First off, new member....Hello,
Ive been a rider for years but have moved from cruisers to sport bikes. I've finally settled on a very pretty 05 F4i with very few kms.
Before this I was minutes from picking up a clean looking 2007 750 Gixxer. Seller worked out of a motorcycle shop and seemed like a nice knowledgeable and enthusiastic guy. Despite this he said this was his bike and it was a private sale. Literally, right before putting my shoes on with the 6 G's in my pocket I decided to do a quick online VIN check. REBUILT. Of course.
Nowhere in the ad does he mention rebuild and never once mentioned it chatting away with me about how great it was. Infact, the beginning of the ad says: "This Suzuki is Perfect". What BS! Here is a link to the ad.
Lots of people say explicitly in their ads if its a rebuild. That is the honest thing to do. Saying a rebuild is "perfect" is a load and he knows it. Now I'm getting all pissed off again.
When I asked him about it he said "Oh I thought you knew.". If you didnt mention it in your ad and you don't tell me why would I know? He started going into something about the frame being replaced.
I remained very polite and let him know I would not be purchasing it. In retrospect maybe I should have gave him some words (huge waste of my time) but all is ok now.
I'm picking up a beautiful F4i tomorrow with a clean title so things are just dandy. Moral is, don't let your emotions get in the way of common sense. Do the checks and remember there's always a better bike out there, waiting.