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Re: Craigslist Platinum
« Reply #1350 on: February 09, 2020, 04:13:15 AM »
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Im selling a 1975 850T3 project. It’s in need of some work for sure but will start and run. Looks good from a distance and sounds good but has some rust and dings for sure.Clear open title. Brakes do not work and it missing some parts. Located about 80 miles North of downtown Dallas. Asking $2800.

nice little project for anyone in Texas.
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« Reply #1351 on: February 09, 2020, 07:27:14 AM »
I saw that one.
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Re: Craigslist Platinum
« Reply #1352 on: February 11, 2020, 08:38:36 AM »
https://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/7072375487.html

Listed at $4300 -- I know absolutely nothing about the bike, the owner, or the poster. I don't even know his mom.

Extremely rare GTS 1000 made by Yamaha ABS brakes single-sided swingarm with only 3300 miles..... By no means is this bike perfect but it just needs some cleaning up everything runs well no check engine light no ABS light make me an offer... One owner clean title in hand ....My dad paid 12,000 for the bike in 1993.. 727 510050three

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Re: Craigslist Platinum
« Reply #1353 on: February 11, 2020, 09:12:32 AM »
https://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/7072375487.html

Listed at $4300 -- I know absolutely nothing about the bike, the owner, or the poster. I don't even know his mom.

Extremely rare GTS 1000 made by Yamaha ABS brakes single-sided swingarm with only 3300 miles..... By no means is this bike perfect but it just needs some cleaning up everything runs well no check engine light no ABS light make me an offer... One owner clean title in hand ....My dad paid 12,000 for the bike in 1993.. 727 510050three
The list says "white".  The pics are of a red bike.
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« Reply #1354 on: February 11, 2020, 09:18:51 AM »

It’s in need of some work for sure...  Looks good from a distance...  has some rust and dings.... Brakes do not work... missing some parts.

... project....

Right. Covered all that with Guzzi. Redundancy is a huge literacy problem. :D
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Re: Craigslist Platinum
« Reply #1355 on: February 11, 2020, 09:19:34 AM »
https://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/7072375487.html

Listed at $4300 -- I know absolutely nothing about the bike, the owner, or the poster. I don't even know his mom.

Extremely rare GTS 1000 made by Yamaha ABS brakes single-sided swingarm with only 3300 miles..... By no means is this bike perfect but it just needs some cleaning up everything runs well no check engine light no ABS light make me an offer... One owner clean title in hand ....My dad paid 12,000 for the bike in 1993.. 727 510050three
The list says "white".  The pics are of a red bike.




I'm pretty sure they were only in offered in Red or Blue in the US.

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Re: Craigslist Platinum
« Reply #1356 on: February 11, 2020, 10:11:19 AM »
https://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/7072375487.html

Listed at $4300 -- I know absolutely nothing about the bike, the owner, or the poster. I don't even know his mom.

Extremely rare GTS 1000 made by Yamaha ABS brakes single-sided swingarm with only 3300 miles..... By no means is this bike perfect but it just needs some cleaning up everything runs well no check engine light no ABS light make me an offer... One owner clean title in hand ....My dad paid 12,000 for the bike in 1993.. 727 510050three
The list says "white".  The pics are of a red bike.




I'm pretty sure they were only in offered in Red or Blue in the US.

I wonder if white is a default setting if you don't select something else when you're creating an ad on CL. 
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« Reply #1357 on: February 11, 2020, 11:45:32 AM »
With the phone number that's left and the way the ad was written, I believe it to be legit.
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« Reply #1358 on: February 11, 2020, 07:30:56 PM »
There were a couple of guys on STN back in the day who regularly rode GTS 1000s. They are interesting and unique bikes.

The one in the add is way overpriced based on how it looks in the pictures if you ask me. Looks like some body parts are missing and I can't imagine parts are easy to find.

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« Reply #1359 on: February 11, 2020, 07:52:40 PM »
There were a couple of guys on STN back in the day who regularly rode GTS 1000s. They are interesting and unique bikes.

The one in the add is way overpriced based on how it looks in the pictures if you ask me. Looks like some body parts are missing and I can't imagine parts are easy to find.

They are unobtanium. And that would be GTS-Rider and heinee....
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« Reply #1360 on: February 11, 2020, 08:00:03 PM »
There were a couple of guys on STN back in the day who regularly rode GTS 1000s. They are interesting and unique bikes.

The one in the add is way overpriced based on how it looks in the pictures if you ask me. Looks like some body parts are missing and I can't imagine parts are easy to find.

