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Old 11-18-2008, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any one know anything about this bike? I'm thinking about picking one up and would like some insight on it if you could help that would be great.
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750 cc airhead...horizontal boxer engine. Will have what they term a short wheelbase frame...later models had a longer swing arm.. If the bike runs ok and has not been abused too much it would make a good conversation piece when you are out riding it..Most everything can be fixed and they are relatively easy to work on....be aware that parts can be very expensive..but they are available...The BMW website carries everything you want to know about airheads...Good used ones can be had for $1500 - 2500.....Don't buy a non - runner...it could cost you more than its worth to get it running again....unless you know excactly whats wrong with it!....sounds like a good winter project....
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It's a good choice for a classic bike. You get to go on all the "oldies" rides, and also get to make it home again. Put panniers so you can pick up all the Norton and Triumph and Harley bits the others drop!

Seriously, a good friend of mine has one, and it's a nice machine and an enjoyable ride. Bear in mind it is a vintage bike, and wasn't cutting edge when it was new. A Norton or Triumph will leave it for dead, never mind the idea of keeping up with any modern bike when the pace turns brisk.

The handling takes a bit of getting used to. The Germans called them "gummikuh", which means "rubber cow". They are squirmy, and shaft effect is noticeable.

They are durable, reliable, and low maintenance (for their age).

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