I swear, every single bike we’ve gotten in (that it mattered), the battery was shit.
What’s worse, is those “Don’t start anymore, needs a new battery” ads on craiglist? That is actually the case DISTURBINGLY OFTEN.
Dude, you could have sold your bike for more money if you’d just replaced the battery!
My other favorite is “Doesn’t run; carbs need work”
Again, 30 minutes of work with very basic tools and that non-running bike is now a running bike.