World Superbike Racer
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Woodbury, MN
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If you were stringing me along for 5 or 6 months on a bike making offers on something that you haven’t even seen I’d screw with you as much as I could and try every trick in the book to get you to pay top dollar. It’s obvious who is driving the boat in this scenario.
And saying you can spot a fool via messages shows who the fool really is, if I’m being honest.
Go look at the bike, determine who’s lying or not by seeing if the bike actually matches the description IN PERSON. As stated, swapping clusters is easy, aftermarket bodywork can initially look great and be very deceiving to a potential, unsuspecting buyer. You can hide a lot under touch up paint and great lighting so a picture looks great. Until you see the bike in person, look under the engine at the pipes and oil pan, inside fairings, look at mirror edges, foot pegs, shift levers, look for straight bars, tires worn funny, straight forks, etc. you don’t know anything and can’t make a legit offer.
And stop wasting peoples times who are trying to sell something; you either are or aren’t interested. Stringing people along making bullshit lowball offers without even looking at it is a dickish move and I would have told you off months ago if it were me. Either look at it, and tell them why it’s worth less than asking price or move on.
You wanted thoughts, there’s mine.
- '17 Ducati Supersport S
- '13 Kymco Super 8 150
- '11 Triumph Sprint GT
- '10 Yamaha WR250R
- Past rides: too many to list