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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 01:44 PM
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i must be blind, but what exactly is wrong with that rear tire?

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theres really no point of asking us what price we would pay or if its a good price for you. in the end its your decision. if youre itching to ride buy what you want. sometimes a lil less money isnt worth the time waited.

i was going insane for a month searching for a bike after mine got smashed. i didnt wanna pay over 3500, then within a week that price grew to 4500. in the end i paid a lot less but thats because craigslist sellers dont respond to shit.

but @ 2900, i personally would wait for a crispier one. damage on this one isnt crazy bad but that to me is a solid 2500 or less.

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i must be blind, but what exactly is wrong with that rear tire?
See how in the middle it's flat? That comes from lots of straight line miles. Then see how the sides leading up to the flat spot are straight instead of curved like a tire should be? That's considered cupping. Sometimes it gets bad enough that it actually gets to be concave. Typically caused by under inflation or bad suspension settings.

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So do you think if I talked him to 3000 that would be good enough because I'm okay with the mods or how about 2800 how much do you think I should pay. Please help me out here what do I use to push him towards bringing down the price
Just relax a little There are plenty of motorcycles out there. If you miss this one and have to wait a little longer, it is not the end of the world. Don't get caught up in the moment.
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Some others have posted up some possible red flags so I would be out unless it is a really good price...like $2,500. I would offer that with no explanations. You don't need talking points to low ball someone. Just offer it, hold firm and he has a right to say no. If he does then let him know the offer stands until you make another deal. Then move on.
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theres really no point of asking us what price we would pay or if its a good price for you. in the end its your decision. if youre itching to ride buy what you want. sometimes a lil less money isnt worth the time waited.
True. That itch is a bitch sometimes! I think you are feeling it hardcore right now.
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but @ 2900, i personally would wait for a crispier one. damage on this one isnt crazy bad but that to me is a solid 2500 or less.
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See how in the middle it's flat? That comes from lots of straight line miles. Then see how the sides leading up to the flat spot are straight instead of curved like a tire should be? That's considered cupping. Sometimes it gets bad enough that it actually gets to be concave. Typically caused by under inflation or bad suspension settings.
That tire isn't showing any signs of cupping or feathering. It's flat as hell in the middle, but that's just from straight line commuting. I'd be more concerned about the tire if it was actually cupped:



Regardless, he does need to replace the tire fairly soon, IF he decides to bite the bullet and purchase it.

Relative to the op, I would wait and see what other deals pop up if you can't haggle him down a couple hundred more.
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I got him to go down. His new asking price 2900. Yes or no ?

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No, because the bike has some issues... and from what this guy has admitted to, I fear there is plenty that he either has not disclosed OR just doesnt know enough about, to know to mention it. This bike SCREAMS at me that it was owned by someone who has little knowlege of mechanical things. That is the worst person to buy from. Hate to say it, Id wait. He needs a sucker, and he will find one, but it wont be you.

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3)I'd never ride a 250 on the street. Track yes, street no fucking way
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