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Old 07-18-2013, 05:32 AM
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Beautiful '80 MNS on Ebay- in SD

Very nice looker, I wonder how much this will demand... It has a reserve too...
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The only thing wrong with it is it has the 0-160 speedometer. Not sure if he swapped the whole thing or opened the it and replaced the face. The seal looks tampered with like he took the glass out. The bike definitely looks like is has less than the advertised miles (25K).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-Yamaha-...-/290947842177
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:37 AM
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In looking at the pictures it's hard to believe that it has that many miles on it, the gold trimmed items, grab rail, air box and headlight trim ring look almost new. You can see a few marks here and there on the fenders and exhaust but the paint on the motor and forks looks amazing. I have a feeling that it will go for close to the buy it now price.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:57 AM
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I think he had some parts plated ( 24 K ? ) notice there is no black line in the grab rail recess. Don't think he did any paint work as that shows a pretty well cared for but aged patina. He sure don't know how to deal with the speedo gasket. All in all very nice !
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:12 PM
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Speedo face

Just replacing the faces will not give you a 160mph speedo. It will give you a speedo that tells you, you are going much faster than you are really going. Check the sweep angle at the different speeds on the two faces and compare.

If he changed it for show, it's a bad trick.

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:49 AM
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The speedo might explain the miles. Maybe he wanted the 160 and changed it with a higher mileage one.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:58 AM
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It is a sweet looking MNS. I think I see black int he grab rail, it is definitely there in the YAMAHA tag on the back of it.

The seal that is dorked up has nothing to do with opening the glass or case of the speedo itself. That only seals the speedo into the black chrome case. Obviously it is not the stock speedo, and therefore mileage is not accurate. But it does look otherwise unmolested and stock.

I doubt they will get the buy-it now price though. For that kind of money the buyer usually wants a full and complete, numbers matching, all original parts, show condition bike. May seem like a mundane detail that it is not the stock speedo to those of us who want a bike to ride and enjoy on the street, but to someone who is looking for a "wall hanger" Garage Queen, that is a make or break detail.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:29 AM
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Exactly Don, Whoever changed that definitely wasn't thinking about an investment but a nice bike to ride. I would have changed it to the proper one before posting it on ebay. The owner may not even know its not original.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:40 AM
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I put a $500 bid in on it and got an email saying the reserve was 3K but the seller was "motivated"...
It's a nice looking bike for sure
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:20 PM
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It Sold

Pretty sure bike sold after the auction ended, but don't know the amount. I made the owner an offer after I saw that it did not sell. He said that he had an agreement with someone else. Told me if that arrangement fell through, he would let me know. Did not hear from him. So I am assuming that it did sell. Nice piece for sure.

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