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Craigslist special. A college grad bought it 6 weeks ago, put on 400 miles, spray painted a bunch of parts terrible frat boy color, including the wheels - yikes - then decided he was ready for a 600cc.

But the bike should be like new, and hopefully I can strip or repaint the really ugly parts. The guy is leaving it outside on the streets of Philly too. It's my rescue operation. Hopefully he doesn't sell it out from under me before the rain lets up.

I've been out of biking for several years to raise babies. I wanted a small bike, but no carbs after a really really bad experience trying to rebuild an old Seca 550.

Happy to see a healthy forum, as I'm hoping to do most maintenance myself.
 

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Welcome and please go rescue that bike from rich little idiot living off mommy and daddys credit card! Please post pics of the before, during and after. Should be interesting! These bikes are a blast too. Are you from PA?
 

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Hello PAJKRUBI, thanks. I didn't want to say it, but the kid definitely has more money than sense. The wheels he painted lime green, various other bits clown orange, new pipes and led under lighting. He'll probably take a $2000 hit for 4 weeks of riding. Oh well - I might give him the please don't kill yourself speech after the title switches - seems like a good kid, just too much money for his own good.

I'm totally stoked to get a modern mechanically sound machine again. I've only ridden dangerous old has-been machines since I sold my first bike, a new Ducati Monster, for the first house down payment. Then the kids started coming. I can't wait to have a machine that starts every time again!

Will post some pics - it may become legendary how badly this kid beat this beautiful bike with an ugly stick from showroom new condition.

Yeah, I'm in Collegeville.
 

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I think there's a picture of that poor bike on this forum someplace.
 

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Welcome! Hope everything goes smoothly with the transaction Wednesday. I'm looking forward to seeing the pics of this mistreated machine. Hopefully you can get it back to where it needs to be.
 

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The wife and I were just down your way a few weeks ago. We went to the king of prussia mall and spent the day. If you ever wanna get out of the city and come up and ride some scenic back country roads let me know and I can take you out around up here.
 

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PLEASE don't tell me it's this one....



I am truly sorry for you......
AHHHHHHH, MY EYES!!!!!!! AHHHHH THEY BURN!!!!!! PLEASE MAKE IT GO AWAY!!

Whoever did that to that poor bike should be beat with the stock muffler!!!
 

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That's an atrocity. Lmao. But nothing some powder coating can't fix. I wish I could have found a decent priced used one. :( But if I can get a new one for the same price, I'd go new.
 

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That's the good thing (for us that already own them) about these bikes though is they have incredible resale value! The one in the link that etiainen posted is only $200 less than what I paid for mine BRAND NEW with 4 miles on it and that one has over 1,200 on it. I like how he says he only used it to commute to work a few times. LOL Must be one HELL of a commute to rack up 1,200 miles in a few trips! HA HA
 
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