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This is fun, something I'm borrowing from another forum. Cruise your local Craigslist ads and find the doozie that stands out above the rest. You know the one, the ad that for all intensive purposes could have been penned by a dudeman. Or drug addict. Or ultimate dimwit. Or someone with delusions of grandeur. Or any combination thereof. It doesn't have to be a Rebel, just find the ad that makes you chuckle and shake your head accordingly.

P.S. copy/cut/paste the ad as CL tends to cull them quickly, otherwise you could feasibly post a link to nothing. ;)

For starters, let's dissect this one from my hometown (Las Vegas)...

82 honda rebel bobber $2200obo

1982 honda rebel 250cc <funny, the Rebel didn't debut until 1985> motorcycle "bobber" style. bought the bike a few months back and really havent had time to ride. <Awww, gee...is it too hot for you out here? Didn't you notice that while you were out in the garage working on this thing?> the ignition recently went out <it doesn't start/run> but other than that its a solid bike <yes, the lacking rear suspension is rather obvious on the solid part>. the frame is custom from the tank back. gas tank dropped lower to frame, straight street bars, rear plate mount with led light strip. bike is bare, meaning no speedo, gauges or blinkers. <meaning the bike is incomplete> both rims were re wired to 19" with new tires <I spent $600+ per wheel to relace the rims plus the cost of new tires but I can't fix the ignition...sorry but a dudeman's got to have priorities>, carb recently cleaned and new plugs. <not that this will help the ignition issue one bit> asking $2200 obo <3X what a 82 TwinStar or CM250 retails for, and what ever the hell I have doesn't start or run> best way to reach me is text or call 7028583067 clean and clear title still has matching vin # on bike. <It still has a matching number? What, you haven't taken that off yet?>

 
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Here is one for you 450 bobber guys!!!

chopper/ bobber cmx 450 honda project bike - $700 (cudahy)

Date: 2012-08-22, 6:44PM CDT
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I picked up this bike from a guy last year who started the build but had a kid and did not have time on hand to finish it. I have too many projects going and this one being the last on the list i'm going to let go. My loss is your gain. The cmx 450 is a larger displacement rebel that was built for two years. The bike ran when i got it but the carbs needed some work. The electrical is mostly there but there is still alot of work left to make the bike street worthy. The bike also comes with an extra complete cmx 450 motor, an extra set of wheels with ok tires, a black upholstered bobber seat, two sets of bars and other various odds and ends. The two motors alone will bring $300+ a piece on ebay if that's something you're into, i am not. The cdi and and electrical parts are worth some money too. Anyway, the thing is taking up room in my garage that could be used for other things, bike is As-Is with a clean and clear title and i'm firm on the price. thanks for looking. prefer email but txt @ 4148415689 would work too.

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Stick a motor in and do WHAT????????

Mini Bike (no motor) - $75 (Watertown)

Date: 2012-08-23, 1:05AM CDT
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I've got a rolling chassis here, no motor or brakes, does have a sprocket on the drive axle. Stick a motor and clutch on it and go for a ride. Looking for $75 or trade for ???.

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"sounds like a harley"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mini Bike 8 hp fast adult 40+mph - $500 (waukesha)

Date: 2012-08-14, 5:16PM CDT
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I am selling my Adult mini bike with aftermarket powerful 8hp 212cc engine. propels adults 250lbs to top speeds of 40-45mph. this thing wheelies if you get on it too fast. very fun. upgraded engine parts and new crotch rocket style rear tire. comes with stock quiet muffler or straight pipe sounds like a "Harley". (note, street tire is now installed on minibike rear tire.)

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Yet another Harley MINI-BIKE!!!!!!!

mini bike with harley extras - $400 (south milwaukee)

Date: 2012-08-12, 8:20AM CDT
Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]

daughters dont have intrest in it . 5hp briggs many harley parts , open to trades of all kinds run them past me.

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Check out the PRICE on this one...no picture.

custom mini chopper/ mini bike - $800

Date: 2012-08-03, 10:56AM CDT
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Custom mini chopper
8 hp., real metal fuel tank , leather seat
runs great ,fun fast cool
no junk parts
paint is not perfect any more but still cool !!
email or call with ? 262-613-8154 first $800.00 $650.00 roller (no motor)
 

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And then you got this gem......

How do you start it, how do you stop it, where do you sit, how do you do anything??
COOL new rear tire though.....that makes the whole thing worth it....:whistling:

Heald super bronc mini bike - $150 (Sheboygan)

Date: 2012-08-11, 5:17AM CDT
Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]

The rear rim and tire cost more than what I am asking Rear fender included. No engine.

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One of the BEST Craigslist ads I have seen in a looong time....

Many items to trade | Tell me what you have - $1 (Pewaukee/Waukesha)

Date: 2012-08-10, 5:46AM CDT
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I have MANY items that I am willing to trade. Tell me what you have.

