jhatfie4, on 08 August 2012 - 10:05 AM, said:
cuz it's hilarious. and there are still people out there that believe that a "powerband" is a tangible, physical part of a motorcycle.
Is that like a rubber band only thicker?
wind her up and go?
I just bought an 04 xr650l with 11,800 miles on it for 1700...all it needed was a battery. Everythings there it came with from the factory and all works perfectly....the previous owner did all the derestricting, including Daves carb mods and a straight through silencer. The seller was a very straight up, nice guy, and the bike was just as advertised. Replaced a few plastic parts, a chain, and added a big gun
silencer and it looks great, and has instant, wheelie pulling throttle response, and pulls very hard with the stock gearing. The guy I bought it from was a great guy, knew it needed a couple things and adjusted the price accordingly
I waited quite a while and passed on a lot of bikes, but when you've bought as many as me, you know when to pass and when to get over there with cash in hand pronto
I actually like the thrill of the chase
Its true that the majority of bikes are way worse off than described in the ad tho.......that seems to be the norm. I'm one of those picky kind of guys you want to buy a bike from....I maintain my bikes religiously, only add solid mods that work well, like to keep my bikes looking pristine (streetbikes) and good (dirt bikes) with factory plastics and no product stickers (street or dirt bikes). My bikes always start and run perfectly, everything works, and are exactly as described in my adds. I also ask fair prices that reflect the condition of the bike I'm selling, and don't budge. I always sell my bikes no prob, and the buyers always love the bikes, and say they've seen nothing but high priced junk and are so glad to see a machine that's actually as advertised.
You've got to be patient and find a guy like me and be willing to pay a fair price for for a great bike in great condition. Thats what it takes to get a good used machine
You just have to be realistic with what you can get for your money........a good deal is awesome, but getting a good, solid machine for a fair price is good too, especially considering all the money pits out there.