Well, I went to look at the bike (he is asking $6300 BTW), and it was, as advertised, in pristine shape. That is, in terms of the plastic. No scratches or chips anywhere.
However, there were still a considerable amount of bugs on the bike from the last ride (which since I'm in WI, I would bet $$ was in the fall of 2005). Also, the back tire was pretty worn, but not dead yet--probably needing replacement by summer. The front...well, let's just say that I actually asked him, "Is that safe to be riding on?"
It was completely bald in the middle and on the left edge.
Not to mention that he said this was his 3rd rear tire...in 6500 miles. Um...
Me: "So, do you, uh, do a lot of burnouts?"
Him: "Well, I'll be honest, it's not like I've never done one"
The bottom and the top of the hugger was caked with rubber bits, and the undertail was also covered in rubber.
Now maybe I'm expecting too much, but here's the way I see it:
-doesn't clean the off the bugs before they try to sell their bike
-doesn't clean the rubber off of the entire ass end before they try to sell their bike
-tries to sell their bike with 2 sh*tty tires
-Asks $300 under DEALER blue book for an essentially stock bike (CF bits, 2 bros pipe)
-Lists the bike at $6300 obo, then tells me once I'm there that the price is pretty firm after telling me that he's been trying to sell for 2 years
...isn't really serious about selling their bike.
Nice guy and all, but I think I can do better. What do you all think?