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Is it me?

Discussion in 'Access Norton Pub' started by Sport75073, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. o0norton0o

    o0norton0o

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    Sport, I'm a philosophical person. I believe that people who lie and steal, also think that everyone else lies and steals. And with that belief goes any problem with their conscience... They aren't capable of being a better person, nor capable of treating anyone else well, unless there's something in it for them. I have a family member who is this way, so I know this scenario well.

    I don't think a person can do better than buying a commando off of one of the enthusiasts here. They probably know the quality of the bike they are selling better than most sellers would. By participating here they also show a value for the continuation of the quality of the commando. I've never bought a commando here, but I've gotten helpful info, bought and sold parts fairly, and had work done from members here.

    WHO you buy your commando from can be as important as how much you pay for it, although I've seen people here get lucky and buy a really great commando from a craigslist advert at a great price too... Deals with other commando enthusiasts here has worked out well for me every time.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018
  2. batrider

    batrider

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Not so sure about that. Famous quote from someone on this forum... "Gotta eat".
     
  3. DDaC

    DDaC

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    May 30, 2017
    This is an interesting discussion. The seller is a crook. I am faced with wanting to sell my '71 Dunstall Norton, which I have owned since 1973, and don't want to be a crook when I sell it. Spending the last year bringing it back to life required many decisions about keeping it as original as possible, but making it driveable (e.g.electronic ignition). As mentioned above in the forum, some wearing and corroded parts, including a replacement tank that won't be eaten by ethanol gasoline, are not available. So, how does one assign a value for a one-of-a-kind, running, fun motorbike? Hopefully, the buyer will know that if he has to kick-start it, it will require attention between rides.
     
  4. Danno

    Danno

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    Feb 7, 2010
    Buying any used vehicle sight unseen is an exercise in faith. Sorry to hear yours was violated.

    Before buying, take a look, hear it run, maybe take a short ride. Then you'll have an idea of what it's worth to you.
     
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