testy

Author Topic: Craigslist!  (Read 993 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Stev-o

  • Ain't no
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 28,436
  • Central Texas
Craigslist!
« on: September 23, 2018, 08:52:56 am »
Stolen from the Triples forum....


I frequent our local Craig's list motorcycles just to see whats on the market and how it's priced.

I have noticed a trend of usual Cliques used on Craig's List some are........... quite comical.



"Price is semi firm"

"Bad health can't ride anymore..................will consider trades"

"Needs the usual, carb cleaning, tires, cables, stator, brakes rebuilt, and seat reupholstered".

"Great condition won't take much to get it going again, motor locked up"

"Ran when parked 27 years ago"

"This model is semi collectible"

"Easy fix and ride"

"Only ridden a few times in dry weather"

"Can't find Title so selling with bill of sale only"

"Needs minor cosmetic details, turn signals, side covers, handlebars, gauges, and seat"

"Just needs battery, battery's been dead for 4 years"

"Basket case, but one basket may have got lost when I moved"

"Firm price or best offer"

"Most parts are there"

"Just needs Tuning"

"Ran when new"

"Easy fix project bike"

"Will run on starter fluid"

Do you have any you can add?
'74 "Big Bang" Honda 750K [836].....'71 Honda 750K project.....'76 Honda 550F.....K3 Park Racer.....K5 Fiddy Dolla Special!......CB500 Fiddy Dolla Special too!!............plus plus plus.........

Offline bill440cars

  • Starting To Feel More Like A
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,170
  • The Flying Dutchman (Little Slower--Tickets & Age!
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 09:03:51 am »
Stolen from the Triples forum....


I frequent our local Craig's list motorcycles just to see whats on the market and how it's priced.

I have noticed a trend of usual Cliques used on Craig's List some are........... quite comical.



"Price is semi firm"

"Bad health can't ride anymore..................will consider trades"

"Needs the usual, carb cleaning, tires, cables, stator, brakes rebuilt, and seat reupholstered".

"Great condition won't take much to get it going again, motor locked up"

"Ran when parked 27 years ago"

"This model is semi collectible"

"Easy fix and ride"

"Only ridden a few times in dry weather"

"Can't find Title so selling with bill of sale only"

"Needs minor cosmetic details, turn signals, side covers, handlebars, gauges, and seat"

"Just needs battery, battery's been dead for 4 years"

"Basket case, but one basket may have got lost when I moved"

"Firm price or best offer"

"Most parts are there"

"Just needs Tuning"

"Ran when new"

"Easy fix project bike"

"Will run on starter fluid"

Do you have any you can add?


        LOL!!!!  No, I think that pretty much covers it...….And Then Some!!!!

  Cool post. Have to say, it IS amazing how some people's minds work!  ::)
       
Member # 1969
PRAYERS ALWAYS FOR: Bre, Jeff & Virginia, Bear, Trevor & Brianna ( Close Friend's Daughter)
"Because HE lives, I can Face Tomorrow"                  
 You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks, Just Takes A Little Bit Longer & A Lot More Patience!! 

              "Married To A Special Lady"

Main Rides: 1969 Plymouth GTX, 2007 Charger R/T,  Dad's '93 Dakota LE 4x4, '66 CB77
Builds I Want To Do:  Super Hawk Cafe, Dad's 250 Jawa Replica, CB450K7, CL450K6, CB400F,
& My First M/C Experience: 1958 Jawa Pioneer

Offline ekpent

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,048
  • To many bikes-but lookin' for more
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 09:28:39 am »
 Barn find  ::) 
 Transmission is fine expect second gear but I just skip it when I ride  ;)
  I just talked to a 'seller' this morning from CL add and I could not coax a price out of him for the bikes and parts HE was trying to sell. He wanted me to help him price his stuff so he could get the most. Surprised he did not want me to come over and polish everything up and take better pictures while I was there. If a seller has a price high or low I am cool with that but I am not going to do a big dance and price his stuff for him. Always more down the road.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2018, 09:41:51 am by ekpent »

Online jgger

  • Hot Shot
  • ***
  • Posts: 686
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 12:45:40 pm »
Selling my 02 honda f4i has 2017 tags bike has a kill switch that i cant find so cant turn it on

I just cut and pasted that one!

