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Snowbum's Sale and Wanted page
There is also some FREEEEE stuff here!

This is the only page on this website where I am selling you something;
or, buying something from you....
some free stuff is available here too<

>>> Bartering possible <<<
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, 96150. 

Things I WANT are listed at the very bottom of this page.

Copyright, 2014, R. Fleischer

You may contact me at:

My electronics business is on the web at:
On that website is an article that has some of the things on the sale page you are now looking at, and more:

""...I have 'heard' that you may be selling the electronics business...""
I will be 80 in 2017.   No later than 2019 I want to retire to hobbies, etc.  If I found a buyer for the electronics business, I might provide training/transition.  Will be $12K to purchase the business & assets.    I have NOT seriously ...yet ... tried to sell the business.  Hopefully will find a buyer for the electronics biz, then can devote more time to BMW bike technical articles, etc.  I have also considered selling the house and the business together.  If interested, contact me.

The details are on the following page:

I have disposed of most of my un-needed Airhead and K bike parts.   I'll try to put a few things in this first section may be some time before I get around to taking photos and listing all the things I actually have for sale.   Some of my hoard of Airheads tools and small parts are already sold ...but many things are still here, just need photos and text.

1.  3 of what appear to be BMW luggage keys for the flat type of locks, as used on the BMW tour bags and at the rear of some Krauser bags.  Two are identical, and marked 42.  The third has the reversed slot and not sure of number.  I think that the ones marked 42 are also called 042, and the BMW parts are, I think:  71-60-1-467-563 & 51-25-0-418-952  (both part numbers have been used for #42 keys).

2.  Possibly for sale in near future: Last version, Bosch alternator, complete (rotor, stator, diode board, regulator). (off 1995 Airhead, so has the latest stator and rotor, etc.).

3.  Possibly for sale in near future: Last version, canister ignition (off 1995 Airhead), including the canister, turquoise coded module, etc.

White leather 2 piece racing suit.  This is the leather suit I wore when I set my records at Bonneville; it has been worn 4 more times since, and never damaged.  It was hand made and tailored for me by the same guy that did Evel Knievel's racing outfits.   VERY EXCEPTIONAL condition.   For serious inquiries I can photograph & model it for you in several views.  This leather racing suit has quite a history, and has the long Vincent logo on the rear, ETC.  It is lined, and the legs have zippers as seen in the photo.  Lots of pockets, air vents, etc.    You don't even want to think about how much this would cost today.  Has been in careful storage for a long time at my home at Lake Tahoe.   Make me an offer I can't refuse.  Have a piece of history, and, you can wear it, heck, even race in it.    The chest has an insert panel so will probably fit 36 to 42 chest, waist was around 32 or?, and inseam was about 30 or so.    If you purchase this, I may consider throwing in a lot of literature from the 1971-1972 Bonneville racing, and my magazines write-ups.  Own a piece of History!  Make me an offer I can't refuse.   This suit is REALLY NICE, and TOP QUALITY.   Got a couple hundred bucks lying around?

MORE photos are in



1.    Stereo/HiFi AUDIO AMPLIFIER 100 watts per each of two channels. Fisher model CA-273.  Accepts up to 4 each 8 ohm speakers.   $60.00

A.     Fender KXR amplifier.  Guaranteed, of course!    $125 + tx.   This has a 12 inch speaker that was specifically installed by Fender for this model.  TWO separate input channels.  50 watts.  Reverb.  Effects Loop.  Tape input and output.  Phones jack.  4 channel EQ.  Heavy duty castoring wheels and protection bar.  Very clean full-range sound.  Use for keyboards, guitars, general P.A., etc.    Very clean, nice unit.


2B.   Marshall amplifier.   $55 + tax.    Guaranteed!




4.  Fluorescent lantern, G.E. brand; tent camping, emergency light at home, etc.   Uses 4 each "D" cell batteries, included. Hangar-hook is built-into the top handle, it folds upwards.   Very little use, and it is in very nice like-new condition.  $15 FIRM; $20 with an extra set of brand-new batteries.

.   UFO style camp light.   BRAND NEW, never out of package, still sealed.  Contains 48 very bright LED's.  Front pushbutton controls whether you use all or some of the LED's; one push & the outer LED's come on; one more push & the inner LED's come on; one more push & they are all on, last push & all is off.  VERY bright, & you can easily read with this on the lowest setting.  I bought two; am keeping one ...I use it hanging from the inside top of my tent. The LED lamps won't likely ever burn out (100,000 hours rated).  Uses 3 each common ordinary AA batteries; which last a LONG time.  $12.00 plus shipping.

6.   This is a tool which is VERY handy to have, if you are working on your Classic K-bike, and are trying to adjust the calibration of your speedometer or do odometer work.  This is a moderately high-powered bulk magnetic tape eraser.  It will work on your K bike when those low powered magnetic tape head demagnetizers, etc., which are typically 3 watts or so, will not. Works when you don't have the soldering gun often recommended, or which is too low-powered.   This unit is about 300 watts.   It has a push button switch.  As you bring this unit close to the sensor on the rear drive, the sensor picks up the magnetic field, and triggers the speedometer and odometer.  The speedometer should read 45 mph.   The speedometer/tach/ instrument pod has a hidden INternal adjustment .... and this device makes it much easier to adjust.   It could, of course, be used as originally intended, to erase magnetic tapes.   $22.00, plus shipping.   You can adjust your speedometer to be dead-accurate with this. 

7.   This is a cheap version of a magnetic field unit.  It began life as a 'personal vibrator'.  I have modified it for checking Classic-K bike speedometers/odometers. Does exactly the same thing as 9, although not as powerful; so needs to be closer to the rear drive speed/distance pickup.    $8.00 plus shipping.

8.  Computer items:

a.   ATI Radeon Graphic Accelerator card.   Complete with packaging, box, instructions, and installation disc.  Does NOT need a fan, has its own gold plated large heat-sink, nice item!   ATI Radeon 9550 AGP   256 Mb DDR2 8X.     There are several versions of the 9550, this is the best one.  Just plug it into a slot in your computer. Especially nice if you have integrated video and want to upgrade for such as more intense graphics or gaming work, large monitor size, etc.   NEW; Tested and Guaranteed!   I was going to put this new unit in my computer, then decided to purchase a computer for which it won't work.  Only $20; plus shipping. 

b.   Two each universal memory card readers, USB cord output to your computer.  Both have driver discs, etc.  Either one $6, both for $10.  PNY SmartMedia and Memorex brands.

9.  TWO heavy-duty 'school' type phonograph/Public Address units; 30 watt amplifiers that have various inputs including for microphones, 12 inch speakers on long cords, etc.  RUGGED!  Outdoors or indoors.  Oldies, but goodies.  Plays any speed and size of records.  See
Might trade.  Make offer, around $50 or so, if not trading?

10.  Three long carriage printers, a scanner, a color photo printer, boxful of assorted adapters, media readers, cables, ETC...just a whole bunch of stuff.  Get everything, the works, CHEEP.  See 5, 6,  7, and 10 in next section for some of the stuff.

FREE ...or cheap!!!

(1) For Bicycle:  Blackburn FL-1, standard low-rider bicycle pannier rack, for most non-suspension forks with eyelets.  Includes screws/nets/etc.        free

(2) Olympus Accura Zoom 80 camera; autofocus, with manual.  NO problems.

(3) FREE!  RF modulators.  I have two of these.  They plug into a wall power socket. These convert audio and/or video signals so that you can use any TV (output is selectable for Channel 3 OR Channel 4).  Input can be a Wii, VCR, Video camera, DVD Disc player, FM receiver, any of the popular game boxes, ETC.   You simply connect the audio and video output of your goody, to the input of one of these RF modulators.  Inputs provided include Right and Left audio, and Video (including a separate S-video jack too).   My price is: FREE. Plus shipping.   These are small, and easily fit in a flat rate postal box.  If you take both, I will toss in some cables.

(4) FREE.   Three impact printers for computers:  KX-P1624 long carriage Panasonic. Epson LQ-1070 and KX-P1180.  All in good operating condition.  If you need to use multiple copy forms, these are especially neat to have; cheap to run too! 

