Your opinions on a rally 200
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:05 pm quote
From the pics, this rally gets me really wet, but what do u guys think?

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/mcy/3559680741.html
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:36 pm quote
Uh-oh. Creeper alert.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:36 am quote
Looks like a mid 1970'2 ETS to me. Are they called Rally in the US?
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:54 am quote
ashbrook wrote:
Looks like a mid 1970'2 ETS to me.
The ets was a sframe. Almost 9 hp and had a similar horncast to the T5.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:05 am quote
That Rally looks great, go check it out mate.

Cheers
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:03 pm quote
jimmyb865 wrote:
ashbrook wrote:
Looks like a mid 1970'2 ETS to me.
The ets was a sframe. Almost 9 hp and had a similar horncast to the T5.
yeah like a sporty pk. cool little pipe on it and all. I'd love one
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:09 pm quote
ashbrook wrote:
Looks like a mid 1970'2 ETS to me. Are they called Rally in the US?


I like your sense of humour !!
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:20 pm quote
If you live in BC, get it. Not a ton of Rally's here, and this is a great looking bike.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:26 pm quote
spielawieler wrote:
If you live in BC, get it. Not a ton of Rally's here, and this is a great looking bike.
Okay, its a great bike, is 3900 what they go for in this condition?
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:15 pm quote
$3900 seems steep to me - unless it's restored and gone through I wouldn't pay over $2500. Others may differ - some people go nuts over Rally200's. They aren't very rare, but people rarely sell them.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:30 pm quote
Well it sounds a little high, but how often do you see these available in nice ORIGINAL condition? That's ITALIAN paint. Plenty of nicely RESTORED Rallys at this money, also higher & lower, but this is rare so he could get that if more than one buyer appreciates that & wants it.

Something left out is the mileage. Oh I know about wonky speedos & all, but there are ones that ones that work(low mi usually) AND other indicators- rubber wear, cable condition, oily dirt accumulation, general condition, etc.

If you like as much as it seems(and as much as I do) take a compression tester with you and enough money to buy, then evaluate & maybe offer 500 - 1000 less, then go up if you need the bike.

DON'T shortchange yourself when something this nice(if it truly is) shows up if you REALLY want it. You coulda bought a 'bargain' bodge like many others have, then wind up with more money than this in a hard to sell refurb 'restore'.

You get this, you'll start out happy if it's as good as it looks & sounds. As noted by so many owners, Rallys DO deserve their excellent reputation!
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:36 pm quote
littlebluedisaster DIDN'T wrote:
$3900 seems steep to me - unless it's UNrestored and gone through I wouldn't pay over $2500. ...

... people rarely sell them.
I respect the original post lbd, two schools of thought on the perfect paint look, and both are valid.

I just wanted to appropriate your words with a small edit because NOW they better state exactly how I feel. That OK?

thanks
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:53 pm quote
LOL! Don't get me wrong, Voodoo - I prefer bikes like this with og paint, in relatively good condition. But typical prices around these parts:

Junker/beater Rally200 = $1200-$2000
Decent/Good honest Rally200 = $2000-$3000
Restored/Concours Rally200 = $3500-$5000

There was a guy here in LA trying to sell his Rally200 last summer - had it on Craigslist for months trying to get $4000 for it. It was all original and ran like a dream, much better looking condition than this one. He finally gave up and sold it for a little more than $3000. This is the middle of winter and that blue bike is in Canada - just sayin.....
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:36 pm quote
jackson85 wrote:
jimmyb865 wrote:
ashbrook wrote:
Looks like a mid 1970'2 ETS to me.
The ets was a sframe. Almost 9 hp and had a similar horncast to the T5.
yeah like a sporty pk. cool little pipe on it and all. I'd love one
Yep. SIP sells an original repop of the ets pipe. Similar to a et3 but with a slightly different can and end pipe...............spendy.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:44 pm quote
littlebluedisaster wrote:
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Decent/Good honest Rally200 = $2000-$3000

...that blue bike is in Canada - just sayin.....
Yep agreed, offer 1000 LESS & see what happens. Still, if he WANTS it BAD... and being in Canada, could be these don't appear too often, I dunno. You see lots of them apparently, but look how many posts there are with guys CRYING that they CAN'T find even one.

So WHERE matters too.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:48 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
So WHERE matters too.
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:36 pm quote
The seller doesnt want to move much in price. I guess its just not meant to be. So on to the next rally.
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:47 pm quote
Jinfu wrote:
The seller doesnt want to move much in price. I guess its just not meant to be. So on to the next rally.
That Sucks. I have often left a standing offer that you can make good on with a phone call. I do that with real estate when I have sellers who will not budge. 50% of the time they come around. That is a sweet ride.
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:48 pm quote
O ffs thats a good deal
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Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:50 pm quote
joshzingzing wrote:
O ffs thats a good deal
Is it really? I think its a bit high.
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