The owner then wrote some funny texts like "You sure you want it, it's pretty rotten 'n' all". But to be fair, I saw: A good headlight bucket, a VERY nice fuel tank and sidepanels and like new switch clusters. So these will go on my regular XS triple sidecar.
So after picking it up in Bavaria I gave it a very good wash at my dad's house and even though I wouldn't say it came out shiny and new, it did improve quite dramatically though.
So what are the future plans you ask? Well that's a fairly good question. It depends, it has all the legal paperwork for registration in Germany and in reality (except for the cosmetics) it needs a carb clean, three brake repair kits and a new (car-)battery and it'll probably run fine again. This also means, I'll definitely get the bike running the next couple of days and then it's a matter whether someone is interested in buying it as a whole OR whether it's being parted out.
And then, IF I part it out, the next question is, will I nick that 850 for my sidecar and put in the other 850 or take more parts off it for my own dirty deeds? If you're interested in a complete sidecar with German papers, drop me a line. The price won't be too bad and I could also fix it up a bit, if you feel overwhelmed by the challenge. I also have some leftover NOS mounting hardware and a new tarp for the sidecar.