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Hmm, cycletrader; I found that an odd site, full of old ads that'd never been pulled down, and sellers that didn't respond (probably because the bike was long gone) - or weren't interested in selling..

I already have too many bikes, but I liked this. Quite a lot. And apparently only listed there for a day:

https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/...TER-5013454719
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They bought it probably for flipping it to Japan. That's where all the cool classic stuff end up it seems.
It only winds up there because the Japanese are willing to pay top dollar.
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How do you have too many bikes? Too little room maybe
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How do you have too many bikes? Too little room maybe
Heh, exactly - that and "I should really get on that", or unfinished project guilt...
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About 8 years ago I had a Linkert M53-A1 carb on eBay. It was in good shape and very pretty but missing the entire choke assembly.

A guy from Japan messaged me and asked if I would ship to there if he emailed me all the required documentation. I said OK.

Then he asked if I would edit my listing to include a “Buy it Now” and he gave me a price that was well over what I would expect to get in an auction.

My momma didn’t raise no fools. ( Except when it applies to my chopper front brakes )

When I see pics of a KHK in Japan, I wonder if that’s my carb.

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I'm in the process of doing that myself, right now.

Project books. My brother died this year leaving no clues to many of the bikes/carsengine/parts in his collection. He bought quite a large factory to work on them and to store them.

You really should have a book for each project with all of the documentation for each project. Things like Titles, a description of what it is and your hopes and dreams of what it will become.

While I know what a Turbo Fuel Super B is and what it's worth compared to the Bendix sitting beside it no one else in my family does. And I rate my Sifton minus minus cams much higher than the P and PB cams which all sit in similar boxes/bags.

What I really need to do is just not buy anything else and finish what I have left. And then maybe sell them.

But it's pretty hard trying to tell your self you only need one bike and one project.
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My brother was visiting from across the country a few years back and was showing him around the shop, describing different bike projects. I tried to explain what the value was of all this outdated Sportster, Triumph, BSA stuff. What was going to happen to it when I checked out. His comment "YOU are the only reason this stuff has value. To anyone else it's all headed to a dumpster".
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Sometimes, even we don't know the true value.
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