Join Date: May 2014
Location: Central Florida
Re: Wish me luck..
Tell me about it! Condition is subjective. I looked at one LT that was in great condition on the web. I spoke with the owner before driving quite a distance to check it out and he restated what great shape the bike was in. Question #1 " Why is there a smiley sticker over the blinking ABS warning light". Keep in mind I asked specifically about ABS issues on the phone. Answer " Oh it's always done that, dealer says it's fine." #2 "Why is the brake pedal pointing down?" Answer "I hit a guardrail with it going down the interstate". #3 "Why does the radio not work?" Answer "Huh, worked yesterday" #4 when were the brakes last done? Answer: " B'out a year ago" I asked this because the wheels were black with brake dust. Turns out the picture in the ad was 4 years old.
We bid farewell, went out for a nice lunch with wifey and laughed about the condition vs. asking price. I learned some new roads, saw some new territory and met some nice people along the way. Be patient, the right one will come along, so enjoy the search. I did however get sick of hearing " I guess It wasn't meant to be" because I myself have NO patience!
Ride Safe, Bill