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Title: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on March 25, 2012, 08:37:03 PM
Figured I'd start a thread i'll unload my GS finds that too far away for me.

89 for $600
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/2917518645.html



Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Lidiya on March 28, 2012, 03:02:38 PM
Here's one that's nice and close to me... unfortunately I already have a GS  :)

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcy/2925942247.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on March 28, 2012, 03:22:45 PM
Here's one of the West Coasters. 1k for a project gs. has gsxr swing arm, and fresh paint

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/2920373988.html

Quote
For sale ...my 1989 suzuki gs 500 bike will run needs assembly may trade but would have to be something i can use bottom right is what bike looked like before swing arm right after paint

the good
)fresh motor
)new tires
)braided front brake line
)new custom dual headlight
)fresh ppg base clear paint
)swing arm from 2005 gsxr 750 with 180/55/17 rear tire LOOKS HUGE!!AND BADASS
)completely disassembled and painted frame and corrected all issues
) brand new k&n filter it that eliminates factory air box and restrictor ( makes huge diffrence in performance)
)new 42 tooth rear sprocket for more throttle response
) NEW REAR SHOCK WITH ADJUSTABLE DAMPNING (AFTERMARKET RACE SHHOCK)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 28, 2012, 03:49:33 PM
Not worth $1k for an unfinished home brew project bike. Saw it and passed on it. Fully put together running bikes pop up for $1k to $1.5k.
"F" models $2k to $2.5k.  Some over $3k - they're out of their mind but they are getting their price  :cookoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 04, 2012, 04:51:31 PM
Here's one in my area. I think this seller might be one of us. I recall someone there asking for some wheels - could have been someone else on the island

http://skagit.craigslist.org/mcy/2928219000.html

1991 Suzuki GS500 - $900 (Whidbey Island)
Date: 2012-04-04, 8:19AM PDT
Reply to: vzmn6-2928219000@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
I've got a clean running 1991 GS500. Currently has clubman bars, I can switch the original bars back if you prefer and if I still have them. This bike is ready to go! Take her (Gesebel) home today.

I have made a few upgrades:
-Clubman bars
-Progressive Springs (front tubes. Handling and suspension improved beyond compare from stock springs)
-Fork Seals replaced ~end of August
-15w fork oil~ end of August
-2007 GS500 tank. (Slightly different tank, but it bolts right on. As a result, the paint doesn't match. The tank has original Suzuki paint in great condition.)
-Emgo bar end mirrors
-New Clutch! Installed at the end of last riding season (~August)
-rear brake pads installed ~end of August.
-new chain ~end of August
-new fuel lines~ end of August
-inline fuel filter- with new tank it is no longer needed, but I liked having it so I put a new, clean one on it.

This is a great, very forgiving, starter bike that you wont outgrow in a month. Good for the new rider or the experienced rider that wants a fun 500. Not the prettiest, but for a 20+ year old bike, it's not too bad.

Front and rear disk breaks.

Test rides for those with endorsements or learner's permits, and cash in hand. Has current tabs. I'll deliver within a reasonable distance if the weather is nice and gas is compensated for my lift home... Or you can RIDE IT HOME!

I also have an extra petcock.

I've built this bike to be pseudo cafe racer, but I now have a cafe racer candidate in my garage and need funding for that build.

I don't allow strangers from craigslist over to my house. Too much there that I don't want stolen, and there're a lotta weirdoes out there! ;-)

Clean title in hand.

Make me an offer! Highest offer in a week gets it.

KeyWords: Suzuki, GS500, GS 500, GS500E, GS 500 E, street fighter, starter bike, cheap, dependable, fun

(http://images.craigslist.org/5I25L15F53Lc3o13H9c3s878a680040ac18d0.jpg)
(http://images.craigslist.org/5G75U35Mc3Ga3La3M5c3s8e02fad6c62f1385.jpg)
(http://images.craigslist.org/5N75F65M83Mc3I23Ncc3s0f0153a085b91709.jpg)

    Location: Whidbey Island
    it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2928219000
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 05, 2012, 08:05:11 AM
Too many zuk's! and i want another haha
http://roanoke.craigslist.org/mcy/2905133580.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 08, 2012, 08:28:42 AM
$250 for engine, and V&H pipe!

http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/2927709869.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 08, 2012, 11:12:38 AM
$250 for engine, and V&H pipe!
http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/2927709869.html
Holy batman! Comes with carbs AND the OEM engine bars!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 09, 2012, 06:52:48 AM
for sure! i would buy it just cause its too good to pass up, too by its on the other side of the rock..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 10, 2012, 02:59:40 PM
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/2947705727.html

Mint Condition 1994 suzuki gs500e, free tank bag - $1400 (Tacoma-Ft Lewis-Lakewood)
Date: 2012-04-08, 9:13PM PDT
Reply to: wmmb5-2947705727@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
I have for sale a 1994 suzuki gs500e. Brand new tires, carbs cleaned, new plugs, new timing belt, very fun to ride, 7693 miles, great pickup, perfect bike if your just starting out and you dont want something rediculously heavy to handle. I also am including a suzuki tank bag with the deal holds all your paperwork and I use it everytime I ride to hold all my misc. gear. Clean title, never been dropped, and I removed original stickers that were on the bike that were pretty unsightly, and removed front glass shield so it looks like a fast street bike. It's purple in color with white rims. Nice bike, im only selling because I want a sailboat. Willing to make trades to, let me know what you got.

Liam

Either LIAM is a code or someone names Liam sells lots of bikes in this area.

 never been dropped - yea - right. I wonder what bent the brake lever? The wind?
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/5Nc5I45Kf3Fb3J53o4c48ee9f41743b9718d3.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: zute72 on April 10, 2012, 04:10:07 PM
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/2947705727.html

Mint Condition 1994 suzuki gs500e, free tank bag - $1400 (Tacoma-Ft Lewis-Lakewood)

Liam

Either LIAM is a code or someone names Liam sells lots of bikes in this area.

 never been dropped - yea - right. I wonder what bent the brake lever? The wind?
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/5Nc5I45Kf3Fb3J53o4c48ee9f41743b9718d3.jpg)

Hahahahahahaha
Crazy thing is, my husband wanted to look at it a month ago, now the ad is up again with pics, before it wasn't. So my husband contacted him a week ago, and no response.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 11, 2012, 07:11:31 AM
89 gsE  - could probably get it for next to nothing

http://monterey.craigslist.org/mcy/2948481950.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 11, 2012, 06:20:47 PM
89 gsE  - could probably get it for next to nothing

http://monterey.craigslist.org/mcy/2948481950.html

That is a steal. Factory clip ons too!!!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Ridetilempty93 on April 11, 2012, 07:43:12 PM
Decided to compile a list of almost every GS500E within 750 miles of Chicago. Hope someone gets help with this! Wish I could get one already... :2guns:

$1400
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/2947232013.html

$1699
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/2921443379.html

$1500
http://madison.craigslist.org/mcy/2948827540.html

$1500
http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/2945421691.html

$1250
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/2943914623.html

$1500
http://limaohio.craigslist.org/mcy/2908086692.html

$800
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/2934174748.html

$1200
http://porthuron.craigslist.org/mcy/2952795559.html

$1400
http://mansfield.craigslist.org/mcy/2933755694.html

$700
http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/mcy/2934145119.html

$1900
http://zanesville.craigslist.org/mcy/2903681721.html

$1200
http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/mcy/2876000273.html

$1500
http://huntington.craigslist.org/mcy/2940716727.html

$1500
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/mcy/2947145280.html

$1350
http://asheville.craigslist.org/mcy/2952586922.html

$1500
http://wichita.craigslist.org/mcy/2947303217.html

$1400
http://ithaca.craigslist.org/mcy/2905798048.html

$1700
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcy/2945207530.html

$900 (not running)
http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/2922303955.html

$1000
http://reading.craigslist.org/mcy/2905741098.html

$1800
http://delaware.craigslist.org/mcy/2888867176.html

$1300 (with video)
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/mcd/2944087706.html

$1500
http://albany.craigslist.org/mcy/2901925190.html

$700
http://westernmass.craigslist.org/mcy/2929917101.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on April 11, 2012, 08:09:19 PM
89 gsE  - could probably get it for next to nothing

http://monterey.craigslist.org/mcy/2948481950.html

Aw man, what a deal!  Buy it and sell me the clip ons!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: holyfighter117 on April 11, 2012, 09:57:54 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/2947232013.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 12, 2012, 05:44:11 AM
I was using this thread as more along the line of Good deals hahah

Some of those posted are stupidly overpriced.. A raced 95 w/14k, that someone stopped half way through a valve job for $1400? no thanks!

I'd take something like this:
http://salem.craigslist.org/mcy/2947582888.html

$100 for the lot, pull some need parts from it, and flip the rest
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on April 12, 2012, 09:43:04 AM
I was using this thread as more along the line of Good deals hahah

Some of those posted are stupidly overpriced.. A raced 95 w/14k, that someone stopped half way through a valve job for $1400? no thanks!

I'd take something like this:
http://salem.craigslist.org/mcy/2947582888.html

$100 for the lot, pull some need parts from it, and flip the rest

Man at these sweet deals!  That would be worth it just for the plastics and tires.  Then make a nice profit off the rest.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Ridetilempty93 on April 12, 2012, 10:34:31 AM
Wow steezin, thats an impressive deal!

TBH, I was just bored and it seemed like a semi productive thing. But I do agree the majority are overpriced.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 12, 2012, 12:06:05 PM
No worries Ride! I was grumpy this morning.. but some birthday cake for a coworkers bday cheered me right up!

Don't get me wrong, i looked at all your links!! you could haggle and turn any of those into a good deal :cheers:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 14, 2012, 12:55:43 AM
This looks sweet!

I think I love this bike. Should I?  :nono:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/2943579048.html
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/5L65U25Fd3K13I83H7c46d89a3249556816c9.jpg)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/1979_GS425_scholar-ad_900.jpg)

Vintage Suzuki GS 425E Café Racer - $2950 (North of Seattle)
Date: 2012-04-06, 9:09AM PDT
Reply to: xcb2p-2943579048@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
I really don't want to let this one go but I just bought a home and have to make big sacrifices. I purchased this bike from the original owner who purchased it brand new in 1979. I kept this bike in his garage for over 30 years and only put 3K miles on it. I purchased it a few years back and have added another 1500 miles to it when the sun was out. Right now it has less than 6K on it and is in perfect working condition. It has an electric start & a kick start which I though added that vintage look to it. There is nothing wrong with the bike mechanically and very little cosmetically. Other than a little where & tear from being 30 years old, this bike is in GREAT condition.

Hate to let it go but I need the money. . .


Here is a link to the Motorcycle Brochure:
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/suzu/suzuki_gs425%2079.htm
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on April 14, 2012, 01:19:12 AM
AWESOME :bowdown:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gramlord on April 14, 2012, 04:52:55 AM
How can you not buy it!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tombstones81 on April 14, 2012, 05:42:46 AM
I really hate being basically Too big for those bikes! (not fat!) haha

Those nice small bikes are just that sometimes (like that one) Very nice and usually cheaper then larger bikes. (that I've seen)

Heck I even look a lil big for the GS500, but I dont care and thats the smallest I will go.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Ridetilempty93 on April 16, 2012, 08:00:46 AM
Haha don't worry about it steezin. $hit happens.   :icon_lol:

Looky what I found though..
http://saginaw.craigslist.org/mcy/2960840850.html
It's 230 miles from me though. I'm thinking rent a trailer and take it. Worth the money?
I'd give him more like $400 though.  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on April 17, 2012, 12:06:03 PM
Not too far from me.  Not much info there, but worth a call or e-mail?

http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/2954338825.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 17, 2012, 12:24:08 PM
Haha don't worry about it steezin. $hit happens.   :icon_lol:

Looky what I found though..
http://saginaw.craigslist.org/mcy/2960840850.html
It's 230 miles from me though. I'm thinking rent a trailer and take it. Worth the money?
I'd give him more like $400 though.  :icon_twisted:

not bad at all. a running engine(just needs work) and a clean/clear title!! its rough, but fixable and Definitely part-able!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on April 17, 2012, 01:10:46 PM

$1500
http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/2945421691.html


As it so happens, this is right in my backyard.  :thumb:

As a newb to GS500's (and riding in general) what should I look for/at on a used one to judge its worth? Are there any particular trouble spots/signs that I should watch for? Is $1500 a good price on this '95?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 17, 2012, 01:20:54 PM
too many old school toys in great shape popping up close to me!!
http://roanoke.craigslist.org/mcy/2963583192.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 17, 2012, 01:24:53 PM
too many old school toys in great shape popping up close to me!!
http://roanoke.craigslist.org/mcy/2963583192.html

Looks almost identical to a TS-185 I have.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 17, 2012, 06:23:18 PM
So, i just found a gsxr600 here for $2500, and a very nice looking one at that. This seems ridiculously cheap, i wish i had the cash to spare.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcd/2964281063.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 17, 2012, 06:34:47 PM
THATS what i'm talking about!!

Hell I have to e-mail him, my guess its a email archiver/spammer haha
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on April 17, 2012, 06:38:03 PM
So, i just found a gsxr600 here for $2500, and a very nice looking one at that. This seems ridiculously cheap, i wish i had the cash to spare.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcd/2964281063.html

http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/2961407846.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 17, 2012, 06:47:17 PM
I wish i wasn't a college student and had money. Oh well, looks like I'll stick with the gs500, study hard, not look at the ridiculous deals on craigslist, and get my dream bike in a few years. WOW though. WOW
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 18, 2012, 07:44:12 AM
Here's the reply from that GSXR(has to be a spammer) I replied and said i'll be picking it up, just need photos and a VIN :police:

Quote
Hello,

Thank you for your interest in purchased my 2006 suzuki gsx-r 600. I am selling this vehicle because I am in the military and my unit will be sent back to Afghanistan. Also, this bike way to powerful for my son and i don`t want to risk his life, so there's no use on keeping it.
The price is low because I need to sell it before May, 1`st . The bike is in pristine condition, no accident history, clear title, no dents or dings and no scratches. Always adult driven and garaged, never abused or raced. If you are interested, it's still available for sale and the price, as stated in the ad, is $2500
The vehicle is in Fort Belvoir, VA and in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping charges to your location.

Let me know if you are interested, email back.

2006 Suzuki GSX-R GSX-R 600
Mileage:  12,500 miles
Type of title:  Clear
Engine size (cc):  600
Type:  Sport bike
Exterior color:  Blue
smoke tinted covers

Waiting your answer

Cordially
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on April 18, 2012, 07:50:09 AM
Classic CL scam.  "Just go ahead and send the money and I will ship it to you".  :bs:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 18, 2012, 08:08:28 AM
haha not even a good spammer! i got the same auto reply message when i asked for photos/vin haha

i found that insane deals on gsxrs are usually too good to be true. with the market for those things, even an untitled ones go for a fair price since that are regularly raced.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 18, 2012, 10:26:20 AM
haha not even a good spammer! i got the same auto reply message when i asked for photos/vin haha

i found that insane deals on gsxrs are usually too good to be true. with the market for those things, even an untitled ones go for a fair price since that are regularly raced.

Good to know that I'm not passing up a great deal. Damn spammers and scammers!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Ridetilempty93 on April 18, 2012, 10:36:40 AM
http://cookeville.craigslist.org/mcy/2965216139.html

hmm...i may have to scrunch together money to make this happen. Not worth $900 though. more like $600. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 18, 2012, 10:45:38 AM
I donno. $900 seems decent with all the extras. Pretty pricey exhaust. It shouldn't be too terribly hard to fix the starting problem. I'd offer $750 and go from there.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Ridetilempty93 on April 18, 2012, 10:53:56 AM
The only extra I would want would be the cover. The rest I have.  :cookoo:

And the VH exhaust is looking pretty old. And new tires are $200. And I'm going to bet it needs new brake lines. Nada value for this is $535 in good condition. I guess $600 might be a little low though..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 18, 2012, 12:40:55 PM
Starter motor is easy to replace as long as it isn't the starter gears & clutch. Could be just the starter relay or broken clutch switch (both of which would prevent it from starting). If motor spins then more serious. If starter motor does not spin - don't let on if you notice it is just the clutch switch. If clutch switch OK, you will hear the starter relay click. if no click - probably easy fix of either switch, relay or maybe even the starter button.

I like that color. If the tank is decent and relatively rust free, I might swap for it as I have the tails and belly pan that match along with a custom painted Gimbel solo seat with the same red and silver lines.

$750 would seem about right. Lots of the plastic bits are really sun faded.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cashmoves on April 18, 2012, 01:52:33 PM
So, i just found a gsxr600 here for $2500, and a very nice looking one at that. This seems ridiculously cheap, i wish i had the cash to spare.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcd/2964281063.html

http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/2961407846.html

hahaha, "great starter bike" and its a gixxer 750....
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 18, 2012, 02:07:37 PM
So, i just found a gsxr600 here for $2500, and a very nice looking one at that. This seems ridiculously cheap, i wish i had the cash to spare.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcd/2964281063.html

http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/2961407846.html

yea, i read that and laughed

hahaha, "great starter bike" and its a gixxer 750....
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 19, 2012, 03:13:17 AM
Me likes!
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/5I65G55M23Kb3L13N7c4hc942b5b828a918e8.jpg)

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/2964023388.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cashmoves on April 19, 2012, 07:09:01 AM
Me likes!
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/5I65G55M23Kb3L13N7c4hc942b5b828a918e8.jpg)

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/2964023388.html

that bike is older than I am, but it looks amazing...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: zute72 on April 19, 2012, 07:56:29 AM
Me likes!
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/5I65G55M23Kb3L13N7c4hc942b5b828a918e8.jpg)

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/2964023388.html

Had an Interceptor MOONS ago, loved it!!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 19, 2012, 11:34:03 PM
Me likes!
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/5I65G55M23Kb3L13N7c4hc942b5b828a918e8.jpg)

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/2964023388.html

wow! that bike appears to be vary vary clean
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on April 20, 2012, 12:33:44 AM
Me likes!
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/5I65G55M23Kb3L13N7c4hc942b5b828a918e8.jpg)

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/2964023388.html
Very nice, I had 2 VF750F a few years ago. I love that one. Too bad its in the wrong country :icon_sad:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 20, 2012, 12:45:27 AM
Maybe the bike is in the right country and you're in the wrong country?  :flipoff:
Buy it and ride it home! :bs:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on April 20, 2012, 03:47:57 AM
Maybe the bike is in the right country and you're in the wrong country?  :flipoff:
Buy it and ride it home! :bs:

I would rather live here. But you could buy it for me :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 20, 2012, 10:42:31 AM
Paypal me the money. I'll buy it and take care of it until you can come get it  :cookoo: :cheers: :woohoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: SAFE-T on April 20, 2012, 03:04:29 PM
Me likes!
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/5I65G55M23Kb3L13N7c4hc942b5b828a918e8.jpg)

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/2964023388.html

That thing probably wasn't even $3750 brand new  :confused:

Neat for a collection, but when there is newer stuff for the same price that is 150lbs lighter that doesn't have peanut butter cams you would have to be a collector to buy it.

 :technical: And don't even try to find parts for it...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 24, 2012, 07:10:46 AM
"complete bike started a cafe racer project last year and lost interest in it lots of custom fabrication very little left to complete clean title with good running drive train"

(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/5G15E15J13L43p83N2c4n635d2fc1929e17b4.jpg)

http://roanoke.craigslist.org/mcy/2975138868.html

this is tempting, have always wanted a little cafe project. $550 for a clean titled running cafe project. should i go save it??
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 24, 2012, 07:13:47 AM
"complete bike started a cafe racer project last year and lost interest in it lots of custom fabrication very little left to complete clean title with good running drive train"

(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/5G15E15J13L43p83N2c4n635d2fc1929e17b4.jpg)

http://roanoke.craigslist.org/mcy/2975138868.html

this is tempting, have always wanted a little cafe project. $550 for a clean titled running cafe project. should i go save it??

no! :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 24, 2012, 07:29:15 AM
Why the quick 'no'?

I know its not a suzuki.. but $550 for a titled running cafe project sounds better than my other cafe build options

Just got a text back, it has ~12k on it, no too bad, might have to pick it up if its around with the DRZ's finished
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on April 24, 2012, 10:16:43 AM
Its not on craigslist but I know someone with a 97 CBR600F3 with some crazy low mileage (like 3800) for $1500 in the Charlottesville, VA area. Told them I'd post it here so don't hate me.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 24, 2012, 10:27:47 AM
now THATS something i could sink my teeth into.. hope i stumbled onto a beauty like that once the play cash bounces back
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 24, 2012, 10:51:20 AM
I just say no because its pretty ugly and looks like a money pit. but to each his own
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BaltimoreGS on April 24, 2012, 01:27:18 PM
I would be tempted by this if I didn't already have one collecting dust:  http://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/2972670847.html

-Jessie
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Ridetilempty93 on April 24, 2012, 01:54:22 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/2977021049.html

$800
95 GS with 14k.

"The reason that it is for sale is because I opened up the top end to adjust the valves and realized that on this bike, I just don't have the finesse to perform this job. I will include the dial micrometer and all the necessary feeler gauges to finish the job however."
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on April 24, 2012, 01:58:24 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/2977021049.html

$800
95 GS with 14k.

"The reason that it is for sale is because I opened up the top end to adjust the valves and realized that on this bike, I just don't have the finesse to perform this job. I will include the dial micrometer and all the necessary feeler gauges to finish the job however."


Interesting that you would get this far and then give up.  Unless something went horribly wrong and he things he did it in somehow.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cashmoves on April 26, 2012, 08:21:15 AM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcd/2980142028.html

 :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek:

im about to go buy it and i dont know what the hell id do with two bikes...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cashmoves on April 26, 2012, 08:23:34 AM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/2980125870.html

1982 GS1100 $1950
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tombstones81 on April 26, 2012, 10:03:55 AM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/2980125870.html

1982 GS1100 $1950

WOW!  :icon_eek:

that is one friggin NICE bike! (in my eyes :P )

never one for older bikes as too many cruisers are quite ugly and too V shaped.
or the seat is just flat and straight back.

also "Most" but not all just dont look right without a V twin.

Dunno, that sucker pulls it All off in my eyes!

even the handlebars as im mostly only a fan of drag bars too!

if I had the $, I'd be jumpin all over that if it was local.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BaltimoreGS on April 30, 2012, 03:14:35 PM
Another...  http://lancaster.craigslist.org/mcy/2987284023.html

-Jessie
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tombstones81 on April 30, 2012, 03:47:12 PM
Another...  http://lancaster.craigslist.org/mcy/2987284023.html

-Jessie

Boooooo!!!!

if only it was closer!!!

BAH!  OT!
Now that got me thinkin to try and find the same locally and put one of my spare motors in it to sell for more instead of just selling the motors themselves.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 30, 2012, 05:31:58 PM
This gets my goat. Aren't the two statements contradictory? And it is over priced.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/2985542686.html
I have for sale a 1994 suzuki gs500e.

Deal is you pay 1800.00 firm, no negotiations
You get:
Icon Helmet brand new still in box.
Suzuki Tank Bag
Battery charger/ Maintainer super start
Brand new battery
Brand new tires
Brand new spark plugs
Carbs cleaned last summer

About Bike:
Runs and drives so nice, she is a beautiful purple with white rims. She has 7,700 miles on her. it's a great bike. I don't have time to show you the bike during the week. I can show it on the wknd. no test drives unless i have money in hand. I need it gone by the end of the week. Serious buyers only. First one with 1800.00 that picks it up is theirs with all the gear included, will not sell seperately.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on April 30, 2012, 05:47:32 PM
http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/2988879600.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 30, 2012, 05:56:20 PM
^Awesome^
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on April 30, 2012, 06:38:58 PM
http://mattoon.craigslist.org/search/sss?maxAsk=2000&hasPic=1&catAbb=mca&srchType=A&sort=date&query=

I want this real bad...too bad the baby is on the way...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on April 30, 2012, 06:40:48 PM
http://mattoon.craigslist.org/search/sss?maxAsk=2000&hasPic=1&catAbb=mca&srchType=A&sort=date&query=

I want this real bad...too bad the baby is on the way...

That's a lot of stuff..  :flipoff:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on April 30, 2012, 06:50:05 PM
http://mattoon.craigslist.org/mcy/2921978122.html

whoops!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 30, 2012, 07:01:27 PM
am i the only one that thinks dirt bikes and dual sports are incredibly ugly?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on April 30, 2012, 07:04:15 PM
They aren't designed for looks.  Have you ever ridden one?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on April 30, 2012, 07:08:37 PM
MSF course. Hated it. Made my nuts hurt. I bet they would be pretty kickass on a trail tho.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on April 30, 2012, 07:14:14 PM
http://mattoon.craigslist.org/mcy/2921978122.html

whoops!

http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/2970708689.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BaltimoreGS on April 30, 2012, 07:18:46 PM
http://mattoon.craigslist.org/mcy/2921978122.html

whoops!

Got 2 of them, an '07 and a '96.  Decent trail bikes, not bad around town either.  They lack power on the highway though, tops out around 65mph.  The Yamaha XT225 is more capable off road and has a little more top end.

-Jessie
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on April 30, 2012, 07:56:59 PM
It's going to be one of those two eventually for my wife's beginner bike.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: MajorMalphunction on May 02, 2012, 02:41:51 AM
This guy's trying to get rid of his quick. I noticed he posted a few times already:
http://monterey.craigslist.org/mcy/2983186811.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cashmoves on May 02, 2012, 11:10:45 AM
http://columbusga.craigslist.org/mcy/2990821154.html


AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, wow i have NEVER seen an ad like this before in my life... maybe i just havent been cruising craigslist enough but... damn. he posted one earlier that said kbb value of the bike BRAND NEW is $8900...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on May 02, 2012, 11:32:51 AM
http://columbusga.craigslist.org/mcy/2990821154.html


AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, wow i have NEVER seen an ad like this before in my life... maybe i just havent been cruising craigslist enough but... damn. he posted one earlier that said kbb value of the bike BRAND NEW is $8900...

Wow.  That's a $200 bike if I've ever seen one.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Ridetilempty93 on May 02, 2012, 11:58:15 AM
Come on guys. I'm sure you could pop out that dent in the tank and just buff out that rust...right?  :flipoff: Then some stickers on the exhaust to cover up the dents. Plus make things go faster.   :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Ridetilempty93 on May 02, 2012, 12:37:24 PM
Just found this. Sounds like a decent deal to me.

http://nashville.craigslist.org/mcy/2985825352.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cashmoves on May 02, 2012, 12:39:12 PM
i have an orange '98... i weep for that spray painted bike  :sad:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on May 02, 2012, 12:55:12 PM
Holy crap! $700! I'm going fr it and have it towed - unless it is stolen. That's only reason I can think of for a $700 price.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/2991058087.html

Suzuki GS500 - $700 (University Place)
Date: 2012-05-01, 6:50PM PDT
Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?]
2005 Suzuki GS500 21XXX miles, doesn't run, doesn't start, no idea what's wrong with it.


I'll say again--NO IDEA WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ASK. I am not a mechanic.

Text 7165362497
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on May 02, 2012, 01:33:14 PM
Holy crap! $700! I'm going fr it and have it towed - unless it is stolen. That's only reason I can think of for a $700 price.

Yup. Awfully hard to ride w/o the key, especially if the steering is locked.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: warlock214 on May 02, 2012, 03:49:57 PM
http://columbusga.craigslist.org/mcy/2990821154.html


AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, wow i have NEVER seen an ad like this before in my life... maybe i just havent been cruising craigslist enough but... damn. he posted one earlier that said kbb value of the bike BRAND NEW is $8900...

Okay talked to the kid that owns this bike. He said a neighbor took the bike for a joy ride and crashed the bike. Front parts...forks, etc destroyed and the bike doesn't run! I explained to him that he's not gonna get what he's asking. He went down to $1000 then just now text me, $850 but will take $650. Shouldn't that title say salvaged? He claims it's clear...I guess I was born yesterday! He also claims to have parts to fix it. He's 15 and I would rather talk to an adult about it.


Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on May 02, 2012, 03:55:23 PM
Title would be clear unless an insurance  company took it. If you crash your bike and sell it, the title is still  clean. Even if it burns up (too soon?) it would be a clean title unless an insurance  company took it and paid you for it. Never would be "salvage" or anything like that unless some entity files paperwork with the state to that regards.

Talk to the kid's parents. 15 years old, has a crashed bike and now wants to buy a truck?

Like that $700 one in my area is probably stolen or a scam.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: The Buddha on May 03, 2012, 06:34:21 AM
http://columbusga.craigslist.org/mcy/2990821154.html


AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, wow i have NEVER seen an ad like this before in my life... maybe i just havent been cruising craigslist enough but... damn. he posted one earlier that said kbb value of the bike BRAND NEW is $8900...

Okay talked to the kid that owns this bike. He said a neighbor took the bike for a joy ride and crashed the bike. Front parts...forks, etc destroyed and the bike doesn't run! I explained to him that he's not gonna get what he's asking. He went down to $1000 then just now text me, $850 but will take $650. Shouldn't that title say salvaged? He claims it's clear...I guess I was born yesterday! He also claims to have parts to fix it. He's 15 and I would rather talk to an adult about it.

Wow, you got him from 2800 to 650 ... you are good, bloody damn good.
Cool.
Buddha.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on May 05, 2012, 05:29:38 PM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/2998159932.html

nice sv650 streetfightered out a bit, $2250, atlanta
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on May 05, 2012, 07:57:47 PM
Not craigslist, but wow this thing is clean.  I really like this old-school standard bike design.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1985-SUZUKI-GS700ES-LIKE-NEW-CONDITION-/230784702199?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item35bbd716f7#v4-37
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on May 05, 2012, 08:09:38 PM
Not craigslist, but wow this thing is clean.  I really like this old-school standard bike design.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1985-SUZUKI-GS700ES-LIKE-NEW-CONDITION-/230784702199?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item35bbd716f7#v4-37
Its still a GS! Its just got 200 more of them GS's than out GS500's.
If it were here, I'd snatch it up. I'm short one bike until I get Junior fixed.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: 25knots on May 06, 2012, 12:49:44 PM
Not craigslist, but wow this thing is clean.  I really like this old-school standard bike design.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1985-SUZUKI-GS700ES-LIKE-NEW-CONDITION-/230784702199?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item35bbd716f7#v4-37

That thing is gorgeous.  Kind of looks like a BMW K75s.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on May 06, 2012, 05:20:39 PM
Not craigslist, but wow this thing is clean.  I really like this old-school standard bike design.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1985-SUZUKI-GS700ES-LIKE-NEW-CONDITION-/230784702199?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item35bbd716f7#v4-37
WOW Nice :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on May 11, 2012, 08:58:19 AM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3008379218.html

$900
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on May 11, 2012, 10:26:29 AM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3008379218.html

$900

Too bad the dude can't seem to take any pics without using Instagram...other than that, looks like it might be a good deal for someone more southern than me.  :cry:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on May 11, 2012, 11:10:50 AM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3008379218.html

$900

Too bad the dude can't seem to take any pics without using Instagram...other than that, looks like it might be a good deal for someone more southern than me.  :cry:

That owner needs to come on here.  I'm pretty sure you can use the new carbs on the older bikes.  I think adidas does on one of his.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on May 12, 2012, 08:00:52 PM
Quote from: Craig
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/5Ge5K25Je3Ee3G53Nec5cfe751d98842c17ff.jpg)
HI IHAVE UP FOR SALE A VERY UNIQUE CLASSIC VINTAGE1977 GARELLI MOPED.MOPED IS IN GREAT SHAPE AND RUN GOOD.I NEED TO SELL THIS ONE AS I HAVE TO MANY TO RIDE.BIKE DOES NEED A LITTLE TLC JUST ONE BRAKE CABLE HOOKED BACK UP AND MAYBEE SOME TIRES EVENTUALY....CAN DRIVE AWAY TODAY....
CALL ... ANTIME WONT LAST LONG!!!!

Couldn't help myself!

(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/IMG_3384.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: termlifed on May 20, 2012, 09:05:50 PM
$2000 for a mint 06 with 3360 miles on the clock. Sat for couple of years but that's nothing major. Wish I had the $

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/3027924862.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on May 21, 2012, 06:04:25 AM
Found a couple of deals within a few hour's drive time of me in MI. Too bad I'm not looking...

http://southbend.craigslist.org/mcy/3022923756.html (http://southbend.craigslist.org/mcy/3022923756.html) - '93 w/ unknown miles needs a bit of work: $600
http://annarbor.craigslist.org/mcy/3019441966.html (http://annarbor.craigslist.org/mcy/3019441966.html) - '90 w/ unknown miles looks clean: $600

And the pièce de résistance: http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/mcy/3010258819.html (http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/mcy/3010258819.html) - '89 not running, willing to part out: $450 (I see clip-ons... :whisper:)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on May 21, 2012, 03:04:06 PM
Both were discussed in this thread:
http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=60601.0

Title: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on May 21, 2012, 03:46:20 PM
My mistake...I didn't read that thread. Unfortunately, I have neither the time nor the inclination to read every post in every thread. :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on May 22, 2012, 06:11:35 AM
Someone should investigate this...

http://peoria.craigslist.org/mcd/3030567080.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on May 22, 2012, 06:46:45 AM
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/smilin/mouth_water.gif)

MAN MANG! That thing is mint, got to be a email fishing scheme..
Title: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on May 22, 2012, 07:18:50 AM
Looks like dyslexia in action...my guess is the price was supposed to be 5250, not 2520.


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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Kijona on May 22, 2012, 04:50:22 PM
Ad's gone. Damn. "Flagged for removal."
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on May 23, 2012, 10:55:13 PM
This one has a new way of saying "NO TITLE"
(Oh, and it is a POS!)
==================================================
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3022037204.html

1977 Suzuki gs550 cafe racer - $950 (Lynnwood)
Date: 2012-05-17, 4:30PM PDT
Reply to: dw4qd-3022037204@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Hello,

Up for sale is my cafe racer inspired 1977 Suzuki gs550 motorcycle.

31,xxx miles, 6 speed. the bike ran great, but now it needs its carbs re synced.
the bike also needs to be inspected by state patrol to be registered under the new owner.

things ive added to the bike...

