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Old 05-19-2003, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Anyone in Dallas wanna help me whip some ass? Bike minor accident #1.

My post from the bike forum. The guy I bought the bike from lives in Dallas.....


I ended up getting one of the Fieldsheer jackets from M.U on Friday. Good thing cause I ended up laying the bike down on the freeway on the way home. I was going up 610 bridge when all of the sudden I had a power failure, yes, going up the bridge with no shoulders. I had no power at all, no throttle, no lights, nothing. Awww sheeeet. So, I motioned to the guy behind me to slow down with me. He thought I meant go around, so I motioned for him to get back behind me and slow down with me. I slowed to about 40mph pretty quickly. To my left was a little "mini-shoulder" about 20 inches wide which borderd the wall, but the problem was it was raised about 4 1/2 inches but if I could get up there it would be adequate for me to be a lot safer than in the left lane on 610 bridge at 6:30pm stopped. So I ended up getting on the mini-shoulder but I then hit small pieces of gravel causing the bike to slide from under me and hitting the wall. I was perfectly fine, not a scratch, thanks to the jacket. The shift lever, left panel, and stater cover were toast. The left panel is actually pretty OK, just needs new decals. The shift lever was broken and the stater cover was ground through. Parts should be in on Saturday this week. The whole problem of this all??? Your not going to believe this.

I have had problems before with the tach and seedo cutting on and off on me, but never no throttle before. I took the seat off and the guy I had bought it from had the + terminal held on with a twist-tie!!!! and the - terminal was very loose. I turned the ignition on and moved the battery forword a little, BAM. It cutts off and re-cycles is self. I did that a few times to make sure that it was infact the problem and I didn't have a major electrical problem. I'm gonna go kick some ass real quick.....
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Old 05-19-2003, 12:16 PM   #2
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sorry to hear of your mishap, but I wouldnt put full blame on the seller, you should have inspected the vehicle prior to operating it.

okay granted.. that was piss-poor on the seller's part for attaching to the terminal like that... but why hadnt you looked over all your connections previously? Like a good fine tooth comb inspection of the vehicle just after (or during purchase)
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Old 05-19-2003, 12:18 PM   #3
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sorry to hear of your mishap, but I wouldnt put full blame on the seller, you should have inspected the vehicle prior to operating it.

okay granted.. that was piss-poor on the seller's part for attaching to the terminal like that... but why hadnt you looked over all your connections previously? Like a good fine tooth comb inspection of the vehicle just after (or during purchase)
I'm not balming it all on him by anymeans..... it was partially my fault too.
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Old 05-19-2003, 12:21 PM   #4
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I'm not balming it all on him by anymeans..... it was partially my fault too.
oh ok, just checking

then I'd say no ass whippings should be in order
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Old 05-19-2003, 12:23 PM   #5
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oh ok, just checking

then I'd say no ass whippings should be in order
If he would answer my phone calls....
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Old 05-19-2003, 12:33 PM   #6
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Why not get a lawyer to do the whip ass for you? Seems to me that if the previous owner sold you the bike knowing that it was not safe, he could not only be liable but most likely criminally negligent. Of course, it would be his word against yours that the problem was not pointed out at the time of sale. I would still call a lawyer.

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Old 05-19-2003, 12:33 PM   #7
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then I'd say no ass whippings should be in order
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Old 05-19-2003, 12:36 PM   #8
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Why not get a lawyer to do the whip ass for you? Seems to me that if the previous owner sold you the bike knowing that it was not safe, he could not only be liable but most likely criminally negligent. Of course, it would be his word against yours that the problem was not pointed out at the time of sale. I would still call a lawyer.

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I've got a witness that was with me when I picked her up and dropped him off a check. He said nothing to me about the battery.
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Old 05-19-2003, 12:51 PM   #9
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Old 05-19-2003, 02:58 PM   #10
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I've got a witness that was with me when I picked her up and dropped him off a check. He said nothing to me about the battery.
There you go. Go get him. Even though the witness would be considered bias, it seems you have enough to do it. For it to be ironclad I think you would need a bill of sale that says the seller is selling you a vehicle that is free of problems insofar as he knows. On the hand I assume he does not have one that says you bought the bike "as is". Maybe you could recoup your losses or even get your money back.

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Old 05-19-2003, 03:47 PM   #11
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There you go. Go get him. Even though the witness would be considered bias, it seems you have enough to do it. For it to be ironclad I think you would need a bill of sale that says the seller is selling you a vehicle that is free of problems insofar as he knows. On the hand I assume he does not have one that says you bought the bike "as is". Maybe you could recoup your losses or even get your money back.

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It's time to call the "sis"(sister). Good ol'e corporate lawyer.
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Old 05-19-2003, 04:02 PM   #12
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Greg, I wish I would have talked to you before buying. I have about 13 years exp with Suzuki sportbikes. I would have checked it out (all externals of course) for free. Good luck with your purchase. I just sold the last bike (98 GSXR 750) to an older gentleman. He called a few weeks ago with a couple of questions, which I was more than glad to help with. My bike was mint for a 98, and well taken care of.

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Greg, I wish I would have talked to you before buying. I have about 13 years exp with Suzuki sportbikes. I would have checked it out (all externals of course) for free. Good luck with your purchase. I just sold the last bike (98 GSXR 750) to an older gentleman. He called a few weeks ago with a couple of questions, which I was more than glad to help with. My bike was mint for a 98, and well taken care of.

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Wish I would have known that before too

Thanks for the offer though!
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Old 05-19-2003, 05:22 PM   #14
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"Anyone in Dallas wanna help me whip some ass? Bike minor accident #1."

hmmm, number 1.... sounds like you anticipate many more
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"Anyone in Dallas wanna help me whip some ass? Bike minor accident #1."

hmmm, number 1.... sounds like you anticipate many more
Well, everyone "drops" their bikes at least once so hopefully that was my one time. A friend of mine dropped his at a stoplight after getting his shoe lace caught in the shifter and was leaning over to see what the problem was. He leaned over to far and fell I did the same thing but didn't fall, rather I pulled over onto a sidewalk and checked it out.......... without falling over.
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Old 05-20-2003, 12:17 PM   #16
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Maybe you could recoup your losses or even get your money back.

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does this mean you can keep the bike and get your money back,

or

you have to give the bike back, but get all your money back, plus you got to ride the bike for free
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does this mean you can keep the bike and get your money back,

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you have to give the bike back, but get all your money back, plus you got to ride the bike for free
I think he means sue for the cost of the bike. Therefor, keep the bike.
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Old 05-20-2003, 01:51 PM   #18
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I think he means sue for the cost of the bike. Therefor, keep the bike.
heh. I do not think that even in a ligation friendly state you could get away with that. The best outcomes would be to either recoup the cost of fixing the bike (including both damage and battery terminal repair) or return the bike and getting the money back. IMO these are extreme best outcomes. This economy is based on "buyer beware" mindset and it may not be too easy since you knew there was a problem with the bike before the accident (i.e. the tach/speedo cutting out).

Something nearly similiar happened to me on a bike. On the way home once, the lights kept nearly cutting out. When I got home I tore down the bike until I found a loose wire going into the igntion. I was very glad I did the troubleshooting to figure it out because it would have been very painful to have the engine cut out while in gear on a fast corner. Which could have happened to you.

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I was very glad I did the troubleshooting to figure it out because it would have been very painful to have the engine cut out while in gear on a fast corner. Which could have happened to you.

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Holly sheit. I didn't even think about that....... scary.
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Glad to see you're ok. Probs a good idea not to whoop the seller.
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