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1Back to top Go down    Modified K on Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:17 pm

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2Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:24 pm

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I like the front end, but I don't think the seat, backrest and rack look right. But to each their own.

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3Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:46 pm

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Think he's having a laff with the price!
26k kilometres? Don't think so. The clocks might be, but then, they're not the originals.
Why do these Muppets paint everything black, cut a few bits off and call it a custom?
Seems desperate to shift it. Cash either way?
Think he's bought a clunker, spent a couple of hundred on it, hoping some ejit will think it's cool and buy it for a profit.
Mind you, it's not impossible. Hmmm.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:00 pm

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electric_monk wrote:Made me laugh.....what does everyone else think?

http://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-for-sale/bmw-k100-custom-scrambler/8620167?offset=21
I'm shocked,stunned and mortified.

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5Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:22 am

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Ill make one for 3.6 euro.

Im afraid that's a days work without a big stack of money.
Saying that it would be a fun ride though.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:17 am

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The dopey buggers even do it to Z1300 Kawasakis. Like they are the ideal bike to make super light.

I am seeing quite a few bikes for sale in the last month that say "lost interest" "no time" and most have been stripped to make a cafe racer and then nothing happens and money and interest fade away.

About the only thing I haven't seen made into a cafe racer is a Goldwing


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:41 am

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RicK G wrote:

About the only thing I haven't seen made into a cafe racer is a Goldwing
I've seen one Rick,it's not a pretty sight. affraid

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:48 am

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RicK G wrote:

I am seeing quite a few bikes for sale in the last month that say "lost interest" "no time" and most have been stripped to make a cafe racer and then nothing happens and money and interest fade away.

I cant believe how much money gets spent so quickly.
I could have purchased a fairly nice K1 for what mine owes me.

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:29 am

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Was looking at a Gold Wing cafe racer online last night.
Not a pretty sight.
Although, they were endurance raced in the 70's with modest success. Seem to remember Dresda(?) did a frame kit for them.
One of the columnists in last month's MSL commented that old tourers never die, they turn into cafe racers.

Your comment has made me think, Mossey.
Maybe it's the urge to take something to bits and put your own stamp on it. Let's call it the Meccano Effect.cheers


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:21 am

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Mossy1200 wrote:
RicK G wrote:

I am seeing quite a few bikes for sale in the last month that say "lost interest" "no time" and most have been stripped to make a cafe racer and then nothing happens and money and interest fade away.

I cant believe how much money gets spent so quickly.
I could have purchased a fairly nice K1 for what mine owes me.

tyranny of distance for us in the lower half of the world mossy

there is soo much difference in the purchase price of old bikes and parts to those in the uk for example

but if you have the bug ...why not explore ??


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:32 am

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Mossy1200 wrote:
RicK G wrote:

I am seeing quite a few bikes for sale in the last month that say "lost interest" "no time" and most have been stripped to make a cafe racer and then nothing happens and money and interest fade away.

I cant believe how much money gets spent so quickly.
I could have purchased a fairly nice K1 for what mine owes me.

Yes, a proper build eats up the cash very quick.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:48 pm

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That *thing* keeps doing the rounds but so far everyone has done the sensible thing and kept away. It's appeared on ebay too, along with it's equally unloved and cruddy brother.


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:50 am

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Did you blokes in the UK not get that influx of low mileage Japanese imports a while back? When I paid $6500 for my '93 with 120,000km on it, I could have bought an 85 wlth 20,000km on it for half that. My way of thinking was, if I buy a bike that's done 1000km per year for the last 17yrs and start doing 1000km per month, something's gotta give. I know people who have bought the imports with some good results, some bad.
I try to buy old bikes cheap and do them up, and I know how easy it is to put more money into something than it will ever be worth, but then you see people buying $15,000 GB400s from Deus. Each to their own.
I think the stand out problem for me with this bike is the bar end mirrors! They will either get smashed clipping a tree, or crushed the first time it gets dropped. I think the price is a bit high as well.

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: Modified K on Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:01 am

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A very nice looking k100rs just sold on auction here for 2k nzd. It had 36000km on the clock. Maybe there is a price difference here for bricks.

    

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