Flogged it Friday! Yamaha R1 4XV screen.
“Why are people buying standard screens again?”
Any new motorcycle is a blank canvas for the owner to take and put their mark on. Some people do this at point of sale, buying extras like crash bungs, fancy levers and comfier saddles, which could actually be dealt with by the manufacturer in the first place!
Thing is, on some new bike sales, the dealer makes more profit on up selling those shiny bits of bling that adorn every dealers walls, and most of the parts that are taken off, never go home with the new bike, but get bundled up and sold on to willing trade buyers on workshop clearances. Yes, I speak from experience. Everything from exhaust silencers that have never seen smoke, through to indicators and ugly standard tail tidy units. They all end up making up the next wave of dealer junk.
The older a bike gets the harder it is to find good used parts. If a bike earns a cult following, then parts are even tougher to stumble upon.
This R1 standard screen came in a job lot from an old stock room at a shop that was closing. It’s probably not seen daylight for donkey’s years. It was probably discarded in favour of a double bubble screen, or maybe one of those iridium coloured ones? Either way, the R1 owners of 2021 want to get those 4XV ground breaking models back to stock looking. This is where supply and demand bounces back in play.
“How much? £75 for an old bit of plastic?”
I listed this one for £75 on a ‘buy it now’ late one evening and by the morning it was sold. Was I too cheap? Maybe. Was I pleased to get £75? Damn straight I was.
Funny thing is, I’ve got another one from the same haul. I think I might enjoy having an auction on that one. Send your sealed bids to the usual address.
Article provided by Scottie Redmond