Bike magazine August 2017

General queries KR Bikes
Post Reply
pookie
Oil Injector
Posts: 723
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:19 pm
Location: london

Bike magazine August 2017

Post by pookie » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:55 pm

Just got the August 2017 copy of Bike magazine and there's an article on buying a secondhand Kr-1,
after reading it I can't believe how lucky I've been over my nearly 28 years of ownership,
it states that the bodywork was prone to cracking when new and is now too brittle to touch! and the oil pump gear which is made of nylon shreds its thread regularly, I'm also confused at their pricing, all the mags that feature these bikes value the Kr-1 at between £2500 and £4000 but the Kr1-s is valued at between £2000 and £6500, sounds like a big discrepancy on pricing, after reading the article I had to have a lie down in a darkened room to stop worrying about all the things that could go wrong with my bike :shock:

Image

User avatar
Binetta Steve
Oil Injector
Posts: 821
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:13 pm
Location: Lancashire

Re: Bike magazine August 2017

Post by Binetta Steve » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:05 pm

No I think the magazine is right and more importantly you should be seriously worried. However I have a solution for you. I will remove the terrible burden of the one owner machine by giving it to me for 900 British pounds delivered of course.

I will then of a period of worry and whitening of hair live with the inevitable cracking fairings and self destruction of the oil pump.
I know Im generous but hey thats what the forum is for.

Steve👍

User avatar
Garry
Premix Junkie
Posts: 1400
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:01 pm
Location: E.Midlands

Re: Bike magazine August 2017

Post by Garry » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:23 pm

Will have to have a look next time i'm in Tescos.

Oil pumps a new one on me - anyone had any problems.

I do tend to be careful when removing side panels from seat unit as they don't come away very easily.
Smokings Good For You

User avatar
JanBros
Premix Junkie
Posts: 2986
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:50 pm
Location: the land of Francorchamps
Contact:

Re: Bike magazine August 2017

Post by JanBros » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:24 pm

I've had one oil-pump gear fail on me.
You know it's cold outside when you trip over dog shit instead of standing in it.

User avatar
Bertie_Mollie
Premix Junkie
Posts: 1305
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:25 am
Location: Solihull

Re: Bike magazine August 2017

Post by Bertie_Mollie » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:57 pm

I have taken quite a few engines apart and don't recall seeing a failed oil pump drive gear.

I'll have to have a read to see where they got their info from.

Pookie - are you saying the discrepancy is because the KR1 prices start at £2500 and KR1S at £2000? The range only seems to be £1500 for a KR1 and £4500 for a KR1S. Does sound a bit odd. Surely the KR1 should be valued higher :lol:

Cheers,

Andrew
GWB KR1s C2 - Now gone :-(
GWB KR1 - YES IT'S DONE!
AND NO S****Y H****A'S

Usque Ad Mortem Bibendum

podman
Heavy Smoker
Posts: 330
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:51 am

Re: Bike magazine August 2017

Post by podman » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:32 pm

Thanks for the heads up, I shall buy that and stick it away for my honeymoon reading in August!

Price wise, while some have been advertised for 6k +, ive not yet heard of anyone paying that for one.

pookie
Oil Injector
Posts: 723
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:19 pm
Location: london

Re: Bike magazine August 2017

Post by pookie » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:28 pm

[quote=Bertie_Mollie post_id=99679 time=1498676261 user_id=662]
I have taken quite a few engines apart and don't recall seeing a failed oil pump drive gear.

I'll have to have a read to see where they got their info from.

Pookie - are you saying the discrepancy is because the KR1 prices start at £2500 and KR1S at £2000? The range only seems to be £1500 for a KR1 and £4500 for a KR1S. Does sound a bit odd. Surely the KR1 should be valued higher :lol:

Cheers,

Andrew
[/quote]

Hi Andrew, the 'guru' behind the article is a guy called Eric Sawford of st Neots motorcycles in Cambrigeshire (no, i've never heard of him either)the discrepancy in the prices were at the top end, as far less of the Kr-1 was sold new I would have thought that the rarity would push prices up, and it's true, all the bikes that have been up for sale recently at £6000+ don't seem to have been sold

User avatar
Bertie_Mollie
Premix Junkie
Posts: 1305
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:25 am
Location: Solihull

Re: Bike magazine August 2017

Post by Bertie_Mollie » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:06 pm

pookie wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:28 pm
far less of the Kr-1 was sold new I would have thought that the rarity would push prices up
I agree, the G/W/B KR1 will eventually become a real rarity especially in standard form especially without KR1S parts fitted. Red won't be worth quite as much because everyone knows the green ones are faster :lol:

I think the "shell suit" colour scheme has character and really in tune with the late 80's.
GWB KR1s C2 - Now gone :-(
GWB KR1 - YES IT'S DONE!
AND NO S****Y H****A'S

Usque Ad Mortem Bibendum

User avatar
Binetta Steve
Oil Injector
Posts: 821
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:13 pm
Location: Lancashire

Re: Bike magazine August 2017

Post by Binetta Steve » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:13 pm

Andrew fixed it for you.

I agree, the G/W/B KR1 will eventually become a real rarity especially in standard form especially without KR1S parts fitted. Green won't be worth quite as much because everyone knows the Red & Silver ones are faster :lol:

I think the "shell suit" colour scheme has character and really in tune with the late 80's.
[/quote]

User avatar
KR-1R
Premix Junkie
Posts: 1309
Joined: Wed May 16, 2007 2:24 am

Re: Bike magazine August 2017

Post by KR-1R » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:42 am

halfrc'd - youd think they would go to trouble of finding one in original appearance to test.
no mirrors, black forks, swingarm, frame?, repro seat sitckers with green seat - by the looks

"quite a few aluminium exhaust silencers were replaced under warranty when the bikes were new as they fell apart inside and started rattling"
... obviously written by the same bloke who wrote the bible. :lol:
I think you will find theres none for sale as unmarked ones are precious, and theres no market for scabby ones

podman
Heavy Smoker
Posts: 330
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:51 am

Re: Bike magazine August 2017

Post by podman » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:48 am

KR-1R wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:42 am
halfrc'd - youd think they would go to trouble of finding one in original appearance to test.
no mirrors, black forks, swingarm, frame?, repro seat sitckers with green seat - by the looks

I dont think a bike was physically tested in the article! The bike pictured was a reader restoration in Practical Sportsbikes magazine a couple of years ago...

User avatar
Bertie_Mollie
Premix Junkie
Posts: 1305
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:25 am
Location: Solihull

Re: Bike magazine August 2017

Post by Bertie_Mollie » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:39 pm

It sounds like a desperately poor effort for a feature.

Bad technical info, poor accuracy in pricing and featuring a bike they never tested.

I haven't read it but seems to be lazy, sloppy journalism.
GWB KR1s C2 - Now gone :-(
GWB KR1 - YES IT'S DONE!
AND NO S****Y H****A'S

Usque Ad Mortem Bibendum

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests