Pssst! The original post came in July 2009...I'm pretty sure he bought the bike back then too.I bought mine without a test drive. I started it up to hear how it sounded and did a full 360 inspection on it and then wrote the check. Unless it has ridiculously high miles or has signs that it has been dropped, then I don't see any reason to be skiddish about the purchase. However, if the seller starts to smell a bit scammy, then that is the point I would cut bait and walk. There are a lot of scammers out there who put up pictures of desirable bikes and then post a price that is so low that it is hard to stop thinking about it. It sounds like this guy is a legit seller, so you shouldn't have too much to worry about. Worst case scenario is that you just turn around and sell the bike and probably break even.
I figured that. I was just responding for posterity in case someone came along the thread with similar questions.Pssst! The original post came in July 2009...I'm pretty sure he bought the bike back then too.
Don't feel bad...nearly everyone has done it...you think you're replying well and providing good information...and then you realize the post you're answering was written back when they were inventing Dirt.
Hang in there, you'll be fine.
At least you're trying to contribute.
In my opinion, that is just validating their bad behavior.They would not let me test ride it... I liked it. I bought it. I love it! Go figure?