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Ebay Erion HRC Superbike Jake Zemke AMA FX 179HP

Call me crazy but I am thinking of buying this bike as an investment with intentions of reselling. My ? is does anyone think it would be worth it? Maybe in a couple of months try to sell it on ebay or take to a trackday and try to sell it? Also the current owner just paid $16,500.00 for it in December. I don't have much time left to bid so lets please stay on track thanks

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT

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Re: Ebay Erion HRC Superbike Jake Zemke AMA FX 179HP

Strip one of the http:// out of your link.
If you have the cash, you MAY get that much back out of it at some point, but it would be easier to get that much out of it by parting it out. Fact is, (unfortunately) nobody with that kind of cash cares about older Honda FX bikes. It is just as easy to find a year or two old Suzuki superbikes in the same price range.
You could buy it and sell all the individual parts, netting you the $11K, but I wouldn't go that high on it.

On a side note, that pic with the stop switch on the left clipon just solved my minor brake-master-hitting-the-dash issue. Simple yet genius.
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Re: Ebay Erion HRC Superbike Jake Zemke AMA FX 179HP

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Also the current owner just paid $16,500.00 for it in December. I don't have much time left to bid so lets please stay on track thanks

Well, it's depreciated 33% in three months, not to mention that Erion probably had, what? $75,000 in it ? I have no way of even guessing that value.

All of which should tell you that the future value of the bike is by no means assured. I like Jake, but I don't ever see him taking over for Vale, so there's no real reason that machine will have the cachet to increase in value, like Armstrong's "Trek" or Lennon's Epiphone Casino.

I think you buy something like that because it's worth it to YOU. For about the the price of a new 1000RR Repsol rep, you can have a real piece of racing history that you appreciate, and that will scare the absolute **** out of you on a racetrack.
How do you quantify that?

But you'll probably never experience a 5% annual return on your investment.
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Re: Ebay Erion HRC Superbike Jake Zemke AMA FX 179HP

Hm, I'm looking for a race bike....

Just kidding. But that thing would be a scream! Literally.

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Re: Ebay Erion HRC Superbike Jake Zemke AMA FX 179HP

Hey is that RevKev's bike?

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: Ebay Erion HRC Superbike Jake Zemke AMA FX 179HP

We have no use for it, since our AMA team is yamaha sponsored
and this bike is not ama superbike legal.

This is THE BIKE that Jake Zemke rode to 2nd place overall in the AMA Formula Extreme class!
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Are these two different classes, or is this a contradiction?
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Different classes.
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Re: Ebay Erion HRC Superbike Jake Zemke AMA FX 179HP

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On a side note, that pic with the stop switch on the left clipon just solved my minor brake-master-hitting-the-dash issue. Simple yet genius.
Yammie had that 5 years ago...just took that long to trickle down to the slacker brands...

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Re: Ebay Erion HRC Superbike Jake Zemke AMA FX 179HP

Don't those front brakes look like the type used on Yammies?
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Re: Ebay Erion HRC Superbike Jake Zemke AMA FX 179HP

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Don't those front brakes look like the type used on Yammies?
Good eye!

Someone took off the Brembo Radial fronts and replaced them with the Yammie's. (and if they're doing that, probably took a bunch of Ti bolts and other stuff, maybe even swapped motors)

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Re: Ebay Erion HRC Superbike Jake Zemke AMA FX 179HP

yeah the orignally bought that bike on ebay a few months ago. Someone here posted about it. But too bad you missed out on the Kurtis Roberts Erion1000RR that was on there earlier this week. I think it was a Superstock bike.

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