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Old 07-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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craigslist emails from people who aren't even interested...

So, I threw the sporty up on c-list after riding it for a little while. The main plan was to flip it in the long run. I rode my fz6 after riding the sporty for a week and it was like night and day. smooth and comfy on the fz6 vs. vibey and cramped on the sporty. The sportster is seriously fun to ride, but not for long periods of time, I've found.

Anyway, I had a lady email me about it:

Her: That is the ugliest sporty I have ever seen.
Why would you take off the forward controls ?
Just plain stupid........
Good Luck

Who the hell wastes their time and emails people to talk shit about the stuff they are selling?

Well, for fun, and to waste my time I responded:

I didn't take off the forward controls, but I wouldn't have bought it with them. You have better control of the motorcycle with them (mids). I wouldn't expect a simpleton like you to understand that, though.

Sent from my iPhone

She wrote back:

Hello Dickhead......
If you were a true Harley Rider you know it's about what looks better not if you have better control.....All sportster customs come with forward control........
You probably wear a helmet also.......DickHead.....lol


Sent from my iPad

Lol.

Me: Ahh, form before function, you must be a "true Harley rider". Yep, I do value my life and motor skills, so I do wear a helmet. I guess I'm not your typical Harley fashionista. You probably shouldn't even be looking at sportsters though, because a real Harley rider, like yourself, knows that sportsters are real pussy bikes.

Also, may I remind you, that you emailed me to tell me that the bike I had was ugly and stupid, so I think you're the dickhead in this situation, XXXXXXXX.

Name withheld to protect the stupid.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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this is safety advice from a Harley owners newsletter in oz.


4. Use the rear brake


I find that on gravel I tend to just ride the rear brake and

use it to slow down. Do NOT use the front brake when

moving on gravel. If you use the front brake it may lock

the front wheel, causing the front wheel to skid which

will make the bike extremely unstable and may well

cause you to fall off. Try to maintain the same speed

using the rear brake only.


fucking idiots led by idiots

guess what i'm buying a amf Harley a t the moment

I will wear a full face and attgatt

keep it stock

I will ride it on the dirt

I will use the front brake

I suppose i'm a infidel

lol

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Old 07-27-2013, 04:48 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by mikesova View Post
So, I threw the sporty up on c-list after riding it for a little while. The main plan was to flip it in the long run. I rode my fz6 after riding the sporty for a week and it was like night and day. smooth and comfy on the fz6 vs. vibey and cramped on the sporty. The sportster is seriously fun to ride, but not for long periods of time, I've found.

Anyway, I had a lady email me about it:

Her: That is the ugliest sporty I have ever seen.
Why would you take off the forward controls ?
Just plain stupid........
Good Luck

Who the hell wastes their time and emails people to talk shit about the stuff they are selling?

Well, for fun, and to waste my time I responded:

I didn't take off the forward controls, but I wouldn't have bought it with them. You have better control of the motorcycle with them (mids). I wouldn't expect a simpleton like you to understand that, though.

Sent from my iPhone

She wrote back:

Hello Dickhead......
If you were a true Harley Rider you know it's about what looks better not if you have better control.....All sportster customs come with forward control........
You probably wear a helmet also.......DickHead.....lol


Sent from my iPad

Lol.

Me: Ahh, form before function, you must be a "true Harley rider". Yep, I do value my life and motor skills, so I do wear a helmet. I guess I'm not your typical Harley fashionista. You probably shouldn't even be looking at sportsters though, because a real Harley rider, like yourself, knows that sportsters are real pussy bikes.

Also, may I remind you, that you emailed me to tell me that the bike I had was ugly and stupid, so I think you're the dickhead in this situation, XXXXXXXX.

Name withheld to protect the stupid.
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this is safety advice from a Harley owners newsletter in oz.


4. Use the rear brake


I find that on gravel I tend to just ride the rear brake and

use it to slow down. Do NOT use the front brake when

moving on gravel. If you use the front brake it may lock

the front wheel, causing the front wheel to skid which

will make the bike extremely unstable and may well

cause you to fall off. Try to maintain the same speed

using the rear brake only.


fucking idiots led by idiots

guess what i'm buying a amf Harley a t the moment

I will wear a full face and attgatt

keep it stock

I will ride it on the dirt

I will use the front brake

I suppose i'm a infidel

lol

cheers
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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So you expected enlightening profound conversation from Craigs List?
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #6
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Name withheld to protect the stupid.
I'll bet her name is Darla!
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:01 PM   #7
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Yeah,

CL

Complete Losers.


Yet a while ago I actually posted something on the loser network.

Posted SWMBO's 4 snow tires & wheels w/TPS on the N.H. CL

Tires good condition, wheels with a little rust plus 4 functioning TPS. Stated $200 FIRM.

Ahole contacts me and wants to know if I will take $100 for all.

What did FIRM mean????????
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:27 PM   #8
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Yeah,

CL

Complete Losers.


Yet a while ago I actually posted something on the loser network.

Posted SWMBO's 4 snow tires & wheels w/TPS on the N.H. CL

Tires good condition, wheels with a little rust plus 4 functioning TPS. Stated $200 FIRM.

Ahole contacts me and wants to know if I will take $100 for all.

What did FIRM mean????????
Firm is CL code for you will only drop the price by a little bit, not a lot, but if you've been selling for long enough it's basically OBO.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:18 PM   #9
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The few times I ever had replies to my CL ads were scammers and ridiculous lowball offers. This encounter is just ridiculous though. I would never imagine someone would initiate a conversation for the sole reason of slamming the item someone else is selling. I mean I don't understand. If you don't like the item, or don't want to buy it just move on.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:33 PM   #10
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I received a response:

Hello,

Sorry that my husband got into a pissing match with you using my email, yes he can be a DICKHEAD, I agree with you in this situation, he should not have even contacted you at all. Sometimes he acts like a child, this is one of those times, my sincerest apologies......

This one is from XXXXX.

Sent from my iPad
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:35 PM   #11
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Don't ever go to the personals sections You'll find the weirdest low lifes their imaginable there.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:45 PM   #12
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I'll bet her name is Darla!
I actually contacted Darla on Facebook to apologise to her for the treatment she got.

I know she and I disagree but abuse, no.

cheers
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:32 AM   #13
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That's why I call it Flakeslist.



My FAVORITE line is... First question right out of the box, "What's the LEAST you'll take for it?"

To which, I quickly reply, "What's the MOST you'll pay for it?"
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:13 PM   #14
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It's really easy to just delete stupid responses from CL. You know you will get them when you post something for sale there.

Come on, some of those people are dumber than boiled cabbage!
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:02 AM   #15
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I received a response:

Hello,

Sorry that my husband got into a pissing match with you using my email, yes he can be a DICKHEAD, I agree with you in this situation, he should not have even contacted you at all. Sometimes he acts like a child, this is one of those times, my sincerest apologies......

This one is from XXXXX.
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