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Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by Dan Field at August 05. 2017
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Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by John Shorter at August 05. 2017

I would guess restoration would cost well over 2,000 pounds,asking price 5,000.  It's a no, no!

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by les_howard at August 05. 2017

Yep looks absolutely original (apart from oil and petrol tank colour) and very rare to have that big folding rear mudguard pretty well intact. At very very best it's worth £7-8K but it might be a great project for someone...I would certainly like it but have too many restorations I have to finish....I would say £3500 maybe £4K tops would be a fair price...Les

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by howard_robinson at August 05. 2017

Previously les_howard wrote:

Yep looks absolutely original (apart from oil and petrol tank colour) and very rare to have that big folding rear mudguard pretty well intact. At very very best it's worth £7-8K but it might be a great project for someone...I would certainly like it but have too many restorations I have to finish....I would say £3500 maybe £4K tops would be a fair price...Les

Small valve head wasn't fitted in '59 - other parts look fairly standard for the year. I get the impression that the forks may be bent as well.  Oh hum ...... seems a lot of money to me.  I've sadly refused better than that for as little as £200.  If only we knew what someone's rubbish is really worth ?  Cheers Les, Howard

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by les_howard at August 06. 2017

Looking more closely at the attached photo rather than the one showing I think you're correct Howard....Forks do look bent back slightly. Initially I was assuming it was due to the lens distortion of the wide angle photo. Stanchions are not that expensive though. The splayed head of '59 was an option and the bike could be a late '58 model anyway so the head could be the machines original one. I would say that my initial value does seem too high but the bike will sell for sure so it would be nice to know exactly what for. Certainly 200 quid seems rather cheap...the frame alone is worth 500 quid surely?....Undecided

Les

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by John Shorter at August 06. 2017

Les, you do seem to take comments a little too literally.  I am sure Howard was not meaning he had refused to buy, for 200, recently.  My first (second hand) Dominator cost me 150, from Kings in Oxford. However, that was in 1957! 

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by howard_robinson at August 06. 2017

Previously John Shorter wrote:

Les, you do seem to take comments a little too literally.  I am sure Howard was not meaning he had refused to buy, for 200, recently.  My first (second hand) Dominator cost me 150, from Kings in Oxford. However, that was in 1957!

Indeed John ... My first Norton, 716 EKF, was a 1960 Slimline 99 costing £100 in 1966.  I eventually sold it to Ray Fay Motorcycles in Liverpool and made a profit.  Bought a '62 slimline ES2 with a 650SS donk for less than £200.  Great days. Cheers all, Howard

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by les_howard at August 07. 2017

Quote:"Les, you do seem to take comments a little too literally".

 

That's not fair to me...We were talking CURRENT valuations Right?....The post is about a bike that is selling today....

If someone says " I've sadly refused better than that for as little as £200" but then adds only on a later post and says that was 40-50 years ago...(which is probably the equivalent to £5000 when one takes in inflation) ....How on earth am I to know that?...Please be fair!

Les

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by thomas_martin at August 07. 2017

Previously John Shorter wrote:

I would guess restoration would cost well over 2,000 pounds,asking price 5,000.  It's a no, no!

 

 

Bikes on Ebay going under 5K all finished.

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by howard_robinson at August 07. 2017

Previously les_howard wrote:

Quote:"Les, you do seem to take comments a little too literally".

 

That's not fair to me...We were talking CURRENT valuations Right?....The post is about a bike that is selling today....

If someone says " I've sadly refused better than that for as little as £200" but then adds only on a later post and says that was 40-50 years ago...(which is probably the equivalent to £5000 when one takes in inflation) ....How on earth am I to know that?...Please be fair!

Les

I agree it's not your fault - probably your parents ?? ...Please don't confuse my second messages anecdotes with an admission that " I've sadly refused better than that for as little as £200 " and that was forty to fifty years ago.  It was much more recently.

Returning to the original thread I should like to add now that rather than buy the depicted bike for £5000 a much better buy must surely be the '64 88SS advertised in our own classifieds at around £7500.  A quicker, smoother running,  better looking bicycle and generally  a much better investment don't you agree ?  Cheers all, Howard

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by Barry Carson at August 07. 2017

 probably go for £3,500 minimum

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by les_howard at August 07. 2017

Now Mr Robinson...You REALLY ARE GETTING CHEEKY in FACT INSULTING. YOU REALLY HAVE OVERSTEPPED THE MARK BY A MILE BY INSULTING MY NOW DECEASED PARENTS YOU UTTER CLOWN.!!!!!!!!!

