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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 04:11 PM

I was perusing the internet and stumbled onto something like this for Motorcycles.

I modified the idea and geared it towards GT's.

 

Please add to it in the replies. 

Help me help new collectors and new sellers with the lingo and we will all be better off. 

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 04:15 PM

typical rot ---- eatten all the way through


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Posted March 18, 2016 - 04:28 PM

Accurate interpretation.


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Posted March 18, 2016 - 04:59 PM

Ran when Parked = Parked because it was about to blow up.Or it smoked like a train.


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Posted March 18, 2016 - 05:01 PM

I loved that!   How do I save that and print some out? 


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Posted March 18, 2016 - 05:14 PM

No no no...that's not oil burning it runs on anthracite.
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Posted March 18, 2016 - 05:48 PM

Ran when Parked = Parked because it was about to blow up.Or it smoked like a train.

 

 

Also See "Barn Find" as thats how it got put in there and forgot about in the first place


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Posted March 18, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Glad you guys agree.  Thanks for the additional phrases

I loved that!   How do I save that and print some out? 

lower right corner is a save button, that takes you to the version you can save and print


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Posted March 18, 2016 - 06:50 PM

I actually ran into one of these the other day and saved it.

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 07:52 PM

Most of the ones I resell are sold without a battery simply because I am too lazy to go get one. I let the buyer drive them all they want then I pull my battery out. 


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 05:56 AM

Goes Great = no brakes

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Posted March 19, 2016 - 06:17 AM

My two favorites are :

'Will Run'  = All you have to do is replace the condensor , adjust the points , clean the fuel system , rebuild the carburetor , find a recoil assembly .

'Once its restored it will be worth a lot of money' = Good luck finding parts - all it needs is a hood ,seat , engine, wheels , gas tank , and a steering wheel .


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Posted March 21, 2016 - 10:46 PM

Ran when parked= it doesn't now, but I want to be paid as if it does.....lol
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Posted March 22, 2016 - 08:14 AM

Actually saw this one yesterday.....

 

"single owner by an older lady. Low miles, rarely driven"


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Posted March 22, 2016 - 11:20 AM

Actually saw this one yesterday.....

 

"single owner by an older lady. Low miles, rarely driven"

and what does that translate to?






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