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Old 09-20-2009, 08:24 PM
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As the title states, I am looking at buying my first bike sometime this week. The bike is a 2002 F4i with 7400 miles going for $3600. For one is this a good deal? Cause I've seen 05' easily go for 4200-5000, I don't know if 7400 is alot of miles for a bike considering thats nothing for a motor in a car. Obviously a difference. What should I look for when I go see the bike obviously most owners dont let you test right espcially if it's never been down which is understandable but still. So any advice you veterns can lend me would be greatly appreciate. thanks!
 
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:43 PM
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7400 miles is not much for a 2002. Try to get a feel for what type of rider the owner is, could ride 'em real hard or just putt around on weekends. Looks like a good deal to me, but you don't give much information.
 
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:09 PM
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I agree but I gave what I was told "2002 Honda CBR600F4i with 7534 miles. It has a fender eliminator, integrated tail light, flush mount front blinkers, tank protector and a Scorpion Slip-on Exhaust. The bike runs great and is great for any experience bike rider. The tires may need replacing before next season, that is all it needs. Sale will include all stock parts including the exhaust." pretty much is it. They guy selling it is deployed at the moment so I can't even meet him. His wife is selling it for him
 
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:21 PM
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yeah thats a good deal. but you know if thats his asking price you can get it for lower. no one ever pays asking price for a bike. but yeah pick it up, just check if it was been downed befor
 
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I agree but I gave what I was told "2002 Honda CBR600F4i with 7534 miles. It has a fender eliminator, integrated tail light, flush mount front blinkers, tank protector and a Scorpion Slip-on Exhaust. The bike runs great and is great for any experience bike rider. The tires may need replacing before next season, that is all it needs. Sale will include all stock parts including the exhaust." pretty much is it. They guy selling it is deployed at the moment so I can't even meet him. His wife is selling it for him
Jump on it.
 
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:47 AM
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any riding experience? If not I say get a 250
 
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:02 AM
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That's a pretty good deal. Haha I don't think the wife knows what she's doing...poor guy.
 
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:08 AM
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^ Yep, I agree. But being as he's deployed, I wouldn't feel right about talking her down in price. They probably need the money, hence she's selling his bike. That's a great price as is.
Jump on it.
+1 That bike's gonna be sold before you have time to think about it.
 
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:55 AM
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any riding experience? If not I say get a 250
+1 on that
 
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:40 AM
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That sounds like a good deal... I would get it.

I bought my 01 F4i with 12k, bone stock for $4,000. I paid too much tho since it was the beginning of the season and I REALLY wanted it, so I paid $200 over KBB.
 

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