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Old 03-12-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Called the local number, bike hasn't run in 10+ years. Guy on the phone didn't know too much about the bike other than they wouldn't take the $500 I offered. Looks like they deal in a lot of older metric stuff. I live in the area and wanted to go see the bike, but they were interested in only describing it on the phone versus me seeing in person.

As always, buyer beware.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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I love dreamers. Their unrealistic expectations make the fall that much more fun.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:45 PM   #3
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I don't think the guy is a dreamer, I think he's waiting for a sucker.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:34 PM   #4
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For more laughs, look at the feedback and the prices some have paid for parts bikes. Looks like he can find a few suckers now and then.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:37 PM   #5
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That price would be ok if the bike was running. Since it needs a complete resto or damn near it I think the $500 offer was fair.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #6
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Honestly, if you called me up and offered me $500.00 over the phone I wouldn't have taken you serious either. You probably would have slammed down the phone in disgust to the sound of me laughing loudly.
But, it's all a moot point because I would have parted the bike and made several thousand on it instead of listing it complete.
Right now I would pay $800 for it. And clean house.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:30 AM   #7
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wire--I don't disagree that $500 might be insulting, and I actually said $500-700. But I am local and was interesting in seeing the bike in person and the seller wasn't fond of that idea. The bike might be a nice $3,000 bike once someone puts a couple of grand of parts and work into it.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:43 AM   #8
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I know where there is a 56 Chevy Bel Air that was running when parked. That was about 40 years ago, but it should be fine.
If you are local to him, and he won't let you come see the bike that would be enough reason for me to not even consider it.

What is he going to do if you buy it? Ship it across town to you so you can't see what a POS it is until he has your money.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:19 PM   #9
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hillbilly--my thoughts exactly
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:26 PM   #10
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He turned down an offer for $1350 on Fleabay. That seems a pretty fair offer. He must think he has something special there.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:08 PM   #11
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I don't think the guy is a dreamer, I think he's waiting for a sucker.
He shoulda posted it in the ADV Flea Market....
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:48 PM   #12
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The first listing I noticed was BIN for $3900 or Make Offer. That must have ended like we thought because he re-listed it at $3250 BIN or Make Offer.

Just saw your post Canoe. $1350 is MORE than fair for this non-running unit.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:31 PM   #13
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But it ran when parked Of course most things do.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:11 PM   #14
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Heck, If he'd remove the rear fender, slap one them "humpy" cafe seats on it, the "cafe" crowd would be wait'in in line to give him 6 grand.

I guess I'm missing something. EBay mindset:
A nice straight R75/5 with a load of rare period accessories doesn't bring $2900.00
But the near same bike, with no accessories, a (humpy) cafe seat and and no rear fender doesn't meet the reserve when bid to $6700.00.
I don't get it......I'm sure someone will enlighten me.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:18 PM   #15
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Here's a good one. Dream on, dick.

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