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January 12th, 2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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So I'm bored and insomniatic... amused myself by seeing what my money could buy me in Toronto if I wanted to start a cheap bike collection with bikes for a wide variety of uses today. Here's my list. See if you can beat it in your area.





1. Long Hauler - 1985 Yamaha Venture Royale - 33,000km - $2000


For Toronto to Vancouver to see my daughter, or going to COTA for a meet-up!










2, Daily Rider - 2002 Kawasaki Ninja 600 - 10,000km - $2500


Sport Tourer/Commuter








3. Track Bike - 2001 Ducati SS750 - $2700


Fun to ride AND work on!








4. Dirt Bike - 2005 CRF450 - $2300


Woops and backcountry touring








5. Hauler - 1997 AWD Chevy Astro Van - 105,000km - $3500


Need something to haul the toys and sleep in!








$13,000CDN all in!! ($13,000US, $12,500AUS, 8,000GRB, 10,000EUR)


I'm already thinking of fantasy mods for my fantasy fleet!
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January 12th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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I accept the challenge.


I'll get back to you.
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January 12th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Cool!





I might add a "classic" for charity rides and boulevard/beach road cruisin'!! Something like:





6. Boulevard Classic - 1978 Honda CB550 - 46,000km - $2500 (overpriced...?)


Relaxed classic standard.



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Slim pickings my way. I searched solely around Cairns and district and for 12,5oo beans I could have

YZ 426 2000 model, $2,200.00 http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/bln...358fhe_20.jpeg

R80 BMW 95,000kms 88 model $2,775 http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/bln...047j93_20.jpeg

and a 2001 TL1000R 45,000 k's young. $5,700 http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/bln...51458m_20.jpeg

As an alternative toy I have found this Ocean Kayak for $1000 http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/bln...471c0b_20.jpeg

Total $11,675. I still have $825 for tinkering around with the new additions.

Thanks Mick. good game.



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January 13th, 2013, 01:37 AM   #5
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I like the kayak. Also the R80





If I stay awake long enough (I've taken the "Z" pill) I'll have a play.





Question BWB - you do a bit of kayaking?





I paddle race skis, I have 3 of the bloody things, thefavouritebeing a dolphin dominatorhttp://www.thegearshed.com/gear/gear_2.php?ad_id=229





You wouldn't pick it but the bloody Dolphin site is playing up. meh!
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January 13th, 2013, 02:52 AM   #6
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Slim pickings my way. I searched solely around Cairns and district and for 12,5oo beans I could have


Total $11,675. I still have $825 for tinkering around with the new additions.


Thanks Mick. good game.


Hmmm, I'm getting a bigger bang for my buck in Toronto, methinks. I like that I can get a AWD utility vehicle for hauling people and stuff too... and its handy in february in Toronto!!
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I like the kayak. Also the R80

If I stay awake long enough (I've taken the "Z" pill) I'll have a play.

Question BWB - you do a bit of kayaking?

I paddle race skis, I have 3 of the bloody things, thefavouritebeing a dolphin dominatorhttp://www.thegearshed.com/gear/gear_2.php?ad_id=229

You wouldn't pick it but the bloody Dolphin site is playing up. meh!
Sometimes, rarely. been out a few times up here, Cape Tribulation and around Cooktown. Also go out for an occasional stand up paddle either ocean or cruising the rivers.
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January 19th, 2013, 07:46 PM   #8
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Bah, just give me those in this adhttp://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=106





http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps101eff87.jpg





1987 Honda CBR1000F First year of the CBR $2500
http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/o...psd6894f1a.jpg


1986 Kawasaki GPZ900R A3 $4000
http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps3a78945a.jpg


1984 Kawasaki GPZ750R (has 900 covers,750 covers come with it also) $2000
http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps95789d0b.jpg


1987 Suzuki DR750S DR Big $7000
http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps2d84cb20.jpg


1983 Yamaha XJ750RL only 800 made, 200 in OZ , Got 2 of these $2500, $1500
http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/o.../DSC_0881a.jpg


1964 Suzuki A70, Stored 30 years, Goes Great $700
http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps12ffb359.jpg


1973 Yamaha RD250 Excellent bike, stored 30 years $2000
http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps67ae3c9d.jpg


1984 Honda Goldwing GL1200 $5500
http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/o...psa557fea2.jpg
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January 19th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #9
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I had one of these... a brand new '84. I bought it as a daily rider (over a Honda 750 Nighthawk) 'cause my RZ350 had a penchant for blowing up (I was experimenting with the RZ and by '86 it was a semi-reliable track bike...).



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January 23rd, 2013, 05:51 PM   #10
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Cheap!! thats me in real life .....





Everyday commuter. Maybe worth 3,000? near 100,000kms since new, bucketloads of feel and character and it gets 3.2L/100km round my area and got 2.78L/100 on a highway run !!





and its grandchild





rebadged as a "Lo-osung" $100?





for the grandchild





he came free and unexpected and is the most valuable thing in these photos.





Even had cast off rear plastics when I look at it !! how cheap was that $2,000? Well it was given to me andI felt guilty and gave him ?2000? a few years back. love it. ...... well and since I gave him money he can't have it back now


and I still have it.





for a bit of ye old fun $300?


run it on premix vegetable oil and R30 50/50 mix for the nostalgic smell too





and I even have a sea kayak with prime mover kayak Ebay new $750 ..... kids quad Ebay new $750








but what I would own but never pay that much for ...... ie. I have it on loan ...


the best all round dirt machine ever built.








Why dream!?? you can be cheap like me in real life!!
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