In the course of looking for a replacement motorcycle after selling my current one, I found an ad on Craigslist for a 2004 BMW R1150RT police bike. I wouldn't usually go for these, but this one was advertised as an escort detail bike and only had 19,000 miles. After meeting the guy and test riding it, I decided to buy it. Money exchanged, he was a dealer and I filled out the DMV paperwork at his house.
A week later I take it in because I'm fixing a couple little things that I wanted done at the dealership, and in looking up the bike's VIN, find out that the mileage shown on the odometer and advertised is way off. This bike has at least 80k miles on it. Apparently you can't advance the odometer by hand to line up with the actual mileage, and the previous mileage is just supposed to be noted somewhere on the bike. Well, the guy who sold it to me claimed ignorance, but if I can find the original mileage in 10 minutes at a dealer, I'm having a hard time believing he didn't know. I spoke to an attorney, and he said we could go for breach of contract but it would be really helpful to have the original craiglist ad. It's since been deleted and I'm hoping to find a cached version somewhere but I'm not sure how to do this.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.