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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    "Young man," Ed?
    You WOULD be the one to notice that, Pilot! Lol

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    The fact that you infer my non-acceptance is what I'm talking about. (31Jan2021)
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    After a little pressure from the guys buddy and he finally offered a $250 check to cover parts. The mirrors are unavailable so far, so I guess I'll have to sand it down and do a slight bit of fill and paint.
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    Good news Rick. Glad he did the right thing.
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    That's good to hear, Rick.

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    The fact that you infer my non-acceptance is what I'm talking about. (31Jan2021)
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    Good deal. Shame he had to be pressured to do the right thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80GS1000 View Post
    Good deal. Shame he had to be pressured to do the right thing.

    Even thats a rarity these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baatfam View Post
    I've never let anyone test ride a bike I was selling, and they still sold.
    The only bike I ever test rode before buying, was at a dealership, where I showed up on a bike, wearing full gear.
    I don't allow test rides anymore. I quit after two consecutive prospective buyers crashed my bikes, then told me the were going to pass on the sale and refused to pay for the damages either. Even if the terms are cash in hand to test ride, if they crash it and say they have changed their mind and demand their money back (and they do), its call the cops and probably court. Too much hassle. Nope, no rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earlfor View Post
    I don't allow test rides anymore. I quit after two consecutive prospective buyers crashed my bikes, then told me the were going to pass on the sale and refused to pay for the damages either. Even if the terms are cash in hand to test ride, if they crash it and say they have changed their mind, its call the cops and probably court. Too much hassle. Nope, no rides.
    Agreed... The " Cash in hand " thing doesn't fly....You let them ride it. You are responsible for it. You'll lose in court { here, I don't know about where you live } ......
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    Six years ago I bought my 11E. Asking price had been lowered to $1500. All I insisted on was that the engine was cold to the touch when I arrived. It was, it started fine, I put $1500 cash in his hand and zoomed up and down the block sans helmet (Connecticut). I returned, he returned the cash.

    We talked, I asked for another ride, he asked for the cash again. Papers were signed minutes later, two days later I took possession of the bike. We were complete strangers, so no offense was intended or taken.

    First two bikes I bought were from friends of friends and friends of relatives. Completely different situations.

    Lesson learned the hard way. Did his check cover the damages?
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    Update:

    The check for the parts still hasn't arrived, but he assures me he sent it. Even emailed me a copy of the draft. I'm supposed to give it until Wednesday and if it doesn't show up, he's going to fill out some forms to cancel the check with his credit union. I told him that a gift through Paypal would work, but he didn't respond to that. I'll suggest it again if the check doesn't show up. The ignition cover(correct one) and the turn signal showed up last week, but I still haven't found a right side fairing mirror that's available. I guess parts house shipments are faster than people now.

    Mean while I got a call at work about the bike on our Cycle Trader ad from a guy in Wisconsin and a certified check should be here via FedEx this morning. Once my bank cashes it, the title and a BOS will be sent to him and he will arrange for a U-Shipper to pick it up. I've received an engine that way years ago, but never sent a bike.

    Anyone have advice, other than taking a lot of pics before it's loaded and of it in their transport? Take a pic of their DL? Should I fire it up in front of the shipper to show that it does run? Send the keys with the shipper or send it separately?
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