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Old 29th August 2009
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OK, So I bought my '02 XL1200 in what was essentially an "estate sale" and it came with 4 boxes of "stuff". The previous owner had the bike setup as a cruiser and I'm already in full-swing outfitting her as a cafe so I don't have a lot of use for a lot of it.

In addition to the StraightShots that I'm about to remove, it also came with a set of brand new LongShots (obviously for some other make/model of bike that I'm still trying to determine) and the stock exhaust. I also have 2 sissy bars, a small luggage rack, a sportster fairing, a HUGE fairing obviously for some other bike, leather saddlebags, an engine guard that I took off, and quite a few other odds and ends.

Other than the exhausts, is it worth even trying to offload this stuff or should I just throw the boxes in the attic and forget about it? If it's worth something, what's the best way to get rid of all this stuff without taking on a part-time ebay job?

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Even selling it cheap, that stuff will bring some dough. Sometimes it's a pain to get things going on eBay, but it can be worth it. I've postes Lora Of stuff in the classifieds here and BadWeb and on eBay in the past, and it really, which I use depends on what I'm selling and how fast I want to move it. If you want, you can send me pics of the stuff and I can help you identify the stuff and give you pointers on how to list it. On eBay, title line is key to a quick, good sale.
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I agree that ebay can be worth your time and if you set up a USPS account you can wiegh your shippments on a home scale and pay and print your shipping label online... leave it where your postal person picks up mail. Takes one of the pains out of ebay.
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Local craigslist is also an option
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Other than the exhausts, is it worth even trying to offload this stuff or should I just throw the boxes in the attic and forget about it? If it's worth something, what's the best way to get rid of all this stuff without taking on a part-time ebay job?
I sell stuff on eBay from time to time and most of what you mentioned would sell pretty quickly. Before I post something there, I search for similar products and see if they are being bid on and get an idea for how much the item is going for. If similar items aren't receiving bids, I don't bother listing. Like your sissy bars, they would go quickly. I always add the cost of shipping in my initial asking price so I can list as "free shipping" too. Been on eBay since 2000 so I have earned a lot of positive feedback there, which is important because many buyers are leery of buying a product from someone just beginning (no feedback) when they can buy from someone else who has a proven track record. On the other hand, some people don't care and will buy from anyone.

I have not used the classifieds here yet, but that might be your best method. I have bought and sold stuff with other members here and have had not trouble at all doing it. If someone has something I want, I will PM them and ask for it. Or if they are planning to buy something I have, I PM them and let them know I can sell it to them. I will try the classifieds here next time I have something decent and see what happens.
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There are lots of people looking for the MOCO 1/4 fairing....if that's what you have.

One word of warning with E-Bay.......I sold a Thunderheader on there and took a major beating when I shipped it to California from Indiana. I used "their" shipping calculator and got hosed big time. Use the Post Office....much cheaper than Brown (UPS)
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My advice is to sell the more expensive, shippable items on ebay. Then the bigger stuff on craigslist if you have any, and anything leftover on here.

One more thing about ebay, make sure that you make it clear that payment is due promptly in the auction. You get a lot of jerkoffs with bike parts. I had a guy that bought over $350 of my stuff, took over a week to pay and wanted additional discounts on shipping even though the price was clearly stated in the auction. I eventually got my money though. Ebay is AWESOME for Harley parts. I sold an oil cooler for more than I paid for it (more than discount dealers).
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I would list it all on ebay. MAke sure your shipping is priced to cover cost. You might be surprised how much you can get for a part you might think is worthless.
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