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Old 07-25-2013, 09:27 AM   #76
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On my Café R45 its ~£1400 for bike, parts and oils (I got the bike free). Add ~1/3 on top for petrol this last year.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:14 PM   #77
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And aren't they tubeless?
Nope. Either are the snowflakes. This is, however an endless debate (such as oil)... Fact is, the early ones (I'm not sure about the later ones) don't have the little 'ridges' that keep a tire mounted when flat. Some have had success with running them tubeless, but personally, I wouldn't take the risk. Ever had a tire dismount at speed? That's a situation I don't want to find myself in....
BUT, with that said.... to each his own....
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #78
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A ground up rebuild, no expense spared. Cost far too much. I have 7 Airheads in the garage at the moment and many spares.
The blue/silver tank is reminicient of the 79 RS I now have. I was gob smaked by how good they looked when I first saw them at the dealers. I judged it then as a step above the MotoSport for finest aesthetics.

Monza Blue is perfect on that nice custom for sure.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:00 PM   #79
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About the same as a brand new Triumph bonneville..........but I'm always the oldest bike on the ferry!
I lived on an Island in Puget Sound for many years. I always checked out all the vehicles at the ferry landings for anything as classy as mine. I won a large majority of the crossings. I had a 64 Ranchero, 67 Porsche, 78 Mercedes Coupe, 72 VW Bus, R90/6/S. There was a 412 Ferrari every few months that could nab the crossing title for the classiest chassis on board . A nice 60's Vette now and again. That was through the 90's.

But I was the king of classic daily drivers in those days on those ferries, in my mind.

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #80
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I lived on an Island in Puget Sound for many years. I always checked out all the vehicles at the ferry landings for anything as classy as mine. I won a large majority of the crossings. I had a 64 Ranchero, 67 Porsche, 78 Mercedes Coupe, 72 VW Bus, R90/6/S. There was a 412 Ferrari every few months that could nab the crossing title for the classiest chassis on board . A nice 60's Vette now and again. That was through the 90's.

But I was the king of classic daily drivers in those days on those ferries, in my mind.
Depends on which island
If it was Vashon, then you obviously never ran into Dick Casey. He has some very esoteric stuff.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:28 PM   #81
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Shouldn't the question be "How much has your airhead rebuild project given you?
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:12 PM   #82
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Every airhead I have ever purchased needed about $2K worth of stuff. Over 7 different ones that seems to be about my normal.

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Old 07-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #83
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What's cheaper, a shrink or a therapeutic airhead build? Hmmmmm,.....
I will go with you. See ya soon for the cafe/scrambler!
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #84
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Just picked the bike up for $200. Will try to keep the total investment to $1700

Need a front end
transmission
Gages.

Anyone has spares ..let me know.
Your still in the infancy of airhead ownership.
The devil is in the details.

Budget 3 to 4 times what the bike is worth and you will be in the ballpark.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #85
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I paid $1900 for my R100RT and figure I put $3000 into making it an R100S. So I have about as much into the bike as it is worth in the current market.

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Old 07-25-2013, 09:59 PM   #86
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I paid $1900 for my R100RT and figure I put $3000 into making it an R100S. So I have about as much into the bike as it is worth in the current market.

That's a beauty. Do you ride it or just lick it clean occasionally?
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:52 AM   #87
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The DMW = £225?...

Insert Clever Airhead Based Title Here - ADVrider
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499919










How much thread via Boxerworks, who referred to http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=13
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:00 AM   #88
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1981 R80g/s... TOO DAMN MUCH.
Probably put 4k or little more on the bike.
New final drive, Transmission rebuild, Carb rebuild, Engine rebuild with heads...

Don't be confused- I like it, but NO I would not have bought it had I known.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #89
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I paid $1900 for my R100RT and figure I put $3000 into making it an R100S. So I have about as much into the bike as it is worth in the current market.

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That's a beauty. Do you ride it or just lick it clean occasionally?
He rides it and works on it and rides it.

He doesn't have to lick very much. Just wipe the drool off that admirers leave.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:54 PM   #90
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I bought my '72 R75 for $200. Basically all I got was a frame (no sub frame), a rear rim with the hub cut out (just spoke stubs where the hub would have been), a fairly complete lower end and a transmission with a damaged case. After some rummaging, some donations, some purchases and some fabrication,...... I now have a rolling frame and some boxes and an outlay of $1007.

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