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Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« on: May 05, 2021, 11:54:43 AM »
Collectors go CRAZY for this model Beemer adventure bike....at $7500 now with 6 days to go...watch the price on this one go through the roof!! :wink: :thumb: :cool: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:



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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 12:19:08 PM »
I just don't get the BMW thing...

I have only owned one, and perhaps i was just unlucky enough to get the Shitz model, IDK
but it was bad enough that i have never really looked at the brand again.

I had a late 70's R75/6 and it was an ok-ish bike, reliable and boring unless you pushed it, but then it was just scary.
it had 4 major faults in my opinion. The first issue was that the bike has a carb directly over each of the riders feet, and thus your shoes constantly stink of gas. The second issue is the fact that the transmission shifts like a box-O-rocks, no matter how carful you are while shifting, it's all ways "clunk"... third and probably the worst fault was that BMW equipped the bike with the infamous Jack-O-Matic shaft drive system.. i quickly learned to NEVER modulate the throttle in a corner, as the result was a instant change in direction...
The last "fault" is subjective but,  it's NOT a good looking machine...

this coupled with the typically "premium" prices,
naaw,  i think the (insert any brand) is a better value...
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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 12:28:42 PM »
I just don't get the BMW thing...

I have only owned one, and perhaps i was just unlucky enough to get the Shitz model, IDK
but it was bad enough that i have never really looked at the brand again.

I had a late 70's R75/6 and it was an ok-ish bike, reliable and boring unless you pushed it, but then it was just scary.
it had 4 major faults in my opinion. The first issue was that the bike has a carb directly over each of the riders feet, and thus your shoes constantly stink of gas. The second issue is the fact that the transmission shifts like a box-O-rocks, no matter how carful you are while shifting, it's all ways "clunk"... third and probably the worst fault was that BMW equipped the bike with the infamous Jack-O-Matic shaft drive system.. i quickly learned to NEVER modulate the throttle in a corner, as the result was a instant change in direction...
The last "fault" is subjective but,  it's NOT a good looking machine...

this coupled with the typically "premium" prices,
naaw,  i think the (insert any brand) is a better value...

HERE YOU GO!! :thumb: :wink: :laugh: :grin: :cool: :boozing: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:



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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 12:52:23 PM »
Yup.... exactly like that bike, but i think mine was a 75 or 76...right before many things went plastic...

$11K LOL....
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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 12:52:53 PM »
The mechanic that works on it is a Bumble Bee tuner.... :rolleyes:

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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 04:01:17 PM »
I have always liked he early ones like this because the seat is not way up high, although, I think the gearbox  shifting issue would be enough to discourage me.
  I think I would prefer a Quota myself.    :grin:
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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 04:13:23 PM »
I have a bunch of bikes for an equally diverse set of reasons, many of which are about the designers art, the way it sounds and other subjective stuff.  However I’ve also had three R100GSs and if you forced me to choose one bike for the rest of my life to ride, to maintain, travel on, carry passengers on, sport ride on, trail ride on and everything else you can do on a motorcycle, a bumblebee R100GS would be it.  The only choice would be pre ‘90 or ‘91-on.
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 07:11:59 PM »
I have a bunch of bikes for an equally diverse set of reasons, many of which are about the designers art, the way it sounds and other subjective stuff.  However I’ve also had three R100GSs and if you forced me to choose one bike for the rest of my life to ride, to maintain, travel on, carry passengers on, sport ride on, trail ride on and everything else you can do on a motorcycle, a bumblebee R100GS would be it.  The only choice would be pre ‘90 or ‘91-on.
Tusayan, I totally agree.  I bought my 1991 R100GS Bumblebee in March of 1991.  Still own and ride it (her!) 161,000 miles later.  A great bike when new and now, in 2021.
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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 07:25:02 PM »
HERE YOU GO!! :thumb: :wink: :laugh: :grin: :cool: :boozing: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:




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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2021, 08:04:39 AM »
I like this "modified" R75/5 also...nicely done...and this would be fun to blast around the neighborhood! :thumb:




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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2021, 10:37:15 AM »
These older Beemer's set up like this, are so much lighter and more nimble, (IMHO), than the newer heavier R1250GS models... :wink: :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :smiley:

Here is another nice example...





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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2021, 01:31:35 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2021, 02:53:54 PM »
I got to beat up on an R80/GS like this for sale in CO $15,000.  I like it better than the R100/GS.  Lighter.  I have a picture somewhere of the bike standing upright by itself in a just harvested muddy hay field.  It's resting on the hard cases. 
I played in the field and it didn't let me down going through mud.   :thumb:

https://www.smartcycleguide.com/L49487354  JJ maybe you could post the pix of this bike.
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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2021, 06:35:36 PM »
Tom, that bike probably isn't any lighter than an R100GS, since it (from the pic) is essentially an R100GS Bumblebee with smaller cylinder bores.  Now the original R80G/S (early to mid 1980 era) probably is lighter and more agile, but that's not this bike.

whoww!  How much are they asking $$$$$ ?????

