Too Good to Be True?


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StrongEagle
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Too Good to Be True?

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I'm really searching for a 1500 to meet my price range needs but an 1800 came up in my search... a 2002... 40,000 miles... "immaculate"... clear title... $3700. On sale since June.

Does this sound too good to be true? It does to me.

Thoughts appreciated.



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Re: Too Good to Be True?

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Only a up close inspection can say.Person to person to bike.
If you get a sob story like ...It was my husband's and it's too painful to talk about..etc...Send a deposit....Or it's in storage now...That's a key to a scam.
Never divulge your info or give away your money till you have proof..including the legal paperwork...Don't accept the statement that" I'll get that for you".
Either it is legit or not...
When I sold my 1200,I had the clear title in hand and a bill of sale ready to be notorized before any money was exchanged.

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Re: Too Good to Be True?

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I recently purchased an '03 GL1800A with ABS, new CB, heated grips, passenger arm rests, cup holder, a set of maintenance videos, 12V accessory port, 12V battery port, sawed-off knob key, and other random farkles with 53K miles for $6K. I thought I got a great deal, but yours might be even better.
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Re: Too Good to Be True?

Post by AZgl1800 »

personal circumstances can deflate the asking price,

but you must see it in person, and it must have a clear title.

my '02 had 97,500 miles Jan 2105 when I gave $7k for it.
it was in primo condition at a dealership...
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Re: Too Good to Be True?

Post by doxbike »

Recently sold my 1500 for $3700- pristine with 55,000 miles. with intercom helmets, progressive suspension, multiple power ports, etc, etc

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Re: Too Good to Be True?

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Three years ago I sold my 1996-SE Pearl White with 210,000 miles for $2500. Had recently rebuilt the front forks and replaced the rear shocks. Came across a 2008 1800-HPNA with 3300 miles on the odo and couldn't pass it up. The buyer drove 4 hrs to see the bike, test drove it and handed me cash. We talked about all the work done to the bike, included a complete service manual, spare rear rim and rear pumpkin..even included a nice leather jacket for his GF/wife. Still in touch with the buyer! Was really sad to see it go...but he was happy with his purchase...and still is!
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Re: Too Good to Be True?

Post by Viking »

StrongEagle wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:01 pm
I'm really searching for a 1500 to meet my price range needs but an 1800 came up in my search... a 2002... 40,000 miles... "immaculate"... clear title... $3700. On sale since June.

Does this sound too good to be true? It does to me.

Thoughts appreciated.
I would not travel across seven states to ensure it was legit, but if you can get right next to it and see it, touch it, taste it and hear it run, it may just be the best deal of the century. Too good to be true?? Maybe, but again, maybe not. You need to investigate in person. Take a pal with you to prevent a robbery, LMAO. Do not leave a deposit. If the deal is legit, be ready to pay in full and take the bike with you.
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Re: Too Good to Be True?

Post by joeincalif »

It has to be a scam,. On sale since JUNE, come on now. If it was real it would be gone by now. I like to play with ads like that. Answer the ad and say your interested, Their reply will probably be something like, I'm deployed now but the bike is ready to ship. or if you know what town the bike is in tell them you have a son that lives near them and you want their address so he can go check it out. You will probably never hear from them again.
here are a couple TO GOOD TO BE TRUE ads
https://fresno.craigslist.org/mcy/d/200 ... 74646.html

https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/mcy/ ... 66561.html


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