Reference Randall Washington's (Randakk) comments concerning his dealings with Louis. I made a post a few months back about a deal with Louis that was bad, referring to him as the usedcbxparts guy in Florida, or something like that. I won't go into the full background but my comments can be read in my posts.
A 79 CBX that I purchased from Mr Louis was totally misrepresented and now with 9k invested in the bike - that was in great condition according to him, the engine is still not back in the frame, but getting close. Anyway, my point in following up to Randakk's comments, is to reinforce not only the negative dealings with the usedcbxparts guy from Florida, but to reiterate that vendors should not be allowed in the club just to sell products to the members.
Terry also stated the same in his comments. Mr Louis joined this club in 2005. If he knows as much about CBX's as he states loudly, then why was he not a member way back when I joined and communicated with Stan by phone and US mail, because we did not have all this fancy internet stuff? Where was Louis in those early days?
My contention is that he is only in this club for profit and he should not be allowed to be a member for this purpose - and I truly believe that this is the only reason he is in the club - for profit and not for socializing.
As Terry stated, vendors should be paying for the privilege to sell us junk or anything else. Louis sells junk so why would he bad mouth ebay?? It is time that the club leaders take a hard look at people who do a full time business in this club for profit.
To put a bike or a few parts up for sale as an individual, this is acceptable, but to be a full time dealer of junk, getting near free advertising and access to the entire membership, this is not right.
My experience with Louis was exactly the same as Randall's and I can name 5 other people that have similar stories. Louis called one of them a "putz". What a club member!!
Again, I say it is time that the club officers approach this situation and take some action. It ain't gonna fix itself.
79, 80, 81, 82 CBX's, 87 Hurr 1000F, 83CB1100F, 87 VFR700, 01 Blackbird
40 yrs of Hondas and still baffled....