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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2021, 06:39:52 PM »
Can't remember the year that I rented.  The next year, I was on a Blue & white R100/GS.  Both owned by Herr Himmler and not that Himmler.  :shocked:
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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2021, 06:30:18 PM »
BID to $11,111...and DID NOT SELL!! :shocked: :shocked: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :huh: :huh:




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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2021, 09:39:22 PM »
Are both the sellers and buyers crazy?  I mean, for Gawd's sake. I purchased my 1991 R100GS with bags and tank bag in 1991 for roughly $7100.00. 

And people are asking (and paying) $10-11k for these old ADV bikes?

Mine looks pretty good considering it has over 160k miles on the odometer.  And yes, the bike has had a lot of the wear parts replaced (driveshaft, starter motor, bean can, rear shock ..... on and on.

But who is going to pay over $10k for one of these old Beemers?  Great bikes .... but not worth that kind of cash.  (Unless they know something I don't know!!)

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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2021, 10:02:18 PM »
If you check BaT, you’ll find that some have been selling for more than that, actually quite a few of them. 

https://bringatrailer.com/search/?s=R100gs

The one that amazes me most is the 520 mile R100GS PD for… brace yourself….  $43,000 dollars plus buyers fee.
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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2021, 10:07:34 PM »
If you check BaT, you’ll find that some have been selling for more than that, actually quite a few of them. 

https://bringatrailer.com/search/?s=R100gs

The one that amazes me most is the 520 mile R100GS PD for… brace yourself….  $43,000 dollars plus buyers fee.

Oh yes, Tusayan...the hard-core Beemer guys go CRAZY over this model... :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :wink:
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2021, 06:27:35 AM »
The mechanic that works on it is a Bumble Bee tuner.... :rolleyes:
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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2021, 07:51:57 AM »
Another "Cult-Classic" - - The Toaster Tank Airhead!!! - - Watch the price on this one sky rocket!! :shocked:



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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2021, 10:53:37 AM »
Are both the sellers and buyers crazy?  I mean, for Gawd's sake. I purchased my 1991 R100GS with bags and tank bag in 1991 for roughly $7100.00. 

And people are asking (and paying) $10-11k for these old AVT bikes?

Mine looks pretty good considering it has over 160k miles on the odometer.  And yes, the bike has had a lot of the wear parts replaced (driveshaft, starter motor, bean can, rear shock ..... on and on.

But who in Gawd's name is going to pay over $10k for one of these old Beemers?  Great bikes .... but not worth that kind of cash.  (Unless they know something I don't know!!)

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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2021, 11:58:50 AM »
I have a Quota. I had a 93GSPD for 19 years. I had a VStrom. I got the VStrom because I wanted something more modern. Loved the bike. Sold it after 8 years . Bought the Quota because I got a smoking deal on it. In the scheme of things the Quota is way more simplistic than the GSPD. It has been cheaper to operate. It gets much worse gas mileage. I sold my GSPD for $7500 8+/- years ago. It was in excellent condition with upgrades in the electrical, brakes, suspension and ton's of other stuff.
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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2021, 01:42:54 PM »
QUOTELook no further than the MG 1000S. It was an outdated overpriced parts bike when it was introduced and now they bring money like they are made of gold.

This beauty was seen at the Datil, NM Guzzi Rally in August 2013.   :shocked: :rolleyes: :thumb: :bow:

It was a complete "nut & bolt" restoration...and reportedly SOLD for $20,000+...I wonder what it would bring on BaT these days?!? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :huh: :huh: :huh:





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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2021, 02:00:38 PM »
Some of my retirement funds are in both 1000S bikes that I own.   :grin: :grin: :grin:   :thumb:
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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2021, 02:52:00 PM »
Some of my retirement funds are in both 1000S bikes that I own.   :grin: :grin: :grin:   :thumb:

If its a retirement plan I'd sell now. The market has never been stronger and isn't gonna stay that way. With restrictions being eased and people heading back to the office time for recreation will lessen. In the not too distant future there will be a glut of "toys" on the secondary market and the bottom is going to fall out.

I've been selling stuff even though I'd prefer not too. However the the prices stuff is bringing I cannot not sell.

Actually thinking of selling my personal truck since new trucks are delayed because of some computer chips or somethgin like that. At work we are on a 10 to 15 week waiting list for F150's and Transits. Its driving up the used market.
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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2021, 04:51:14 PM »
I have been watching.   :thumb:
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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2021, 07:38:50 AM »
Speaking of lovely, classic airhead Beemers...THIS...is another nice example!!! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :bow:



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Re: Bumble-Bee Beemer...
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2021, 01:19:07 PM »
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