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The staining on the rear cover suggests that it needs a water pump mechanical seal replaced
 
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detached from reality. I bought mine with even fewer miles, and i dare say cleaner, about 2 hours north of there for $950
 

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Even better/worse:


'Tis the season to be greedy, I suppose, lol!
 

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And they won’t charge you extra if you pick it up locally. How much better could it get!
 

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yep, Wooster is within my search radius and I had the same reaction when I saw that $7k price. Saved it just to see what happens to the price.

Maybe it's the "yes dear, I am trying to sell the bike but no one is biting" price
Or perhaps "I heard about a guy who sold an old Honda for $7000, you should ask that"
 
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6 months ago I scored a ‘03 Silverado 2500 with an 8’ SS sander and an 8’ plow when my preretirement employer bought a new one. All with little to no rust, straight sheet metal and 42k miles. Good tires, battery, always garaged, seldom plowed. It was “my truck” at work from new. $2k then I sold the sander for $1100. Try not to hate me! Upon retiring a year ago I left word I wanted the truck when they were done with it. Sort of a “thank you” after 30 years of service I guess.
 

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An aging excavation contractor in my town prepares for any longtime enployees approaching retirement by purchasing a new 4wd 3/4 ton pickup in the company red color, with full utility bed and snowplow, paints it with the standard company door logos, lets the employee drive it for the last few months of their work and then take it with them. Sort of a pension enhancement I guess and another mobile advertisement.
 

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An aging excavation contractor in my town prepares for any longtime enployees approaching retirement by purchasing a new 4wd 3/4 ton pickup in the company red color, with full utility bed and snowplow, paints it with the standard company door logos, lets the employee drive it for the last few months of their work and then take it with them. Sort of a pension enhancement I guess and another mobile advertisement.

That's surprisingly decent (I grew up in CT...it can be known for wealth and greed). The company probably gets a nifty tax deduction from the vehicle purchase too.
 

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There was a nice 82' Gl500 on ebay....nice.... not, buy it now nice at $8500.oo :cool:
 

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Not that ridiculous, you can
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part it out, and might get more than that for the seat.....
 

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Must be something they put in the water. This from a while ago, imagine how much it's appreciated since then!



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Puzzling that it needed a 'complete restoration' if it has been kept indoors and has done less than 10k miles.
 

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Puzzling that it needed a 'complete restoration' if it has been kept indoors and has done less than 10k miles.
People don't use terms correctly; they could mean that someone just went through and did the clutch and filters and some gaskets, forks seals, tires, carb rebuild etc. Anything that's 40 years old even if it hasn't driven 500 miles will have a load of things that need replacing and they just call it a 'restoration'. A restoration to me would be a complete disassembly and rebuild, repaint, polish, re-upholster, etc.
 
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People don't use terms correctly; they could mean that someone just went through and did the clutch and filters and some gaskets, forks seals, tires, carb rebuild etc. Anything that's 40 years old even if it hasn't driven 500 miles will have a load of things that need replacing and they just call it a 'restoration'. A restoration to me would be a complete disassembly and rebuild, repaint, polish, re-upholster, etc.
I paid $175 dollars 2 years ago in wisconsin for this non running bike without a title but got it running. I ended up purchasing a deluxe model a month later for $275 and parted the custom one out. I've owned 4 of these bikes in two years and haven't paid a dime in the end for any them after selling some parts. I have this one down to the frame and motor, 2 deluxes and a Gl500 now. The second deluxe I paid $650 got it running. The GL500 I paid $475 but it came with the trailer it was on Trailer is probably worth $750
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People don't use terms correctly; they could mean that someone just went through and did the clutch and filters and some gaskets, forks seals, tires, carb rebuild etc. Anything that's 40 years old even if it hasn't driven 500 miles will have a load of things that need replacing and they just call it a 'restoration'. A restoration to me would be a complete disassembly and rebuild, repaint, polish, re-upholster, etc.
(Slightly OT) Speaking of using incorrect terms, my coworker (who isn't very handy BTW) said he remodeled his bathroom over the weekend. I said "Wow, what all did you do?" He replied that he changed the light fixture and painted the walls... :rolleyes: So i totally agree words don't seem to mean the same thing to different people.
 
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