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too good to be true?

Postby made2care » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:20 am



Well, as some of you are aware, I am wanting to upgrade to an 1800. Found an 06 with only 3,000 miles and they want 10,500.
Something a little fishy here? Logic is telling me a bike being used is a bike working. obviously this bike has sat, but that's not too bad is it?
Let me know what you think.

P.S. If you have an 1800 should i be aware of any issues(recalls, etc) with certain years, i am sure there aren't but just doing my research.
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Re: too good to be true?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:13 am

I know there was a recall on the brakes, I think the rear brake. There is more info on this site somewhere. Maybe do a search for 'Recall' I am not sure of the year span, I believe it was up to the 2012 models.
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Re: too good to be true?

Postby seelyark1 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:40 am

Lots of bikes sit in the garage not being ridden. Go take a look at it and see for yourself. May be a really good deal. 8-)
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Re: too good to be true?

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:47 am

Yep, talk with the owner, he might be a weekend rider and not go out of town much....

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Re: too good to be true?

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:41 pm

You really have to be careful.
There are bikes that are only ridden very little around town and could have low miles. Have you looked at it?
There has been a scam here in DFW where someone has posted a Goldwing trike on Craigslist for I think around $3000.
Someone finally posted that the woman was only trying to get emails and phone numbers so she could sell them.
There was no bike for sale.
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Re: too good to be true?

Postby made2care » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:57 pm

It's quite a drive , 14 hrs. Sold by a consignment co. Will probably pass.

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Re: too good to be true?

Postby Phunnybone » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:10 pm

schoenthal wrote:You really have to be careful.
There are bikes that are only ridden very little around town and could have low miles. Have you looked at it?
There has been a scam here in DFW where someone has posted a Goldwing trike on Craigslist for I think around $3000.
Someone finally posted that the woman was only trying to get emails and phone numbers so she could sell them.
There was no bike for sale.


Same one must be posting down here in FL. Keep seeing a white trike for only $2900 - definitely fishy.

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Re: too good to be true?

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:12 am

I see MC ads on Craigslist all the time with ridiculously low prices and out of area phone numbers or email addresses for contact information. I skip over them as obvious phishing ads... looking for your phone number or email address for some underhanded purpose.

There are PLENTY of legitimate low-priced motorcycles for sale out there. You have to look often, and be prepared to drop everything and go see the bike if it's a legit ad.. I missed out on a low mileage ninja last year for dirt cheap money... I was looking at the ads while working nights, and the ad was posted and the bike sold before I got off work at 7am... I refused to phone someone in the middle of the night, and missed out on a deal I could have doubled my money on... so, deals are out there... and so are rip-offs... We have to be willing to walk away, or not waste our time on the traps..

schoenthal wrote:You really have to be careful.
There are bikes that are only ridden very little around town and could have low miles. Have you looked at it?
There has been a scam here in DFW where someone has posted a Goldwing trike on Craigslist for I think around $3000.
Someone finally posted that the woman was only trying to get emails and phone numbers so she could sell them.
There was no bike for sale.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: too good to be true?

Postby PastoT » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:18 pm

I think you're probably right passing up, but its hard to tell without looking at the information... could be from an estate sale, but who knows. I'm member to 5 Goldwing or GL1800 forums and there are plenty 1800's available and from members that are well known and long time members. I think if I were to upgrade from my 2002, I'd be looking at forum members and find my own financing vice ebay/craigslist/etc. Now you did say the one you were looking at was 14hrs away, if they do say where the bike can be seen, you might find a forum member in the local willing to eyeball the bike also maybe even test it out and such.


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