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Ever Bought A Bike On Trust?

Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by DCS222, Mar 15, 2019.

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  1. DCS222

    DCS222 First Class Member

    May 22, 2017
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    Have you ever seen a great deal with great photos and backstory that you thought, “Fuck it!” And just bought another motorcycle???
     
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  2. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

    Sep 25, 2013
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    Yes, and cars. Loads of times.
     
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  3. Chortlingjack

    Chortlingjack Active Member

    Mar 9, 2019
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    Never. Nor would l. :)
     
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  4. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Pretty well bought my Doris over the phone, the guys ad was so detailed and gave the impression it was well looked after, off eBay too:oops:!!put a deposit down over the phone saying I’d pay the rest when I saw her and I’d give the full amount if it was as described. Hired a van and drove to Preston to pick her up, it was lucky I didn’t take the train as there were all the original bits too, fell in love immediately, the bike was good as well, did the deal, loaded up and I’ve been a happy bunny ever since.
     
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  5. stinger

    stinger Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2017
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    Yep, and could even qualify for the "bought while intoxicated" thread too.
     
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  6. Johnjo

    Johnjo Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2017
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    Sure have.

    My last 2 bikes have both been dealer internet purchases and delivery from different parts of the country. No nasty surprises with either bike. In fact the last bike, tiger 800 xrt had more triumph accessories fitted than advertised. Bonus.

    I dont think it's so much of a risk these days with high definition images available.
     
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  7. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Yep done that too !!!
     
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  8. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Well-Known Member

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    Some of us aren’t lucky, so do ya feel lucky (in my Clint Eastwood voice) DC?
     
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  9. chiari1

    chiari1 First Class Member
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    Yep and ive done a lot worse when intoxicated !!!!:sob:
     
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  10. joe mc donald

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    Same here purchased many bike over the phone. Only ever walked away once. Went all the way to Wales for a supposedly pristine CX500. Looked at the bike and said to the chap that surely isn't the bike. It was ready to snap in half. I said no thanks and walked away very quickly.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
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  11. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Not Well Known Member
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    Yes to the original answer and had mixed results good and bad
     
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  12. Sprinter

    Sprinter Elite Member
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    Twice and both times from a Bike Supermarket. Each had an unmentioned fault, one dent in tank ,and the other one had a large chip in front mudguard. Oh well.
     
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  13. mpllineman

    mpllineman Well-Known Member
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    I have. I bought my FXDS Harley Davidson Dyna Convertible on line, after drooling over pics. All this was on good faith. When the truck arrived at my house and my best friend got her uncrates, She looked like new! Maybe I just got lucky, or not. I would feel more comfortable dealing with a business than an individual though!
     
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  14. Hamburg

    Hamburg Senior Member

    Dec 12, 2018
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    Just bought my 1993 SC28 Fireblade unseen, the seller was an other fireblades.org forum member so I'd seen all the work that had been carried out on it over the last couple of years, and got to know him pretty well. The bike was even better in the flesh than in the photos plus he threw in a ton of spares, so a happy ending!
     
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  15. newT120

    newT120 Member

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    I wanted a cheap second bike for messing about on, so bought a 900 Diversion from a dealer over the internet. It was well described with loads of pics, so I bought it. Dealer delivered it and it was exactly as described - had it nearly a year and no disappointments so far.
     
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