35mm clip on handle bars
cafe bar end mirros
new clutch cable
LED tail/brake light
new ngk plug wires
new battery as of April
pod filters
inline fuel filter
new front and rear brake switches
new turn signal relay

looking to sell very soon. Im moving, and there isnt going to be space at the new place. No lowballers please

$950 firm.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on May 24, 2012, 10:19:12 PM
http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/3036655367.html

Damn, wish I had the funds, I'd buy this in a heartbeat.   :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on May 25, 2012, 12:39:59 AM
 :dunno_black:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3036720987.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on May 25, 2012, 04:54:27 AM
:dunno_black:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3036720987.html


I agree.  :dunno_white: Not sure what's worse, what the guy wants to do or his photoshop skills.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on May 25, 2012, 07:21:12 AM
I think this guy is asking too much, but it does look to be in pretty good shape.

http://peoria.craigslist.org/mcy/3036271924.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on May 25, 2012, 08:39:07 AM
I think this guy is asking too much, but it does look to be in pretty good shape.

http://peoria.craigslist.org/mcy/3036271924.html

Not only that, but I'm wondering exactly when those pics were taken. Says he's got a Vance & Hines exhaust on it now, but it's not pictured. I would guess the pics were taken a year or two ago, right after the new paint job...wonder how it really looks today.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on May 25, 2012, 08:40:31 AM
Good point.  Especially if it was a spray can special.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on May 25, 2012, 09:30:38 AM
:dunno_black:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3036720987.html


I agree.  :dunno_white: Not sure what's worse, what the guy wants to do or his photoshop skills.

Be nice.  :nono:  He's a West Seattle member and a member here.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: termlifed on May 25, 2012, 09:54:50 AM
:dunno_black:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3036720987.html


I agree.  :dunno_white: Not sure what's worse, what the guy wants to do or his photoshop skills.

Idk, I like the idea, I always thought the gs could use a cleaner rear end. With a high mount exhaust it would look pretty ba if done properly
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on May 25, 2012, 10:19:44 AM
:dunno_black:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3036720987.html


I agree.  :dunno_white: Not sure what's worse, what the guy wants to do or his photoshop skills.

Be nice.  :nono:  He's a West Seattle member and a member here.


No offense meant.  :angel: 

My sarcasm translator (brain to keyboard) must be on the fritz again.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on May 25, 2012, 11:03:05 AM
:dunno_black:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3036720987.html


I agree.  :dunno_white: Not sure what's worse, what the guy wants to do or his photoshop skills.

Be nice.  :nono:  He's a West Seattle member and a member here.


No offense meant.  :angel: 

My sarcasm translator (brain to keyboard) must be on the fritz again.

 :2guns:  We protect out own kind.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Kijona on May 25, 2012, 01:37:11 PM
I think this guy is asking too much, but it does look to be in pretty good shape.

http://peoria.craigslist.org/mcy/3036271924.html

Not only that, but I'm wondering exactly when those pics were taken. Says he's got a Vance & Hines exhaust on it now, but it's not pictured. I would guess the pics were taken a year or two ago, right after the new paint job...wonder how it really looks today.

Custom paint? Automatically deduct $700-1000 from the bike. Doesn't really matter...custom painted bike = less valuable than original factory paint. I'd be willing to bet, judging by the finish, that it was indeed sprayed on from a can. That doesn't mean that it doesn't look good...it just means that you can't ask as much as a bike that's in identical condition with original paint. Sorry, that's how it goes.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on May 25, 2012, 04:21:07 PM
I think this guy is asking too much, but it does look to be in pretty good shape.

http://peoria.craigslist.org/mcy/3036271924.html

Not only that, but I'm wondering exactly when those pics were taken. Says he's got a Vance & Hines exhaust on it now, but it's not pictured. I would guess the pics were taken a year or two ago, right after the new paint job...wonder how it really looks today.

Custom paint? Automatically deduct $700-1000 from the bike. Doesn't really matter...custom painted bike = less valuable than original factory paint. I'd be willing to bet, judging by the finish, that it was indeed sprayed on from a can. That doesn't mean that it doesn't look good...it just means that you can't ask as much as a bike that's in identical condition with original paint. Sorry, that's how it goes.

$700 to $1000 off of what is at most a $2000 bike?  That's a little much even for a rattle can paint job.  If the new paint is done with real automotive paint instead of a can, I don't see why it would reduce the value much at all.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BaltimoreGS on May 25, 2012, 06:38:45 PM
I think this guy is asking too much, but it does look to be in pretty good shape.

http://peoria.craigslist.org/mcy/3036271924.html

Not only that, but I'm wondering exactly when those pics were taken. Says he's got a Vance & Hines exhaust on it now, but it's not pictured. I would guess the pics were taken a year or two ago, right after the new paint job...wonder how it really looks today.

Custom paint? Automatically deduct $700-1000 from the bike. Doesn't really matter...custom painted bike = less valuable than original factory paint. I'd be willing to bet, judging by the finish, that it was indeed sprayed on from a can. That doesn't mean that it doesn't look good...it just means that you can't ask as much as a bike that's in identical condition with original paint. Sorry, that's how it goes.

$700 to $1000 off of what is at most a $2000 bike?  That's a little much even for a rattle can paint job.  If the new paint is done with real automotive paint instead of a can, I don't see why it would reduce the value much at all.

I had the opposite experience with an '04 GSXR750 we flipped last year.  Tried selling it for months with no hits, gave it a cool 2 tone custom paint job and it sold in 2 weeks.  I didn't re-coop the cost of the paint job in the sale though because w used expensive paint.

And while were on the subject of flipping, anyone in this area have any interest in an '01 SV650F with 16k miles??   ;)

-Jessie
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on May 26, 2012, 06:11:35 AM

And while were on the subject of flipping, anyone in this area have any interest in an '01 SV650F with 16k miles??   ;)

-Jessie
Hey, not to be a jerk, but is there such thing as a F model SV?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tombstones81 on May 26, 2012, 06:44:37 AM
actually, if it isnt completely Naked.
then it is probably SV650"S"

simple gs500 mix up
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Kijona on May 26, 2012, 08:21:18 AM

And while were on the subject of flipping, anyone in this area have any interest in an '01 SV650F with 16k miles??   ;)

-Jessie
Hey, not to be a jerk, but is there such thing as a F model SV?

Half fairing = SV650S, no fairing = SV650N, and they made factory lowers which made it a full fairing model. The "F" designation didn't come out until a little later.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Kijona on May 26, 2012, 08:23:39 AM
I think this guy is asking too much, but it does look to be in pretty good shape.

http://peoria.craigslist.org/mcy/3036271924.html

Not only that, but I'm wondering exactly when those pics were taken. Says he's got a Vance & Hines exhaust on it now, but it's not pictured. I would guess the pics were taken a year or two ago, right after the new paint job...wonder how it really looks today.

Custom paint? Automatically deduct $700-1000 from the bike. Doesn't really matter...custom painted bike = less valuable than original factory paint. I'd be willing to bet, judging by the finish, that it was indeed sprayed on from a can. That doesn't mean that it doesn't look good...it just means that you can't ask as much as a bike that's in identical condition with original paint. Sorry, that's how it goes.

$700 to $1000 off of what is at most a $2000 bike?  That's a little much even for a rattle can paint job.  If the new paint is done with real automotive paint instead of a can, I don't see why it would reduce the value much at all.

I had the opposite experience with an '04 GSXR750 we flipped last year.  Tried selling it for months with no hits, gave it a cool 2 tone custom paint job and it sold in 2 weeks.  I didn't re-coop the cost of the paint job in the sale though because w used expensive paint.

And while were on the subject of flipping, anyone in this area have any interest in an '01 SV650F with 16k miles??   ;)

-Jessie

Well it's a GSXR first off, and the kind of people that are into those bikes normally like flashy stuff. All bets are off with GSXRs unless it's a flat-black paint job or rhinoliner. Even then, you might find someone who would pay more for that kind of paintjob.  :dunno_black:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BaltimoreGS on May 26, 2012, 08:43:58 PM

And while were on the subject of flipping, anyone in this area have any interest in an '01 SV650F with 16k miles??   ;)

-Jessie
Hey, not to be a jerk, but is there such thing as a F model SV?

Half fairing = SV650S, no fairing = SV650N, and they made factory lowers which made it a full fairing model. The "F" designation didn't come out until a little later.

My bad.  Like I said before, I'm not an SV person despite having a personal use one.  This one has the upper and lower fairing but I'm removing the lower and selling it separately.  I thought the first gen fairings were pretty hideous, the second gen look ok to me.  I do like the tubular frame look better though.

-Jessie
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BaltimoreGS on May 27, 2012, 04:47:18 AM
Something different and how often do you see an original owner 1978 anything??  http://frederick.craigslist.org/mcd/3032717534.html

-Jessie
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on May 27, 2012, 06:13:06 AM
My bad.  Like I said before, I'm not an SV person despite having a personal use one.  This one has the upper and lower fairing but I'm removing the lower and selling it separately.  I thought the first gen fairings were pretty hideous, the second gen look ok to me.  I do like the tubular frame look better though.

-Jessie
I'm the same way with the fairings, I Also like the tubular frame, but at the same time I want one with fuel injection, and I think they switched both at the same time.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BaltimoreGS on May 28, 2012, 06:37:33 AM
Yep, fuel injection came with the body style change.  My personal use SV is an '06 naked and the frame definitely is not as attractive.  The SV carbs didn't have any inherit problems so don't shy away from first gens just because of that.

-Jessie
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: VerdonD952 on May 28, 2012, 06:44:45 AM
found this little gem this morning while at work.

http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcd/2992219619.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on May 28, 2012, 10:16:54 AM
found this little gem this morning while at work.

http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcd/2992219619.html

Peel off those decals and you'd have a sweet ride. 240 miles?  It's not even broken in!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Kijona on May 28, 2012, 01:20:22 PM
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Kc5Fd5H63k13L23I4c5h49657d49dc531c1e.jpg)

Is it just me or does something not look quite right...compare the angle of the tank to the rest of the bike...could be that thing on the ridge of the tank making it look that way but I don't know.


Also, an 04 with 240 miles? Uhhhh...bad news for sure. Not riding a bike is the absolute worst thing you could do to it. Unless it had never been run before and just recently had 240 miles put on it, be prepared to replace a LOT of stuff on it, mainly the rubber lines...might be that the tank is rusted too.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on May 28, 2012, 04:33:22 PM
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Kc5Fd5H63k13L23I4c5h49657d49dc531c1e.jpg)

Is it just me or does something not look quite right...compare the angle of the tank to the rest of the bike...could be that thing on the ridge of the tank making it look that way but I don't know.


Also, an 04 with 240 miles? Uhhhh...bad news for sure. Not riding a bike is the absolute worst thing you could do to it. Unless it had never been run before and just recently had 240 miles put on it, be prepared to replace a LOT of stuff on it, mainly the rubber lines...might be that the tank is rusted too.

I noticed that too.  The tank is leaning a little to the right.
Title: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on May 28, 2012, 05:53:07 PM


I noticed that too.  The tank is leaning a little to the right.

The fact that the tank protector decal is crooked accents the lean, I think. You can see how the decal is tilted further to the right and slightly off center ( the top of the decal is closer to the right than the left).
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BaltimoreGS on May 29, 2012, 08:03:42 PM
Retro cool   ;)   http://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/3045579714.html

-Jessie
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on May 29, 2012, 09:29:19 PM
Retro cool   ;)   http://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/3045579714.html

-Jessie

Oh man, that is sweet!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on May 30, 2012, 12:28:57 AM
TC 90's!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3042928405.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3042974021.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on May 30, 2012, 07:57:14 PM
http://quadcities.craigslist.org/mcy/3041361366.html

Nice older E.  Looks stock with just 3k miles.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BaltimoreGS on May 31, 2012, 04:05:33 AM
We picked up the SV to flip yesterday.  It has had ugly rear turn signals drilled into the tail fairing but over all it looks nice and runs good.  Who wants an SV???   ;)

-Jessie

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003363.jpg)

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003362.jpg)

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003364.jpg)

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003366.jpg)

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003365.jpg)

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003367.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on May 31, 2012, 06:22:54 AM
We picked up the SV to flip yesterday.  It has had ugly rear turn signals drilled into the tail fairing but over all it looks nice and runs good.  Who wants an SV???   ;)

-Jessie

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003363.jpg)

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003362.jpg)

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003364.jpg)

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003366.jpg)

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003365.jpg)

(http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/jessiedoran/1000003367.jpg)

I do, I do, I do! 

Too bad I can't afford it..  Lol.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on May 31, 2012, 06:56:41 AM
If that SV is cheaper than the next moped project i'm looking at for the girlfriend, count me in! She can have my other ped and i'll cruise that gorgeous SV!! what's yer bottom dollar :icon_lol:

Here's the next pick on my list;
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/craigspostin.jpg)

Quote from: Craig's Post
Moped in good condition, but does not run! Alot of new parts, piston,cylinder, clutch,coil, exhaust. Would make a great project bike, or parts bike. Tired of fooling with it! $100.00 firm !

Hoping to talk him down some more, but I'll be happy getting it for a bill if i can get it up and running.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BaltimoreGS on May 31, 2012, 07:50:18 AM
Throwing it up on CL for $3k and see if anyone bites.

-Jessie
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: VerdonD952 on May 31, 2012, 08:03:37 PM
ill trade you my GS for it.... :icon_confused:  nah....sorry  hahaha
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tombstones81 on June 01, 2012, 01:37:27 AM
Throwing it up on CL for $3k and see if anyone bites.

-Jessie

Toss it up on the Wilkes Barre / Scranton listings.
Im sure you'll have some bites.
As I've seen more Looking for SV postings then anything else in the general area on craigs.

Prices are pretty Crazy to put it lightly up here compared to everywhere else. (north east Pa)
Local riders I ride with have shown me listings they've been following from everywhere close but out of the area (NY & NJ mostly) and the prices are FARRRRRRRRRR below what you see here.

Which is why after I bondo my tank better (few small imperfections) and repaint it, among other things, going to list it for sale.

and go with a price everyone has told me to list it as.

Which will seem a Little absurd to these forums, but its about what I was offered before and what everyone keeps telling me to ask for.

So lay off the bashing when you all see it listed in a week or 2 or 3.
Its not like im being ignorant about it like most.

Just going to start out with what im told to start out asking for.

(edit)
and its too bad you didnt get and list that in like a month from now if mine sells for what im going to start asking for.
As im going to start looking at an SV first to upgrade to.

and of course, if u wanna bring it up and trade for mine and every single GS part I have, I wouldnt argue. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Big Rich on June 01, 2012, 06:26:39 AM
Here's a wrecked GS for $200:

 http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/3050270604.html

Still has dirt in the headlight.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on June 01, 2012, 07:09:46 AM
I want!

http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/3050352112.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on June 01, 2012, 10:16:13 PM
I want!

http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/3050352112.html
NIIIICE :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: VerdonD952 on June 03, 2012, 12:51:02 PM
http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3054129749.html

will this fit my 07 GSF???
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cbrfxr67 on June 04, 2012, 12:20:31 PM
http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/3056685234.html

Saw this one today.  Even gives Buddha an honorable mention,.....

I'm even considering it.  No, must, resist.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: VerdonD952 on June 06, 2012, 05:22:09 PM
http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3060934247.html


beautiful bike!!!! 

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3060855253.html

...and yet another beautiful bike, where were all these bikes last summer when i was looking??

this is what happens when you have nothing to do on a wed. night.

would love to have this, but something smells fishy!

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3058731153.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Kijona on June 06, 2012, 06:18:22 PM
Damn. Nice blue SV. I kinda like my silver better though :P
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tombstones81 on June 06, 2012, 06:28:44 PM
Damn. Nice blue SV. I kinda like my silver better though :P

Lies!!!!

on the SV topic tho.
If I have a choice, that bike if its still there( balts) (when the buyer of mine gets the money together in a few weeks) or one exactly the same (& blue) will be my next bike.

only going with a 99 to 02 tho, I like how rounded everything is those years.
not many colors I like on them either except the blue, but I did see a red one somewhere that l liked.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on June 08, 2012, 01:15:26 PM
here's a couple i found

A overpriced, but damn clean 1989. I've always loved that color scheme;
http://fresno.craigslist.org/mcy/3002710928.html

another 89 with the fairing kit;
http://shoals.craigslist.org/mcy/3048831654.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Big Rich on June 08, 2012, 02:12:49 PM
another 89 with the fairing kit;
http://shoals.craigslist.org/mcy/3048831654.html

Anybody know what kind of fairing that is? I thought Airtech, but theirs is for the stock round headlight.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on June 10, 2012, 07:29:14 PM
Overpriced much..
http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/3055635987.html (http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/3055635987.html)
1991 Suzuki GS500 - $2000 (Charlotte)

I selling a very nice gs500 in good condition13000 miles starts and runs bike has sitting for two years recently tuned-up have title in hand Do not text with lowball offers 704-902-9349 dont waste my time..
(http://images.craigslist.org/5E15K95Ja3F83Lf3N4c633d32e69bc3131f29.jpg)

Can you guys do me a favor and maybe post up the ads. It's super annoying to go through a whole page and most of the ads have been deleted.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: VerdonD952 on June 10, 2012, 08:44:00 PM
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcy/3068451534.html

thinking of buying this,  change the batt and new gas?  what else should i do to try and start the bike??  any suggestions???
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BaltimoreGS on June 11, 2012, 04:05:29 AM
Probably has clogged carbs after sitting that long without being winterized.

-Jessie
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on June 11, 2012, 05:56:34 AM
That thing is minty! I'd snoitch that ASAP!! Can't wait to find a good priced higher performance moto project
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on June 11, 2012, 04:41:06 PM
Buy it quick! Probably gone already.
If it really just wont "Turn over" it should just need a battery..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tombstones81 on June 11, 2012, 07:10:08 PM
Someone needs to jump on this sucker!! (north east Pa)

http://scranton.craigslist.org/mcy/3071181573.html

2002 Suzuki GS500 with only 297 miles. Bike has been garage kept. It is blue and silver.I have the title and am the original owner. Please email. Willing to negotiate.

$1300

(edit)
wish I had the money.....
In this area, that would be an Easy flip for some good money!
if its a 100% accurate post.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on June 11, 2012, 08:41:56 PM
Sounds fake. $1300? 297 miles? Garaged?  Willing to negotiate?

Any around here that seem too good to be true never pan out as being real.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Precisi0n on June 11, 2012, 09:38:40 PM
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3070872736.html

Hmm...If the seat is in that bad of shape, what else has been neglected?  $1500 is way over priced.

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3052116668.html

Only 600 miles.  Still a bit over priced.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on June 11, 2012, 09:39:30 PM
Sounds fake. $1300? 297 miles? Garaged?  Willing to negotiate?

Any around here that seem too good to be true never pan out as being real.
297 DOES seem a tad low lol. it takes but an hour or two to change out a gauge cluster. would be sweet if it were true though
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on June 12, 2012, 05:26:54 AM
Someone needs to jump on this sucker!! (north east Pa)

http://scranton.craigslist.org/mcy/3071181573.html

2002 Suzuki GS500 with only 297 miles. Bike has been garage kept. It is blue and silver.I have the title and am the original owner. Please email. Willing to negotiate.

$1300

(edit)
wish I had the money.....
In this area, that would be an Easy flip for some good money!
if its a 100% accurate post.

I love how it was just washed too, LOL!

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on June 15, 2012, 05:50:18 PM
Sweet! $1500 asking price. That fugley plastic chain guard is a real downer, though.

Let's see: buy for $1300. Sell clip-ons, Raask rear set, Yoshi exhaust. Replace with stock parts I have and re-sell for $1700. Seems like about a $800-$1000 profit when all done with it.

Put up the 13th. Surprised it is still available!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3074752074.html

gs500 gs 500 year2000 suzuki - $1500 (Seattle)
Date: 2012-06-13, 1:33AM PDT
Reply to: h73vm-3074752074@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
runs great, i love this bike to death but have to sell it due to school. about 8000 miles.

has a scrape on the gas tank, but is 100% straight..sv650 rearshock, built aftermarket forks, trs yoshimura full exhaust, k&n air filter, rearsets, battery from a speed four, has only one mirror though... the one on the right side dissapeared one day, i'm not sure how... i just came outside and it was gone. tires are great, the blinkers have been taken off the bike, i changed the oil about 500 hundred miles ago.

i'm ready to show this bike any time, and the title is clear, clean, and in my name.

(http://images.craigslist.org/5I25N25Jc3Ec3G13N5c6df6942304daf5149d.jpg)


ANOTHER 2000 with a fugley plastic chain guard!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3068304356.html

2000 Suzuki GS500 GS500E low miles - $2300 (Redmond)
Date: 2012-06-09, 7:08PM PDT
Reply to: 6sjj8-3068304356@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
2000 GS500e about 10k miles,clean title in hand, cleaned carburetors with new float needles, float seat, and orings throughout, new battery, new spark plugs, oil change just done full synthetic. Tires have lots of thread. Aurora Suzuki did the 7000 maintenance at 7800 miles which includes valve inspection/adjustment, all fluid check/change etc. No farings to worry about. Always garaged. Great mileage on city or highway.
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2vb4guf.jpg)
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2jba0js.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: VerdonD952 on June 17, 2012, 08:23:41 AM
not a GS ad, but imo, this is the best craigslist ad ever!!!!

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sea/2979885438.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on June 17, 2012, 10:43:36 PM
not a GS ad, but imo, this is the best craigslist ad ever!!!!

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sea/2979885438.html

Hahaha.  That's epic.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on June 23, 2012, 08:34:24 AM
not a GS ad, but imo, this is the best craigslist ad ever!!!!

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sea/2979885438.html

Hahaha.  That's epic.
Yeah I always thought that add was great. But a lot of trouble to go through for a $700 car. I put my old beat up ZX2 on the street with a $800 sign on it, and had to beat them off with a stick.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on June 23, 2012, 09:34:23 PM
http://bn.craigslist.org/mcy/3096096117.html

Just saw this in my area.  If I wasn't about to have a baby.....I might have had another GS in the garage.

How much would you offer this guy for that bike?  I know the fender melting is caused by hot headers.  Does that just mean loose exhaust gaskets that were run too long?  What else can cause this?  Things to look for when you see this has happened?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Precisi0n on June 27, 2012, 09:46:36 PM
Suburban Machinery bars:

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3092250284.html

Don't see those for sale too often.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on June 29, 2012, 01:17:28 PM
Not too bad.

http://greenville.craigslist.org/mcy/3105588194.html

'93 Suzuki Motorcycle for Sale - $1500 (Pacolet)

'93 Suzuki Motorcycle for sale in good condition. Model M51 Acctual mileage 6,734. asking 1500 or best offer. no lower than 1200. Please call 864-621-4834. ask for william. please do not call after 10 pm.
(http://images.craigslist.org/5I55Mb5Jf3E43M13Fbc6rb6fae4e2ece91f93.jpg)

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on June 29, 2012, 11:54:41 PM
Not too bad.

http://greenville.craigslist.org/mcy/3105588194.html

'93 Suzuki Motorcycle for Sale - $1500 (Pacolet)

'93 Suzuki Motorcycle for sale in good condition. Model M51 Acctual mileage 6,734. asking 1500 or best offer. no lower than 1200. Please call 864-621-4834. ask for william. please do not call after 10 pm.



Gone
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on June 30, 2012, 01:16:48 AM
not a GS ad, but imo, this is the best craigslist ad ever!!!!

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sea/2979885438.html
Hahaha.  That's epic.
epic yes. but this classic from times past beats em all
slightly NSFW
http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/aus/323013997.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on June 30, 2012, 01:31:36 AM
Sweet! $1500 asking price. That fugley plastic chain guard is a real downer, though.

Let's see: buy for $1300. Sell clip-ons, Raask rear set, Yoshi exhaust. Replace with stock parts I have and re-sell for $1700. Seems like about a $800-$1000 profit when all done with it.

Put up the 13th. Surprised it is still available!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3074752074.html

gs500 gs 500 year2000 suzuki - $1500 (Seattle)
Date: 2012-06-13, 1:33AM PDT
Reply to: h73vm-3074752074@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
runs great, i love this bike to death but have to sell it due to school. about 8000 miles.

has a scrape on the gas tank, but is 100% straight..sv650 rearshock, built aftermarket forks, trs yoshimura full exhaust, k&n air filter, rearsets, battery from a speed four, has only one mirror though... the one on the right side dissapeared one day, i'm not sure how... i just came outside and it was gone. tires are great, the blinkers have been taken off the bike, i changed the oil about 500 hundred miles ago.

i'm ready to show this bike any time, and the title is clear, clean, and in my name.

(http://images.craigslist.org/5I25N25Jc3Ec3G13N5c6df6942304daf5149d.jpg)


ANOTHER 2000 with a fugley plastic chain guard!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3068304356.html

2000 Suzuki GS500 GS500E low miles - $2300 (Redmond)
Date: 2012-06-09, 7:08PM PDT
Reply to: 6sjj8-3068304356@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
2000 GS500e about 10k miles,clean title in hand, cleaned carburetors with new float needles, float seat, and orings throughout, new battery, new spark plugs, oil change just done full synthetic. Tires have lots of thread. Aurora Suzuki did the 7000 maintenance at 7800 miles which includes valve inspection/adjustment, all fluid check/change etc. No farings to worry about. Always garaged. Great mileage on city or highway.
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2vb4guf.jpg)
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2jba0js.jpg)
seems it has an aftermarket/non gs brake fluid reservoir. ( looks round ) course what the hell i had a harley fluid reservoir on mine lol. so as long as it stops her who cares Eh?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on June 30, 2012, 01:46:02 AM
epic yes. but this classic from times past beats em all
slightly NSFW
http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/aus/323013997.html
That was the FUNNIEST thing I have ever read. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
Will now post in the Tard Farm :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: trinacria on July 01, 2012, 07:05:31 PM
http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/mcy/3109802666.html

great bike
Title: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on July 01, 2012, 08:01:20 PM
http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/mcy/3109802666.html

great bike

Wow. Just wow. If this doesn't scream SPAMMER, I don't know what does.

This thread is for great deals, not to hawk your bike that's listed for sale already (in both the general and for sale areas). Besides, your gs isn't what I'd consider a great Craigslist find, merely an average one. Sorry to be so blunt.


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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on July 01, 2012, 11:57:54 PM
Yes it definitely screams SPAMMER
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: blackwidow on July 02, 2012, 03:20:02 AM
Here is mine if anyone is interested. Thanks



http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mcy/3109649391.html (http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mcy/3109649391.html)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on July 02, 2012, 04:12:07 AM
Great all the noobs come to spam the forum :cookoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on July 02, 2012, 05:56:12 AM
Looks like that time of season where the noobs drop/wreck their bikes, turn around and try to sell of stupid price to get out from under a loan.

Here is mine if anyone is interested. Thanks

http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mcy/3109649391.html (http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mcy/3109649391.html)

did you get those forks fixed? the price seems high if not..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on July 02, 2012, 06:04:25 AM
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/5I25E75Kb3M73J53H7c6q32b91fb790f41bd3.jpg)
http://greenbay.craigslist.org/mcy/3103443541.html

clean 89 w/ chin spoiler and headlight fairing. under 5k miles listed for $1200(down from 1600) Could probably talk him under 1k if you play it right. Have always loved that paint scheme
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: blackwidow on July 02, 2012, 04:37:58 PM
Looks like that time of season where the noobs drop/wreck their bikes, turn around and try to sell of stupid price to get out from under a loan.

Here is mine if anyone is interested. Thanks

http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mcy/3109649391.html (http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mcy/3109649391.html)

did you get those forks fixed? the price seems high if not..

I guess i'm the noob with the bike. I bought it already dropped and fixed it. Everything is the way it should be and the forks were rebuilt by adidasguy. I just need a good gas car to haul around music equipment from show to show now. Can't fit much on the bike.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on July 02, 2012, 05:31:09 PM
Nah, noob comment was made to all the listing's i've been finding lately. Wasn't directed towards anyone in perticular :cheers:

I would definitely get some good/current photos up on that ad! Might steer some potential buyers
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: VerdonD952 on July 09, 2012, 07:13:41 AM
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Verdond952/GS500E.jpg)
http://annapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/3112772956.html


could be a good project bike, but i wouldnt pay 800 for it. 
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on July 09, 2012, 07:34:18 AM
Here's one around me:

(http://images.craigslist.org/5N75G45E63Id3Na3Hbc778523b11304ac1bfc.jpg)

2000 Suzuki GS500E with 3500 miles. Blue and black in color. Aftermarket windshield. Soft luggage included. Wife decided to quit riding due to family demands and work hours. Great starter bike or dependable commuter! $1,500 OBO.

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/3123960730.html (http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/3123960730.html) - Looks to be a little low mileage for the year, so could need some additional maintenance.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on July 11, 2012, 10:33:31 PM
#5058

This might be fun. and for FREE!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3124605385.html
1984 Honda 500 Interceptor - $1 (Greenlake/Maple Leaf)
Date: 2012-07-07, 11:33AM PDT
Reply to: vq57j-3124605385@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
I was given this bike in pieces. The previous guy pulled it all the way apart to change the crank shaft bearings, and lost interest. It sat in his garage for years, but luckily he diligently marked all the bolts and parts in zip lock bags. My buddy and I put it back together, but couldn't get it to start. We think it is because we put the original piston rings back in it, and just can't get good enough compression.

It has now been sitting in a buddy's garage for almost 2 years, so I figured it was time to give someone else a crack at it. We don't have a title for it, so it is more of a parts bike.

Just trying to give it away, let me know if you are interested.

(http://images.craigslist.org/5Ne5G75Ha3E53L83Nbc773bb2d3ba0ac51820.jpg)

(http://images.craigslist.org/5Nb5K45J83Eb3Le3I2c771a45a4a58f8c1408.jpg)


WOW! for $1100 this is tempting.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3127381701.html

1979 Honda 500 XLS - $1100 (Maple Valley)
Date: 2012-07-08, 9:39PM PDT
Reply to: bgvqv-3127381701@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Runs great, low miles. The bike has only 6054 miles it is in very good condition. The first $1100.00 Cash gets it, it has a value of $1600.00. This is a great bike, dual purpose ON and OFF ROAD Legal.
(http://images.craigslist.org/5N85E55F23kb3Md3Iac78b9a75758298316b2.jpg)


WOW! a PAIR if TC185's for less than the price of one.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3131674048.html
1975 Suzuki TC185 dual sport - $750 (Renton)
Date: 2012-07-10, 7:12PM PDT
Reply to: gbgr4-3131674048@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
I have two TC185 dual range/dual sport bikes.They are very near complete. I have lots of extra parts spare cylinder and piston good set of wheels,etc.I have clear title for one and the other is a parts bike to fix 2 into one keep or part out the extras.There is almost enough in the parts bike to pay for the titled bike.Probaly have one up and running in a weekend. Come take a look at them,I am not firm on the price, i can deal a bit.Let me know. Steve 206-390-3373 hm 425-271-6712

(http://images.craigslist.org/5Lb5Nb5Ff3K73Ge3Hbc7afdd67e6425c21d48.jpg)
(http://images.craigslist.org/5G95Ke5Jf3Ga3Jb3N5c7ac04db05a12c015b4.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on July 11, 2012, 10:56:40 PM
Damn if only i had the $$. but have more pressing demands :"(
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on July 11, 2012, 11:33:33 PM
i just got through overhauling, well not overhauling. but fluid/filter changes etc and greasing etc. a 2006 650l honda. bike was NOT easy to ride. have ot be at least 6'2" and have a 34"+ inseam to be able to touch feet to ground. i had to lean it over to be able to put into gear.  and test ride. was a fun test ride though
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: iclrag on July 12, 2012, 09:22:02 AM
Sounds like a good bike for me! i'll have to test ride one!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on July 14, 2012, 11:24:16 AM
http://springfieldil.craigslist.org/mcy/3122939630.html

Friend of mine just bought this 2008 KLR 650 with 2,900 miles.  The ad for it was crazy, but he got it for $3000 and sold his 2007 DRZ400SM with more miles for $3500.  Text of the add re-posted below for posterity.


Holy Dirt/road Bike batman! 2008 Kawa-suk-it-to-me KLR650 - $3200 (Springfield)

Look what we got here, a Mother ******* Kawasaki klr 650, This mean little piece of metal and rubber features a BEASTLY Four stroke, DOHC, Four valve engine 651 cc, SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR SLOW GRANDMA'S DIRT/ROAD BIKE BABY WITH THIS ROAD MONSTER! This engine is bore stroke 100.0 x 83.0mm IF you dont know what that means, Me neither but it sounds pretty god damn impressive don't it!? The compression ratio is 9.8:1 THATS A TIGHT MOTHER F****** SQUEEZE! MORE POWER!
You may be thinking to your self how the HELL does this thing stay cool after catching on fire from going so goddamn fast on dirt/road!? It has a LIQUID cooling system, HIGH TECH RIGHT HERE! So while your ass is melting away in this desert heat of Illinois, your engine can stay nice and motherf****** frosty as you pick up the mud my mama's down at your local off road course. The transmission is five speed which means it has five speeds , nothing to really say there... Front brakes / rear brakes   
Single 280mm petal-type disc, two-piston caliper / single 240mm disc, single-piston caliper AKA HOLD ONTO YOUR shaZam! ! YOU GONNA STOP REAL FAST!

Overall height is 53.1 in In other words if you are under 6 feet make sure your daddy puts on trainning wheels because you are too short to ride this vibrating sex machine of a bike! Well now you are asking your self... How much for this machine, forged in God's garage, and test drove by JESUS him self! and spit shined by Jesus' brother Jim', who no one knows about. !!!!!!3200!!!!!OR BEST OFFER! CALL NOW YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS DEAL OF A LIFE TIME!!!! On a serious note, 2879 miles Bike runs like a dream, brand new, New after market muffler and comes with the stock muffler if you want to be a kitty cat and be quiet around the neighborhood.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: VerdonD952 on July 14, 2012, 02:43:04 PM
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3092828323.html

Dose this belong to anyone on here??

