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 Post subject: It's 1979...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:02 am 
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..all over again. Who needs a fast, high powered, good handling and safe motorbike when you can have one of these? :)


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 Post subject: Re: It's 1979...
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:yt: retro time :yup: the good old days :old:

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 Post subject: Re: It's 1979...
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 Post subject: Re: It's 1979...
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Ah, it was 1976 for me (XS650C). But the actual answer to the question is "nobody". Hope that helps.

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 Post subject: Re: It's 1979...
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Ah, it was 1976 for me (XS650C). But the actual answer to the question is "nobody". Hope that helps.

Sure does lOl

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 Post subject: Re: It's 1979...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:18 pm 
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What are your plans for it?

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 Post subject: Re: It's 1979...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:26 pm 
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Bonzo wrote:
..all over again. Who needs a fast, high powered, good handling and safe motorbike when you can have one of these? :)


Good find @Bonzo, I’ve always fancied an XS650Ltd. They’re silly money here now and I can’t fit another bike in the workshop just now!

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 Post subject: Re: It's 1979...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:45 pm 
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Remember selling them by the dozen for £899 "on the road" back in 1981/82. I was working for Coburn and Hughes and we did a bulk buy together with Motorcycle City to buy all of Yamaha's XS range from 250-1100cc in both standard and custom guises.

Bought one back for my boss's collection in my last full time job. Recognised the registration as being one of ours and the guy selling it then produced the original invoice from nearly forty years ago signed by my mate who was my sales manager at the time.

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 Post subject: Re: It's 1979...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:26 am 
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Finmows wrote:
What are your plans for it?


I don't know. Bought it as a non runner with bits missing and have spent the last few months getting it on the road. Finally got it registered last Friday. Usually at this point I'd sell it and hope to recoup most of the money spent, this one is the first I've done where I'd be guaranteed a profit. So far I've spend about Oz $3700 on it, and in its current tatty state it's worth a minimum of Oz $5k.

I think I'll probably potter about on it for a few months and gradually clean it up. Perfect for posing up and down the coast road on sunny days. Even in it's current state it's a bit of a head turner here, I've never seen another one on the road in WA :)

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I've only seen a few in this country that haven't been chopped/bobbed

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I like these style bikes. Pure, not pretentious.

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 Post subject: Re: It's 1979...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:26 am 
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ursus americanus wrote:
Remember selling them by the dozen for £899 "on the road" back in 1981/82. I was working for Coburn and Hughes and we did a bulk buy together with Motorcycle City to buy all of Yamaha's XS range from 250-1100cc in both standard and custom guises.

Bought one back for my boss's collection in my last full time job. Recognised the registration as being one of ours and the guy selling it then produced the original invoice from nearly forty years ago signed by my mate who was my sales manager at the time.

Steve


Is there anything you haven't sold :?: lOl lOl lOl

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Beef wrote:
ursus americanus wrote:
Remember selling them by the dozen for £899 "on the road" back in 1981/82. I was working for Coburn and Hughes and we did a bulk buy together with Motorcycle City to buy all of Yamaha's XS range from 250-1100cc in both standard and custom guises.

Bought one back for my boss's collection in my last full time job. Recognised the registration as being one of ours and the guy selling it then produced the original invoice from nearly forty years ago signed by my mate who was my sales manager at the time.

Steve


Is there anything you haven't sold :?: lOl lOl lOl



Funnily enough I've never been a KTM dealer lOl Sold a few used ones but have been either a dealer or a grey importer for just about everything else at one time or another 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: It's 1979...
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https://youtu.be/oTC6cU9NhHM
Came into my head while reading, years since I last heard this.

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