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Offline Ranger Jim

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« on: August 31, 2008, 05:12:00 pm »
I've got the chance to pick up a '79 R65 BMW for $1000.  The bike is in   fair condition. The present owner had dual disk front brakes installed and   has done some other minor work. It currently isn't running due to a dead   battery (hasn't been running  for about a year). From what he described as   it's problems, it's nothing that I can't likely fix. Good buy or not? I'd be   getting it as a knock around bike, not a tourer; just something lighter   than the Connie to ride to the store for a loaf of bread or whatever.  
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Offline Lake Cle Elum

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008, 11:40:00 am »
That's a great price Jim. Any BMW that runs is worth at least $2K. I bought a 1972 R60 for cheap, road it awhile and later sold it for $2,200. They are a very comfortable, reliable bike, but not a lot of power. Don't pull out in front of a semi-truck thinking your gonna zip right up to the speed limit.....  
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Offline Brett0769

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008, 04:57:00 pm »
You could try to jump it to see if it'll start, that'd tell you a lot right there. It wouldn't be your main bike so you wouldn't have to worry that it was down in  your garage while you worked on it. The real question is can you afford a grand for a little mechanical experimentation. If so, I'd do it.  
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Offline C. Moore

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 08:50:00 am »
Ranger Jim, did you buy the BMW? If so how are things working out?   '02 Connie  COG # 6662  Dallas, Tx
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2008, 01:32:00 pm »
+1 I'd like an update too!   '06 C10  Brett Hatfield  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229 (CDA# 0267)    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brett0769/2793453582/" title="Trip Home by Brett0769, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2793453582_bb
'06 C10  Brett Hatfield  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229 (CDA# 0267)    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brett0769/2793453582/" title="Trip Home by Brett0769, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2793453582_bba89ca959_t.jpg" width="100" height="75" alt="Trip Home" />[/url]