Is this an incredible deal, or am I crazy?


9 replies to this topic
  • Matt_W

Posted September 15, 2008 - 06:21 PM

#1

I don't know if we're allowed to post links to eBay items, but I wanted I have to get your opinions on this.

As I normally do, I'm kicking around eBay on a daily basis looking for goodies for my bikes (08 YZ450F & 05 YZ250). I always sort on newest listed first so I can grad the best deal before anyone else. Last night I find a Two Bros carbon fiber slip on for my 08 YZ450F. I'd been thinking about getting one of these and had done some research on them. I know the carbon fiber versions go for $529 on Two Bros web site. I just bought the bike new and spent a ton of money on other goodies, so I wasn't really in the market to pick this item up yet, especially not at full retail price. But wait a second, the buy-it-now price on this thing says $149 !!?? I figured something has to be wrong, so I read, re-read and re-read again, but it looks legitimate; it's brand new, no dents or scratches that I can see or that the seller describes, all parts are there, etc. I double check the part number against the Two Bros home page, and I'll be damned it's the right silencer. Further down in the eBay description is a picture from the sellers web-site. It appears this seller has an actual physical location retail store as well. The picture says the buy-it-now price is $275, but the eBay ad listing says $149. Hell, even at $275 this thing is almost half-price.

I keep thinking someone fat fingered the price when they posted it on eBay. I guess I could understand that price if the model year was 5 years old or older, but this is a late model unit. Is this a) an incredible steal, :excuseme: too good to be true, or c) not that good of a slip on exhaust? What am I missing?

  • Ogener

Posted September 15, 2008 - 07:35 PM

#2

Email him and double check on the price, if he responds well buy it, though if he realizes a mistake he may relist it so I'm not to sure on what you should do.

  • desert-rat660

Posted September 15, 2008 - 08:22 PM

#3

how much is the shipping

  • tdamore

Posted September 15, 2008 - 09:04 PM

#4

how much is the shipping


$15 UPS ground to my house :-) This has to be a typo. Just buy it and see if they actually ship it. I bet you get an email saying the item is not available.

  • husqy360

Posted September 15, 2008 - 10:23 PM

#5

i use ebay alot, and never had any problem with any of the "power sellers" with good feedback, this guy seems to have both.
sexy pipe but i dono if a slip on give much more hp.

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  • grayracer513

Posted September 16, 2008 - 04:45 AM

#6

On the '08, most anything will make noticeable improvement.

  • matt4x4

Posted September 16, 2008 - 05:21 AM

#7

Looks legit - I'd be buying it and returning it if it's NOT as described - description includes the SS pipe not shown in pic (only caveat I could see in advertisement):

Description: Stainless steel slip tube with high temp carbon fiber canister. Experience increased throttle response, more power throughout the powerband, and lighter weight.

  • Matt_W

Posted September 16, 2008 - 05:24 AM

#8

On the '08, most anything will make noticeable improvement.


That's what I've heard/read. Apparently the stock silencer is rather restrictive and that virtually any aftermarket silencer will add better throttle response, acceleration and maybe even a few ponies.

I don't know how good the Two Bros carbon fiber silencer is compared to other notable manufacturers, but it looks sexy and at that price it's difficult to pass up.

  • Wiz636

Posted September 16, 2008 - 07:28 AM

#9

Buy it.

  • Matt_W

Posted September 22, 2008 - 05:30 PM

#10

**UPDATE**

I went ahead and bought the Two Brothers exhaust from the eBay auction shortly after posting my question on TT, and it arrived today. KA CHING !!! :lol: It was the real-deal, and the exhaust was in perfect order in it's original packaging from Two Bros' unopened. This thing is super sexy and obnoxiously loud !! Installtion was a breeze. I only started the bike in the garage, and I won't have a chance to track test it until this weekend. When it was all said and done, I paid $172 shipped :excuseme:

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