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Moto63

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Still in its crate
« on: September 11, 2022, 05:43:17 PM »
There’s a little piece on a Yam SR500 that’s still in its crate on bike exif site if anyone fancies a read.
It’s in the speed read section
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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2022, 09:20:43 PM »
Interesting  story, thanks, here's the link;

https://silodrome.com/yamaha-sr500-in-factory-crate/
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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2022, 09:33:58 PM »
Yes isn’t it just. Thanks for posting the link up Matt 👍👍

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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2022, 08:12:02 AM »
Wow, sold for $12,000 😮
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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2022, 01:06:37 PM »
Never seen the point in buying something like this - as soon as you take it out and ride it it's just another old bike. Of course if it's bought as an "investment".......
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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2022, 02:30:59 PM »
Worth more crated-up?
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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2022, 02:53:17 PM »
Not to me, or I suspect to most of us here. You could get 3 perfectly decent SR500s for that price. One to ride, one to polish and one to dismantle.......
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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2022, 09:15:45 PM »
Hear, hear!

But in terms of a purely financial investment  - its crated, isn't it?
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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2022, 06:03:03 AM »
Not to me, or I suspect to most of us here. You could get 3 perfectly decent SR500s for that price. One to ride, one to polish and one to dismantle.......
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I fully agree. I get the crated investment thing, but for me it just seems to be such a waste of a lovely machine with the potential to take its rider anywhere. Surely that is the point of a bike? Maybe for a museum as an exhibit to show how bikes were shipped, but even then I would want to get it out and ride it.

I once read an article in some classic magazine or other that made the point that when buying a classic bike the one to look at is the one with a little oil mist around as you can be fairly sure it is ridden. Ok there may be some flaws in this argument but I understood what was being said. This pristine, never run bike might be more trouble to get going than a slightly scruffy runner.

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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2022, 09:17:15 AM »
Yes, aged and hardened oil seals and so on, petrol pipes not E10 compliant, tyres neeeding replacement etc. Plus the fact it's been in a crate doesn't mean it hasn't been exposed to damp conditions.
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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2022, 01:47:13 PM »
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But in terms of a purely financial investment  - its crated, isn't it?

Nah! Your better off with whisky!  ;)  At least if that goes out of fashion, you can drink it and drown your sorrows!  ;)

Why do you think the aristocracy hord old wine, claret, port, champagne etc?  ;D ;D ;D

I'm with Easy Ian, buy a good one and run it, no to the polishing and a maybe to the restoration job; but I would rather be riding the ruddy things.

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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2022, 08:04:20 PM »
; but I would rather be riding the ruddy things.

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Re: Still in its crate
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2022, 09:18:58 PM »
Yep, me too 👍
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