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Here's the text of an ad for at TW I'm thinking about:

2000 Yamaha Trailway 200

Good Running Street legal duel-sport with off road tires and gearing for city to mountain riding. This Is a great motorcycle for new riders, hunting, and Camping enthusiasts. I'm move and don't have space for it. Give me a call with any questions or to schedule a time to look at it.

New Carburetor
low Miles
Front and Rear Rack
low gas mileage
Electric and kick start
New Battery

Parts and gear included with motorcycle:
One Helmet
New Carburetor Repair kit $85
Yamaha synthetic oil 1qt $20
New Motorcycle Hitch Rack $150

$2300 Firm

But it's been on Craig's List for a couple of weeks. From what I read here, that's a pretty good deal. What's wrong here? Shouldn't it be gone by now?

Oh, OK, here's the ad: 2000 Yamaha TW200 But don't go scooping it up out from under me!

I already have a 2013. (It's already got more than half the miles of this one.) My wife wants one of her own!
 

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Honestly, it doesn't strike me as that great of a deal. The ad is for a 15 year old bike with an asking price about $2K less than what you can buy a brand new one for OTD.

TWs hold their value, and if the bike is in good shape then it's not a bad price, it's just not such a deal that I would be surprised that it hasn't sold quickly.
 

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Yup! Should have sold quick if it is in good shape. Racks are $325, new carb is $260, get the old one and rebuild it after a good cleaning.
2,000 miles is just broke in but you want to be sure the oil has been changed a few or more times and the engine sounds good.

The area might be the reason the bike has not sold. Here in the NE that one would have sold quick if all things were right and title is clear.

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Well, the problem is obvious: The author of that add obviously attended public school and therefore is an ignorant idiot, just judging by the lack of quality of his typing. Does his communication skill really look like he actually knows anything other than beer, jock straps, and sexually transmitted infections? I wouldn't believe a word he says, not implying he's a liar, but he presents a huge boondoggle of ignorance. That said, I'd look at the bike if I actually wanted or intended to flip the farkles, but I'd not ask any questions and do a very thorough inspection and test ride.
 
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You spelled 'ad' wrong. But I guess that comes from not attending school at all. Most likely home schooled by a crack whore... obviously.
Fighting fire with fire ALWAYS works out to the benefit of everyone. Just saying...


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He is all urine qwerty!

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He's been warned by the admin here at least once recently and quit then, the big baby. He's a cyber bully, plain and simple. I'm here to gain insite on my TW200. He's here to intimidate and display uncivilized behavior. Maybe once he provided help, now he's just rude. I'm sure he's chased others off this site, but that's costing this website's owner money in revenue. I wonder how many people come here, ask a question and leave once qwerty has flamed with his fire?.
With all due respect SP3, If you come here to gain insite on your TW then why do you open with such inflammatory comments? You have tangled with me on a couple occasions and now you are calling qwerty's mother a crack whore. I don't get it!

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Staying on topic is not something that has happened on any forum I'm on. But personal attacks ( unless in jest ) are not allowed, on any. And on family forums foul language is often banned.
I try to use my real persona on the internet. I do not us foul language I try to be helpful. I try to learn. I also like to have fun and play around. But if I'm attacked I will not roll over. Every forum I'm a member of has a few that come across as bullies. Or a few that say only buy this. Only do this, only use this.
Life has enough crap that I don't like to add more. So I try to stay out of "basement" type threads. Even if I think they might be interesting.
I try and pick the threads that might be helpful to me or I might be helpful to someone else.
The question of the title I thought I might be helpful. What's wrong here has nothing to do with the OP's post.
 

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As stated previously ,if you do decide to go and have a look , make it a real good one ( this should go for any used machine ) . Pull the air cleaner , pull the plug , check the battery and the like , the seller shouldn't have an issue with this . Good luck .
 

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Topic: "What's Wrong Here?" Answer: Ski Pole

The ad has it's problems. Likely indicative of the authors poor communication skills. I would not add the price of a new carb to the machines value. It will not function properly without one. Could be the location, or the actual mileage. Check it out. It could be your next ride.
 

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Topic: "What's Wrong Here?" Answer: Ski Pole
BWAAHAAHAAHAAHAA!!!!!!! "Ski Pole" BWAAHAAHAAHAAHAA!!!!!!!

Less than 100 posts, and storming around like you own the place. Just another newbie hating on Qwerty. You think I'm not used to this by now? How about this time the admins ban the loudmouth whiner making all the noise and stirring up crap instead of punishing the innocents who call it as it seems. Send rurindum with him. Oh, I see Ski Pro's problem, he's in California. BWAAHAAHAAHAAHAA!!!!!!

Okay, Ski Pro, you can be the center of attention. Go for it! EVERYBODY LOOK AT SKI PRO!!!!!!!!
 

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Civility. I believe in it, and without it no community can exist without great disruption. I have as both Ski Pro 3 & qwerty know, had communication of sorts on the threads w/both and I have found both to be thoughtful and helpful in making certain decisions. As some may have noticed, I have my own thoughts, some from experience and some from examining the question and not just following the crowd's view at the time. I would sincerely ask for a time out with this particular negativity.
 

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Are you serious? Seriously? You're playing the race card? Seriously? Like I'm supposed to know your "ethnic diversity"? BWAAHAAHAAHAAHAAA!!!!
 

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I understand personality clash, but what I don't understand is why bystanders always want to throw gas on it. Just let it be. Let them sort it out by themselves.

Yes. Everybody turn your heads and whistle, no peeking! Give theses two a little privacy on this public forum. Or they could put their man parts away and end the pissing contest? Wonder which makes more sense....


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Ski Pole, I don't need to talk to you in a private message. I'm not your buddy. Usually the first person to say "Bully" is the one acting like a bully. Don't pull out some trumped up ethnic card either (same thing). As politely and with sensitivity to this being a family forum I changed your handle to a better nomenclature to reflect my opinion of your actions. You sir have started by attacking people and when called on it only want to scream that you are being attacked. You have left a number of forums because of you behavior, period. Your confrontational style is not appreciated and that is what's wrong here.
 

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Kiss and make up like good little girls...
 

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Ha! Funny stuff.

Years ago I was basically told to 'get out of town' by a member for suggesting (in good humor, I thought) folks start their threads in the appropriate forum... :)

But anyhoo- as far as the OP goes, it looks to me like the TW in Conifer might be a good one to look at instead. That Arvada CL listing doesn't inspire much confidence, does it!

My definite red flags for CL ads are: many new parts with alleged prices, also phrases like "fast", "badass", "just needs new battery, and carbs cleaned", and especially "new plastics"... All those things scream neglected and/or abused to me. ;-)
 
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