Well, it’s gone. The guy came over this morning and loaded it up on a trailer and took it away.
I have to admit that I feel a little bit of cool draining from my body. It’s not too bad though, because I do have a plan. I’ll tell you about that later.
Here is a little history…I placed an ad to sell my motorcycle (1993 GSXR 1100) on three of my own websites. I knew these websites would come in handy. I got a lot of great response. I had the bike listed for $2,375, the bluebook value of the bike. Then, I changed my mind. I took the bike out of the garage and shined it up a little bit. Then, I cruised over to the local DMV to get the lowdown on registration. All I needed to do was to drive the bike over there and get it done. Easy enough.
When I got home, I went for a little ride down the road. Everything ran great, so I parked it in the garage. The next morning, the house stunk of gasoline, so I went down to the garage and noticed gas dripping out of the exhaust pipe connection. Since I am an expert mechanic, I knew the issue was a sticky float in one of the carburetors. Really, it’s not a difficult issue to deal with, if I was the kind of person who dealt with that kind of stuff.
My father told me that all I had to do was to get some good gas in there and go for a long ride. I knew this was true, but I have had my eye on a nice fuel injected motorcycle for some time. I edited my listings online and brought the price down to $750 for a quick sale. Within hours, I had responses to the ads. I also didn’t want to start the bike up because the exhaust had gasoline in it. If I started it up, either flames would shoot out of the exhaust or I would blow up, along with the motorcycle. Not my cup of tea.
The funny thing about the story is that the guy who emailed about the motorcycle is from the same town as us. He had to drive about six minutes to get here. He gave it a once over and then took it home where he is going to either just get it going or tear it down to clean the carburetors. Either way, he got a great bike at a great price.
Now, for my plan…check this out…oh, I’ll just wait until I get it.