So don't buy off craigslist because you bought a bad bike?Don't do it. I bought mine off of craig's list. I was riding it to the grocery store the second day I had it and it started spilling stuff from its underside. I was all likez WTF. The trail of stuff then caught fire and I was cruising down the street Ghost Rider style.
Made it to the store and back. Go figure.
Hahaha. Still can't believe I missed two fricken engine bolts missing! Other than that, the bike's been great. I've put 23,000 miles on it, wrecked it once, and dropped it three times, and she's still running like new!^Someone forgot to tell Max's previous SV owner that while he was fixing what was wrong with the bike he WHOOPS seemed to have forgotten to put in a few engine bolts.
Caring =/= competent
This was obviously a joke. No, I did not ride my back to the store and back with my wheel on fire.So don't buy off craigslist because you bought a bad bike?
I've been involved with two CL motorcycle transactions (one mine, and the other my friend) and both have gone flawlessly. You can't take a sample of "1" and apply it to the whole population.
If you want to find a used bike, Craigslist is your best bet. There are some bikes on Ebay, and maybe some on Cycletrader (they all seemed really expensive, most were just dealerships), but the majority will be in CL.
Use searchtempest.com. It's God's gift to looking for anything on CL. Use "Direct Results" and viola.
You know, I'm usually the guy making fun of someone for missing a joke like that. I kind of glossed over the "on-fire" part, too. Haha, my bad.This was obviously a joke. No, I did not ride my back to the store and back with my wheel on fire.
He didn't respect the engine bolts. That was his problem. You respect that bolt and things will be fine.