Craigslist detroit seller vs china girl

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  1. clashed13

    clashed13 Member

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    So im looking to buy a new kit I found this add on craigslist and called the guy

    https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/bik/5633318344.html

    He said he gets them all ported all amercan hardware and would be the best motor you can get around anywhere. I dont know if I beleive him if anybody can give me some info on this dudes motor kits or should I just buy a china girl. Can someone call him and give me more info?
     
  2. turnofftheradio

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    I've been watching that guys adds for a while. His bikes have looked mostly well done. There were a couple a while back that looked a little sketchy. Lately, they have looked nice. Never have spoke or met him before. But it's not right next door to me either. What's keeping you from calling and checking them out? Are you real far from Troy?
     
  3. clashed13

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    im from detroit. He said he machines the pistons and everything.
    i might want to get one of his but than again im not sure if he just says that.
     
  4. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    look back thru threads here & you'll see that bad mounting h/w hasn't been much of a problem since balanced cranks came out - pistons might be touched up a bit, but that doesn't seem necessary for good running

    all-in-all, that sticker saying "made in detroit' on the clutch cover casts a bit of suspicion on his whole operation
     
  5. clashed13

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    yeah i want him to send me a piic of the kit
     
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    I called he said its a hellcat motor? hes like its the best motor made 30 day warranty he wouldnt send me a pic either I think hes bull****ting he probably just made it all look nice
     
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    i called i think hes bull****tting and hes really pushy about it, saying he got a friend he gets at from ford.
     
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    seems a good bike - kents sometimes take a bit of work for front motor mount, but nothing horrible
     
  10. Chaz

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    If the guy won't send you a few pics of the port work and the kit, that sends up a red flag for me. Forget him.
     
  11. turnofftheradio

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    Why not just go take a test ride? Lots of socially awkward people build good stuff. You will know if it's good because your butt will tell ya. I recently got a couple of gaskets off a guy from Craigslist in Westland. He had some interesting stuff as well as one of those newfangled electric start ones. I have his # if u can't find it.
     
  12. MotoMagz

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    I'm close to home..many red flags and lots of stickers that mean nothing. He built a lot of bikes past year and a half but look at some of the pictures they have almost all their bikes still! He does nothing but buy some machined parts a put them on. A custom build like he says he is would make a custom mount and might even throw alittle js on it so the engine isn't hanging of the side of the bike. Bottom line nothing is custom and he has a buddy in Clarkston selling same bikes
     

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