What my parents did provide me with though for sure is the ability to knock TWATS LIKE YOU out stone cold with just one almighty punch to their cheeky face....Be warned mate:...Les.

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by John Shorter at August 07. 2017

Chill out Les, you obviously have no sense of humour, and take any criticism, or "Mickey taking", far too seriously!

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by Bob Matthews at August 07. 2017

Previously les_howard wrote:

Now Mr Robinson...You REALLY ARE GETTING CHEEKY in FACT INSULTING. YOU REALLY HAVE OVERSTEPPED THE MARK BY A MILE BY INSULTING MY NOW DECEASED PARENTS YOU UTTER CLOWN.!!!!!!!!!

What my parents did provide me with though for sure is the ability to knock TWATS LIKE YOU out stone cold with just one almighty punch to their cheeky face....Be warned mate:...Les.

Wow, Les, where on earth did that come from?  Hopefully you are seeking a psychotherapist for over sensitivity or anger management issues?  I cannot imagine why you would think that way, but would honestly never like to meet you in the pub (or anywhere) for fear of getting my face smashed in!

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by steve_elston at August 07. 2017

Would the webmaster /administrator please vet MR LES HOWARDS input on this website ,as some of it is rather offensive

This was the second time in only a few weeks he has named a fellow club member a TWAT..

WE have many FEMALE members remember

And as for threatening violence ,NO .NO NO

I JOINED THE NORTON OWNERS CLUB

NOT SOME BACKPATCH OUTFIT

STEVE

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by Barry Carson at August 07. 2017

come on, no body is hurt, no body is in the back of an ambulance no police involved . if you are going to wind someone up then you will get a reaction.

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by john_hall1 at August 08. 2017

All Motorcycle forums are the same, someone tries to wind someone up for no good reason, or something is taken out of context, others join in "Pack" mentality and the original person gets shirty, for this reason!

I no longer contribute to 2 BMW forums and a British Bike one because of stupid remarks the main offenders posted whilst drunk, apologised " to  all, but for me the damage was done!

We should have humour and fun, but personal attacks aren't either!

It's a "Keyboard Warrior/Sock puppet" syndrome and it's sad as contributors fall away and Forums die! Kent Bikers is a good example of a Forum with little traffic!

So if the parties concerned "can kiss and make up", the Forum can continue to be enriched by more valuable contributions!

 

 

Cheers

 

 

John H

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by Dan Field at August 08. 2017

I took Les's comment to be tongue in cheek, there were enough exclamation marks ..... I thought!

Perhaps a few emojis would help to show the intent 😜

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by John Shorter at August 08. 2017

Unlike Anna, who is constantly receiving "Stick" on this forum, Les has snapped back several times, on these pages.  The slightest criticism, jocular, or otherwise, seems to be taken as a personal insult.     

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by neil_waterton at August 08. 2017

Ive only been on here 2 months, and read it every day to catch up on a few subjects  that interest me, and cannot believe the posts preceeding mine here. I thought so-called educated men (and ladies) were far better than the rubbish Ive just read this morning.

A great shame that such an interesting platform for a fantastic subject has to stoop so low. Some purists will say 'you dont have to read this stuff', but retired people like to catch up almost daily on their interests and hobbies. Many times Ive backed off reading some forums because it seems the 'editors' need to do a slightly better job. UKBusa's seem to be going this way. (yes I used to run a 1st. generation Hayabusa) As another contributor above pointed out if you lose the customer base interest these platforms will be much less used. Lets hope for some tolerance, better editing and subject matter.

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by Barry Carson at August 08. 2017

Re: Original Dommi on gumtree?

Posted by Dan Field at August 08. 2017

I know this is a bit off topic but I started the thread and so don't mind! I agree that there is a responsibility for people to post without causing offence, but equally when someone does, either deliberately or not, then it's best to ignore it and not give the person/troll the satisfaction of a reaction, either that or reply in a light hearted manner otherwise as Neil says there's a risk that the content will deteriorate and drive users away, that happened on my local TRF website and it's never really recovered, on the other hand I belong to an Austrailian Yamaha forum and the banter on there is always light hearted (although sometimes close to the mark!) and the site goes from strength to strength!  I wont provide a link for fear of censorship! ;)

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