1943 "BMW" on Honolulu Craigslist

Spot for all single & twin cylinder BMW motorcycles made before 1955 & all the way back to the beginning
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1943 "BMW" on Honolulu Craigslist

Post by Deleted User 62 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:01 am

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/mcy/1919686013.html ....so what do you think, is it a BMW... or a Chang Jiang... or even a Ural? There used to be a Ural dealership on Oahu.

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Re: 1943 "BMW" on Honolulu Craigslist

Post by Major Softie » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:45 am

Well, my first clue would be how STUPID cheap that price would be if this really is a '43 in that condition. You know how it is: If it sounds too good to be true....

Of course, the fact that absolutely no part of it appears to be even 1/2 of the suggested age is a strong hint as well, as is the fact that it's the worst picture ever trying to sell something claimed to be a valuable collectible item.

Need I go on?
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"Need I go on?"

Post by Deleted User 62 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:59 am

No need, Major! You did notice the hint of doubt indicated by quotation marks, didn't you? So... is it a CJ or Ural?

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Re: 1943 "BMW" on Honolulu Craigslist

Post by dwerbil » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:17 am

Just recently on the Austin, Tx C.L., a "mint" '05 K1200S for $2850 was flagged. Blue book is near ten grand. Fraud deluxe.
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Re: 1943 "BMW" on Honolulu Craigslist

Post by Deleted User 62 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:56 am

Quite possibly the same here, I emailed the seller, but the ad has been removed....

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Re: "Need I go on?"

Post by Major Softie » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:34 pm

Tim Shepherd wrote:So... is it a CJ or Ural?
I don't know if anyone would be able to tell from the horrible photo. Certainly not me.
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