Blimey, that is clean...

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Timo @ Work, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Timo @ Work

    Timo @ Work Guest

    One thing that continues to amaze me is the number of (mostly
    Japanese) really clean SODirtBikes that can be found around here.
    Granted, you can also find a ton of really clapped out ones like my
    DR650 but there's some stuff hidden in garages that super clean.

    Case in point:

    OK, this one's yucky brown but it's been a while since I've seen an XT
    that clean:

    I think Ann's pretty happy that I've almost reached the annual number
    of vehicles I can sell without a dealer license and that we don't have
    space for another SOB unless I sell another vehicle.


    I guess I could do with building a greenhouse and hide another one
    between the tomatoes...
    Timo @ Work, Jun 10, 2011
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  2. Those are both very, very tidy. The KE250 - I don't think that was sold
    here. We got the 100, 125 and 175, but I've never seen a 250. A sfor the
    XT, for my money they're the best-looking trail bike Japan has ever
    made, especially the one with gold rims and a chromed tank, but in brwn?
    No, thanks.
    That's how they do it, is it? Hm. How do private collectors sell their
    collections, should they want to?
    I've tried hiding a bike in a greenhouse. There are a few fundamental
    flaws to the concept.
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 10, 2011
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  3. Timo @ Work

    Timo Geusch Guest

    It is, well, very 1970s. I've seen a couple of other clean ones on
    fleabay but they were mostly further away. But in contrast to the UK
    everybody and their mutts seem to have a cheap SODirtBike for
    sale. Mostly non-road legal ones though.
    Yep, here in Nevada it's three vehicles per year, any more and you'll
    need a dealer's license.
    The ones I've seen were mostly via estate auctions and similar. I guess
    auction houses have exemptions for that sort of stuff.

    In general the vehicle turnover here seems to be a lot slower at least
    at the collector end (and judging by the neighbour's "collection" out
    back, also at the redneck end) than we're used to in the UK. It also
    seems that NV is particularly "harsh" with the vehicle sale laws, most
    other states allow 5-6 vehicles from what I hear.
    So I remember.
    Timo Geusch, Jun 11, 2011
  4. Only *three*?

    I update my Carole Nash insurance maybe twice as often in a single
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 11, 2011
  5. Timo @ Work

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Yes. It's seriously cramping my "style"... Actually, used bikes with the
    exception of a couple not too desirable Japanese bikes and a few older
    Glodwings are comparatively expensive here so flipping bikes isn't
    really what it used to be in the UK. *Especially* doing that with older
    Italian bikes, which are rather expensive over here.
    So did I.
    Timo Geusch, Jun 12, 2011
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