would you buy a gun that you knew had killed someone?
Relating to is it the machine, the driver or the incident at fault.
What is your level of superstious belief? Because that is really what is at issue it will become the energy you put in to the bike..self fulfilling prophecy comes to mind.
If you are spiritual or superstious having a cleansing ceremony might be important psychologically.
Who knows that maybe just repairing and repainting it and seeing it in a different light might be all you need.
It is tragic but was it an accident of poor mechanical condition of the bike or driving intoxicated, not being seen, being foolish..those would be my questions. What was the nature of the accident? A machine in some viewpoints has a soul or character of its own taken on through its history.
What that history was and is plays a part.
To go along with what sj said. Make darn sure that the every frame weld is solid and that the motor mounts aren't cracked. Double check the fork mount for cracks and all fender mounts as well. Any time a bike has been in a wreck, you need to look real careful, sometimes in places you wouldn't think are related to the impact. Not fun to find out the hard way that something is still broke. Since only 300 to fix, I'm thinking he low-sided it for some reason. Congrats on the bike, enjoy it. Just make sure YOU know every bolt, weld, and joint on that thing has been personally checked by you and/or a certified wrench before you get it on the road.
razar65 write: Good points you made, Jerry. Never thought about that. BUT, even if you have to put a grand into it, and can sell it for two, wouldn't it at least be worth it to go that route? Buy it, fix it up, sell it and use that money to get another one, or take a cruise, or something? After thinking about it, that's probably what I would do.
Good deal for someone like us, yes. She said she was gonna be doing the work herself so I was just preparing her for what was most likely to happen.
Good points you made, Jerry. Never thought about that. BUT, even if you have to put a grand into it, and can sell it for two, wouldn't it at least be worth it to go that route? Buy it, fix it up, sell it and use that money to get another one, or take a cruise, or something? After thinking about it, that's probably what I would do.
I seriously doubt the $300.00 amount after a wreck and sitting up for 7 or 8 yrs now. Do you have $1000.00 to spend, on tires, probable rusty fuel tank, dry rotted rubber everything, rebuild carbs, new ignition system, it could nickle and dime you to death plus whatever damage was done in the wreck. If the poor fella put the kickstand down and walked away then got "Runned over by a damned ole train" it would probably cost $300.00 to get it running just from sitting up that long.
tnatural write: I suspect the more important questions to be answered are what kind of bike, how cheap, what is the "minor" work it needs and what could you get for it after it is repaired. Then just trust your own instincts with the rest.
It's a 1996 Honda (mod:?)! $150.00 to buy $300.00 to repair See I'm blonde...Not dumb! AND...I'll be working on it too!!!!
1996 Honda--what---vlx 600--shadow--sport?????
a 96 vlx 600 goes for anywhere between 2-3k depending on where and miles--go to ebay and look at sold honda's that will give you a good idea on what you are getting
modified is one thing
450 clams to get a set of wheels that's running sounds like a pretty good deal, although I don't know anything about Hondas. Seems like a small investment to pay to get out there and start riding!
As to the gun question? I've got a few old military rifles that very well might have been used to kill someone. Maybe a lot of someones. I have them for their historical interest, but they're just steel and wood. I do have a shotgun that I know was used to kill someone, and it's just steel and carbon fiber composite. No ghosts. No spirits. No voo doo.
If it's worth the jack buy the bike. SS had a good point though about finding out what caused the wreck. If it was a mecanical failure you'll want to make sure that is fixed along with anything else that's readily apparant.
As to spooky-creepies...it's JUST a bike. "Cleansing ceremony?" SS, you feeling okay?
This is to funny, Hey everybody, ya think lady is gonna be more spooked and freaked out with what we are all telling her, before it was just a bike and alot of deep thought at what you should do, now (cripes) lmao, Lady, I agree with Jade, if it
s that much of a bargain by it, then sell it and put the money towards something you want!!!!
I suspect the more important questions to be answered are what kind of bike, how cheap, what is the "minor" work it needs and what could you get for it after it is repaired. Then just trust your own instincts with the rest.
i agree with bikeman---i've been in houses that people have died in without having a problem--where others do make the hair on my neck stand on edge
sooooooooo if you go near the bike or sit on it and it gives you the creeps--pass on it--your gut could be telling you that it isn't the bike for you!!!!!!!
That depends mostly on how YOU feel about it. Some people might be spooked by the fact that someone died on it, especially if it was because the bike did something weird to precipitate it. If it was just the rider going beyond their ability or a 4 wheeler leaving them no where to go some folks might look at that differently.
Bottom line is if the bike spooks you out don't touch it, if it does not bother you at all as far as the bike goes then buy it. There is no universal right or wrong answer , just whatever suits you.
I'm thinkin if I got near it and the hair on the back of my head stood up, I'd probably pass, if it didn't I probably buy it. Just trust your own instincts darlin!!