Selling old bike Leathers

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  1. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Having a tidy up in my garage and looked at all my old biking stuff.
    Very much doubt I will very get another big bike but a scooter maybe so will keep my helmet and textile jacket just in case.

    I have a Dynamic leather jacket and trousers, "vintage" I guess as I know i had these late 70's early 80's.
    Any ideas on best place to try and sell ?
    ebay and local Facebook groups are obvious places but thought i would ask in case you guys know of some more popular biker selling sites..
     
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    milliethehymer Funster Life Member

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    We gave up biking a couple of years ago and had loads of riding gear to sell.

    In the end, we took it to our local auction house who were having a Car, Motorcyle and Automobilia auction.

    Gear was put up with no reserve, and it all went. Didn’t get much for it individually but it added up. And more importantly cleared the wardrobe..

    Edit - no helmets though, these we cut the chinstraps on and took to the tip..
     
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  3. Vansflyer

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    Ayup Steve how's tricks?
    Is it the same gear you wore when you riode my ZZR1100 20 years ago :D
    Good luck selling them, bike gear has moved a lot and not much of a market for "old" stuff and tbh I ain't keen on using my 20 year old one piece suit in case the stitching breaks when I fall off! Maybe a charity shop or an am dram group? If keen to sell an autojumble may work...
    Someone told me the Fire Brigade will take helmets for training, not sure that is still the case?
    Good luck
     
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    Are they armoured is the question. I doubt bikers would want non armoured these days.
     
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    Pity I don't have her contact info .... this lass could do with some leathers ... on second thoughts .... maybe not :D2

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    She's been in a crash, the air-bags have deployed.
     
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  7. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    I think she need some other type of leathers, maybe with a whip !!!

    @hilldweller NO Armour, they had only just started to use helmets legally by the time i bought them..
     
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    Facebook groups are ok for local sales, small things and cash in hand.. I tried but had a lot of time wasters.. Gumtree is full of scammers.. Pre-loved waste of time..

    I've sold loads of stuff on ebay that I never thought anyone would buy,

    lots of people buy leather biking gear who don't own a bike.. especially retro stuff.. the wannabe bikers.

    no fees until sold and buyer pays postage.. nothing to lose
     
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    It's a scientific fact that biking gear shrinks when it gets older :)
     
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