I remember someone buying an SV and saying they were going to flip it, or at least try to.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on July 14, 2012, 08:22:50 PM
Friend of mine lives in crozet and checked it out. Said it was really nice. You looking to get one ?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: VerdonD952 on July 15, 2012, 09:08:14 AM
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Verdond952/gooddeal.jpg)

If anyone is up in the Wilkes-barre PA area, heres a good find!!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: grom on July 15, 2012, 10:38:06 AM
Looks nice, but it's a little far for me (I'm in NW PA near Erie) and probably WAY too much bike. Wikipedia says 141HP at the crank, is that right?  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on July 18, 2012, 10:15:22 AM
Wow, $1200, Atlanta
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/3131138935.html
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Z25F25X13G93Ie3M5c7a91cd22dcc76c1370.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: VerdonD952 on July 18, 2012, 11:45:30 AM
http://allentown.craigslist.org/mcy/3126861156.html

Hahahaha,  this one made me laugh....tops out at 130mph.....LOL

sorry cant post the actual ad, im not on my MAC
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on July 18, 2012, 11:57:48 AM
http://allentown.craigslist.org/mcy/3126861156.html

Hahahaha,  this one made me laugh....tops out at 130mph.....LOL


Text of ad:

05' Suzuki gs500f for $2000. Six speed crotch rocket. One heck of a bike. For the intermediate level rider. Bike tops at 130+mph so you have plenty of speed and power to ride with the best of them. This bike is not to be taken lightly and its explosiveness will surprise you and the pack. Gotta let it go cause I'm ready to move on to something even bigger.


So, because he's ready to move on to something bigger, are we to assume that he has achieved advanced/semi-pro level? :lol:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on July 18, 2012, 12:16:13 PM
#5094

I think he's ready to move up. Time to get a new bike and drop it on both sides like he did the GS500. He's still alive so he needs more speed and power to finally kill himself. The Gs500 is not powerful enough to do squidly things.  :flipoff:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: momoboy on July 18, 2012, 12:18:15 PM
I would say that the power of the GS500F is "adequate"  I would challenge it being “explosive” lol!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Soloratov on July 18, 2012, 08:13:07 PM
http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/3110960259.html

This one is about 15 minutes away from me...feel like I need a reason for a second one, but not for that price.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on July 18, 2012, 10:29:01 PM
http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/3110960259.html

This one is about 15 minutes away from me...feel like I need a reason for a second one, but not for that price.
Well thats about $2000 less than what we pay here is Ozzieland  :sad:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Lucifurious on July 19, 2012, 01:33:16 AM
Found this out of Fresno, CA.

http://fresno.craigslist.org/mcy/3129691413.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Precisi0n on July 19, 2012, 11:43:40 AM
A very clean 2000 with Vance and Hines exhaust...

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9132295/Host/GS500E.JPG)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on July 19, 2012, 12:27:58 PM
http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/3119910805.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on July 19, 2012, 05:58:37 PM
i'm quite impressed with that tallahasse silver/grey paint job... looks neat n simple  :thumb:
Title: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on July 19, 2012, 06:30:42 PM
http://holland.craigslist.org/mcy/3150298552.html (http://holland.craigslist.org/mcy/3150298552.html)

Love this guy's reason for selling. Could be a decent deal for someone.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on July 20, 2012, 06:17:14 PM
i'm quite impressed with that tallahasse silver/grey paint job... looks neat n simple  :thumb:
Seriously! That's one of the only aftermarket paint jobs I've ever liked! I wish I needed another GS. Wonder how many miles it has on it..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: DaMuffinMan on July 21, 2012, 01:27:54 PM
http://southjersey.craigslist.org/mcd/3144844812.html

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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tombstones81 on July 23, 2012, 04:09:26 PM
http://scranton.craigslist.org/mcy/3158610050.html

Now THATS a nice old bike!!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on July 29, 2012, 06:14:07 PM
Vintage? 550? oh well.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3165093605.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on July 29, 2012, 06:15:42 PM
Vintage? 550? oh well.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3165093605.html

WTF thats neither vintage nor 550? Someone should tell him/her :cookoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on July 29, 2012, 10:52:36 PM
#5177
Vintage? 550? oh well.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3165093605.html

WTF thats neither vintage nor 550? Someone should tell him/her :cookoo:

Everything on ebay is "vintage" and "rare". I think the same applies to CL.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on July 29, 2012, 10:55:14 PM
#5177
Vintage? 550? oh well.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3165093605.html

WTF thats neither vintage nor 550? Someone should tell him/her :cookoo:

Everything on ebay is "vintage" and "rare". I think the same applies to CL.
and of course only THEY have hte only one left in existance and are therefore qualified to judge it as rare or vintage lol
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on July 30, 2012, 05:32:43 AM
Vintage? 550? oh well.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3165093605.html

WTF thats neither vintage nor 550? Someone should tell him/her :cookoo:

Vintage? In rattle-can black? Not even close.  :icon_lol:

To be vintage, it must be at least 20 years old (or more depending on the state) and needs to be maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_car)...at least according to the legal definition for most states to register a vehicle as a classic/antique.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on July 30, 2012, 07:07:32 AM
How much do you guys think its worth? He started at $1500 a few days ago. Already down $1000.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on July 30, 2012, 07:16:57 AM
http://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles/1989/Suzuki/GS500EK/Values

i'd say its condition(and price range) is somewhere around 'good'
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on July 30, 2012, 08:45:00 AM
How much do you guys think its worth? He started at $1500 a few days ago. Already down $1000.

If he's willing to drop the price $500 so fast because he's moving, I'd say it's a good bet that the "runs great" part is worth another price drop. Runs great usually means there's a "but." Like, but it spews oil; but it dies at the end of the block; but I can't figure out what's really wrong with it so I'll sell it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Phil B on July 30, 2012, 09:31:37 AM
Runs great usually means there's a "but." Like, but it spews oil; but it dies at the end of the block; but I can't figure out what's really wrong with it so I'll sell it.

Huh.

So what would you suggest to be used, if a bike really DOES run great?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on July 30, 2012, 11:59:05 AM
Runs great usually means there's a "but." Like, but it spews oil; but it dies at the end of the block; but I can't figure out what's really wrong with it so I'll sell it.

Huh.

So what would you suggest to be used, if a bike really DOES run great?

A ridiculously high price.  :D

Realistically, I don't think there's any phrasing that can be used in a classified/ebay/craigslist ad to state that something really does run mechanically perfectly. Using correct grammar & spelling as well as a greater than 1 complete sentence description goes a long way toward someone (me) believing what is written, though.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tombstones81 on July 30, 2012, 01:04:55 PM
Geez, Tough crowd! hahaha   :nono:

Well, I might as well say it now ahead of time instead of being bashed IFFF I decide to sell.

"""Considering""" selling my bike and upgrading to an SV650.
Still not 100% certain tho.
Enjoy the bike, but basically not enough power for my riding style or my height and weight. (6ft2 and around 235pnds)

So, based on "Other local riders" who know wayyyyy more then I do.
They told me to list it at $2500 and I would probably get around $2000 to $2250.
and yes I was shocked at the price they told me too!
I actually asked them a few times after, are you Sure?? lol

Plan to go with their advice as Yes the motorcycle market here in north east Pa is rather high in price!!!!

but not without consideration.
Bike is visually and mechanically perfect now except for One problem I plan to fix first. (annoying valve ticking that im suspicious isnt just noise)
and then toss in my extra Running 89 motor and every single part I have for the bike for a Firm price that I list, negotiable with just the bike.

thats IFFF I decide to sell and upgrade to an SV650.

So theres my Possible listing before anyone goes bashing it IF it shows up. hahaha
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on July 30, 2012, 02:22:31 PM
If you have recently checked your valves and adjusted them, don't open it back up before you sell it.  These bikes are mechanically loud.  Valve ticking is probably normal.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tombstones81 on July 30, 2012, 02:38:11 PM
If you have recently checked your valves and adjusted them, don't open it back up before you sell it.  These bikes are mechanically loud.  Valve ticking is probably normal.

If it seemed Minor, I wouldnt bother.
But
1. I dont wanna sell something to even a stranger that may be a bigger problem then suspected.
2. I dont wanna give them any reason to bother me with haggling or to have to think twice before buying.

Not to mention if they hear it, it would be kind of hard to convince someone unfamiliar with the GS that its only valve noise.

Once the bike warms up pretty good (more then just letting it idle awhile) it ticks when its idle.
Specifically, it sounds like the shim bucket is dancing around.
Even my friend on a newer vulcan can hear it next to me at a light.

Still have to keep thinking if I want to or not, and order a new rear tire on Weds.

So I have time to check the valves out.
Which is easy as pie for me, and anything wrong... I have plenty of extra parts to fix it.

not that im posting for troubleshooting help.

just saying why I plan to check it over.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on August 02, 2012, 09:02:20 PM
I'm officially addicted. They're just too cheap, especially when you get them like this (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/IMG_3720.jpg)..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on August 02, 2012, 09:05:44 PM
hooly dooly steez.. thats a hectic MO-chine for sure!!  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on August 03, 2012, 06:15:54 AM
I'm officially addicted. They're just too cheap, especially when you get them like this (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/IMG_3720.jpg)..

I know exactly what you mean! I've done three moped projects from junk/non-running to screamin' blasts of fun under 35mph.  But I had to sell them because the woman of the house has this rule, where we can only have two non-running vehicles at a time... and I was using them and that rule to put-off doing the 97 ranger sitting in the garage (It ran, but wasn't really road worthy...)  :icon_rolleyes:

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on August 03, 2012, 07:06:26 AM
[ramblings]my girlfriend wish she could tell me that! but she's getting the shredped bug just as bad as me now hahah

I really enjoyed building my drz400s project, but was miffed i didn't take it to 100%. I keep in touch in with the new owner, and he buttoned it up and its running well. After knowing that, I felt pretty good with the r&d and time i put into it. Which made me want to build And finish an engine even more. After looking at building up my drz400sm, i couldn't fit the bill.. then a toptank garelli popped up about an hour away. smaller, cheaper, less risk, it was a done deal.

I've got my 77 garelli ssxl (http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?1,3058969) in project state with damn near every part i could find for it. Finally got my hands on a true vm20(mikuni still recovering from the tsunami), and that's the last big part i was needing. Just need to buy a grip of jets, and a temp gauge. Then just a bit more research on timing the polini 70cc kit. After that time to get greasy! Aaand Theeen after putting the kit on tuning, and breaking it in. Time to modify the clutch to get rid of that shitty rubber clutch and install then tune my 2 shoe racing clutch! [/ramblings]
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on August 09, 2012, 07:34:38 AM
Loving this:

http://albanyga.craigslist.org/mcy/3188889587.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on August 09, 2012, 04:18:11 PM
Loving this:

http://albanyga.craigslist.org/mcy/3188889587.html
Wow thats cool and cheap
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on August 09, 2012, 04:44:37 PM
and its got white lettering on the tyres!!  O0
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on August 09, 2012, 09:37:33 PM
I'm officially addicted. They're just too cheap, especially when you get them like this (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/IMG_3720.jpg)..
damn i want that where is it at?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on August 10, 2012, 06:16:04 AM
damn i want that where is it at?

Sitting downstairs in the shop!! Got this one from a kid a couple towns over that stumbled onto my WTB craigslist ad. I didn't think i'd get any bites with that ad, but am pumped to be stoked to add a 2 speed reed valve ped to the quiver. She's patiently waiting for a solid couple days of work. Needs a new sprag clip, clutches recorked, and top end and carb cleaning. Got new sprag and rings ordered. Doing more research on clutch pads before placing an order.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: KingRock501 on August 11, 2012, 05:46:24 PM
2006 GS500
http://littlerock.craigslist.org/mcy/3197167822.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on August 14, 2012, 09:51:58 PM
Can someone please tell me this is not a stock exhaust, with a yosh sticker on it..
atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcd/3205596797.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/5Ib5Na5E43Gc3L33H9c8ebac1bce755651c5c.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on August 14, 2012, 10:04:44 PM
errr... it looks like a stock exhaust! ... perhaps those tlicky ferrows at Yoshi have finarry disguised the ploduct as OEM?... save a whole heap of cop hassle time!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on August 14, 2012, 10:24:29 PM
Haha yes that is a stock exhaust
 Bwhahahahaha :cookoo: :cookoo: :cookoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on August 14, 2012, 10:38:17 PM
Can someone please tell me this is not a stock exhaust, with a yosh sticker on it..
atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcd/3205596797.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/5Ib5Na5E43Gc3L33H9c8ebac1bce755651c5c.jpg)

It's a Yoshi swingarm too, if you look at the second pic in the ad.   :technical:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on August 14, 2012, 10:41:06 PM

It's a Yoshi swingarm too, if you look at the second pic in the ad.   :technical:

haha :cookoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on August 15, 2012, 08:34:20 AM
http://neworleans.craigslist.org/mcy/3193732893.html

lol
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on August 16, 2012, 11:58:28 AM
Ran across this gem after meeting up with my wife for lunch today(she was on my GS.)
The car lot it was at wanted $800.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d0362cea-420c-25d8.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d0362cea-4236-382b.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d0362cea-4250-0c52.jpg)
Is it wrong that my only real problem with it is the Monster stickers..?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Phil B on August 16, 2012, 01:07:26 PM

Is it wrong that my only real problem with it is the Monster stickers..?

that, and what looks like a poorly painted crack in the engine housing, that goes right across the suzuki cover, and down the size of the circle?

but anyways, whats the story? impound for no license, or what?

Judging by the "hardcore" wire mesh scrape cover under the exhausts, looks like someone was treating her harshly?
One might think it was just for attitude, but the crack in the engine implies differently.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cbrfxr67 on August 16, 2012, 01:12:56 PM
I'm liking it.  :)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: termlifed on August 16, 2012, 09:31:47 PM
Ran across this gem after meeting up with my wife for lunch today(she was on my GS.)
The car lot it was at wanted $800.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d0362cea-420c-25d8.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d0362cea-4236-382b.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d0362cea-4250-0c52.jpg)
Is it wrong that my only real problem with it is the Monster stickers..?

would pay 500, finish rattle canning it black and go to town. not in ga is it?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on August 16, 2012, 09:48:27 PM
mmmm ... tasty ... mesh 'belly pan" too!! .. what a unique way to collect all the little bits of paper and grassy leafy rubbish on a roadway ... right next to the hot exhaust ...  :icon_eek:

but as a 'look what i saved from the PO imbecility' project ... well.. if it was closer and i had $500 or so .... i'd probably head back to vegas!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 16, 2012, 11:03:03 PM
Must.....resist.....temptation......this bike is so cool...........

Vintage Suzuki GS 425E Café Racer TRADE for?? - $2999 (North of seattle)
Date: 2012-08-14, 10:30AM PDT
Reply to: twqmb-3197160522@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
I purchased this bike from the original owner who purchased it brand new in 1979. He kept this bike in his garage for over 30 years and only put 3K miles on it. I purchased it a few years back and have added another 1500 miles to it when the sun was out. Right now it has less than 6K on it and is in perfect working condition. It has an electric start & a kick start which adds to the vintage look. There is nothing wrong with the bike mechanically and very little cosmetically. Other than a little where & tear from being 30 years old, this bike is in GREAT condition. Hate to let it go but I have a Harley now. . .

I am willing to trade for something of equal value, send me over your offer and I will let you know!

Here is a link to the Motorcycle Brochure:
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/suzu/suzuki_gs425%2079.htm

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3197160522.html
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Nc5La5K83Le3F13J3c8a7708377e85e11fef.jpg)

(http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/GS/GS425/1979_GS425_scholar-ad_900.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on August 16, 2012, 11:49:15 PM
Must.....resist.....temptation......this bike is so cool...........

Vintage Suzuki GS 425E Café Racer TRADE for?? - $2999 (North of seattle)
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Nc5La5K83Le3F13J3c8a7708377e85e11fef.jpg)
Nice find that :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on August 17, 2012, 05:39:50 AM
would pay 500, finish rattle canning it black and go to town. not in ga is it?
It's in Gaffney in Upstate South Carolina.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on August 17, 2012, 07:01:24 PM
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/2012-08-17_21-38-27_203.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: RossLH on August 18, 2012, 06:29:05 PM
that, and what looks like a poorly painted crack in the engine housing, that goes right across the suzuki cover, and down the size of the circle?

I've got an extra engine cover. :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on August 18, 2012, 07:17:19 PM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3214355314.html

$600 Atlanta, needs forks bent into shape, battery and chain. Good deal if it runs
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on August 19, 2012, 11:02:47 AM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3214355314.html

$600 Atlanta, needs forks bent into shape, battery and chain. Good deal if it runs

Offer them $400 and it might be.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on August 19, 2012, 01:41:26 PM
it does have a belly pan which run ~$200 new and a pricey headlight cowl
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on August 19, 2012, 01:49:20 PM
it does have a belly pan which run ~$200 new and a pricey headlight cowl

And clip-ons.

The belly pan is scraped up at the least, possibly cracked.  And I find it hard to believe the only thing wrong with it is bent forks, and a dead battery.  But you never know.  Buy it and part it out!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on August 19, 2012, 04:29:57 PM
it does have a belly pan which run ~$200 new and a pricey headlight cowl
Buy it for the parts. The belly pan and cowl together are worth $300 secondhand!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Soloratov on August 21, 2012, 05:11:54 PM
http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/3220733700.html

I personally really like it....
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on August 21, 2012, 05:16:25 PM
very sexy. I'd think about trading mine.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 22, 2012, 11:18:10 AM
Best price I've seen in a long time - $1000 for a nice looking GS500
http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3219158187.html

Nice Honda Interceptor!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/3216353368.html
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Lb5Gb5Fd3Ke3L93Hbc8j1939bf110e1f1649.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cbrfxr67 on August 22, 2012, 11:39:46 AM
That's a good one adidas.  Liking the red
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on August 23, 2012, 04:58:48 AM
This is... interesting.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcd/3219672408.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on August 23, 2012, 05:04:08 AM
Apart from the graphics actually being pink .. The design of them and the look of the bike I quite like!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on August 23, 2012, 05:17:58 AM
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3201613969.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on August 23, 2012, 05:22:25 AM
These are all over here.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3198047125.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on August 23, 2012, 05:56:08 AM
This is... interesting.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcd/3219672408.html
Yeah they've been trying to get rid of that thing forever.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on August 23, 2012, 05:57:24 AM
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3201613969.html
I like how he did the 7,xxx miles, like he's still riding it... with no headlight..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on August 23, 2012, 07:33:05 PM
mesh bike is missing half its subframe under seat.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 28, 2012, 08:32:27 PM
Best price I've seen in a long time - $1000 for a nice looking GS500
http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3219158187.html

Guy said $1000 was an error and quickly changed to $2000.
Now $1500.
Said would take $1200 cash if this week.
Should I get it?

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-D_1JEPLcI54/UDMOx23iHgI/AAAAAAAAJVw/7BTBmPNGMgM/s912/2012-08-19%252015.59.44.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Kijona on August 28, 2012, 09:58:17 PM
This is... interesting.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcd/3219672408.html

Ohhhh yeah...the bike with the crooked fuel tank or whatever the f%$k.

That thing has been on and off craigslist for the last 6 months.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on August 28, 2012, 10:19:16 PM
This is... interesting.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcd/3219672408.html

Ohhhh yeah...the bike with the crooked fuel tank or whatever the f%$k.

That thing has been on and off craigslist for the last 6 months.

Quote
During the last storm the clutch/shifter on the left handle broke off. If you take and fix I will sell for $2600. I know if I fix and get back on it I will change my mind and not sell :-)

YYYEEEAAAHHHHHH   :icon_rolleyes:  :icon_rolleyes:  :icon_rolleyes:  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 29, 2012, 12:09:35 PM
No body told me NO so I'm buying it. Will be here in another hour. Local - nice buying from local people. Brings the to me. We go down the street to licensing office then drop it off at my home before he walks down the hill back to work. Kind of takes the scare out of Craigs Lists
 :woohoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on August 29, 2012, 12:17:14 PM
No body told me NO so I'm buying it. Will be here in another hour. Local - nice buying from local people. Brings the to me. We go down the street to licensing office then drop it off at my home before he walks down the hill back to work. Kind of takes the scare out of Craigs Lists
 :woohoo:
Dang the post expired so I can't see it.
Title: Shameless self plug.
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on August 29, 2012, 12:25:23 PM
Yeah this ones mine.

http://greenville.craigslist.org/mcy/3210445938.html


94 GS500 Project Bike - $600 (Spartanburg/York)

$600 Very Firm

Basically, a friend bought this bike running last year. Rode it for a few months, and then decided to tear it down and fix it up. He came across another bike he'd rather have, and sold this one to me. I bought it torn down, with most of the parts in boxes. So I can only go by what I was told as far as what it needs. It for sure needs tires, a headlight, a muffler(it has one but the end is cut off,) new seat (or this one recovered,) new fork seals and oil, and various other parts may need to be replaced depending on how nice you want to make it. Also the paint looks pretty good from a few feet away, there is one small dent in the gas tank, and the paint is scrached up on the back side of the tank.

The pic on the trailer is from where I picked it up, the pick of it complete is with the parts just sitting on it.

No I will not come down on the price. I'm already losing some money on this in gas and title/registration fees.
It's well worth the asking price in parts alone.

Thanks for looking, Jonathan
(http://images.craigslist.org/5E75F95Hc3F33L43H9c8g58264cf98215176b.jpg)
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Ec5K65M83n23Ea3J9c8g60da2ada69cf11fd.jpg)

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 29, 2012, 12:36:18 PM
No body told me NO so I'm buying it. Will be here in another hour. Local - nice buying from local people. Brings the to me. We go down the street to licensing office then drop it off at my home before he walks down the hill back to work. Kind of takes the scare out of Craigs Lists
 :woohoo:
Dang the post expired so I can't see it.

I'll post pictures of my new project later today.

He He He - just got (basically stole) a motor on flea ghey for $202.50 plus postage. People want motors - why don't they bid? 3500 miles is low for a 1997 motor. I can't pass up on a good deal.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on August 29, 2012, 12:56:57 PM
I can't pass up on a good deal.
Parts whore.. lol
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 29, 2012, 03:57:58 PM
Little rougher than I thought. Still, he's a local biker and friendship is important, too. He delivered, went to licensing with me and paid for new tabs. So it was no hassle. I'll start a thread on it later. He's going to join the forum to keep track of the build, After the baby comes, he might want to buy it back.
She runs well. Strong engine.
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/GS500/DSC02603a.jpg)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/GS500/DSC02604a.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Kijona on August 29, 2012, 08:16:02 PM
Little rougher than I thought. Still, he's a local biker and friendship is important, too. He delivered, went to licensing with me and paid for new tabs. So it was no hassle. I'll start a thread on it later. He's going to join the forum to keep track of the build, After the baby comes, he might want to buy it back.
She runs well. Strong engine.
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/GS500/DSC02603a.jpg)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/GS500/DSC02604a.jpg)

Chain is either gone or way out of adjustment. Just sayin'.

YOU CAN FIX IT! You have...how many GS500's now? LOL
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 29, 2012, 08:45:08 PM
Yep- chain and sprockets bad but I have extras.
I can fix it.
Frame good.
Engine good.
Wheels good.
Forks good (may need seals).

So overall, OK. Could have been better price but he did deliver and etc. so that's worth something. It will help his new baby fund.

These days anything in really good shape is around $2000 or more. No more bargain GS500's around here.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on August 29, 2012, 09:04:07 PM
Yep- chain and sprockets bad but I have extras.
I can fix it.
Frame good.
Engine good.
Wheels good.
Forks good (may need seals).

So overall, OK. Could have been better price but he did deliver and etc. so that's worth something. It will help his new baby fund.

These days anything in really good shape is around $2000 or more. No more bargain GS500's around here.

You've already bought them all!  :icon_mrgreen:

We should just change this to the "What will Adi come home with next" thread!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on August 31, 2012, 08:16:34 PM
nahh... i'm waiting for the foxtel show...probably on A&E..  PartsWhores .. 'see how one man has turned his love of collecting parts into several whole bikes, watch as he and his trusty sidekick "boots" turn scrap bike parts into rideable gold!' ... also probably on just after American Pickers...  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on September 02, 2012, 04:03:11 PM
Been trying to find another gs for a good steal, but like Adidas recently said solid GS' aren't as easy to find cheap anymore. Are people finally realizing that they are The perfect motorcycle?? :whisper: :icon_lol:

I snatch this parts pick for a quick $40 bucks. 2008 tomos frame, nearly mint, tanks perfect shape. seat post is a little damaged, but i'll be putting different style seat on her after the restoration anyways. 2 a35 engines- 1 nearly complete only missing 1st gear clutch and the other for parts. bunch of other parts as well.

(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/2012-09-02_15-55-27_780.jpg)

(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/2012-09-02_17-55-46_88.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on September 02, 2012, 07:11:36 PM
LOL damn i want  :bowdown: :bowdown:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on September 07, 2012, 03:01:55 PM
Worth $1500?

http://valdosta.craigslist.org/mcy/3256666062.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on September 07, 2012, 03:19:54 PM
I'm torn between the last one, and this one:

http://albanyga.craigslist.org/mcy/3256607004.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on September 07, 2012, 03:26:09 PM
$1000 obo, non running.
if I could get it to West Seattle I know I could get it running.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/3254166336.html

Selling my Suzuki GS500E 1996 model. I bought this bike a year ago and it served me well with no problems. This is a great starter bike and is much easier to handle than most bikes this size. Plus Suzukis are known for their durability. I am the third owner. The only problem(which is a major one) is that the bike is currently not running. It was left for the summer as I went home to Norway and it did not start when I came back. I suspect that the carbs are flooded, and there might be an electrical issue as well. I have an estimated quote of $175 to fix this at Tacoma Motorsports. Looking to get rid of this bike as I got a car, and willing to negotiate on price, seeing as the bike is not running. Can be a good project for someone looking to fix up a bike that has a lot of life left in it. Email me if you are interested and I can give you my number for more details. 160 005miles (not a lot for a bike this age). The bike has never been laid down, but has been dropped once, hence the marks one the side (shown in picture). Also have cover, two helmets, front windshield and riding gear if interested.

(http://images.craigslist.org/5La5F65J63Lf3J83Hfc965f365bdf504d18f8.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on September 07, 2012, 03:48:08 PM
Seller says make an offer and he could arrange to deliver it.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm......... I guess I need one bike for each day of the week.

Negotiating this one. Asking more questions. We shall see.

$800 delivered!

Down to $700 if bad surprises (like rusted out tank)
  :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on September 07, 2012, 04:53:00 PM
Does that say 160000 miles? WTF? thats well over 200000 kms
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on September 07, 2012, 05:14:35 PM
Does that say 160000 miles? WTF? thats well over 200000 kms

Misprint, I looked at the ad and it showed 16K. 

And I'm about to post some more pics in my other thread, check it out!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on September 07, 2012, 05:20:49 PM
16,000.0 miles - 16k.
Being delivered. It has a "windshield" if I want it. Hope it is the OEM.
For $800 it should be a steal.
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Ia5Le5G23Ka3La3Fbc96881d2756e2771621.jpg)

There is a 2005 for $1299. Insurance totaled it due to damage to fairing. If I didn't just get this 1996 bike, that 2005 would be super - make it naked and flip for $2000. Damage to front makes me wonder if more damage - like forks?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/3256606437.html


Another person with lots pf parts
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3246349164.html

Nice one for $1400
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3247472360.html

Seems to be getting into the selling season.
Title: 2004 in great shape
Post by: Myrtle Beach on September 09, 2012, 10:19:18 AM
http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/mcy/3255052171.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on September 19, 2012, 04:25:31 PM
KBB at $5000....try $2,125 liar.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/mcy/3251952539.html

http://www.kbb.com/motorcycle/retail/2004/suzuki/gs500f-w-fairing/175483/
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on September 19, 2012, 04:30:38 PM
KBB at $5000....try $2,125 liar.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/mcy/3251952539.html

http://www.kbb.com/motorcycle/retail/2004/suzuki/gs500f-w-fairing/175483/

LMFAO
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on September 19, 2012, 09:12:11 PM
It retailed new in 04 at 5k lol

... Old pictures too... the odometer reads 4187 in the pic and listing says it has 6k miles

Also, what's with the black stator cover?... and why the blue calipers?

Bet those are the original battalax tires on there too...

This listing makes us 04' Y9H owners look bad  :icon_lol:

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on September 19, 2012, 11:14:43 PM
Another MB5. Should I get one of these or a 1982 VFR500?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3243252210.html
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Kc5Md5Jb3K83Nd3H7c91607b965cb2031b9d.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on September 19, 2012, 11:48:38 PM
1982 VFR500 :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on September 28, 2012, 07:49:04 AM
http://valdosta.craigslist.org/mcy/3301275524.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on September 28, 2012, 08:57:01 AM
http://valdosta.craigslist.org/mcy/3301275524.html

Thats an '04 For $1200? doesn't look too bad, so that price is probably reasonable.  It's been dropped on the left side (missing front indicator, scratched sidecover, etc..) Not much info, and single pic doesn't even show the full length of bike =/

Whats the deal with the windscreen?

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on September 28, 2012, 09:52:02 AM
http://valdosta.craigslist.org/mcy/3301275524.html

Thats an '04 For $1200? doesn't look too bad, so that price is probably reasonable.  It's been dropped on the left side (missing front indicator, scratched sidecover, etc..) Not much info, and single pic doesn't even show the full length of bike =/

Whats the deal with the windscreen?

- Bboy

Pretty sure that's a flush mount indicator.  Not sure on the rest.  Guy said it's an 03, with 9000 miles.  Didn't inquire any further.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on September 28, 2012, 09:57:18 AM
Can't be '03, No GS500 made that year... but it shows '04 color scheme

But yeah I see that it looks like a small clear indicator now.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on September 28, 2012, 10:00:59 AM
Can't be '03, No GS500 made that year... but it shows '04 color scheme

But yeah I see that it looks like a small clear indicator now.

- Bboy

Yeah, pretty sure it's an 04.  Guy said he doesn't know much about it.  I'm not in the market, but is someone else is, and wants me to contact him, let me know.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on September 28, 2012, 11:08:16 AM
$1200:
1. SERIOUS problems - like doesn't run
2. OR stolen bike

Price too good to be true.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on September 28, 2012, 11:30:56 AM
$1200:
1. SERIOUS problems - like doesn't run
2. OR stolen bike

Price too good to be true.

Maybe he's just desperate for cash?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on September 28, 2012, 11:49:34 AM
And he apparently has a learning disability by the way the ad is written.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on September 28, 2012, 06:54:57 PM
Winter is coming.  People want to dump their bikes and not store for many months.  Happens here a lot.

Looks Brand New and low miles:  http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3288852189.html

These are FAST:  http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3277994535.html

Overpriced since mine was $3500 out the door new: http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3219965683.html

What happened to the side plastics?:  http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3275918250.html





Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Flabergasted on September 28, 2012, 07:04:02 PM
Im looking to buy my first motorcycle and I've found two that I am debating right now.

Here's the first

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/3294620163.html
2001 GS500E
18,000 miles
all stock, I think
$2000
$1500 according to KBB

and duece

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/3287787499.html
2008 GS500f
11,000 miles
yoshimura exhaust? ($300?)
He said he will go to $2800
$2750 on KBB

A mechanic told me they aren't much different, just cosmetic stuff.

Im in a dilemma,
I like the price of the 01' since I have about $3500 to spend in all
but being much newer, more attractive, and closer to the blue book value, the 08' keeps me making a decision.

Also, I will be arranging to see the bikes and paperwork soon to make sure everything checks out.

If anybody has input, as an experienced or educated rider I would appreciate it much.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: echelon3 on September 28, 2012, 10:41:15 PM
I like that 2001 if it's as good as it looks... even better if you can knock down the price a little. Point out imperfections and then see if the seller is willing to go lower. I tried really hard to get a GS500 around my area, but had no luck. Then I widened my bike wish list (Ninjas, Rebels, SV650, etc) and picked up a 06 Honda Hornet. Good luck!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on September 29, 2012, 10:58:35 AM
Winter is coming. 
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on September 30, 2012, 01:58:08 AM
One consideration is 2001-2002 are the "bastard" years. That is, sort of 89-00 and looks like 2004+

Some parts are hard to find like replacement CDI's, carbs, and hand controls have different connectors.

2004+ are all compatible for parts except for the right hand control: in 2006 they changed the connector and ran the headlight through it to turn off headlight when starter pressed.

In the USA, a 2004+ naked has had the fairings removed. Naked 2004+ were not sold in the USA. 2001-2002 were always naked.

I would go 2004+ if only for parts compatibility and availability.

Ask the 2008 seller what happened to the fairing. Look for signs of damage. Fairings often removed after they are crashed.

The 2001 does look really nice. Slightly lower on price and it would be a steal.

Worst case? If you ever had to do wiring work, you could rewire it totally to 2004+ parts for probably $200. That might only be if you had to replace the CDI and that cost you well over $100. Then I'd change it out. Half a day job. I got a complete 2006 wiring system including CDI and everything for $115!

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on September 30, 2012, 03:06:26 AM
Another MB5. Should I get one of these or a 1982 VFR500?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3243252210.html
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Kc5Md5Jb3K83Nd3H7c91607b965cb2031b9d.jpg)
the mb5 of course my friend that is all you.
got this off of cl day before yesterday. worked out arrangement with boss. who put up the money for it. it gets me to work until hte huffy is finsihed. if my damned friend doesnt keep trying to trade me out of that. for a small hondaish scooter. anyhoo got this
(http://images.craigslist.org/5L15Gc5K23Mb3N43H6c9pcd2444cb6c471565.jpg)
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/mcy/3296548047.html a motovox mvs10
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on October 11, 2012, 09:59:23 PM
I don't know - but for $350? Good parts bike?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/3326103409.html
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Nd5G45M13Md3Fc3N5ca87904d18896e017c3.jpg)
92 GS500E - $350 (Arlington)
Date: 2012-10-08, 7:50PM PDT
zmtt6-3326103409@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
This bike is pretty modified. Rear tail and sub frame are SV650, exhaust can is GSXR600, Custom front flyscreen and lighting. Bike is pretty cool looking and fun to ride. It needs some love though. The tank leaks a little. The rectifier/regulator is bad so the charging system is not working. It will need a battery too. It runs but smokes a little. Good winter project.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on October 11, 2012, 10:21:37 PM
I don't know - but for $350? Good parts bike?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/3326103409.html
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Nd5G45M13Md3Fc3N5ca87904d18896e017c3.jpg)
92 GS500E - $350 (Arlington)
Date: 2012-10-08, 7:50PM PDT
zmtt6-3326103409@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
This bike is pretty modified. Rear tail and sub frame are SV650, exhaust can is GSXR600, Custom front flyscreen and lighting. Bike is pretty cool looking and fun to ride. It needs some love though. The tank leaks a little. The rectifier/regulator is bad so the charging system is not working. It will need a battery too. It runs but smokes a little. Good winter project.

