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Old 05-20-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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More EBAY FUNNIES

I couldn't resist posting this.
I almost wet myself laughing

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-1981-R10...577d86&vxp=mtr
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
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$357.74 is pretty cheap for a one of a kind magneto.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:42 AM   #3
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Listings such as this always beg the question w/ me: does the seller know his product or not?

As you've pointed out in these threads Wirewrkr, some people see "bmw" & price at $1 million! There was a rusted, rotted clutch assembly listed for over one year, it may be still, that even had a visible water line. Now, even if you don't know anything at all about mechanicals, how can such an item not clearly be junk?!

Last week there was an item listed wherein the seller mentioned to ask about any other parts a buyer may want from a /7 he's breaking. So I sent an inquiry about the jugs.
The reply included zero information or pics just: " Yes I have them, how much are you willing to pay?"

That speaks volumes to me.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:03 AM   #4
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Maybe it's one of them CDi magnetoses? I'll bet that those magnets are realllly strong. At $360, I'd expect it to be tested for spark, though.

What a dilbert.


That is a (the?) problem with Ebay-- too many sellers have a fleamarket mentality. Put junk up for sale and leave it up til the right fool comes along.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:25 AM   #5
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It must be made of platinum!
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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Uh... Rick's new Alpha Ignition is cheaper, new:

http://www.motoelekt.com/ignition.htm

Maybe he is trying to offset buying one ;)
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:00 AM   #7
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If only it was a magneto - the RTW types would love a legit magneto, no coils etc.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:17 AM   #8
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How'd he come up with the .74 cents? eBay has jumped the shark for sure.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #9
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"This unit fits all magneto ignition bikes of the 1970s & 1980s.
Install and ride!"

What a moron.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:49 AM   #10
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Whoa!

maybe this thread could become a sticky.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...SS%3AUS%3A1123
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:27 AM   #11
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It looks innocent. Like somebody pulling your leg, making a joke or not knowing what they are doing. A waste of time? Maybe. I think it is sinister. I think there are deeper motives at work and this is somebody, probably more than one, trying to drive the prices up. Junk dealers have amassed huge warehouses of used Airhead parts. They can wait but they can also play this game. And it will drive the price up. Whole bikes and parts. Over time the price will naturally go up but the dealers would like to help it along and increase prices more.

It costs them nothing to do this on Ebay. They don't have to make a sale.

Dealers, dealers, dealers. It is getting harder to find small individual people parting out a personal bike or two. And what if you want to sell something? You would like to make a little money also on your efforts. We all need it. I can't really complain too much. I won't pay that price for that part or buy the GS bike for over 13 grand but I want the high end of what it's worth when I sell and I want under the market value when I buy.

I recently had to buy square valve covers for my /6 because the value of peanut covers is now through the roof. 6 or 7 years ago a peanut cover could be had for $25. They are usually 3 times that today.

Have you watched the prices of /2 bikes for these last 15 years? The same thing is going to happen to our Airheads. Maybe there are enough bikes that the prices won't be so bad for awhile but eventually it will hurt. It is what happens to a bike that gets "restored". It is worth too much money to ride on the street.

I think I won't be around when it gets too expensive to ride my bike but who knows.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:30 AM   #12
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:29 AM   #13
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maybe this thread could become a sticky.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...SS%3AUS%3A1123
Frankenbeemer.

What a waste of effort. Love the unused airbox still in place, and the pic of the instruments with so much sun glare you can't see anything. Who would want a /5 seat on their R90S?

What does the VIN 66309051115 match up to?
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #14
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Exactly Anton, an $8500 Frankenbeemer w/ unknown history; I just don't understand...
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #15
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Exactly Anton, an $8500 Frankenbeemer w/ unknown history; I just don't understand...
I don't think the owner does either
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