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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:43 pm 
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It will be interesting to see what the outcome of the auction is

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j456948109

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Ended on a reasonable $8,000.00

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And soon to be parted out?

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I contacted several shops in Japan. The prices of the RZV500 are not worth buying it at the auctions. They are very expensive. The bikes that get parted out are bought at the auctions. Unfortunately the TZR, NSR and the RGV are the ones getting parted out even the engines.

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That RZV500 that sold for $8000.00 it look nice for that price. Now to get it into the USA it may run you another $4000.00 including the building of two crates and shipping charges.

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Naomi told me they are having a very difficult time buying bikes cheap enough so they can make money parting them out.

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giron wrote:
That RZV500 that sold for $8000.00 it look nice for that price. Now to get it into the USA it may run you another $4000.00 including the building of two crates and shipping charges.


$4000 seems a bit on the high side, packaging and part space on container is not that high. Enough bikes are arriving in the US cheaply enough to show this to be the case.

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Naomi told me they are having a very difficult time buying bikes cheap enough so they can make money parting them out.


Interesting, because the very nature of parting out means you expect the sum pf the parts to be more than the whole, this sounds like they are unable to charge the prices they want for the parts.

The lower prices on the parts side are partially the fault of the breakers, eventually they run the risk of saturating the market with cheap parts and the only buyers are the few budget restorers out there and they eventually find all the parts they need and don't need to shop anymore.

The real shame is that with the resurgence of the 300 and 400cc market in the USA, the big four are too stupid to realize NOW is the time to relaunch the killer 250cc 4 cylinder and 400cc 4 cylinder bikes to a hungry buying public, rather than force these anemic 300/350/450 cc twins on people.

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try to bring a complete bike in one crate and getting it through customs. I find it a lot easier in two crates (weeks a part) and declare them as parts. How many have you brought in? they buy the bikes in auctions not from private parties. I got my bikes from private parties. Then it was a matter of paying a company to make the crates and partially parting the bike. when you get them at an auction. the bikes are not that clean

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:28 pm 
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I spent $1900 getting my RG crated and flown in from Australia, They used a BMW crate from a local shop, It was $150 dearer to fly it in than sea transport, The sea would have taken 5 to 6 weeks to get here, air took 24 hours. The customs clearance was only $41.00, $41!!! I couldn't believe it.


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56 weeks that's a long time. It took for my bikes at the most four weeks. I heard all of these horror stories about customs confiscating bikes and sending them back. I also heard folks taking the lights off and trying to pass them as race bikes. Yeah like customs is that stupid. The other thing to remember if the bikes are sitting in different areas of Japan. The shipping has to be considered within Japan also. The first dealing with Japan was trying to buy the oil tank under the seat. They would not ship it to the United States. It took for my ex to go to the shop and buy the oil tank kit. The rest is history. I send the original tank to a member of the board where he fabricated them. Its funny on that oil tank. Another member of this board always said. When you work on a RZ. RD or RZV. You should have an RG500 next to it. Then you can see how it should be done. The oil tank reminds me of that.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:40 pm 
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giron wrote:
56 weeks that's a long time. It took for my bikes at the most four weeks. I heard all of these horror stories about customs confiscating bikes and sending them back. I also heard folks taking the lights off and trying to pass them as race bikes. Yeah like customs is that stupid. The other thing to remember if the bikes are sitting in different areas of Japan. The shipping has to be considered within Japan also. The first dealing with Japan was trying to buy the oil tank under the seat. They would not ship it to the United States. It took for my ex to go to the shop and buy the oil tank kit. The rest is history. I send the original tank to a member of the board where he fabricated them. Its funny on that oil tank. Another member of this board always said. When you work on a RZ. RD or RZV. You should have an RG500 next to it. Then you can see how it should be done. The oil tank reminds me of that.



Lol, Yep, 56 weeks is insane, I edited the post, 5 to 6 weeks.. :)


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