(5) FREE.   I also have a commercial long-carriage top-of-the-line printer, Epson LQ-2550, with a few brand-new ribbons.   This is a substantially-made heavy duty machine.  I will toss in an serial/parallel port adapter so can be used with most any sort of computer. Use plain paper or tractor paper, label paper, whatever.....nearly any size paper too.  Power & signal cables are included.    No expensive ink cartridges to purchase with these printers, they use ribbon cartridges....probably available at Staples, ETC. ((Some ARE included)).   Impact printers are quite slow to print compared to laser or ink thrower printers, and they don't do graphics well... but adequately for many purposes.  Text printing is fine and adjustable for quality of printing for both text and graphics via programming, and/or, front panel controls.  Cheap to run!

(6) FREE.  Also have a brand-new tractor unit, Epson 7303W, was for LQ800, may fit others.

(7) FREE.  TWO boxes (6 rolls each box = 12 rolls, but I used one, so is only 11 rolls) of brand-new Thermal Fax Paper.   I no longer have that FAX machine, as a very heavy piece of machinery accidentally fell on it.     These rolls are standard 1/2" core type, 8-1/2" x 98' (216 mm x 30 m).  One box is Sharp type FO-20PR6U, other is equivalent from an office supply store.

(8) FREE!   For Olympus D500-L or D600-L:  extra memory cards, A.C. Adapter C-7AU, manual, etc.  $13.00 + shipping for all of it.  I no longer have the camera, it was accidentally destroyed...boooo hoooo (dropping things from high up will do that). 

(9) gone!

(10) $20  Scanner,  Umax Astra.  I used this on my own computer once in awhile, until I changed to a scanner that also does 35 mm transparencies/negatives.   This one has VERY FEW hours on it, been stored here a long time, and works perfectly.  With manual, installation disc, parallel port cable, power supply.   Connects to standard parallel port...and can work in conjunction with a parallel port printer connected to same cabling; or, serial to parallel adapter.

(11)  GONE!

(12) FREE!    Audio/Video Enhancer
, model FA-310, in like-new condition throughout, made by Niippon Shokuhin Sangyo Co, of Japan.  Two channels of Left and Right audio input and video input; and same for outputs. Can be used as mono or stereo.  120VAC 50 or 60 Hz input, 6 watts.  Video inputs and outputs are standard 1Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced.  Audio input is 500mv 47k; and output 500mv 1k.  Sharpness effectivness is +14db at 2mhz.  Audio noise reduction 9 db minimum at 8Khz. This item is well-built mechanically and electronically, and heavier than it looks from it's size; which is approximately 3 inches by 2 inches by 8 inches.  Expected shipping weight is 4 pounds. It has been tested and is guaranteed to be working properly.  Comes with Instruction Manual (manual is very usable, but has some spilt coffee staining).  The original purpose of this unit was to enhance video during transfer/copying/dubbing. The unit decreased the drop in resolution and improved the signal-to-noise ratio.  Videos would have snowy smeared pictures greatly improved. Fading was cancelled, and in general picture quality improved overall. This unit uses the double-delay-line approach, which improved the leading edge and the trailing edge of waveforms; rather than cheaper and lesser quality enhancers that only operated on the leading edge of waveforms. Ease of operation too, only one knob controls sharpness.  A noise suppression circuit is included that works on BOTH audio AND video. Hiss is reduced, and NOT from 'cutting highs' as done in lesser units. 



NOT free section:

1.   1 pound bottle of liquid mercury.  NF high purity grade, make offer, sell or trade.   Can be used in gold mining, cleaning lead out of gun barrels, and many other things.   Bargain at $125.00.  Will NOT sell to anyone not willing to handle safely. 

2.  Item from my electronics repair business.  I seldom sell test equipment, but a few items will be offered now and then.  At present, I have a BE-5 bench power unit, modified for extra-low hum/ripple.  This will provide zero to about 18 volts, with at least 6 amperes available, well-filtered, at 12 volts. Continuously adjustable voltage control.   $35 plus shipping (approx. 15 pounds).  Has ammeter & voltmeter.   I also have some assorted battery chargers, battery substitute units, variable power supplies, etc.

