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Old 07-02-2013, 06:29 AM   #31
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I have noticed an odd trend of late on my local CL. The ad usually goes something like this.

2005 Yamaha R6 Been down and needs new fairings and headlight. Parts are available on ebay for $1000 10000 miles, runs great, blah blah blah $3500.

In my area an 05 R6 goes for about $4000. So if I get this one and want to fix it, by the time I'm done I'm going to be at the exact same price as if I bought one in good condition in the first place. Just doesn't compute to me.

Even if they are going to make a streetfighter out of it a $500 dollar savings doesn't seem like enough of a bargain to warrant buying the bike over a known good one.

I would much rather go to an insurance auction and get one for say $1200 to turn into a fighter.

Anyone else notice this or can point out the flaw in my logic to me?
http://morgantown.craigslist.org/mcy/3906189130.html

Fly and ride?

Just sayin

And no it's not mine.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:36 PM   #32
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Now that is a nice looking bike
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:42 AM   #33
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Here's a real gem. I thought it was a spoof posting at first.

http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/3913410417.html
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #34
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Hell, three or four thousand dollars and that will be good as new.
I mean it ran when parked, and that chain probably still has 19K miles left in it.

If you ever get the links unfroze.

Perfect canidate for a fly and push.....er haul.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:21 PM   #35
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Around here it's bobber projects and the typical ad goes something like this:

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@@@LOOK! HOT BIEK!!!@@@

Totely rad bobber projuct 90 percent compleat frame of 75 CB750 stretched and welded into hard tale motor souped up by the guy in the trailer next to me how almost finished motercycle mekanic school all parts are there just needs someone to finish the last litle bit!


This will inevitably be followed by flip phone cell pics of boxes of parts and the heartbreaking image of a perfectly good motorcycle frame hacked to bits.

O yeah, BTW...$4,000.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:41 AM   #36
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I hate "runs great, just needs new battery and carbs cleaned." Well, put in a battery and clean the carbs, you lazy fuck.
I actually laughed so hard at this I farted.

Yes I do realize this is a waste of a first post.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:29 AM   #37
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http://littlerock.craigslist.org/mcy/3892849130.html

Excellant!

With a little beer and less talent, a cafe' racer falls into motorcycle pergatory.
http://fayar.craigslist.org/mcy/3916135935.html

Cafe + custom exhaust = wrapped shit cans
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:32 AM   #38
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Wish this was closer, it would make my son a good commuter.


As for the other
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:40 AM   #39
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As for the other
I looked for a KZ400 because someone I talk to from time to time mentioned looking at one today. He also mentioned it was Cafe'.

It would be his first motorcycle. I hope that one isn't it. Ideas of grandeur will morph into a nightmare. I did make a quip about him racing to a cafe; I really hope he doesn't buy that bike.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:59 PM   #40
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http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/mcy/3917888224.html

Why would you rip off all of the plastics but have the bare connections for the instrument clusters like that? Doesn't having fairing help protect the bike and create better airflow for more speed?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:29 AM   #41
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He didn't rip them off, someone crashed the shit out of it and didn't have the money for new plastic.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #42
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He didn't rip them off, someone crashed the shit out of it and didn't have the money for new plastic.
Yep. +1.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:21 PM   #43
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http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/mcy/3917888224.html

Why would you rip off all of the plastics but have the bare connections for the instrument clusters like that? Doesn't having fairing help protect the bike and create better airflow for more speed?
"Top speed is 185mph"

Ha ha. Yeah.

I am selling a bike on CL. I met up with a guy who was "very interested" in the bike. He said the 3 times in person. He had the money and test rode it for 15 minutes. Comes back, tells me how good the bike runs and that he likes it but he has to talk to his buddy first...

Basically, I failed to completely qualify the guy. I should have asked "if this bike meets your expectations, are you prepared to buy it today?"
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