Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2016 2:32 am
 Subject: Craigslist Issues

I ran into some issues selling my bike on CL and am looking for some guidance. I left my 07 Ninja 250 sitting for a while ago after I graduated college and brought it with me down to Georgia. I am now moving to Alaska and decided to sell it on Craigslist. I listed it for $650 including that the bike had been sitting for a year and wasn't running, but would probably be fine with a carb rebuild. The guy who came to buy it asked if there were any mechanical issues, and I told him that it was running fine before I left it sitting. I offer to let him open up whatever he wants, but he said "no, I trust you" and decides to take the bike as is. He comes back the next day with a truck, buys the bike, and contacts me 2 days later saying that the top end of the engine was damaged, because someone had installed the cam shaft 180 degrees off time, that valves were bent, screws were loose/missing and the engine likely wouldn't run as is.

He is now saying that he overpaid for the bike and wants at least $200 back, because of the money that he is going to have to put into it to get it running again, including rebuilding the top end of the engine. I bought the bike with about 1500 miles, and put about 1800 more miles on it without any mechanical issues. The only time I opened the engine cover was to check the valve clearance, and everything looked fine when I did. If there was any mis-installation, it was the previous owner of the bike that did it. Does it sound like this guy is trying to scam me? I didn't have any knocking or other engine problems that I have read about with bent valves recently. I'm not very knowledgeable about all of the internal engine components, so it's hard for me to even make a value judgment on his story checking out. Thanks for your help.
Post Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 12:27 am
 Subject: It's craigslist. No refunds.

You don't know what that guy did to the bike already. He might have screwed it up. You offered him to check things before buying - he refused.

Just say no and forget about it. Good luck with the move.
Post Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 12:44 pm
 Subject: Assuming that your side of the story posted here is legit

Then it sounds like he's trying to scam you. The '07 and older models didn't need to do anything to the cams or chain to adjust the valves, only the newer ones require removing the cams to set valve clearance. He probably is assuming that the '07 is like the later models and is lying to you to get some money back. In fact, it would not surprise me if he has already flipped the bike. If the damage is real, it's probable that he did it himself.

Explain to him that since you and he didn't sign any agreement or contract stating that he was entitled to any kind of refund that there won't be a refund, and that you're terribly sorry about that.
Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:48 pm
 Subject: Refund?; What MIK said! add to it piss off!

Post Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:28 pm
 Subject: Ummm

I'm late but tell that douchebag to pound sand. There is no way it ran at all with the cam in 180 degrees off. He took it as is. ANY problems are on him.. Too bad so sad.... unless you're the douchebag and slagged off a damaged bike to this poor unsuspecting man.


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