Offline dhall57

  • Old Timer
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,355
  • The 70's! SOHC4 Honda's & Marcia Brady of course.
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2018, 01:58:43 pm »
I always like the "All original bike" listing. And as soon as you see the pics you know its BS ???
1970 CB750KO
1971 CB500KO-project bike
1973 CB350G- project bike
1974 CB750K4-project bike
1974 CB750K4
1976 CB750K6
1977 GL1000
1997 Harley Wideglide

Offline bhudders

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 07:46:10 am »



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline MoMo

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 8,071
  • Ride like you're invisible
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 08:37:10 am »
expent wrote barn find, I frequently see "true barn find".   Guess that makes it not a lie?  You've covered most every other BS I've seen...Larry

Offline Fezzler

  • Enthusiast
  • **
  • Posts: 158
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2018, 09:32:03 am »
I'm newbie, but...

"Tires hold air."

Well, I guess that beats dragging off the truck.
1978 Honda CB550 Four K4
1971 Honda CB500 Four K0
2008 105th Anniversary Edition HD Road King
(Sold) 1998 Honda Shadow ACE Deluxe VT750

Offline MikeSimon

  • MotoManiac
  • Hot Shot
  • ***
  • Posts: 723
  • Motorcycle Addict
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2018, 11:02:11 am »
When I first read it, I was a little confused. Thought steve-o was posting about clubs of scammers (cliques).. :o.then I realized it was about clichés (phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought) 8)

How about the classic ebay description:

"Will clean up nicely"
1973 CB350F -sold
1974 CB350F -218 orig miles, sold
1976 CB750K - in restoration

Other Hondas:
3 x CBX
CB1100R
GB500
Plus Kawasakis, BMws & Ducatis

Offline 70CB750

  • Labor omnia vincit improbus.
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,147
  • Northern Virginia
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2018, 01:15:28 pm »
Unique or Rare or One of a kind

Offline 05c50

  • 05c50
  • Hot Shot
  • ***
  • Posts: 685
    • Classic Motorcycle Solution
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2018, 03:19:05 pm »
"Starts and runs great, just needs carbs sinked"

"Bike is in perfect condition, just needs an engine and they're cheap on ebay"

......Paul
Wear a helmet,the life you save may be your own.Ask me how I know.               CB650C,CB550F,GL1000,CB750A

Offline carnivorous chicken

  • Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 791
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2018, 03:24:46 pm »
"restored" -- then a list of non-oem parts, paint, etc., wi.th photos to match

Online Greaser Greg

  • My wife loves it when I have a
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 42
  • Yamshalagwana ma
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2018, 03:39:48 pm »
When they replace everything that is needed to run the bike and want to charge double market value because all the basics are new.

Offline Bankerdanny

  • Eventually I will be old enough in reality to be
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,832
  • Endeavor to persevere
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2018, 04:03:28 pm »
Facebook marketplace gets some good ones too. There is a CB900F that posted today that reads (in part): 1982 CB900F barn find...These are very fast and very hard to find...missing the exhaust, battery, headlight, blinkers are broken, I'm sure the carbs need to be gone through. $300 firm

"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that you never know if they're true" - Abraham Lincoln

Current: '76 CB750F, '74 CB550k project bike, '77 CB550F basket case engine donor. Previous:  '75 CB550F, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125 Scooter, '75 Harley FXE Superglide, '77 GL1000, '77 CB550k, '68 Suzuki 80 (K11 probably, it's been 30 years), '68 Yamaha YR2, '69 BMW R69S, '71 Honda SL175, '02 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, '89 Yamaha FJ1200

Offline 754

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 25,259
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2018, 09:14:36 pm »
That last one sounds pretty good.
Except I have a dohc allergy, and a no kicker allergy..
Maker of the WELDLESS 750 Frame Kit
dodogas99@gmail.com
Kelowna B.C.       Canada

My next bike will be a ..ANFOB.....

It's All part of the ADVENTURE...

