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You chose a KZ over the tdub, I did the opposite. You dump money into those things and spend hours scouring the internet for the long ago discontinued part it needs THIS time. Sure was nice to get a bike that stayed running! But to each his own.



You've got it priced right, I would never take less than that either. Might have to wait til the spring since that's when everyone gets the itch and you get an easy sell. Good luck!
 

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Pls consider removing this sentence from your CL add "No low baller's if you don't have the money then don't waist yours and my time." while we all agree with what you are saying this wording turns off at least 3 of the 4 personality types. Also remove the tags (they are not necessary on a TW and they trigger people to flag your ad) Lastly, in your title or header add TW 200 (with the space between) in addition to the TW200 you already have and people searching for TW's will find you either way. I might try a title like this "Yamaha TW200 Trailway Excellent Condition Loaded With Extras 1988 TW 200"



People want to see the year in the title because if they are looking for a newer bike and they click on the ad and see it's older they may flag it because it annoys them but many buyers are looking for good older models especially with the goodies your bike has so stating the year in the title won't hurt you



I'm not criticizing your add but I have been selling TW's on CL for about 13 years with pretty good luck



I sell later model TW's (2005 and newer) but people always ask for decent older, lower cost bikes so I know your bike is a great deal



PS re tags - if you want to use some tags like "enduro" etc write them into the body of your add, example "very fun and reliable TW-200 enduro" "great on off road bike" or "street legal off road enduro" this also works in the 3rd variation TW-200 which a few people search for but not that many



Good luck with the sale!
 

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Pls consider removing this sentence from your CL add "No low baller's if you don't have the money then don't waist yours and my time." while we all agree with what you are saying this wording turns off at least 3 of the 4 personality types. Also remove the tags (they are not necessary on a TW and they trigger people to flag your ad) Lastly, in your title or header add TW 200 (with the space between) in addition to the TW200 you already have and people searching for TW's will find you either way. I might try a title like this "Yamaha TW200 Trailway Excellent Condition Loaded With Extras 1988 TW 200"



People want to see the year in the title because if they are looking for a newer bike and they click on the ad and see it's older they may flag it because it annoys them but many buyers are looking for good older models especially with the goodies your bike has so stating the year in the title won't hurt you



I'm not criticizing your add but I have been selling TW's on CL for about 13 years with pretty good luck



I sell later model TW's (2005 and newer) but people always ask for decent older, lower cost bikes so I know your bike is a great deal



PS re tags - if you want to use some tags like "enduro" etc write them into the body of your add, example "very fun and reliable TW-200 enduro" "great on off road bike" or "street legal off road enduro" this also works in the 3rd variation TW-200 which a few people search for but not that many



Good luck with the sale!


first off nice looking bike man...looks well taken care of...good luck...



i agree with some of what PlacerLode said...i agree on removing the low ballers comment...you already said $1500 firm which is enough...i find nothing wrong with the few tags he has posted...if there were a whole paragraph of them that could be annoying to people searching and could get you flagged...i would the have tags: enduro, dual purpose, street legal and that's it...i agree about the TW space 200 in the title as well as the model year but i would avoid all the extra stuff, too long of a title won't show up on some smarphone screen and maybe some tablets, better to keep it short and simple...i also like to put my whole title in uppercase lettering so it pops out a bit for people who just browse daily...i would also add more photos to the ad from each side, front, back and the gauge cluster (so potential buyers can see the mileage)...i also added a video of me starting the bike, a quick walk around while running and then tested all the lighting, signals, horn...i would also add any modifications you added (i.e. tire make/model etc.), cause people like information and it shows that you care about your bike and know a lot about it...i would also spell check the ad in microsoft word and save it with word so if it gets flagged and deleted you can just cut and paste from word and you're all set...i usually load up the best photo through craigslist so it shows up on the side of the ad in the search but i paste in the rest of my photo code links with photobucket so if it gets flagged it's an easy cut and paste from microsoft word like mentioned above (use the html photobucket code)...like PlacerLode i sell many random items on CL as well (see links below)...just my thoughts...once again good luck with sale



sold items album...

http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/rgreeny37/craigslist sold/?start=all



for sale albums...

http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/rgreeny37/craigslist for sale/?start=all



http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/rgreeny37/craigslist for sale 2/?start=all



http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/rgreeny37/car/?start=all
 

