1980 Exhaust: OEM value

1980 Exhaust: OEM value

Postby dhidaka1 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:31 pm

I have a set of 1980 OEM exhaust with about 100 miles on them that have been hanging in my basement since new. I realize here are aftermarket reproductions available but to a pureist they might be valuable. I was told they could be worth $3000. Is that so?
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Re: 1980 Exhaust: OEM value

Postby NobleHops » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:50 pm

I don't know about 3K, but there are some guys that WILL pay for pristine parts, if that's what you've got, and the 80 is the rarest bike of all by the numbers. You should ask Louis, he does business with some guys that just want what they want. He'll know what it might fetch.

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Re: 1980 Exhaust: OEM value

Postby daves79x » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:35 am

You are about 5 years too late, or at least 5 years too early for anything close to the 3K range. 5 years ago, many sets such as yours sold for 3K, even more. Guys can't even get bites at 2K now, partly due to the replica sets available and mostly due to the world-wide economy. I'd hang onto them for a while, unless you must sell. Nils correctly indicates that the 469 pipes are the rarest.

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Re: 1980 Exhaust: OEM value

Postby EMS » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:46 am

I totally agree with Dave. I never understood, why exhausts, event though in exc. condition, in the past commanded prices in excess of $2,000. I put it in the category of "price pimping" along the lines of pushing all prices for CBX parts to obscene levels because of commercial interests.
Both Delkevic and Sankei have put this in the correct perspective by offering brand new replicas for around $1,500 a set.
I don't deny that someone who paid $25,000 for his CBX would also pay $3,000 for an "as new" exhaust and Louis probably has several customers like that.
But somebody with a grounded and halfway realistic view of the CBX as a classic bike would not.
I am going to put a 1980 CBX together and it does not have an original exhaust. While I would love to have a -469- system for it, I would not pay more than $1,800 tops for an absolutely mint set.
There are plenty of really good condition Prolink exhausts available. They are actually better performing exhausts as far as street riding is concerned and they can be had for $1,000 to $1,200.-
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Re: 1980 Exhaust: OEM value

Postby alicezx » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:35 pm

i might have a very nice 1982 set coming up for sale so i can get a 6-1 header again,thanks
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