padded dash to cover the unfinished forks.

sorry if I am being to anal.
NOPE It is a 1978. First year of green numbers on the instrument and electronic tachometer. I do not see a tach cable.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:37 PM   #27
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BTW, that bike is not a 1978. It is a 1977 model. Check the fork caps and you will see a /6 leftover. The 1978 when to the padded dash to cover the unfinished forks.

sorry if I am being to anal.
If someone looked at my fork caps they would think I had an 82. I do miss my polished fork caps.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:45 PM   #28
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The early 78 models had the older style caps and retainers.
Midway through the year they changed to the retainers that use an allen bolt in the middle and the black plastic caps.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:28 PM   #29
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I'll skip the Gibber Jabber and say this....

That looks like a very unmolested, dead stock bike and thats exactly what us "Airhead Hawks" are always looking for.

The mileage would indicate that it's about time for the heads to be freshened but unless the owner is dishonest, thats a great deal and an easy fix-up. The windscreen is a desirable and maybe valuable period piece, as is the tank bag. (Great tank bag! I have one for my Resto Rod and I like it a lot.)

This is one of those rare times when I have to say, "Just go buy the bike already, cause if you don't someone else will." Count on it!

PS: The only thing that I see that needs changing is that single front disk brake. Start thinking about upgrading to duals as soon as you can.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:04 PM   #30
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Damn!

If I didn't already have a garage full, I'd be all over that!
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