Two Moto Kiwis Arctic To Antarctic May 2012...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Two Moto Kiwis, May 8, 2012.

  1. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Yer hurry up , we are getting bored , no riding , get that Ninefiddy wheel spinning
  2. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    Yeah like every other Kiwi, he sitting on his arse bludging off an Aussie. :D
  3. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Echo echo echo

    Heya Jim, we are stuck in the vacuum of Phoenix at the mo... here for another week.

    Well, I will come clean.

    Maya arrived with a guts ache and covered in shit, we started her up when we picked her up to find a bad rattle, I took her straight to Zen motorcycle, we ended up having the waterpump replaced and other work.

    I contacted the previous owner the moment we startred her up, I have emailed him and phoned him and he has gone to ground, he left us with a big bill and some pretty bad taste in our mouth as the ad was advertising something substantially better than what we received

    Nice guy!!! :baldy:baldy

    Yeah like stealing candy off a kid!!:D
  4. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    Why are you cleaning out a sewer system? Does the bike come with an on the go toilet?
  5. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Wow that sucks. If not for bad luck........
    Hopefully it will now turn around for you

    Do you feel it will be a trusted steed once the current problems are dealt with?
  6. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    You would think so wouldn't you, I wanted to keep it below the deck and deal with the previous owner but he will not respond to any emails of phone calls.

    Not going to be too long before I hang the dirty laundry out on him.

    Sent with bad waterpump, fooked shitty oil, stuffed oil filter and shit all through the motor .... bit disappointing really.
  7. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Yeah feel a bit robbed, selling a few more goodies off her JUST to pay for repairs to bring her back up to standard.

    The rear CJ Designs tank was leaking fuel from a crack too, no mention of that in the sales pitch :huh

    Trust ... not there yet, the battery appears to be half poked as well, another $180.00!!!!! :kboom:kboom

    So please feel free to visit the Flea market so I can turn the cool parts into normal necessary replacements of fooked stuff!!!! :baldy

    Bike wasn't such a great buy and I am starting to regret it, days of repairs and blowing extra money wasn't in the scheme of things.
  8. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    If the seller was a Advrider..... post his name up here for all to see, that is just plain Bull shit!!

    Can you use an AGM battery? they are very good and can be had for less than 80.00
  9. flying kiwi

    flying kiwi Adventurer

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    Hey Andi and Ellen,
    Just been into town for a feed and resolved to PM you if there was no action here. OK so lots of action so no PM. But FFS speal the guys name out there. What a low down piece of shit he is to act the way he has. Someone needs to punch his lights out! What a twat!
    Anyway, enough, enough. You two have plenty of options and throwing in the towel is definitely NOT one of them, so lift ya chins up and get on with it. Look forward to a skype soon - when you turn it on that is.
    R.
  10. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    There you go.....feel free to go take a swing at him. Watch that finger....!:wink:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=830493

    I pharking hate it when they misrepresent their bikes, just went through that a couple years back and expensive lesson.:cry And then again last week, at least did not buy the last one and got a little moonshine breakfast out of all that driving in the snow.:1drink
  11. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    He has another KTM for sale in the flea market... feel free to visit.
  12. mustardfj40

    mustardfj40 Been here awhile

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    Wow! $17,000 for that bike with a bad water pump and other things at 2,000 miles. Hope thing will work out for you and your luck will turn around in the New Year. I really enjoy reading your RR.
  13. Ducatijim

    Ducatijim Hopeless Poseuer!

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    Fucking sux, not like it was a bargin either.

    :puke1
  14. Yellow Rider

    Yellow Rider Adventurer

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    What a flipping toolshed this jerk is!
  15. tbird649

    tbird649 Been here awhile

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    Dont think ktm950se will be selling the other one so quick.
  16. terryckdbf

    terryckdbf Pickles

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    Been subscribed from the get go and enjoying except for Ellen's get off. And now this. Shipping a bike without cleaning it is bad enough but misleading the condition is unforgivable. $16,000 in extras is a new bike in its self

    Hang in there Andi, hoping things get better.

    Terry
  17. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    That is a shitty thing to do. I'm having a similar experience with my recently purchased 990, although not nearly as bad. It is my fault for not being diligent in my inspection of the bike and more direct in my questions before buying. Had I known about the lack of maintenance, the extent of needed repairs and the real possibility of a complete engine rebuild I would have offered $2k less.

    If the previous owner had been forthcoming about the bike's problems, I would have known the guy to be honest and taken my chances on the deal. Again, it's my fault for not being thorough, but that doesn't excuse his deception and his willingness to let me drive off with a time bomb.

    Too bad, now he's just another guy I can't trust.
  18. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    Having seen what Andi has gone thru up close, it is certainly disappointing for him.

    I recently brought a 990 then same way, for me it was a great experience and I now count the previous owners as friends.
  19. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Mate I am sorry to hear that too, if I had known that this guy was FOS and just deceitful I would not have gone near it either or gone WAY less to cover for repairs.

    Lesson learnt for me being a dumbarse trusting Kiwi, got to get around this in cost damage recovery mode hence selling basically all the good bits and put back on the factory stuff, expensive mistake unless he stumps up.

    If it weren't for the support of the local Phoenix crowd and our mates here it would be bloody hard to the point I probably would have packed it in and gone home by now, to be honest I have had enough of troubles and wouldn't mind a bit of a good run for a change.

    Anyway, happy new year all, hope you have a great time with family and friends.
  20. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    what a bugger...to have a bike so well set up yet in such poor condition must be a real let down.He is a poor judge of things though selling to a fellow adv rider and in the middle of a ride report too...whats he expect is gonna happen!
    All the best guys!