73 836cc.. Green, had it for 3 decades!!
Lost quite a few CB 750's along the way

Offline scottly

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,225
  • Humboldt, AZ
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2018, 10:06:45 pm »
I got a chuckle from "ran when new". ;D Honest, but not very informative...
Don't fix it if it ain't broke!
Helmets save brains. Always wear one and ride like everyone is trying to kill you....

Offline Stev-o

  • Ain't no
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 28,436
  • Central Texas
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2018, 03:08:33 pm »
"restored" -- then a list of non-oem parts, paint, etc., wi.th photos to match

Along the same line....."All original"

Then ya look at the pics and has aftermarket seat cover, exhaust, grips etc!!!
'74 "Big Bang" Honda 750K [836].....'71 Honda 750K project.....'76 Honda 550F.....K3 Park Racer.....K5 Fiddy Dolla Special!......CB500 Fiddy Dolla Special too!!............plus plus plus.........

Offline 34barab

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 16
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2018, 05:24:06 pm »
Two of my favorites are: "needs nothing!" and "perfect condition.....except....."

Offline Stev-o

  • Ain't no
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 28,436
  • Central Texas
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2018, 06:29:12 am »
Heres another one:

"Feel free to call or text"   and then there is no number!

Pretty good deal on this 550 too...


https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1978-honda-cb550/6693797027.html
'74 "Big Bang" Honda 750K [836].....'71 Honda 750K project.....'76 Honda 550F.....K3 Park Racer.....K5 Fiddy Dolla Special!......CB500 Fiddy Dolla Special too!!............plus plus plus.........

Offline BigJimG

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 20
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2018, 08:38:33 am »
1975 CB750F
1977 CB750F2

Offline 05c50

  • 05c50
  • Hot Shot
  • ***
  • Posts: 685
    • Classic Motorcycle Solution
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2018, 09:17:22 am »
Here's one that hit's most of the cliches.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mcy/d/1976-honda-cb750/6705553550.html

"It's a 1976 Honda cb 750 with original velocity stacks"   :)Huh???????

.......Paul
Wear a helmet,the life you save may be your own.Ask me how I know.               CB650C,CB550F,GL1000,CB750A

Offline Bankerdanny

  • Eventually I will be old enough in reality to be
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,832
  • Endeavor to persevere
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2018, 09:30:49 am »
While the bike itself has potential, it is a mishmash of parts most of which were added long after the bike was new.

I wonder if he knows the front fender is on backwards.
"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that you never know if they're true" - Abraham Lincoln

Current: '76 CB750F, '74 CB550k project bike, '77 CB550F basket case engine donor. Previous:  '75 CB550F, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125 Scooter, '75 Harley FXE Superglide, '77 GL1000, '77 CB550k, '68 Suzuki 80 (K11 probably, it's been 30 years), '68 Yamaha YR2, '69 BMW R69S, '71 Honda SL175, '02 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, '89 Yamaha FJ1200

Offline 754

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 25,259
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2018, 09:35:38 am »
I want the tank
Maker of the WELDLESS 750 Frame Kit
dodogas99@gmail.com
Kelowna B.C.       Canada

My next bike will be a ..ANFOB.....

It's All part of the ADVENTURE...

73 836cc.. Green, had it for 3 decades!!
Lost quite a few CB 750's along the way

Offline ekpent

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,048
  • To many bikes-but lookin' for more
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2018, 12:55:14 pm »
Another common CL thing as that add shows--
They are brakes not 'breaks' and no I am not the grammar police.

Offline Stev-o

  • Ain't no
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 28,436
  • Central Texas
Re: Craigslist!
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2018, 04:50:57 pm »
Another common CL thing as that add shows--
They are brakes not 'breaks' and no I am not the grammar police.

C'mon Eric, give the guy a brake!

"These bikes have a cult following."
    Are we a cult?!  Cool...
'74 "Big Bang" Honda 750K [836].....'71 Honda 750K project.....'76 Honda 550F.....K3 Park Racer.....K5 Fiddy Dolla Special!......CB500 Fiddy Dolla Special too!!............plus plus plus.........

 

;