Fix it and flip it?

It's an interesting combo, for certain.  The sv650 seat cowl is worth a pretty penny by itself, depending on the color.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on October 11, 2012, 11:08:11 PM
I don't know - but for $350? Good parts bike?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/3326103409.html
(http://images.craigslist.org/5Nd5G45M13Md3Fc3N5ca87904d18896e017c3.jpg)
92 GS500E - $350 (Arlington)
Date: 2012-10-08, 7:50PM PDT
zmtt6-3326103409@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
This bike is pretty modified. Rear tail and sub frame are SV650, exhaust can is GSXR600, Custom front flyscreen and lighting. Bike is pretty cool looking and fun to ride. It needs some love though. The tank leaks a little. The rectifier/regulator is bad so the charging system is not working. It will need a battery too. It runs but smokes a little. Good winter project.

I would go for it. Even in part you're more than double your money :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on October 12, 2012, 05:39:32 AM
That's a solid pick Adidas! I'd snatch it for sure
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BassWoW on October 14, 2012, 09:59:30 AM
It cant be used as a 2-uper?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on October 16, 2012, 02:48:42 PM
WTF??? fact-check in order http://harrisonburg.craigslist.org/mcy/3305194649.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on October 16, 2012, 03:11:33 PM
WTF??? fact-check in order http://harrisonburg.craigslist.org/mcy/3305194649.html

I must be missing something..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on October 16, 2012, 06:11:41 PM
experienced riders trading in their harleys for this kind of comfort, Is this price sound right?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on October 16, 2012, 08:16:27 PM
experienced riders trading in their harleys for this kind of comfort, Is this price sound right?

Considering it needs tires, fairings and a windshield, yeah.

And maybe he knew someone who made the trade?  Harleys aren't exactly renowned for their comfort..  Maybe it's just salesmanship?  At least he's being upfront (as far as we know) about the issues the bike has.

But then maybe I've just seen so many terrible ads, I'm willing to give some one a little more slack if they actually provide information regarding the bike..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on October 17, 2012, 11:27:39 AM
I guess I know the likelyhood of it being a JMU student that ran the piss out of it and then ran out of money. Makes me a little skeptical, but you're right, at least some info is given. Might have to check it out.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on October 17, 2012, 12:30:43 PM
What's with the exhaust on that 650? ... maybe just the angle, but looks like just the pipe there.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on October 17, 2012, 04:25:30 PM
What's with the exhaust on that 650? ... maybe just the angle, but looks like just the pipe there.

- Bboy

Says "full exhaust", but it looks like just open pipe to me.  :dunno_black:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: The Buddha on October 18, 2012, 06:38:18 AM
What's with the exhaust on that 650? ... maybe just the angle, but looks like just the pipe there.

- Bboy

Says "full exhaust", but it looks like just open pipe to me.  :dunno_black:

The 650 ninja's exhaust ends just under the engine. Not go through to the back side.
Cool.
Buddha.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Watevaman on October 18, 2012, 06:46:26 AM
What's with the exhaust on that 650? ... maybe just the angle, but looks like just the pipe there.

- Bboy

Says "full exhaust", but it looks like just open pipe to me.  :dunno_black:

The 650 ninja's exhaust ends just under the engine. Not go through to the back side.
Cool.
Buddha.

 Yeah, but the exhaust in the picture looks like it's an open pipe just ending halfway through the swingarm.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on October 18, 2012, 07:35:42 AM
Right. Supposed to be a short stubby can, but this one looks like there is a pipe extended out and no short stubby can... but bad resolution so I can't really tell too well.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on October 18, 2012, 12:36:38 PM
http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/3314202907.html

In a different life I would snatch this up in a second and cafe it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on October 18, 2012, 01:03:56 PM
What's with the exhaust on that 650? ... maybe just the angle, but looks like just the pipe there.

- Bboy

Says "full exhaust", but it looks like just open pipe to me.  :dunno_black:

The 650 ninja's exhaust ends just under the engine. Not go through to the back side.
Cool.
Buddha.

 Yeah, but the exhaust in the picture looks like it's an open pipe just ending halfway through the swingarm.

Bingo.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: kyled25 on October 22, 2012, 09:04:08 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/3355339155.html (http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/3355339155.html) decent parts bike or too pricey since no title?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: average on October 23, 2012, 03:52:13 PM
thats pretty complete for a part bike. i might try and see how hard of a PITA it would be to file with Cook County.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on October 23, 2012, 04:01:58 PM
There's a thread on ADVrider about how to do it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on October 25, 2012, 11:15:14 PM
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3365551760.html

White 1989 $1200
(http://images.craigslist.org/3Lf3Me3Hd5I65Kc5W0cap94640f6240ad1f51.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: modular on October 26, 2012, 01:56:02 AM
1994-4700 miles-$1500

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3364904639.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on October 26, 2012, 05:13:59 AM
1994-4700 miles-$1500

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3364904639.html

Hmm.. that line-up of upgrades sounds forum influenced, no?

Sounds like a pretty decent deal though.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on October 26, 2012, 08:48:59 AM
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3365551760.html

White 1989 $1200
(http://images.craigslist.org/3Lf3Me3Hd5I65Kc5W0cap94640f6240ad1f51.jpg)
I really like that.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on November 14, 2012, 12:13:29 PM
Parts bike $100 OBO!  So tempted on this one! Seller doesn't know what it is....

UP FOR GRABS IS A TANKLESS 1989 SUZUKI GS500 OR GS600 NOT REALLY SURE BOUGHT IT AS A PARTS BIKE AND DIDN'T USE ANY PARTS. COME AND GET THIS THING WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET TEXT OR CALL @ 253-353-3574 OR E-MAIL IS FINE TOO THANK YOU!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/3408297562.html

Don't I have enough parts? Though I know many people here on the board can use the parts off this one....

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Ka3Jb3l45E55U15Jdcbd3f75b71a2a5716ba.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on November 14, 2012, 01:20:09 PM
the clips ons and fixins are worth the $100 alone. I wish deals like this sprung up in new orleans
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on November 14, 2012, 01:40:28 PM
One person ahead of me. So might get it.
Don't you have a lot of amphibious bikes down there in NO?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Dr.Wevil on November 14, 2012, 06:09:43 PM
the clips ons and fixins are worth the $100 alone. I wish deals like this sprung up in new orleans
You say New Orleans, I say New Zealand haha  :laugh:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on November 14, 2012, 06:51:07 PM
Dang!
That's a pretty complete parts bike.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on November 14, 2012, 10:59:34 PM
Missed out by half an hour.
Damn.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on November 15, 2012, 08:20:41 AM
Missed out by half an hour.
Damn.

No one steals from the parts whore!

Time to make a new "friend"?  Lure them in with a  :icon_mrgreen: and a  :cheers:, then tell them how it's  :bs: that they stole it from you and that you're  >:( and  :icon_twisted:, then proceed to :technical: and  :2guns: them until they give up the parts.   [Insert evil laugh]
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on November 15, 2012, 12:43:59 PM
Got an email that the first person in line didn't show up so here's hoping.

If I pick it up for $100 and sell the 89 clip-ons, then it is free. Forks (maybe good), engine (at least a good head), wheels, headlight, gauges (blue cap is alone worth $50 if it is there).
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on November 15, 2012, 01:13:52 PM
Got an email that the first person in line didn't show up so here's hoping.

If I pick it up for $100 and sell the 89 clip-ons, then it is free. Forks (maybe good), engine (at least a good head), wheels, headlight, gauges (blue cap is alone worth $50 if it is there).

Adidas Did you get it? Whats with the front rotor, is that a stock rotor and caliper?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on November 15, 2012, 01:25:39 PM
Not yet ---- waiting for a call.
Based on the photo, all that's there looks stock.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on November 15, 2012, 03:37:22 PM
Missed out by half an hour.
Damn.
Boo
Got an email that the first person in line didn't show up so here's hoping.
Yay!
Not yet ---- waiting for a call.
Booo
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on November 16, 2012, 12:24:50 AM
Looks like I get it.
Seller may even deliver it. Said I'd give $175 if delivered - it is from Tacoma an hour south of me. Knowing what parts are there - still a good (ok GREAT) deal (i.e. STEAL) for a parts bike.
I think sending pictures if Phenix that I built all from spare parts convinced him I would make good use of it and not "turn it into a bobber or street fighter".
At least he's working with me now.
Worst case: I'll pay Friday then bluesmudge and I will pick it up Saturday.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on November 17, 2012, 07:53:09 PM
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/DSC00443a.jpg)

Engine turns. Oil in it clean. Carbs dirty (expected). Forks not badly pitted or rusted. Runs excellent. 89 clip-ons excellent.

Not bad for $100. Noice guy - gave him an extra $80 for delivering it from Tacoma to West Seattle ( hour drive ) Worth it.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on November 17, 2012, 08:29:36 PM
Sweet!
So what the hell is the frame covered in?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on November 17, 2012, 09:47:20 PM
That was some plastic over the engine & carbs he put there to try to keep it in better shape. I'll pull ot off and hake another picture.

He was a really nice guy and into bikes.
Someone else had it before him and kept it in the rain. He tried to preserve it and do some clean up in hopes of using it. Well, kids, wife and time were not on his side so he "dumped" the carcass for a steal. He mentioned he had offers for making a bobber or other crap. My pictures pf Junior and Phenix impressed him and he felt the parts should go to someone that would do the right thing. very interesting seller - nice to meet one not out for money but to see parts get put back into service.

I am sure he will be back when he needs bolts & nuts for his other bikes.

Engine should be OK by what he says. Even showed me oil was clean and fairly fresh. I forget all the details on the history of the bike. There's lots of good parts there. Even the broken front turn signals - I have spare orange lenses. Ignition, clip-ons, wheels, engine, carbs, and more. Speedo is broken but there is that blue cap for the high beam indicator!
Yep - $100 was a good deal for parts.

OK - here is another picture.
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb442/adidasguy/Assorted/DSC00444a.jpg)
Nice to meeet a GOOD Craig's List seller. Goes to show not all are bad. In fact, I bought Junior, Trey and Quin on CL.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on November 20, 2012, 11:54:33 PM
LOL

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3413246846.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on November 21, 2012, 12:42:26 AM
LOL

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3413246846.html
:cookoo: :cookoo: :cookoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on November 21, 2012, 06:26:58 AM
LOL

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3413246846.html

It's the fasted one out there.  Nice. 
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on November 25, 2012, 08:00:53 AM
LOL

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3413246846.html

It's the fasted one out there.  Nice.
What a POS. I think we've finally found a bike uglier than mine.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jjcardozo86 on November 25, 2012, 10:30:36 AM
wow.....not really, that back rest looks dangerous.   :dunno_white:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Mechmech on November 25, 2012, 01:28:22 PM
This one looks decent.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3433507666.html (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3433507666.html)

(http://images.craigslist.org/3K83I83Lf5N25L35J6cbp679a533d51651445.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on November 25, 2012, 01:34:41 PM
This one is awesome

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3388741141.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Ge3M83La5I45K55Jacb5301d2e257d6c1c9c.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on November 27, 2012, 07:47:48 AM
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3416619712.html

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on November 27, 2012, 08:33:37 AM
Looks good but needs the cover on the right side engine cover
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on November 27, 2012, 12:41:40 PM
I sent him a message, I'm pretty sure it's been down and not just "converted" but I think it looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on November 29, 2012, 12:12:38 PM
Thinking of getting this horn.
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/for/3409657826.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on November 29, 2012, 12:29:38 PM
Do it and post a YT video!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on November 29, 2012, 04:58:19 PM
Really BUSTED BEARING $400 TO FIX ?

And listed twice - once for $1400 and once for $1200

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/3436908119.html

2004 GS 500 - $1400 (Skykomish)
Date: 2012-11-26, 5:08PM PST
p5snb-3436908119@sale.craigslist.org[?]
I have a 2004 GS 500 motorcycle with only 57xx miles. I bought it with 300 miles four years ago.

There's a busted baring in the motor, easy fix. about $400. still runs. I've had it sitting in my garage the last few years never getting around to fixing it. I would like to keep it but lost my job and need the cash. There are a few scratches here and there because it fell in the dirt. I lost the title when i moved from seattle. I can get it in monroe at the licensing place if i have a buyer. I will pay for that out of the sale. it's only like twenty bucks.

I also have a brand new battery i got for it that i will include for free. its worth $100

Text if serious. 4259039945
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on November 29, 2012, 07:25:32 PM
yeah we all know what a busted bearing means.........new engine

It would stil be worth it though if you could get him off that 1k price tag
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Alphad0g on November 30, 2012, 09:31:38 AM
$1400 + 400 = $1800.

Oh wow. I bought mine for $1500 and all it needed was the carbs cleaned.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Watevaman on November 30, 2012, 03:46:33 PM
 http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/3432841195.html

 GS700. Didn't even know they made one, but my cousin found it and linked me. Looks awesome.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on November 30, 2012, 04:44:49 PM
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/3432841195.html

 GS700. Didn't even know they made one, but my cousin found it and linked me. Looks awesome.
NICE :thumb:

1985 Suzuki GS 700 ES

MANUFACTURER SPECIFICATIONS


Manufacturer - Make - Model - Year: Suzuki GS 700 ES 1985
Motorcycle Style: Standard


ENGINE SPECS

Engine Type: 699 cc, 4 Stroke - Air Cooled - Inline Four
Valves 4 valves/cylinder
Claimed Horsepower: 80 hp (59.7 kW) @ 9300 rpm
Maximum Torque: 63 Nm (46.5 ft. lbs) @ 8500 rpm

Transmission type: 5 speed
Final Drive: Chain


MISCELLANEOUS SPECS

Tire - Front: 90/100-19
Tire - Rear: 130/90-16
Brakes - Front: dual disc
Brakes - Rear: single disc


DIMENSIONS

Fuel Capacity: 15 l (4 Gal)
Dry Weight (without fluids): 229 kg (504.9 pounds)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on November 30, 2012, 05:37:36 PM
hmmm only 5 gears. instresting
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: kyled25 on November 30, 2012, 10:11:38 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/3434994726.html (http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/3434994726.html)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on December 01, 2012, 01:25:31 AM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/3434994726.html (http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/3434994726.html)

There's a nice find. Worth much more than 300 in parts.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on December 01, 2012, 10:07:27 AM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/3422154923.html

lol, guy thinks he has an 06, definitely an 89-00
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on December 01, 2012, 10:13:56 AM
wow. I should look more closely at the ads. its got an 06 engine
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on December 01, 2012, 11:49:15 AM
He's advertising it as an '06. Kinda shitty
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on December 01, 2012, 01:25:26 PM
Yeah, doesn't matter what year parts you put on/in it. It only matters what the title reads.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Mechmech on December 01, 2012, 02:32:37 PM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/mcy/3447829691.html (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/mcy/3447829691.html)

Here's an actual '06 from the atlanta area :D '06 GS500F for $2200.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: craigs449 on December 02, 2012, 12:27:10 PM
cylinder head for 89-02 models......


http://www.ebay.com/itm/89-02-SUZUKI-GS500-COMPLETE-CYCLINDER-HEAD-/251191241863?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a7c2a2c87&vxp=mtr
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Winter on December 02, 2012, 10:33:12 PM
HAH!

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/mcy/3365597684.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on December 02, 2012, 10:48:49 PM
Damn! He drove that thing EVERYWHERE........literally.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on December 03, 2012, 07:09:15 AM
HAH!

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/mcy/3365597684.html
Damn! He drove that thing EVERYWHERE........literally.

Well, a quick look at the speedo, and the miles are actually 6549.7  I sure hope he doesn't think he drove an '09 70k miles and expects to get $4500 out of it.  :icon_lol:

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on December 03, 2012, 11:03:46 AM
HAH!

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/mcy/3365597684.html
Damn! He drove that thing EVERYWHERE........literally.

Well, a quick look at the speedo, and the miles are actually 6549.7  I sure hope he doesn't think he drove an '09 70k miles and expects to get $4500 out of it.  :icon_lol:

- Bboy
Sent him an email making sure he realizes what he did.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on December 03, 2012, 01:54:44 PM
This guy has been trying to sell his turnkey drag bike for over a year now:

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3411758260.html

And parts to go with it:

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3442917340.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on December 09, 2012, 10:22:34 PM
Primed belly pan for decent price.

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/3466520847.html

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on December 09, 2012, 10:24:39 PM
i'm a little embarrassed at how much i paid for mine after seeing that. Mine does make the bike look much sexier, however
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on December 09, 2012, 10:28:06 PM
Noticed the forum influenced upgrades, then read further that there is a plug for the forum. Don't know if he is a member or not, but here's the ad for an '01 for $1300.

http://carbondale.craigslist.org/mcy/3417575024.html

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on December 10, 2012, 05:30:14 AM
$600 bucks complete running bike, says it only has tag issues..

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/mcy/3454729005.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on December 10, 2012, 01:40:35 PM
Noticed the forum influenced upgrades, then read further that there is a plug for the forum. Don't know if he is a member or not, but here's the ad for an '01 for $1300.

http://carbondale.craigslist.org/mcy/3417575024.html

- Bboy
Nice.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: rebel_rocket on December 10, 2012, 11:25:15 PM
http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/3454129319.html
Looks pretty rad in person
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on December 11, 2012, 12:27:57 AM
That is the best paint job I have ever seen on a gs500. I want. Very tasteful.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: applecrew on December 13, 2012, 02:19:52 PM
Cool custom paint! and @ $2500, it's a steal over the $10,000 some moron wanted for their girlie Guns 'n Roses custom paint job that was floating around a while back!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on December 13, 2012, 04:41:42 PM
Cool custom paint! and @ $2500, it's a steal over the $10,000 some moron wanted for their girlie Guns 'n Roses custom paint job that was floating around a while back!

lol, i texted her saying what a great deal that bike was, jokingly, and she called me and thought I was serious
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on December 17, 2012, 01:24:07 AM
if I didn't have so many parts already - this is a steal for $500

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/mcy/3479140535.html

1994 GS500 E - $500 (OLYMPIA)
Date: 2012-12-14, 4:52PM PST
nf56c-3479140535@sale.craigslist.org[?]
I have a GS500 E 27,000 miles its a project bike (have title in hand) runs but has little quirks good tires needs a chain
and some work and a battery i can start it and ride it to meet you needs new tabs though. trades considered let me know
(360)359-5711

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Lf3Me3N65N15E65F6cceebbd640ce0e01e51.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Soloratov on December 17, 2012, 06:30:05 PM
http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/3439486204.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: kyled25 on December 18, 2012, 07:31:17 AM
http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/3439486204.html

Not a rip off, but far from a steal. do you know what the mysterious "$60 part" it needs is?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on December 18, 2012, 12:59:54 PM
Is $2300 good for a Katana? This was on PNWriders.com

Needs to go by January 7th

$2300
2004 Suzuki GSX600F Katana
21,xxx miles

*new custom paint
*almost new tires
*almost new OEM chain and sprox
*new battery
*well maintained
*extra oil filter included
*print of owner's manual


(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i416/Mel_Crawford/Photo0210.jpg)

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i416/Mel_Crawford/Photo0209.jpg)

Clean title in hand

There are a couple minor surface scratches here, nothing major - and comes with extra paint.

Great running bike that has been gently rode. If you're looking for a solid bike, that's very reliable....this is a great choice!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tombstones81 on December 18, 2012, 01:02:38 PM
Nice GS worth snagging in my area. (north east Pa)

http://scranton.craigslist.org/mcy/3485367726.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on December 18, 2012, 04:40:18 PM
Is $2300 good for a Katana? This was on PNWriders.com

Needs to go by January 7th

$2300
2004 Suzuki GSX600F Katana
21,xxx miles

*new custom paint
*almost new tires
*almost new OEM chain and sprox
*new battery
*well maintained
*extra oil filter included
*print of owner's manual


(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i416/Mel_Crawford/Photo0210.jpg)

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i416/Mel_Crawford/Photo0209.jpg)

Clean title in hand

There are a couple minor surface scratches here, nothing major - and comes with extra paint.

Great running bike that has been gently rode. If you're looking for a solid bike, that's very reliable....this is a great choice!

NICE!!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: kyled25 on December 20, 2012, 07:58:22 AM
Is $2300 good for a Katana? This was on PNWriders.com

Needs to go by January 7th

$2300
2004 Suzuki GSX600F Katana
21,xxx miles

*new custom paint
*almost new tires
*almost new OEM chain and sprox
*new battery
*well maintained
*extra oil filter included
*print of owner's manual


(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i416/Mel_Crawford/Photo0210.jpg)

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i416/Mel_Crawford/Photo0209.jpg)

Clean title in hand

There are a couple minor surface scratches here, nothing major - and comes with extra paint.

Great running bike that has been gently rode. If you're looking for a solid bike, that's very reliable....this is a great choice!


Found this in my area, a 750 http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/3484868283.html (http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/3484868283.html)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on December 20, 2012, 10:08:23 AM
http://nwga.craigslist.org/mcy/3478965772.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/3K73Fd3J35Ed5Ke5Fdcce04a163d47b2019a9.jpg)

$1500, looks good, seems like it was well maintained

GA
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: crzydood17 on December 20, 2012, 11:10:42 AM
http://nwga.craigslist.org/mcy/3478965772.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/3K73Fd3J35Ed5Ke5Fdcce04a163d47b2019a9.jpg)

$1500, looks good, seems like it was well maintained

GA

This guy clearly wants to buy a nuke with his GS500... also... I am now on some watch list...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on December 21, 2012, 04:14:46 PM
'04 for $2000

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3480836180.html

I have a 2004 Suzuki GS500f for sell, clean/clear title. This a great starter bike, only 498cc so big enough to get out of the way quick but not to much were if you goose the throttle you'll be thrown.

Has 10,281 miles on it, valve's were done @ 10,000. New brakes front and rear. Had a complete once over this summer, took all the cowlings/fuel tank/covers off to inspect it. Repaired/replaced all work/broken items.

Books out at $2800-$3500, I am asking $2000 because of a few cosmetic scratches, and I'd like it gone. I have a full set of saddle/tank bags I'll throe in for $60.

Note: these photos don't do it justice, the light is white washing the color its actually really really yellow, not faded at all! been garage stored its whole life

(http://images.craigslist.org/3L13Ib3J65I15O15Mfccf0c032b5474681ee4.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on December 21, 2012, 06:10:36 PM
'04 for $2000

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3480836180.html

I have a 2004 Suzuki GS500f for sell, clean/clear title. This a great starter bike, only 498cc so big enough to get out of the way quick but not to much were if you goose the throttle you'll be thrown.

Has 10,281 miles on it, valve's were done @ 10,000. New brakes front and rear. Had a complete once over this summer, took all the cowlings/fuel tank/covers off to inspect it. Repaired/replaced all work/broken items.

Books out at $2800-$3500, I am asking $2000 because of a few cosmetic scratches, and I'd like it gone. I have a full set of saddle/tank bags I'll throe in for $60.

Note: these photos don't do it justice, the light is white washing the color its actually really really yellow, not faded at all! been garage stored its whole life

(http://images.craigslist.org/3L13Ib3J65I15O15Mfccf0c032b5474681ee4.jpg)

BUY IT NOW PATRICK
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on December 21, 2012, 06:40:45 PM
(http://images.craigslist.org/3L13Ib3J65I15O15Mfccf0c032b5474681ee4.jpg)

Love it! ... Looks exactly like mine so I'm not biased or anything...

But really, I paid a little less than that for mine in mint condition other than needing tires.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on December 25, 2012, 10:00:28 PM
http://louisville.craigslist.org/mcy/3471932609.html
Stretched.. Anyone?

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on December 25, 2012, 10:07:07 PM
http://louisville.craigslist.org/mcy/3471932609.html
Stretched.. Anyone?

- Bboy

That's a nice one. Too bad he doesn't have more pics of it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on December 26, 2012, 12:16:16 PM
A 2001 for $875?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/mcy/3494083458.html
I'm selling my suzuki for a good price it needs a battery but i can jump start it if you want to test drive it and the tabs have expired but for 875 thats still a good price. Give me a call three six zero 400-1661.
(http://images.craigslist.org/3L33Ja3He5L65F75Hfcclb048c6ded99b10cc.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on December 26, 2012, 12:48:48 PM
A 2001 for $875?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/mcy/3494083458.html
I'm selling my suzuki for a good price it needs a battery but i can jump start it if you want to test drive it and the tabs have expired but for 875 thats still a good price. Give me a call three six zero 400-1661.
(http://images.craigslist.org/3L33Ja3He5L65F75Hfcclb048c6ded99b10cc.jpg)
wowsers
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on December 27, 2012, 08:41:02 AM
Why do people do this to bikes?


http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3503774679.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on December 27, 2012, 08:45:21 AM
Can-a-tuna. Ugly paint job though

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3465541046.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on December 28, 2012, 05:32:54 PM
Here is one and the guy claims it does 130mph

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/3430902593.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on December 28, 2012, 05:36:50 PM
Here is one and the guy claims it does 130mph

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/3430902593.html
How is this possible? He CLAIMS it has done 0 ZERO miles? So how has it done 130mph if he hasnt ridden it?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on December 28, 2012, 05:37:57 PM
LOL.....good catch. I didnt even see that part. All I seen was the price, the bike and 130mph..... LOL
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on December 28, 2012, 05:47:12 PM
Here is one and the guy claims it does 130mph

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/3430902593.html

maybe if dropped out of a plane?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on December 28, 2012, 05:49:11 PM
Maybe he meant KMH  :dunno_black:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on December 28, 2012, 05:50:54 PM
LOL.....good catch. I didnt even see that part. All I seen was the price, the bike and 130mph..... LOL
He also says never been dropped but there is road rash on the suzuki logo on the engine (That is also supposed to be new) WTF
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on December 28, 2012, 05:51:14 PM
Here is one and the guy claims it does 130mph

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/3430902593.html
How is this possible? He CLAIMS it has done 0 ZERO miles? So how has it done 130mph if he hasnt ridden it?

"New motor has 0 miles".. that goes well with a rusty chain like pictured.

wow look at that front sprocket? Pure rust.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on December 28, 2012, 05:52:59 PM
Here is one and the guy claims it does 130mph

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/3430902593.html
How is this possible? He CLAIMS it has done 0 ZERO miles? So how has it done 130mph if he hasnt ridden it?

"New motor has 0 miles".. that goes well with a rusty chain like pictured.
Looks like a rusty front sprocket in the pic of the motor too??
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on December 28, 2012, 07:09:25 PM
Damn, you guys are killing it LOL
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on December 28, 2012, 07:24:36 PM
Here is one and the guy claims it does 130mph

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/3430902593.html
How is this possible? He CLAIMS it has done 0 ZERO miles? So how has it done 130mph if he hasnt ridden it?

"New motor has 0 miles".. that goes well with a rusty chain like pictured.

wow look at that front sprocket? Pure rust.

Oh thats not a rusty chain, that the centre stand. Look carefully cause there is no chain on the bike. You can see that on the photo of the motor cause there is no sprocket cover and no chain.
AGAIN how can it do 130mph with no chain and zero miles
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on December 28, 2012, 07:35:12 PM
Someone obviously needs to call this guy on his shaZam!.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on December 28, 2012, 08:09:08 PM
Someone obviously needs to call this guy on his shaZam!.
lol
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on December 29, 2012, 03:37:40 PM
Are there any wires to the plugs? Looks like the plugs aren't hooked up...

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on December 29, 2012, 03:48:20 PM
Are there any wires to the plugs? Looks like the plugs aren't hooked up...

- Bboy

Factory Fresh...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on December 29, 2012, 05:09:58 PM
lol, dipshit thinks that just because the speedo goes up to 130, that it can do 130.

GTFO  :technical: :2guns: :icon_confused:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on December 30, 2012, 10:59:11 AM
http://greenville.craigslist.org/mcy/3503832110.html

motorcycle stand

I have a brand new stand .. Sells at northern tool for $40 ill take $25 cash ...864-590-9242
(http://images.craigslist.org/3G93K83Fd5L55G15K2ccrc864dd06ec861635.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on December 30, 2012, 11:02:00 AM
Nice if you are local and need one.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on January 01, 2013, 10:57:58 PM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3514436701.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/3I43M53H25Nd5Mc5Jad1102658c76e5cc168e.jpg)

$800, atlanta. Wish I had some cash.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Mechmech on January 02, 2013, 12:40:43 PM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3514436701.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/3I43M53H25Nd5Mc5Jad1102658c76e5cc168e.jpg)

$800, atlanta. Wish I had some cash.
I know that bike! :D It's had, I think, 2 owners since being rebuilt. The guy that rebuilt it had a shop in atlanta (on hollywood dr if my memory serves correct) and posted it a few times (first time it was 1.4k, sold around the time it was at 1.2k or so). Wish I had saved the original ad, it was more detailed about the bike. Some parts aren't stock iirc.

What stopped me back then was the lack of tach: it would've been my first non-scooter bike. Ended up snagging one near his area that was in better condition.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on January 02, 2013, 08:41:49 PM
A gs1000 is NOT a starter bike  :cookoo:

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3510582893.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on January 02, 2013, 08:44:45 PM
A gs1000 is NOT a starter bike  :cookoo:

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3510582893.html
LOL good find. Just what I needed when I was 17.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on January 03, 2013, 03:28:29 PM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3518721814.html

Wow! now $500

(http://images.craigslist.org/3m73Jf3Nf5Ib5L85Ffd13b9ceab1a47281dfd.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on January 03, 2013, 06:29:51 PM
A gs1000 is NOT a starter bike  :cookoo:

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3510582893.html
I almost like it..
Too bad he can't run a k&n lunchbox to go with that tail...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on January 03, 2013, 06:44:41 PM
"SALEING AS IS"...Is this Gilligan's Island?

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3476487164.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on January 03, 2013, 06:49:56 PM
Flame custom paint job not my style, but the price is right.

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3514782059.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on January 07, 2013, 12:28:16 PM
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/bar/3527883485.html
Value anyone? It's a "custom"
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on January 07, 2013, 12:47:49 PM
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/bar/3527883485.html
Value anyone? It's a "custom"

Why do people do this:  Not for sale...just want to model it and have everyone comment on it then get pissed cause no one thinks it's as special as I think it is.

Value:  $0.  I think it's ugly.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on January 07, 2013, 12:49:03 PM
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/bar/3527883485.html
Value anyone? It's a "custom"

That poor Silverwing...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on January 07, 2013, 01:53:35 PM
http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/bar/3527883485.html
Value anyone? It's a "custom"

" I will not trade for any projects or anything that needs work as I do not need anything for my bike. If your bike is not 100% reliable, well taken care of, and complete, do not contact me."

In other words, I turned this bike into a crappy, embarrassing POS which I park on my front lawn (i.e. weeds) next to the couch and old car seat but now I want something that really does run well, isn't deafening loud and keeps me from looking like a red-neck squid.

I feel sorry for a bike that is abused like that.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on January 07, 2013, 01:57:37 PM
I think its FUGLY also

I wouldnt have it or ride it. Just not my style
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Huff1371 on January 08, 2013, 08:45:27 AM
sent him an email, told him I'd trade a NEW $5 bill. He didn't accept my offer.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on January 08, 2013, 08:57:23 AM
89 parts bike w/ title. Missing exhaust and tail fairings but still has the 89 clips!! He's asking $300
http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/mcy/3530643203.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on January 08, 2013, 03:15:15 PM
Heres one for you girls to buy

http://columbusga.craigslist.org/mcy/3468554663.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on January 08, 2013, 03:23:47 PM
hahah funny you'd post a scooter ad now.. I'm actually going to check out a few more moped projects/parts bikes tonight. Got a pair of honda pa50 hobbits and a puch maxi lined up for $250 total. Hoping to haggle a few more bucks off the asking price. I'll update later tonight
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on January 08, 2013, 03:27:48 PM
Yeah, Im looking for a 150cc for the wife now and thats how I found that one on CL
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on January 08, 2013, 03:28:20 PM
hahah funny you'd post a scooter ad now.. I'm actually going to check out a few more moped projects/parts bikes tonight. Got a pair of honda pa50 hobbits and a puch maxi lined up for $250 total. Hoping to haggle a few more bucks off the asking price. I'll update later tonight
What happened to moto-huffy (yes - thread jacking at least I didn't bring in cats!)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on January 08, 2013, 03:54:06 PM
i think the moto-huffy was yama's project.. I've got a garelli and tomos (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/0717fb7a217011e28a5c22000a1f8acf_7.jpg) the gf and i ride around, and a garelli  (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/IMG_4384.jpg)and tomos  (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/IMG_3728.jpg)project bikes
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on January 08, 2013, 04:19:36 PM
i think the moto-huffy was yama's project.. I've got a garelli and tomos (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/0717fb7a217011e28a5c22000a1f8acf_7.jpg) the gf and i ride around, and a garelli  (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/IMG_4384.jpg)and tomos  (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/IMG_3728.jpg)project bikes
I know. I was just thread jacking since he's back.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on January 08, 2013, 08:56:54 PM
Haha thread jack away! yama's back, its a celebration!!

