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Thread: Beware of scammers in the classifieds

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    Beware of scammers in the classifieds

    Posted looking for a 6 speed transmission for my tri z got a message from an Alvis Scott. Sends me a picture of a 5 speed tranny told him I need a 6 speed he sends me a picture of a random 6 speed tranny I told him thatís not even a tri z tranny. Hereís the best part he sends me a picture of a mint condition 86 and claims itís getting parted out tomorrow. No way in hell anyone would part that out. Freaking sick of these idiots trying to screw other people over.
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    86 t3-sold
    86 ish tri z powervalved
    85 BIG red
    18 rmz250
    87 lt80
    19 ttr110

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    Been seeing that a bunch on forums and FB groups. Last wanted ad I posted on a forum I got a bunch of "Oh this guy has one, his email is ______" type stuff from new members.
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    '84 TRX200 trike conversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrikeKid View Post
    Been seeing that a bunch on forums and FB groups. Last wanted ad I posted on a forum I got a bunch of "Oh this guy has one, his email is ______" type stuff from new members.
    So annoying. Can’t believe people these days.
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    85 350x
    83 200x-sold
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    06 kx250f-sold
    86 t3-sold
    86 ish tri z powervalved
    85 BIG red
    18 rmz250
    87 lt80
    19 ttr110

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    If someone wanted names, numbers, and emails, standing within earshot of a Harbor Freight checkout would do nicely. No digital trail either.

    But, yeah, anyone without at least a couple years as a participating forum member in the classifieds would be reason for hesitation.

    The elderly are big targets, but I don't think many of them are riding trikes anymore, which is probably why they got old.
    The story of three wheels and a man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATC King View Post
    If someone wanted names, numbers, and emails, standing within earshot of a Harbor Freight checkout would do nicely. No digital trail either.

    But, yeah, anyone without at least a couple years as a participating forum member in the classifieds would be reason for hesitation.

    The elderly are big targets, but I don't think many of them are riding trikes anymore, which is probably why they got old.
    His name on here is Josephjesus23 has zero posts
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    85 350x
    83 200x-sold
    ◊2 85 200x-sold
    06 kx250f-sold
    86 t3-sold
    86 ish tri z powervalved
    85 BIG red
    18 rmz250
    87 lt80
    19 ttr110

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    this is why eBay is so much better then face book. I honestly feel market place should be policed and SEPARATE division on FB. I want nothing to do with social media. I do not care to be your friend unless you know me. I only want to buy parts or sell parts. The forms are better then Facebook but long story short only ever pay goods and services unless you have a relationship with a repeat seller.

    Market Place is safer then Groups on facebook. If FB would go away the forms would be more active and have good people back on them.

    Don't worry. FB wont be around 20 years from now...it like ATV and trikes will be replaced with something better and electric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskool83 View Post
    this is why eBay is so much better then face book. I honestly feel market place should be policed and SEPARATE division on FB. I want nothing to do with social media. I do not care to be your friend unless you know me. I only want to buy parts or sell parts. The forms are better then Facebook but long story short only ever pay goods and services unless you have a relationship with a repeat seller.

    Market Place is safer then Groups on facebook. If FB would go away the forms would be more active and have good people back on them.

    Don't worry. FB wont be around 20 years from now...it like ATV and trikes will be replaced with something better and electric.
    I feel the same way I have no social media besides watching videos on YouTube. I get after my wife constantly for being on social media. She literally checks it every ten minutes I always say it’s the same it was ten minutes ago. Drives me nuts. She does show me trikes for sale on Facebook marketplace all the time.
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    85 350x
    83 200x-sold
    ◊2 85 200x-sold
    06 kx250f-sold
    86 t3-sold
    86 ish tri z powervalved
    85 BIG red
    18 rmz250
    87 lt80
    19 ttr110

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    Thanks for the heads up!

    by the way... I'm not a scammer... I just need a 1985 Big Red owners manual haha
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    1982 Honda ATC 185s
    1983 Honda ATC 250R
    1984 Yamaha 225DX
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    2017 Honda Rancher

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    GO TO EBAY, bin. END of story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskool83 View Post
    GO TO EBAY, bin. END of story.
    That’s all I use for parts but I can’t find an 86 tri z 6 speed transmission only 5 speeds that’s why I posted on here to see if anyone has one.
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    85 350x
    83 200x-sold
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    06 kx250f-sold
    86 t3-sold
    86 ish tri z powervalved
    85 BIG red
    18 rmz250
    87 lt80
    19 ttr110

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    take partzilla.com OEM part number peice it together. do we really need a 6 speed, most guys can handle 2nd gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskool83 View Post
    take partzilla.com OEM part number peice it together. do we really need a 6 speed, most guys can handle 2nd gear.
    Tried it all discontinued.
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    85 350x
    83 200x-sold
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    06 kx250f-sold
    86 t3-sold
    86 ish tri z powervalved
    85 BIG red
    18 rmz250
    87 lt80
    19 ttr110

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    Take part numbers search ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskool83 View Post
    Take part numbers search ebay
    Done that before. Put a few part numbers in this morning too there’s nothing.
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    85 350x
    83 200x-sold
    ◊2 85 200x-sold
    06 kx250f-sold
    86 t3-sold
    86 ish tri z powervalved
    85 BIG red
    18 rmz250
    87 lt80
    19 ttr110

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    The only trans that has a few matching part numbers are from the Ty350. There’s one on eBay I don’t want to spend 250 for a trans I can only use a few parts.
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    85 350x
    83 200x-sold
    ◊2 85 200x-sold
    06 kx250f-sold
    86 t3-sold
    86 ish tri z powervalved
    85 BIG red
    18 rmz250
    87 lt80
    19 ttr110

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