Craigslists: "Dumbass of the week" Nominee

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by PBOB, May 22, 2013.

  1. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    I've seen that ad, what city were you searching?
  2. Turtletownman

    Turtletownman Been here awhile

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    Hey not only the rare 4 cyl, but it is an 07 Kaw as well as a 02 BMW.
    This thing must be worth some real big bucks.
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  3. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    I don't know what to make of this:

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  4. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Now that is a misplaced decimal point.
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  5. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    I figured it had to be the deal or dud of the decade.
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  6. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    there is no accounting for taste....

    https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1973-honda-sohc-cb750-for-sale/6460221215.html

    1973 HONDA SOHC CB750 FOR SALE - $4800
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    1973 HONDA SOHC FOR SALE. 13,000 ORIGINAL MILES. BIKE RUNS AND DRIVES EXCELLENT AND HAS NO ISSUES. COMPLETE GROUND UP BUILD. BIKE HAS 170 MILES ON IT SINCE BUILD. INCLUDED IN THE BUILD, NEW POWDER COAT = FRAME-HUBS-ENGINE PARTS & COVERS-FORK TUBES-FOOT PEG MOUNTS-ENGINE MOUNTS-AND MORE. NEW FRONT & REAR WHEEL BEARINGS, REPACKED FRONT TRIPLE TREE BEARINGS, REGREASED SWING ARM, ALL NEW CABLES, ALL NEW GASKETS, ALL ENGINE COVER BOLTS ARE SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREW (SHCS) PLATED WITH MAGNI 565 SILVER, MOST OTHER FASTENERS REPLATED AS WELL, NEW BUCHANNIN STAINLESS STEEL FRONT SPOKES, NEW 16" REAR RIM AND SPOKES, NEW CONTINENTAL FRONT & REAR TIRES, NEW SINTERED EBC FRONT BRAKE PAD, NEW FORK SEALS & OIL, REBUILT FRONT BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER WITH OEM REBUILD KIT, NEW O-RING CHAIN, NEW BATTERY, NEW WIRING HARNESS, NEW O-RING CHAIN, NEW POINTS PLUGS, CONDENSORS, ENGINE OIL, OIL FILTER, AND CARBS SYNCHED, NEW 4-1 MAC EXHAUST, NEW PAINT ON TANK & SIDE COVERS, NEW OEM SIDE COVER EMBLEMS & JEWELS, RUST FREE TANK, REBUILT CARBS, NEW CHROME SWING ARM. ALL ELECTRICAL WORKS PERFECT, GAUGES ARE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE, SEAT IS A ONE OF A KIND AND FITS THE BIKE VERY WELL. BIKES RUNS CLEAN RIGHT OVER TO RED LINE AND IS VERY RESPONSIVE. NEW-NEW-NEW. AWESOME BIKE!!!
    PRICE: $4,800
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  7. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    "Pimp My Bike". :puke1

    That actually makes my eyes hurt.

    Restored to original, it would be worth that. Pimped out, highly doubtful. They probably spent more making it ugly, that returning it to OE.

    That is seriously hideous, and such a shame on a collectible and valuable bike. :fpalm
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  8. motorcyclefanatic

    motorcyclefanatic The name says it all

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    The heck of it is somebody thinks that thing looks good.
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  9. mike in idaho

    mike in idaho Been here awhile

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    I never understood why painting everything in contrasting garish colors can be considered a "build".
  10. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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  11. MotoChuck250

    MotoChuck250 Not older than dirt

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    I agree with your post in every way but there is no way I can bring myself to like a post that has pictures of that bike in it!!!!!! :fpalm
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  12. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    wow, that conflagration of color took a lot of effort to accomplish, if the "builder" had put in as much effort to make it a classy updated restoration it "might" be worth to close that price, if damn near perfect.
  13. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    RADD-I-CULE !
  14. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    I think the word you’re looking for there is “ridicule”, friend :)

    Charles.
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  15. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    A cross between "radical" and "ridicule". :rofl
  16. alienbogey

    alienbogey Been here awhile

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    I think that if 2/3 of the red were done away with it would have been a fairly nice custom paint job on a nicely refurbished bike. I suspect he kept on thinking, "Hmm, not enough" until it became, umm, garish is the nicest word I can think of.
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  17. ZappBranigan

    ZappBranigan Still Riding

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    To say nothing of the fact that once you actually start riding that bike, much of that paint/powder coating is either going to wear off or burn off and then it will look even crappier than it did before "restoration."

    Expect to see the same bike, in much worse condition, showing up on this thread in a year or two after the paint starts flaking off. :puke2
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  18. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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  19. motorcyclefanatic

    motorcyclefanatic The name says it all

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    I'm sitting here trying contort my wrists to see if I could use either the brake or the clutch with my hands in a position to hold onto those bars.

    Even if I could get my hands in a position to hold onto those bars.
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  20. Captdan

    Captdan Been here awhile

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