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Default Does anyone know this XR750?

So I just bought the Ex Tex Peel, Mike Boyes XR750 that failed to sell at the Bonhams auction at the Barber Museum last October.
Does anyone here know the bike and what I have gotten myself into?
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Here's the link to the Bonhams auction where it failed to make reserve.
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/251...?category=list
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Just checking out what you got yourself into

Looks pretty special.



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So I just bought the Ex Tex Peel, Mike Boyes XR750 that failed to sell at the Bonhams auction at the Barber Museum last October.
Does anyone here know the bike and what I have gotten myself into?
If you feel you got a good deal, then all that's left is detective work. Have fun and enjoy!

(oh, by the way...Howdy and Welcome to the Forum from North Dakota!)
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Looks to me like you have gotten yourself into a hell of a lot of fun. Good luck and welcome to the forum.
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Thanks guys.
I'm looking forward to getting the bike and carefully getting it running.
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