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Old 09-28-2009, 04:53 PM
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There is a guy around the corner from my house selling his 2003 F4i with 14k for $2100. He's laid it down on gravel, and says it runs fine, "there aren't any shakes, rattles, or any other noises." Opinions?! I can afford it now, but it's a little late in the season..
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:04 PM
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How bad is the lay-down damage?
Any pics?

14K is not too too bad, thats a little more that 2K a year.
I'd suggest you check it out in person and asses if the damage from the lay-down is minor or major.

Then talk him down.
I'm sure he'd sell for under 2K, and since it's near the end of your riding season, you can fix her up throughout all of winter and have her ready and prime for spring!
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:40 PM
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Haha Joey I like where your head is at. He put the SevenStars fairings on, so he already replaced the rashed up ones. Here is the ad:

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/mcy/1367134856.html

I'm going to see it on Wednesday so look at some other stuff. From what he said the slide wasn't too bad. He got up and rode it home. He said $2100 is the lowest he could go. What do you think??
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:45 PM
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Dang, that doesent look too bad at all.
I spied a few tank dings, but nothing too bad.
looks like a rather good find.

I think that $2,100 is not too bad either.
I'm sure that flashing $2k in pretty $100 dollar bills will convince him to let it go for 2K flat.
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:50 PM
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I know! It looks great. I need to get the tank painted anyways, so I can get the tank popped back out =) I just hope it stays at least a LITTLE warm so I can give her a few rides before I put her away.. wherever away is.. but anyways, should I jump on it? I don't have money to waste fixing alot of **** wrong with it, so I hope it's solid.
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:19 PM
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I'd jump on it, but I'd make sure that everything is A-Ok.

Give her a spin and have a buddy that knows motorbikes come along to give it a look-over.
No warped or bent frame or forks from the drop, tranny working properly, engine not making any weird noises.

Then I'd go for it!
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:37 PM
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$2100 seems like a real good price but then again without seeing it in person and looking everything over and hearing the motor I can't tell you for sure. Remember you get what you pay for so don't surprised if you have to put some money into it. Like Joey said make sure everything is straight and motor sounds strong and if it all checks out I'd go for it.

I don't your your financial situation but also remember you will need to buy some gear and always wear it (I know from experience). You might also want to get some insurance quotes so you know what you can expect to spend.

Good luck. Hope it all works out cause you will love it.
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:33 PM
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Sounds like a good deal. If the guy really lives down the street, just ask him to be completely honest. If you find any problems that he didn't tell you about, you can always get a little pay back. But like R Dub said, you get what you pay for. That "accident" in the ad could be a little more detailed though.
 
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sucks he cheaped out in the 50 dollar optional tank cover... good deal though.
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:49 PM
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Hmmmm. I can't ride it because I don't have my license yet. How can I tell if the frame is bent? I mean looking at it can only do so much, and I'll look for bent forks and such. But how can I tell for sure?
 

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