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"MatchUmph" custom cafe racer project


('66 Matchless G15 chassis with '62 Triumph TR6SS engine)


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Just the engine is worth the auction price, not to mention the gas tank and meters.
 

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It's got a bid now; with no reserve, it's as good as gone. Turns out the primary cases are worth $250 as is the gas tank. The rest is free.
 

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Take a norton domi and plop the motor into the matchbox frame and then put that Triumph motor into the Norton featherbed frame. Then sell off the P11 replica and keep the Triton. I like that idea.

The cases appear to be big bearing alternator cases which are to my eyes the best looking and it has a slickshift box too. The 8 stud top end can be replaced with a ten stud top end and a short rod crank down below and it could be a fun bike. :)
 

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Looks a little bit nicer with the tail light housing and front fender. I also rigged a spring for the sidestand.

 

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you fucked up on the auction because many searchers will never see your listing
having key search words like tr6ss down in the description makes them invisible to searchers
you have absolutely useless search words in the title and put bthe good shit in the description epic fail bro
end the auction do it over
reason is a mistake in the listing
it is a totally appropriate thing to do at this time do it now
 

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It has a bid, I'm not re-listing it. I would NEVER burn an honest bidder like that.

Somebody will be very happy with their purchase, I think.

Back when I was in buying mode, I would have taken out a credit union loan and driven across the country (basically, leaving Texas is already half way), to buy TEN of these at this price. The lowest I've ever gotten for a rolling project bike was $1175, and I've sold nearly 30 of them.

I'm tired, and I'm done with project bikes.
 

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Gee, Ya think???

hee hee

Everyone uses sniper software.
yes it does but you only have one bid 35 watchers
i was not suggesting that you ratfuck a bidder
just dealing with the facts you had a perfectly legitament reason to ernd and relist because you dont know what you are doing thats all
you mistakedly left out key search words
if any of you doubt me go ahead and search -Triumph TR6SS-
SADLY YOUR AUCTION DOES NOT SHOW
for future listings be sure and put the most applicable search of model descrip possible in the title
otherwise you are ratfucking yourself out of watchers and potential bidders thats all
i use snipe but always place a starting bid as well

 

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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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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.
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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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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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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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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