These things are no longer available from Honda and if you happen to have a STD model and want to restore it after bags and luggage rack have been removed... you gotta pay the price. Buyer beware! 13 bids can't make the seller totally at fault!!
Some people have no patience...I ordered a set of pickup cols for my magna.."no longer available".
went to fleabay...a set had just sold for almost 100.They were only $85 new!!
Couple of weeks later, got 'em as a buy it now for $24.!! ;-)
The price for the grab rail was outragous. That being said I have had great luck on E-Bay. I got the trunk, saddle bags and all the mounting hardware for my gl1100 in very good condition for only $200. Like the man said timing is everything. you have to be patient.
YOu may be able to clean off the surface rust, but the pitting will still be there.Will still look like crap.
Yep. TIming is everything. THings been getting stupid on ebay lately. Must still be alot of people riding. Come Dec or Jan-Feb prices will be good. I missed a set of rims last night. Watched a rear last week sell for $36 with a 491 EliteII with 3/4 tread left. I didnt need the tire but would have been good to have a spare in the shop. Same type rim without tire went for $66, front went for $57. Bare in mind they had no tires,just rim, the winner bought both for around $123+around $20 ship. Another month and he'd of gotten them forless than half that.
I wanted a set to fixup this winter with the whitewall tires I wanted so all I had to do was jack it up and slide them on. I bought a set last year for my Shadow for $9.99 each. Gonna have to wait till it gets bitterly cold to pay reasonable prices.
I consistently watch folks bid on used parts for 1500 goldwings and pay more on e-bay than they would if they bought the part brand new! An example is I switched my bike from floorboards to pegs and the gear shift was going for 35 - 50 bucks on e-bay. I bought one from bike bandit for 30 bucks brand new with free shipping - go figure.:?