Hadn't been on TT for a few days, got on today and saw the 'Dear PO' thread I started was closed, then saw the thread that the actual PO of my bike started, also closed, hadn't seen it before. Maybe not appropriate to start a new thread, but since they were closed and I wanted to respond I will. The mods will pull it if they think it shouldn't be in here.
Anyway, wow that's a lot of vitriol on a website about motorcycles based on a partially fictitious humor thread/post.
For the record the guy I bought it from (Hix) DID handle the transaction honestly and directly. I have no problem in real life with how it went down. He did not misrepresent the bike in any way. Also, someone owned it before him, he's not the only 'PO'.
For the record, I WAS a newb and I DID drop the bike on the ice on the test ride, even after Hix told me there was ice. Ooops, embarrassing:blush: , total newb move. (I have more, believe me:-) Too bad it wasn't on cam, I can only imagine what it looked like:
Hix: "watch out, there's ice down there."
Me: "OK" (falls on large sheet of black ice 10 seconds later)
Hix: (Rolls eyes)
For the record, there was some exaggeration in the post (he obviously did not rub concrete in the keyhole, for example). But a lot of the stuff on the bike was as in the post. It was supposed to be funny. I still think it is, and I'm glad it's lived on and raised people's ire. That's how I roll.
For the record, if you got all bent about this (except for Hix) and don't get the humor, I'm not really concerned about that.
For the record, I am man enough to apologize for my mistakes: Hix, sorry, didn't mean to offend you personally, or represent you in reality as a bad guy, or make fun of the real you. I don't mind taking a beating on the forum from people I don't know for being a n00b. But not my intent to make fun of a real person in public. Not my style to build myself up by tearing others down. Take this as a sincere apology if that's how you took my post.