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so i met this guy john a couple years back at the chadds ford classic motorcycle auction. cool cat, however cooler daily driver.....

it's for sale, check out ebay auction number: 4590683166

every year he shows up on it and leaves a nice stripe when he left.

races with us now (again) in wera vintage.

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He's going to need that money continue the supply of drugs he must be taking if he thinks it will sell for that price :)

Very cool bike....but I bet he won't get one bid at that price. Might be able to sell it for around $10k though.

The formula I've come up with is....add up what you have into your bike, take 40% of that....that's what it will probably sell for.
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yeah, i thought it was high too!

i wish him luck though.

saw a 74 laverda sfc 750 twin going for 22,000usd with two bids.

i guess anything can happen.

tex

p.s.- i'm still up!
 

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Being a fan of them... I hate to say it...but Japanese bikes just don't get that kind of money unless it has a GP pedigree.

Like my 175....I'll let it go for $8,000.

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The Vintage stuff will eventually rise,alot of people had them in their youth ,thats why alot of them are out there.

Right now JohhnyB your formula is correct!

The differents is with vintage cars a mature buyer can still sit in a seat and drive and take the wife.

The mature bike buyer ,has a harder time justifying the purchase,wife wont ride on it ,he maybe not as alert or physically able to ride.

So that leaves the market open to a smaller segment,which is young, out of that group, you have struggling college students or affluent ones that tend to buy new bikes.

The older guys may love it but they wont buy it.

So as in vintage cars, the only thing that saves it, are movies that feature the car as a star, like .Gone in sixty seconds did for the Mustang with ELEANOR.Or the "Italian Job" did for vintage mini coopers and Lambo Muiras.

So to get the young affluent into buying them we just have to wait, until they come on the radar screen, by .a. this group and other cafers showing them on the street creating desire for them.
b.exposer vintage racing
c.a Movie or video game game featuring a good one.

Thats why there needs to be more on the street,the more attention they get, the more they will creep up.

Its really why ,I dont like to see them restored, most look like a goofy shoe when stock .

But look mean and mechanical as Cafeinated(thats what gets attention)

So Hopefully I will see you all at the "MOVIES"..nn"Hey!! How much are these raisonettes ? 8 bucks!! For a box of Raisonnettes......"







Edited by - LiLBull on Nov 17 2005 06:04:22 AM

Edited by - LiLBull on Nov 17 2005 06:10:36 AM
 

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besides look at this site lately getting a new group every week it seems so the cult-bike is growing stronger and the time will come when everyone wants them and youll hear people say "and to think...I gave mine away for 50bucks"

Ragonomics gave the world vocabulary the term" trickle down theory"
it will apply to us as people looking at custom bikes see the cost escalating ...they look elsewhere and when they do hopefully there will be cafe racer styled bike around for them to take a deeper look at and say hey .....
 

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bull,

as you point out; "you have struggling college students," which i am one. is this an appropriate time to approach you for sponsorship for corsa 2006?

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jb, thats the bike i posted pics of a while back. hey tex, is he going to finally get a bike that will make it around the track?? johns a cool dude and thats a hot looking bike. way cooler than the picture shows.

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Gardner Murray, as in 'related to Andrew Murray' correct? I met you at the track, and I hope you remember, otherwise this is pretty awkward.
Anyway, I vouch for this kid. Good kid, tries hard, so don't bust his chops.

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Zack...are you going Metro on us? Sometimes you seem so nice and sensitive to people's feelings. College can do that sometimes...makes you think the world is all touchy feely. Careful....it could result in higher lap times.
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Thanks Zack, but I got my chops busted clean off a while back. I think I'll have to start racing in Andrew's absense. He's too busy building a 1950's style indy car from scratch. What's new?
 

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You should definitely start racing, that would be sweet. Nothing's new with me, living in boston and trying to get a job. But Aaron wont get me a job at IBM because he doesn't like the idea of dating co-workers. Gay enough for ya johnnyB?

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Tre-gay... I love it!

Gardner....you really related to Andrew? If so, you definately should get on the track...fast is probably in your genes......that's GENES...not JEANS.

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speaking of classic/vintage bikes in movies...a cellular one TV comercial featured a honda classic in the ad.

And a jean commercial featured a classic bike in its ad cool news means they are being noticed...here come the upward prices hurry and buy you old classic bike before they are all bought up by investors and speculators..hurry hurry... George
 

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If anybody wants, I have a connection with an agency that places bikes in ads and movies. I don;t get much call since most want harleys but once in a while I get the occasional norton or honda request. If you guys want to list your bikes with me send me an e-mail ([email protected])
 
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