They are unobtanium. And that would be GTS-Rider and heinee....

Those were my thoughts. Probably have to buy a couple of bikes to make one good one.

Those are the guys. 🙂

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« Reply #1361 on: February 12, 2020, 10:09:33 PM »
There were a couple of guys on STN back in the day who regularly rode GTS 1000s. They are interesting and unique bikes.

The one in the add is way overpriced based on how it looks in the pictures if you ask me. Looks like some body parts are missing and I can't imagine parts are easy to find.

They are unobtanium. And that would be GTS-Rider and heinee....


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« Reply #1362 on: February 13, 2020, 07:26:35 AM »
There were a couple of guys on STN back in the day who regularly rode GTS 1000s. They are interesting and unique bikes.

The one in the add is way overpriced based on how it looks in the pictures if you ask me. Looks like some body parts are missing and I can't imagine parts are easy to find.

They are unobtanium. And that would be GTS-Rider and heinee....


Says the woman shacked up with a guy who crashed one on the track...

Yes. It was one of Rick's. Still have it as a sacrifice to the gods of speed. Dealer stopped at $18,000 to repair....
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Re: Craigslist Platinum
« Reply #1364 on: February 14, 2020, 05:24:14 PM »
oh look... dual sports in PA

https://lancaster.craigslist.org/mcy/d/lancaster-2009-yamaha-wr250f-dirt-bike/7069402017.html

https://lancaster.craigslist.org/mcy/d/lancaster-2012-kawasaki-klx-250s-dual/7061018987.html

https://allentown.craigslist.org/mcd/d/nesquehoning-2018-honda-crf-250-rally/7068439872.html

https://allentown.craigslist.org/mcd/d/emmaus-2016-suzuki-dr-400s-skuu00130/7067216642.html

https://altoona.craigslist.org/mcy/d/johnstown-2017-ktm-300-xc/7068774872.html buy a light kit

https://altoona.craigslist.org/mcy/d/johnstown-2016-ktm-350-xcf-six-days/7064311680.html - FRANK!!!!

https://altoona.craigslist.org/mcy/d/big-run-2006-suzuki-drz400/7068405738.html

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcd/d/slovan-2014-ktm-250-xc/7074836058.html buy a light kit

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/d/warrendale-2003-honda-xr-250r/7074846010.html  can you plate one of these??

https://binghamton.craigslist.org/mcd/d/ithaca-2019-honda-crf450l/7070944223.html - FRANK!!!!

https://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/d/syracuse-2008-honda-crf230l/7069183210.html

https://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/d/syracuse-suzuki-drz-400s-2017-drz400/7069120081.html

https://scranton.craigslist.org/mcy/d/kingston-2016-suzuki-drz-400/7074581105.html

https://scranton.craigslist.org/mcy/d/chinchilla-2018-ktm-690-enduro/7070522348.html  FRANK!!!!


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Re: Craigslist Platinum
« Reply #1365 on: February 14, 2020, 11:29:07 PM »
With the phone number that's left and the way the ad was written, I believe it to be legit.

Yeah, I think so too.  And, I guess it's old news, but I finally went and took a look. Missing seat. Missing screen and something's broken there. Something looks wonky with the rear fender, and with some scrapes on the front right, I'm guessing it was leaning against the wall fore a while.

Cool project for someone in a higher tax bracket than me.
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Re: Craigslist Platinum
« Reply #1366 on: March 08, 2020, 11:00:10 AM »
BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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« Reply #1367 on: March 08, 2020, 02:39:19 PM »
I never understood the whole Delaware tag thing. The amount of money people will spend to get a low tag number blows my mind.

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« Reply #1371 on: April 16, 2020, 07:56:36 AM »
This might be a good pick for someone who has a learning rider. These are really solid learning bikes. Really forgiving. Good torque but no crazy revving is necessary, low seat height, just generally easy and unintimidating. That's kind of this bike's whole purpose, and that's almost throw-away money for a starting bike.

https://delaware.craigslist.org/mcy/d/wilmington-2000-buell-blast/7108259861.html

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Re: Craigslist Platinum
« Reply #1372 on: April 16, 2020, 08:15:12 AM »
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« Reply #1373 on: April 16, 2020, 08:18:10 AM »
This might be a good pick for someone who has a learning rider. These are really solid learning bikes. Really forgiving. Good torque but no crazy revving is necessary, low seat height, just generally easy and unintimidating. That's kind of this bike's whole purpose, and that's almost throw-away money for a starting bike.

