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5 months 4 weeks ago #5277 by 11368
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I've posted my '85 R80RT for sale on only 3-sites, here, BMWMOA & BMWLT, because I want an enthusiast to own it. I really appreciated it, and took proper care of it,
but I'm just not riding it much. Is there a certain time of year they sell? I don't see a lot of them moving out on the AirBazaar here.

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Jer

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5 months 3 weeks ago - 5 months 3 weeks ago #5286 by Wobbly
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• Most bike sales are in May and June.

• Most bike sales are now used bikes, but most bikes being sold are in the price slump. If you'll check a source like CraigsList you'll see that the best prices on BMWs are from 2000-2005. Both after and before that period, prices climb. So buyers are simply shopping for the much cheaper and more modern bikes.

• The only person looking for a 1985 anything is someone who "had one back in the day" or someone who is familiar with the model because their dad or other family friend had one. That's a very select group.


The end result of me trying to sell several classic bikes was that they were too old to get a bank loan on, and very few people are walking around with the asking price in cash. Although the Blue Book might advise a value of (say for instance) $3500, the truth is that most twenty-somethings shopping for bikes can only scrape together $2000. So unless you can get that bike out in front of a MUCH wider audience with something like Ebay Motors, then be prepared for the possibility that you might have to give it away for a much lower price.

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4 months 1 week ago #5513 by 11368
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Thanks for the input. Read it a while ago, but still waiting for the right buyer. They will get an outstanding deal on a well maintained bike since I don't want it to go to a Craigslist or Ebay buyer. I've received so much value as a member here, it's about paying it forward. So, maybe in the spring a deal may happen.

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4 months 1 week ago #5516 by Wobbly
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If you'll empty ALL the fuel and disconnect one of the battery terminals, you shouldn't have any trouble cranking when the right guy comes along.

Good luck.

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