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Old 09-02-2013, 01:54 PM   #57
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Now I understand.... You want to improve the original system on the TV. I thought that the tandem master cylinder had something to do with actuating the trailers brakes.

FGRV owners that have a trailer for sale and want/need a bike might be uber-hard to find.

Are you ruling out just selling the bike and buying a FGRV with the proceeds?
I am finding out like everybody eles that in this economy nobody has any disposable income. As more people lose their jobs and the price of living keeps going up with the price of fuel nobody has any cash anymore. Trying to find sombody with cash to buy my bike is going to be a hard sell, literly. I spent almost three months trying to sell my boat that I have been restoring since last year. After putting it up on craigs and on the Ruby mnt want ads and in the paper for a lot of money to adverstise I never got one call on it. And we have some jobs here with the minning. I dropped the price a grand and finally got one call on it and he bought it.
He was the only call I got in three months just saturatiing with marketing. I restored a Honda out board four stroke been working on it since last year ground up resto its worth about 1200 I brought it down to 750 and cant even get a call on it. Its a turn key motor.

So I dont think I am going to have any luck selling the bike. Maybe I can find sombody that doesnt use their trailer anymore and trade. That is the only option I have. But nothing is selling.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:05 PM   #58
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Try putting your ad in the Reno & Las Vegas C/L's, it's just as easy as the local one, and you might have a better chance of success if you broaden your market area. They also have a heading for Barter/Trade deals.

When you put an ad in C/L there is always the possibility that other consolidator sites will repeat the ad. I have I.D. 5 other places my last FGRV ad appeared after I placed it on C/L in SoCal. And the phone kept ringing for almost a month after I killed the c/l ad.

At least in SoCal, the economy is doing a lot better and selling FGRV's is almost like an E-Ticket ride dealing with the phone calls, lookers and buyers with cash in hand until it sells.

Just last month I put my 2003 GMC (150,000 miles) Sonoma up on C/L for $5000 and have a buyer, with cash in hand, at my door in less than 8 hours.

I remember waaaaay back when we used newspapers for selling stuff..... no mo!
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Nevada might not be such a good market for boats (where are all the lakes?), but I could see a motorcycle selling pretty quickly if it were priced fairly. Can't hurt to try, at least not when the ads are free.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:54 PM   #60
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Nevada might not be such a good market for boats (where are all the lakes?), but I could see a motorcycle selling pretty quickly if it were priced fairly. Can't hurt to try, at least not when the ads are free.

I originally thought of sell or trade then I have both options going. I do know Reno's economy is extreamly bad but if you can run a free ad what the hell? About 5 or six years ago My ex's gf lives there and she said that Reno housing sector was 50% in forclousure. I dont know how it is now but its still not good. .

You both have brought up very good valid points.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:02 PM   #61
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Try putting your ad in the Reno & Las Vegas C/L's, it's just as easy as the local one, and you might have a better chance of success if you broaden your market area. They also have a heading for Barter/Trade deals.

When you put an ad in C/L there is always the possibility that other consolidator sites will repeat the ad. I have I.D. 5 other places my last FGRV ad appeared after I placed it on C/L in SoCal. And the phone kept ringing for almost a month after I killed the c/l ad.

At least in SoCal, the economy is doing a lot better and selling FGRV's is almost like an E-Ticket ride dealing with the phone calls, lookers and buyers with cash in hand until it sells.

Just last month I put my 2003 GMC (150,000 miles) Sonoma up on C/L for $5000 and have a buyer, with cash in hand, at my door in less than 8 hours.

I remember waaaaay back when we used newspapers for selling stuff..... no mo!

Yeah we have a section here on the paper called hot deals includes a picture. For 49.95 it runs for two weeks. Goes into the paper goes on line and even goes into the local free paper they come out with. They used to do pretty good but they don't anymore. So yeah I hear ya on the papers.

