A motorcyclist who had to sell his bike to make ends meet was out of luck, as he has been forced to sell the parts he needs for his new Harley Davidson.
Joe Gorman, of Portland, Oregon, got the idea to sell parts after his new bike was totaled by a driver on Interstate 84.
Gorman bought a new Yamaha CBR600R with all his parts for about $800.
He thought that it was going to be an easy sale because it was cheap.
But his Harley was totaled and he had to find another motorcycle.
“I was just sitting on my porch and I just couldn’t afford it,” Gorman said.
“It’s a very good bike, and I thought I could put it up for auction,” he said.
He didn’t know that he would have to sell off the parts for a motorcycle that he said he never had a chance to ride before.
He said he was thinking of selling it on Craigslist or eBay, and that he wasn’t really interested in getting it out of the garage.
“If it doesn’t work out, I’m not going to get into it,” he explained.
“This is the last thing I ever wanted to do,” he added.
“He said it would be nice if the auction ended up going to someone who was able to afford it.
The auction ended the same way,” said Gorman’s attorney, John Wills.
Golfers are allowed to sell bikes on Craigslist and other sites.
Wills said Gormers new bike is in good condition.
He also said the buyer is able to sell other parts.
The buyer can buy a bike that is listed on Craigslist, Wills explained.
He said that it is a very common practice for buyers to bid on other motorcycles and sell the bikes to make a profit.
“They’ll get the bike they want, but they’ll have to pay the buyer a percentage of that money,” he told ABC News affiliate KOIN.
Gormers story is not unique.
There have been a lot of people who have had to do that.
He is not the only one who has had to get rid of his motorcycle parts.
According to the Motorcycle Dealers Association of Oregon, there were 1,821 people who lost their motorcycles in 2014, which was up from 621 in 2013.
The most common reason for getting rid of a motorcycle is when the owner is evicted or otherwise unable to keep up with repairs.
Some people also want to sell their motorcycles for parts or to resell them to other owners.
The motorcyclists who have gotten rid of their bikes in recent years are the lucky ones, according to the association.
They said that a lot can be learned from Gorman.
“We’ve seen people do it before.
You can learn from that,” said Wills, the lawyer.”
A lot of times, you have to get out there and you have no money.
You have to just do what you’ve been taught to do and just work hard,” he concluded.