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Offline Jeremy

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Bike values?
« on: 25.07. 2013 14:15 »
I am pondering selling my BSA - not ridden for years and an elusive oil pressure problem. 

bsa 2 by TandemJeremy, on Flickr

As its so far from standard I guess its not worth that much but it does have a lot of good parts like the ally head, good crank, good standard barrels etc and a lot of SRM engine mods

My guess is its only worth a couple of thousand max as a complete bike but stripped for parts would be a lot more. 


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Re: Bike values?
« Reply #1 on: 25.07. 2013 19:28 »
Not really sure. You're right about it being worth a lot in parts. Seems a real shame to do it though.
INMHO I would say that any more or less complete A10..even a rusty old hulk is worth £1500. Yours has a lot of good bits and even runs. I'd guess at it being well worth £3000 anyway. Maybe £3500. But then it's easy to say that, I'm not looking to buy one.Have a look and see what people are advertising them for on ebay, and what they are actually selling for.

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Re: Bike values?
« Reply #2 on: 25.07. 2013 21:06 »
It's a buyers market and at the moment bikes are not reaching anyone's expectations. As tombeau says it should be worth 3-3.5k but would probably only fetch half that. Parts might get back up there, but she's a goer.
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Re: Bike values?
« Reply #3 on: 25.07. 2013 21:09 »

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Re: Bike values?
« Reply #4 on: 25.07. 2013 21:30 »
I second the above, if you've got one hang onto it! If you end up buying another one you may end up with a whole new set of problems, better the devil you know etc  *smile*

In the recent past I've funded a honda GB500 project by selling off almost a whole bike (mainly surplus XR600 parts) on the equivalent of ebay here in nz, and yes it does result in more money but its a lot of work!
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Re: Bike values?
« Reply #5 on: 26.07. 2013 11:09 »
I have always thought "market Value" is what the market will pay ? never under estirmate the value of anything. We all know they aren't making more of them.
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