Craigslist Find Of The Day

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Road Rash, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Bong_Ripper

    Bong_Ripper Banned

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  2. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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  3. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    I believe so. I have guys stop and ask about my 1980 XL250S asking if it's the original 23" wheel. Its all I'm used to, I really like the larger front wheel. I guess mostly because it's all in used to, the only bike I've owned/ridden
  4. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    probably trying to get back the price of his farkles on a $8200.00 MSRP bike. Can get a better farkled wee for a lot less with a few more miles. Happy Trails makes way better bags for a wee than Givi. Those motors go forever (ask Wibby). I bought an 07 DL 1000 a with 6800 miles on the clock for $3800.00 two years ago.
  5. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    Thanks for the feedback. He really wants the 650 and a 2012.
  6. WB-PDX

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  7. DiamondLie

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    It's rarely ever been that "funny" when I have tried to sell something! Holy Crikey! :huh
  8. WB-PDX

    WB-PDX Long timer

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    I actually ended the sale of a Volvo early one time because I felt bad about how high it had been bid up; it just seemed unfair. :lol3

    If you find two or three people that really want what you have; it's easy for the prices to get out of control.
  9. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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  10. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    Me too! I had a friend whose dad had one that he raced. He had a tricked out frame for it and all kinds of cool add ons like a water cooled head. He only let us drive it when it was stock like the one pictured before he put all that stuff on it.
  11. Craig McCurdy

    Craig McCurdy BIGMAC

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    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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  13. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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  14. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    "Branded title"
  15. WB-PDX

    WB-PDX Long timer

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    A branded title means a minimum of a 20% price reduction, so that seems about right to me for a bike with a backyard paint job.

    That dealer buys bikes at insurance auctions, mostly in CA, and does most of his business on Craigslist.
  16. DiamondLie

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    Bent frame, forks, etc. Buyer beware. I might buy a branded/salvage car or truck but I don't think potentially risking my life on a two-wheeler is worth saving a few bucks.
  17. soyanarchisto

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    I disagree. It could have just been a lot of cosmetic damage, such as scratched/dented tank, broken plastics, etc that added up to more damage the the value of the bike. I had a salvaged F650 Dakar that had been dumped on gravel causing all kinds of damage and the PO's insurance totalled it. I got it at a sweet deal and rode it to Alaska. It was one of the most dependable bikes I ever had.
  18. Chip Seal

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    Agree with above. Also the "backyard paint job" can hide a lot of flaws, like cracked frame, bondo etc unless you have someone who knows body work etc check it out. Plus it's an 885cc engine, which is fine, but the 955 [yr2000+] is more sought after.

    Good condition 885's go for 3000 to 3500 all kitted out.
  19. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Two dinged wheels, the tank, plastics, luggage, and some handlebar bits totalled out my Tiger. That tank alone was something crazy like $1,500-$2000.
  20. DiamondLie

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    EXACTLY..."Could have been." Unless you have the proper devices and training in bodywork to measure who's to say if anything is bent? You may get lucky and get one with just cosmetic damage but being unlucky in this case may get you dead. Feel free to roll the dice as your risk tolerance allows. Seems dumb to me. Save for another year and just find a sweet deal on a undamaged machine on CL. Isn't that what this thread is all about anyway?