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Geez I Hate Lying Ads!
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Found a pretty good looking bike for my son on the internet today (in Gumtree sales).
One of those little 250 Virago's.
The photos look schmick. The price was right ($1500)

I rang the bloke and he told me that it is in great condition and ready for Roadworthy.

So I grabbed my son and we raced over to see it.  


There was not one piece of chrome that wasn't rusted, the shockers were shot, the tank was dented and scratched, the paint was dismal, and the whole Motor and wheel hubs were corroded beyond help, the tyres were half worn, and it ran like a bag of soggy weet-bix.

All the handlebar switches were worn out and the plastic knobs cracked and faded, the speedo face was faded, the throttle and clutch cables were worn and cracked, the pack rack so rusted I thought it was painted matte Brown, the foot peg rubbers were worn down, and the handgrips were worn out.
     

What a load of crap!!!

But it had a new battery  

Obviously I picked the daylights out of it to him and he could see we were not too happy to have wasted our time.  
As you can imagine, my son was very disappointed.
Why do people do this?  
 




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Photos are deceptive, I found that with my Springer.
Lottsa little blemishes and small scratches that didn't show in the pix.

But to SAY itz in 'great condition' is pretty bloody crook. What a Cockhead  

 




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Don't get me started. Fuckwits like this give me the shits.
 



 
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Don't get me started. Fuckwits like this give me the shits.


Start  mate......     
 




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Shonky prick , though I spose ya get what you pay for . Little starter 250s are usually more than double that if their in good nick , as far as I remember .
Might have to bump yer price or lower yer expectations Ken . Just saying .
 




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+1....shonky prick...reads like it wasn't worth $100,not even for spare parts
 



 
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Found an old sign on FB rusty the other night he wanted two hundy.
One bloke piped me and then dropped out,the poster told me it was mine and I arranged to get my unk to
pick up and pay for it the next day.
Well the fuckhead renigged and sold it to someone else for five hundy while he was telling me he was settling his infant down to bed.
No honour no creadence and no class.

Yes I did scramble the family into doing something for me just so a wood duck can fuck me around.
 



 
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Davo wrote:  
Shonky prick , though I spose ya get what you pay for . Little starter 250s are usually more than double that if their in good nick , as far as I remember .
Might have to bump yer price or lower yer expectations Ken . Just saying .


Yep Davo, that's why we jumped on it. Nice bike in photos, bloke described it as really good condition (ready for RWC) yet he only wanted $1500.

The photos on the net show no rust and good paint and it looks almost new. I bet they are photos of when he first go it.  
Total deception!

We'll keep looking for a bike for him. We'll find him something up to 650cc.
He'd love a Yammy 650 Vstar Classic, but they are about $5000+

He will only have about $2000 so will probably end up on some dinky 250.
But as he says, at least he will be riding  
 




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OK, an update.

Disgruntled with the crap bikes available for only $2000 we went to Melbourne today to look at some bikes for him.
It ended up a decision between a Suzuki 250 Intruder and a Hyosung 250 Aquila. Both Cruiser styles.

Well, the Suzuki won him over when he saw them together, and he liked the feel of it.

$2000 wasn't going to buy him anything worth having, so it ended up costing him $4000, but he'll have a decent bike for his learning time, and not some rusty piece of crap.
I took it for a test ride for him and it was fun squirting around on this little bike in busy traffic  

So, here's what he got for his first bike. A 2009 Suzuki 250 Intruder Cruiser.  

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Jake, the happy chappy  
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Top stuff Ken,now get ridin with him
 




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Nothing wrong with that Ken looks a ripper, bet the young bloke sleeps with it tonight.

             
 




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Nothing wrong with that Ken looks a ripper, bet the young bloke sleeps with it tonight.

             

Yep, it's a cool looking learner bike.
That's what is bugging him at the moment Mick. He can't pick it up yet till the shop does the Roadworthy certificate. Probably next week because of Anzac day tomorrow everything is shut.
He's gone up the pub to play pool with his girlfriend just now to ease his frustrations  
 




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Well done Ken, he is going to have a ball on the .

                 
 



 
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Best of luck with the bike..............stay safe.
 



 
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Onya Ken ....exactly the bike my daughter had a coupla years ago . She had an 09 model . Resale is great ....she paid 5k and 18 months later got $4900 .

Ride safe young fella .  
 




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Fantastic mate.
 



 
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happy days Ken ,enjoy the riding together.
 




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Thanks blokes.  

While unloading Jakes bike photos from my phone I also found the photos of the original thread theme, the rip-off lying ad of the Virago we went and looked at.

Here are the photos I took of the bike he said was in good condition and ready for Roadworthy!  

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virago_4  

virago_5  

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Congrats jake, good to see ya on the rd mate.


Yep that's a bucket of shit for sure ken, should have told the Gillard to pay for ya petrol over there
 



 
 
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Yep, wouldn't have been happy on seeing that heap of shit.
 




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