https://delaware.craigslist.org/mcy/d/wilmington-2000-buell-blast/7108259861.html

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I looked at one when I was first getting back into motorcycles.  But when I had to sit on the luggage rack, I figured it wasn't quite the right bike for me.   :D

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« Reply #1374 on: April 16, 2020, 08:25:43 AM »
https://martinsburg.craigslist.org/mcy/d/martinsburg-priced-to-sell-bmw/7105995839.html

Seems like a lot of bike for the money...  $4599

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« Reply #1375 on: April 16, 2020, 09:05:40 AM »
https://martinsburg.craigslist.org/mcy/d/martinsburg-priced-to-sell-bmw/7105995839.html

Seems like a lot of bike for the money...  $4599

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« Reply #1376 on: April 19, 2020, 06:32:10 PM »
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« Reply #1377 on: April 19, 2020, 06:44:50 PM »
This was the best commercial for that bike.  :hail:  https://youtu.be/BQPgAp2jqbE

I got my Bandit and my good buddy got his FZ1 within about a month of each other.  Not gonna lie- the first time we rode together we hit country roads and it was a bit crazy.  We got back and decided we can never push each other like that.  This commercial brought back that memory!
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« Reply #1378 on: June 26, 2020, 03:36:08 PM »
Triton racing sidecar project from 1970. Some assembly required.
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« Reply #1379 on: June 26, 2020, 04:29:24 PM »
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« Reply #1380 on: June 26, 2020, 05:33:38 PM »
https://martinsburg.craigslist.org/mcy/d/martinsburg-priced-to-sell-bmw/7105995839.html

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Wow...a lot of that looks freakishly like NW DC.
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« Reply #1381 on: June 26, 2020, 07:13:04 PM »
https://martinsburg.craigslist.org/mcy/d/martinsburg-priced-to-sell-bmw/7105995839.html

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Wow...a lot of that looks freakishly like NW DC.

Definitely Europe. Were would you find umbrella girls here in the states, especially DC.

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« Reply #1382 on: June 28, 2020, 07:16:58 AM »
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« Reply #1383 on: June 28, 2020, 11:22:24 AM »
 :drool: that’s a lot of bike for the money. 
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« Reply #1384 on: June 28, 2020, 12:18:58 PM »
:drool: that’s a lot of bike windscreen for the money.



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« Reply #1385 on: June 28, 2020, 06:56:17 PM »
Were would you find umbrella girls here in the states...
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« Reply #1386 on: June 28, 2020, 07:07:07 PM »

Definitely Europe. Were would you find umbrella girls here in the states, especially DC.  Asking for a friend.
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« Reply #1387 on: June 29, 2020, 06:36:02 AM »
Were would you find umbrella girls here in the states...
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Don't know.  I was in NW DC.  I suspect they'd be easier to come by in SE but the umbrellas might be of a slightly different caliber than expected.  :) 

Though between GW and Georgetown, there's probably quite a bit of potential...usually.

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« Reply #1388 on: June 29, 2020, 02:23:56 PM »
Yeah, that's not one...
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« Reply #1389 on: June 30, 2020, 07:35:51 AM »
Bad form.  Break in protocol, I know.  Sue me.  But this needs to be seen. 

https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2016-Motus-MST-5013017413

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« Reply #1390 on: June 30, 2020, 10:40:56 AM »
Is anything available for that as far as parts go?  Or is that just a $12K museum piece?

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« Reply #1391 on: June 30, 2020, 10:45:58 AM »
From that ad:  "Even though they are out of business there's a shop called Motus of New England where you can get all parts and service including engine rebuilds and more, so no worries about maintenance support. Please refer to the Motus Owners Group Facebook page for manuals, schematics, etc.anything you'd like to know is there along with a wonderful group of owners. "
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« Reply #1392 on: July 05, 2020, 12:46:37 PM »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-KH250-S2-S3-KH400-H1-H2-Centre-Cylinder-Cooling-Duct/164277246915?hash=item263fafdbc3:g:BeYAAOSw9qRfAetH

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A discreet Kawasaki triple centre cylinder cooling duct. Easily attached with some Meccano and cable ties.

If you know your Kawasaki triples then you’ll know that you’re unlikely to make it to the first corner before the centre cylinder goes all ‘Chernobyl’ on you. This was in fact a safety feature introduced by Kawasaki to avoid the need to wrestle their evil supermarket-trolley-inspired abominations around corners at all; not that the Kawasaki triple was ever intended to be a mainstream motorcycle.



