Originally Posted by RocketRon
I read through "most" of this thread and I'm confused. If I were accepting payments on a bike and all but $400 has been paid.....I sure wouldn't be riding the bike. Was there an arrangement made that if something happened to the bike you'd get your money back??? Weird deal in my opinion.
One might give the seller the benefit of the doubt. The first post doesn't mention the bike was being ridden when the wind blew it over, and the seller might have decided to test ride it just to see if there was any damage. However, as I have quickly learned, unfortunately, my bike tipped over w/ no harm done- landing on the built in crash bar?
If my speculation of the events as they occurred is accurate, then it poses a similar question to Ron's? Was the seller storing the bike out in the elements when he already had a buyer and receiving payments?- that doesn't sound kosher, either.
Maybe there'll be some luck here with the possibility of something simply out of adjustment?
I agree w/ others here- the numbers don't sound great, especially if there's significant work to be done, as well as the fact I recently got my good deal on my LT purchased in Jan.- $5000 for a '99 w/ approx. 37K miles and several options w/ everything working, including the clutch (and final drive)
Olddog, it sounds like your satisfied with your purchase, so that's really all that matters. If Lady Luck doesn't give you a simple fix, and you find yourself knee-deep in a clutch job, then hopefully she'll be w/ you enough so you'll have success the first time.
I guess one man's therapy is another man's pain in the arse.