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Old 08-19-2011, 06:35 PM
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Was wondering what's a good price to pay for a 2005 CBR600 F4i. I know a dealership that has one for $4600 but their selling it to me for $5000 out the door. Only about 5600 miles and not one dent or scratch. 2 brothers exhaust and other upgrades. Am I paying too much for the bike at $5000 out of the door?
 
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:58 PM
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I bought my 06 with 7500miles for 3500 off craigslist, in SoCal. IMO thats about right after ttl.
 
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:19 PM
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I bought my 04 in SoCal with ~8k for $3500 also. Dealerships always want more money for used bikes
 
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$3400 for mine with 12K on the clock from private party SoCal, generally good condition with CCT rattle. Buying from private party is "AS IS" and anything you missed on the inspection is now your problem. If the dealer has been around for a while and has a decent reputation, they've gone over the bike, corrected any problems as they determined to be necessary, and offer some limited warranty. If you or a friend knows the mechanical aspects of the bike well then a private party sale might be the way to go. If not, it might be worth the extra money to go for a dealer sale. Your choice. Caveat emptor!
 
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Paid $3,200 for my 02 with 5k on the odo. But this was from a private party in socal.
 
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:42 PM
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Bikes are only worth what your willing to pay. Dealers are always way over priced. They probably gave the poor guy $2500 bucks for as a trade in and want to turn around and sell it for $4600 then they tack on all the BS like tax, title, dock fees, transport fees, prep fee, eating fees, sleeping fees, sitting on their fat a$$ fee, emailing fee, etc. $5K is too much IMO. If you can get them to $4K OTD now your talking.
 
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:56 AM
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I paid ~5500 OTD in May 2009 for my 2005 with only 1300 miles. The dealership I got it from has always taken care of me, and I've never had any issues. So I have had no problems or regrets with paying a little more. I'd try and talk them down though. Maybe 4450 OTD. Then settle on 4600 :P
 
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Hey guys...thanks for the good feedback. Well I waited too long and that bike got away. The search starts all over again. Based on my research, that was a very good bike with low mileage. I have two tools that I'm using for my search...Cycletrader and Craigslist. What makes it so difficult is the color combination I'm looking for. It's crimson red and silver, with crimson red being the dominate color and it only comes in the 2005. Wish me luck.
 
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald Jackson View Post
.... Wish me luck.
Good Luck!
 
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald Jackson View Post
Hey guys...thanks for the good feedback. Well I waited too long and that bike got away. The search starts all over again. Based on my research, that was a very good bike with low mileage. I have two tools that I'm using for my search...Cycletrader and Craigslist. What makes it so difficult is the color combination I'm looking for. It's crimson red and silver, with crimson red being the dominate color and it only comes in the 2005. Wish me luck.
That is easy. Buy some new body panels. Much cheaper too. Or just get a paint job on existing. Since basics are relatively cheap in terms of looks on a bike compared to retail cost... Buy a solid bike. Get the panels or paint job done after.
 

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