It’s actually up to £4300!

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It’s actually up to £4300!

Postby windmill john » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:13 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-R65-Caf- ... Sw~DVf-abS


And my question is....

I’m not saying...
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Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:32 pm

It's very... Black...

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Postby Mjolinor » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:58 pm

It's also probably not MOT exempt.
It looked better in red.

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Postby CharlieVictor » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:48 pm

Those "custom builds" all look alike.
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Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Postby windmill john » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:16 pm

Don’t you just love those painted exhaust threads on the cylinder heads..... yes, they’ll help create a better seal......!
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Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Postby peter » Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:17 pm

Liked it better when it still was red
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Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:02 am

I’d like it better still in red with a ribbed front wheel!
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Postby Jaythro » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:55 am

Oh How that propshaft is going to eat UJs and vibrate happily along with the standard Knobbly tyres ! :(
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Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:16 am

Oh How that propshaft is going to eat UJs and vibrate happily along with the standard Knobbly tyres ! :(
Unless the rear suspension has a lot more 'sag' than it looks like, the angularity of the drive shaft isn't going to help the life of the prop shaft either... but I don't think it would be disqualified from the '40 year rule. There aren't any major changes to the frame or power plant apart from replacement shock absorbers. Making a bike look pug ugly doesn't qualify as a substantial change... :smile: .

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Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Postby Mjolinor » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:24 am

It aint 40 years old :)

That disqualifies it.

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Postby Jockboxer » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:39 am

Ay caramba! Must be all the unsoent lockdown cash sloshing around!

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Postby DEEP DIVER » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:15 pm

Seen better Airfix models.
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Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Postby windmill john » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:36 pm

As I’m looking for a bike, this came up as one of the cheapest:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-r80-mono ... %7Ciid%3A1

For some reason, I’m not feeling it. Not worried by the mileage, like the model, just not sure. Price is okay and I can change the headlight brackets, spray tank etc, I’m just being hesitant.
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Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Postby Mjolinor » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:00 pm

I think it will go fairly quickly. You should buy it. Even if you don't like it you will not lose money on it, just a bit of time.

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Postby Mark Esposito » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:33 pm

It went for £5750

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Postby Mjolinor » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:35 pm

It went for £5750

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It will be back next week again after the sale falls through.

That seems to be all that happens with these half bike sales.

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Postby andys » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:18 pm

A couple of years ago I saw an absolutely mint R65 in a local dealers.
It was in white + motorsport colours and was apparently a certified special edition done by Gus Kuhn in London back in the day.
I remember at the time thinking £3500 was a bit steep, but boy do I wish I'd snapped it up now.
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Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Postby windmill john » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:27 pm

http://www.kittos.co.uk
Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
Tweety Pie, my F650GS
Ari, my 500 Classic
Gupta, my 350 Bullet.
Sold my Airheads, what an idiot.
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Postby Rob Frankhamr » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:31 am

Now that is, without doubt, one of the worst, most horrible... well words fail! I can't see anything attractive in that at all. It's obscene, an outright offence against public decency (and, by the way, I don't like it!!!)

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Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Postby windmill john » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:37 am

The only thing about it Rob, is that if I were to build one, it would end up looking like that!
http://www.kittos.co.uk
Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
Tweety Pie, my F650GS
Ari, my 500 Classic
Gupta, my 350 Bullet.
Sold my Airheads, what an idiot.
Too many bikes have come and gone, trying to be sensible now!

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Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:33 am

The only thing about it Rob, is that if I were to build one, it would end up looking like that!
I don't thing anyone on here could commit some of the faux pas that you can see on this bike. With the fuel line run to the right carb, I'm surprised it runs on two cylinders at all (if it does). And to leave the speedo drive port open to atmosphere with no cable, plug or boot is asking to need a new gearbox with a few months. I could go on... and on.... and on. I wouldn't even consider a 'soapbox' made by this butcher.

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