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Why the 2nd hand bike shortage in shops?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Blakduk, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. grrant1058

    grrant1058 Motorcyclist 24/7

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    Hey Cruz, awesome news! I guess that means you are stepping up to a DR? :D
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  2. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Gidday Ron, will have to catch up soon.

    I am having to visit enough Drs lately, let alone buying one!
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  3. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    You know the market has gone crazy when you sell a bike for over $1200 more than you paid for it (i did spend $900 on suspension but). several years and several thousand KM ago, about 4 months ago I was banking on getting what I had paid or a little less, then the shit hit the fan


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    and it took me on many good rides and adventures

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    Now maybe I could spend a couple of dollars on some shiney useless farkles and make the new one sparkly :D, foretunately I paid a resonable price for this one, they are out there but gees you need to pounce quick

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  4. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    The dumb thing BD is a late model (2015 up) WR 450 hasn’t really gone up in price to the same extent as a pre-2005 POS or anything 250. I mean, are the Covid-Cash buyers scared of FI? Are they scared of 450’s? As we all know, a flogged out “bargain” will cost you more in the long run as spending twice the coin to get a bike that’s been looked after.

    I’m waiting until all this has run its course, it’s great if you’re a seller and good on you because depreciation sucks balls and that’s what we’ve dealt with for so many years, but I also worry that these things bought on the never-never aren’t going to get a lick of maintenance, flogged mercilessly, then sold for a drug debt.
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  5. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Without devolving into CSM.

    People have been struggling along on savings/assistance, raiding super and whatever to get by, but the economy won't improve overnight and this virus will not go away for some time. The real hurt will be in the next 6/12/18 months, THEN people will start offloading [ all sorts ] of stuff, including "toys" like motorbikes at desperation prices....
  6. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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  7. CJL00

    CJL00 Who said top boxes are useless?

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    The interesting thing was the question asked by the ATO was have you had a reduction in your working hours of at least 20%. There was no reference or any other question about a reduction in earnings. So if your employer cut you from 5 days to 4 or less but kept paying you the full wage/salary you qualify. Technically anyway.
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  8. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    How good do they look though!
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    Looks like Triumph have copied Yamaha's anti squat rear suspension on the Tenere 700! :imaposer:imaposer:imaposer
    And the pipes aren't too loud but sound good so everyone is happy!
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  9. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    Except the leg burner, they look like a lot of fun.
  10. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    They do look like they could be.
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  11. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Are you ok ?

  12. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I got my little Beta at a great price, and realised on the weekend that I could actually sell it now for a profit

    But it's too good ...
  13. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Gotta say the Trump does look pretty good up close, but for us taller chaps, not so comfy. Pity that :(
  14. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    I can only imagine the power and performance that something like that would have compared to a little Japanese Yammy 700. Same weight too?
  15. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    The 700 Tenere isn't a little bike though. Full size, tall, a bit top heavy for me. Great motor.
    Leg room?
  16. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    I had the same thoughts, I could have made a grand on both my KTM's I recently bought, and then bought a much newer WR250f and been really happy with life, but spending some time riding with the wife will make up for it I suppose, and I recon the 350 will be brilliant in the bush, almost as good as a KDX200...
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  17. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    Interesting, things seem to be slowing here but maybe that is jsut because of the stage four. Was yours the "Mint condition" bike on the Sunny Coast BD ?
  18. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    nah, but some guy did offer to swap it for a “mint condition lifted hilux and throw in a top of the range baby pram”
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  19. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    How on earth did you say no to that ?
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  20. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    It was an orange pram