3. I have a LARGE Bureau of Standards type of fan-style dynamometer A.C. voltmeter, mirror scale, and in original wood-case.  An antique, but in perfect working condition, suitable for actual use OR museum, these are valuable for their preciseness and the dynamometer style of movement which eliminates errors in regular analog or digital meters, due to waveform distortion.   $300 FIRM.

4. Precision E-200C RF signal generator, with a stabilizing temperature control setup inside that I installed; $60

5. GONE!

6.  Thousands of electronics parts, from tubes to transistors and every other type of part you can imagine (or, can't!). Way too much stuff to list best to ask.    I have all sorts of semiconductors (especially $$ power types) ...and, generally, all the stuff you might find in an electronics repair shop with a long long history of working with industrial stuff; musician's, HiFi; ETC.  I'd rather sell the business, parts, test equipment, etc.,  to someone who wants to start up an audio repair $15K ?...but will sell parts, etc, until a buyer for all shows up...which now appears unlikely. I will even trade for small items, or even the whole shop.  I really want to retire BEFORE 2017, when I reach 80 Y.O.

7.   GONE!

8. A very good 35 mm pro camera outfit, for sale or trade. I purchased this entire outfit brand new for one commercial project, it has had only light use, and is in absolutely wonderful condition.   It all is fitted into a Halliburton 'Zero' aluminum carrying case.  The camera is a Minolta XD11; with the Minolta DataBack fitted (regular back also included).  This camera is a true focal-plane type, yet has automatic aperature and shutter modes, selectable, programmable. Minolta was the first maker to do this, and it was so good that elements of its design were used by Leica in the R4.  This camera is rugged, metal and substantial (NOT plastic!).

It comes with a variety of lenses and goodies:
Minolta Rokkor-X, 20 mm F2.8
Minolta Rokkor-X, 50 mm F1.4
Vivitar Zoom lens...this is the Macro focusing Auto Zoom, F3.5, 70-210 mm
The lenses are all auto-coupled.

3X telXtender ...and, yes, it is also coupled.   This will increase the focal length by three times.
Telescopic lens adapter, you can use your eyeball and the long lens with this!
Spiratone Vignetar adapter, adjustable.
I think there is available an adapter made by some company that would even enable the use of these excellent lenses on digital cameras.
I have more not listed above that goes with this outfit.  Includes all sorts of filters (including Hoya 67 mm '80A' used for daylight with 3200 lamps), both 55mm and 67 mm polarizing filters, lens adaptors, extenders, Minolta high magnification adapter for viewfinder, Rollei 134B Automatic Electronic Flash (16" to 20 feet coverage and battery OR AC powered), literature, manuals, various shutter releases, lens cases, lipstick type lens brush, you really shouldn't need anything else.

Will trade/barter.

9.   Retina III C camera and original leather case.  This is the German model that has removable lenses.   Comes with Retina-Xenon Schneider-Kreuznach 50 mm focal length lens, F2.0.   $50

10.  Video camera.  BRAND NEW.  NEVER OUT OF THE STILL-SEALED PACKAGE.   Very simple to operate.  1.3 Mp, 2.4" bright color display flip-out & rotatable viewer.  ~3 hours recording time on any standard 4 Mb SD-SDHC type memory card.  Supports up to a 16Gb memory card.  AVI, M-JPEG format.  Will play into a TV, cable is included.  Features include still capture, LED low-light assist, 4 X digital zoom, USB transfer port.  Uses 3 each AAA common batteries.  Comes with installation CD.  Will work with most computers ...and it DOES support Windows 7, Vista, etc.   I bought this in a charity raffle.   YOUR price is $15.