Vegas is over 450 miles from me I don't think anybody is going to make a 1000 mile round trip for a bike uless its a 2010 Harley Soft tail Mint! Just pulled out of the Barn! Do a buy it now for $1500.00 and get the DUST FOR FREE!
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I'll give you $1,500 for the dust off the Goat! LOL. Dang it those are nice cars!
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:41 PM   #63
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I'll give you $1,500 for the dust off the Goat! LOL. Dang it those are nice cars!
Your timming could not be more perfect I have about 8 years worth of dust will take a before pic and another of me sweeping off the dust into your personal dust bag then another after your dust is all off. Hey might even dump some old oil in the bag with it and I will take out a napkin and wipe out the exhaust tips so you can smell the 20 year old spent gases that came out.

FOR 1500 I AM PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS!

I THINK THERE MIGHT BE A MOUSE TURD OR TWO INSIDE I COULD THROW IN!

TODAYS YOUR LUCKY DAY!

SO GET OUT YOUR $1,500.00 AND SEND IT OUT TONIGHT BEFORE ONE OF THE OTHER MEMBERS JUMPS ON THIS SMOKIN DEAL!

ADD ANOTHER GRAND AND I WILL DROP THE TANK AND SEND YOU A SCOOP OF VARNISH AHHHHHHHHH THE AROMA!
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:48 PM   #64
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Much like what some of the cars used to tow larger travel trailer back in the day, Stinger Hitch Helper

Article on Hitch Helper
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The link to the company at the end of this 2008 article is dead.
Good!
In my not-so-humble opinion those things never should have been on the road.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:32 AM   #65
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If some of these unibody econoboxes can pull one, a goat sure can.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #66
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If some of these unibody econoboxes can pull one, a goat sure can.
I hope so! I just had a thought I bet you can find a bolt in receiver for a 65 Chevelle. The F bodys , Cutlass, Buick Skylarks, Cheveys and Pontiac all used the same frame.

If I can find a bolt in and can find a trailer for cheap I will probably jump on it. I am going to wait untill it slows down then put the bike out for trade you never know untill you try it. If not cigar then no big deal at least you guys have motivated me to get the car out of the dust bowl,
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Because of the physics and technology modern cars can make great TV's.

Realize the GTO has the power and HD drivetrain which is important but the rest of the vehicle in almost every way is "at best marginal" when compared to modern cars. Brakes, suspension, cooling, etc, not to mention safety items as in air bags, stability control, antiloc disc brakes, etc.
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Because of the physics and technology modern cars can make great TV's.

Realize the GTO has the power and HD drivetrain which is important but the rest of the vehicle in almost every way is "at best marginal" when compared to modern cars. Brakes, suspension, cooling, etc, not to mention safety items as in air bags, stability control, antiloc disc brakes, etc.
Brakes I agree with, if it has front drums. If the suspension isn't worn out, I would be surprised if it couldn't handle a scamp. Cooling, again, only due to wear. These cars were built to be used.

Safety items…each to their own, I guess. I have nothing against air bags or antilock brakes, but I don't worry about not having them, either. As for stability control…not even going to get into my thoughts on that.

There are tow vehicles on here that I would consider far more marginal than a goat.
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Although no modern car has a suspension like a GTO, relatively modern pickup trucks do. I'm no fan of leaf-spring suspensions, but they can work fine for towing, especially with the new shocks which this car would have.
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Because of the physics and technology modern cars can make great TV's.

Realize the GTO has the power and HD drivetrain which is important but the rest of the vehicle in almost every way is "at best marginal" when compared to modern cars. Brakes, suspension, cooling, etc, not to mention safety items as in air bags, stability control, antiloc disc brakes, etc.
I used to be an Auto Tech and anytime you have traction control , stabiltity or any of that other crap you have to have a ECM to control it. And the more Computer control componet you have the more problems or failure you going to have.

This has an American made steel seperate frame and American made sheet metal . Also the frame on this car is wider and stronger than a standard hard top. The designers knew this and incorporated it for the convertible chassie. It has positrac with a Borg Warner 4 speed. Back in the day they used to drag race with these old Borg Warner T 10s and the transmission would hold together race after race.

I think the car will tow one of these scamps. But only after carefull modifications. The brakes and suspension will all be gone through completely. A brake control will be installed and a tandum master cylinder will also be installed . If the drums are marginal they will be replaced also.

So you can keep all your traction control and computer crap I will go old school!
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