Holding bike for a soldier? : Yamaha R1 Forum
» Insurance
» Yamaha R1 Prices
» Sponsors

General Motorcycle Discussions Any general discussions related to Motorcycles goes in here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
RC-DEVIL
I eat my R1
 
RC-DEVIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Bikes: 06 R1, 01 RC51, 75 CB550f Cafe
Location: atl
Posts: 381
Holding bike for a soldier?

guy want to buy my bike but is deployed till Feb. says he will gimmie 600 bucks that i can keep if he no shows or doesnt like the bike....sounds pretty legit?

he says 600 is mine whatever happens, the rest he gives me on possession/ test drive of the bike

what do you guys think? im not military but i appreciate soldiers, worth helpin this guy out? or na?
__________________
2003 Honda RC51...pure sex
2010 r1 resto(work in progress)
RC-DEVIL is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-29-2012, 03:16 PM   #2
SakiBomb
Herro!
 
SakiBomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Bikes: 05 R1
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,571
All up to you and how much you wanna sit on selling your bike

You're not giving him anything so I don't see any risk. If anything, just have him annotate it somewhere that the $600 is for you to keep and he can't demand it back... Or just have him PayPal it to you as a gift.
SakiBomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
RC-DEVIL
I eat my R1
 
RC-DEVIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Bikes: 06 R1, 01 RC51, 75 CB550f Cafe
Location: atl
Posts: 381
i mean im in GA and theres no rush to sell with the winter im gonna use a check i think to recieve the down payment/deposit. has anyone ever done this before?
__________________
2003 Honda RC51...pure sex
2010 r1 resto(work in progress)
RC-DEVIL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 03:54 PM   #4
Saphexus
You don't impress me.
 
Saphexus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Bikes: 2011 Raven
Location: So Cal
Posts: 551
Quote:
Originally Posted by RC-DEVIL View Post
i mean im in GA and theres no rush to sell with the winter im gonna use a check i think to recieve the down payment/deposit. has anyone ever done this before?
Honestly, it sounds like this guy's desperate. Hate to let you down, but he probably just saw the bike and shat his pants, and he wants it that bad. I wouldn't count on the 600 bucks. His NCO's or SNCO's are probably trying to talk him out of it as we speak. They'll tell him how dangerous it is, how he shouldn't be so concerned with getting a bike if he has any other debt. Normally this'd be a good thing, but before I left the Marines, I saw this a lot. Mostly for good reason.

I'm just saying don't get your hopes up. If it pans out, then hell, sweet deal. If not, his loss. Not yours.
__________________
THEOS DRACONIS
Nobody said life was easy. Dig your claws into the bedrock, turn against the hurricane and STAND.
Saphexus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:20 PM   #5
RC-DEVIL
I eat my R1
 
RC-DEVIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Bikes: 06 R1, 01 RC51, 75 CB550f Cafe
Location: atl
Posts: 381
ya i mean all i have to do is hold the bike till feb. either way the 600 is mine. i cant see any risk involved on my end
__________________
2003 Honda RC51...pure sex
2010 r1 resto(work in progress)
RC-DEVIL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:22 PM   #6
shhaker
over da hump.....
 
shhaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes: 2004 R1//2007 GSX-R600 sold, 2012 Aprilia RSV4 FACTORY
Location: $IN CITY
Posts: 3,126
do it. just make sure he understands that the 600 bucks is a non refundible deposit. and if your not in a hurry why not. no harm no foul.
__________________
shhaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:25 PM   #7
Links311
Yamahaaa!!
 
Links311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Bikes: 12' R1 MotoGP #0326
Location: Western WA
Posts: 321
It may take some legwork, but if possible write up something with the fact your receiving the 600 no matter if he buys the bike or not and you sign it and he sign it. Save a copy. You will have to no doubt scan it, email him, and he will have to print, sign, scan, send it back to you. You could also ask him to notarize it, so you simply notarize it, and he should be able to have any commissioned officer notarize his sig as well.

It's legwork, but it will cover you from any BS should you choose to be worried.

