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Old 01-05-2019, 08:44 PM   #16
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:14 PM   #17
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I paid to him in advance $500 for disassemble and putting it together and $400 for anodizing. All paid in advance only to make it faster.
As you can see, this doesn't work. They aren't incentivized to do their job. Then excuses start rolling in.

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After almost 3 months I finally gave up and knocked his door and he tried to attack me because I was pushing him to get my parts (Not a bike anymore)
This is called assault. It doesn't matter if he had your property. You were in the wrong on this front.

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Then I had to call the police to get my parts from him.
You should have done this first.

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All reported if anybody wants to hear the story they can call the Pacifica police station or direct massage me.
They won't tell a regular Joe anything.


You learned a hard lesson, don't be so trusting, vet who you hand money or something worth money to, and don't drive anyone somewhere to get their next fix. It really sounds like the dude's scum, but it sounds like you also handled the situation poorly, too.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:40 AM   #18
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"Pushing him to get my parts" doesn't necessarily mean he physically pushed the guy.

OP: I'm shocked you allowed him into your car. BAD idea that could have gone really bad. And you had zero reason to do him a favor.

Did you know ahead of time he was going to buy drugs?
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:41 PM   #19
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This thread creates more questions for me than answers...and many of those questions might seem insulting.
There's just too much wrong here.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:48 PM   #20
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This is called assault. It doesn't matter if he had your property. You were in the wrong on this front.


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Wat? lol...
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:55 AM   #21
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Wat? lol...
Just because you are holding someone else's property, whether with permission or not, doesn't give them the right to force their way into your residence/property without invitation.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:16 AM   #22
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Just because you are holding someone else's property, whether with permission or not, doesn't give them the right to force their way into your residence/property without invitation.
True, but nothing the OP said indicates he went into the guy's property aside from knocking on the front door.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:21 PM   #23
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I read it as OP was physically pushing the "mechanic" to get to his parts.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:46 PM   #24
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OP, sorry for your loss. Tough lesson learned. I wouldnt have gone within 10 miles of that guys house based on the craigslist ad alone. Not much recourse here.

As for some other posts piling on the OP for confronting what is basically a thief? Please.... He was certainly more patient and gentle than I would have been handling it.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:10 PM   #25
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I read it as OP was physically pushing the "mechanic" to get to his parts.
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"....so I had to push him to assemble the bike and he said this time his father in town so he can't work in his garage. I invited him to my place he didn't want to. After almost 3 months I finally gave up and knocked his door and he tried to attack me because I was pushing him to get my parts...."

I'd be surprised if he was physically pushing him.

In any case, I agree with others that there were more than a few red flags based on just the ad alone.

OP: I hope you get it sorted out and this life lesson doesn't end up costing you too much.

FYI: Anodizing parts is easy. Take them off the bike and to an anodizer.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:49 PM   #26
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I'd be surprised if he was physically pushing him.
Of course not physically by texting calling and asking all I meant to say.

I guess conversation went little wrong because of my English level but I guess took some attention good enough, now can anyone tell how can I upload picture to the forum so at least everyone can see the bike. It's almost done bought some missed parts and putted them on builded front suspension, radiator, carb etc. Just missing some connections with wiring I need to figure out.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:47 PM   #27
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OP: Sorry you trusted someone who didn't deserve trust. Expensive lesson.
Further irritating when you want to complain to internet people and they ask a lot of questions that may not seem kind or sympathetic.


I'm no help, but your thread title made me think of a fortune cookie.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:50 PM   #28
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I had to putt the bike together my self and learned a lot actually about my bike only thing I am happy about.

It's a good time for fortune cookie beginning of the year and definitely avoid the scammer mechanics in 2019

Last night I didn't sleep till the morning lights and wiring harness is nicely done too.

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Old 01-17-2019, 12:13 PM   #29
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:51 AM   #30
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The situation sucks, but I am glad that at the end you could put the bike together.
Before I came to the US, I never worked (succesfully) on my bikes before but due to the labor prices here I decided that I want to learn and so far, I have had success with it.

One thing is that there is a ton of info in Youtube and the forums, plus manuals and stuff. Tools here are affordable (I am comparing with my home country) and that is another reason to start to learn.

Good luck and thanks for the heads up. For sure, the goods are more but sometimes those bads are like big rocks in the middle of the road.
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