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    weren't we just talking about affordable pre 1960's bikes?

    1950 NSU 251 OSL

    1950 NSU 251 OSL very nice little bike. fairly original. 4,800 km (actual???). runs good, shifts good and leaks good. be the 1st on your block to own 1. email me a phone number for further info.

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    I don't know how useful it is but it certainly ticks a lot of old boxes.
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    I would DD that.
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    That does seem like a tone of fun!
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    Done any readin on this'n kezza?

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    Neat bike! I just blew my stash on a modern(ish) bike, but I am curious.
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    can't say that I have. Looks like it is mounted in a car?
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    1951 OSL prototype. Hydraulic (oil activated) valves. Not adjusted, activated.
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    When have pre 1960s bikes been affordable in the last 20 years? Shit we threw away in the 70s because it was junk is now "priceless". It seems to be an ongoing thing. Somewhere out in the garage I have a mid 60s issue of "The Motorcycle". It was a Brit weekly. In it there is an article titled "Historic or Junk?". In which the question is asked what motorcycles from the 50s, 40s, and 30s were worth saving. And what should go to the scrap heap. Cammy Nortons, Velos, Broughs, four valve Rudges and Vincents fell under the historic umbrella. And possibly a few others. But Triumphs, BSAs and the like were considered junk and not worth bothering about. How times change. Not being a close follower of current values I'm curious to know what machines from say the 80s are considered worth saving?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoofhearted View Post
    Not being a close follower of current values I'm curious to know what machines from say the 80s are considered worth saving?
    Probably the first models of the new gen superbikes like GSXR750F, ZXR750H1, FZR750R, RC30 (obviously), etc. Then going back a few years the 1st gen 1100 Katanas, GS1000S, ELR's, CB1100R, etc.

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    The katana 1100, and CB1100R are already pricey over here, also the VF1000R. I'm sure the GSXR750 Slabside, ZXR750, and the FZR1000 will soon follow.
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