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This is a discussion on "MatchUmph" custom cafe racer project For Sale within the Bikes For Sale forums, part of the Classifieds category; I've been told by many people that I could make ten times as much just selling PARTS instead of rolling projects; I KNOW THIS, but ...

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    I've been told by many people that I could make ten times as much just selling PARTS instead of rolling projects; I KNOW THIS, but I just don't WANT to.

    It's a lot of work clean, photograph and list each part, then box each one up, print all the labels, and haul all the little boxes to PO/FedEx.

    Plus, I'd get pleasure out of MAKING something, not ripping things to bits just for money.

    The only problems I've ever had (not) selling stuff is when I was asking too much. Yeah, in THIS PARTICULAR CASE, I could have used "TR6SS" and it would help. I'm not bothered.
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    We just want what's best for you
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    Fuck all of you guys. Get into your little circle jerk and have fun. Thought this may be a pretty cool message board but damn, you guys are assholes.

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    yeah i was harsh but trying to look out for your interests
    there is no sense in having an auction if the listing is invisible
    no sense in not giving m,any the chance to bid

    for a machine in that condition selling it whole but as parts project opens up more room in the title for key search words
    and selling it as parts bike in parts and asccesories say antike vintage historic
    well then you can use the compatability list clicking off any model; remotely close
    using compatability eliminates the need for model and brand names in title
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    I'm shocked that it sold for $500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    I'm shocked that it sold for $500.
    To a matchless guy, it was a frame and side panels - I don't remember what the forks and wheels were.
    To a Triumph guy it was a set of empty cases and gearbox. I'm not trying to be rude but to me it was a set of big bearing cases to put a nine or ten stud top end on and to others it might be the basis of a TR6.

    To a collector it wasn't anything collectible.

    I realize that we all have our dreams and image of what classic bike looks like, but I suspect that the pool of people looking for this particular set of parts might be small. It's not an easy combo to sell.

    Plus it's a hard time of year to be selling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teazer View Post
    To a matchless guy, it was a frame and side panels - I don't remember what the forks and wheels were.
    To a Triumph guy it was a set of empty cases and gearbox. I'm not trying to be rude but to me it was a set of big bearing cases to put a nine or ten stud top end on and to others it might be the basis of a TR6.

    To a collector it wasn't anything collectible.

    I realize that we all have our dreams and image of what classic bike looks like, but I suspect that the pool of people looking for this particular set of parts might be small. It's not an easy combo to sell.

    Plus it's a hard time of year to be selling.
    All that plus the market seems to be soft right now on bikes and cars overall.

    Still, it looked like a pretty good start on a special.
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    The bottom end, transmission, gas tank, meters, and tail light were worth twice what it sold for.

    I made $67 after sitting on some of those parts since 2005. We're going to Red Lobster for free lunch with drinks!

    (reading the second sentence above gave me a good belly laugh)
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    I get where you are coming from.

    When I decided to get out of racing I sold a truckload of parts and 2 race bikes for $2K. I had just had enough and needed to move on and had rather move it all at once as opposed to trying to sell all the individual pieces and maybe make a little more. And I was buying a house and needed the money more than the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpaul View Post
    The bottom end, transmission, gas tank, meters, and tail light were worth twice what it sold for.

    I made $67 after sitting on some of those parts since 2005. We're going to Red Lobster for free lunch with drinks!

    (reading the second sentence above gave me a good belly laugh)
    Great, now you got me cravin Red Lobster. Thanks.

    I hope whoever gets it appreciates you passing it along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcw View Post
    I hope whoever gets it appreciates you passing it along.
    HA! This is the bottom of the barrel. I passed along MUCH better stuff, for just as good of deals.

    When I needed the money to raise my kids, it was there. Now that the load is lighter (not done, but easier), I don't "need" the money.

    I really just want to do a thorough clean-out of my entire garage, to the point I'm no longer storing old bikes I'll never ride or restore, old furniture I'll never use, and another 3 or 4 pickup loads of CRAP that I know darn well I'll never use/need/want.

    Who knows, maybe one of these days I can actually put my boat inside one bay, and my wyfe can park whatever she's driving in another! (That still leaves 2 bays for bikes, lawnmowers, fishing gear, etc)
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