Flogged it Friday! Kawasaki AR50 big bore piston.

Flogged it Friday! Kawasaki AR50 big bore piston.

“I can remember buying a big bore kit for my moped.”Kawasaki AR50 big bore piston
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.

Kawasaki AR50 big bore piston“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 beenKawasaki AR50 big bore piston 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

of NTS Bike Breakers.