Also- success on tonight's pick;
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/IMG_4470_zpse0edb0af.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on January 08, 2013, 09:08:43 PM
you could sell those for $450 a pop in atlanta
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on January 09, 2013, 09:18:50 AM
For sure mang, the hobbits hold their value pretty well. Got all three for $240! They are a little rough right now. Plan is to make 1 running hobbit and part the rest. Might end up having to part everything to make back my investment. Not stressing it though, got them to learn 2 new engine layouts, and stoked to dabble with the variated transmission on the hobbits.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on January 09, 2013, 10:02:20 AM
I used to have a hobbit, top tank conversion, 70cc kit, and a modified 6 roller variatior. Got to about 40 mph. That variatior is fun to watch
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Jetts5000f on January 09, 2013, 11:31:10 AM
Hey guys, new member here I wanted to get some input on my bike.

http://fresno.craigslist.org/mcy/3523966049.html

Is my price ok? I'm still new to the gs500 world so I'm not sure what they go for! I've done a lot of the mods shown here on the forums too but was awaiting approval of my registration for quite some time and finally I got approved today!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on January 09, 2013, 12:18:59 PM
What is this thing? is this the true definition of "thingy"?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/3531818476.html

2002 dan gurney alligator........
Date: 2013-01-08, 1:09PM PST
Reply to: see below
I have a very rare bike , made by dan gurney and there were only thirty six bikes made and why only thirty six , because that was dan's race car number , any why this bike is number 19 out of the 36 bikes made , this bike only has 120 orig miles , just need to find it a good home call for more info anytime 949-9O3-4O47

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Id3Md3Nc5L45M55Jbd18c9cd594e747719f5.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on January 09, 2013, 12:21:05 PM
That is the most bizarre ape hanger low rider whatchamacallit I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on January 09, 2013, 12:37:05 PM
How can you tell if a bike is impossible to ride, embarassing or just plain stupid?

"I have a very rare bike ...... only thirty six bikes made and why only thirty six....... this bike only has 120 orig miles , just need to find it a good home"

How can you tell if a bike is good and fun to ride? Probably you'd see something like

"40k miles. Runs great. Not pretty, but never failed to start. Selling because (pick one) moving, wife, kids, want a bigger bike or..."
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on January 09, 2013, 01:23:44 PM
The problem with one of a kind or rare items is it's value.  How do you know what it's worth?

And even if you do, who the hell will buy it?  That's the next issue.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on January 09, 2013, 07:00:33 PM
Looks like your line of sight would be completely obstructed. What dipshit produced 36 of these abominations???

Graham  :2guns:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on January 09, 2013, 07:45:02 PM
Looks to me like someone wanted a cruiser and sports bike AIO
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on January 09, 2013, 07:45:59 PM
Hey guys, new member here I wanted to get some input on my bike.

http://fresno.craigslist.org/mcy/3523966049.html

Is my price ok? I'm still new to the gs500 world so I'm not sure what they go for! I've done a lot of the mods shown here on the forums too but was awaiting approval of my registration for quite some time and finally I got approved today!

Looks good to me. He says 1600 OBO so make an offer. $1600 itself isnt bad
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on January 09, 2013, 08:05:21 PM
Hey guys, new member here I wanted to get some input on my bike.

http://fresno.craigslist.org/mcy/3523966049.html

Is my price ok? I'm still new to the gs500 world so I'm not sure what they go for! I've done a lot of the mods shown here on the forums too but was awaiting approval of my registration for quite some time and finally I got approved today!

Looks good to me. He says 1600 OBO so make an offer. $1600 itself isnt bad

Pretty sure he's selling, not buying?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on January 09, 2013, 08:15:08 PM
thats what I thought.

I'd list it for at least $2000

Graham  :2guns:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on January 09, 2013, 10:23:41 PM
My bad. I read that wrong. I sold my other 07 for 2k locally. It took a while. But I think now is a good time to sell with tax time coming up
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Soloratov on January 11, 2013, 03:27:47 PM
Western NY bike...look to be in nice shape:

http://rochester.craigslist.org/bar/3505161229.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: crzydood17 on January 11, 2013, 04:54:56 PM
NOW IS A BAD TIME TO SELL ANYTHING MOTORCYCLE RELATED!

Buy in the Winter Sell in the Summer...

In the winter all the squids and fair weather riders are selling there bikes and because no one wants a bike when its cold you buy them then cause they are cheaper.

Then in the summer all the squids with daddy's bank account want bikes. Then you can jack the price up on your bike a bit.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Slack on January 12, 2013, 08:37:00 AM
I remember reading an article about those bikes when they were invented.  It provides an extremely comfortable seat for a sport bike, and the idea behind the seat being so low was to lower the center of gravity on the bike making it more stable.  The ride review said that it was different, but a blast to ride.

If I had a 1/36 bike I probably wouldn't ride it either.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on January 12, 2013, 01:34:06 PM
I changed the sprockets so the mileage is 25K, not 30K:

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3541251859.html

EDIT:  Just found out that on some bikes, this will alter the speedo.  But not by that much.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on January 12, 2013, 09:34:40 PM
Anyone looking for a 500R?...Cheap!


2004 Suzuki 500R-Cheap!! - $3100 (Simpsonville)
Date: 2013-01-11, 6:38PM EST
22w9n-3539413007@sale.craigslist.org[?]
Bike is in Great shape and a perfect starter bike!500cc, only weighs 397 pounds! It also only has 7553 miles on it! it has a zero gravity windsheild, a yoshimaura exhust, and blue lights underneath that turn on and off by toggle switch. I will even include a Bilt All weather cover, an HJC Helmet that has a button on top and sun glasses pop down, and a brand new battery charger!! My ex and I split 3 months ago, so I am now a single dad of a 3 year old and have not ridden it since!!! it just sits there covered up. I just recently cleaned and lubed the chain.. I will also even include the chain cleaner, lube and brush. I just can no longer ride anymore, being you cant strap a 3 year old on the back!!! This bike is my baby and I'm just trying to sell cheap to pay off some outstanding debt that I was also left with when we split!! This is a VERY good deal... I promise you I dont want to sell it; but just seeing it sit there, and being in debt at the same time, is no fun! its a hot looking Bike!!!! And I am throwing in hundreds of dollars worth of extras just so this will sell quick.
When my little girl gets bigger, I will be buying me a new bike....but of course not a sport bike... O.B.O also.. but ccant come down much because of all i got into it!!!
(http://images.craigslist.org/3na3G93L95Ne5F95Hfd1b635f9afcb9e11fb3.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Mechmech on January 14, 2013, 10:54:54 AM
This sounds like a pretty great deal, unless I'm missing something.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/mcd/3455749119.html (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/mcd/3455749119.html)

Quote
2005 GS500F SUZUKI - $2400 (WINSTON)

GOT A NEW 2005 GS500 SPORTBIKE. BARELY RIDEN ONLY SIX HUNDRED MILES ON IT....STORED IN A GARAGE...NEW BATTERY. READY TO GO NO SCRATCHES..PERFECT CONDITION. WILL SALE OR TRADE FOR SOMETHING I WANT..CARS, TRUCKS, GUNS...ETC.... DALE BENTLEY 404-376-5836

I am not a dealer.

(http://i.imgur.com/2ApYR.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on January 14, 2013, 11:14:15 AM
It all depends how it was stored... bikes like these are usually not ridden because the owner got scared.  Notice the the right side cover has lost the suzuki emblem, and has light scratches. 

Probably put in the garage and never rode it again...

So like I said, depending on how it was stored, it needs a good carb cleaning, and there is possible rust in the tank.  Also, you can count on replacing tires, brake lines, and fuel lines and changing the oil and filter regardless how it was stored because I can about guarantee its all original.  Inspect the air box and muffler for signs of critter guests as well... I also would have been due for its initial service, so I would question if that had been done.

Bikes like these are usually never ready to go like they seem.  There is several hundred more dollars and a bunch more time to spend after the initial buy before they are truly road ready....

I know this because I bought one myself, an '04 with 2.5k miles, and had sat for at least 2 years... it looked ready to go, but I knew what needed done going in.  All that gave me plenty to negotiate with, and I got a great deal in the end.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on January 16, 2013, 02:22:23 PM
I'm on top of this one!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/3549750580.html

Suzuki GS500 04-09 parting GS 500 - $1 (Puyallup)
Date: 2013-01-16, 7:34AM PST
tf3vw-3549750580@sale.craigslist.org[?]
Parting out 2008 GS500, ..E mail if you need anything...parts fit 2004-2008...picture for reference only. My bike has had a repaint

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on January 16, 2013, 02:40:59 PM
^^^ What a lucky phucker you are. Thats in your backyard
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on January 16, 2013, 06:05:45 PM
We'll see what's available. His reply:

Patrick,

Thanks for the mail.  The bike was not wrecked. It was at an auction and they provide a bill of sale. I bought it for a few specific parts and am selling the rest to recoup some of my costs.  It was not crashed. It looks like someone tried to steal it as they cut the harness and tried to wire around the key. The speedo has 11k miles on it. I did not try to start it prior to disassembly.  The forks are fine. I cut the frame in half to remove the engine so that’s gone. This is a lot newer style that you 92. If you are interested in anything let me know the part and your offer. Thanks


And my reply back:
I have GS500's and projects through 2009 so year doesn't matter and 90% of parts are compatible across all years.
So no frame. No engine? (it can be removed in 5 minutes without cutting the frame.)
You mentioned it had been painted so that kills the fairings and tail plastics.
Probably forks, gauges (if not trashed), rear shock. Extra turn signals are always handy in the  parts bins. I prefer the 01+ ones over the 89-00 style.
I'm overloaded with wheels at the moment so no need for those unless cheap enough to keep them from going to recycling.
I have a couple spare tanks so I'm good there.

Maybe let me know what parts you are keeping from it and I can think of what's left that I can use?

Are you ever on gstwins.com? If you are, then you'll know about my projects in West Seattle.
There are others on gstwins.com that are looking for "F" model fairings and tanks.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on January 16, 2013, 06:36:22 PM
Seems everything but the engine is available. Seeing if I can buy the remaining carcass and part out everything to people here that need fairings, wheels, forks, etc. also asking the condition of his prior engine. Maybe it has a usable head. Then I can give someone good head.

Update: a reply of what's available. Seems the entire bike?  :dunno_black:
asked what he kept as now I am getting suspicious that it is parting out a stolen bike. With the frame cut to get the engine out - hence no frame and VIN.
Still, if all is at a good price then I could go for it.

Everything below is for sale

2008 GS 500

ENGINE-11K MILES
CARBS
GAUGES
FAIRING
HEADLIGHT
SEAT
GAS TANK
FRONT RIM
REAR RIM
RECTIFIER
SHOCK
FRONT FAIRING
SIDE FAIRING
REAR FAIRING
TAIL LIGHT
HANDLEBARS
HANDLEBAR SWITCHES
SWING ARM
FORKS
TRIPLE TREE
CALIPERS
ROTORS
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Badot on January 16, 2013, 10:00:22 PM
Another inconsistency, he says 'My bike has a repaint' referring to the one he's getting rid of, but wouldn't 'his bike' be the one he got the parts for? Maybe it's nitpicking, but I don't think most people would word it like that.

Since he claims to have a bill of sale though, you can always see if that's valid/recent. Would it least have a color and year or something other than the VIN on it?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on January 16, 2013, 11:12:17 PM
After asking more questions - no response.
Definitely a chop shop parting out a stolen bike. Heck - look at the list of parts available. It is the whole bike minus the frame. No one would cut a frame to remove a motor.

I'll pass. I do not feel comfortable in this parts bike. Frame cut to take out motor? Why? Ignition looks like someone tried to steal it? Bought at auction for parts - yet all bike parts are listed for sale! He didn't keep anything?

I just got this email. No pictures and no answer to "what parts did you keep for your bike?"
so definitely a stolen bike being parted out.

I sent you a list of what's available. Nothing more.  When I get time I will start listing it on ebay if no one local takes any of it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on January 16, 2013, 11:25:45 PM
Man what a mother trucker. I wonder if hes the thief? Maybe talk to the local popos and see if a GS matching description has gone missing recently and give his details?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Zethioth on January 17, 2013, 01:16:20 AM
05 $1400

"I have a 2005 Suzuki GS500F, tagged for the year. New fork seals and plugs. Runs great good tires.23,ooo miles, After market exhaust. Must go ASAP please call Brandon at 530-282-0565 "

(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae278/Zethioth/3n83Ia3m55L15E65Hfcce22c9d939aaeb1fe3_zps9135e39c.jpg)

http://chico.craigslist.org/mcy/3479434245.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on January 17, 2013, 09:28:13 PM
Interesting.

http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mcy/3524980372.html

Bestem T-Box top case (trunk) w/ mount TRADE 4 scooter - $75 (East Hill, Pensacola)

Bestem T-Box top case / TRUNK / removable luggage box for motorcycle
includes brake/rear lights/wire, back rest cushion, black MOUNT PLATE & wingnut bolts, keys/lock
does NOT include aluminum luggage rack (pictured), & bolted onto rear hand hold - EASY TO BUILD!
BRAND NEW last year, never used, scratch-free
will TRADE for working, adult size electric scooter
$75 FIRM no txts, please CALL 850 512-2220

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Ld3Ja3N65I55N95K5d15713ab8aa97101729.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on January 17, 2013, 09:33:32 PM
http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mcy/3549257852.html

'2' 2006 GS500F '1' 1994 GS600F - $2000 (milton)
Date: 2013-01-16, 1:48AM EST
m6m3t-3549257852@sale.craigslist.org[?]
I have '2' 2006 Suzuki GS500F the black and silver one has 12xxx miles but its locked up i was told it would take about $500 to fix it and i have the title. The plain black one does not have a title it has 26xxx miles but it needs the carbs rebuilt but runs . its not getting enough gas to stay running thats why i was told the carbs need to be rebuilt its about $100 to fix it. Then i have the 1994 Suzuki GS600F i have the title it has 19xxx miles i dont know anything about it i traded but the guy said it ran about 18 mouths ago it looks to me like all the wires, plugs and hoses are there i need them all gone as soon as possible if you have any other questions call or text (850)530-5515 and ask for Erik Thanks. I am also open to trade for 94-02 Camaro or Firebird T-top or convertable 5 or 6 speed no auto trans / 60s or 70s muscle cars / 02-08 sports bike 600cc-1300cc / good 4wheeler / or good floating pontoon boat.

(http://images.craigslist.org/3F83L93p35L95G35H2d1f398acee61c0a17b6.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on January 17, 2013, 09:35:05 PM
Looks like that topbox GS has a head gasket leak...

-Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on January 17, 2013, 10:00:21 PM
interesting finds guys
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on January 17, 2013, 10:05:40 PM
Thats hilarious about the chop shop bike. Freaking a hole man... If I had a bike like that and it got stolen I would be so mad... Did you say anything to him about you being chop shop suspicious adidas?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on January 17, 2013, 10:32:27 PM
No. I didn't say anything. However I did post on pnwriders.com wondering if anyone was missing a 2008 GS500 and a link to the CL posting. I only mentioned I felt uncomfortable about it.

Weird that he says he bought it to use some parts. Then all parts are available. And the frame was cut to remove the motor. If you weren't keeping the motor, why bother removing it until you had a buyer? Yep - things just didn't add up.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: PatheticPuma on January 18, 2013, 10:33:43 PM
01+ tank for $25 near Grand Rapids, MI

Saw this tank in person, pretty clean, just a little dented, definitely repairable.

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/3463952288.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tyler.M on January 29, 2013, 04:40:09 PM
http://harrisonburg.craigslist.org/mcy/3557672364.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on January 31, 2013, 04:13:07 PM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcd/3581894097.html

$1799

Cute

(http://images.craigslist.org/3E23k33G25I45G65Eed1ud2b6d6abad571c52.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: PatheticPuma on January 31, 2013, 04:30:27 PM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcd/3581894097.html

$1799

Cute

(http://images.craigslist.org/3E23k33G25I45G65Eed1ud2b6d6abad571c52.jpg)


They stole the paint scheme I was going for....
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on January 31, 2013, 05:28:28 PM
Interesting - states 1993 but wheels are 97-2000. Engine wrong color, but left and right sides replaced. Missing left bar end. Right is after market and brake lever bent. Looks like ball missing off end of clutch lever.
Oh,  painted fugley flat black.
2nd picture doesn't have the muffler!
Must have been crashed a lot or something for $900?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/mcy/3584554000.html


Holy cow! This guy wants $5000!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/3581782010.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on February 01, 2013, 11:42:19 AM
This guys  been looking for a buyer since I bought mine over 2 months ago...was about to contact him when I found mine so if you any of you are looking for a bike I bet you could get it down some or not depends if hes "not in a rush" (my favorite seller line)


http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/mcy/3584146078.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on February 01, 2013, 12:07:15 PM
Haha I was looking at that add where he wants 500 dollars. Waaaaay over priced IMO.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on February 04, 2013, 07:51:43 AM
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcd/3581894097.html

$1799

Cute

(http://images.craigslist.org/3E23k33G25I45G65Eed1ud2b6d6abad571c52.jpg)
My wifes more into purple, or red. But I just asked her if she wants this one.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on February 04, 2013, 07:57:09 AM
I asked my fiance the same... she actually really liked it, but say's she doesn't want one.... YET!

 ;)

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on February 04, 2013, 08:11:18 AM
I asked my fiance the same... she actually really liked it, but say's she doesn't want one.... YET!

 ;)

- Bboy
Well I called and it sold on saturday.
My wife wanted it..
I just want to get my yellow one back from my wife.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Mechmech on February 04, 2013, 10:57:45 AM
I asked my fiance the same... she actually really liked it, but say's she doesn't want one.... YET!

 ;)

- Bboy
I asked mine too... She almost stabbed me. Something about hating pink with a burning passion or something  :dunno_white:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: derrrty on February 04, 2013, 12:47:08 PM
first time posting here.

i just finished the safety course and looking for a cheap beginner bike that i can learn to ride on and also learn how to do some simply mechanical/ maintenance work on. found this 97 gs500e

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/3532874089.html

kelly blue books says $1200 retail value in excellent condition. he confirmed that its been laid down before at low speeds by the previous owner. yet is very firm on his 1500 asking price. how much should this bike cost

thanks everyone
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on February 04, 2013, 01:14:26 PM
based on what I've seen for current prices around Seattle, $1500 looks good for that bike. Anytime you can go lower the better. However it looks really clean and well taken care of. It does need bar ends and front side reflector (right side). Any bike will have some scratches to the engine cases. Without engine guards, just knocking it over will scratch them. Looks like it went down on the right side - scratching the engine and probably taking the right front reflector with it.

Check it for bent forks. Ask about the time it went down.

What you can expect:
Buy some OEM bar ends. Post a want to buy on this board before buying from ebay or elsewhere. Lots of people here have spare parts.
Fork Springs: Pretty much everyone agrees that stock fork springs are crap (even reviews of the GS500 say that) so $90 for upgraded front springs and it will ride like a new bike.
Tires: Check the age of them. Tread means nothing if the rubber is old and hard. Look at the date code on the tires - it might get the price down if tires are old. Generally I always put on new tires when I get a used bike. It is just my preference to know I have good tires.
Chain & Sprockets: Check them for excessive wear. If needed to be replaced: Under $100 for good chain and  sprockets.
Look at the brakes. Check for how much pad is left. Front wears more than the rear.
OIL: When was the last oil change? Check oil level and see how dark or smelly the oil is. If oil happens to smell gassy, it is a problem.
Battery: Howl old? It is under the seat. Check acid levels. If the battery has a drain, it should be on the right side, not the left. Should be 9ah or higher rated battery and not be so high it hits the under side of the seat (boo-boos I've seen in some used bikes and friends used GS500's: wrong battery!)
Rust: Look in the tank with a flash light. There will be some rust. Look to see if the gas is clear. Shake the bike. is gas still clear? If not, there's lots of loose rust.

Not a deal killer on any of the above, but something to be aware of and maybe get the price down.
Not meaning to scare you - just things to look at when getting a used bike. Any used bike will require some basic maintenance.
Take the check list. Let others add to the list. It shows you are a serious buyer. An honest seller would not hesitate to disclose anything. There WILL be imperfections in the bike - it is used and 15 years old. (We should have a list in the WIKI of what to check when buying a used GS500 - and what is a serious defect .vs. what is normal and easy to deal with.)

Get yourself a Haynes manual. You need a manual to know basic maintenance and when you need to get more assistance for hard to do things. Also get a volt meter. Necessary to check the battery and electrical system.

From what I see, $1500 is a good price for the bike - if it runs as good as it looks.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: derrrty on February 05, 2013, 03:53:10 PM
wow thanks for all that information its really appreciated.  been trying to absorb as much info as i can from this site and its a little overwhelming since i know nothing about bikes to begin with. hoping to put it to use soon.  one thing, is it usually better to buy oem parts, like for bar ends, instead of aftermarket items?

been trying to get the seller to lower the price but he isnt budging (he was using NADAguides while i used kbb and i didnt know which one was better). since i was buying my first bike, i didnt wanna get cheated or anything so i was hesitant. but i will go with the price as long as the test drive is fine. thanks for your help
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on February 05, 2013, 05:24:47 PM
We're here to help.
In Seattle right now there isn't a GS500 for under $2900.
One person is selling one for $4900! I bought my 2009 NEW for $3999 on sale in May of 2010.
Prices for GS500's are going up - demand is there because it is such a reliable bike, easy to ride and super easy to work on.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on February 05, 2013, 08:01:49 PM
... and the Seattle-ites have heard that .. 'there is this guy... he collects gs500 bikes and parts!!... he dont care what it is!!.. he'll pay good money!.. so get your hands on the cheap ones and we can sell them to him at a profit!!" .....

which just goes to show ya.... the word on the street is NOT always right!!  ;)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on February 10, 2013, 07:44:49 PM
http://pensacola.craigslist.org/mcy/3604012126.html

Wanted: Suzuki Gs500 - $1500 (Pensacola )
I am looking for a suzuki gs500. I have a ninja 250 ninja, but want to get a slightly bigger bike. I have $1,500 cash and ready to buy very soon. If you have one in good condition please get back to me asap and include a picture of the bike in your first email in order to save time. Thanks!

    Location: Pensacola
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on February 10, 2013, 08:01:48 PM
^ this is your WTB add right?

If so, good luck with the search. Bike shopping is always exciting.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on February 10, 2013, 10:45:01 PM
... and the Seattle-ites have heard that .. 'there is this guy... he collects gs500 bikes and parts!!... he dont care what it is!!.. he'll pay good money!.. so get your hands on the cheap ones and we can sell them to him at a profit!!" .....

which just goes to show ya.... the word on the street is NOT always right!!  ;)

Are you saying I'm a parts whore? Hey - just because I got a car load of stuff today does not mean I'm a parts whore.
I'm just an eccentric collector of vintage and newer GS500 parts.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on February 11, 2013, 12:24:06 PM
Long Beach, CA Craigslist

005 Suzuki GS500F - $1300 (Long Beach)
(http://images.craigslist.org/3Ga3Je3o35Nb5K55M6d1sd53aee5d120d132b.jpg)
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/mcy/3577181669.html

Inland Empire (Riverside county) CA Craigslist
gs500 shell 2007   No price listed
(http://images.craigslist.org/3E13Jc3p05If5Fe5M1d2ab1d65e776c9e199c.jpg)
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/3594700342.html

Car loads of parts at a time kinda makes you  parts whore....  Not that I am complaining being that you share the wealth..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on February 11, 2013, 01:57:25 PM
... and the Seattle-ites have heard that .. 'there is this guy... he collects gs500 bikes and parts!!... he dont care what it is!!.. he'll pay good money!.. so get your hands on the cheap ones and we can sell them to him at a profit!!" .....

which just goes to show ya.... the word on the street is NOT always right!!  ;)

Are you saying I'm a parts whore? Hey - just because I got a car load of stuff today does not mean I'm a parts whore.
I'm just an eccentric collector of vintage and newer GS500 parts.

I certainly did not say you were a parts whore! ... I said you collect! ................

Everyone else around here .... THEY say you are a Parts Whore!!!  :D

oh .. and everyone knows.. Eccentric is just 'crazy bastard' with more $$  :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on February 11, 2013, 04:08:13 PM
^ this is your WTB add right?

If so, good luck with the search. Bike shopping is always exciting.

- Bboy
Nope. I'm actually trying to get rid of one..lol
But I do agree about bike shopping. I'm on the lookout for an SV650.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on February 11, 2013, 08:46:19 PM
^ this is your WTB add right?

If so, good luck with the search. Bike shopping is always exciting.

- Bboy
Nope. I'm actually trying to get rid of one..lol
But I do agree about bike shopping. I'm on the lookout for an SV650.

S or N?  1st or 2nd gen?  I've seen a few good deals floating around.. (I'm in South GA), plus I'm on SVrider pretty often, so I'll keep an eye out there as well.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on February 12, 2013, 10:27:51 AM
Inland Empire (Riverside county) CA Craigslist
gs500 shell 2007   No price listed
(http://images.craigslist.org/3E13Jc3p05If5Fe5M1d2ab1d65e776c9e199c.jpg)
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/3594700342.html
I texted this seller and they said they wanted $700, complete bike minus motor. They also said it was a lien sale so not sure about getting a pink.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on February 12, 2013, 12:32:24 PM
No motor? A lien?
Been dropped. Painted, Aftermarket turn signals. Possible dent in the tank.

Run away. Most of it is probably scrap or crap.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: DaMuffinMan on February 12, 2013, 01:42:55 PM

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/3597766734.html

(http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg506/jvseip/gs500/P2020003.jpg)
(http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg506/jvseip/gs500/P2020004.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on February 14, 2013, 09:17:03 AM
No motor? A lien?
Been dropped. Painted, Aftermarket turn signals. Possible dent in the tank.

Run away. Most of it is probably scrap or crap.

Ya I am going to guess the ignition was punched out too 
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on February 14, 2013, 06:02:30 PM
Not too sure why anyone would do this but here is a custom fiberglassed fuel tank

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/mcy/3584376636.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: PatheticPuma on February 14, 2013, 06:30:43 PM
Not too sure why anyone would do this but here is a custom fiberglassed fuel tank

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/mcy/3584376636.html

 :cookoo: wouldn't gas eat at the fibeglass if you didnt seal it perfectly?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on February 14, 2013, 06:31:30 PM
IDK honestly but probably so
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on February 14, 2013, 06:46:53 PM
S or N?  1st or 2nd gen?  I've seen a few good deals floating around.. (I'm in South GA), plus I'm on SVrider pretty often, so I'll keep an eye out there as well.
On the fence about S or N.
But 2nd gen for sure.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on February 14, 2013, 06:47:24 PM
Not too sure why anyone would do this but here is a custom fiberglassed fuel tank

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/mcy/3584376636.html

 :cookoo: wouldn't gas eat at the fibeglass if you didnt seal it perfectly?

He made one because a used tank was too expensive? There's a big ol' DUH and a redneck bike repair.
Cost of fiberglass (unless stolen) and all the time involved would be much more than $150-$250 for a really really good used tank.
Wasn't there a thread of someone making a fiberglass tank about 2-1/2 years ago?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on February 14, 2013, 06:55:21 PM
There was a thread but Im sure it looks a lot better than this one because this one looks thin and no where near finished
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on February 14, 2013, 07:47:40 PM
An '01 with a fairing kit.

http://louisville.craigslist.org/mcy/3534752936.html

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on February 14, 2013, 08:44:05 PM
Looks nice but the headlight is soooo ugly with the fairing kit. I would try and find a way to fit the F headlight for sure. Or some cool looking after market headlight.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on February 14, 2013, 09:48:58 PM
S or N?  1st or 2nd gen?  I've seen a few good deals floating around.. (I'm in South GA), plus I'm on SVrider pretty often, so I'll keep an eye out there as well.
On the fence about S or N.
But 2nd gen for sure.

Thanks.

No problem!  I love my 04N.  It really is a great bike.  It will do just about anything you ask of it.  There are times I really wish I had an S, but come summer I know I won't miss having a fairing.  Any price range?  If you don't wanna address it here, you can PM me. 
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on February 17, 2013, 07:26:45 AM
Strange. Paint an exhaust white?


http://mansfield.craigslist.org/mcy/3608622023.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on February 17, 2013, 08:09:19 PM
Ok, not as fast as a busa, but still...not for beginners:

1993 Suzuki Katana GSX 750F $1950

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/3575575191.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on February 18, 2013, 09:48:18 AM
I'm sure it's nothing more than a carb clean/float height issue...MAN, what a deal.

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3622500291.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on February 18, 2013, 10:53:24 AM
I'm sure it's nothing more than a carb clean/float height issue...MAN, what a deal.

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3622500291.html

has pods... wonder if it got a proper rejet?

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on February 18, 2013, 11:18:55 AM
Probably not BockinBboy...and if you look closely, there's no muffler...it's a straight pipe and you're right...pods.

The GS models (especially the older ones) are VERY picky regarding mixture.  My initial guess is that it's overly lean.  Not to mention the carb boots are most likely original (30 years old).  I bet those o-rings and rubber are cracked, frayed, and worn down.

After looking more closely, it will need a carb clean, rejet, and new carb boots and O-Rings, and new exhaust.  Straight pipes on a 450 sound like a$$.  Probably 40 bucks in carb parts, and then add some for the exhaust.  A junkyard would have the stock setup for cheap I imagine.

Of course, like the Indy Show, I could paint it green and have an acrylic box full of live scorpions.  That would easily add 4 horsepower.   :D
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on February 18, 2013, 11:30:59 AM
LOL

I was talking with one of the guys working near that scorpion bikeon sunday, and he said those 'live' scorpions haven't moved since he had seen them friday, haha

There wasn't a heat source for them, so they coulda just been piled together and still for warmth... but still funny

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on February 18, 2013, 06:28:12 PM
Emailed the guy about the GS450. Surprisingly the PO Approval director (the misses) said ok as long as I make $$ on it. Just need to make sure it isn't a bad deal.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on February 19, 2013, 06:35:08 PM
Because everyone needs a cat on a ZX12   :cookoo:

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3602295015.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on February 19, 2013, 06:37:16 PM
Because everyone needs a cat on a ZX12   :cookoo:

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3602295015.html

well... he has probably modified the exhaust for free flow... so needed to add the cat again for emissions standards!  :D
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: PatheticPuma on February 19, 2013, 06:38:54 PM
Because everyone needs a cat on a ZX12   :cookoo:

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3602295015.html

Does Adidas have family in Ohio?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on February 20, 2013, 10:22:26 PM
99 suzuki gs500 - $300

http://panamacity.craigslist.org/mcy/3567313519.html

99 gs500e 12k miles currently needs a valve adjustment and some tinkering to run, but the bike is complete.
i have the fuel lines, throttle cable disconnected because i put in dynojet kit in the carbs, and just stop messing with it. Bike has yoshimira exhaust(have stock as well), new clutch, stator, rectifier, and plugs. bike is priced to sell cause i have a new project and dont have time for it any more. i have misplaced the title but i am willing to go to the dmv and do a fast title transfer to buyer. 8506913806
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on February 20, 2013, 11:18:45 PM
99 suzuki gs500 - $300

http://panamacity.craigslist.org/mcy/3567313519.html

99 gs500e 12k miles currently needs a valve adjustment and some tinkering to run, but the bike is complete.
i have the fuel lines, throttle cable disconnected because i put in dynojet kit in the carbs, and just stop messing with it. Bike has yoshimira exhaust(have stock as well), new clutch, stator, rectifier, and plugs. bike is priced to sell cause i have a new project and dont have time for it any more. i have misplaced the title but i am willing to go to the dmv and do a fast title transfer to buyer. 8506913806
Oh, man! What a steal!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on February 21, 2013, 12:10:18 AM
and right now you trying to figure out the logistics of getting a bike from panama city to seattle .. tell the truth now addy!  :D
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on February 21, 2013, 10:21:44 AM
Emailed the guy about the GS450. Surprisingly the PO Approval director (the misses) said ok as long as I make $$ on it. Just need to make sure it isn't a bad deal.

Although the guy e-mailed me back, I ended up passing on the deal.

Every project I get into involves twice as much money as budgeted, and a lot of headaches.  Unfortunately, I cannot spare any more $$, and already have a headache ATM...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on February 21, 2013, 02:23:00 PM
99 suzuki gs500 - $300

http://panamacity.craigslist.org/mcy/3567313519.html

99 gs500e 12k miles currently needs a valve adjustment and some tinkering to run, but the bike is complete.
i have the fuel lines, throttle cable disconnected because i put in dynojet kit in the carbs, and just stop messing with it. Bike has yoshimira exhaust(have stock as well), new clutch, stator, rectifier, and plugs. bike is priced to sell cause i have a new project and dont have time for it any more. i have misplaced the title but i am willing to go to the dmv and do a fast title transfer to buyer. 8506913806
Damn!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on February 21, 2013, 02:35:59 PM
That's exactly the type of purchase I'm looking for to build a track bike out of.  Too bad it's in FL.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on February 25, 2013, 01:06:14 AM
$2999 is the cheapest GS on CL right now in Seattle.

MNakes me think that after fixing up Quin, I might get over $2000 for him. He will have SS lines, better springs, all the stuff I would want (except new stock bars and stock pegs). Having all prime parts would reduce the ability for someone to haggle on price. I'll make videos as I start the project next month.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: PatheticPuma on February 25, 2013, 07:20:25 PM
This is a MUST HAVE. 05 GSF

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/mcd/3639275108.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on February 25, 2013, 08:01:38 PM
3.5 k for an 05 with rattlecan sprayjob? .. hrrrrmmmmm  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on February 25, 2013, 08:10:54 PM
99 suzuki gs500 - $300

http://panamacity.craigslist.org/mcy/3567313519.html

99 gs500e 12k miles currently needs a valve adjustment and some tinkering to run, but the bike is complete.
i have the fuel lines, throttle cable disconnected because i put in dynojet kit in the carbs, and just stop messing with it. Bike has yoshimira exhaust(have stock as well), new clutch, stator, rectifier, and plugs. bike is priced to sell cause i have a new project and dont have time for it any more. i have misplaced the title but i am willing to go to the dmv and do a fast title transfer to buyer. 8506913806

OMG I could pull that one off an the missus wouldnt even know..
Transpo to SoCal would be a Buddha Loves You though   >:(
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on February 25, 2013, 08:19:09 PM
3.5 k for an 05 with rattlecan sprayjob? .. hrrrrmmmmm  :icon_rolleyes:

I was thinking the SAME thing

Even if it were stock painted, I dont think he would get 3500
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: PatheticPuma on February 25, 2013, 08:22:56 PM
HAHA, I hope you could tell i was trying to convey sarcasm with the must have statement.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: rharding91 on February 25, 2013, 08:26:24 PM
99 suzuki gs500 - $300

http://panamacity.craigslist.org/mcy/3567313519.html

99 gs500e 12k miles currently needs a valve adjustment and some tinkering to run, but the bike is complete.
i have the fuel lines, throttle cable disconnected because i put in dynojet kit in the carbs, and just stop messing with it. Bike has yoshimira exhaust(have stock as well), new clutch, stator, rectifier, and plugs. bike is priced to sell cause i have a new project and dont have time for it any more. i have misplaced the title but i am willing to go to the dmv and do a fast title transfer to buyer. 8506913806

shaZam!! I wish this was in AZ
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: rharding91 on February 25, 2013, 09:04:38 PM
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/mcy/3605661298.html

Suzuki GS 500 - $500 (7th Ave & Greenway)

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Eb3Ge3F25Ie5Ga5H2d294ed3d142fac51a86.jpg)

Bike mostly put together, the seat pan and foam is good. The foam needs to be recovered with a suitable material, and the seat needs hardware to mount it to the bike. And the electric components should prob be mounted different from stock since I took off the side plastics. Just incase the bike goes down it wont damage the regulator rectifier or something.

