Author Topic: There's a new thumpette on the way.  (Read 390 times)

iansoady

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Re: There's a new thumpette on the way.
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2023, 10:28:08 AM »
Oh, that's a shame but better to find out now. I wouldn't dismiss ebay but you do have to be careful. I've had a couple of good experiences recently with facebook marketplace but again caveat (very much) emptor.

Interestingly I had a similar experience when I nearly bought an XBR from a dealer in Dundee but this time it was the fork seals he was waiting for. A Honda main dealer waiting for fork seals for a very common fork type? Made me very suspicious but fortunately they refunded my deposit with no quibble. Incidentally they still seem to have the Honda for sale.
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Moto63

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Re: There's a new thumpette on the way.
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2023, 11:19:49 AM »
Crying shame Ian. I share your frustration/anger. Dire service but sadly as you say, seems to be in large, the norm nowadays 😡
Keep looking I’m sure another decent bike will turn up, as I always say. “Where there’s one, there’s always another”

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Re: There's a new thumpette on the way.
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2023, 06:30:33 PM »
Sorry to hear that Ian. Don't give up though, I'm sure something will turn up. I must admit, I tend too avoid buying unseen anymore. It just takes a bit of patience to wait for the right bike to turn up that's less than an hours ride away. I like to meet the seller in person as well as seeing the bike, and at least hearing it run if not going for a quick spin.
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Re: There's a new thumpette on the way.
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2023, 07:37:17 AM »
Thank you gentlemen all for your kind words. I am over my initial frustration now, though still fed up with the modern world. I must redress the balance of my comment about Wemoto in the interest of fair play and decency. When I couldn't get through on the phone I used their contact form to send an enquiry, then I posted on TC. By the time I had finished ranting to you poor souls I had had a reply from a nice man called Liam at Wemoto being very helpful so they're off the naughty list.

Ian