I'm hearing you. Really. But by just asking "questions" (which would include 'why are you selling it') doesn't mean someone is trying to take advantage of the situation.
Granted....human nature, and the animal kingdom (of which we sorta belong to in some way, shape or form) thrives only on those that can get ahead.
We as humans have not, nor maybe will we ever, evolve to the point where everyone is helping everyone else. Sorry that sounds pesimistic but its true.
I have faith in humankind and people in general. But, "buyer beware" also has a stake in this. Seller beware too.
Again...I hear you....I understand your thoughts on "that" question which erks you so.
I for one am the type of buyer that drives the seller bonkers. Why....because I want to know EVERYTHING about a motorcycle I'm about to spend $3500 or $4000 on.
Sorry but that's the way it is. Heck I'd expect nothing less of a buyer to ask questions. I want to tell them everything about the bike I'm trying to sell and vice versa. I'd want to know everything about a bike I'm wanting to purchase.
My cousin likes to make fun of me when we go out moto hunting............He calls me "Lookie-Lou"...cause, well, I'll look, and look and look and ask and ask and ask somemore. He, on the other hand, goes to the seller and says, "I gots $3000...cash, take or leave it". I dunno. I kinda like the 'haggle' process......you never what you'll get unless you ask.
Also, "Golden Rule: He who has the Gold Rules". Those that have the cash can buy just bout whatever they want at whatever price they want. Always keep this in mind, there will ALWAYS be another (ahem) perfect bike just round the corner waiting to be bought....no doubt....garanteed.
I'll end my reply with this example.
I had a 2002 mint VFR800 interceptor. it was my cousin's (same cousin as mentioned above). He was the first owner I was the 2nd owner. I thought it was the bike I had wanted....but low and behold it was too heavy for me, too cumbersome and she felt way too top heavy. I didn't feel comfortable with it. So..one weekend I put her up on CL. Some dude called, wanted to see it. He asked me all sorts of questions of which I stated in the ad the reason I want to sell it.
So, he saw the bike, we haggled for over an hour. in the end, as I was just about to walk away I felt I wasn't going to make the deal (he wanted $2600 for it I was asking $3100)......he was driving away in his car and said, "throw in the jacket and helmet and I'll take it for $3100".............I wanted to sell it, he wanted it so I said..what the heck and sold it. Turned around the very next day and picked up my 919 for bout the same price. I thought trade for trade for the bike I felt comfortable with.......
So..anything can happen with sales and purchases...anything.
If you want to sell her, sell her at whatever the price it is you feel comfortable with. Don't worry too much about the "questions" the potential buyer is asking.
p.s. don't ever let a potential buyer know you are going to loss your house if you don't sell the bike....that's just a reason to give the bike away with information the buyer need not know.
About human nature. I've studied economics, AI, automation and systems analysis for decades. We're to the point where human labor is no longer of value. In fact, human labor is becoming the thing to run away from.
Businesses that replace humans with robots will gain a huge advantage. Just as much as lower labor in other nations destroyed quite a few blue collar jobs in the US, robots are going to destroy much of the demand for human labor.
AI can do medical research better than humans. IBM has a computer that does 100 % of what a lawyer does and I think Watson does what a Dr does.
We don't need humans any more. Humans take too long to educate and file too many lawsuits. Robots work 24/7 for less than $1/hr and have whatever level of education / knowledge / skills you want them to have.
large 3D printers are printing houses out of cement and big rigs can be driven by robots.
Not to mention we have huge debt and corruption is the standard.
If we don't figure things out in a hurry, things are going to get messy. The government has no clue what they are doing and they whole "kick the can down the road" isn't much of a game plan.