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lbayorkie
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This is what seems to be a pristine internal switch for an early D1 Rigid headlamp- the cable operated one and as a separate auction the handlebar switch.

I reckon the handlebar switch will go for around £75 and the headlamp mechanism for £350

What do you think?

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Damn, I hoped no one had noticed the switch! 😃

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I thought twice before mentioning it but then I thought it would be way out of my spending league anyway- so what the hell!

So, whats your estimate?

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If I want items like this, I offer a good price for the seller to end the auction early. Works 8 times out of 10, because sellers are used to being approached with "how much will you take for a buy-it-now", by buyers wishfully thinking the seller will give it away, so a good offer up-front is refreshing for seller to receive.

If that doesn`t happen, then I`ll go for £115 for the lever and £145 for the headlamp internals.

I looked back in my ebay seller`s feedback over 10 years ago at some rare early D1 items and gave myself a swift kicking. WHY did I sell them?!

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January 29, 2020 - 9:56 pm
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There are some NOS bantam D7 front mudguards on ebay going for £400 each at the moment!! 

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I have the remote headlight and wipac handlebar switch., But not the internal switch. I'm not that bothered really as I never ride at night so just have a simple toggle switch hidden away. I'm guessing it might go for £180 but won't be bidding. I will however download the photos as I've never seen a switch in such good nick.

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£180 for the switch or the headlight internals?

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I'd love to see Draganfly or similar get hold of it and see if some pattern parts can be made up, got to be worth the investment? 

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NeilB said
... see if some pattern parts can be made up, got to be worth the investment?   

But how many D1s with that system are likely to turn up needing new replacements. Not a good investment IMO.

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

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£100 to buy it, make them for £20 and sell for £40, that's super cheap (and several bids suggest there are people who want them!) ...only have to sell 5 to be into profit... 

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I suppose that you really need the handlebar switch, the headlamp switch AND an old headlamp unit to fit it in. I believe these rusted through quite quickly so these may be rarer than the other bits. Would be nice to have all three though.

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NeilB said
£100 to buy it, make them for £20 and sell for £40, that's super cheap (and several bids suggest there are people who want them!) ...only have to sell 5 to be into profit...   

Tell me when you`re tooling up, I`ll put my order in.......because India certainly wouldn`t knock them out that cheap!

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I was guessing that for internals. Can't be many people with the correct lamp shell that happen to be looking. Beware of fake bids on this. I did put the first bid on as that's all I'd pay, and within two minutes was outbid. Odd as the item had been up for two days with no bids. The only person who would have got a bid alert would be the seller?

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£180 for the switch or the headlight internals?  

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JustinW said
 I did put the first bid on as that's all I'd pay, and within two minutes was outbid.

  

I made it 18 mins 😉

Watchers alerted? ...I get them.

Can one still check individual bidder`s recent bidding history, for what it`s worth? .....I can`t , but that may be due to my compromised browser as it`s failing me on several fronts now.

Are you tempted to retract your bid?

My bids go in within the last 3 secs by proxy...but that still doesn`t stop shill bidding by a seller`s mate. I`m not at all suggesting any impropriety in this case.

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Ah ok I didn't realise watchers got alerted. 

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I dont think watchers get alerted, I think you only get alerted if you are a bidder and get outbid.

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Blue, what software do you use for the proxy voting please?

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lbayorkie said
Blue, what software do you use for the proxy voting please?  

Goofbid......formally Goofbay if my memory serves. Was free back in the day, but have to pay now, but it`s money well spent. Has never let me down in 12?yrs....touching wood. They claim 99.97% success rate.

I still enjoy bidding live, and can get my bid on the button, but this morning my out-in-the-sticks, behind-the-back-of-beyond Internet is a little slow, so proxy bidding helps. I did take my Internet provider to the cleaners after the Govt quango Ombudsman failed me(another story), so it`s my neighbours that suffer nowadays, I`m the Paul that my providers rob Peter for, if you get my drift 🙂

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Thanks, i will look at that. I normally use the ebay auto bidding up tool and that seems to be pretty reliable. Good luck with your connection!

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Thanks, not tried that, had assumed ebay would want to discourage last second bids, in the interest of getting top $ to feed their coffers. I`ll have a butchers, seeing you show it in a good light. 

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