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Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Kingwj, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That's what I thought
     
  2. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

  3. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  4. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

  5. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    That engine rebuild with the 750 kit with a 270 re-phase could b up over the $5000-$6000 mark. Sent him a question asking about the Big Bore kit and if it was a mikes then did the engine internals get swapped out to a 447............No answer
     
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  6. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    I don't care if Kenny Roberts kissed the small ends of the rods before it was assembled. I can't see how a motor, frame and tank could have that much value. It does show how prices vary all over the world. To me a complete stock bike is worth more. I do understand that we in the USA are spoiled as to prices. I used to accuse my Dad of living in the 50s, I guess I'm guilty of living in the 70s and 80s.
     
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  7. mikesim

    mikesim XS650 Enthusiast

    Remember, there is "askin' " prices and there is "gettin' " prices. Sometimes they are very dissimilar.

    Mike
     
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  8. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  9. motormike

    motormike XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Once.. twice a year.. we have " deep pockets " from across the pond make the rounds. They buy just about anything.. because our ride'n season is short... bikes usually have low mileage as opposed to the sunny states and the machines are in good nick. I know of a couple fellows who make pretty good $$$ just buy'n bikes.. filling ocean containers and shipping them. I was surprised years ago... they bought anything British ... I thought they'd be cheaper in jolly 0'England... nope..... just about any bike over there.. Brit or otherwise... much more expensive. A couple yrs ago... the I visited the local cycle bone yard... off to the side.... two lines of Xs units.. ( over 20..) .. various years.. and another roll of 450 Hondas... all rollers.. bought and go'n across the pond.
     
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  10. stinky78

    stinky78 XS650 Addict

    That 750 ebay one says it was rebuilt by Daryl Hutcheon, if nothing else he does know how to build a good XS motor, having a motor professionally built is a lot more expensive than doing it in your backyard, 270 re-phase isn’t cheap either, I wouldn’t buy it for that much but the seller probably isn’t making anything off of it.
     
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  11. mikesim

    mikesim XS650 Enthusiast

    Also owning a Honda NT700V I spend a good deal on time on the UK Deauville forum. I was shocked to discover that the bike owners across the pond have a horrendous problem with corrosion. I have seen pix posted that show engine cases perforated due to corrosion! I subscribe to a UK magazine called Bike and in their reviews of bikes they note the bikes susceptibility to corrosion. It's no wonder they are over here buying up good used bikes and theirs turn to dust in short order.

    Mike
     
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  12. Raymond

    Raymond XS650 rider & fettler XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That's right! I once bought a Kawasaki Z1B from one of those companies. Their business model was to travel to the US, especially the drier states, hunt for old, low-mileage bikes lying unloved at the back of folk's garages, snap up enough to fill a 40' container, with an extra floor to make it 2-decker, ship 'em to the UK and they could expect to make a hefty mark-up on every single bike. Old British bikes, iron-head Harleys, classic Japanese, anything they could see a market for.

    The prices we pay for old bikes in Britain are much higher than in the US of A.

    There's people who do the same in Japan, where the MoT rules are so strict it's not easy for 2-year old bikes to pass, plus a pervading culture of built-in obsolescence. Also, there's some nice home-market models we don't otherwise see over here. So people go over there, buy 'em up and bring 'em to the UK.
     
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  13. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    https://www.classicmotorcyclesales.com.au/explore-our-bikes/

    https://www.classicmotorcyclesales.com.au/about-us/
    How it works now
    We have a warehouse in Atlanta Georgia where we store all the bikes we purchase in the USA, once ready we load and ship a 40ft container, this is approx. every 6 weeks, bringing a total of approx 250 bikes each year We have been doing this for the past 20 years and have seen a lot of changes in the markets, we are definitely now in an open market, and we are regularly sending bikes overseas to international collectors

    On average we carry approx. 250 bikes in stock in our Brisbane warehouse, we have a small workshop where we keep about 80 bikes that are in the process of preparation and sale, this is open to the public during weekdays
     
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  14. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  15. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    1,328
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    Gotta or Gettoo ??:doh:
     
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  16. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    And the seat!
     
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  17. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Gotta, I'm on a diet, remember? :banghead: :laughing:
     
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