Ok where to begin. Lets start here. There will be some language, so some of this may NSFW. Also it will be lengthy, so grab some popcorn and a coke. With that said, here goes. If you notice in the beginning of this thread, EVERYTHING that I had listed. Amoung that list of parts, were many many spare factory parts. I did in no shape, form or fashion want to sale the cbr. **** happens, I wanted to buy a house, to stop paying rent, so the man in me did what i needed to do to make this happen. PhilthethrillOhio, contacted me about the bike. He sent pm's, text at the time, and called many times in and around the time i had this bike listed. He told me to go ahead and put sold on the bike, because he was going to buy it. Me, knowing how people are did NOT honor that request. Within 2 or 3 days, he text back and said that he was not going to buy it, because he was going to purchase a bike from somewhere else. That was perfectly fine with me.. I dont want anyone to buy something then regret it or think they made the wrong decision. Now, i had moved on from this gentleman, and kept the posting up, and told everyone local to me it was for sale.. Then about a week goes by (from my memory), phil text back and wants to know, if the rearsets and quickshifter will allow for standard shift, as it was set up gp style. I tell him yes that it will. He then states, that he will buy the bike once more, once i prove to him, that it will infact work standard shift. I took off work early the next day, went to my shop, and reversed everything.. Made it work standard shift with the quick shifter. After contacting phil to let him know of this, he argued that there was in fact NO way, that it could be set up that way, because of the type sensor. I had the revrush rearsets on the bike, which would allow you to put the shift linkage in the front and the rear side of the rotating axis on the shifter.. Then up top all you have to do is switch sides with the shift arm. Now, i explained this to him, and he still wanted to argue.. I mean after all he was 6 hours away, and telling me i basically didnt know what i was doing, altho i was the one doing it. After finally convincing him that it worked, he once again, backed out on buying the bike. At this point, i told my crew chief and my girlfriend, that i didnt care if phil had the money or not, that i didnt think i would sale it to him, as this could be bad on my part having to deal with him.
Well a few days goes by, and i had to get it painted to race in the Road Atlanta WERA GNF in 2011. The BRAND NEW bodywork was unpainted at the time, becuase if i had sold it, it would be easier for any said buyer to paint it the color of choice. Well, i had to get it done, so i painted the bodywork, as i wanted. When phil called back about 2 weeks later, he told me once again, that he did have the money, and the he would buy the bike if i painted to bodywork.. At this point, i told him no.. I would NOT paint the bike, and that i had just done a paint job on it, and that if he wanted to buy the bike, he could spent the 10-12 bucks to rattle can the paint job as does most 80% of racers do. (and if you will pull up all of his threads and post, you can find the one, to where he ask people on here about rattle can paint jobs). He still yet insisted that i paint it and he would buy it.. Once again, i told him no, and then i proceeded to tell him, that i proved to him that the quickshifter would work, that i had to take time off from work to do that, and that he had already backed out a couple of times, and that if he wanted the bike, he was buying it as is. FINALLY happy i guess with the results of his rattlecan paint job thread, he told me thathe would buy it.
At that point, seeing as to see if he was serious or not, i told him, that i wanted a 500.00 nonrefundable deposit. He said that he would be happy to do so, in a couple of days.. I told him i had only a few days to have the option to meet him half way, as i work alot of hours and have kids that i have to make sure can be taken care of.. They are young and riding that distance hurts them. He informed me that he was going to have to borrow a truck, because he didnt have one. And he stated that it would be a week or so. Well at the time, i was doing 80-85hrs in 6 days, and the following week, wasnt going to be good for me. I had this particular friday as a half day and saturday off, so i told phil, (this was on a thursday), that if he would send me the 500.00 paypal deposit i would deliver it to him for the SAME PRICE. I WOULD LOSE MONEY ON THE SALE, TO HELP HIM OUT. That made him scream like a little school boy in a candy store.
