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I just don't get why people buy stuff and then store it for 25 years. What's the point? I buy stuff to use it.
 

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Speedo only went to 80 on those? For one thing it's going to need tires.
 

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Speedo only went to 80 on those? For one thing it's going to need tires.


Something strange about that speedo, I was sure they went to 120. Maybe a turbo owner can drop a post on us and let us know for sure. I bought my GL650 a year ago next month and it had 2700 on the clock. It still had the original tires and the little rubber tips had not been worn off. No wear but but were they dry rotted, the sides of those tires looked a mud flat that had dryad & cracked in the sun! That was the first thing on my to do list for that bike. It had spent a good part of its life in collector's hands.

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I just don't get why people buy stuff and then store it for 25 years. What's the point? I buy stuff to use it.


Investment, but he or she is going to have a helluva time finding someone horny enough for a Turbo to drop



$25,000 on it.



Its a 82 that has been stored for 25 years, I wonder what it was doing for the other 3 years? 12 miles and 5 of pushing?



Interesting story I am sure.
 

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dont you know it took 3 years to push it that 5 miles.....and no i am not nocking the cx hell you never have to push them
 

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It seems like this year there were more no/low mileage CX tubos on the market since when they were new. This bike is MAYBE worth $12g's on a good day, IF you can find the right arse for that seat.



$25 g's? Yeah, if you've got a museum foundation picking up the tab, and even they'd balk. You can ask whatever you want, getting it is a whole other story.
 

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well if they ever do sell it i hope the new owner knows about us here
 

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Investment, but he or she is going to have a helluva time finding someone horny enough for a Turbo to drop



$25,000 on it.



Its a 82 that has been stored for 25 years, I wonder what it was doing for the other 3 years? 12 miles and 5 of pushing?



Interesting story I am sure.


Investment. Hah. Vehicles are very tough to in est in. And in 82 how would you have known it wouldbe worth something.
 

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Investment. Hah. Vehicles are very tough to in est in. And in 82 how would you have known it wouldbe worth something.


Investment wise, if you put the roughly 5 grand the bike cost new in a low interest savings account, you'd have over $20,000 today, and you wouldn't have to push your passbook 12 miles around the garage over the years.
 

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A 500 turbo for $25 thousand ? thats 15800 quid !!

Sorry, they aint that good and when I think of the bikes

I could buy for that...............................



If you use it, it will depreciate immediately and rapidly

to a realistic value, so you'd have to sit and worship it and

try not to think of the dough you burnt.



I could have bought a mint 650T for £2500 a year ago

Sounds like he's 'having a laugh' as we say.



Just calculated I could have bought my BMW K100RS 25 times for that money

and its a better bike too.

faster, stronger, reliable as hell. Easy to get parts for.

All the guys I know with turbos say they're fun to ride but bastards to own.
 

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A 500 turbo for $25 thousand ? thats 15800 quid !!

Sorry, they aint that good and when I think of the bikes

I could buy for that...............................



If you use it, it will depreciate immediately and rapidly

to a realistic value, so you'd have to sit and worship it and

try not to think of the dough you burnt.



I could have bought a mint 650T for £2500 a year ago

Sounds like he's 'having a laugh' as we say.



Just calculated I could have bought my BMW K100RS 25 times for that money

and its a better bike too.

faster, stronger, reliable as hell. Easy to get parts for.

All the guys I know with turbos say they're fun to ride but bastards to own.




Your BMW might give a 500T a run for the money. A 650T would eat it alive.
 

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Investment. Hah. Vehicles are very tough to in est in. And in 82 how would you have known it wouldbe worth something.


Crystal Ball?



Seriously though, I agree buying a vehicle for investment is a tough risk.



And what an absolute waste of a nice ride, sitting for years to the point where parts are getting obsolete.



Like Stephen said, put the cash in a bank and watch it grow. Lots of strange people with different ideas out there.



Reminds me of a 78 Corvette I saw this year, sitting in a garage collecting dust, needing work from sitting and not



anywhere close to mint, was in the family since new and he was asking $22,000. Sentimental pricing.
 

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For some unknown reason
it hasn't sold yet.
 

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Unless the Barber Museum buys it, he is going to have it for a long time. Anyone have a feel for the high end for a perfect 500T? I am guessing in the $10,000 range max.
 

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Earlier this year a brand new (never registered) 1.9 mile cx500 turbo was listed on craigslist and sold for $9,000. This seller is a bit out there at $25,000. Maybe the seller listed it to satisfy a significant other...I can hear it now..."yeah honey, its on craigslist, no buyer though..."
 
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