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Old 06-22-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
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15K for a PD?

I mean....really???
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:05 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:44 PM   #3
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If your inclined to put something on the shelf and not use it (or get any of the intended joy out of it) then you end up with this. Worth what someone is prepared to pay for it, as always. Not for me, I use my things. Well most of them .. I'm busy copying some old family stuff at the moment .. an old map of Sydney in 1836 for instance ... bit used a few tares, marks and folds.. been siting folded in a paper bag for the last 30 years I'd think ... I'll spend some time doing a digital restoration on the photographic copy. I'll see what the other family members think .. but I'm inclined to give it (and some other old things) to the Mitchel Library in Sydney, they have a fair amount of old stuff in there. So putting that kind of bike in a museum is fine with me. Some of the more intersting bikes in museums for me are the ones with stories (and sometimes dirt). New old ones are only interesting once they are unusual to me. Whatever makes joy for the people.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:25 AM   #4
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Whats up with the German plate (MS for Münster in Westfalen county) over the US one?
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:37 AM   #5
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The whole economy is based on buy low...sell high.
I thought the same thing when saw the ad but no harm in asking. If someone is silly enough to buy it....good for both of them.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:58 AM   #6
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When Helge Pedersen traded in his old airhead for a R1100GS from BMW I could not understand it, after he went through so much with the bike.

Now, me being older and wiser, I think that is a great decision. Olga will be available for future generations as opposed to one man.

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Old 06-23-2014, 03:53 AM   #7
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After five R80G/S and one R100GS I finally figured it out: they were the motorcycle equivalent to SUVs. Stack on more stuff. Strap it on.

And then the prices got super silly. And you know what? There are better hammers. If I want to do dirt, or trail work, or other ADV approved heroics, I'll use a KLR650 or better a DRZ400.

Today when I see the technology laden uber bikes that BMW calls GS and I just shake my head. They are so moved from the simplicity and rugged anvil like character of the original G/S.

But they sell 'em, day in and day out, to people who love to farkle 'em and haul 'em to the stealership, 'er dealership for service.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:30 AM   #8
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Like the housing bubble, the seller tells the buyer what it will cost . Now and in the future . Like fishing when hungry, one fish is enough .
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:03 AM   #9
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Makes me want to put my low-mileage GS on the block... But I won't.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:45 AM   #10
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Obviously very well taken care off and detailed very well for the sale pics. But as was mentioned earlier brand new it was $9,000 - $9,500 at most - it has close to 16,000 (obviously highway but still) miles on it. Sure I guess it doesn't hurt to ask but I really don't believe that even a brand new well stored/maintained and ready to ride GSPD will have appreciated $6,000 dollars!
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:52 AM   #11
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Obviously very well taken care off and detailed very well for the sale pics. But as was mentioned earlier brand new it was $9,000 - $9,500 at most - it has close to 16,000 (obviously highway but still) miles on it. Sure I guess it doesn't hurt to ask but I really don't believe that even a brand new well stored/maintained and ready to ride GSPD will have appreciated $6,000 dollars!
Because of inflation, $9,000 in 1992 is now just over $15k so this dude is literally demanding show room price. Now that's nuts!
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:56 AM   #12
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probably told the wife he would sell it, so put a $15,000 tag on it..
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:12 AM   #13
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probably told the wife he would sell it, so put a $15,000 tag on it..
If this was facebook I'd like that comment! I had a similar period when the wife wanted a new car and I was getting it in the neck... as we couldn't afford one at the time. I managed to get her to say that everything would be great and she would stop nagging if she had new car... no more nagging about selling a bike or two. I got her to confirm back to me what I thought I had heard her say so that both of us were clear... 24 hours later her car was in the driveway and my bikes were still in the garage... I just signed it over to my dad (who lived 2000 miles away at the time) and told the wife... the nagging could stop as she had her car now. True to her word she did stop nagging!
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:05 PM   #14
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I was working for the BMW dealership in Greenville, SC when the airheads were still available and the oilheads were just coming up. R100GS basics (no PD kit) were about $8k, give or take.

Paris-Dakar bikes were just a tad over $10k, new.

I got some smoking deals on the teal "pebble" models. People hated the teal seats. I bought a couple for $100 or so, used automotive dye to make 'em black, then doubled my money on them - or used them with a sheepskin.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:57 PM   #15
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really surprised to see a R100GS even with PD options to list for that high. usually the high priced ones are ultra low miles R80G/S and/or frame off restorations with all the desirable upgrades like lower first/higher 5th gear, extended swingarm, PD tank, etc, etc.

have already seen mint/low miles R80G/S go for 10k+ already. if R100GS prices are following suit that would be a logical progression.
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