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Offline norton73

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« on: May 29, 2017, 10:32:10 PM »
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/6149559460.html

"Secret decoder for CL motorcycle ads:

"by owner".... sneaky dealer
"have not tried to start it".... it wouldn't start no matter how hard I tried
"ran good when I parked it".... it died
"can be made street legal" ..... it can't be made street legal
"have not ridden it much"..... owes years of DMV fees
"out if the DMV computer".... owes years of DMV fees
"bill of sale only" .... stolen
"classic" .... junk
"collectible".... junk
"vintage" ..... old junk
"restoration candidate".... rusty
"project" .... time suck
"mechanic's special" .... money suck
"import".... parts orphan
"rare" .... was never popular
"street fighter".... fairing destroyed in a crash
"duel sport/exhaust" .... spelling is not my strong suit/will participate in chivalrous battle for honor
"previous owner dropped it"..... I dropped it
"must sell"..... will never be sold at the laughable price I am asking
"testing the waters".... hoping to find a bigger fool
"don't waste my time".... but allow me to waste yours
"serious buyers only".... one joker at a time
"Nevada tags".... not legal in California
"many new parts".... JC Whitney
"head turner".... missing muffler baffles
"will trade for '67 Corvette, Shelby Cobra or '80's 911 Turbo"..... I smoke meth

Ducati, Honda, Harley, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM, Sportster, HD, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vincent Black Lightning 1952, enduro, dual, super, moto, bad ass, supermoto, cray, Nigerian prince"
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Offline gulfcoaster

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 05:21:00 PM »
So true. But my favorite is the tag line at the end. Because someone‚Äč searching for Ducatis is going to be interested in your 25 year old xr200 rust bucket!!

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Offline jrobinson

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 05:57:04 PM »
"it needs _________ replaced/fixed, easy fix" = I don't have a clue how to work on my bike
"Custom bobber build, 90% finished, just needs brakes, lights and wiring finished" = I cut away half the bike, but don't know how to fix this pile of junk

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 06:03:57 PM »
I have yet to figure out what "original miles" are...as if there are aftermarket miles?