Bike for wife recommendations

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Re: Bike for wife recommendations

Post by mtd679 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:51 pm

I read about this bike on thumpertalk. Check to see if it's still available. Some guy said he offered the guy $2k for it, and he took it. Great deal, if it's true. What a freakin' idiot.
bunch of bike I don't ride...

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Re: Bike for wife recommendations

Post by Grady » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:41 pm

I hope that guy didn't actually send any money, smells like a scam to me. This is the response I received when I asked if it was still for sale.

"Hi,There are 1500 miles on it, the bike is in great condition, has been properly maintained, has never been dropped or abused in any way. It has a clear title and the price I`m selling it for is $2990, which is including all shippings charges.
I live in Washington DC but I`m currently working in the UK (London) and I`ll be staying here for the next approximately 7 months, anyway I`m using MoneyBookers services so I can sell this bike without difficulty. I left it at their warehouse before leaving to the UK. They will take care of the delivery with a 14-day return policy so you will have the chance to test and inspect it before final decision.
If you want to purchase it, let me know and I will explain you how MoneyBookers works and how we can move forward.
I am waiting your email.
Thanks.

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Re: Bike for wife recommendations

Post by Roadracer_Al » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:06 am

Sung to the tune of Monty Pythons Spam Song:

Scam Scam Scam Scam



I hit the same guy who was selling an SV1000, with the exact same spiel. He won't answer emails when you ask to see the bike in person.

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Re: Bike for wife recommendations

Post by Grady » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:23 pm

Same here. I replied asking to inspect the bike prior to any exchange of funds, and so far no reply.

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Re: Bike for wife recommendations

Post by drewbird911 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:35 am

I really like my XT 225! I got it on e-bay for less than > $3,000. My second choice would be the TW200. How did you get her interested? I am working on my wife but she is lukewarm to the Dual Sport idea, and may end up on a scooter.

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Re: Bike for wife recommendations

Post by Grady » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:36 pm

She wasn't a big fan of riding on the back of my cruiser, so she just decided to get her license and buy her own. Now that I have a dual sport, she thinks that looks like fun and wants one of her own also. She actually really liked riding mine on the street because of the more upright riding position. I have a feeling once she gets one we'll probably say goodbye to the cruisers. I hardly ever ride mine anymore since I bought the Husky anyway.

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Re: Bike for wife recommendations

Post by mdubya » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:55 pm

Grady wrote:She wasn't a big fan of riding on the back of my cruiser, so she just decided to get her license and buy her own. Now that I have a dual sport, she thinks that looks like fun and wants one of her own also. She actually really liked riding mine on the street because of the more upright riding position. I have a feeling once she gets one we'll probably say goodbye to the cruisers. I hardly ever ride mine anymore since I bought the Husky anyway.
If she likes your Husky, the DRZ might be a good choice. It is a really competent and easy to ride bike. It is not a lightweight, but it really isn't a pig either.
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Re: Bike for wife recommendations

Post by Roadracer_Al » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:30 am

I keep hoping my wife's taste in bikes will change from cruisers/'80s UJMs into something more reliable. Her DAMN '83 Maxim 650 is leaving a giant puddle of oil in our shed, and I'm of course, expected to fix it.

Cruisers are for people who don't actually like to ride bikes, just look faaaaabulous. IMHO.

BTW, how cool is it that we have a bunch of people that have spouses that ride? :hug:

+1 on the DRZ -- if she's coming from a cruiser, she'll think the DRZ is a featherweight.

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Re: Bike for wife recommendations

Post by Grady » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:20 pm

I have to admit I still like my cruiser. I'm not a big fan of the cruiser community or style, but I still enjoy riding it. It's a plush comfortable ride, kind of like a motorized lazy boy. It's really enjoyable on long rolling country roads, as long as your not in a hurry.

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