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7,600 miles ?? It's just getting broken in! -




I have over 11K on my '93.


Yes Truelight not many miles on that bike at all and seen to me this guy take good care of it, going to call him thursday so I can go and take a closer look and ask for a bottom price.
 

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I think you should buy it, even if he won't come down on the price. It doesn't hurt to ask though.


I call and got a voice mail and dont see the post in CL anymore so it may have been sold. Going to call again tomorow and see.
 

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Sounds like you missed out. Sorry about that. I've found that when shopping a good deal on a TW you have to have cash in hand and move immediately.



I replied to a craigslist add on a Sunday evening 15 minutes after it was posted, drove 2 hours with what cash I could get from an ATM on the way, bought the bike, took the paperwork for the legals, then went back Wednesday night and rode her home. Between the time I called and the time I made it to the seller's house, the seller had a dozen other calls. I was the first one there with cash in hand. Did it all on a handshake.



Someone else pulled in after we closed the deal.



The previous owner of my Nighthawk wiped it down, put a sign on it, and pushed it to the end of his drive. I was riding by on the TW, stopped, checked it out, gave him the $75 I had in my pocket before he even made it back to the garage. I then rode to the bank, rode to the courthouse, and had my son drive me over to pick up the bike. Less than an hour from pushed out to riding home.



I pulled up to a Suzuki dealer and the detailer was pushing a spotless 1980 GSX1100E with Progressive shocks and a luggage rack out to the line of used bikes. I stopped long enough to look at the overall condition and see that it had 17,xxx miles. I went in, walked up to the sales desk, asked for a price. In the meantime, a salesman had walked out with a price tag for the bike, sold it right there, within 2 minutes of it being pushed out front. Good deals go that fast.



Privately buying or selling, I offer or accept 15-20% down, take or provide the keys and paperwork for title transfer, reregistration, etc., then go back with the balance (and a concealed weapon) to transfer possession. I do not want people able to drive a vehicle registered to me for liability reasons. I show the same courtesy to sellers. I've never had a problem doing business this way.
 

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Sounds like you missed out. Sorry about that. I've found that when shopping a good deal on a TW you have to have cash in hand and move immediately.



I replied to a craigslist add on a Sunday evening 15 minutes after it was posted, drove 2 hours with what cash I could get from an ATM on the way, bought the bike, took the paperwork for the legals, then went back Wednesday night and rode her home. Between the time I called and the time I made it to the seller's house, the seller had a dozen other calls. I was the first one there with cash in hand. Did it all on a handshake.



Someone else pulled in after we closed the deal.



The previous owner of my Nighthawk wiped it down, put a sign on it, and pushed it to the end of his drive. I was riding by on the TW, stopped, checked it out, gave him the $75 I had in my pocket before he even made it back to the garage. I then rode to the bank, rode to the courthouse, and had my son drive me over to pick up the bike. Less than an hour from pushed out to riding home.





I pulled up to a Suzuki dealer and the detailer was pushing a spotless 1980 GSX1100E with Progressive shocks and a luggage rack out to the line of used bikes. I stopped long enough to look at the overall condition and see that it had 17,xxx miles. I went in, walked up to the sales desk, asked for a price. In the meantime, a salesman had walked out with a price tag for the bike, sold it right there, within 2 minutes of it being pushed out front. Good deals go that fast.



Privately buying or selling, I offer or accept 15-20% down, take or provide the keys and paperwork for title transfer, reregistration, etc., then go back with the balance (and a concealed weapon) to transfer possession. I do not want people able to drive a vehicle registered to me for liability reasons. I show the same courtesy to sellers. I've never had a problem doing business this way.
Yeah qwerty I miss out on that one, also couple of days ago they pull from under my nose a 2005 xt 225 with 6000 miles within less than a day.

And here in Arkansas all you have to do is sign the front of the title, make a bill of sale and hand it to the buyer and you good to go!!!
 

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Seems someone saved you from yourself. I did the same thing paypal $300 drove three hours with cash in hand (Glock in waistband) and met one of the coolest old timers I have come across in a long while. Wish I would of had the $75,000 he wanted for his Cobra or the $110,000 for his P-51 Mustang. Not used to meeting decent people anymore and there is a problem with that.
 

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Seems someone saved you from yourself. I did the same thing paypal $300 drove three hours with cash in hand (Glock in waistband) and met one of the coolest old timers I have come across in a long while. Wish I would of had the $75,000 he wanted for his Cobra or the $110,000 for his P-51 Mustang. Not used to meeting decent people anymore and there is a problem with that.


Really! He priced the P51 about $900,000 low.
 

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Really! He priced the P51 about $900,000 low.


You're assuming it could fly...




And I've had the CL woes myself. I almost bought a T-dub about a month before I finally got mine (they don't come up on CL often!), but while on my way to the guy's house with cash, he had his wife call to let me know he had sold it out from under me.
 

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Seems someone saved you from yourself. I did the same thing paypal $300 drove three hours with cash in hand (Glock in waistband)
I wouldn't put a gun in your waistband; especially a glock. Hopefully you don't do that with a round chambered often. No safety!

Concealed holster fine, waistband-life is too short.

Remember the FB player now inmate with a self inflicted wound, Plaxico Burress?
 

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I wouldn't put a gun in your waistband; especially a glock. Hopefully you don't do that with a round chambered often. No safety!

Concealed holster fine, waistband-life is too short.

Remember the FB player now inmate with a self inflicted wound, Plaxico Burress?




I have alot of different style holsters, my favorite is the one our local shoe salesman sewed in my vest. And as far as safety goes your finger off the trigger and a little thing called common sense is the only ones you need. Overconfidence is how people shoot themselves, I'm an instructor and I have seen some crazy things. I think my favorite was when a guy blew a hole in a piece of plywood from three feet while practicing "slicing the pie" in a shoot house. His question was what did I do wrong? Only thing I could tell him was where was your finger?
 
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