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post #1 of 35 Old 07-19-2007, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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So who paid over $500 for the 07 fork on Ebay?

Just curious

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Well that wasn't too bright.

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Holy crap... I hope it was not one of our members.

Care to see how much I recently paid for a complete 2006 front end? eBay link

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Holy crap... I hope it was not one of our members.

Care to see how much I recently paid for a complete 2006 front end? eBay link
THat was a pretty good deal Mike!

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Holy crap... I hope it was not one of our members.

Care to see how much I recently paid for a complete 2006 front end? eBay link
if i had only seen this earlier a month or so i would have saved a ton of money...

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if i had only seen this earlier a month or so i would have saved a ton of money...
Are you saying it was you who bought the $$$$ forks?

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Are you saying it was you who bought the $$$$ forks?
nope i did not buy the 500 bucks fork....
i got it from my dealer brand new, 2 fork tubes right fork leg, upper/lower triple clamps, cone bearings etc......still it adds up to a lot of money. your deal is making me....
just noticed that your bid ended around april, i was practically camping in ebay daily hunting for this..and i did not see this...

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Holy crap... I hope it was not one of our members.

Care to see how much I recently paid for a complete 2006 front end? eBay link
Wow! That's one helluva deal, Mike! Forks alone could easily go that high, but triples with axle and forks at that price is something to brag about.

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Wow! That's one helluva deal, Mike! Forks alone could easily go that high, but triples with axle and forks at that price is something to brag about.
I never could figure out why there was not a lot of bidding, maybe it was the location under brakes & suspension?

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post #10 of 35 Old 07-19-2007, 10:04 AM
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Care to see how much I recently paid for a complete 2006 front end? eBay link
Good job Mike! That's the deal of the century! Right after my accident I went to a couple sites online with microfiche and each fork leg is over $400! Still, I wouldn't pay $500 for a used set!!

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post #11 of 35 Old 07-19-2007, 12:01 PM
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Over 5 large bills was over the top.
Early 919s without adjustable suspension aren't that bad to dip into your pockets for that much money. But I guess it's all relative. Some 9ers pay over $300 for a belly pan, over $300 for Rizoma mirrors, etc. etc.

Okay, out of curiousity, if you're a menber of WT, we want to know who paid that much! C'mon fess up.

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they got forked!

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I was one of the bidders - I maxed out @ $75

I really wanted the set from the f4i with the stiffer springs, didn't bid though.
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23 bids, SOMEBODY WANTED THOSE THINGS.

Meh...

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Bunch of judgemental hens y'all are. Geez what's the big deal. His only problem was timing - he wanted 'em at the same time as somebody else and wasn't willing to wait until the next set showed up.

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I Wanted the new front fender....but didnt stay up late/early enough to get it... it went for 51 bucks my high bid was fitty

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I was winning the bidder on those up until there was about an hour left.... my maximum bid was only $180 though. I had no idea it would get up that high, that is pretty ridiculous.

The auction said they are take-offs from a new '07, so they technically should be "new" forks... but who really knows. That would be my only guess as to why someone would pay that much for them.

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With the automatic incremental bidding, the winner's highest bid could've been $100 for all you know. It bid automatically for him just above yours. I saw two guys slam an auction within the last few seconds thinking no one would every bid that high. One of them seriously overpaid. Oops.
It is a fun game though.

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post #19 of 35 Old 07-19-2007, 07:33 PM
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When you buy something at an auction, you pay more than everyone elce thought it was worth.

I can't figure out why everyone thinks $500 is way too much for a set of forks. However, if you put on Pizazzie levers, grab rail covers, billet oil caps and that sort of crap, no one bats an eye. Hell, I spent $500 with Dan Kyle to upgrade a set of 929 forks.

I have long since come to the realization that there are 2 kinds of 919 owners. Those who park em and look at them, and guys that actually ride them. A true rider will have no problem spending money on the suspention upgrades.

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I have long since come to the realization that there are 2 kinds of 919 owners. Those who park em and look at them, and guys that actually ride them. A true rider will have no problem spending money on the suspention upgrades.
I think you are confusing 919 riders with customer cruiser owners. In nearly a year of being here on WT, I have yet to see any garage queens. In fact, it seems like the ones that get modified the most, also get ridden the most.

Anyhoo, somebody got some nice forks and they undoubtedly paid what they are worth to them and that's what eBay and the market is all about.

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When you buy something at an auction, you pay more than everyone elce thought it was worth.

I can't figure out why everyone thinks $500 is way too much for a set of forks. However, if you put on Pizazzie levers, grab rail covers, billet oil caps and that sort of crap, no one bats an eye. Hell, I spent $500 with Dan Kyle to upgrade a set of 929 forks.

I have long since come to the realization that there are 2 kinds of 919 owners. Those who park em and look at them, and guys that actually ride them. A true rider will have no problem spending money on the suspention upgrades.
Ugh, the point being what used to be had for $200 all day long including an F4i set is now $500 & those of use who were in the market at $200 are now out at $500. Especially considering they are basically the same fork we all have but with a few adjustments. So your paying only for that, not a complete susupension rework.


Thnk of it like this.

