More EBAY FUNNIES

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by wirewrkr, May 20, 2012.

  1. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    It really looks to me more than 120,000 or the Speedo/odo was discoed. That would explain it. People try stuff like this all the time. My brother went to look at an off road machine that had less than 10 K on it. I noticed the underside was half worn away with scrapping. It's why the advice to check the records is repeated so much.
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  2. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    I inquired on the G/S-

    where was this bike stored if it has such low miles??? I'm looking at your photos, the bike looks well worn, particularly the rust on the exhaust, and pulse air. Plus the amount of oxidation on the engine, and all the scratches. Looks like it's been out side for quite a while.

    no reply yet..I wonder why??? BIN is $7,500 whew!!!!!

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  3. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Mine had 21K miles on it when I bought it and looked WAY worse than that eBay one.... yes to a fork rebuild, final drive rebuild, trans rebuild as well as exhaust valve guides...

    Low miles don't really mean much when you are talking about a thirty year old BMW...

    [​IMG]
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  4. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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  5. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    His store name says it all. "junk moto parts"
    Must be in cahoots with the ignition cannister guy....................
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  6. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    People need to get their heads round the fact that BMW speedos go back to zero after 99999 miles and that 20,000 could easily be 120k or 220k.

    It is also very easy to wind back a BMW speedo, I might have been guilty of that 30 years ago.

    In the UK all vehicles have an annual MOT inspection after 3 years, as part of this process mileage is recorded and can help give some support to mileage claims, but tuts nothing when it comes to vehicles!
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  7. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Seems to be the same guy. His ad reads with the same attitude:

    "IT IS NO WAY FOR ME TO KNOW WILL IT FIT YOUR BIKE AND IS IT OEM OR AFTERMARKET PART. AND PLEASE DON'T ASK ME ABOUT MEASURMENTS. DON'T KNOW HOW TO MEASURE."


    Has balls. $1700 for:

    "ALL PARTS SOLD AS NOT WORKING JUNK. NEED CLEAN UP, PAINT, OIL ELBOW GREASE, ETC. NO RETURNS, NO EXCHANGES, NO WARRANTY. IF YOU NEED WORKING PART - THIS PART IS NOT FOR YOU."


    Yeah, right.
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  8. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-1981-R1...Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d33577d86&vxp=mtr

    An '81 bean can ignition ... for $857.74 :huh

    From what ass is he pulling these prices?

    From the listing:
    "BMW 1981 R100RT magneto assembly with wiring. This unit has not been tested for spark, though magnets are still strong, and bearings roll smoothly; outsides show some normal surface corrosion, insides are very clean. This unit fits all magneto ignition bikes of the 1970s & 1980s. May work on other "quirky" machines; check with your local sewing machine dealer before purchasing. Install and brag about it online! See our many discerning fans on ta'internets: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7927150
    "

    PS - That link is to THIS thread. :huh
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  9. helion42

    helion42 Been here awhile

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    Yeah we were all giving that very listing a lot of shit earlier in this thread. It was originally under $400, where we were like, "wtf is this guy on", and he FOUND US and UPPED THE ANTE :lol3
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  10. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Well he is definitely having fun anyway.
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  11. Jon-Lars

    Jon-Lars Jon-Lars

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  12. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    MONTANA NATIVE from NATIVE MONTANA

    I contacted the "junk moto parts" seller and requested the actual "Buy It Now" price for the $1700.00+ transmission, stating that he obviously had made a mistake in his listing.
    He replied rudely and called me an idiot....:lol3
    I told him that his "Brilliant Listings" speak for themselves.....takes all kinds I guess....
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  13. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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  14. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    A r90/s tank can be bought from Meyers in Germany for 1200$ + shipping
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  15. bradatlarge

    bradatlarge Insha'Allah

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    I hate you people.

    I'm now buying an aftermarket exhaust for my RT. I generally avoid Ebay unless I need something specific for my /5....

    now look what you've done. :ddog
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  16. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    You may hate us ... but you've been back to visit 8,100+ times. :lol3

    It seems you have the same affliction I do. :freaky
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  17. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    How much is a Bing Idle Screw Worth ?
    According to this listing it's $32.99

    http://tinyurl.com/cdv7qhn

    How about $49.99 for a hard as a rock intake manifold ?

    http://tinyurl.com/chj8of2

    This guy disassembled an R90 and is selling it piece by piece, with no clue as to what the parts are really worth.
    It was quite amusing to look at all his listings.
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  18. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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  19. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    It's the same guy mostly. His name "impala66K" and the name of his store "World Wide Motorcycle Parts N More". I have now learned to use Advanced Search options and have any mention of World Wide eliminated. That way I don't even look at his auctions.

    It is too bad that the whole game Ebay is set up for the benefit of sellers. We may talk about the issues here on Adventure Rider but there is no organized protest or boycott by buyers that will have any effect.

    There should be a review board, or something, could be run by volunteers, maybe, eliminate BS sellers who take time and effort from the buyers trying to use Ebay.
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  20. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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