Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 1968 Norton 650 SS
Join Date: Oct 2012
Other Motorcycle: 1982 Maico 490 Alpha One
Extra Motorcycle: Ossa 250 M.A.R.
anyone with a stock muffler for sale?
I located an 03 for sale that looked really good. Unfortunately someone else got to it before I could get there.
The seller, an older guy, about my age I think, had my phone number tho. He called me after the sale yesterday to say that the bike is in his possession again and will be for sale again in about two weeks after cosmetic repairs are done.
The purchaser was a young guy, Im not sure how young. He, claimed to have considerable riding experience but stalled the bike four times getting it out of the driveway.
The seller then offered the money back in full, but the purchaser declined, said he was fine with it, didnt see a problem.
Five miles later at a stop sign at a slight uphill section, the buyer let the bike roll backwards a bit then dropped on the right hand side and got trapped under it.
The right hand lower fairing is broken and the muffler (stock) is toast. After wriggling free the buyer called the seller and asked for help. In the end the seller took the bike back (along with $900for damage) , dropped the bike at a local shop for repair and put the dispirited buyer on a train for home.
You cant help but feel sorry for te young guy, but I think he is lucky that things went wrong right away and at almost no speed.
Sounding really old here, but when I was at that stage bikes were terribly expensive relative to wages. For most guys a used Honda 55 or 90 was about it for affordability. After riding that for awhile you moved up to a big cb 160 with maybe 16 hp. If you really liked motorcycles and stayed with it, in a few years you might afford a 650 Triumph, or if really lucky, the blazingly fast new 60 hp Norton Commando, but they were a ton of money even used.
Inexpensive big bikes didnt exist nor did 150 hp bikes at any price.
Now a beginner can buy one with relative ease and get into trouble quick!
Last edited by worntorn; 11-04-2012 at 01:05 PM.