From: The Older Gentleman on
I've managed to snaffle this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230465168377

because the title description really didn't name the bike, so it skipped
most people's searches. The description was hardly better.

It also timed out at a silly time.

Reasonable assumption of value - half as much again. It'll make a nice
pair for ther one I've already got. There's the slight problem of 'just
needs a little work', mind you, but hopefully I'm up to that.

--
BMW K1100LT Ducati 750SS Honda CB400F Triumph Street Triple
Suzuki TS250ER GN250 Damn, back to six bikes!
Try Googling before asking a damn silly question.
chateau dot murray at idnet dot com
From: "Raj Kundra" raj on
"The Older Gentleman" <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1jhp7gf.107ijhkbz4dnyN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk...
> I've managed to snaffle this
>
> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230465168377
>
> because the title description really didn't name the bike, so it skipped
> most people's searches. The description was hardly better.
>
> It also timed out at a silly time.
>
> Reasonable assumption of value - half as much again. It'll make a nice
> pair for ther one I've already got. There's the slight problem of 'just
> needs a little work', mind you, but hopefully I'm up to that.
>
>

wonder if someone calls and lets him know ;-))


From: petrolcan on
In article <1jhp7gf.107ijhkbz4dnyN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk>, The
Older Gentleman says...
>
> I've managed to snaffle this
>
> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230465168377
>
> because the title description really didn't name the bike, so it skipped
> most people's searches. The description was hardly better.
>
> It also timed out at a silly time.
>
> Reasonable assumption of value - half as much again. It'll make a nice
> pair for ther one I've already got. There's the slight problem of 'just
> needs a little work', mind you, but hopefully I'm up to that.

Looks nice. Considering your move to Chile is it going to be a breaker
or a keeper?
From: Fran on

"Raj Kundra" <raj(a)REM0VE THISkundracomputers.co.uk> wrote in message
news:fzaCn.610321$2R.395607(a)newsfe11.ams2...
> "The Older Gentleman" <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:1jhp7gf.107ijhkbz4dnyN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk...
>> I've managed to snaffle this
>>
>> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230465168377
>>
>> because the title description really didn't name the bike, so it skipped
>> most people's searches. The description was hardly better.
>>
>> It also timed out at a silly time.
>>
>> Reasonable assumption of value - half as much again. It'll make a nice
>> pair for ther one I've already got. There's the slight problem of 'just
>> needs a little work', mind you, but hopefully I'm up to that.
>>
>>
>
> wonder if someone calls and lets him know ;-))
>

ToG is, of course, only a private seller and never buys to sell for a
profit. I'm sure all said profits are fully declared to HMRC.


From: TOG on
On 29 Apr, 08:30, petrolcan <petrol...(a)SPAMgmail.com> wrote:
> In article <1jhp7gf.107ijhkbz4dnyN%totallydeadmail...(a)yahoo.co.uk>, The
> Older Gentleman says...
>
>
>
> > I've managed to snaffle this
>
> >http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230465168377
>
> > because the title description really didn't name the bike, so it skipped
> > most people's searches. The description was hardly better.
>
> > It also timed out at a silly time.
>
> > Reasonable assumption of value - half as much again. It'll make a nice
> > pair for ther one I've already got. There's the slight problem of 'just
> > needs a little work', mind you, but hopefully I'm up to that.
>
> Looks nice. Considering your move to Chile is it going to be a breaker
> or a keeper?

A keeper (I don't need the money) unless it turns out to be a
mechanical nightmare. If that's the case, then I'm going to remove a
number of parts and stash them away to keep mine going indefinitely.
OE exhausts - they are now officially No Longer Available (not bad
after more than 30 years, mind). Last year they were about £480 new.
This year, if you could find an NOS system (there are a few lurking in
sheds and lofts), I think the price would be around £750. This one has
an NOS system fitted, and I'll just grease that up and stash it in a
box.

Same with rear guards. They've been unavailable new for years, but
crop up occasionally, and sell for £200+. Even good used ones make
£150. This, again, has one fitted, so same applies. New front guards
are available still for £140. And, guess what, this has one fitted.

Same with chainguards. New - well over £100. Used and good - £50-60.
And this has a new one...

Basically, 400 Four stuff has skyrocketed in price in the last year or
two because, finally, the new parts tap is being turned off and there
are fewer complete bikes out there and more 50-somethings chasing
them. Supply and demand. As you know, I have this habit of stashing
away spares that "I don't actually need now but might one day", which
is why I've got all sorts of Ducati and BMW stuff rattling around the
garage in addition to the boxes of 400 Four components.