Need an instrument housing for a post 1980 airhead.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Sic Semper Tyrannis, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    And don't want to spend $250 dollars for one.

    Just the housing, nothing else.

    Anyone have one or know of a good place to buy one?

    Can't imagine what our bikes would cost if you bought them by the piece...
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  2. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    #2? #9?

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  3. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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  4. Overdog

    Overdog 'Burghherfer.....

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    I could use a housing for a 1974....mine broke into several pieces and is held together with epoxy. (part #2 on the diagram)
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  5. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    Part #2.

    Base has all come apart. "fixed" it once.
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  6. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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  7. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    Ah.

    You're screwed :lol3
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  8. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    I know!

    I wonder if used is even a good idea as the next one will do the same.

    Tempted to Acewell it!!!!
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  9. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    There's always the Acewell option. My '79 instruments are fine but I'm still considering heading that way.
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  10. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    Damn phone. I didn't see the last line of your post :lol3
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  11. rambozo

    rambozo Been here awhile

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    as a reply to the first post i think air heads average seven million pounds if your buying them by the piece

    that was what it seemed like when i tried to buy all a /7's relays earlier today:huh
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    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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  13. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Watch out for auctions of high demand items. They can go high. I use a sniping service for stuff I really don't want to loose. If you need a sniping service write me a PM I'll give you the web page for a good one and it's free. If you don't know about using a sniping service I'll try to explain it. It saves money.
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    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    I got a very nice one, complete, for about $150 on ebay.
    Replaced a very badly broken up one for one that's intact and unfaded, plus upgraded the 1982 85 mph speedometer to a 140 mph unit.

    It's a shame about all the sharks on ebay who part out complete bikes because they're worth more as parts. But for those of us who are trying to keep our working bikes running or upgrade them, ebay is the place to go for good parts, cheap.
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    I've often wondered about "sniping". What's the benefit if ebay lets you specify a maximum bid? How can sniping be faster than ebay bidding for you?

    I haven't lost an action yet, and I've never reached the maximum bid I specified on any of them.
    (maybe I just buy stuff nobody else wants?)

    Nemmind. Sniping doesn't help if your maximum bid is sufficiently high. (which would, of course, be the case with the sniper as well)
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  17. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    It allows you to not place an initial bid. That way nobody knows you're bidding on it until the very end of the auction. If you place an initial bid with a maximum early on and someone bids against you, then the auction inevitably ends higher than it otherwise would. Sniping can potentially save you some dough.
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    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    That's a good point. That's mentioned in the article I linked to in my edit, but they also mention a problem with the sniping strategy when you have a "buy it now" option.
    Until there's a first bid, anyone who thinks the buy it now price is acceptible can buy it out from under the "sniper".

    And in regards to motorcycle parts, the buy it now price is often a pretty good price. (the instrument cluster I got was listed at $150 "buy it now". Why should I bother with an auction for that price?
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  19. disston

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    It depends on several variables. A buy it now price can change my strategy. I also use the in house bidding machine at Ebay for somethings, mostly stuff I'm really trying to steal and under bid.

    But for those things that are "Must Win" auctions, I put in a low bid, if the starting bid is low enough, and my real bid comes from a Sniping Service. I also will pay a few dollars more than something is worth because I do not like to loose. And I spend a lot of time looking for the item I want. I currently don't need, really need, any parts so I'm not spending any time on Ebay.

    If you have your real bid in Ebay and every time somebody else bids you take the lead with a higher bid, that kind of thing, some people will just keep bidding, till you run out of money. You Loose. Sniping saves money. You win more auctions with sniping. Write me if you want a good sniping service. It's free or they will take a small payment for additional service, this is explained on their site. I recommend them.
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  20. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    I've use a sniping service because prices tend to remail low, when bidders think that no ones interested in an item.

    Also, aside from the folks who'll keep nudging the bids up till they out-bid you, some smart sellers will use a seperate account to do the same thing and increase thier profit margin. (Yes it's illegal and yes, folks do crap like that.)

    Get a sniping service, enter your maximum bid and sit back and wait. :evil
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