Ran surprisingly strong before I put it in storage. Projects are piling up, haven't touched this one since last April, so I'd like to get it to someone that will use it.

Turns over, has spark, but wont start.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on February 25, 2013, 09:26:57 PM
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/mcy/3605661298.html

Suzuki GS 500 - $500 (7th Ave & Greenway)

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Eb3Ge3F25Ie5Ga5H2d294ed3d142fac51a86.jpg)

Bike mostly put together, the seat pan and foam is good. The foam needs to be recovered with a suitable material, and the seat needs hardware to mount it to the bike. And the electric components should prob be mounted different from stock since I took off the side plastics. Just incase the bike goes down it wont damage the regulator rectifier or something.

Ran surprisingly strong before I put it in storage. Projects are piling up, haven't touched this one since last April, so I'd like to get it to someone that will use it.

Turns over, has spark, but wont start.

What he is saying is
"I have fukked my bike up and cant fix it but I think its worth at least $500 in parts"
What a POS  :dunno_black: Why do people do this to their bikes
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on February 25, 2013, 09:34:52 PM
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/mcy/3605661298.html

Suzuki GS 500 - $500 (7th Ave & Greenway)

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Eb3Ge3F25Ie5Ga5H2d294ed3d142fac51a86.jpg)

Bike mostly put together, the seat pan and foam is good. The foam needs to be recovered with a suitable material, and the seat needs hardware to mount it to the bike. And the electric components should prob be mounted different from stock since I took off the side plastics. Just incase the bike goes down it wont damage the regulator rectifier or something.

Ran surprisingly strong before I put it in storage. Projects are piling up, haven't touched this one since last April, so I'd like to get it to someone that will use it.

Turns over, has spark, but wont start.

What he is saying is
"I have fukked my bike up and cant fix it but I think its worth at least $500 in parts"
What a POS  :dunno_black: Why do people do this to their bikes

^^^ LMAO!!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: myth44 on February 25, 2013, 10:25:50 PM
What do you guys think about this one?

http://delaware.craigslist.org/mcy/3640856368.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on February 25, 2013, 10:27:37 PM
HAHA, I hope you could tell i was trying to convey sarcasm with the must have statement.

 :thumb: .. and in return hope you could tell we were agreeing with your scepticism with our replies  ;)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on February 26, 2013, 08:16:39 AM
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/mcy/3605661298.html

Suzuki GS 500 - $500 (7th Ave & Greenway)

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Eb3Ge3F25Ie5Ga5H2d294ed3d142fac51a86.jpg)

Bike mostly put together, the seat pan and foam is good. The foam needs to be recovered with a suitable material, and the seat needs hardware to mount it to the bike. And the electric components should prob be mounted different from stock since I took off the side plastics. Just incase the bike goes down it wont damage the regulator rectifier or something.

Ran surprisingly strong before I put it in storage. Projects are piling up, haven't touched this one since last April, so I'd like to get it to someone that will use it.

Turns over, has spark, but wont start.

What he is saying is
"I have fukked my bike up and cant fix it but I think its worth at least $500 in parts"
What a POS  :dunno_black: Why do people do this to their bikes

^^^ LMAO!!

Come on Coda you know you would drive it!   :cool:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on February 26, 2013, 08:19:36 AM
What do you guys think about this one?

http://delaware.craigslist.org/mcy/3640856368.html

Worth a look thats for sure, if you don't mind the work..
You could always part it out and make your money back, maybe  ;)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Badot on February 26, 2013, 01:29:09 PM
What do you guys think about this one?

http://delaware.craigslist.org/mcy/3640856368.html

Look at the tripmeter, someone's been mucking about inside of there. Definitely something to be weary of.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on February 26, 2013, 05:30:52 PM
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/mcy/3605661298.html

Suzuki GS 500 - $500 (7th Ave & Greenway)

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Eb3Ge3F25Ie5Ga5H2d294ed3d142fac51a86.jpg)

Bike mostly put together, the seat pan and foam is good. The foam needs to be recovered with a suitable material, and the seat needs hardware to mount it to the bike. And the electric components should prob be mounted different from stock since I took off the side plastics. Just incase the bike goes down it wont damage the regulator rectifier or something.

Ran surprisingly strong before I put it in storage. Projects are piling up, haven't touched this one since last April, so I'd like to get it to someone that will use it.

Turns over, has spark, but wont start.

What he is saying is
"I have fukked my bike up and cant fix it but I think its worth at least $500 in parts"
What a POS  :dunno_black: Why do people do this to their bikes

^^^ LMAO!!

Come on Coda you know you would drive it!   :cool:
Probably :dunno_black:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on February 26, 2013, 08:33:33 PM
This seems a bit too good to be true...

http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/3644478286.html

2006 Suzuki Katana-Good condition - $1000 (Milmine IL)
Serious Inquires only please.. PRICE IS FIRM ..no trades.
CASH Only! ABSOLUTELY NO SHIPPING..MUST PICKUP...EMAIL ONLY.
Milmine is ~ 45 minutes from Champaign-Urbana IL.
Bike Details:
*Approximately 13000 miles.
*Brand new battery
*New Z rated rear tire with less than 1200 miles.
*Approximately 47 mpg highway.
*Grip extenders
*Regular oil changes and lubrication.
*Title free and clear- title turned over on day of purchase.

Less than 500 miles on new rear brakes, new RK performance sprocket set and 20,000 mile high performance RK chain. Setup for acceleration improvement with one less tooth and link than stock on sprocket and chain.
Minor faring and decal scratches on right side, see images.
Kelly Blue book trade in value: $2,575-good condition (gives $1,575 equity immediately to buyer.)
Kelly Blue book new retail value: $3,600
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on February 26, 2013, 08:39:01 PM
^^^ Nice. Wonder why it is so cheap?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on February 26, 2013, 08:43:23 PM
^^^ Nice. Wonder why it is so cheap?

I e-mailed and asked precisely that question.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on February 26, 2013, 09:08:50 PM


Most deals that are too good to be true are usually too good to be true. However there is those few times that things work out. I for example found a 2006 with 5k listed for 1000 the bike had been sitting and needed a "tune" according to the seller got him down to 900 went to look at it and the battery he had was dead so knocked off 200 more so I got it for 700. Yes, I was cautious but I took a chance maybe 200 bucks in parts later I had it running flawlessly (new carbs, fuel lines, derust tank, and tank fuel chicken ;) ) so if you go to look at it just go with your gut I might add that this was the first bike I was shopping for and my budget was tight being in college and all so nobody and i mean nobody was going to turn me away from that bike and it turned out good but just because the price is low doesnt mean shy away just investigate thats all.

just my 2 pennies
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on February 27, 2013, 08:13:27 AM
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/mcy/3605661298.html

Suzuki GS 500 - $500 (7th Ave & Greenway)

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Eb3Ge3F25Ie5Ga5H2d294ed3d142fac51a86.jpg)

Bike mostly put together, the seat pan and foam is good. The foam needs to be recovered with a suitable material, and the seat needs hardware to mount it to the bike. And the electric components should prob be mounted different from stock since I took off the side plastics. Just incase the bike goes down it wont damage the regulator rectifier or something.

Ran surprisingly strong before I put it in storage. Projects are piling up, haven't touched this one since last April, so I'd like to get it to someone that will use it.

Turns over, has spark, but wont start.

What he is saying is
"I have fukked my bike up and cant fix it but I think its worth at least $500 in parts"
What a POS  :dunno_black: Why do people do this to their bikes

^^^ LMAO!!

Come on Coda you know you would drive it!   :cool:
Probably :dunno_black:
Is it wrong that I like how the graphics flow onto the frame?
Needs a shorter exhaust too.

^^^ Nice. Wonder why it is so cheap?
Kuz it's a Kat..



... and tank fuel chicken ;) ...
Heh?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on February 27, 2013, 09:11:33 AM
Tank petcock
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on February 27, 2013, 11:13:52 AM
Tank petcock
lol
So like a domesticated rooster?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on February 27, 2013, 11:43:45 AM
Tank petcock
lol
So like a domesticated rooster?

Exactly  :2guns: :woohoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on February 28, 2013, 09:26:54 AM
http://peoria.craigslist.org/mcy/3649006332.html

2003 GSX-R 600 under 12k miles - $1500 (Tremont)

2003 gsxr 600 very low miles. I purchase in 2003 brand new but it has been in storage for the last 6 years, ridden occasionally during that time. The battery is currently dead.....most likely needs a bit of springtime maintenance as it has been in storage for while without being started. Miles very low as stated, could be over 12k but not likely.

Holy crap...I e-mailed to see if this one is legit.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on February 28, 2013, 09:30:41 AM
^^ That one just looks like a scam... untitled or non-running/wrecked 'might' go for that.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on February 28, 2013, 09:34:19 AM
^^ That one just looks like a scam... untitled or non-running/wrecked 'might' go for that.

- Bboy

I agree...we'll see if I get a reply.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on February 28, 2013, 09:38:10 AM
I got this in reply.  Almost too quick with the reply.  Moved overseas?  Hmmm...  No mention of the title, another hmmm....

Probably a scam.

Bike has never been wrecked.  I would say fair/good condition...only because it simply has not been ridden.  I bought the bike brand new in 2003 and moved overseas in 2006, it's been in storage most of that time so I'd say the tires probably need replaced and last I had heard the stator was not charging properly.  Looks wise it's great, I think I scratched the cowl once and as I was pulling into storage on a gravel parking lot I lost balance and it fell very slowly as I caught it.....slight marks on the fairings but only if you know what to look for. 
 
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on February 28, 2013, 10:01:00 AM
Reply:
no problem on title, it's clear and in Illinois can be signed over by a family member.  I'm back in the US now, TN.

Sent from my iPhone

Interesting...this actually seems like it might be legit.  Anyone have experience with a scam that seemed like this?

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on February 28, 2013, 10:10:18 AM
Well if he was over seas (deployed in the military) than he probably is stacked and not very interested in motorcycles anymore, or he could just buy a new one and get rid of that one to get some cash for his family back home. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on February 28, 2013, 10:13:57 AM
hmm...  sounds a little similar to how I got mine, but it was not originally priced bottom dollar...

It was sold to me by the owner's father in Decatur, and the owner lived out of state, and had previously been out of the country...

How it went:  Owner got back into states and settled, located the title and signed it. He then sent the signed title to his father who was storing the bike.  Owner's father sold it to the first person who offered the lowest price point in his range with cash(happened to be me  ;))  ... received bill of sale along with matching signed title and bike (checked the vin, mileage, and other DMV history before handing over cash of course).  I had absolutely no issues with the transaction or title transfer.

Obviously you should be cautious going in, check all numbers match, look up DMV history, go with at least one other person, keep cash on the DL and say you'll do money order... etc, etc.. just use your common sense!

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on February 28, 2013, 10:18:26 AM
What's your process for checking the VIN, mileage and DMV history?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on February 28, 2013, 10:45:41 AM
I got the VIN and called the DMV, told the lady I was going to look at the bike and wanted to ensure the title was clear and check last known owner was the same as person selling... It took about 10mins, even with the irritated lady at the DMV.  She told me there it was clear with no leans, and all previous registration dates with mileage when ownership transferred.  I can't remember if she actually gave the names on it though  :dunno_black:  I remember noticing the names of the father and son selling were Jr/Sr though, so I wasn't worried once I heard everthing else matched up...  Just made sure the VIN I had checked on was the same as the VIN on the bike when I got there, and the same VIN on the actual title of course.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: wayne242 on February 28, 2013, 11:02:45 AM
3 years, makes me think his rotation is up and he is back at fort campbell/ NSA mid-south (or even
Arnold) . Only possibility i see. Ask to see bike in person, and all questions answered.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on February 28, 2013, 11:55:34 AM
I got the VIN.  He says its a Pennsylvania title because it was transferred there in 2006.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on February 28, 2013, 12:00:22 PM
I'd be checking records in Pennsylvania if possible and the areas its posted on CL for.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on February 28, 2013, 12:29:07 PM
Reply:
no problem on title, it's clear and in Illinois can be signed over by a family member.  I'm back in the US now, TN.

Sent from my iPhone

Interesting...this actually seems like it might be legit.  Anyone have experience with a scam that seemed like this?
Worth looking into for sure. Don't bring cash!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Detharian on March 02, 2013, 06:34:35 PM
I found this while cruising local adds... it's interesting, but looks as if someone should have bought a gsxr rather then spent that money on a gs500. It's very nice though.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/3654034118.html


Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on March 02, 2013, 06:48:31 PM
I found this while cruising local adds... it's interesting, but looks as if someone should have bought a gsxr rather then spent that money on a gs500. It's very nice though.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/3654034118.html

Someone needs to remind him his "FULL YOSHIMURA EXHAUST" is a stock exh and stock can with a Yoshi sticker on it
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Detharian on March 02, 2013, 06:53:10 PM
I found this while cruising local adds... it's interesting, but looks as if someone should have bought a gsxr rather then spent that money on a gs500. It's very nice though.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/3654034118.html

Someone needs to remind him his "FULL YOSHIMURA EXHAUST" is a stock exh and stock can with a Yoshi sticker on it

That is hilarious, I was just cruising on my phone at work so didn't even notice that. Figured you guys would enjoy that add
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: rharding91 on March 02, 2013, 08:45:40 PM
Cool looking bike still
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on March 02, 2013, 08:51:46 PM
Only problem is, Im sure he knows that isnt a full Yoshi exh s he says it is so what else might he be hiding or not telling the truth about
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: rharding91 on March 02, 2013, 08:55:47 PM
I have that same sticker in my garage waiting for the right exhaust haha, got it from thailand for 1.00$ shipped
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 02, 2013, 08:56:07 PM
It really is a hot looking bike. I may disagree with "very fast" description, but it is a good paint job.

Love to see how the fairing was installed. Knowing that would open up lots of possibilities for us. Someone in MCY please take a look at it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on March 02, 2013, 10:22:13 PM
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/mcy/3650780017.html

might be worth looking into
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on March 02, 2013, 11:19:01 PM
http://semo.craigslist.org/mcy/3649515658.html

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bar/3629890808.html

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on March 02, 2013, 11:55:36 PM
It really is a hot looking bike. I may disagree with "very fast" description, but it is a good paint job.

Love to see how the fairing was installed. Knowing that would open up lots of possibilities for us. Someone in MCY please take a look at it.
+1 in that
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on March 03, 2013, 12:59:25 AM
It really is a hot looking bike. I may disagree with "very fast" description, but it is a good paint job.

Love to see how the fairing was installed. Knowing that would open up lots of possibilities for us. Someone in MCY please take a look at it.
btw or senor parts whore :) need a gs500.net decal for the project scoot. can i get your permission to come up with a graphic? ( will give you all rights to it)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 03, 2013, 04:26:17 AM
It really is a hot looking bike. I may disagree with "very fast" description, but it is a good paint job.

Love to see how the fairing was installed. Knowing that would open up lots of possibilities for us. Someone in MCY please take a look at it.
btw or senor parts whore :) need a gs500.net decal for the project scoot. can i get your permission to come up with a graphic? ( will give you all rights to it)
OK
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on March 03, 2013, 05:05:12 AM
Donkey shine  :bowdown:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsnoob500e on March 03, 2013, 12:25:35 PM
http://nmi.craigslist.org/mcy/3653087913.html

89' gs500 w/parts.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: wayne242 on March 03, 2013, 01:16:17 PM
http://nmi.craigslist.org/mcy/3653087913.html

89' gs500 w/parts.

Isn't that guy a member here? I'm sure i seen those parts.

Edit Had a blonde moment, nothing to see here. :cookoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsnoob500e on March 03, 2013, 06:15:09 PM
ye, their mine. LOL   :cheers:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 05, 2013, 01:16:16 AM
This one is interesting. Anyone we know?
Notice the timing cover? Look familiar?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3659210630.html


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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: wayne242 on March 05, 2013, 06:53:31 AM
This one is interesting. Anyone we know?
Notice the timing cover? Look familiar?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3659210630.html

Actually the entire bike does. I seen it on youtube where he bought it from a kid that wrecked it the first week it bought it. Only because he was talking about ordering those fairing and he did not know they would come with out the striping.. I just woke up for the heck of me cant think of a name :confused:


Edit: Different bike i guess, just notice rear section on his was blue/white and that one is black.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN_bATvVOJ0
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on March 05, 2013, 10:51:04 AM
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/mcy/3660371261.html

might be worth a look to part it out
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on March 05, 2013, 08:02:28 PM
Beat up parts bike or fixer uper. $800

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3661824343.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on March 05, 2013, 08:48:41 PM
Beat up parts bike or fixer uper. $800

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3661824343.html

wow... so bars and maybe mirror?... gauges... battery .. clean carbs and fuel... who cares about the tank for now! ..

title count there?

if i was there .. even with my amateur fixer skills... i'd buy it, fix it, flip it...  :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: wayne242 on March 06, 2013, 05:25:11 PM
http://nashville.craigslist.org/mcy/3607926780.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 06, 2013, 05:44:20 PM
http://nashville.craigslist.org/mcy/3607926780.html
Somebody better snatch those up! Probably get both for $400 or less.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: rharding91 on March 06, 2013, 07:31:53 PM
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/3629910738.html

Not interested in haggling. I know the value and condition of this bike and all its new stuff and xtras, compared to its competition. If you think you can find a better deal you are missing something. This is not another gs500 that will be worth 800 bucks in a few years or a nameless who-cares crotch rocket, or rashed up stunt bike, it is a historical icon designed by engineer Tadao Baba, 90 pounds lighter than the nearest competitor, Yamaha who did not catch up til 1998 - with anything that could come close to it.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/mcy/3647518559.html

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/mcy/3577758620.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on March 06, 2013, 08:12:18 PM
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/mcy/3661786044.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on March 06, 2013, 10:38:52 PM
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/mcy/3647518559.html

2007 Suzuki GS500F
480.352.5084
Mike
all bolts are kept in groups and separated with zip lock bags
It's all there. Complete bike some assembly required the used crank alone I bought for almost 300$
Bike is valued at 2400 to 3400 running I just need to pay traffic fines

Up for sale is a Suzuki gs500f the bike was running but it needed a new crank I bought the part and my mechanic screwed me over by not rebuilding it

I found out the old crank could have just been machined for a lot cheaper so bike has extra crank.

Never laid down no wiring issues all clean clear title

I don't know how to put it all back together
480.352.5084
Mike

My loss your gain.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sorry, something just doesnt sound right about this one
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: rharding91 on March 07, 2013, 05:56:06 AM
I called to see if he had plastics but got voicemail. Theres always someone on here that needs fairings
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on March 10, 2013, 08:18:16 PM
V&H Exhaust.  Less than $150.  NEW!  http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3663995027.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on March 10, 2013, 08:21:18 PM
'97 Parts Bike.  Ugly, but good parts.

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3640013330.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on March 11, 2013, 06:19:38 AM
'97 Parts Bike.  Ugly, but good parts.

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3640013330.html

See, thats a shame, Says he bought new but no title? And sitting for 10 years? What a shame!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on March 11, 2013, 06:34:14 AM
The sad part is that they can go to the DMV and get a new title and sell for hundreds more.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on March 11, 2013, 11:18:34 AM
'02 for 1800 obo

http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/3670776710.html

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on March 11, 2013, 11:31:36 AM
little rashed up, '08 posted for 3k...

http://chambana.craigslist.org/mcy/3643966578.html

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on March 11, 2013, 11:34:38 AM
WTF??
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/mcd/3661673294.html
I assume some kind of scam but for whom??   :cookoo:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on March 11, 2013, 12:11:38 PM
Sounds fishy.  And they use British English.  SCAM
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on March 11, 2013, 12:39:05 PM
Ya euro plate too..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on March 11, 2013, 12:55:00 PM
random pic of a euro gs from the internet (other than the obvious plate, euro clipons).. heck prolly pulled it from this site lol (noticing the stick-on fork reflectors and peg mod)

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on March 11, 2013, 12:58:26 PM
06 for 1500
http://frederick.craigslist.org/mcy/3666500962.html

still doesnt beat the deal I got  :2guns:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 11, 2013, 02:23:26 PM
WTF??
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/mcd/3661673294.html
I assume some kind of scam but for whom??   :cookoo:

More like posted in the wrong country by accident.
Everything is British down to the last period. Everything too consistent to be a scam. A US scam would not talk about MOT.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on March 11, 2013, 03:47:39 PM
i helped him out .. juct clicked on the mis-categorised (is that a real friggin word?.. CL thinks it is!) button.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: m_melen on March 11, 2013, 07:13:12 PM
$1500 for 2 GS's
http://wilmington.craigslist.org/mcy/3585310490.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: wayne242 on March 11, 2013, 07:24:46 PM
$1500 for 2 GS's
http://wilmington.craigslist.org/mcy/3585310490.html

he wants 1500 each, its in the info.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 11, 2013, 09:55:41 PM
$1500 for 2 GS's
http://wilmington.craigslist.org/mcy/3585310490.html

he wants 1500 each, its in the info.
Those poor poor bikes. How could someone do that to them? Some people should not have a bike and then have access to tools of any kind.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on March 11, 2013, 10:09:45 PM
The sad part is that they can go to the DMV and get a new title and sell for hundreds more.
yet theyre not able to do so. aka, they cant. usual explanation, " i bought it from someone else., and i cant locate them, so mu loss is your gain" or something like that
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on March 11, 2013, 10:18:58 PM
$1500 for 2 GS's
http://wilmington.craigslist.org/mcy/3585310490.html

he wants 1500 each, its in the info.
Those poor poor bikes. How could someone do that to them? Some people should not have a bike and then have access to tools of any kind.
You had better buy them and save their souls :flipoff:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 11, 2013, 10:49:53 PM
Right now I'm saving an EX500 from 6 years of neglect after going down on the right side.
And BrianRC will be over to get Quin in top restored condition.
I think I'm pretty busy for a while.

I hear GS's are pretty expensive down your way. Buy them, have them shipped and I bet someone down there is squid enough to love them and pay you a small fortune for a custom American GS500!

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on March 11, 2013, 10:50:42 PM
$1500 for 2 GS's
http://wilmington.craigslist.org/mcy/3585310490.html

he wants 1500 each, its in the info.
Those poor poor bikes. How could someone do that to them? Some people should not have a bike and then have access to tools of any kind.
You had better buy them and save their souls :flipoff:
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Gs' everywhere are counting on you. saying
(http://www.gs500.net/gallery/data/505/funny_cat_picture_123.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on March 11, 2013, 11:03:36 PM
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/3670838263.html  :cookoo: :cookoo: a flameborghini
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on March 11, 2013, 11:09:05 PM
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/3670838263.html  :cookoo: :cookoo: a flameborghini
Run away now.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: wayne242 on March 11, 2013, 11:28:14 PM
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/3670838263.html  :cookoo: :cookoo: a flameborghini

15k for a burnt replica with an engine that was exposed to fire for prolonged times. Funny thing is I just watched about these replica's and you can get them new including engine(v8)/wiring for 20-30k  :icon_lol: Stacy David i think his name is did a show on it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on March 11, 2013, 11:31:29 PM
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/3670838263.html  :cookoo: :cookoo: a flameborghini

15k for a burnt replica with an engine that was exposed to fire for prolonged times. Funny thing is I just watched about these replica's and you can get them new including engine(v8)/wiring for 20-30k  :icon_lol: Stacy David i think his name is did a show on it.
yup. capt choad in this ad, evidently missed that episode :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 12, 2013, 12:00:22 AM
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/3670838263.html  :cookoo: :cookoo: a flameborghini
Don't we have a member with a GS500 that would be a perfect match for that burnt car? (what? too soon?)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on March 12, 2013, 12:27:09 AM
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/3670838263.html  :cookoo: :cookoo: a flameborghini
Don't we have a member with a GS500 that would be a perfect match for that burnt car? (what? too soon?)
not sure who that member is. or whether they would or wouldnt be. that car is as worthless as fun bags on a bull. really not sure what is salvageable. if anything. id even worry about the frame
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on March 12, 2013, 12:34:16 AM
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/3670838263.html  :cookoo: :cookoo: a flameborghini
Don't we have a member with a GS500 that would be a perfect match for that burnt car? (what? too soon?)
LMFAO Xune where are you?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 12, 2013, 12:09:12 PM
If I didn't have so many already
2000 for $800
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3661824343.html

Hi, for sale is my GS500. It needs some tender loving care and a good home. Unfortunately I haven't rode it in several years and it currently doesn't run. This could be a great project for someone with some know how. The only cosmetic blemishes it has were inflicted when it fell while parked. This dented the tank cracked the gauge housing and bent the bars a little (see in the pictures).
Thanks for looking!
P.S. you will need to tow the bike but I can help you load it.


(http://images.craigslist.org/3Gf3M53L75G35K55H7d359f49b3d9043b1365.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 14, 2013, 05:28:42 PM
Nice write up about his bike for sale

Hello!! I am wanting to sell my baby...well, my motorcycle anyways. She is a 2000 Suzuki GS500E. I have had her for 2 years and have ridden her damn near every day, rain or shine. She has always done me right, and I have had ZERO issues with her. She gets around 60 mpg, which is fantastic these days, trust me. When was the last time you filled up for $12? I did this morning, and the time before that was 2 weeks ago!
She has not been twisted on, no motor work or pipe or any of that. The only aftermarket stuff that I have done to her was the handlebars and the luggage, which I will probably keep unless somebody wants that too. I even have an extra heated vest that I may be talked in to parting with.
In all seriousness, this bike is fantastic for riders of all skill. It doesnt have 'throw you down' power, but it gets up and goes great. PERFECT beginner bike, PERFECT commuter (yes, even on the freeway). Its quiet, comfy, extremely reliable (seriously, check out some reviews), and low low maintenance. I am asking $2000, or best offer. Once you come ride it, you will buy it.
It does have scratches on the engine case from my buddy (I swear!) dropping it, and the tail plastics are scraped. Not bad though.
If you would like to come see it, please email or text/call at three 6 0, 8 eight 8, 25 eight 0. Thank you for looking!


http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?action=post;topic=59755.0;last_msg=751567



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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Zethioth on March 18, 2013, 10:50:47 PM
Parting it out. Says tank has no dents or rust. Maybe he will ship? Idk

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/3686929794.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on March 21, 2013, 02:10:46 PM
who wants a project?

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/mcy/3689206988.html

all else fails part it out
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on March 21, 2013, 02:11:49 PM
http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/mcy/3688572417.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on March 24, 2013, 10:21:20 AM
Keep up with your buddy's R6!

http://dayton.craigslist.org/mcy/3644065934.html

He needs to drop the price by at least $1000.  Been down.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on March 24, 2013, 10:30:14 AM
It runs...wait, it did last year...LMFAO:  http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bar/3644781373.html
Cool paint job:  http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/boa/3700641998.html
Always liked these bikes:  http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3700179262.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Kirya on March 26, 2013, 08:24:03 AM
(http://images.craigslist.org/3Ef3J63N85Gc5Hd5J2d3m031b3691c2fe115f.jpg)

yes, it is GS500

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mcy/3696750556.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jestercinti on March 26, 2013, 09:16:34 AM
WTF?

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3704613581.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on March 26, 2013, 01:43:25 PM
 :icon_eek: :nono: :bs:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on March 26, 2013, 05:01:17 PM
WTF?

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3704613581.html
Is that a Joke? :dunno_black:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on March 26, 2013, 05:45:03 PM
WTF?

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/3704613581.html
Is that a Joke? :dunno_black:

... yes... in a way i think it is!! .. buuuuuut... is it one of these??

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_towns_named_Moscow_are_there_in_the_US

or?

(http://www.bestrussiantour.com/files/imagecache/tour_image_full/photos/image/russian_flag_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on March 27, 2013, 01:49:45 PM
whaa, just realized this got stickied!  :bowdown:

Found another 89 gs project for cheap;
http://humboldt.craigslist.org/mcy/3627574311.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 27, 2013, 02:46:49 PM
This one showed up for $700. If I didn't have so many projects.....
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3705023801.html

I see by the picture the top end has been replaced - it is black and the rest of the motor is silver. Good chance it WON'T run without major work since someone has already been farkling with the motor. Gauges are cracked. Rusty dent on tank, too. Probably crashed then sat.

Hi, for sale is my GS500. It needs some tender loving care and a good home. Unfortunately I haven't rode it in about 5 years and it currently doesn't run. This could be a great project for someone with some know how. The only cosmetic blemishes it has were inflicted when it fell while parked. This dented the tank cracked the gauge housing and bent the bars a little (see in the pictures). I do have the original mirrors they are just not in the picture.
Thanks for looking!
P.S. you will need to tow the bike but I can help you load it.



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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on March 28, 2013, 08:41:19 PM
I see by the picture the top end has been replaced - it is black and the rest of the motor is silver. Good chance it WON'T run without major work since someone has already been farkling with the motor. Gauges are cracked. Rusty dent on tank, too. Probably crashed then sat.

Hey I already posted this one a while ago!

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/261197_499863286736991_1885649096_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on March 29, 2013, 11:54:53 AM
I see by the picture the top end has been replaced - it is black and the rest of the motor is silver. Good chance it WON'T run without major work since someone has already been farkling with the motor. Gauges are cracked. Rusty dent on tank, too. Probably crashed then sat.

Hey I already posted this one a while ago!

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/261197_499863286736991_1885649096_n.jpg)
Yes - but it was off CL for a while and just showed up again.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: myth44 on April 01, 2013, 07:20:31 AM
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/3713889021.html (http://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/3713889021.html)

Going to check this one out today
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: kyled25 on April 01, 2013, 07:55:04 AM
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/3713889021.html (http://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/3713889021.html)

Going to check this one out today

Nice! I haven't found a steal like that in a long time  :sad:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on April 01, 2013, 04:34:55 PM
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/3713889021.html (http://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/3713889021.html)

Going to check this one out today

Nice! I haven't found a steal like that in a long time  :sad:
+1
You had better buy it before someone else does :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: myth44 on April 01, 2013, 07:04:31 PM
He told me there were a few people in front of me (I was the fourth caller) and sure enough the guy who was going to see it right before me snatched it up. I did get to see it in person though and it was in great condition. The guy who bought it was lucky. The search continues  :mad:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on April 01, 2013, 07:06:53 PM
I see by the picture the top end has been replaced - it is black and the rest of the motor is silver. Good chance it WON'T run without major work since someone has already been farkling with the motor. Gauges are cracked. Rusty dent on tank, too. Probably crashed then sat.

Hey I already posted this one a while ago!

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/261197_499863286736991_1885649096_n.jpg)
Yes - but it was off CL for a while and just showed up again.
Its off again
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 05, 2013, 01:00:42 PM
Here's an odd one:

2 motorcycles for the price of one gs500 tempter 650 - $300 (olalla)
my girlfriend bought these bikes while i was at work yesterday and they are to much work for me to handle the tempter 650 only needs a starter and probably a new gas tank due to rust doesnt run but engine seems fine the gs 500 has a lot more issues motor isnt seized up though 300 buys them both. firm i have to get my money back you could probabl part them out or scrap them for more than that. niether bike has a title but i do have a bill of sale. get these things out of my truck!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on April 08, 2013, 11:02:11 AM
WTF? lol
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 09, 2013, 03:48:30 PM
Saw this on another forum. Funny!


