I do believe that the term mint is very misunderstood when it comes to vehicle condition. Words should mean something. I felt understanding of the "origin" of the term would help in understanding that the term is wildly misused in reference to a vehicle as we all know and that is the rare part of it apparently. Seems quite a few understand it to be more related to a peppermint (lol). Either way, it should be used sparingly to museum quality pieces, imho.You are correct.
With due apologies, do you think "mint" is such a rare word that people on this forum have to be told the origin of the term?
A mint condition coin cost more than the face value of circulated coins, sometimes multiple times the face value
We all know that a motorcycle is not minted. Sense of mint is modified to apply to products other than coins. That's how languages evolve.
If we were talking of computers, would it make sense to respond with, "compute actually means to calculate?"
This occurs in all facets of life. Sticking to the subject at hand, another highly misused word associated with motorcycles is "bobber".I do believe that the term mint is very misunderstood when it comes to vehicle condition. Words should mean something.
When it comes to selling things, nearly everyone will claim it is in better condition than it really is.As Shadow Shack stated, words and phrases are misused in all walks of life. Some of it is due to not knowing proper meaning or usage and some is just plane exaggeration.
Kawasaki makes a lot of different size cruisers under their Vulcan brand; this doesn't give a clue as to which one it is. Brings back memories: Craigslist SNAFU | Honda Rebel ForumAnother gem of an ad:
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan with 323 original miles. This bike was bought as a learner bike and laid down. Got it from an insurance auction. Some repairs to the bike were made. Rode ￼the bike a bit but never tag it or put it on the road. Then the bike sat again. The bike needs A good once over ￼again and definitely needs new carburetors and a battery. Other than that it should be pretty good to go. ￼I have a new battery that can go with it. And all of the parts. This bike was stored indoors up until about this past summer. This is practically a brand new bike with some work.
Mods can merge the two threads if they think it's appropriate to do so. The seller did not specify which Vulcan it was but from the pictures, it looks like a Vulcan 500.
No, please don't apologise. The two threads are similar. Your post belongs here as much as it does in the other thread. Mods can merge the two if they want. I am ok either way.no, sorry to hijack
that snafu thread is a good one to revive
alas the perks of being an administrator. Proletariat have to be content with.....i moved my post over there