So I find a used 2011 Highball…and of course it’s 10 hours away from me.
The seller (100% feedback on ebay) guaranteed me that it’s in “like new” condition, it has under 1000 miles, etc. It all sounds great, but then I take a closer look at the pictures. The bike is pretty dirty….but take a closer look at that crankcase. I’ve owned a number of bikes, and I don’t recall the crankcase being so discolored.
the gasket on my primary cover allows a little bit of seepage like that as well. It tends to be more noticeable when I don't wash the bike regularly and the dust sticks to the oily surface. It's never formed droplets or felt "wet" or even "damp," so I've continued to lump it into the category of "ain't broke, don't fix." Even dabbing at it with a paper towel seems to not pick up any oily wetness of any type, so I don't worry about it.
The scuff on the tank could be from just about anything, so who knows? Doesn't look like it's been dropped or anything.
It mostly looks like it's been allowed to get quite dusty really. Is he throwing out a pretty good deal on it?
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I think his definition of "like new" is different then mine.
I may point these things out to him and see what he says...now I'm just curious as well....
You now KNOW it's not "like new" so if you think his price for it in the condition you see it in is acceptable then I don't think you have any problems. Go pick it up. Or are you trying to get the seller to come down some in price due to the fact that it has dust and dirt on it that could easily be washed off?
I always recommend that if anyone is going to invest in a bike, car, plane, boat, etc that costs more than $5K that they should also make the minor investment in travel to review it IN PERSON before you buy it. If it is a good deal then you are riding back on it. If it's not a good deal, the visit will have been time well spent to have avoided a potential costly mistake. I don't see where your problem is. Get over there and check it out.
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I dont see the big deal it is dirty, looks like it is in the back of a shop. My bike is covered in a film of dust after night sitting in my garage. Vic factory warranty is what 2 years the bike has such low mileage not much could of been done to hurt it. Go check it out or ask for some pics of the bike cleaned up. If the sale is offered by a non motorcycle guy say through an estate sale or something like that they might not care to clean it up first and may not even think of it. The seepage around the crankcase is pretty normal mine got better after a few thousand miles and is not anywhere as noticeable as the pics you show. Anyway if the factory warranty is still in place and you get a good deal I wouldn't care about some dirt.