Moving on to friday, after work, i came home showered, loaded EVERYTHING HONDA CBR up and headed from Knoxville Tn, to up past Dayton Ohio, in my van that got about 10 miles to the gallon. I had actually found some other cbr stuff that i didnt know i had and went ahead and threw them in the deal, along with a nearly BRAND NEW SET OF RAIN TIRES. As i was getting out of racing for a while, and was not going to need them. Not gonna lie the rear tire had cords showing, and the front was also trashed, so i went ahead and mounted the rains, and sent them on the bike..
A little more than 6 hours later, i show up at either phils house or his buddys house. There were 2 other bikes there. We talked about the bikes there, what his goals were, and what he was planning on doing with the new to him steed. We had to do some rearranging to get the bikes out of the way, so that i could start bringing in the spare parts and unload the bike i was going to sale him.. It was a cold as hell night. Around 11pmish i recall. Once everything is unloaded, we unload the bike. We leave it setting there and start it. It starts like a champ as it always did, and sets there and runs for about 3-4-5 minutes. HE revs the motor a couple of times, listening and paying attention to every detail to the sound (as i would). You couldnt really see alot outside as it was dark, but i insisted on him riding the bike.. He hops on the bike, and makes a couple passes up and down the street that was in front of his house. Comes back, and states that bike is stout as hell, and that the brakes were great and he really loved the feel of the bike. Altho, to a point, at 30mph in the freezing cold, it would just feel good to get into some heat. At this point, i tell him lets pull the bike inside so that he can go over it with a fine tooth comb. We get it inside and start discussing what is what. I show him the numbers that are on the sticker that John from CTR had put on the bike when he installed the BRAND NEW OHLINS 20 mil kit. He starts asking about the electronics, so we pull the seat off the bike, then the rear tail section as this is where all the electronics are located. I showed him the qem, the pc5, the autotune, and give specific details as to what each did and how they were set up. He loved everything that i had done. Even stated the paint job looked tons better in person than did on the photo.
I spent another hour there, and decided that, im tired and have a 6 plus hour trip home and made sure he was happy with everything he seen.. We went thru all of the spare parts that i gave him, and i told him, I MIGHT (MIGHT BEING KEY WORD) MIGHT HAVE A SPARE SET OF WHEELS. (I had, had some feelers out there on some spare wheels and was going to find out within the next couple of days.) He said he would love to have some spares. His other bike was a cbr, so he would be able to have 3 sets of wheels. Anyway, he is happy, im upset because i honestly didnt want to sale it.. I only NEEDED to. We shook hands and i told him to keep me posted on his updates, and i loaded up and headed home.
2 hours into my trip home, i get a text. Started the bike, its ticking real loud, what the hell is that?. I text back asking if he started it and put in on the limitor or what because i had NEVER heard it before. I then told him to let it warm up. He responded ok. About 10 minutes later he responded "bike sounds great, thanks and ill talk to ya soon". I text back, "yup, never ever heard a noise from the bike, so i new it was nothing".
Fast forward about a week. I get a text out of nowhere stating "what the **** man, this rear wheel is destroyed, i cant race it like that". Im thinking hmmm really? I knew the wheel had a small bend in the bead area, but i had raced on it for 4-5 races. I respond something to the effect of " the rear wheel is not destroyed i raced on it many times". He proceeds to cuss me and tell me how he got fucked. At this point, i tell him to give me some time to get back to him, to see if i still had access to those spares. He told me he wanted a spare, or he was going to contact paypal and dispute the 500.00 deposit. I said something along the lines of, "you dispute it and i will NOT do any thing else for you". Fortuantley he did not dispute it. I get threatening text and get cussed for the next 2-3 weeks over this wheel deal, and at this point im over it and start ignoring him, because tehre was NO WAY IN HELL i was going to do anything for him. His last text at this time was, "Im going to call you out on WERA Board, on the 600RR board, and all the local and national boards i visit. Im going to ruin you". I inform him to go ahead, id love to get my story out there. He mother fucks me on several more text and pm's, and i totally start ignoring him.. Every pm or text i get from him, he seems to find another as he calls it "fking". This goes on for about 2 to 2 1/2 months.