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^^^That sounds shady.

Seller's name isn't Rex, is it??
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Had a few bonnies , I take it's the US spec with disk's front and rear and cast wheels not wire wheels ( which don't look quite so good but are better for wear and tear and stopping) ? The price sounds far for over there ,if in good nick, The spares that where in the UK have mostly gone to New Zealand through a guy called Dallas Rankin . You can get most of the needy things to keep em in top nick with munroe still making barrels and heads in the UK . If you buy and need links for parts I have heaps of info on then . You crazy young whipper snapper you , I can just see you down the Ace Cafe with the ton up boys having a jar and talking shit . Hasn't the 750 got an ugly tank ! get a 650 tank and the look is much sweeter. As for collector value in the future , No not the US spec 750 you sould be looking for a 650 69 or so they are the ones that are getting good Money .
No, its wire wheels all the way around. I'm not looking for current collector value, I'm trying to buy a future collectable while the price is low. 60's Triumphs and BSA's are already priced as collectibles, so I'm too late to their market. I've read a lot to recommend the late 70's Bonnys, and I've always loved them, and they are not quite old enough to be high priced collectables, but they may get that way. Other models that are predicted to be future collectables in roadsters are the 97-98 BMW R1200, and the early 90's Sportsters. I really like the BMWs, but a really nice one does not come up often.
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^^^That sounds shady.

Seller's name isn't Rex, is it??
It could be a trap.

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I think you are right on the money with a late 70s Bonny.They got soul, but reliable and cheap enough to still be fun.Loads were shipped to the U.S. so I think if you are patient you will find a good one.That said, an R1200C is about the only BMW I would consider (I nearly bought one when they first came out, but got my Daytona instead), but spares are very expensive and even a minor spill would cost a fortune to put right.
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Wrong pipes on the bonnie , but a nice blue tank not the US spec tank (good) , much nicer / different from the US spec 750 I had . The boxer is such a cool bike when it's given the cafe look , bit like the 50's GP bikes they used to race , Best to work on any deal that has a sniff of the unsure about it , a bad bike can cost you the same again just to sort out ...

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Ok, I finally made my decision. The 2004 Sportster 1200 Custom is the first year of a radical redesign of the Sportster line, and it looks great. I found a bank repo about two grand under list with 3300 miles and sprung for it. Let the "poser" retorts begin. This is it. Does anyone know of a trailer hitch kit for 83 280SL?:
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Nice colour, bars and seat. I'm not a Harley fan, but I like that. Good luck with it. If you haven't been on two wheels for a while-take it steady!
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