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lbayorkie
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No idea how to save a copy of a ebay listing, but suffice it to say the following item - a genuine BSA tool sold for a small fortune.

Is this 'really' what a clutch compressor is worth?

 

Alan

 

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I can assure you, it's "really" not worth much that to me! smile Although it is a fine-looking implement!

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But that is what can happen at an Auction with more then one person bidding and the price goes up and up
a more realistic price that they usually sell for, this from a Sold item search.

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£30.00 is about what I would have been willing to pay.

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I'd say that's about right even the bendy ones are about £15.Have you seen how much people are asking for bantams on Ebay at the moment is the question!

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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It's an auction site - It's worth what someone is willing to pay.

1956 D3 running, lights to sort. 7 other bikes in the Barn. 1950 D1 engine being rebuilt (slowly).

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cocorico said
It's a3n auction site - It's worth what someone is willing to pay.  

I understand that coco it's just theres a lot on buy it now for £2000+ I was looking yesterday and there wasnt one up for less than £2000 within 100 miles.Yes they're hanging around a bit but people aren't letting them go for buttons.

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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SpacedMarine said

I understand that coco it's just theres a lot on buy it now for £2000+ I was looking yesterday and there wasnt one up for less than £2000 within 100 miles.Yes they're hanging around a bit but people aren't letting them go for buttons.  

Don’t mistake the asking price for the price realised. If you want real prices check out completed listings and only the ones that actually sold. Remember dealers advertise their stock on eBay and their prices are higher than a private seller. There are always dreamers who value their bike higher than it’s actually worth, they will either drop the price or keep the machine.

Having said all that, prices of all classic bikes have risen. People are now buying bikes as an investment rather than to ride or even show. They are not bikers or bike lovers, they just see them as a way to earn more money than they would leaving the money in the bank. That pushes prices up, and people who want them to ride or restore end up paying more. 

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a 77 Honda CB125S. I have a B175 in the workshop and a 76 Honda C90 waiting its turn. A 1980 Honda CB400N waiting for MOT.  Everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. 

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Anyone used one of these before?

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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Someone in leeds has listed numerous D14 parts at very reasonable prices on Gumtree.

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And this lot in Montrose....

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This cheap little tool looks like it might fit bearing retainer rings.

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Wow, I bought one of those genuine BSA clutch Compressor tools from Jack Bottomley's in Salford for £3.4s.0p in 1971.  Earning only £1.50 a week as a football pools collector I had to save up my pennies and take a lot of empty bottles back to the shop to afford it.  Only been used about 60 times but its a nice tool and beats the hell out of getting your girlfriend to stand on a plank of wood and an old tobacco tin whilst you try to lever out the circlip with a penknife !!!   

Nice to think that my investment is secure. 

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Spotted a cam if anyone is looking. 

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Spotted a cam if anyone is looking. 

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Sheesh!still waiting for someone to send me dimensions so I can make one!

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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lbayorkie said
No idea how to save a copy of a ebay listing, but suffice it to say the following item - a genuine BSA tool sold for a small fortune.

Is this 'really' what a clutch compressor is worth?

 

Alan

 

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And it's" OUT OF STOCK ". I wonder how many they have managed to sell at that price. freaked-out_gif

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I think "out of stock" usually means the item is sold. Good price if you can get someone to pay it! Certainly looks much sturdier than the repro ones..... 

'52 D1 direct lighting plunger, '58 Square Four (project), '59 D1 direct lighting plunger,  '59 Tiger Cub, '60 5TA,  '76 FS1-E

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I used a 3 leg puller and a 46mm socket I have, worked a treat thumbs-up

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SpacedMarine said

Sheesh!still waiting for someone to send me dimensions so I can make one!  

Not sure if elliptical is the correct descriptor for said cam, but my skills don`t stretch to conveying measurements to paper...but I can do a primary school effort, in drawing around one, with a nice sharp HB pencil or fine-point pen, if that helps?

....or were you referring to the clutch compressor? In which case, all you need is a clutch basket to work off for dimensions.

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Blue Heeler said

...but I can do a primary school effort, in drawing around one, with a nice sharp HB pencil or fine-point pen, if that helps?...

Do they still teach stuff like that in Primary Schools?

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