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Old 03-25-2011, 12:44 PM
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Alright all, so I am in sort of a pickle, no rush here by any means.

I am selling my Ninja 500 and looking to get a F4I. I love Honda and think these bikes kick ***.

Anyhow, while looking on search tempest to find the best deal on craigslist, I am in a pickle.

I found a beautiful 02 one here

**2002 Honda CBR 600 F4i 7800 Miles MINT**

Flexible on the price...

But I found another 02 with 1500 MILES! All stock.

Now my only concern here is, I called about the 1500 mile one (shes asking 4k) says its never been dropped, raced ect.

I asked why she is selling, she told me she wants a faster bike, and has? or still has another f4i? weird?

She told me she bought it off a kid last summer who was too scared to ride it, and she only put 200 miles on it.

I mean 4k for a basically brand new f4i seems amazing. Only trouble is its 3 hours away from me, would this sound suspicious to any of you?

Should I wait for more bikes to hit the market for the best deal?
 
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Carl Trooper View Post
Alright all, so I am in sort of a pickle, no rush here by any means.

I am selling my Ninja 500 and looking to get a F4I. I love Honda and think these bikes kick ***.

Anyhow, while looking on search tempest to find the best deal on craigslist, I am in a pickle.

I found a beautiful 02 one here

**2002 Honda CBR 600 F4i 7800 Miles MINT**

Flexible on the price...

But I found another 02 with 1500 MILES! All stock.

Now my only concern here is, I called about the 1500 mile one (shes asking 4k) says its never been dropped, raced ect.

I asked why she is selling, she told me she wants a faster bike, and has? or still has another f4i? weird?

She told me she bought it off a kid last summer who was too scared to ride it, and she only put 200 miles on it.

I mean 4k for a basically brand new f4i seems amazing. Only trouble is its 3 hours away from me, would this sound suspicious to any of you?

Should I wait for more bikes to hit the market for the best deal?
I bought my F4i for < 4k with similar miles last yr.
 
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:47 PM
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not much you can do in 1500 miles to ruin, or hurt a bike i would think. Just make sure you do a thorough look over, check the sprockets chain etc, and take it for a good ten plus mile ride, to see if there are any hidden probs, sounds like a sweet deal to me tho.
 
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:55 PM
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sounds pretty normal to me....

you want weird I had a guy drive 18 hours/night at a hotel/rented a trailer to trade me his 929rr for my 1988 chrysler conquest...
 
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by __Z__ View Post
sounds pretty normal to me....

you want weird I had a guy drive 18 hours/night at a hotel/rented a trailer to trade me his 929rr for my 1988 chrysler conquest...

lol


yeh well only reason I was weirded out was because why buy it.. put 200 miles on it, and want to sell it?

idk

well wait and see for closer pics of it
 
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^ lol weird.....

As long as they have a clean title in hand and you know what to look for in a used bike...not to much to be suspicous of. Try to get a good talk with them on the phone just to feel them out..Use comon sense to cover your ***.

Now the mint 2008 R1's i always see on craigslist that are going for $1900, I WOULD be a little suspicious of....
ex. HERE
 

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Old 03-25-2011, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Sick97SS View Post
^ lol weird.....

As long as they have a clean title in hand and you know what to look for in a used bike...not to much to be suspicous of. Try to get a good talk with them on the phone just to feel them out..Use comon sense to cover your ***.

Now the mint 2008 R1's on craigslist that are going for $1900, I WOULD be a little suspicious of....
ex. HERE
Ha well yeh those are just dumb scams.

4 Grand for a brand new f4i seems like a solid deal. She seemed decent on the phone, I still don't know too much about bikes, but she said the previous owner did something with the back seat? so no one can sit on it b/c its a hard plastic now and she has the stock parts.

only thing that kinda made me :/ was she said there was a SMALL mark from the seat being put on or something. well see what happens.
 
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i probably put 200 on my f4i before i sold it....

in parts haha
 
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sounds like typical craig's list, have her send you the vin and license plate numbers, have the dmv run it to make sure it's all good
 
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Well if you do end up buying it, and want to get rid of the seat or cowl (hard plastic piece over seat), let me know
 

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