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Thanks for the suggestions fellows i will edit. Ive just had a lot of problems selling stuff in the past

with people coming over and not having any money to buy anything and it's just something i don't want to

deal with. Not for just 1500. But i do appreciate your help so thanks again. And as for your comment

Fort payne old Kawasaki's hold a place in my heart from my childhood thats what ive wanted for along time

they just don't go up for sale much anymore so i settled on the trailway cause it had what i thought

was everything i wanted. But the damn thing is too slow. Around here everyone drive's at least 65 mph

and i live right off of two interstates where the traffic flows at 75mph so for me to go somewhere i need

a bike that will hold its own Not a slow dirt bike. The KZ had problems not getting enough oil to the top

of the head until 1977 they used the same method as the trail way does with the oil port going through the

head. Well starting with the 78 model they started using an external oil pipe that solved all of those

problems and they are known for being a bullet proof engine. That will cruise comfortably at interstate

speeds. I've been working on bikes for 25 years and i prefer the older classics over anything new. Hell i have

the money right now to go buy a few brand new bikes from the dealership but i don't want too. I just want to

sale the TW to use that money to restore my old Dinosaur.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions fellows i will edit. Ive just had a lot of problems selling stuff in the past

with people coming over and not having any money to buy anything and it's just something i don't want to

deal with. Not for just 1500. But i do appreciate your help so thanks again. And as for your comment

Fort payne old Kawasaki's hold a place in my heart from my childhood thats what ive wanted for along time

they just don't go up for sale much anymore so i settled on the trailway cause it had what i thought

was everything i wanted. But the damn thing is too slow. Around here everyone drive's at least 65 mph

and i live right off of two interstates where the traffic flows at 75mph so for me to go somewhere i need

a bike that will hold its own Not a slow dirt bike. The KZ had problems not getting enough oil to the top

of the head until 1977 they used the same method as the trail way does with the oil port going through the

head. Well starting with the 78 model they started using an external oil pipe that solved all of those

problems and they are known for being a bullet proof engine. That will cruise comfortably at interstate

speeds. I've been working on bikes for 25 years and i prefer the older classics over anything new. Hell i have

the money right now to go buy a few brand new bikes from the dealership but i don't want too. I just want to

sale the TW to use that money to restore my old Dinosaur.


i wouldn't think you would have a big problem selling it at that price especially being that pretty...and i know what you mean...i have had problems selling things on CL as well...a lot of things i sell are in double digit price ranges and if the buyer wants to meet i will meet somewhere convenient for me and i say i will be there at this time SHARP...i say if you're going to be late just give me a call cause i have to be at a "insert BS appointment" at "insert BS appointment time" so i can't wait around...and i have taken mine on the highway near my house and it tops out around 62mph (indicated) and people around here drive 75-80 a lot so i don't usually take the TW on the highway cause it's scary
 

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I went on the interstate the other day for the first time ever. I got behind a semi and started drafting. I could have passed him at 73mph, but then I would have hit wind resistance and dropped back to normal tdub speeds.




My kz750 died of a oil heart attack. I sure wish I could have kept it though, it had great parts that would have been awsome on the dub.

 

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The people looking for TW's on CL are looking (and searching) for TW200 or TW 200 that's why you don't need any other bike related tags. On any other type of MC alternate tags may help in searches but TW's don't need them. More pics always good I usually have 50 to 75 pics but a minimum of all 4 "3/4" angles and the gauge set is a great idea. Listing the upgrades with a picture of each would be great also. Never meet anybody at your house. simply tell them "my place is tough to find but I'll meet you right off the freeway and show you the way" this makes it sound like you are doing them a favor but your really saying if you don't show up on time or you don't call me I'm going on with my day. I rarely (actually ever) have had a CL no show using this technique. You do have do deal with shenanigans on CL but the price for selling is right! Most TW buyers tend to be adults age 40 to 60 so you don't really run into any goofballs like you would selling ninja bikes.
 

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Never meet anybody at your house. simply tell them "my place is tough to find but I'll meet you right off the freeway and show you the way" this makes it sound like you are doing them a favor but your really saying if you don't show up on time or you don't call me I'm going on with my day.


i def agree about not giving out your house address if you can avoid it...cause someone looking to steal a bike knows where you live now...meet somewhere like a supermarket or parking lot close to you they can look it over there and if they decide to produce the cash to buy it then you can either do the transaction there or they can follow you to your house to finish the paperwork...could just bring a backpack with the title and bill of sale with you and do the paperwork on the trunk of their car
 
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