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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on April 09, 2013, 07:50:13 PM
 :D :icon_lol: :D .... bahahahahhaha.. ahhh my face and ribs hurt!! .. thats a screamer!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 11, 2013, 02:09:59 PM
1982 Honda MB-5!  212 miles. $1900   
http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3737469659.html


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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on April 12, 2013, 05:51:41 AM
Nice one adidas, That thing looks minty. I've been searching for a good mb-5 or another similar 2 stroke, 50cc, 5/6 speed moto. Its nice not having to worry about tags, insurance, registration, and inspection. Just maintenance and ride!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: PatheticPuma on April 14, 2013, 12:04:13 AM
'89 with 22k miles $1200 grenville, OH

http://dayton.craigslist.org/mcy/3715599580.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/3E13Mc3Nf5E85Hf5J2d3v8697e284480b173c.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on April 14, 2013, 01:07:55 AM
'89 with 22k miles $1200 grenville, OH

http://dayton.craigslist.org/mcy/3715599580.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/3E13Mc3Nf5E85Hf5J2d3v8697e284480b173c.jpg)
Looks nice :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on April 15, 2013, 03:14:14 PM
'89 with 22k miles $1200 grenville, OH

http://dayton.craigslist.org/mcy/3715599580.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/3E13Mc3Nf5E85Hf5J2d3v8697e284480b173c.jpg)
Looks nice :thumb:

Is that silver paint and white wheels?  Hard to tell.  Looks like a steal though.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: PatheticPuma on April 15, 2013, 03:24:02 PM
I was thinking it was Primer, but it does look silvery. Definitely white wheels though.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on April 17, 2013, 11:03:06 AM
'89 with R6 front end and other add ons in SoCal
Asking $1350
(http://images.craigslist.org/3L73N73Hb5L75Nf5Hfd4ee7393cf0b74a1a2e.jpg)
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/3743243929.html (http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/3743243929.html)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on April 17, 2013, 11:05:37 AM
1982 Honda MB-5!  212 miles. $1900   
http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3737469659.html

I love MB-5's!
I had two of them, a red one and a black one. One of them I planted into the rear of a UHaul, they don't stop so good  ;)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on April 23, 2013, 01:00:52 PM
2001 Suzuki GS500 Naked Sport Bike - $735 (SoCal)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn308/aroar/GS%20For%20Sale%20Pics/Bikepicsforsalead006.jpg)

From the ad:
For the past 2.5 years the bike has been sitting protected in a garage. I had the bike looked at by a mechanic to try and diagnose some erratic behavior I was experiencing with the bike. A low-compression reading in the right-hand cylinder was discovered. Despite not knowing this until right before I moved away from Socal, I rode it for over 2 years as is. Based on power output alone, I could never tell this bike had any faults.
 That being said, due to the low compression in the one cylinder, the bike had a couple behavioral issues. One was that it could sometimes be a finicky starter and, once started, could take a while to warm up (about 5-7 minutes from a cold start). At times, after being warmed up and ridden for a while, it would stall if not given some throttle at stop lights. A little annoying but nothing that deterred me from riding it. I never had issues with the amount of power and I regularly drove it confidently on the highway, on service streets and in the canyons. Apparently it had enough power in the left-cylinder alone.


http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/mcy/3756910546.html

I would be tempted to say that was a bad comp test, if I could get it past the wife I would go take a look at it myself..
Is it just me or are the rims two different colors?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on April 23, 2013, 01:58:39 PM
2001 Suzuki GS500 Naked Sport Bike - $735 (SoCal)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn308/aroar/GS%20For%20Sale%20Pics/Bikepicsforsalead006.jpg)

From the ad:
For the past 2.5 years the bike has been sitting protected in a garage. I had the bike looked at by a mechanic to try and diagnose some erratic behavior I was experiencing with the bike. A low-compression reading in the right-hand cylinder was discovered. Despite not knowing this until right before I moved away from Socal, I rode it for over 2 years as is. Based on power output alone, I could never tell this bike had any faults.
 That being said, due to the low compression in the one cylinder, the bike had a couple behavioral issues. One was that it could sometimes be a finicky starter and, once started, could take a while to warm up (about 5-7 minutes from a cold start). At times, after being warmed up and ridden for a while, it would stall if not given some throttle at stop lights. A little annoying but nothing that deterred me from riding it. I never had issues with the amount of power and I regularly drove it confidently on the highway, on service streets and in the canyons. Apparently it had enough power in the left-cylinder alone.


http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/mcy/3756910546.html

I would be tempted to say that was a bad comp test, if I could get it past the wife I would go take a look at it myself..
Is it just me or are the rims two different colors?

Rear is gunmetal.  Wouldn't be surprised if it was just a bad coil.  My 96 had the same issue, and that's what it turned out to be.  Could be a steal for someone!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Phil B on April 23, 2013, 02:00:14 PM
If you're looking to buy a bike with "has some trouble, but runs", heck buy mine! :-D

In contrast to his bike: my motor, etc, all run fine. As an indicator of engine health, I'm getting around 55 mpg

the trouble with mine, is that the frame has dent in it.
Hasnt stopped me from putting a thousand or so more miles on it. But I wouldnt want to take it on the twisties. Which is why I'm looking to get a new bike :)



Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on April 26, 2013, 08:12:37 AM
If you're looking to buy a bike with "has some trouble, but runs", heck buy mine! :-D

In contrast to his bike: my motor, etc, all run fine. As an indicator of engine health, I'm getting around 55 mpg

the trouble with mine, is that the frame has dent in it.
Hasnt stopped me from putting a thousand or so more miles on it. But I wouldnt want to take it on the twisties. Which is why I'm looking to get a new bike :)
$735?...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Phil B on April 26, 2013, 05:56:02 PM

the trouble with mine, is that the frame has dent in it.
Hasnt stopped me from putting a thousand or so more miles on it. But I wouldnt want to take it on the twisties. Which is why I'm looking to get a new bike :)
$735?...

I'd like to get $1000 for it. I'll throw in one pristine side fairing which is prob worth $150 by itself.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on April 27, 2013, 10:05:16 PM
Looks like a pretty dang nice gs!

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Eb3G93J65I85G85F6d4q81f771e33b4410f9.jpg)

$2250 - 2001

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/mcy/3769086623.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on April 28, 2013, 08:37:15 PM
Looks like a pretty dang nice gs!
(http://images.craigslist.org/3Eb3G93J65I85G85F6d4q81f771e33b4410f9.jpg)

$2250 - 2001

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/mcy/3769086623.html

Better be, for that price. At least it's negotiable. 
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on April 28, 2013, 08:53:11 PM
This was somewhat local on craigslist, I took screenshots on my phone figured I would post them up here. Too funny:

(http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af147/Snake2715/2013-04-20_11-30-03_zps04992f93.png)

(http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af147/Snake2715/2013-04-20_11-30-20_zps3e9d26bd.png)


He ends it with the boat has now sold but he has been enjoying the texts hes received to this point, so please dont flag it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on April 29, 2013, 05:40:06 AM
All he says is true... I had an old '74 glastron in the blue variety...

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: kyled25 on April 29, 2013, 06:55:36 AM
LoL, I read the the entire post, then realized the area code is mine... seems about right.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Calpantera on April 29, 2013, 07:51:18 AM
Looks like a pretty dang nice gs!

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Eb3G93J65I85G85F6d4q81f771e33b4410f9.jpg)

$2250 - 2001

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/mcy/3769086623.html


I had a vision of this bike and its new owner visiting a certain cave in the future..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 29, 2013, 11:10:25 AM
Prices are up in Seattle. That's not a bad price around here. Some 2007's have been going for nearly $4000!
$3000+ for an "F" is not uncommon.
I don't know who owns it or who is buying it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Buckmaw on May 03, 2013, 02:26:09 AM
Picked up a 1992 GS500E for $500 yesterday.  It's been sitting for 2 years and will not turn over.  I have the cylinders soaking in PB Blaster.  Bike is complete with normal wear for it's age.  I look forward to getting know folks here as I start my GS500 adventure.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on May 03, 2013, 06:06:19 PM
Picked up a 1992 GS500E for $500 yesterday.  It's been sitting for 2 years and will not turn over.  I have the cylinders soaking in PB Blaster.  Bike is complete with normal wear for it's age.  I look forward to getting know folks here as I start my GS500 adventure.

Mine wasnt sitting that long, but I bought mine in December a few hundred miles on it this week already as I got it out last Sunday and officially Wednesday. Been very cold until recently so slow progress and no reason to wrap it up until now.


There are many here that will get you the info you need. Welcome!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: kyled25 on May 06, 2013, 08:27:49 AM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/3786284209.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on May 06, 2013, 08:40:38 AM
I agree that prices seem to be up.

A couple specimens in my area. All seem a bit high-priced considering the obvious damage to each.

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/3786514783.html (http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/3786514783.html) - 2007 naked - $2700

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/3725731896.html (http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/3725731896.html) - 2007 faired - $2800

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/mcy/3762655162.html (http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/mcy/3762655162.html) - 2008 faired - $3000

http://battlecreek.craigslist.org/mcy/3728691387.html (http://battlecreek.craigslist.org/mcy/3728691387.html) - 2005 faired - $2800

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on May 07, 2013, 05:48:52 AM
A few of those are a joke.. That '08 is priced at 3600. I don't care if it has 3k miles, that's really not a selling point. Only mentions cosmetics which should be flawless at that price.. and doesn't mention any services done... Tires are old, brake lines and fuel hoses need done at a minimum... Initial service done even? Just because he got it from a dealer doesn't mean they did any maintenance on it... They might put a new battery in it, but you can bet they didn't end up paying for it... Why would they do anything more than selling it when they'll get more when you return to pay for services it needs. There are other angles on this of course, but my point is that they don't end up paying for anything a bike needs. If it has to be done to sell it, it's in the price already and the new owner pays for it... If it can 'wait' the new owner pays for it later.

Others are just as bad with there pricing, but that was easiest to tear apart and there is more I haven't mentioned even... I just don't understand why people think this time of year fetches twice as much because I haven't seen em sell that high unless they are at a dealer because people must 'think' its a safer bet for used bikes?...

-Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jdoorn14 on May 07, 2013, 08:12:45 AM
BBoy, I completely agree. Hence me calling them specimens rather than deals.

From what I've seen around here, people have no concept of what bikes are actually worth, or that there are actually blue book values for them based on mileage and condition. You should see what people are asking for their beat-to-hell 70's - 80's bikes that state in the ads that they don't run. :cookoo:

I actually saw the grey/black 2007 in that list this weekend. It was parked by the range at an MSF BRC course. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see/talk to the rider or hear it run, but it doesn't look any better in person than it does in the pics. What's funny/sad is that when I first saw this ad a few weeks ago, it said the ball was broken off the clutch lever. It has since been edited/reposted without that comment.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gunfromsako on May 10, 2013, 06:06:55 PM
I was really looking forward to being a part of this forum however I think this bike is a little too small for me... Only had it a week. I also ran into a little financial trouble so this is my only option. I think it's a reasonable price... What do you guys think?

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/mcy/3797232646.html (http://desmoines.craigslist.org/mcy/3797232646.html)

Flowed from my Jewel using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on May 10, 2013, 09:44:18 PM
I was really looking forward to being a part of this forum however I think this bike is a little too small for me... Only had it a week. I also ran into a little financial trouble so this is my only option. I think it's a reasonable price... What do you guys think?

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/mcy/3797232646.html (http://desmoines.craigslist.org/mcy/3797232646.html)

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just curious how big are you bc im a pretty big dude and I ride comfortably after suspension upgrade
pricing is great but then again idk what prices in iowa are like
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gunfromsako on May 10, 2013, 11:24:37 PM


just curious how big are you bc im a pretty big dude and I ride comfortably after suspension upgrade
pricing is great but then again idk what prices in iowa are like

6'3" 230... I really need the cash hence the price. I bought it for less than that, so that should reflect the prices around here. I need the money bad so selling is my only option atm. It is a fun little bike and I don't really want to sell it, but it is what it is.

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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on May 17, 2013, 07:03:32 PM
Trying to get my friend who is looking for his first bike to talk to this guy buy this is a pretty good steal so I figured I would post it here.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3811254872.html

1996 GS500E for 1000, runs.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on May 17, 2013, 09:26:13 PM
This was up last fall for $900.. I have not went to look.. whats everyones take?

Worth anything?

http://saginaw.craigslist.org/mcd/3790049147.html

Front end looks trashed.. not sure if thats primer on the tank or something taped on (Tag, inventory slip, etc).

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on May 18, 2013, 04:44:35 PM
Worthg it for $500 for the engine alone.
Red thing on tank is probably the "Red Tag" indicating salvage only - no title.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NjDan on May 18, 2013, 08:45:55 PM
This was up last fall for $900.. I have not went to look.. whats everyones take?

Worth anything?

http://saginaw.craigslist.org/mcd/3790049147.html

Front end looks trashed.. not sure if thats primer on the tank or something taped on (Tag, inventory slip, etc).

He probably just wants to get rid of it at this point...offer 4 see what he says worse comes to worse he says no and you pay 5
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Berk on May 19, 2013, 04:34:48 PM
Hey everyone,

I bought a 1989 off my brother in law a couple years ago, I got a good deal because it wasn't running.  I cleaned and rebuilt the carbs put new jets in, new fuel lines and new spark plugs and it ran perfectly. It has just over 13,000 km (8000 miles) on it, it has factory clip ons, brand new tires and I think my brother-in-law may have put a new rear sprocket on it too but I'm not sure.  It looks ugly with a non matching gas tank and cracked plastics and it has been dropped by some kids who pushed it down the street when it was parked by the house one night. Mechanically all it needs is a new choke cable and a new battery.  Cosmetically it needs a bit more.  I rode about 500 miles on it last year and had no issues with it.  I liked riding so much I went out and bought a Kawasaki Concours so I could go on some nice long trips and I don't have room for both bikes.  So I'm going to put it on craigslist, what would you sell something like this for? Do you think $1,200 is fair? 

Thanks,
Berk

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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Berk on May 19, 2013, 04:40:48 PM
Hey everyone,

I bought a 1989 off my brother in law a couple years ago, I got a good deal because it wasn't running.  I cleaned and rebuilt the carbs put new jets in, new fuel lines and new spark plugs and it ran perfectly. It has just over 13,000 km (8000 miles) on it, it has factory clip ons, brand new tires and I think my brother-in-law may have put a new rear sprocket on it too but I'm not sure.  It looks ugly with a non matching gas tank and cracked plastics and it has been dropped by some kids who pushed it down the street when it was parked by the house one night. Mechanically all it needs is a new choke cable and a new battery.  Cosmetically it needs a bit more.  I rode about 500 miles on it last year and had no issues with it.  I liked riding so much I went out and bought a Kawasaki Concours so I could go on some nice long trips and I don't have room for both bikes.  So I'm going to put it on craigslist, what would you sell something like this for? Do you think $1,200 is fair? 

Thanks,
Berk

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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Berk on May 19, 2013, 04:47:00 PM
sorry about the double post, it said my pic was too big so I didn't think it posted it.
Berk
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on May 21, 2013, 05:43:23 AM
I'd say list it for $1000 and take down to $800 on that beast.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: hydrosonic on May 23, 2013, 09:31:15 AM
Guy's very new to the forum. Looking to get your opinion. on the following bike. Not knowing to much about the bike, what should I be looking for when I check out the bike?  I will also plan on selling it probably next year to get something bigger. The guy said he has the fairings as well which may be broken.

2009 GS500F with 2700 miles for $1000.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3817792462.html (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3817792462.html)

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on May 23, 2013, 11:30:25 AM
Obviously the front fairing is off and there doesn't seem to be a headlight or front turn signals. You can add the naked bike 7" headlight pretty easy and turn signals.
Bar ends are crooked but an easy fix.
One question is if the forks are bent.

If all is legit, $1000 is a steal. Worth much more.

Maybe $500 at most to fix whatever might be wrong.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: hydrosonic on May 24, 2013, 05:31:18 AM
Guys I went ahead and bough the bike. This bike is almost super clean with scuffs on the left side where the previous owner did drop the bike. The engine is super clean. It does have only 2611 miles on it so its a brand spanking new engine. So for a $1000 bucks this was a great buy. Ohh the previous owner also give me all the fairings with nuts and bolts which are in great condition.

I have two questions.

1. With the engine being so new is there a break in period for it?

2. Since the fairing were off the I just got the fairings with me. I dont know how to fix them. Is there a video showing me how to fix them. I did see a video on the side fairings but the front one i have no idea. The prev owner did give me all the nuts and bolts with it. If I saw how to take it off. I would know how to put it back on.

Is there a video anywhere which shows how to get the front fairing off or on for the bike?

Thanks
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on May 24, 2013, 05:42:28 AM
Sounds like a good buy so far.  Make sure you check all the vitals in tip top before taking her out. Brakes, Tires, etc... A lot to look over till its ready.

In the meantime, here is adidasguy's video on fairing removal.

 :cheers:

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on May 24, 2013, 09:16:27 AM
This was up last fall for $900.. I have not went to look.. whats everyones take?

Worth anything?

http://saginaw.craigslist.org/mcd/3790049147.html

Front end looks trashed.. not sure if thats primer on the tank or something taped on (Tag, inventory slip, etc).

Ok called this guy today. They are a scrap yard. he is firm on the price. He says the tank should be clean but he wasnt near the picture or the bike to check.

Its a 150 mile round trip at 3 hours (there and back).

Supposedly firm on the price. Scrap title (not salvage) and I would pay sales tax so its 530 out the door.

With these two pictures to go from what do you guys think? The front looks pretty trashed.. Would this be worth going to take a look? Addidas may have a good answer or someone who parts these out. Is something this new although damaged worth it in some easy parts to sell and then keep any necessities for myself?

My current GS is my first GS. so thats why I ask.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: hydrosonic on May 24, 2013, 02:35:46 PM
So I looked at what was missing to get the front end fairing up. It looks like the guy i bough the bike from did not give me all the parts. i.e. Front/headlight cowl brace and the black part that goes behind the headlight fairing.

So i called the guy that sold the bike to me. He said he has that. I'll just go by and get it and put it on the bike.

Btw I can now compare the Suzuki GS500F to the Kawasaki Ninja EX-500. Both are great bikes for 500cc. However the Ninja has more mid end torque. And a better exhaust note. Still dont know which one bike prefer more.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on May 25, 2013, 03:15:08 PM
Not mine guys no way affiliated to me.. maybe even someone on here, but this is about an hour from me and looks great.

Yellow, Corbin Seat, Chin and OEM Naked Fairing (Bikini), etc.

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/3828993970.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on May 26, 2013, 08:34:04 AM
Wow, now that is a nice lookin' 99!

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on May 26, 2013, 10:02:19 PM
Wow, now that is a nice lookin' 99!

- Bboy

+10 looks like its bumble bees little brother or something. Freaking nice choice of color.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on May 27, 2013, 07:18:36 AM
I keep goin back and looking at it... Looks great with the pan and fairing, looks mean. I love it! Wish I had room for another right now...

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on May 27, 2013, 07:46:19 AM
I keep goin back and looking at it... Looks great with the pan and fairing, looks mean. I love it! Wish I had room for another right now...

- Bboy

If you decide you have room... I am not sure if your in MI.. I can buzz over there and take a look if needed!

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Gorilla on May 29, 2013, 11:43:46 AM
Not mine guys no way affiliated to me.. maybe even someone on here, but this is about an hour from me and looks great.

Yellow, Corbin Seat, Chin and OEM Naked Fairing (Bikini), etc.

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/3828993970.html

SUPER NICE. i saved thos pictures for sure!
Title: 82 GS750 for $3500
Post by: weedahoe on May 30, 2013, 01:51:22 PM
Not mine
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I love this bike it was fast then and is fast now I ride it regularly so miles may change 28000 miles its in great shape I've changed bars and couple other small things asking 3500 obo call or text 2292962202

http://albanyga.craigslist.org/mcy/3838931459.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on May 30, 2013, 05:33:12 PM
 :thumb: thats a cool looking find Weeds!! .. thinking of making it yours or what?  :D
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on June 01, 2013, 09:56:16 AM
Decent lookin '89 for $1400.  Could do without the junk headlight, but says he has the original anyway.

http://bn.craigslist.org/mcy/3837326571.html

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/02/ahu3y3a7.jpg)

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on June 01, 2013, 05:52:13 PM
Not havin a go at you Bocky...

But that ad .... Cafe style? .... How many damn fools out there think that a naked bike is cafe style? ..... May as well say 80% of Harley's are cafe style!!

Sigh .... Removing the fairings does not a cafe racer make!!

.... Apart from that .. .looks ok ... Part from that proxy headlight!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on June 01, 2013, 06:21:39 PM
Lol, I didn't even notice the cafe style thing, haha. Yeah, kind of off on that script...

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on June 01, 2013, 10:07:26 PM
:thumb: thats a cool looking find Weeds!! .. thinking of making it yours or what?  :D

Not at that price
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on June 11, 2013, 10:28:13 AM
Complete engine, gauges and all electricals for $200! How can I not buy this! And the motor has a steel cradle for it!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3862557110.html



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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cbrfxr67 on June 11, 2013, 12:29:59 PM
I'd buy it!  Seems tgtbt.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on June 11, 2013, 01:08:31 PM
I got the address and will pick up tomorrow evening.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on June 11, 2013, 06:49:43 PM
Complete engine, gauges and all electricals for $200! How can I not buy this! And the motor has a steel cradle for it!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3862557110.html
What an awesome find Addy. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on June 11, 2013, 07:52:03 PM
Got it. basically, a complete GS500 minus the frame and wheels. It even has a blue cap for the high beam indicator!
1995 motor with 3000 miles. It isn't even broken in yet!
He asked $200. I gave him extra because there is so much there that we will be able to use in the bike cave. I felt a little guilty at only $200. Carbs, ignition system, running motor, the test stand (heavy steel).

He said he has a couple friends with GS500's - one in Lynnwood and another near him. Looks like we will get new members to the West Seattle GS500 Club.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on June 11, 2013, 07:57:56 PM
wow thats an awesome find!! .... wait.... he didnt have it hidden under his jacket with a whole heap of 'gold watches' did he??  ;) :D
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on June 11, 2013, 11:41:59 PM
wow thats an awesome find!! .... wait.... he didnt have it hidden under his jacket with a whole heap of 'gold watches' did he??  ;) :D

Who cares?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on June 11, 2013, 11:51:21 PM
yeah true .. so long as the engine number dont end up on a 'watch list' ... doubt it...

how many people on here lately that have had engine problems and found replacement engines too expensive ... are right now going ...

(https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1132122960/angry-hobo.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on June 11, 2013, 11:51:53 PM
wow thats an awesome find!! .... wait.... he didnt have it hidden under his jacket with a whole heap of 'gold watches' did he??  ;) :D

Who cares?
Well, I was sleeping. Been busy with other things and haven't been watching CL.
2 friends alerted me  to the find: Jacob92 and the mechanic at West Seattle Bowl.
Glad my friends told me about the listing. It was a really great find. The seller was super nice and has older Hondas.
Got lots more parts now.
Maybe some karma korn is coming back to me for all the karma korn I've been giving out helping other GS500 owners?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Zmerica19 on June 15, 2013, 09:38:30 PM
http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/3843529543.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Zmerica19 on June 15, 2013, 09:55:54 PM
http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/3836018486.html

i drooled over this one before i bought my gs
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsatterw on June 19, 2013, 06:38:44 AM
http://neworleans.craigslist.org/mcy/3786376864.html

2001 sv650 for a gs500. hmmmmm...

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Ec3G83Jd5L15E75F5d55d4d4eeb348e61776.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on June 19, 2013, 06:27:47 PM
http://neworleans.craigslist.org/mcy/3786376864.html

2001 sv650 for a gs500. hmmmmm...

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Ec3G83Jd5L15E75F5d55d4d4eeb348e61776.jpg)

Thats my next bike.. I want a gen 2.~ 2006 in red.

Already been shopping, but reality will keep me away until fall or next spring.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on June 20, 2013, 12:40:23 AM
http://neworleans.craigslist.org/mcy/3786376864.html

2001 sv650 for a gs500. hmmmmm...

(http://images.craigslist.org/3Ec3G83Jd5L15E75F5d55d4d4eeb348e61776.jpg)

Thats my next bike.. I want a gen 2.~ 2006 in red.

Already been shopping, but reality will keep me away until fall or next spring.

Are they really that good?
I have been looking at getting another bike and these came up in conversation
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on June 20, 2013, 07:43:15 AM
Cods, I am sure you ahve seen it but if not check here:

http://www.svrider.com/forum/

Large following, nice torque curve, still decent for insurance (here at least), reliable. etc.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on June 20, 2013, 12:52:41 PM
Cods, I am sure you ahve seen it but if not check here:

http://www.svrider.com/forum/

Large following, nice torque curve, still decent for insurance (here at least), reliable. etc.
cheers. I will go have a lookyloo :))

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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: natedawg120 on June 20, 2013, 05:34:06 PM
buy my bike: http://blacksburg.craigslist.org/mcy/3884394473.html pm me if interested.
-Nate
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on June 20, 2013, 08:16:01 PM
Heres an older 1989 if your into the look:

http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/mcy/3879973552.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: shonole on June 21, 2013, 07:21:22 AM
http://neworleans.craigslist.org/mcy/3786376864.html

2001 sv650 for a gs500. hmmmmm...

Yes.  I upgraded to an 04 SV650n, and don't miss the GS at all. Just a better bike all around.  The only thing you really need to do is upgrade the suspension if you're looking for better performance.  Oh, and the community is pretty great too.  (Not as good as here, but still, very good).
(http://images.craigslist.org/3Ec3G83Jd5L15E75F5d55d4d4eeb348e61776.jpg)

Thats my next bike.. I want a gen 2.~ 2006 in red.

Already been shopping, but reality will keep me away until fall or next spring.

Are they really that good?
I have been looking at getting another bike and these came up in conversation
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on June 22, 2013, 02:31:57 PM
wow after getting the pictures we agreed on..$400....

He got it from a family member a year ago and its sat.. supposedly ran last July. <8000 on odometer and that looks like original front tire.. back tire is shot. somewhat rusty... tank looks like its bad shape. 1989 with clipons... ugh here we go again.. I always do this.
Its a 4 hour round trip and 200 miles there and back..
Thoughts?


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(http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af147/Snake2715/IMG_20130622_125127_zps9073f2b8.jpg)

(http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af147/Snake2715/IMG_20130622_125133_zps150b6acc.jpg)


Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on June 22, 2013, 04:23:10 PM
I would buy that no problem :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on June 22, 2013, 10:52:21 PM
I would buy that no problem :thumb:

yeah me too!

(http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af147/Snake2715/IMAG1592_zpsb90bd3c2.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on June 23, 2013, 01:39:07 AM
I would buy that no problem :thumb:

yeah me too!

(http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af147/Snake2715/IMAG1592_zpsb90bd3c2.jpg)
good to see you didn't pass this up:))

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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Gorilla on June 23, 2013, 01:23:43 PM
way to do it man. worht it for sure
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on June 24, 2013, 09:56:25 AM
2009 GS5 - $3900
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3891616455.html

2007 GS5 - $4000
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3891687763.html

2004 GS5 - $3000
http://valdosta.craigslist.org/mcy/3827693383.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on June 24, 2013, 09:49:49 PM
You are selling your bike, weeds?!

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: weedahoe on June 25, 2013, 01:35:12 AM
You are selling your bike, weeds?!

- Bboy

Alas, I am. I've done all I can to it. I need a new project. I'm bored. Me being bored isn't good. Like I said in the ad, I have more money in it than what it is worth so no need to drop another couple hundred by changing the sub frame and rear seat/plastics. I mean really, what else could I do to it?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Gorilla on June 25, 2013, 01:10:45 PM
snap ill have to pick your brain on how to do the led rims!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on June 26, 2013, 08:30:29 AM
http://terrehaute.craigslist.org/mcy/3878931687.html

http://bn.craigslist.org/mcy/3840225638.html

Decent looking paint job from the pics on that second one.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on July 01, 2013, 08:46:25 AM
http://terrehaute.craigslist.org/mcy/3878931687.html

http://bn.craigslist.org/mcy/3840225638.html

Decent looking paint job from the pics on that second one.

- Bboy

The second one is 20 min from my house.  I would be willing to go check it out with anyone who wants to.  I think $2,000 is pretty steep, but I have a feeling he would come down from that.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on July 01, 2013, 10:12:48 AM
Not havin a go at you Bocky...

But that ad .... Cafe style? .... How many damn fools out there think that a naked bike is cafe style? ..... May as well say 80% of Harley's are cafe style!!

Sigh .... Removing the fairings does not a cafe racer make!!

.... Apart from that .. .looks ok ... Part from that proxy headlight!  :thumb:
agreed lol
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Zmerica19 on July 01, 2013, 01:38:34 PM
http://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/3905101447.html

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/3829858272.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on July 01, 2013, 02:18:30 PM
http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/mcy/3889656380.html - $250 for a running untitled 92

http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3856610578.html - $500 for a unfinished bobber((http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/smilin/throwup.gif))project
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Snake2715 on July 07, 2013, 07:58:27 PM
How does this happen and he not put it down? I mean what the hell?

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/3919868145.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on July 07, 2013, 09:53:42 PM
A forum member had a similar experience... Remember reading a thread where they had hit a rock placed in the middle of the road, and blew the front tire and bent the front rim pretty bad... somehow managed to keep the bike upright. Crazy luck I guess.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: RossLH on July 07, 2013, 10:07:08 PM
My front rim actually has a visible bend in it too, though I'm sure that's a result of laying it down. The guy I took the wheels to when I wanted the new tires mounted pointed it out and mentioned how often he sees such things with Suzuki's lightweight wheels. I guess it's not real uncommon for the GS/GSX/GSX-R lines.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: hydrosonic on July 08, 2013, 05:40:27 PM
I am selling my 2009 Suzuki GS500F on Craigslist. for - $3500 - In Atlanta Region

It only has 31xx miles on it. I have full fairing for it that i did not post in the pics.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/3922586867.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Bucketerium on July 16, 2013, 10:55:40 PM
Hey guys, putting my gs up for sale as there's too many bikes in the garage and I just don't have time to get her running properly like I had originally wanted. She definitely needs some love & comes with an extra engine with decent compression, front fork, and a set of wheels with old rubber. I fixed the gas overflow issue that I had posted about and had it running decently, but it just doesn't want to stay running for whatever reason.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/mcy/3932155022.html

Thanks for looking.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Zmerica19 on July 18, 2013, 04:29:30 PM
http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/3944211881.html

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/3939257487.html

http://elmira.craigslist.org/mcy/3922805996.html

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/3866487093.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Soloratov on July 23, 2013, 09:19:57 AM
http://fingerlakes.craigslist.org/mcy/3939244127.html

2008 F Model - 3800 miles
Title: 1993 GS for sale. All the goodies installed. $1200 Lebanon NH
Post by: cheetahman on August 09, 2013, 08:37:47 AM
Here is my CL listing link:

http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/3990566804.html

or call me or text me or message me here.

eight zero two 535 five eight seven nine.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on August 09, 2013, 08:58:21 AM
^ Looks good!  Excellent price.  Shouldn't have any trouble selling  ;)

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 09, 2013, 09:11:46 AM
The chain guard alone is worth $1200.

A real steal for that bike. It would sell in less than a day here in Seattle. GS500's are getting rare and high priced.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cheetahman on August 09, 2013, 09:49:59 AM
Actually,  I am selling the chain guard,  and I am tossing in the motorcycle.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on August 09, 2013, 10:53:22 AM
Good deal for sure cheetahmang. Hope the ducati project goes well!

Man its been a crazy couple days on my local craigslist. I'm going to look at an rd350 with a build 400 engine swap. A mb5. A suzuki ts500, and a couple other parts bikes. Now to decide which to get...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cheetahman on August 09, 2013, 11:02:16 AM
Thanks for the kind words.  The Duke has been up and running since May.  Runs perfect I might add.  So now that my son has a new love, it falls to me to see Suzie off to a new home.   Please won't somebody love her? :cry:



Udate:  Bike is sold.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on August 09, 2013, 10:14:52 PM
Don't forget to send your buyer this way!

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Zmerica19 on August 10, 2013, 10:34:58 AM
here is a right side fairing: http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/3976131548.html

http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/3953697820.html

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/3946101366.html

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/mcy/3929865408.html

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/3990365980.html

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/3983095119.html

funny thing is when i first started looking for a bike i couldn't find ANY gs500's, now a bunch are popping up!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cheetahman on August 14, 2013, 10:30:46 AM
Here is a GS I just saw on CL.  Don't know anything about it.  Probably neds the usual.

http://nh.craigslist.org/mcy/3956263866.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on August 18, 2013, 04:47:41 PM
1400 dollars are you serious?? I would snag that up in a heart beat.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cheetahman on August 19, 2013, 06:29:27 AM
I agree, it's just that I have 2 buells and a GSX1100G that I am working on and I can't fit any more in the shop.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on August 19, 2013, 03:46:51 PM
Wheel it into the spare room in the house until you have room in the shop!!  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cheetahman on August 20, 2013, 06:34:12 AM
Why dint I think of that?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Gorilla on August 20, 2013, 09:38:11 AM
1400 dollars are you serious?? I would snag that up in a heart beat.

stolen perhaps?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cheetahman on August 20, 2013, 09:53:25 AM
Anything's possible but all you have to do is run the Vin at your local police dept and you find out right away.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 20, 2013, 10:19:20 AM
We need to lock Jacob4icu in a room. He's asking if he should do this deal.

I say run away as fast as you can

Things I found odd:

1. Motors do not have the VIN and motors do not have a title.
2. The motor is black and silver - that means it is parts from 2 motors.
3. Leave my non-running bike with you and give you $77 and you leave your bike with me until you get back?
4. Tabs expired: why expired? You have a bike you don't want to sell but need money for a trip you planned without sufficient money so you have to sell  your bike to pay for the trip and get a non-running bike and will do paperwork when you get back because you planned a trip and didn't have money for it?

Here's what he told me:

-------------------------------

So,

I dont know if you have seen this bike on craigslist, but we have been exchanging emails lately.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/4004863855.html

The deal I first told him is my bike plus 700 for his bike. He was interested especially since I will be bringing it back to road worthy before trading it.

The cons:
 - I found out later that the bike has salvage title, engine was bad and was replaced by what looks like a 90's bikes motor, he said it had 8k on the motor.
 - I would have to start from scratch as far as modifications go, cause I am assuming thats what he is so interested in.

The good:
 - Its an 01+ model and you know how much I love them :)
 - I wont be giving him the Jardine exhaust
 - Its pretty cheap.

I cant think of any other stuff right now.

What do you think of the deal? He wants to do this tomorrow if he doesnt sell it tonight.

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He is selling it to pay for his trip down to Cali of which he is leaving tonight. It makes sense I guess, 600-700 dollars to pay for food and gas for a couple weeks.

The reason he wants to do the trade is cause he doesnt want to sell the bike, but for some money and another bike he figures it will be nice to have a running bike to ride when he gets back.

The bike has expired tabs, and for that reason he doesnt want to ride it and tells me to come see it at his house after he sees my bike at my house.

The kicker is, he is willing to leave his bike at my house, and my bike at my house, during his cali trip, all I have to do is give him the cash, then he will come back and take my fixed bike after his 2 and a half weeks and go along his happy way.

It does seem quite sketchy, the bike could be stolen and hes going to report me to the police or something, but thats the only thing I could think of.


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By the way, he said the source of the motor was another gs500 parts bike he had, and the salvage title was not from a crash, but from the motor, and he bought the bike with the salvage title. I am sure I can run a check on the vin, is there a web site that I can use to do that for free?

----------------------------

What if the motor went out and insurance just called it a total loss? Our is that not something that can happen? Then the original owner would just have to buy it back and sell it as is with a salvage title.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on August 20, 2013, 11:39:59 AM
Oh My.... Run and Hide...

