Flogged it Friday! Kawasaki AR50 big bore piston.
“I can remember buying a big bore kit for my moped.”
If you started your motorcycle journey on a 50cc moped, the chances are you probably treated it to a big bore kit. Back in the 80s every bike mag carried adverts offering spotty teenagers the chance to purchase some illegal speed. I myself had a 65cc kit fitted on my Honda MBX50 (A980RKO, where are you now?) and if I’m honest, it didn’t make much of a difference to it’s ability to propel me down the A13 any faster than before handing my cash to TTS Performance for the privilege.
“Where’s this piston been lurking?”
In amongst a box of standard pistons for practically every ped from the 70s and 80s was this Autisa piston kit. Sadly there was no barrel, just a tatty box that was home to a 53mm piston that came complete with piston rings, gudgeon pin and circlips!
“What it’s worth?”
Weird thing is I had advertised this on eBay for over 6 weeks without a sniff on it. Adjusting the price had no effect, I even checked my spelling in case I’d made an error.
I ended the original ‘buy it now’ listing and relisted it with no changes. This time it sold within a day for the same £25 that I’d been chasing the month or so previously.
This isn’t the first time that I’ve ended a stale listing with no interest, only to relist it and a punter buy it. I am no computer geek, but maybe there’s something within the eBay software that makes older listings vanish from search results? Who knows!
Article provided by Scottie Redmond