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Bogus '36 Knuckle on eBay

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Post Thu Feb 06, 2003 8:31 pm

Posts: 184
Location: Naples, Florida
I like the upscale restaurant/lounge part!

Post Thu Feb 06, 2003 9:16 pm

Not my field, don't know enough about OHV motors to comment.
However: "may have been re-stamped" = "arrest me, this is a fake title".
If the title is to a VIN that he admits doesn't belong on the motor: what are you buying? A title without a bike = felony. A bike without a title = junk.

Post Thu Feb 06, 2003 10:47 pm

Posts: 1050
Location: Greenbackville, Virginia, USA
Exactly! "Caveat emptor" is alive and well (let the buyer beware). G

Post Fri Feb 07, 2003 9:36 am

Posts: 25
Location: State of insanity
It sounds a little fishey. It would only be worth junk unless he had the paper work to prove what has been done to the bike. Other wise he has no way to prove it's authenticity. Shall we start the bidding at 25 cents! Do I hear 25 cents??????

Post Fri Feb 07, 2003 1:21 pm

Posts: 950
Location: Paris ::: France

Well the good news is it's a "no reserve" auction...

Post Tue Feb 11, 2003 7:35 am

Posts: 14
Location: Sidney Ne USA

After reading the description of the bike, I would have to say the owner isnt trying to decieve anyone on the authenticity of machine. I agree the bike has very few origonal 36 parts on it. Even the title issues can be traced to replacement cases stamped at the factory. I have a friend that is in possession of a set of 37 E cases that are long ribbed 1940 and later cases but have 37 E 17XX serial # and matching 37 belly numbers. And an origanal title. I think it was fairly common for the weak short rib cases to have failed and been replaced by later casting. The bike is overpriced at 25,000.

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