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I have '06 AN400 for sale on this forum, been a member for many years. Wanted to reflect on the responses you get from bike ads now adays from Todays Bike Buyers "TBB". I have over 600 views of the ad on BUSA, 1880+ on FB Marketplace and 60+ on the Craiglist. Of those TBB who send a note half start with an offer that is less than trade in. Some want me to deliver, knee surgery prevents that. One offered lots less because they would have to ride 2 hours to pick up - weanie. I have done 12 for a good bike. Some want to trade something they do not value for something I value. I got told by one TBB that an old bike wasn't worth @#$, a new on was just $500 more than I was asking (ref: new 400 $8499), he told me he would stick down my Fn throat if I didn't like that.
Last night, I had a guy contact me, his 400 was stolen the night before, and he needed a replacement fast. I inquired about his license status, did not have one, said he had been riding for 3 years without plates, license or insurance. Didn't need them. All three are required in Indiana for 400cc bike. HIs arrogance got to me.
Taking the high road, I told him I would not sell to him. Not desperate to sell and did not want him getting away breaking the law on purpose with my help. I have been licensed, insured and road legal for 50+ years with 39 bikes under my butt.. Did I do the right thing? I think so. The bike will sit a bit longer, 2,000 views on FB surely is not a record. But I am not going to sell to some creep. Stolen bike one day, $3k cash the next?
The adventure continues. The knee replacement is healing well. Next one in a couple of months.
 

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Good on you!
Reference the knees. My wife could not ride for quite some while. But after her second replacement she was able to mount a Suzuki V-Strom, and we toured extensively on it.
We now have the Burgman (it's lower and lighter, and easier to get on and off of).
You are right not to "give away" yours. You never know, providence may say it doesn't sell so that you can continue to use it in the not to distant future? When you have had your 2nd replacement.

Either way, good luck with the sale, and your next op.
 

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Good on you!
Reference the knees. My wife could not ride for quite some while. But after her second replacement she was able to mount a Suzuki V-Strom, and we toured extensively on it.
We now have the Burgman (it's lower and lighter, and easier to get on and off of).
You are right not to "give away" yours. You never know, providence may say it doesn't sell so that you can continue to use it in the not to distant future? When you have had your 2nd replacement.

Either way, good luck with the sale, and your next op.
Ins and license plate paid till next year. Thanks for the kinds words on the bike and op.
 

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You gotta trust your gut instinct when in the trenches of Craigslist.

I think you did the right thing by saying no since you couldn’t ride the bike to a safe spot to show the bike. I would not want that person to know my address or the inside of my garage.
 

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You gotta trust your gut instinct when in the trenches of Craigslist.

I think you did the right thing by saying no since you couldn’t ride the bike to a safe spot to show the bike. I would not want that person to know my address or the inside of my garage.
Here they put address on title, can’t hide it. ☹
 
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