Author Topic: Check this out- listing in NZ  (Read 269 times)

Offline tunnelrider

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Check this out- listing in NZ
« on: May 12, 2020, 01:50:24 AM »
Not for the purist but have to say it's a nice job of something halfway between detail and a bit of fun?  Obviously he's not intending to part with it at that price so not sure why's it's up for sale either, but nothing like a fresh job to try catch someone off guard!
Price NZD $17,500 / USD $10,600

Not sure if that link will work.
P.S not mine but reckon she'd ride pretty well perhaps without the knobblys before the carbs start drooping

« Last Edit: May 12, 2020, 01:53:25 AM by tunnelrider »
'85 Black R65 / '74 GT185 / '83 Pantah 500 / '90 Super Tenere 750  / '01 DRZ400 dirt only

Offline drhooves

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Re: Check this out- listing in NZ
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 09:50:23 PM »
Wow.  I was curious about the "stock" vs. "custom" debate with these older BMWs, and that one is quite interesting - definite points for the custom crowd.  Love the wheels and tires, and how he parted with some of the body plastic.  Not as keen on a brown seat or chrome front fender, but it does remind me of the R NineT scrambler color scheme a bit.

Where is the battery hiding?

Offline wilcom

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Re: Check this out- listing in NZ
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 12:48:08 AM »
Its all black and chrome, black and chrome  and he puts a BROWM plank on it for a seat,  WTF!....oh, I guess he tied it in whithe ONE BROWN grip>

I'm not a fan at all ( cud ya tell?)  His license plate looks crumpled, bracketry hanging under the seeat with holes in it and knobby tires, yes KNOBBY TIRES!!!! why ? Is trying to make a freaking dirt bike out of it?

I've seen some customs that passed muster, usually done by a qualified shop with "some" design expertise, but for my eyes this one is pure bike butchery.

Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27