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Online bsa-bill

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brand new - remanufactured alloy head
« on: 09.07. 2013 16:56 »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-Rocket-Gold-Star-Alloy-Cylinder-Head-Brand-New-Rocket-Goldie-RGS-/390623542220?   

Looks nice, been relisted though, description maybe put some buyers off, think if I'd listed it I'd have shied off the brand new claim, tad confusing


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Re: brand new - remanufactured alloy head
« Reply #1 on: 09.07. 2013 19:46 »
For that price it would want to be brand new.
But it might be. Re-manufactured is an ambiguous term. Same bloke who's selling new thick-flange barrels.
Its the 'listing for a friend' bit I dont buy!

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Re: brand new - remanufactured alloy head
« Reply #2 on: 07.08. 2013 15:51 »
Briz,

Please change your AVATAR

Every time I look at it I want to paint my barrels red,  looks very cool indeed!
Please remove  *smile*

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Re: brand new - remanufactured alloy head
« Reply #3 on: 08.08. 2013 00:36 »
Well, he does say cash on collect, so isn't a scam i presume.

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Re: brand new - remanufactured alloy head
« Reply #4 on: 08.08. 2013 07:23 »
If the head is genuinely 'brand new' I'd like to know who cast it and where.  As for price, buying a scruffy 'unknown' ally head for a few hundred pounds (recent ebay prices have been in this region) and then having to find a further few hundred for machining (for those of us without extensive machine shop facilities), new guides etc. quickly approaches the £750 starting figure.  Buying 'unseen' would be my biggest concern - and I note the 'no returns' statement.
I wonder if it's cast with -1549, ready to be overstamped with -1571.  Have I remembered those numbers right?

If anyone has a large valve head going spare I'm interested!

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Re: brand new - remanufactured alloy head
« Reply #5 on: 21.08. 2013 12:10 »
Nice price, then spend another £200 on valves, springs, cups, collets retainers etc.... *eek*
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