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v1nn1e

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v1nn1e says:

Selling Private instead of P/X

I've just put my bike up for sale and am amazed at how few private ads there are these days - 90% seem to all be from dealers.

Would you only buy from a dealer? Do you always P/X your bike from a dealer? Would you consider selling privately?

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v1nn1e

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v1nn1e says:

Yeah!

Looking at Gixer 750's, K1/K2.

Although, I'd really love a 675 - but just a bit too much still at the moment.

Probably do me good to have something other than a Triumph for a change :biggrin:

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TheCriticalMass

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Farewell 955i

I recognise the dates and MO so hi.  It's me who bought the 955i.  I look forward to picking it up today.  I has been nice to find a bike owned by somebody I want to buy a bike from.  I didn't need to risk riding your bike as I was selecting you as the vendor (although the bike is rather pretty).  I believe that the person is more important than whatever a 20 minute ride on a bike can tell me.  Thank you.  I will give it an easy time as it enters the Autumn of its life.  My riding habits are:  Mainly weekends, mainly sunny days and always washed before putting it away.

I hope you find the GXSR you are looking for. :smile

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v1nn1e

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v1nn1e says:

Nice moniker!

Hope you're enjoying it - seller's worst nightmare is that you hit probs the next day!

Glad the sun came out on the Sunday - hope you were able to get out and start to get used to it...:smile

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m1ks

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m1ks says:

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wacca1 says:

Then you have the problem if they want a test ride... plus how do they pay - a cheque can still bounce after it is shown as cleared in your bank (you have to leave it a little while longer)

I know I sound paranoid but better safe than sorry!!!

Fair enough being paranoid and commendable.
Re the test ride, the potential buyer turns up with a cash deposit in full which gets handed over , he breaks it, he buys it and proof of valid insurance for the bike, without both of these he/she doesn't get a test ride, regardless, as, if nothing else, you're allowing someone to illegally ride your bike on a public road.
Anyone gripes about this or turns up without the money is likely a test pilot and they're wasting your time.
You can offer them a pillion as an alternative.
If they want to buy and pay by cheque you take the cheque and then hold the bike until it clears, (ideally 7 days, 5 full working days to go through the clearing system)

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sam1970

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sam1970 says:

easier way

I used these guys instead

http://www.actionmotorcycles.co.uk/sellyourbike/index.php

they picked my bike up and sold it for me on through their dealership

Was all free and only took a couple of weeks and so much easier than dealing with selling it myself

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used2bfast

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used2bfast says:

Bought private myself

many times. Just get it checked out, ie see the reg doc, make sure it ties up with who is selling it. Get it hpi'd

Take a mate, or a car, something to leave as security and ask for a test ride. Make sure you are insured.

 Selling privately? just expect the above, and be prepared.

If you do it right, you can save a fortune.

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TheCriticalMass

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Nice Moniker?

Hi V1NN1E

I have had no problems and that is no surprise to me.  A well looked after bike.  Yes Sunday was good.  I did more than a tank full on that day but wrists, neck and shoulder muscles were shot by then.  My daughter went pillion for some of that too.  Now she wants to aim for a GSXR 750.
I can't get enough of that howling intake roar.  I hope I can retain my sense (and licence).
Rain all week so it has been garaged since 1st Sunday.
Have you found a Gixer yet?
The Moniker seems to fit me well!:lol:
By for now

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v1nn1e

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v1nn1e says:

CriticalMass

Check your inbox (on this site)

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RoadieRoger

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RoadieRoger says:

Private Ads

Plenty of buyers about .My son sold his Hornet and his wife her Van Van , with a £10 ad in MCN  . Went in no time at all to cash buyers .

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