11.   This is a very unique custom-made one-of-a-kind jewelry piece.  This is a very heavy (LOTS of real gold) Dragon pendant, with a special ruby 'tongue' and nostrils, a diamond in an eye, and every one of the dragon's claws has a diamond of good quality.  On a postal scale the dragon and its gold chain will weigh 3-1/2 ounces.  That's not Troy weight (which is about 2.25 troy ounces) (converting it to PURE 24 ct gold for you it is about 1.31 Troy ounces of PURE gold).  Go check for the latest gold price.  This is heavy and massive.     I have all the specifications that I can e-mail if you are really interested.  It is available for sale or trade; $5000 minimum.   It's melt-down (ugggh!) value varies with the price of rubies, diamonds and gold.  The dragon was originally purchased by ME as a gold dragon shell, designed and made by a craftsman in the Virgin Islands, where I purchased it in person.   I had it filled with gold and had the diamonds and rubies added...all this by The Jewelry Factory; the exact same place, by the exact same person (Bob Lindner), who made most of Liberace's fancy jewelry.   I INCLUDE the paperwork from The Jewelry Factory!  This is a very special piece; and with the price of gold and custom pieces rising, is worth an increasing amount of $.     I have had a most difficult time trying to photograph it, as the shiny reflective surfaces tend to look black or otherwise be distorted, and the diamonds reflection makes them look out of focus.  The photos are the best I've been able to do with my not fancy digital camera equipment...and do not show the large ruby tongue and diamonds very well at all, nor the sharpness of the piece.


The brilliance of the diamonds did not help matters in trying to take these photos. 
The dragon itself is about 2 inches by 2-1/2 inches, maybe a bit more.  You really need to see this piece in person.  It is large, heavy, and only someone with an EGO (like mine?) would wear this.   It is listed with more information, on this website under

12.  A number of very high quality audio (and a few video) cables, gold-plated RCA type plugs on the ends. Commercially made.    Ask. 

13. Clevite Brush Crystal Earphones, 206-1. Manufactured by Clevite Piezoelectric Division, of Bedford, Ohio. Stored for a very long time, these earphones, in original box, original owners booklet, are in NEW CONDITION!!!!   Super sensitive, wide-range.  Absolutely THE earphones for antique radios, including crystal sets, farmer's radios, etc.  Original cord & plug, all in perfect condition. There are NO scratches or mars, no cracks in insulation; ...these look/work like new. Guaranteed to work perfectly & to be exactly as described. It is my belief that they ARE brand-new unused headphones. These are not the Clevite "General Purpose" lower quality headphones, but these are their High Fidelity phones.  Impedance is 50,000 ohms per phone at 1000cps; rated 50-10,000 cps (but will go higher & lower, by a wide amount). I tested them thoroughly on a wide-range Hewlett Packard sine wave oscillator & they work as brand-new, which I believe them to be. They seem to work much better than specifications for frequency response.  Sensitivity per specifications is 8 dynes per square cm per volt at 1000 cps. Being crystal piezo types, these headphones do not need a power amplifier. If used in a D.C. circuit, a blocking capacitor or transformer is used. Expected weight, packaged for shipment: 2 pounds. $90, and guaranteed.  VERY rare, museum type piece, yet good for practical purposes.

14.   Dual-shaft motor.  Lots more powerful than the typical home type (which is typically 1/3 hp, if even that much).  This is a Sears Craftsman, heavy duty ball-bearing type, 115 VAC, 9.3 amps, 3/4 horsepower, 3450 rpm.   Capacitor type (large starting torque).    Quality ....not Chinese junk!  NOT the late type Craftsman so-so stuff either ...this is the Real McCoy good stuff.  I'll include the pulleys for it as shown.  Might even be able to find some grinding wheels, or?, around here for it.     Trade for? ...see bottom of this article.  Light rust could be cleaned off (or not).  Runs great.    $48 FIRM.   This is NOT Chinese junk!

15.  Brand-new Starret TRUE Professional quality metal or wood round hole saws, with arbor.  HO112; HO500; A2.   Arbor $20.  5" $35, and 1-1/2" $8.   Various other sizes, new.  ASK.

16.   REAL Dental picks.  Sharp!  Great for those little jobs cleaning-up female spade connectors; cleaning-up the junction of the insulator-to-metal-body of neutral switches on the BMW Airhead 5 speed transmissions prior to epoxying to prevent oil leaks; snagging pesky ignition springs; etc.  LOTS of uses.   I often grind mine for special shapes.  These are real surgical steel picks, not Chinese cheapos.  If you grind on them, be very careful not to overheat the metal, otherwise you loose the hardness.
 I have only ONE package left; 2 picks for total $3.00.   Plus shipping. 

