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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2019, 11:53:34 AM »
In all seriousness if that bike doesn't sell in a week's time I will be very surprised!! Nice job Umberto and it's great you are realistic with ur pricing. If I weren't saving for an X3 I'd snatch it up
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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2019, 05:12:54 AM »
In all seriousness if that bike doesn't sell in a week's time I will be very surprised!! Nice job Umberto and it's great you are realistic with ur pricing. If I weren't saving for an X3 I'd snatch it up
Thank you!  You know you could just load it up and take it home when you come down here to ride.   :-D
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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2019, 02:46:38 AM »
In all seriousness if that bike doesn't sell in a week's time I will be very surprised!! Nice job Umberto and it's great you are realistic with ur pricing. If I weren't saving for an X3 I'd snatch it up
Thank you!  You know you could just load it up and take it home when you come down here to ride.   :-D
Oh you know I would but the wife says the next toy has to be an x3. And she's been cool with my choices up to this point so I'm not trying to rock the boat😂🤣
My rides: 1994 KX500, 1988 T4, 1998, ZXI 1100 JETSKI, 2003 MOUNTAIN CAT 900
WIFES (Baby Fiver) rides: 2004 KTM 105SX,1992 LT250R, 1995 ZXI 900 JETSKI,  2011 RMK 600
SONS ride: 1995 YZ125,2002 RM 250
other rides: 2007 RMZ450 RC Ediition, 2003 RMK700

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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2019, 06:26:30 AM »
In all seriousness if that bike doesn't sell in a week's time I will be very surprised!! Nice job Umberto and it's great you are realistic with ur pricing. If I weren't saving for an X3 I'd snatch it up
Thank you!  You know you could just load it up and take it home when you come down here to ride.   :-D
Oh you know I would but the wife says the next toy has to be an x3. And she's been cool with my choices up to this point so I'm not trying to rock the boat😂🤣
I understand.  I would keep this bike if I hadn't already promised Mrs. Umberto.   :evil:
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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2019, 11:42:23 AM »
I swapped out the stock tank and added a different seat in an attempt to attract a little more attention.  I have a couple of guys circling, but I can't seem to get someone to bite.  I had it off Craigslist while I was overseas, so I relisted it tonight.  Wish me luck.




https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/mcy/d/edmond-2004-kx250-fresh-top-end-many/6901929650.html
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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2019, 09:56:23 AM »
So there is a new Craigslist scam that I just thwarted (inadvertently).  The person says they went to look at a bike in your city, and it was a lemon (strange term for a dirt bike).  They want you to get a carfax on your dirtbike to make sure your bike is legit, which seems really strange since there wouldn't be a report for a dirt bike.  They are very pushy, and say that they will buy the bike once you e-mail them the report.  Then they send you a link to a better service to get a report (their brother or boss works in the industry and recommended it).  They get a commission for every report they sell, so it's a fairly harmless scam, but it still pisses me off.  Thankfully for me the guy wasn't listening to the fact that I had two other guys interested, and just stayed on his actually well written script (no grammar issues or misspelled words).  If you're selling on Craigslist, be on the look out for this.
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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2019, 03:09:38 PM »
I got my first irrational trade guy today. Even though the ad says no trades, he asked if I wanted to trade for a 2005 CR450F. Yes, I want a 14 year old four stroke that probably needs everything redone.

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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2019, 07:19:28 PM »
carfax for a dirt bike...  :lol:  thats a good one!


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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2019, 04:38:02 AM »
I have to add a new one to my list of Craigslist types:

8 - I needed my wife's approval, and didn't get it before I came to look at the bike.  This guy just wants to think he can make this kind of decision without making his wife so mad he never gets to see her naked again.   :-D
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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2019, 05:39:55 AM »
I know you guys have guns and all but I never sell MX bikes from my home address, too many people checking out your security etc so they can come back to have your bike away with a five fingered discount, sounds like a proper lame excuse just to case your joint out! I had 3 bikes go when I was a kid and learned a lesson from that, they took the garage doors off!

Why not put it on ebay via a classified advert?? no extra fees to pay with a fixed price classified listing!

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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2019, 07:29:54 AM »
I know you guys have guns and all but I never sell MX bikes from my home address, too many people checking out your security etc so they can come back to have your bike away with a five fingered discount, sounds like a proper lame excuse just to case your joint out! I had 3 bikes go when I was a kid and learned a lesson from that, they took the garage doors off!

Why not put it on ebay via a classified advert?? no extra fees to pay with a fixed price classified listing!
I make sure to screen the potential buyers very thoroughly on the phone.  If the person make me the least bit uncomfortable, I won't show the bike.  I also roll the bike outside and close the garage door, so they can only see that bike and none of my nicer stuff or tools.  I've never had an issue with it.  Plus our garage doors are on internally mounted tracks and locked down by the opener or a track lock.  You would have to work pretty hard to get in, and my garage faces the street and is very visible.  My dogs bark like crazy if anyone comes up the driveway too.

I don't like eBay because people can bid nationwide, and I just don't want to mess with shipping a bike to them.  Plus the fees on eBay are pretty high.  Craigslist is free and still attracts a ton of people.  I've had pretty good luck with it, besides the few annoying people that always show up when you are selling stuff. 
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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2019, 10:04:32 AM »
In Oklahoma it's "beware of owner" not beware of dog.
On my neighbor's gate it says "If you want to meet God, Trespass here."
My elderly neighbor across the pasture had a break, ran out in to the front lawn to call the cops.
Just his luck a cop was driving by, waved him down.  3 minutes later, dead bad guy in the bedroom.
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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #57 on: June 20, 2019, 01:40:32 PM »
I finally sold the bike today to a friend of mine. Itís nice because I got a new riding buddy, and made a little money as well. I have to admit I did feel a little sad seeing the old girl go down the street on my buddyís trailer. It really turned out to be a nice bike. At least I know itís going to a good home.
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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2019, 02:47:42 PM »
Right on, hope ya got close to what you were asking!! For as long as it was for sale I was starting to wonder if people even rode in your neck of the woods
My rides: 1994 KX500, 1988 T4, 1998, ZXI 1100 JETSKI, 2003 MOUNTAIN CAT 900
WIFES (Baby Fiver) rides: 2004 KTM 105SX,1992 LT250R, 1995 ZXI 900 JETSKI,  2011 RMK 600
SONS ride: 1995 YZ125,2002 RM 250
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Re: Project Clean Out the Closet - aka the Frankenbike
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2019, 04:42:27 PM »
Right on, hope ya got close to what you were asking!! For as long as it was for sale I was starting to wonder if people even rode in your neck of the woods
i have him a pretty good deal on it, because I know heíll enjoy it and take care of it. I still made some money on it, so Iím happy too.

The bike took a while to sell, partly because of the trip to Europe I took for my 25th wedding anniversary (I took it off Craigslist while I was gone), and partly because it has rained every weekend, and most weekdays, since March. I think guys just werenít thinking about riding, and the riding area is closed because of washed out trails anyway. The funny thing is that I ended up getting two other offers on the day my buddy told me he wanted it.  The bike went from no offers to three at the end. Thatís usually my luck.  :-D
Perhaps I have a dirt bike addiction?

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