Things I have available for trade:

* boxing | 70 lb punching bag with gloves, etc (near brand new)
*girls clothing & shoes (4/5T to 10)
*Fancy girl dresses
*Handcrafted jewelry (already made or made to order - bridal parties, name bracelets - you name it!)
*Christmas decor
*Vintage | old school items galore (will add more as I uncover the treasures):
Coffee Grinder lamp
large Old metal box w/ some old tools
Flame torch
Sewing maching (1970's) - EXCELLENT condition
Wilson Sewing boxes
Fisher Price toys
Childs cane rocking chair (A++++ condition)
Tom Thumb Toy Register
Country | Farm Iron wall decor
Ceramic mini lamp in shape of old cast iron stove - green w/ ivory shade
Jack & Jill Nursery Lamp
Faux Furs (purple, gray, dark brown, light brown)
Corning Blue Cornflower Coffee Pots (6 cup & 9 cup)
Old doctor framed drawings (4 pc set)
Train cases
Suitcase
Old industrial bending arm lamp, heavy & sturdy
Bell & Howell 8 mm projector (WORKS AND BULB TOO!)
8 mm cartoon films
1950's aluminum camera with wooden box case & flash w/ bulb
Projek-tor table
Bakelite View Masters - Sawyer's Made in USA (4 available)
Tea | Coffee serving set (pitcher, creamer, sugar bowl, tray) Made in Japan
Cabbage Patch Kids | Dolls
Florida themed Teak Serving Set ~ fork, spoon, S&P Shaker
Walking Canes

*Hello Kitty Scooter
*Hello Kitty CD player | karaoke w/ 2 microphones
*Electric Guitar w/ amp - NEVER USED
*DS w/ a couple of games
*PSP w/ a couple of games - needs to be fixed or just a battery is needed
*Playstation 2 w/ some games (tray will not eject - was told it is an easy fix)
*Golf balls (used but in great condition) galore with carrying bag | cooler
*Coach purse | tote
*Set of 4 cactus margarita glasses w/ matching pitcher
*Gorgeous pair of blue & purple flower pictures (got to see them)
*Sun, moon, stars | Celestial decor (wall hangings, Mirrors, table top drawer chest, etc)
*Radio Flyer wagon - red & metal
*Precious Moments tree ornaments
*Insulated backpack cooler and thermos - BRAND NEW
*Partylite candles and holders

Things that I am looking for is:

2 person bicycle - Tandom bike
Hitch mounted cargo carrier
Chest Freezer
iPod Shuffle
pop up camper
pool supplies
pool pump (sand based)
field stones
crushed stone
lannon stone
flag stone
girls clothing & shoes 14-16
air compressor
small flat screen TV
gift cards to area stores
snowblower
yard care services
gardening
painting services
flooring material (carpet, faux planked tiles)
RC Helicopter

I can get you pictures of anything you are interested in. Please send me pictures of what you have for trade.

Thanks!

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Ooooops......forgot one!

Custom Mini Chopper - $450 (muskego)

Date: 2012-08-11, 9:50PM CDT
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Purple and black spider web theme mini chopper, all hand built. 5 horse power B&S race motor that pushes the bike at around 35. new carborator, trottle cables, tire inertube, paint job. I can start up the engine for you, all that needs to be done is the chain needs to be put on, I have the chain ready for you. there is a samll rip in the seat but it Runs beautiful and is tons of fun. Sounds really awesome to. $450 obo Call/txt me, Justin 414-six30-six693

No I will not trade a bmx bike. I am open to trades of canon camera things though or an ipad or imac computer

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Rare Custom Corbin mini-bike seat

8 hp horizontal shaft engine - $65 (oak creek )

Date: 2012-08-15, 4:38PM CDT

I have a 8 HP horizontal shaft engine. Came off a jocobsen snowblower I burnt out the drive on the snowblower but saved engine. Runs perfect and strong its big but will fit into a mini bike. Starts right uo. Call or text with any questions 414 two three eight 8431

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Okay, now THIS captures the spirit of the SNAFU. It's ridiculous, it's absurd, it's really reaching. It makes no sense, yet the seller insists that it does in some warped way. I mean look at it...axle solid mounted to the frame but there's shocks mounted to it. For what reason, who knows?

And as if it means anything, the rear fender is included.

THAT is a SNAFU. Situation Normal: All F###ed Up!

How do you start it, how do you stop it, where do you sit, how do you do anything??
COOL new rear tire though.....that makes the whole thing worth it....:whistling:

Heald super bronc mini bike - $150 (Sheboygan)

Date: 2012-08-11, 5:17AM CDT
Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]

The rear rim and tire cost more than what I am asking Rear fender included. No engine.

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Too bad they don't list the actual maker...I wouldn't mind snagging one of those tanks.

 

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That looks like the same thing! So I guess it's niether a harley nor a rebel then huh?:rolleyes:
 
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