Supply and demand and market forces. These are the magic words of this time. And the consequences of that? They can be quite impressive. Because what do magic words do with prizes? That is surprising.
A project for 'Rundumhause'
That was the approach last winter. Just something classic that would not require any further requirements. Demand, supply and market forces weighed more heavily on what was for sale and / or in the way in the area. Then you run into some stuff. And that should be it. Long story short: A hard tail XS650 was born, with the imitation Harley saddle being the biggest investment. Only the proud semi-finished product did not yet have beautiful wheels. Because 'classic' should have wire wheels. And the Yamahalf fun package - with license plate and now more than 35 years old - was still on cast wheels.
And there was the pinch. By default, uncut XSsen have been gaining in value for a while. They are popular among caferacer bousers and scrambler constructors. And those young heroes are all looking for wire wheels ...
The sets that pop up meanwhile are on 450-500 euros for a bunch of fairly used wheels. Looking around the Internet shows that a set of restored wheels is being asked across our borders between the 1.000-1.500 euro.
And how great the deployment of the rarity effect is, you can tell by the prices of the cast wheels as they are under the Yamahalf: They cost between forty and seventy euros per wheel. And then you can expect that there is also an acceptable band.
But hey, the approach was that it just had to be a fun project with a somewhat classic look. And there it is also nice to go on cast wheels…