Every now and then, a Craiglist ad comes around that does more than just try to sell a product or score a random hookup with a complete stranger. Sometimes, Craigslist ads move us, and force us to become better people inside.
That's definitely the case with this ad for a 1983 Yamaha XS650 motorcycle out of Walla Walla, Washington. After reading it, and seeing the mighty pictures its current owner has to offer, you will want it. It's delightfully insane and designed to make your life suck a lot less. Here's what the owner has to say:
What's up Cowboys. Enough with the nonsense, I really would like to sell this motorcycle. I could use the money. Hungry wife and kids, mortgage, and my dog just ran away. Bye bye, miss American pie. I was looking at the title the other day, and I realized it was an 83', not an 81'. That means this bike is two years newer than the last time I posted this ad. Am I going to raise the price now that its newer? No, I'm not that kind of guy. I'm going to do you one better. I'm going to LOWER the price. By a dollar? Maybe Twenty dollars? No son, this'll make you holler, I'm lowering the price by another $500 dollar.
That's called negotiating, children. Learn it.
The bike's features include a "functioning speedo and tach," "fancypants foam and chrome grips," an electric start (if you're a woman), "straight pipes wrapped because awesome, and a "seat blacksmithed from random metal with legendary hammer."
But wait, there's more:
Did you really think I would repost the same ad without giving you even MORE? Well I'm here to tell you thats not the case, not by a Texas mile. I realized the bike wasn't sold yet because it needed one more modification before it became the baddest bike in the sandbox.
Then I saw it. The bike looked like a train.
So I BLACKED OUT the whole front end because that's what you do when you want to look intimidating.
Now, the bike has a headlight "that isn't even afraid of the night." So awesome.
After reading all of that, how could you not want this bike? I know I do, and I'll fight you guys for it.
Check out the post for even more insane photos, including Nic Cage and Ryan Gosling. Nice price or crack pipe?
Thanks for the tip JMillerUA666!