As if the urgency alone doesn't cry scam... but so many things don't add up any way you look at it.  I can count a number of lies just from reading through that vs what the two pics of the bike says...

Jacob, stick close to adidas on this... and getting back on the road will come soon enough... just not worth the risk of getting burnt off something like that, and you would be far worse than what you have now if you took a bite of that.

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 20, 2013, 11:52:03 AM
Study the pictures.
Black engine with silver side covers - not right. After market bar ends.
Look at the ground around it.
* Set of allen wrenches
* Looks like side stand switch
* Looks like air box breather hose
* Looks like other bike parts

Kind of looks like it was just hacked together with all the stuff on the ground.

He just told be he's going to run away. However, before he does that he's going to ask for the VIN and propose meeting at a licensing office.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Gorilla on August 20, 2013, 04:07:08 PM
Study the pictures.
Black engine with silver side covers - not right. After market bar ends.
Look at the ground around it.
* Set of allen wrenches
* Looks like side stand switch
* Looks like air box breather hose
* Looks like other bike parts

Kind of looks like it was just hacked together with all the stuff on the ground.

Exactly. Too good to be true probably is!

He just told be he's going to run away. However, before he does that he's going to ask for the VIN and propose meeting at a licensing office.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: codajastal on August 20, 2013, 04:07:31 PM
Run run run

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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 20, 2013, 04:09:35 PM
We're talking about Jacob buying Frank. A much better bike for sure!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on August 21, 2013, 12:18:30 AM
Hahaha, I am fashionably late to the party of which Jacobs hopes and dreams are getting bashed    :cheers:
Good news is, i ran away! Other good news, the Jardine growls once again!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on August 21, 2013, 12:37:56 AM
Come on, now....
You know we mean that in the nicest way  :cheers:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on August 21, 2013, 02:10:46 AM
Frank? ... Frank Spencer?!

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on August 21, 2013, 07:59:41 AM
Sometimes i think i would be scared to meet you in real life janxy... Hahaha
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BenX on August 21, 2013, 09:43:11 AM
I'm selling my 1993 GS500.

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/4006944978.html

PM me or text/call me at the number listed on the ad.

Any and all questions are welcome.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on August 21, 2013, 03:12:00 PM
Sometimes i think i would be scared to meet you in real life janxy... Hahaha

... There's a few people say that.... They worry that my state of mind is reportable to the CDC or something!?

 :dunno_black: :icon_lol: ... I'm just me! .... Never been anyone else ... Not even inside my head!..  :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on August 22, 2013, 12:13:15 PM
 :o
Hahaha
 O0
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cheetahman on September 12, 2013, 11:43:53 AM
Here you go hungry GS'ers.  I know nothing about this bike, just saw the add.

http://nh.craigslist.org/mcy/4026713569.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cheetahman on September 17, 2013, 12:44:18 PM
Price dropped.  Don't know anything about it.

http://nh.craigslist.org/mcy/4066792037.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: chemist on September 17, 2013, 06:16:25 PM
For anyone looking for a naked 500 in the South East. Just found it while messing around CL.

http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/mcy/4062808098.html (http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/mcy/4062808098.html)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on September 17, 2013, 10:06:36 PM
Not on CL, but my neighbor that rents parking space in the Bike Cave has his 2012 Ninja 250 for sale.
MINT! 5 months warranty left on it.
http://pnwriders.com/motorcycles/189107-2012-ninja-250r-3k-miles-7-months-old-5-months-warranty-left.html
$2950. A screaming deal! Pristine condition (And I know - I see her every day!)

(http://www.gs500.net/gallery/data/504/medium/IMAG0528.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cheetahman on September 18, 2013, 08:28:32 AM
Here is another GS 500 in the north east.

http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/4067664623.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Zmerica19 on September 23, 2013, 02:46:52 PM
http://elmira.craigslist.org/mcy/4076950231.html

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/4082001395.html

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/4030032759.html  this one is a steal, seeing that my 2009 came with 10,000 miles
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on September 23, 2013, 03:28:57 PM
The 2003 would be Canadian since there were no 2003's sold in the USA.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: oz353 on September 24, 2013, 03:29:57 AM
i know nothing about it just came across it....

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/mcy/4087392068.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Soloratov on October 07, 2013, 08:48:51 PM
Just came across this gem right here in my town:

http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/4112179486.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Soloratov on October 15, 2013, 09:03:49 PM
and another....

http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/4131624898.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Soloratov on October 15, 2013, 09:07:12 PM
well, now, really?

http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/4091109872.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Soloratov on October 15, 2013, 09:11:58 PM
should have just made a new section for my area at this point.

http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/4102094126.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on October 16, 2013, 06:56:44 AM
No worries, that's what this threads for Solor!

$1800 for an 89 at the end of the riding season is a bit pricey.. I'd wait him a couple more months into the winter and low ball him! haha I'm the buyer that all sellers(including me) hate :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: kyled25 on October 18, 2013, 11:02:02 AM
Seems like a great end of season steal

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/4105662125.html (http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/4105662125.html)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GI_JO_NATHAN on October 18, 2013, 03:13:36 PM
should have just made a new section for my area at this point.

http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/4102094126.html
Mmm.  Survivor..!
Seems like a great end of season steal

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/4105662125.html (http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/4105662125.html)
That's looks like a good project.
Wonder about the mileage..
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NikonAndy on October 23, 2013, 04:09:28 PM
Project 1992 gs500 for $300.

Looks like bad con rod, which means....new engine. Ask me how I know? ;)

Not my sale, by the way, some guy in Puyallup, WA

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/4146637215.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on October 23, 2013, 04:18:02 PM
Clean title makes it worth it if the rest is decent. Titled frames go for $150-$350. Untitled frames $50 at most.
I don't have room for any more projects right now.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NikonAndy on October 23, 2013, 04:31:39 PM
He said "theft-recovery bought at auction", so I suspect it may have title issues, but who knows.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: tcmia on October 27, 2013, 07:56:43 PM
Here is one that's close by.

http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/mcy/4134052864.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: AlexT on November 11, 2013, 05:39:59 PM
$950! Good for parts or a project for someone in the area.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/mcy/4184939998.html (http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/mcy/4184939998.html)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: kyled25 on December 27, 2013, 12:10:25 AM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/mcy/4258585336.html (http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/mcy/4258585336.html) .... wish i had some extra cash
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Alan_nc on March 05, 2014, 03:09:39 AM
Here is another that looks to be in pretty good condition.

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/mcy/4360650050.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Alan_nc on March 07, 2014, 05:00:29 PM
They seem to be all over:

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/mcy/4357232126.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: danijuan on March 08, 2014, 11:42:38 AM
I have mine up for sale for any NorCal, Sacramento, San Francisco riders.
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4365729909.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cWj on March 26, 2014, 08:54:32 AM
Of course, right after I post a new topic for a craigslist find, I see that there's a thread dedicated to them.

Oops.

Late model F on Long Island, NY

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/mcy/4392927663.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: tcmia on March 29, 2014, 07:41:59 AM
http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/mcy/4396107230.html

Any ideas on this one? It is not too far, in case it is worth getting it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on March 29, 2014, 08:51:15 PM
Looks like it's been a 'track bike' ... Which is not a bad thing.... But unless he has them you gonna need lights and indicators etc ....

Also ... No fire from coil .... Problematic but usually fixable.... Having the engine crank by battery power  would be good though!! ... Make sure it's not a deadun ..... "No you can't try to crank it cos it won't start cos the coil has no fire!" ... Would be a deal breaker for sure.... No SPARK in the coil is one thing... But if seller is trying to hide a seized motor or rooted up bottom end... That's another...

It does look a tad unfinished for a track bike.... Wonder what happened with the OEM rear fairings?
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on March 29, 2014, 09:55:21 PM
Janxy speaks true words of wisdom.

I would just avoid that one unless you want a track bike. In reality it probably needs a new motor cause he fried a bearing or a rod pushing the little twin to hard at the track. Would be a cool a$$ track bike though. Nice track fairings too if he already got them fitted. But if you want a street legal GS just wait a little bit and you will find one that needs some work, but is in better shape than that bike.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cWj on March 29, 2014, 11:39:10 PM
http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/mcy/4383637782.html

Usually, I don't even bother clicking when there's no pics, but may be a good'un for a project.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/stn/mcy/4386133486.html

Depends on how negotiable "negotiable" is, but I'm willing to stop by and take pics video for someone interested. I'm on the Isle of Staten.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/mcy/4387805685.html

uhh... Yeah. I'll let one of you guys tell him what's wrong with this ad...perhaps there's some racetech, lithium ion or free fairings he forgot to mention.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: tcmia on March 30, 2014, 06:55:29 AM
Janxy speaks true words of wisdom.

I would just avoid that one unless you want a track bike. In reality it probably needs a new motor cause he fried a bearing or a rod pushing the little twin to hard at the track. Would be a cool a$$ track bike though. Nice track fairings too if he already got them fitted. But if you want a street legal GS just wait a little bit and you will find one that needs some work, but is in better shape than that bike.
Thanks for the good tips. I tried to contact the owner just to get more info and to find out if it has a title, but now response. So better stay away then. I considered it as a parts source, but if the motor is fried then there is probably not enough value in the rest of the bike to recoup the investment.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on March 30, 2014, 01:49:02 PM
Hmmm ...don't mean to confuse the issue further but...  I would say be wary of  problems, but don't blow it off altogether .... If you just want it for parts though then 600 is too much! .... I was mainly thinking of the situ as you wanted to turn it into a running bike, and then how much extra you may have to spend to do so , both in time and money.

From what I have seen on this forum over a couple years there are sometimes better deals for parts bikes on CL ... There have been similar deals with a more complete bike too! .... But it is all in what is actually right/wrong with that particular bike .... If it was in Aussie then the money wouldn't be too bad, considering what the wreckers charge for stuff, but the US seems to have a much lower price range. Theoretically you could still buy it, strip it and sell off all the parts to recoup what the seller is currently asking.... Probably ..... I'm thinking/guessing though that 3-400 would be a better price?!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: adidasguy on April 02, 2014, 11:11:25 AM
A wee-strooom  for $4400
Lots of add-ons but what about the 54k mileage?
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/4382984104.html

Another possibility
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/4397152124.html

Or a nicely tricked out beemer
http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/mcy/4387848757.html

or another beemer (in front of Touratech? I didn't know they were in Seattle!)
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/4402923815.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jacob92icu on April 02, 2014, 11:56:03 AM
Damn, you are really looking for a new sport tourer huh? And mainly the BMW lol.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Alan_nc on April 08, 2014, 01:40:17 AM
On Craigslist:  it's near Raleigh NC.  Been sitting there a few days so a low offer might get it.

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/mcy/4412119764.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tronspeed3 on April 08, 2014, 12:02:53 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/4411593169.html 
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Alan_nc on April 23, 2014, 05:04:30 PM
Another....

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/4437104551.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cWj on April 28, 2014, 03:42:27 PM
For CT/southern NY, northern NJ - 2000 fixer for $750, suspicious it needs intake manifolds and a valve adjustment. if I had it, I'd be all over it.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/mcy/4441045030.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: 91PblueGS on May 07, 2014, 12:55:49 PM
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/4457589192.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: tsnap on May 28, 2014, 01:05:18 PM
I have this parts bike 1992 in Kansas City area.

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/4479495209.html

my cell is listed in the ad.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cbrfxr67 on June 12, 2014, 11:59:32 AM
How much to offer,...I mean ofert,...?? :icon_razz:

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/4515517434.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on June 12, 2014, 12:14:15 PM
Is that one of the old, full Yoshi systems on there?

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cbrfxr67 on June 12, 2014, 12:30:53 PM
Got me bock  :icon_confused:,....he said to call him at 5pm after work so I'll inquire.  how much to ofert, how much to ofert,...is the question,....
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on June 12, 2014, 12:38:00 PM
Worth the effort if it can be had cheap. Some decent parts on there, plus no headlight, fender and it looks a little hacked. Definitely some leverage to chip em down with.

I'd be looking to have it south of $500, but I'm a low baller :2guns:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: BockinBboy on June 12, 2014, 12:40:43 PM
I dunno, man... find out why he needs to sell asap, see if its worth the amount he needs and go from there...

Looks like he has fitted Hyosung GT250 rearsets on there as well... whats the deal with the tank? fiberglass or just crappy paint job?...

Whole bike is in rough shape, but it could be fun for parts or project for the right price...

And yeah steez, I was feelin like $300 lol..

- Bboy
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cbrfxr67 on June 12, 2014, 01:19:14 PM
That's what I offered and he told me to come get it. ($300)  Then thought I'd see what you guys would advise,....I think I'll stall for two hundred and see if he'll take it.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on June 12, 2014, 01:26:59 PM
^ +1 applaud for you! Seller always wants more, buyer wants it for less. Who's better at the game? CBR is.(now find me a gif for this situation!)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cbrfxr67 on June 12, 2014, 01:44:19 PM
^ +1 applaud for you! Seller always wants more, buyer wants it for less. Who's better at the game? CBR is.(now find me a gif for this situation!)
says master negotiator  :bowdown:
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/steezin_and_wheezin/01_new%20buckets/IMG_5616_zps27cb7223.jpg)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on June 12, 2014, 06:22:55 PM
aw shucks :oops: haha
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on June 13, 2014, 02:58:46 PM
for the next exercise, you take it all apart, scatter the pieces around, have someone else try to reassemble it/them
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: gsGemini on June 21, 2014, 09:49:55 PM
Anyone looking for a nice project or parts bike in the bay area or Norcal

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/4524336498.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: bombsquad83 on June 26, 2014, 07:04:58 PM
I don't know why, but for some reason I like the look of this bike.  It's a 1981 Kawasaki 550 LTD.  I would put some drag bars on that thing and ride.

http://bn.craigslist.org/mcy/4528676245.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GS4me on June 27, 2014, 04:38:45 PM
I don't know why, but for some reason I like the look of this bike.  It's a 1981 Kawasaki 550 LTD.  I would put some drag bars on that thing and ride.

http://bn.craigslist.org/mcy/4528676245.html

If that was close to my area of PA, it would be in my driveway already :icon_mrgreen:

Nice little project. $500 and it has a title.... Can't ask for more.  That would be a nice little ride to customize a little and go
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Alan_nc on June 27, 2014, 04:54:56 PM
Here is a project for someone.

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/mcy/4542454042.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Soloratov on June 28, 2014, 12:03:12 PM
This is fantastic....

http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/4539781026.html (http://rochester.craigslist.org/mcy/4539781026.html)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Alan_nc on June 29, 2014, 01:56:16 AM
This one sounds to good to be true.

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/4544369344.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: wahoohaw on July 03, 2014, 10:03:39 PM
nice 97 in Virginia

http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/4537559847.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cWj on August 01, 2014, 07:15:19 PM
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/mcy/4597637698.html

2009 w/5300 miles already converted to neked.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: wahoohaw on August 05, 2014, 12:07:28 PM
http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/4582576790.html

"Cafe Racer"
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cbrfxr67 on August 05, 2014, 12:18:55 PM
http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/4582576790.html

"Cafe Racer"
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H8qQrWi1UFc/UfXw43WsXLI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/C7-PjXP467c/s1600/scratch-head03-idea-animated-animation-smiley-emoticon-000416-design.gif)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on August 05, 2014, 03:57:07 PM
http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/4582576790.html

"Cafe Racer"
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H8qQrWi1UFc/UfXw43WsXLI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/C7-PjXP467c/s1600/scratch-head03-idea-animated-animation-smiley-emoticon-000416-design.gif)

Hmm yes .... But it's still probably more detail work than a lot of 'cafe' builds around?!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jar75 on August 05, 2014, 09:31:49 PM
If you're in the Chicagoland /south burb area . Found this right now ;
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/4603987662.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: jar75 on August 06, 2014, 11:25:33 AM
Yes I agree sounds like he actually got the bike running mechanically sound. But my question is what's the wife expecting??? Ohhhh money from the sale !!! ( ok ok I'm being sarcastic of course. )


http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/4582576790.html

"Cafe Racer"
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H8qQrWi1UFc/UfXw43WsXLI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/C7-PjXP467c/s1600/scratch-head03-idea-animated-animation-smiley-emoticon-000416-design.gif)

Hmm yes .... But it's still probably more detail work than a lot of 'cafe' builds around?!

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Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: The Buddha on August 06, 2014, 05:17:11 PM
Yes I agree sounds like he actually got the bike running mechanically sound. But my question is what's the wife expecting??? Ohhhh money from the sale !!! ( ok ok I'm being sarcastic of course. )


http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/4582576790.html

"Cafe Racer"
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H8qQrWi1UFc/UfXw43WsXLI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/C7-PjXP467c/s1600/scratch-head03-idea-animated-animation-smiley-emoticon-000416-design.gif)

Hmm yes .... But it's still probably more detail work than a lot of 'cafe' builds around?!

I've seen and worked on that bike. That isn't as convoluted as many cafe builds I've seen. It almost looks right too ... IMHO the perimeter frame kills any chance of it ever looking like a true cafe. That aside, its not a bad build at all. Given you want a cafe, you can get a lot worse of a hack job. Heck, if you asked me to build you a cafe, it will be a lot worse.

Cool.
Buddha.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: wahoohaw on August 29, 2014, 09:14:26 PM
Found a nice one in Richmond VA. 6xxx miles. 2500$

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4643453236.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: wahoohaw on August 29, 2014, 09:18:49 PM
Lol... I kinda want this for some reason.
http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4643364733.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: yamahonkawazuki on August 29, 2014, 09:45:04 PM
Lol... I kinda want this for some reason.
http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4643364733.html
has the cag engine on it. Would be fun
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: crispy_22 on September 18, 2014, 08:25:17 PM
Yellow 99 in SD area.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/mcy/4663991180.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Alan_nc on October 08, 2014, 01:21:07 AM
Cheap one in Raleigh NC

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/4704475070.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on October 09, 2014, 08:02:00 PM
Not a GS but wow the seller's description of this Busa made me LOL... harder than I should have probably  :icon_mrgreen:
http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/4610526155.html

AND since I know this link will eventually expire, here is what it says...

"Let me ask you something. Do you want a bike with more balls than Godzilla on pcp? Then please, have a look at my mint condition 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa. This sloppy b*tch has just over 6000 miles on her sweet ass and will absolutely pucker your buckeye enough to bite a hole out of the seat. Cops? HA! They won't even try to chase this easy 200+Mph, fire breathing deamon with a thorn in its nutsack. The pros of owning this bike would undoubtedly include constant staring and being ogled by large breasted women of all ages. Also, the peasant folk seem to think your a god while upon its magical throne, often pointing and yelling, Jesus Christ! This bike is truly amazing and if your ready for what can only be described as having your heart ripped out of your ass by shear velocity, I have the bike for you. I have a Joe Rocket jacket and a Shoei helmet that go with it too."

lolz  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: The Buddha on October 10, 2014, 04:44:30 AM
Huh ... I've never seen - large breasted women of all ages near a busa ... I have however seen Massive Assed women of all ages

He he ... usually I pity the Busa, it looks like its giving her a wedgie and that can not be healthy for a busa.

Cool.
Buddha.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: wahoohaw on October 13, 2014, 06:16:22 PM
1997 for 1500$ in VA

http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/mcy/4713389945.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Alan_nc on October 15, 2014, 04:05:42 PM
07  1800

Now that should be a deal

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/mcy/4685402425.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: PantheraLeo on November 10, 2014, 01:30:40 PM
This looks like a pretty well-kept older E model with 17k or so on it for a pretty nice price.

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/mcy/4733824679.html

Corrected.... Of course, its an 'E'!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Old Mechanic on November 10, 2014, 02:04:47 PM
That bike used to be mine. Sold it and kept my 89. It's an E model.

regards
mech
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Mr3 on November 27, 2014, 11:37:15 PM
I found my 90 GS500e on Craigslist.. Best deal out there this time of year
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Alan_nc on November 30, 2014, 01:57:04 AM
http://greensboro.craigslist.org/mcy/4750789931.html

Here's one with low miles and a fairly good price.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GSRiderDad on December 04, 2014, 02:38:48 PM
Needs some cosmetic fixes, but this seems like a good deal for an 08:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/4776700547.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Old Mechanic on December 23, 2014, 06:12:46 PM
http://norfolk.craigslist.org/mcy/4776311308.html

not mine

regards
mech
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Elmojo on January 07, 2015, 07:43:48 PM
It's a good thing this isn't closer to me, I'd probably end up with 2 in my garage. :)

https://fayetteville.craigslist.org/mcy/4811211719.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cWj on January 14, 2015, 10:53:37 AM
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/4842500267.html

uh....ok.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: SmithvilleFlats on May 10, 2015, 09:58:17 AM
89 GS 33k mi with clipons and chin spoiler: $1000

http://binghamton.craigslist.org/mcy/5018415259.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GatorTrae on July 28, 2015, 05:37:48 PM
http://columbia.craigslist.org/mcy/5145299432.html (http://columbia.craigslist.org/mcy/5145299432.html)

1984 Kawasaki GPZ-750 Turbo - $750 
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on August 04, 2015, 08:27:00 AM
http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/5130371013.html

Poor GS... needs some TLC, I hate to see them this way  :icon_sad:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: NEEDmoreTIME on August 05, 2015, 02:18:05 PM
http://zanesville.craigslist.org/mcy/5156547355.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on August 11, 2015, 08:15:46 PM
http://altoona.craigslist.org/mcy/5145874151.html

A bit hard to understand the ad but wow only $600... neat paint too.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Janx101 on August 11, 2015, 09:02:03 PM
Sooooo. .. it's a idling, dropped, scratched, frozen brake caliper bike that also has great brakes? ...

check to see if he gives you the bike and cash or bike and PayPal credit? ... ;)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on August 11, 2015, 10:29:42 PM
Lmao yet again Janx you make me giggle :-D
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cWj on October 04, 2015, 06:03:54 PM
http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/mcy/5244025054.html

09
1000 miles
cracked fairing

$4000

{sideeye}
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Big Rich on October 07, 2015, 06:22:16 AM
Somebody get this pile o' parts before I do and try and make a project out of it:

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/5201490170.html

I figure for $600, there's gotta be some potential there.....
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cWj on October 16, 2015, 11:10:12 PM

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/5201490170.html

That ad makes me hurt in several ways, for several reasons.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Daeouse on October 17, 2015, 08:08:53 AM
From the middle of the Florida gulf coast:

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/mcy/5224960704.html (http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/mcy/5224960704.html)

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/mcy/5207211775.html (http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/mcy/5207211775.html)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: metatron on December 17, 2015, 12:27:10 AM
So pissed off, have not been checking the classifieds for about a week and missed a 98 (minus carbs) for $85...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on December 17, 2015, 08:32:51 AM
Damn! Smokin' deal.. Always use a classified alert program and never miss that fire sale again!

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Daeouse on December 17, 2015, 03:33:34 PM
Some in Florida:

GS-500f http://orlando.craigslist.org/mcy/5312812630.html (http://orlando.craigslist.org/mcy/5312812630.html)

GS-500e http://orlando.craigslist.org/mcy/5359240828.html (http://orlando.craigslist.org/mcy/5359240828.html)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on April 04, 2016, 02:51:18 PM
Here's another one with a seat that's gotta be uncomfortable  :icon_eek:

http://reading.craigslist.org/mcy/5489511230.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Hupjai on April 04, 2016, 04:57:35 PM
Here's another one with a seat that's gotta be uncomfortable  :icon_eek:

http://reading.craigslist.org/mcy/5489511230.html

"The Punisher"  :D
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on April 04, 2016, 05:04:11 PM
LOLOLOL YES!!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Hupjai on April 04, 2016, 05:34:50 PM
Y'all  saw the decal on the tank, right? :3
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: hedgehog88 on April 11, 2016, 08:38:40 AM
Reflectors and Lights.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?requestSource=b&adId=1155231551
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Panda_Noob on April 15, 2016, 02:10:47 PM
I'm new to motorcycles and looking to pick up a cheap one to learn on, Saw a GS500 in my price range, and in my area. Think this is any good? Almost picked it up right when I sat on it, but thought I'd do some research. Has 34k miles, If I can remember, and it's going for $1895, a bit much?

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcd/5539314686.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on April 15, 2016, 07:52:28 PM
It looks pretty good to me! And it only has 3,857 miles on it...  8)

Welcome to the forum!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Panda_Noob on April 15, 2016, 08:13:45 PM
It looks pretty good to me! And it only has 3,857 miles on it...  8)

Welcome to the forum!  :cheers:

Oh derp haha, see im new here lol. Thanks for the welcome :cheers:
Going to pick it up tomorrow 😄😄
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on April 16, 2016, 07:52:16 AM
Awesome!!!  :star:

I hope you stick around and post some pics and share your experiences... plus you'll learn a lot! Pretty much anything you'd want to know about the GS can be found here. It will amaze you  :D
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: lucas on April 16, 2016, 04:41:50 PM
Here's another one with a seat that's gotta be uncomfortable  :icon_eek:

http://reading.craigslist.org/mcy/5489511230.html

"The Punisher"  :D

Oh NO!  I get beat up by the stock seat bad enough as it is if I don't brace before braking hard.  I can't imagine how I could keep from going cross-eyed riding that monstrosity.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Hupjai on May 06, 2016, 09:48:23 AM
Y'all remember this fella?

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/5572641662.html

Looks like this is the same person:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/5572643560.html

I inquired about what happened to the carbs. He responds, "I took the carbs off, fell asleep."  :nono:

I'm tempted to pick it up and repaint it something decent.  :embarassed:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on May 06, 2016, 01:23:29 PM
Wow that paint is wild!!! Kinda reminds me of my car  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Hupjai on May 06, 2016, 05:03:10 PM
Wow that paint is wild!!! Kinda reminds me of my car  :icon_mrgreen:

Go Warriors!

I'm not a sports fan... I just know the team. hahaha
Title: 2001 GS500 Morristown NJ
Post by: cWj on May 21, 2016, 02:24:10 PM
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/5567466138.html


About 30 miles west of NYC. 2,078 miles. Seller claims the tank is rust free, though carbs weren't drained before storage.

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on June 07, 2016, 12:53:32 PM
With my GS back in the collection(and back for sale) I've seen a couple other gs' that have caught my eye. This one has no photos and a stated bad engine, but going for a steal! Especially if the fairings aren't thrashed.
http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/mcy/5592456447.html

If I end up doing the yamaha RD engine swap on my current gsF- I'll likely pick up something like this^ and swap my good engine into it to resell. I'm getting to the point in life that I don't want to ever have to break a bike for parts again. So now all my pipe dream projects have side set projects to cobble together what's left into another running two wheeler
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Big Rich on June 07, 2016, 01:05:31 PM
Shoot, I wish something like that would show up around here.... I have a GS engine missing camshafts, but I do have a GR650 engine I could stuff in.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Hupjai on June 14, 2016, 12:19:48 PM
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcy/5628245735.html

This fella is out in San Jose, CA. Just lowered the price from $700 to $650 last night. haha

I'd pick it up if I had the space and capitol.

Sounds like they just need to tighten the clutch cable....
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on June 14, 2016, 01:31:13 PM
oooooo yeah that GS looks like it could shine... a good wash and detail with some wax on the tank...  :cool:

agreed about the clutch cable... probably turn the idle screw to get that idle speed down too...

I like these bikes in yellow and that seat is certainly a bonus!!  :star:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Joester41 on July 07, 2016, 01:41:13 PM
oh man, look at this super awesome custom scrambler somebody is selling...........

http://lancaster.craigslist.org/mcy/5650321051.html (http://lancaster.craigslist.org/mcy/5650321051.html)

 :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on July 07, 2016, 02:15:33 PM
 :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o

That there bike is gonna make someone very happy.

GLWTS and I hope the future owner really really really takes care of it  :cheers:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Tekime on July 08, 2016, 01:48:05 AM
Wow, that custom is super clean!  :icon_eek: :bowdown:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on August 18, 2016, 06:39:59 PM
'98 ?  Hmm....

There's been some things done to this '98, that's for sure...

http://altoona.craigslist.org/mcy/5735986006.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on August 18, 2016, 06:41:48 PM
This one's pretty neat... I like the color

http://altoona.craigslist.org/mcy/5724024782.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Endopotential on October 20, 2016, 10:43:36 PM
If anyone by SF wants a bunch of free parts...  would love to have my extras go to a good home for FREE!!!

tail plastic
decent condition front and rear sprockets
upper triple tree
stock pedals, along with passenger pegs
rear shock

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/zip/5833959577.html







Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: chrisafitz78 on October 27, 2016, 08:50:07 AM
I will be taking a look at this sometime this weekend:


http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/5843217360.html


I already have my 2000 GS500E, but my girlfriend had her eye on mine if I got another bike. This seems low risk. If I get it and she doesn't like riding, it should be easy to sell one of them for basically what I paid. I was looking at a guy in town selling an SV650 as my next bike, and I know a guy selling a dumped Yamaha GTS 1000 that could make a cool fixer-upper, but both are more expensive.


I don't know what "runs fine with TLC" means, but my guess is "Bring a trailer"


First thing would be to sell the F-style front end and get a headlight. I would rather it be naked.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: mattoos on November 13, 2016, 03:15:10 PM
I'm selling GS500F fairings complete, including headlight and indicators

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/mpo/5874953375.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Hupjai on November 16, 2016, 02:24:52 PM
Check out the custom side/side plastics!

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/5862625122.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on November 16, 2016, 03:04:51 PM
omg those signals are teeeeeeny weenie!!! haha had to get real close to the screen and squint to see 'em... old lady style lmao... really neat idea for the headlight though, I bet that thing is bright af
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: mr72 on November 16, 2016, 03:52:58 PM
V-twin!

couldn't help it.

Half of the cars on CL in Austin say they have a "V4" engine.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: GSteve on December 05, 2016, 12:47:54 AM
Ah! Big Rich!  You've always got something interesting to say. I have a GR650 Motor but have been thinking about finding a second Motor either as a source of spares or, if it were fresher than the one I have, use it for a project. I have taken measurements of both motor and a GS 450 frame and it will definitely fit. The 450 is 6" shorter, 3" lower and 2" narrower. From pictures I've seen it looks like there's more clearance than the GS500 but I don't have one hear to compare. I have firearms for a potential trade. I have a trade-school certificate (two year program) as a gunsmith and I mention that because I never buy sell or trade junk.

Steve Leek "GSteve" radioflyer@lisco.com
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Big Rich on December 05, 2016, 12:07:23 PM
Wait, what?

Pm incoming.....
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Dwayne on December 05, 2016, 05:42:58 PM
I have a GS450E, a GR650 and a GS500. If you need measurements, let me know.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: rscottlow on June 30, 2017, 06:08:31 AM
https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/6160277369.html

This has been for sale since before I bought my GS last February. I had inquired about it, but he never got around to sending me any photos (all he had posted on the CL ad at the time was the stock photo). I was looking for something pretty much ready to ride, and I wasn't going to drive a couple hours to look at a bike that the seller couldn't even send me pictures of.

Fast forward almost a year and a half...for $800 it sounds like a pretty good deal on a complete bike. If I had the time, money, and space for a project, I'd be really tempted. It sure could make for a nice looking bike given some TLC...
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on June 30, 2017, 10:40:53 AM
Oh wow that is nice!!! :bstar: The bike AND the price :thumb:
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: rscottlow on June 30, 2017, 11:03:26 AM
Oh wow that is nice!!! :bstar: The bike AND the price :thumb:

Yeah, I really like it. I'd have a hard time convincing my wife I need another bike, though.
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cbrfxr67 on July 07, 2017, 07:15:33 AM
https://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/6207843169.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: cbrfxr67 on July 13, 2017, 06:49:28 AM
anybody looking for an engine,..

https://houston.craigslist.org/mpo/6217269056.html

2005 Suzuki GS500 motor - $450 (242/1314)
© craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap

(google map)

make / manufacturer: Suzuki
2005 Suzuki GS500 motor.
Removed because of frame damage. Had only 5k miles. At time of removal. It was winterized and sealed in plastic from that point on.
It ran great. There was no issues.
If interested text 3374859296.
I will not deliver. I'm asking 450$
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: rscottlow on July 18, 2017, 12:06:41 PM
Looks like a good deal on a VStrom...high mileage, but ridden by an older guy moving to a trike.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/d/suzuki-dl-vstrom/6224671248.html (https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/d/suzuki-dl-vstrom/6224671248.html)
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: e_cho93 on July 20, 2019, 08:04:13 PM
- Selling 1993 Suzuki GS500E -
Professionally cleaned and tuned carburetor
Regularly maintained (at least while I've had it)
Great runner and perfect starter bike that can still hustle!
Approx. 9500 miles on it, no internal problems - only small cosmetic damage.
Gas tank is has small dent on the left side would be the main one, and some paint chipping
on the back of the front fender - everything else is just useage wear, you know how it is.
Wheels and tires are still clean and solid, brakes have been done.
Just needs some TLC, only selling because I want to get a bigger bike.
Will include the Clymer manual (teardown & rebuild) with it.
If you want to test ride it please have your endorsement, and be cool with me
holding your license while you're on your ride. (just because I've hear horror stories
about jacked bikes) Sold as is, any questions shoot me a text.
CLEAN AZ TITLE IN HAND!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Raymcolon on October 22, 2019, 05:33:45 PM
https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/mcy/d/yucca-valley-suzuki-gs500/7003577092.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: Random00 on March 25, 2020, 09:58:25 AM
https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/mcy/d/yucca-valley-suzuki-gs500/7003577092.html
Post not found.  I guess he sold it already!
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: brucedavidculver on March 25, 2020, 12:26:58 PM
https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/mcy/d/yucca-valley-suzuki-gs500/7003577092.html

I was looking for that one and found this one instead.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/mcy/d/washington-suzuki-gs500/7097354214.html
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: steezin_and_wheezin on July 31, 2020, 01:07:50 PM
Glad to see this thread still gets bumped up every now and then! I've noticed since craigs start charging for Motorcycle listings that Facebook marketplace has been the go to for cheap projects
Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: lucas on August 07, 2020, 03:51:04 PM


https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/d/san-francisco-suzuki-gs500/7171724230.html

Title: Re: Craigslist Finds
Post by: ShowBizWolf on August 08, 2020, 01:43:45 AM
Darn, I missed it!