Need an instrument housing for a post 1980 airhead.

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

  1. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    I only bid on things I really want, and establish how much I'm willing to pay before I bid. If there's a buy it now price that's within my limit, I just buy the thing.
    Otherwise, I'll put in my maximum bid and let ebay handle it for me. I usually wait until the last couple of hours before I place my first bid, but I've occasionally just placed a bid when I first saw an item because I didn't want to come back later to bid on it.
    Both sniping and proxy bidding depend on your maximum bid, so they're going to keep you out of trouble with bidding wars.
    I've never payed more than I thought I should have yet. In fact, I'm sending a guy $30 extra because I got a watch last week for $50 that I was willing to go as high as $150 for.
    Was fully prepared to spend the $150 I budgeted for the watch (a like new condition 1986 Sieko that sold originally for $285), so even though it sounds stupid, I mailed the seller another $30 after I got the watch. Nobody else bid on it, I have no idea why.
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  2. disston

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    Caponerd,

    You are just too nice a guy. That was really nice of you to do. I bet the guy needed the money.

    If I see an item that I know is worth $20 and with shipping I will win it for $22. Then I'll go that high. An extra $2 for something I want is OK. Something worth $100, I go $110. I always compute the shipping in my bids. It is part of the cost of getting it to my door. I go a couple of dollars more than I think it's worth, sometimes.

    After almost 15 years on Ebay I think I've learned a thing or two. Don't buy stuff that has bad pictures. Don't deal with sellers trying to sell junk, mis-listing parts or tools. Don't like to deal with sellers that act like they are idiots, either they are stupid or their act is trying to gain some advantage. Don't buy multiple items from people that don't offer a break on shipping. If they save money on shipping I expect to have some what reduced charges. I know they may have an inconvinience but I don't expect stuff for free. I just want some of the reduced cost to be mine for being part of the deal.

    I prefer the individual type seller as opposed to the larger businesses.
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  3. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    This was listed as his second ebay sale. I thought he deserved more than $50.

    I have yet to sell anything on ebay.

    I just hope when I finally get around to offering all my extra Royal Enfield twin cylinder parts on ebay, the buyers will be as kind to me being a new seller.
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  4. Sic Semper Tyrannis

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

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    My favorite sniping service....

    https://www.myibidder.com/


    I snipe or buy it now everything.

    I can't watch the clock tick down ad stay rational!!!
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    I used to set a clock and plan on being home to put my bid in in the last couple of seconds. Later I was a bit limited in my sniping activities by virtue of the fact I used a computer at the public library for Ebay, everything else too since I didn't own a computer. Now I've discovered true idle pleasure and don't worry about making the deadline because of the snipping service I use. There is also a lot of discussion on this site explaining why and how they do this. I am also a paying member because it provides a little better security that your bid will be recorded, this is also explained on the site.

    http://www.gixen.com/index.php

    SST posted his site so I guess I can post mine too.
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  6. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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  7. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    OP, the buy it now price of $220 isn't bad. If I was looking for one now, I'd go for that.

    Oops, that's one of the Joan Claybrook "murdercycle" 85mph specials. If your old speedometer is in good enough shape, you can switch it over. If it's not, I'd look for a different cluster.

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  8. Sic Semper Tyrannis

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

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    Couple options out there now.

    Thanks you all!
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  9. Sic Semper Tyrannis

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

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    Got one in nice shape off ebay for 130'ish.

    Swapped the speedo head to keep my mileage and back in business.

    So good to ride the airhead again!!!

    Ric

    Here is a pic in all her R80S glory.....

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