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Offline jacksonracingcomau

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Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« on: November 03, 2020, 06:49:37 PM »
And I really wanted it, but with fees and freight it got more than $9k
Man has to stick to his limit
Anyone on here ?



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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 07:03:45 PM »
I hope it comes with rocker covers!

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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 07:42:00 PM »
$9000 would be a bargain based on the two pictures even if it needed another used cylinder head, sourced overseas.

How much does a V85TT cost in Australia.
If it does not say 'Ride away add more costs.

https://www.bikesales.com.au/bikes/moto-guzzi/v85-tt/

Even globally finding used might be tricky
I was just going to weld fins on
It is the unknown that I couldnít budget on, yes Iíd pay 10 if pictures tell complete story
But  I bought a ďhail damagedĒ van from same site recently
Not in pics was damage caused by beer delivery driver chucking kegs in, still worth what I paid but was a bit peeved when I actually saw it. Photos are to sell

There was a v85 on here that had top end ripped off, worst case in this was crankcase broken, studs pulled out, never seen on a BB but Iíve seen whatís possible on v85

Of course there was damage all over the bike too, perfect project to attack with an angle grinder, lose all the artificial weight the stylist added (and the abs, tv screen dash, sky high pillion seat, bull bar etc etc)
Love the bike , hate the weight and styling
Another one will come up

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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2020, 08:04:12 PM »
$9000 would be a bargain based on the two pictures even if it needed another used cylinder head, sourced overseas.

How much does a V85TT cost in Australia.
If it does not say 'Ride away add more costs.

https://www.bikesales.com.au/bikes/moto-guzzi/v85-tt/
Start at AUD 21,000 then start adding...and adding...You can get rid of another 10 grand if youíre keen.

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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2020, 10:02:22 PM »
Aint that the truth.
Plus there arent enough on the ground to be able to test ride first, thats here in Brisbane and everything is an add on.
The main reason I ended up on a Triumph Tiger.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2020, 02:55:24 PM by pete mcgee »
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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2020, 01:02:17 AM »
Aint that the truth.
Plus there arent enough on the ground to be able to rest ride first, thats here in Brisbane and everything is an add on.
The main reason I ended up on a Triumph Tiger.

Almost exact opposite, test ride was easy, actually in UK, but couldíve in Melbourne
Donít want any add ons, itís paying for 20kg Iíd throw away that gets me
Some mandated in Europe (but not here) like abs pump and cat
But tv screen, extra headlight, screen, bull bar, tubes,  rack/grab rail thing that bruised my shin getting on , second disc and caliper , eagle fairy light, plastic tank covers (really?)  and no doubt loads more all add to cost
If I could buy one without them with their rrp off price, Iíd jump in
So Iíll wait for another crashed one or just a used one in year or so

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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2020, 03:49:35 AM »
Mate in Brisbane south side won it, he will sell his current blue one and restore the red and white one. Should owed him 10g when he's finished.

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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2020, 05:04:07 AM »
That would be me,that was my last bid one more bid and it was yours.
          By the time I get it just under $10,000 have priced parts at $2500 ,that I can see.hopefully on road $13,000 about $5000 save.
            Anyone want a blue one 17,000ks going cheap.

    Cheers Wayne.

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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2020, 07:50:06 AM »
And I really wanted it, but with fees and freight it got more than $9k
Man has to stick to his limit
Anyone on here ?



can't really tell because it's just a screen grab but wouldn't you worry about frame damage? The busted fins are from a crash. Right?
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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2020, 03:46:16 PM »
That would be me,that was my last bid one more bid and it was yours.
          By the time I get it just under $10,000 have priced parts at $2500 ,that I can see.hopefully on road $13,000 about $5000 save.
            Anyone want a blue one 17,000ks going cheap.

    Cheers Wayne.

Not me , I was out $1500 before, as soon as I saw there were two others playing I knew it would get silly, just bidding each other up, so best of luck.
Hope itís different up there, here we have to pay for a VASS certificate to clear the write off status.
Thatís another $750 and a day you donít get back.
I bought a Ducati Scrambler in much better nick than that but paid too much at $6500 , unaware of VASS thing, still have it , maybe should sell in QLD?
My budget to fix was a length of 3mm flat alloy from Bunnings, some cutting , filing and welding
Then attack it with the diet grinder, thereís a lovely bike hiding under all that gross

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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2020, 12:50:23 AM »
I reckon somethingís been dropped on it from above.
How could you do so much damage to the head fins in a crash and leave the cylinder ones relatively unscathed ?

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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2020, 05:09:29 AM »
     Only need to pass safety inspection up in Qld. I will check it out and decide what to do when it arrives.
              Scratches go up and down so a fall I guess. Will keep informed.
                  Cheers Wayne.

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Re: Somebody wanted this v85 more than me
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2021, 06:17:17 AM »
     An update on the rebuild of my bike, After a 4 month wait for parts the bike is re-built inspected and on the road as of today.

                 total cost including rego and insurance is $14136.55.     New $21500 bike has 3046kms. I am a very happy man.
         Of to the cane toad rally on friday for it's first run.
                                                                                    Cheers Wayne.


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