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R65 suggestions for new buyer
07/24/17 at 23:46:54
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Hello all, I'm new here and to airheads. I'm going to look at an R65 that's for sale and I'm looking for advice on things that I should check, kinda like newbie advice.
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Re: R65 suggestions for new buyer
Reply #1 - 07/25/17 at 01:48:59
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What year Charlie? Is it on Craigslist? Give us a link and we'll scope it out
  

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Re: R65 suggestions for new buyer
Reply #2 - 07/25/17 at 03:33:07
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Hi Joe, thanks for your response. Unfortunately things aren't quite that simple. I'm in Kenya and Craigslist hasn't made it over here yet so I don't have a link to share. The guy selling it says it's a 79 but I'm not actually sure. The picture I've seen of it shows the later plastic airbox on it so I'm not sure what assortment of parts it currently has on it. I'm headed out to look at it now and I will post pictures of it later.
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Reply #3 - 07/25/17 at 07:21:29
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I saw that USA/Kenya stuff on your profile and wondered where you were at for this purchase. Good luck

Joe

R65's keep amazing me, they are literally EVERYWHERE!!
  

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Re: R65 suggestions for new buyer
Reply #4 - 07/25/17 at 12:42:59
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If you can post the last seven numbers of the serial number, we can let you know what year the bike was manufactured .
  

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Re: R65 suggestions for new buyer
Reply #5 - 07/26/17 at 14:38:43
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madcharlie wrote on 07/25/17 at 03:33:07:
Hi Joe, I'm headed out to look at it now and I will post pictures of it later.
Thanks for the help


We're on the edge of our seats here to see what kind of  R65 resides in Kenya!!! Hope it was a good one..........
  

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Re: R65 suggestions for new buyer
Reply #6 - 07/27/17 at 00:33:23
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So I went to look at it but I couldn't find the guy, he wouldn't answer his phone or anything. I asked some of the locals about him and they said he's a liar and a con. So I guess my question for an airhead over here continues...
I would still appreciate some advice on what I should l look for or know about when I look at one.
Charlie
  
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