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R80GS Paris Dakar / Kalahari

I know this is a long shot but as title says

I current have a K1200S [after a 1150 GSA] and want a second bike for some adventure.

Willing to consider bikes abroad, for the right price

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Hello George, I have a 1989 BMW R100GS Paralever for sale elswhere on this site, take a look. Brian
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If you understand the German lingo - there are two interesting offers on the web:
Motorrad-Inserat: Detailansicht
for only 2,100 Euros

and this one with a WP shock:
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for 2,600 Euros

The first offer seems to be a monolever with a 40L drum and big bore cylinders, but with the samll 32mm Bing carbs. Low fuel consumption.


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With the £ almost=to a Euro, your better off going for my BMW R100GS, £2100. It's still for sale on this site. Go on, you know you want one...
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The Kalahari beats any other standard GS. They are getting expensive and we have only seen the beginning yet.
Luckily I have one, okay shape, low mileage.
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Thanks all

The first German one sounds good, but my German is not as good as it once was!!

Brian, I would be happy to talk and about some extras. Will send my mobile.
However you seem drive a hard bargain lol

George
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The Kalahari beats any other standard GS. They are getting expensive and we have only seen the beginning yet.
Luckily I have one, okay shape, low mileage.
Ali are you thinking of selling?
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No it’s not for sale unless someone has way too much money.
It will make more sense to buy this Basic:
Motorrad-Inserat: Detailansicht

It looks nice, the price might be a bit high but in a few years it will be worth even more.

My Kalahari is nice, fitted with heated grips, Øhlins shock, cartridge.inserts and some minor modifications. It’s in good technical shape but has a few cosmetic scratches.
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Hello George, so what would you offer for my bike and enough spares to get you half way around the world ? These bikes don't come up for sale too often !
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No it’s not for sale unless someone has way too much money.
It will make more sense to buy this Basic:
Motorrad-Inserat: Detailansicht

It looks nice, the price might be a bit high but in a few years it will be worth even more.

carinatauk made the impression on me that he wanted a bike for adventures Your suggestion is for collectors only. Jeez, I wouldn't risk riding such an expensive bike off-road
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Brian

I am happy to batter around the price you are asking for! ps sent you a text last night

Vaufi


Your on the spot, I would love to use the bike for everything but looking at. If I wanted that I would have a Ducati

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carinatauk made the impression on me that he wanted a bike for adventures Your suggestion is for collectors only. Jeez, I wouldn't risk riding such an expensive bike off-road
He asked for a Kalahari so a Basic with a Kalahari-tank should be spot on.

Yes it’s expensive but you can drive it for 100kkm and sell it with marginal loss.
But I agree that every other airhead GS can do the same job, but it might need a little more work before you start the trip.

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AliBaba, I totally agree with you. That Basic in that link is in a beautiful condition! That's why I would feel too sorry to batter the bike around in rugged terrain. I've got a R80GS standard, telelever, fitted a HPN tank and upgraded the suspension. After all the kms in dirt & dust, dropping the bike now & then, it wouldn't be a collector's first choice anymore. But at least I don't need to worry about scratches and bumps anymore

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Travelbike

To my mind, the Kalahari version of GS, or same-same from other source, is "the travelbike". AliBaba is probably right in that a Basic or Kalahari can only increase in price, but owning one in showroom condition, thats sort of missing the point. Of course they have lots of quirks, weak brakes, bendy forks, and all the BMW electrics, but they are still the best all round machine for bad roads, desert roads, mountain roads, city roads and even no road at all. Reliable, robust, repairable and comfortable.
Buy one tomorrow.....and next week you'll be sorting out your visas,
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To my mind, the Kalahari version of GS, or same-same from other source, is "the travelbike". AliBaba is probably right in that a Basic or Kalahari can only increase in price, but owning one in showroom condition, thats sort of missing the point.



That’s just a temporarily problem. I bought mine brand new and after a few years and 170kkm it looked like this:

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