Kawasaki Heavy Industries were originally approached by a wacky Japanese TV game show company to produce a machine that would make it almost impossible for the contestants to get from point A to point B without hilarious and painful consequences. Whilst they stuck rigidly to the design brief there was some mix-up in the production department and they were accidentally released on the unsuspecting public. Rather than admit their mistake, Kawasaki pretended that that was the way they were meant to be and went on to produce more models in an attempt to validate their story.



It is widely believed that Kawasaki were the first to combine a savage 3 cylinder 2-stroke engine with an un-braked folding bicycle frame but history indicates that the idea was first mooted as far back as the 13th century. A team of early scribes and engineers laid arguably similar designs before the infamous emperor Genghis Khan. Clumsy translations of ancient scripts from the period quote him as saying “Whoa, that’s well sick innit” which at the time was taken as a sound rejection but is now considered by some scholars as recognition of the design’s killing potential.



The first incarnation of the Kawasaki triple was the H1 500 of 1967 known as the Mach I. The Mach II KH750 came 2 years later. As wild as the original 500 was, the 750 remains the fastest and most powerful production motorcycle ever built. Owners still argue as to which of these models was responsible for killing the most people and thus deserving of the nickname ‘Widowmaker’, but the fact is, the casualty lists were so appalling from both models that governments were forced to destroy all records as the morgues struggled to cope with the daily influx of corpses. Watergate was merely a deliberate ruse to distract the public from this larger scandal whilst they cleaned up the ongoing carnage, but the damage was done, and a reputation was cemented firmly in motorcycle history.



In an attempt to clean up their act, Kawasaki built all later models without a centre piston, to both calm the brutal power delivery and finally solve the centre cylinder meltdown that plagued all the triples (except the ’76 KH500 which was actually made by Honda). Despite the fact that it’s illegal to do so without a licence, some triple owners attempt to refit a centre piston, intoxicated by the potent lure of unbridled danger. These illicit activities usually occur in the sleazier quarters of town but are seldom spoken of directly. A nod here and an occasional wink is sole language of the subversive deviants in the shadows.



Surprisingly despite the attached stigma, a vibrant Kawasaki Triples Club exists. Started in 1970 by world renowned triples expert Rock Brett, the club attracts weirdoes from the all over the world. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be called Malcolm, Simon or David to join but it is true that, unless persistent, Garys and Steves are generally politely steered towards the RD club. It has been suggested that Triples Cub membership attracts a ‘certain type’ but this is strongly refuted by the club, arguing that their outgoing nature and many social activities disprove this. Just like any other club there are meetings, ride-outs and rallies, where eager members compete for the Shipman Cup for the best Kawasaki triple.



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« Reply #1393 on: July 05, 2020, 11:35:25 PM »
I sure could have used one of those when I had my Kwak triples!
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« Reply #1396 on: September 02, 2020, 09:33:44 AM »
https://humboldt.craigslist.org/mcy/d/ferndale-older-bmw-motorcycle/7187406312.html

I have no words.  Other than to say that it's probably crustier than it looks, having lived there for 20+ years.
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« Reply #1397 on: September 02, 2020, 11:45:58 AM »
https://humboldt.craigslist.org/mcy/d/ferndale-older-bmw-motorcycle/7187406312.html

I have no words.  Other than to say that it's probably crustier than it looks, having lived there for 20+ years.

it's an airloom! beats those electrical looms. otherwise, seems to be all there and they are decent things. easy restoration.
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« Reply #1398 on: September 02, 2020, 12:04:00 PM »
https://humboldt.craigslist.org/mcy/d/ferndale-older-bmw-motorcycle/7187406312.html

I have no words.  Other than to say that it's probably crustier than it looks, having lived there for 20+ years.

After reading the full listing, I'm pretty sure "asking price" is a just a space filler.  The seller recognizes that there is some value there, he just needs to find the right buyer.

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« Reply #1399 on: September 02, 2020, 01:16:32 PM »
https://humboldt.craigslist.org/mcy/d/ferndale-older-bmw-motorcycle/7187406312.html

I have no words.  Other than to say that it's probably crustier than it looks, having lived there for 20+ years.

After reading the full listing, I'm pretty sure "asking price" is a just a space filler.  The seller recognizes that there is some value there, he just needs to find the right buyer.

$500 would be generous for a no-title bike that's sat outside just a mile or two from the ocean in 90% humidity.
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