That RR you want & were told bike + 4500 (or whatever).

Then when you decide to pull trigger its bike + 7500. Whould you be aggrivated? Geez.

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post #23 of 35 Old 07-20-2007, 06:25 AM
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I think that some people try to driev up the prices to make more money. Example, I put my forks on ebay. You, one of my close friends, drives up the price to get some sucker to over pay or if youre friend wins them no biggie. relist them in a couple weeks.

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I was interested in the forks as well, but not at $500. Especially since MisterMike got his in the $200 dollar range, with upper and lower triples and stem no less. MotoCycho's conversion writeup is looking like a better option right now.

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2 hours before the end of the auction doesn't mean ANYTHING. If you've ever bought much off of EBay, you know the auction doesn't really start until less than 60 seconds to go.

Like I said, the "winner" always pays more than everyone elce thought it was worth. That guy might now sell his old forks to someone who bent their's for $200, and ie has a $300 fork upgrade. Not a bad deal...

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If that is directed at me I have had over 525 Ebay transactions buying & selling. I'm well aware how things move at the end. Only got 1 neagative & it was pure retaliation too.

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Guys,
It is just a set of forks. We all have bought/sold on Ebay. The guy had a want/need for those forks and was willing to pay for them. Just a bit more then the next guy. Who has not been sniped at the last second.

I bought my 05 919 on Ebay. Everyone else had the same opportunity as I did. I thought that the bike was priced to low and bought it. I never thought that I would be able to get a newer bike at that price. It was listed for three hours. When I went to get the bike, the seller showed me that he had 9 people on a list to buy the bike if I did not.

You win some and some you do not. Ebay is a, very interesting, market.

One high sale does not make a market or set prices. Chill

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Just because something "used to be had at $200" means absolutely nothing. There is one rule in auctions: high bidder wins. There is no price agreement like at a dealership. Every one is a mini "free for all". Who knows, the next set may go for $200. I doubt it. If you're upset with the $500 price tag, maybe you should have been buying when they were $200.

I'm not that old.

You'd be grouchy too if you worked 10 1/2 hours at night.

If you want it sugar coated, go to the candy store. I speak reality.

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who cares! It's not our auction. We didn't sell or buy and it's not worth over. Good grief.

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Wouldn't it be better just to get the Ohlins springs for $110, swap the RC-51 front end, or an F4i front end out?

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Actually, $521.50 isn't that bad for a set of "New" factory fork assemblies.
New is $761.36 before tax & possible shipping.
I am just Leary about some strangers idea of "New"
I usually ask a lot of questions before I bid.
If the price gets close to a dealers cost or within a hundred bucks,I quit.
I would rather buy from the dealer or look for something cheaper.
I've seen bidding prices go over the same items cost at a store.
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well, i bid $510.50, and lost out to someone who thought they were worth even more. i'm local to the seller and would have inspected and bought them only if they were new as descibed. if they were, i figured that would be a lot cheaper than new.

i have a 03 daily rider with about 27k and my front end is totally crapped up. there are a bunch of little chips in the chrome on the fork tubes, and rust is growing from these chips. i occasionally clean the rust up with emory cloth, but the chips remain. the paint is also shot on the lowers - my fault, i guess. i was trying to get rid of the infernal squeaking with a bunch of brake cleaner. it worked for about a week before the squeaks returned. but i got cleaner on the lowers and bunch of paint peeled off. the lower triple is also completely rusted, as is the black piece that the turn signals mount to.

i've done a lot of work on my bike in the 3 years i've had it, and am pretty confident with a wrench, but i've been a bit afraid to tackle disassembling the front end for re-coating. though i would love to do the lowers in black powdercoat. i've read over it in the manual... looks like a big job. also, how would i support the bike for an extended period with no front end? centerstand? on the other hand, if i did take the forks apart, could i make them adjustable by replacing some parts with new 07 versions?

can anyone give me some advice on what to do here? try to diy? take it to a shop? new parts?

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well, i bid $510.50, and lost out to someone who thought they were worth even more. i'm local to the seller and would have inspected and bought them only if they were new as descibed. if they were, i figured that would be a lot cheaper than new.

i have a 03 daily rider with about 27k and my front end is totally crapped up. there are a bunch of little chips in the chrome on the fork tubes, and rust is growing from these chips. i occasionally clean the rust up with emory cloth, but the chips remain. the paint is also shot on the lowers - my fault, i guess. i was trying to get rid of the infernal squeaking with a bunch of brake cleaner. it worked for about a week before the squeaks returned. but i got cleaner on the lowers and bunch of paint peeled off. the lower triple is also completely rusted, as is the black piece that the turn signals mount to.

i've done a lot of work on my bike in the 3 years i've had it, and am pretty confident with a wrench, but i've been a bit afraid to tackle disassembling the front end for re-coating. though i would love to do the lowers in black powdercoat. i've read over it in the manual... looks like a big job. also, how would i support the bike for an extended period with no front end? centerstand? on the other hand, if i did take the forks apart, could i make them adjustable by replacing some parts with new 07 versions?

can anyone give me some advice on what to do here? try to diy? take it to a shop? new parts?

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