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Old 04-02-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Need Help Moral Decissions

Ok i need some help with this one. As some of you know i have my bike for sale. This afternoon a had a nice young gentleman and his mother come look at my bike. The youngman has no real past experience on a motorcycle at all. The bike comes with no gear at all nor is any listed in the ad. The youngman wanted the bike and his mother did not really want him to have the bike. The young man had cash to buy the bike no problem. My problem is the youngman wanted to ride the bike home with no helment or anything. I told him i would not let him drive the bike home like this. My sugestion to him was buy a 250 or 500 bike as a first bike to get some type of experience riding a bike before just jumping on a sportbike. I was truelly worried that if i sold this youngman the bike with no experience at all and let him just jump on the bike and ride away that he wouldnt make it home. So i guess what i am asking is do you guys think i made the right choice in not selling him the bike and letting him drive it home or not?
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:21 PM   #3
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i say its your decision (it is YOUR bike) and i agree with the decision you made even tho my opinion is irrelevant considering i ride a 500 but also whats to say hes still not gonna find another one the kill his self on.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:21 PM   #4
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I have two answers:

First- you did the right thing for what you believe. You stood your ground and didn't falter. Good for you.

Second- the boy will take his money somewhere and buy the bike he wants and ride it home with no gear. This, however, will not be on your conscious.

Way to go- I'm impressed- you're a strong person.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:25 PM   #5
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well look all you can do is advise, you the next bike he sees the owner isint going to stop him point him to msf and if he still insist on the bike than well nothin much you could do. i hear your concern but if not you then the next guy, you know. where does he live? ill ride the bish for him if he wants, oh and send him to mh first as well
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:25 PM   #6
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:28 PM   #7
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:30 PM   #8
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He lives in Sugarland which is 36miles from me and yes i did suggest the MSF first and formost. Yes i know im not the next guy but hopefully there are more people like me in the world and from reading your post i can see there is and maybe just maybe this youngman will live a right long life, love motorcycles like we all do and be safe or i should say some what safe about doing it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:36 PM   #9
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He lives in Sugarland which is 36miles from me and yes i did suggest the MSF first and formost. Yes i know im not the next guy but hopefully there are more people like me in the world and from reading your post i can see there is and maybe just maybe this youngman will live a right long life, love motorcycles like we all do and be safe or i should say some what safe about doing it.
i hear ya wasnt sure if he had his lisense or not. in that case thn yea o would let him ride it home than, i did that same in my first bike and totolled my bike out. luckily im alive writting back to you right now, lol. good luck bro
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:38 PM   #10
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No he did not have a motorcycle endorsed lic.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:39 PM   #11
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:42 PM   #12
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i would have sold him the bike and let darwin handle his business.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:43 PM   #13
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its looking like im not going to get the Duc. it maybe i should of sold it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:45 PM   #14
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its looking like im not going to get the Duc. it maybe i should of sold it.
it'll work out man, i think you did the right thing.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:47 PM   #15
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When I sold my bike last week, I talked with the guy over the phone first and I could tell he was young, so I asked him if he'd rode before, he said yes, and told me he'd taken MSF the previous summer and had his class M. I then proceeded to tell him that if he showed up to buy the bike and didn't have gear with him, that I would not let him take it home.

He showed up with gear...


You did the right thing!!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:59 PM   #16
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i probably would've done the same but not sure...im mighta just taken the money and off u go.....

Sounds like u did the right thing thou
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:02 PM   #17
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Dude, the fact that your uncomfortable selling the bike tells you everything. Your gonna find another buyer. Yeah the guy might kill himself on another bike but at least you wont have a guilty conscience. Bottom line, IMHO that is, I would never sell a bike greater than 250 to a noob.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:04 PM   #18
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i say its your decision (it is YOUR bike) and i agree with the decision you made even tho my opinion is irrelevant considering i ride a 500 but also whats to say hes still not gonna find another one the kill his self on.

what year is yours? your the fist one i see who rides one
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:07 PM   #20
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I call good judgement. Looking out for your brothers is what it's all about. Hopefully it hit a nerve in him, and he will look for a lid...etc... and come back to up your scoot.

BTW, what are ya sellin?


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