The guy who wants to buy my car is also deployed, but we've talked on the phone, hahah.
__________________
Ready...
Links311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:34 PM   #8
Tek Daddy
That Venom Swag Guy
 
Tek Daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Bikes: 2005 R1
Location: Havelock NC
Posts: 735
being in the military myself I think I would do it if I wasn't in no rush to sell. You can always spot a scam from the real thing they alway say item instead of what it is but really it's up to you. And if the dudes getting back from deployment he will more than likely have the money


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
__________________
Tek Daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
Tek Daddy
That Venom Swag Guy
 
Tek Daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Bikes: 2005 R1
Location: Havelock NC
Posts: 735
Quote:
Originally Posted by Links311 View Post
It may take some legwork, but if possible write up something with the fact your receiving the 600 no matter if he buys the bike or not and you sign it and he sign it. Save a copy. You will have to no doubt scan it, email him, and he will have to print, sign, scan, send it back to you. You could also ask him to notarize it, so you simply notarize it, and he should be able to have any commissioned officer notarize his sig as well.

It's legwork, but it will cover you from any BS should you choose to be worried.

The guy who wants to buy my car is also deployed, but we've talked on the phone, hahah.
+1
And also this is a great idea


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
__________________
Tek Daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 05:13 PM   #10
gpaddict
I eat my R1
 
gpaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes: Modified RZ350
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 212
Just don't get caught in the scam of, "here's a four thousand dollar check, cash it, and keep the six hundred, but send me the rest back".
gpaddict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #11
Gearheaded
Venom X/O
 
Gearheaded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Bikes: 2009 Raven R1(gone) 2008 Spicy Mustard r6
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 19,900
How about this. He's a fvckin soldier. Take the 600$ cash, hold on to it and the bike, when he comes to either pick it up or say nvm on the bike, give em the money back. If he never shows up again, money is yours. Don't take a check, money order or cash only.

He's sacrificing, why not do the same, you're in no hurry anyways
__________________


Whoody whoody woo!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skeeter View Post
You pecker head....
R1-016 Venom Squad
Gearheaded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #12
Saphexus
You don't impress me.
 
Saphexus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Bikes: 2011 Raven
Location: So Cal
Posts: 551
Quote:
Originally Posted by RC-DEVIL View Post
ya i mean all i have to do is hold the bike till feb. either way the 600 is mine. i cant see any risk involved on my end
Just go for it then, bro. Like I said, if it pans out, good to go. If not... whatevs.
__________________
THEOS DRACONIS
Nobody said life was easy. Dig your claws into the bedrock, turn against the hurricane and STAND.
Saphexus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 05:50 PM   #13
graphitegripper
I eat my R1
 
graphitegripper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Bikes: Dark Silver 07 R1
Location: Destin, FL
Posts: 380
+1 hook the guy up, I would. Unless your in a rush to sell. Winterize it. And you would make that soldier so happy. I personally would. I serve in the military as well. That guy is over seas and wants nothing more to be home and buy your bike. Think of it as a kind gesture of saying thanks for sacrificing yourself for the greater good of our nation and its people for less than 30k a year. Lol military pay sucks so to be able to fork over 600$ for you to keep regardless is cool of him to do.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
__________________
2007 R1, BMC filter, NGK plugs, Stock cans with A&R baffles, Mivv Y pipe, -1F/+2R sprockets, Flash Tune interface, Zero Gravity Corsa windscreen, 35w 8000k HIDs, 520 EK chain
graphitegripper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #14
Petrol_Spice
Seņor Citizen
 
Petrol_Spice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Bikes: Aprilia RSV4 APRC Factory / KTM RC8(S1)
Location: Pimptopia
Posts: 20,199
Hold it for him, but, tell him your going to continue to ride it, when he gets back give him a couple of hundred less that agreed.
__________________




Tact was created by those lacking the mental dexterity for sarcasm. ~ Petrol_Spice



Petrol_Spice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #15
Gearheaded
Venom X/O
 
Gearheaded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Bikes: 2009 Raven R1(gone) 2008 Spicy Mustard r6
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 19,900
Quote:
Originally Posted by graphitegripper View Post
+1 hook the guy up, I would. Unless your in a rush to sell. Winterize it. And you would make that soldier so happy. I personally would. I serve in the military as well. That guy is over seas and wants nothing more to be home and buy your bike. Think of it as a kind gesture of saying thanks for sacrificing yourself for the greater good of our nation and its people for less than 30k a year. Lol military pay sucks so to be able to fork over 600$ for you to keep regardless is cool of him to do.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
Exactly!

