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    track bike turned into street?

    So i listed the my gsxr on CL as a track only bike as it has never been titled, keyless ignition etc. Got a guy emailing and calling me wanting to turn it back into a street bike... thoughts?

    I've filled him in on everything that comes to mind to make it street legal and he still insists he wants the bike, just trying to avoid a situation where i show someone the bike and a few nights later my garage gets broken into and my bike disappears.

    Anyone ever sold a dedicated track bike and had someone want it for street

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Do not show it at your house...EVER.

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    where do you sell a track bike if it is not registered to drive down the street ? if you have a truck/trailer, meet him at a public place. it is very simple. is that the point of this thread or are you wondering about the street legal stuff?

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    not sure, i mean i have no issue with selling the bike, it just seems weird that someone would want to buy a track bike and then dump a ton of money into it to make it a street bike. Seems fishy to me

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Do not show it at your house...EVER.
    No need to worry. Just make sure that when the buyer comes over, your firearm collection is on display near the bike.

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Tell him to find another bike. Yours is not worth turning back into a streetbike. Sell it here, fuck craigslist.

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    yea thats what im leaning towards, just seems like in one way or another its going to f me in the end

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    what is your asking price compared to other "non-track" gsxr's? does it have less miles than average? what if he didn't even ask about the conversion?

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Why worry about him wanting to convert it? He can put it on display in his living room for all you care. Just do like was already recommended - show it to him somewhere other than your house - and be done with it. Used vehicles are sold "as is" - he buys it, it's his problem, and his perogative to do whatever he wants with it.

    (I've never subscribed to the "show it somewhere else" practice, but I understand it.)

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Does Lemon Law apply to this situation? If it is titled as a street vehicle, can he claim rights under the LL that the bike is not inspectable? I don't know anything about this, just throwing fuel to the fire.

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    Every time i have listed a track bike for sale I have stated that I am not interested in answering questions about street conversions. Your phone will not stop ringing for months with stupid fucking questions.

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    shoot, I'd give you $2grand cash today if i could figure out how to get it to AZ. I miss my gsxr track bike.

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Timmy, I love it as well but with a lack of vacation this year id rather see it get used then sit in my garage till the spring.

    ended up saying da hell with the guy and just ignored him

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Craigs is notorious for Dumb people FYI.....

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    I have to say I've sold a lot of bikes on CL and after last year I'm done with it. Having a guy show up 4 hours late @ 11pm and threaten me in a email the next day to put a "hole in my head" is not worth it. And there is nothing like a GSXR to bring out the dirtbags.....

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    Craigs is notorious for Dumb people FYI.....
    That it is.
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    I have to say I've sold a lot of bikes on CL and after last year I'm done with it. Having a guy show up 4 hours late @ 11pm and threaten me in a email the next day to put a "hole in my head" is not worth it. And there is nothing like a GSXR to bring out the dirtbags.....
    That kind of junk gets forwarded to the police.

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    So its an 01 thats never been titled?? The tax the buyer is gonna get charged!!!! Holy shit they are gonna pound him with back excise and all that crap. Lol@ the buyer who tries to title and register that one.

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Quote Originally Posted by jwm2k3 View Post
    So its an 01 thats never been titled?? The tax the buyer is gonna get charged!!!! Holy shit they are gonna pound him with back excise and all that crap. Lol@ the buyer who tries to title and register that one.
    Wasn't there a thread about this recently, where people said they don't do "back taxes" on bikes in MA?

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Why worry about him wanting to convert it? He can put it on display in his living room for all you care. Just do like was already recommended - show it to him somewhere other than your house - and be done with it. Used vehicles are sold "as is" - he buys it, it's his problem, and his perogative to do whatever he wants with it.

    (I've never subscribed to the "show it somewhere else" practice, but I understand it.)
    ^^^this...but if he is a no show you loaded the bike for nothing...i had a CL dude no show to buy a p90x i was selling and i drove to a place in-between our locations to meet him...would have sucked if it was a bike to have to load/unload for nothing...i won't do that again...something small come and get it...something big/expensive meet somewhere close or come get it if it's too much trouble to move

    the other thing is if they wanted to find out where you live they could just have another vehicle follow you home after the meeting but that's a little extreme i'm sure

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    yea i ended up just not calling the guy back. That and with a name like jane smith... idk, maybe i just have trust issues in certain situations

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    I never had someone no show no call from CL but I guess it's very common. I say forget it man if it's stressing you its ain't worth it.

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Sounds like a waste of a seemingly perfectly good track bike even if it is a Gixxer

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Quote Originally Posted by burtonboarder23 View Post
    yea i ended up just not calling the guy back. That and with a name like jane smith... idk, maybe i just have trust issues in certain situations
    I feel like you made the right choice. You should always follow that funny, un-trusting gut feeling. It has ALWAYS worked toward my benefit.

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    yea i'm just going to list it here and NESBA and if someone bites then good, if i have to throw some stabilizer in it and let it sit till spring the its all good as well. CL is just way more of a pain in the ass then its worth

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    Re: track bike turned into street?

    Ebay might not be much better, but I listed a bike locally and on CL. I got jerked around, low-balled and jerked around some more. "I did my homework and research, I'm confident you'll think my offer of $3200 is good"...."I'm not selling you a 5000 dollar bike for 3200 bucks". I put the bike on ebay and it sold for over 5k...I listed it locally for 4800 and would have taken no less than 4600 for it. I even had a friend low-ball me 3500 bucks. I knew exactly what he was gonna do though, flip it and sell it for what I was originally asking.

    Of course there are retards on ebay as well. Tried to sell a snowmobile and trailer, the only guy interested had one question about both...what's the address. I asked him when he wanted to come see both, his reply asked for the address again. Gave him the zip code mentioning it would be minutes away. Not good enough for him. Pretty sure a month or two later he got busted for stealing sleds and trailers (a friends sleds were stolen out of his driveway, on the trailer). He'd steal them in one state and sell them in another. He bounced back and forth between ME and CT a lot, but he was all up for a trip to VT for an SRX700 sitting on a 2 place Triton.

    in the end use your head, you get an uneasy or "wtf" feeling going on, tell the person giving you that feeling it has been sold. Or ignore 'em.

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