17.  I have a large number of open reel (reel to reel) tapes and reels (some reels are pro-metal). Some are 7" type, but the majority are the big 10-1/2" type reels, with the large center hub (some with smaller hubs).  These have music on them, I think, but some may be blank.   All tapes are easy to bulk erase and use them, or listen to whatever is on them.  I know that many if not most were professionally recorded.   Ask about how many I have that you want, and we can negotiate a cheeeeep price ...or trade?

My electronics business is for sale.   $12,000.
When sold, I will retire to mostly BMW work for website articles for the Airheads Club, etc.  has link to the sale-of-the-business page.

I may consider selling the furnished house and all the machinery and business too, as one lot.  Penny and I need to downsize and I need to retire.

On that website is an article that has some of the things on the sale page you are now looking at, but usually lots more:

Things I'm interested in getting (trade/barter ....and/or ...I will pay cash or add cash as appropriate):

1.   BMW SNABB Katalog that is marked on the rear cover outside as 01-01-9-796-621. 

2.   Replacement for my awfully well worn SNABB Katalog which is 01 09 9 796 332  1.5 V/81

3.   BMW Engine Management Systems, the classroom Course manual, for the MT042 engine management fundamentals. This manual covers the Bosch LE jetronic, Motronic M2.1,  M2.2, M2.4

4.  BMW factory service manual and perhaps parts manual, for 1981+ R65, and OK if it also covers R80ST, etc.

5.   Kukko bearing puller and adapters, mine 'disappeared'.

Penny and I MAY 'rent out' our guest room now and then.   PCT 'thru-hikers' and BMW bike enthusiasts/owners, ONLY!    We have a page for it, but have not yet put it on the internet.  Coding note for ME, not YOU:   \\//bnb/htm/// can ask, however.

7.   Small milling machine or milling adapter for my lathe, such as a Millerette.

For anything on this entire page:   I may trade/barter.  I also may dicker on combining things.  Ask or make me an offer. 

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After we agree on a price for the item and its shipping; you can pay in several ways.

By PayPal. Click on this link: which is a photo which shows my full E-mail address which is also my PayPal account number.  If you send PayPal funds as "personal">> "gift", or similar, I may not have to pay their fees.  Go to, & pay using my e-mail address as to where you are sending the funds.

I also accept personal checks, cash (please do NOT send cash via snail mail), and United States Postal Service Money Orders which I can cash and pay for your item's shipping at the same time at the Post Office. If you wish to send me a personal check or bank draft, money order, etc., my mailing address is:   R. Fleischer; 2601 Alma Avenue; So. Lake Tahoe, CA  96150-3036.

The United States Postal Service has been improving its "Service".  Internet tracking is standard for most all mail, as an example.  I always go to for the latest information before quoting you costs.  I usually ship things to USA addresses via Priority Mail or First Class, or the new version of Parcel Post.  I have some used cardboard boxes, and packing materials, and when I do, they are at no cost to you.  Some printed and computer disc type items can be shipped cheaply by Media Mail....but not parts.

I ship packages out of the U.S. by First Class Package International for the lowest postal rates.  Insurance for that type of shipping MIGHT be available now.

For international mailings, there is ALSO Priority Mail or Express Mail where insurance & tracking are available; although that type of service costs much more than First Class Package International.   "First Class Package International" shipments seem to take from 2 weeks to 5+ weeks.  I will NOT ship First Class Package International to international locations without YOUR understanding that shipment might take up to 5 weeks.  I WILL provide, upon your request, a copy of the mailing receipt, as proof I mailed the item; plus, whatever type of proof of shipment is available (typically via Internet tracking).

For very expensive items there is a USPS service called Insured-Registered mail, which is very secure for expensive items, whether domestic or foreign. 

I always provide the Internet tracking number and information (when available or if purchased) to anyplace I ship to.

Copyright, 2014, R. Fleischer

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