And thanks for the service!!
__________________


Whoody whoody woo!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skeeter View Post
You pecker head....
R1-016 Venom Squad
Gearheaded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 07:02 PM   #16
graphitegripper
I eat my R1
 
graphitegripper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Bikes: Dark Silver 07 R1
Location: Destin, FL
Posts: 380
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearheaded View Post
Exactly!

And thanks for the service!!
Thanks! Hope you all had a merry Xmas ! Looking forward to the new year! Poor soldier spent his Xmas away from his family in a hut or installation prolly ate MRE's for Xmas. Not pushing one way or the other. Just remember what hell our soldiers go thru. My brother in law spent 18 months BoG in afghan away from his wife as a Army res. I got way more respect for those who deploy than for what I do in the USCG. Migrants, search and rescue and drug interdiction still allows me to see my wife and kid couple times a week for now. Until I get back on a bigger boat and leave for 2-3 months at a time.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
__________________
2007 R1, BMC filter, NGK plugs, Stock cans with A&R baffles, Mivv Y pipe, -1F/+2R sprockets, Flash Tune interface, Zero Gravity Corsa windscreen, 35w 8000k HIDs, 520 EK chain
graphitegripper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #17
cubic
Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 65
you have nothing to loose and by the same way you could help him. If would probably give the 600 back to him should he not buy it for whatever reason
cubic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #18
ALTON05R1
Living Life Like a Mad Man
 
ALTON05R1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 1,001
I was in the same situation when I sold my last bike to a guy stationed in Ft Benning. He told me he was willing to wire me money ASAP and pay for me to ride it about two hours to his fathers house. He ended up not doing it because his girl bought him a gixxer.But I was a Marine stationed overseas at one point and I would say go do a little to help him out If he sends you the money tell him you will just hold it until he gets in and if he ends up buying it from you go ahead and have fresh oil put in it, gas it up for him. Being over seas in the holidays was one of the worst times in my military career, and it feels good to have someone try to help you out that doesnt even know you.
__________________

Sig by the great Uncle P
ALTON05R1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 09:18 PM   #19
graphitegripper
I eat my R1
 
graphitegripper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Bikes: Dark Silver 07 R1
Location: Destin, FL
Posts: 380
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALTON05R1 View Post
I was in the same situation when I sold my last bike to a guy stationed in Ft Benning. He told me he was willing to wire me money ASAP and pay for me to ride it about two hours to his fathers house. He ended up not doing it because his girl bought him a gixxer.But I was a Marine stationed overseas at one point and I would say go do a little to help him out If he sends you the money tell him you will just hold it until he gets in and if he ends up buying it from you go ahead and have fresh oil put in it, gas it up for him. Being over seas in the holidays was one of the worst times in my military career, and it feels good to have someone try to help you out that doesnt even know you.
Thanks for your service marine! Way to pay it forward!


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
__________________
2007 R1, BMC filter, NGK plugs, Stock cans with A&R baffles, Mivv Y pipe, -1F/+2R sprockets, Flash Tune interface, Zero Gravity Corsa windscreen, 35w 8000k HIDs, 520 EK chain
graphitegripper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #20
RC-DEVIL
I eat my R1
 
RC-DEVIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Bikes: 06 R1, 01 RC51, 75 CB550f Cafe
Location: atl
Posts: 381
ok just did the deal with him 600 wired to me. to hold it til february. and i keep it the whole thing if he doesnt show by 3/7/13 either way. im not military but REALLY respect what they do and the service they provide for the greatest goddam country in the world! and if i can help one out then hell ya.

so he said 600 is non refundable. but he is positive he wanted the bike and he cant wait he says hes a sniper so thats cool as shit. but im happy with my decision to help the guy out hopefully it wont bite me in the ass, but i dont see how it could.
__________________
2003 Honda RC51...pure sex
2010 r1 resto(work in progress)

Last edited by RC-DEVIL; 01-02-2013 at 12:07 PM.
RC-DEVIL is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:21 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum
R1-Forum.com is an independent Yamaha enthusiast website. Content on R1-Forum.com is generated by its users and R1-Forum.com is not in any way affiliated with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.