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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #100 on: July 21, 2019, 04:10:29 pm »
1979 gs 850, not that newsworthy but it is 40 years old.
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #101 on: July 21, 2019, 04:40:06 pm »
1979 gs 850, not that newsworthy but it is 40 years old.
That is neat.

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #102 on: July 21, 2019, 04:44:25 pm »
Also donít know if 34Lís are rare or collectable but itís now 34 years old and I have long since wanted one. Busy with the rebuild, it came out the same year I started school and at the height of the Paris Dakar.
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #103 on: July 21, 2019, 05:12:39 pm »
1979 gs 850, not that newsworthy but it is 40 years old.

Not newsworthy??  It's beautiful, and standard too.
 

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #104 on: July 21, 2019, 05:26:04 pm »
I have a 1974 Suzuki 750GT in boxes
3 Cylinder, water cooled, 2-stroke

For sale?
Nope
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #105 on: July 21, 2019, 05:40:08 pm »
...unsure if rare OR collectible... :)  It's OLDISH, to be sure...


But I do think the actual STORY behind it: Yamaha / Honda / Suzuki and Kawa ALL having water-cooled four cylinder motors back in the early 80's...


...and BMW having nothing other than the boxer motor, was the genesis behind the original K100,


(and the later K75 - interesting enough, the K75 (3-cylinder) is one of the ONLY BMW bikes where a smaller 'derivative of' was launched AFTER it's K100 big brother, usually it was the OTHER way around, with each new model increasing in cc from the previous model...!)


Fun project, gets out around once per year for D.G.R. (distinguished gentleman's ride).
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #106 on: July 21, 2019, 08:11:03 pm »
1968 Italjet Mustang 50cc Iím restoring
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #107 on: July 21, 2019, 09:07:08 pm »
That is special  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #108 on: July 21, 2019, 09:30:43 pm »
@ska_sa, nice job with that Italjet!!

I see a Yamaha RD250/400 tank on your wall, and a DT/RT as well. :eek7:
 

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #109 on: July 22, 2019, 04:29:49 am »
2 new editions ready for a restoration 82 GPZ 750 turbp and a 75 MT 250 , both have origonal papers

Speak to me when you do the MT. I have a lot of spares and a virtually complete bike in boxes. Spare tanks, exhausts etc.
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2019, 05:56:39 am »
A trailer of treats. all 160 yrs plus of treats   78 PERM hybrid175, 77 PE 250 78 RM 400 78 IT 175
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twin shox, twin drum air cooled
 
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #111 on: July 22, 2019, 07:36:10 am »
 :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:

All those old Suzuki and Yamaha's!!!

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #112 on: July 22, 2019, 07:55:29 am »
Straatkat

Your reference to the old R69s and itís kickstart is very evocative.

I owned one in the mid 1970ís. Kicking it while standing to the side was a beautiful art. The carbs needed to be Ďtickledí before the kick. Bizarrely , on mine, the left carb took 2 tickles and the right, 4. Then it started first kick. I had Metac rifled exhausts on mine. When it roared into life , and subsided to idle, it was like the sound of Aphrodite about to orgasm.

I liked the fact that both rims were 18 inch, and interchangeable, so I just rode mine with a 400/18 tire on the front as well. With the Earls fork front suspension , and the tires deflated, and a passenger and luggage, it handled soft sand well ... something I really struggle with in my riding now...
 

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #113 on: July 22, 2019, 08:38:30 am »
@ska_sa, nice job with that Italjet!!

I see a Yamaha RD250/400 tank on your wall, and a DT/RT as well. :eek7:

I had a RD400 and a DT175B

I will post some pics later but have

FT1(in boxes)
HT1
AT1
CT1
Z50 K1 silver tag

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #114 on: July 22, 2019, 08:50:27 am »
Straatkat

Your reference to the old R69s and itís kickstart is very evocative.

I owned one in the mid 1970ís. Kicking it while standing to the side was a beautiful art. The carbs needed to be Ďtickledí before the kick. Bizarrely , on mine, the left carb took 2 tickles and the right, 4. Then it started first kick. I had Metac rifled exhausts on mine. When it roared into life , and subsided to idle, it was like the sound of Aphrodite about to orgasm.

I liked the fact that both rims were 18 inch, and interchangeable, so I just rode mine with a 400/18 tire on the front as well. With the Earls fork front suspension , and the tires deflated, and a passenger and luggage, it handled soft sand well ... something I really struggle with in my riding now...

The R80G/s also has a kick-start, but I'm yet to witness it actually being done? I've heard stories of guys who claim they can do it?
Mine has the Siebenrock conversion. I would never even try it.
 

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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #115 on: July 22, 2019, 10:13:23 am »
Maybe not very collectible (yet), but they are becoming very scarce, especially in a good condition.

Here is my newest addition to the stable

BMW R1200C Independent
Year: 2003
Kilometers: 3400
Condition: Showroom
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #116 on: July 22, 2019, 12:43:39 pm »
Wow some awesome bikes you guys have.... jealous on a few collectibles...
 
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #117 on: July 22, 2019, 12:44:44 pm »
Maybe not very collectible (yet), but they are becoming very scarce, especially in a good condition.

Here is my newest addition to the stable

BMW R1200C Independent


Love to look @ these R1200C....  :drif:
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #118 on: July 22, 2019, 12:46:30 pm »
Maybe not very collectible (yet), but they are becoming very scarce, especially in a good condition.

Here is my newest addition to the stable

BMW R1200C Independent
Year: 2003
Kilometers: 3400
Condition: Showroom

That's a Beaut!
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Re: Do you have a rare or collectible motorcycle ?
« Reply #119 on: July 22, 2019, 01:14:51 pm »
And my contribution... g650x Moto!

Not seen as collectible as many other bikes, which is sad... really fun to ride... and I really, REALLY enjoy to ride it!

There were only 2,692 assembled in 2007, then BMW pulled the plug... a third of these produced, were shipped to Germany, and a few hundred to the US, and even less to the UK. To South Africa will be low double digits...

Obviously bought it second hand, front suspension and bearings done by Runner @ Offroad Cycles, and the handling improved 100%!



« Last Edit: July 22, 2019, 01:16:20 pm by alwyn_gs »
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
Skoeters : Knight in White Satin (R1200GSA LC), Military Fuel Tanker (R1200GSA AC 142 690km - decommisioned)
G650XMoto, G650XCountry-pilotted by Michelle