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This is a discussion on You know there is something wrong with the hobby.. within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; ....when this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Norto...item33694a1ccd Costs less than this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Other...item5ae16dcab8 It's not even 10am and already I feel like I need a drink. And a new hobby....

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    Senior Member Geeto67's Avatar
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    You know there is something wrong with the hobby..

    ....when this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Norto...item33694a1ccd


    Costs less than this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Other...item5ae16dcab8


    It's not even 10am and already I feel like I need a drink. And a new hobby.
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    C'mon now lil Geeto,

    The Norley is bid to $16M with a day and a half left. The Manx has another 4 days left. Of course I think the Manx auction has issues. It's a race bike that's not prepped for racing. No title - bill of sale only so that means after spending $36M you still have to jump through some hoops to put it on the road or spend some more money to race prep. And how many people have a spare $30M burning a hole in their pocket these days?

    In the end I suspect neither bike will sell and the Norley is bid to about what the market will bear currently.....

    After all, I could claim Barry Sheene once farted on the seat of one of my T500's and put it up for sale for silly money. Doesn't mean I'm going to get it....

    Jim

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    $36,000,000??? Don't you mean $36k? :-)
    220, 221 whatever it takes.

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    Senior Member Geeto67's Avatar
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    Manx bikes never had titles as they were always race bikes and never road legal. It doesn't mean people didn't build road legal Manx's, Evan Wilcox had one, but they didn't start out that way.

    I just thought it was funny that the nortley had a BIN $10k higher than the Manx.

    You buy a Manx you buy an investment piece. You buy the nortley you buy a toy that will lose money before it becomes collectible. The tradeoff is you can ride the nortley on the street.
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    no 59 badge on the manx kerry. hence the projected value.
    BFF of Ken, inheritor of same status with Tex, erstwhile defender of young Kerry, and general village idiot sans village. Glen.

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    quote:Originally posted by DubleR

    $36,000,000??? Don't you mean $36k? :-)
    M equals 1,000

    MM equals 1,000 x 1,000 or 1,000,000

    Jim

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    its what? not 2000?
    i'll stick with K, lest my katana be a DCLXXIII inline IV with a XIX inch front wheel.
    BFF of Ken, inheritor of same status with Tex, erstwhile defender of young Kerry, and general village idiot sans village. Glen.

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    selling a bike for 36 thousand dollars and you can't even be bothered to put air in the tires.....jeez

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    I use K for 1000, as Kilo. Its the greek use, and more popular in the drug trade. M is the roman numeral use. Could go either way, but in my business M is 1,000,000.

    But then again I say "c-note" for a hundred dollar bill. "c" being the roman numberal for 100. I'm a walking contradiction.
    220, 221 whatever it takes.

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    The smiley face exhaust tip is worth at least 20k
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    ...she may not be pretty, but she sure is fun to ride!

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