Anyways, I got to work on contacting a few of the listers on the 27th. The first 3 bikes I called on were already taken or at least I am guessing they were because I did not get any calls back after 2 days. This was getting a bit discouraging, but I had 17 more bikes to go so I got back on it on the 28th. The first bike I called on was probably one of the best and worst deals I found. It was a 2003 883 with 2,500 miles on it. The big problem was that it had been laid down in a "low speed" accident which rendered the bike unrideable and it was also in Palm Desert. This meant that I would have to drive a 100 miles either to be stoked on a good find, or really pissed because the owner had not been upfront about how bad the bike was damaged.
Yesterday morning, I set off to Palm Desert with my hopes high (probably a bad idea) and my Dad, John Ellis (master of all thing mechanical), to check the bike out. We showed up to find a pretty clean bike which certainly had low miles on it and was certainly not rideable. Riding it would have been good, but I knew that as long as we could hear it run and it did not make any horrific noises it would be fine. We got the bike started by jumping it using the current owner's Subaru Outback. The bike sang like a bird and I was sold. We promptly completed the transaction, loaded the bike and got going back to Temecula. Here's some pics of the mighty steed.
Hardcore biker bullshit was sprinkled here and there all over the bike. Its an 883 Sportster, there's nothing hard about it.
Can anyone say, "Any Which Way But Loose?" Doesn't this guy know that if he runs with the Black Widows he's gonna get a beatdown from Filo Beddoe?
The only scratches found on the motor from the low speed crash. I'll replace this cover and take some emery cloth to the main cover and she'll be back to new in no time.
This is the reason the bike sat for so long and only has 2,500 miles on it. The owner did not want to get this shock bolt replaced. I'll bet even a Harley Shop couldn't of charged more than $200 to get this fixed. Oh well, I'll be cutting that off anyways.