Why the 2nd hand bike shortage in shops?

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

  1. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Yep. No Dunlop Trailmax Mission I’m told. (Was going to try a rear).
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  2. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    Wonder if he gets any bubbles in the front brake hose with the reservoir tilted over so far ? :muutt
  3. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    He maybe tanned a bit, but I think he's white...
  4. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    mine are the reverse atm cause I keep moving my bars. No issues… yet.
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  5. GoSlowFallOver

    GoSlowFallOver Should've done ...

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    Thread revival ... has this situation reversed? Are people selling the bikes purchased on government handouts or superannuation withdrawals?
  6. cobrin

    cobrin Live to Ride - Ride to Live

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    Going by the WR/DRZ Thermometer probe....Hells no it's not reversed, as for how others purchased flapped if I know, it's not a metric I care for tbh.
  7. Baloffski

    Baloffski Adventurer

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    Friggin prices have gone through the roof, pheww.
    But lucky Phil, Has someone got a deal for you....
    Seriously, as Covert kickoff to now.. yeah 20/30per cent increase in second hand motorcycle prices, no doubt.
  8. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Sadly, bike prices are only reflecting what is happening in the general economy. Australia, along with many other western nations, is caught up in massive stagflation (stagnant wage growth combined with hyper inflation).

    Believe me when I say it does not bode well for all but the top 0.5%.
  9. UTB

    UTB Been here awhile

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    Yup - if you're an asset holder you're made......... if you're not..... you'll never catch up no matter how hard you pedal.
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  10. GTinAus

    GTinAus nutsplitter

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    My daughter and her partner bought a 6 month old caravan, and a second hand pajero in 2019, with the intention of spending 6 months touring the north of Australia in 2020.

    2020 was out, but they got away for 5 months this year between lockdowns.

    The intention was to sell the rig, when finished, which they just have, making $5500 profit, 2 days after advertising it, with about 10 potential buyers (usual scam replies, but weeded those out).

    Money now in the bank, so covid inflated prices definitely have not given way to sense yet.
  11. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Not bikes but relevant.
    LandCruisers lead the surge in second-hand vehicle values
    ABC Rural
    / By Angus Verley
    Posted 1h ago1 hours ago
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    People are paying more than the recommended retail price for LandCruisers due to stock shortages.(
    Supplied: JP Engineering

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  12. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I ordered a new Ranger last week, delivery due 31/03/2022!
  13. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Last Thursday on a spur of the moment decision I put an ad on Gumtree to sell one of my cars because my wife's new one on order has arrived in Canberra and space is getting tight.

    I probably was a bit modest with the price but the ad was posted at 4pm and I could have sold it many times over before dark and people were even holding a Dutch auction offering $500 or more over the asking price!
  14. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    :nah I had to read it a couple of times I though you had gone all posh and royal on me, my brain was picturing Range Rover.
    Something special are there really no new Rangers in Australia
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  15. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    They're about, especially if you want a Wildtrack and/or auto. I want a simpler model and a replacement that's more of the same as my current 2011 BT50 clone. Also, interestingly, my local dealer wouldn't sell me a manual, had to order it from Bega. Interesting times for sure.

    My thinking is that the Ranger is now 10 years mature, and I like the 3.2 manual. If they had a 3.2 manual Raptor, I get that, but the 10 spd auto 2l doesn't work for me in the bush. The bugs are ironed out, and the few remaining are well known. There's plenty of after market support and knowledge, I like how they drive, and its not a Toyota.
  16. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    My wife couldn't get a new manual sedan Kia, Hyundai, Toyota or Mazda in Australia so had to order one from Japan.
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  17. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    If I was buying a town car I'm happy with an auto, and most these days are more economical than a manual, at least according to the testing. Interestingly though, the manual ranger is a bit more 'officially' economical than the auto.

    Anyway, a bit off topic....
  18. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    It's the same in retardland... err, I mean, the USA. Dealerships are largely empty - they can't get bikes from ships into the port and then onto their sales floor. Used bikes are sold before they barely hit the floor. Craigslist has dried up, except for the really terrible deals. And even some of those are selling.

    Charles.
  19. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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    Going to be interesting to see what happens to all the big caravans being sold these days when the electric revolution picks up speed.

    Cant see an electric vehicle towing a big dual axle van.
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  20. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    Many of the current generation of diesel and petrol SUV, 4x4, twincabs, etc ... will still be around in 20 years. In the mean time, particularly if the progress with electric vehicles in recent years is any guide, there'll be much more advancement and improvements in e-vehicles, I think we'll all be surprised.

    If not, there'll likely be a many more on-site caravans.