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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 2006, 7:47 pm Thread Starter
 
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Need help...Newbie here and dont really know what to do. Im in the market for a RS. Been doing my homework and reading all the forums and MOA news letters. But the bike listed on looks too good to be true. Over 4k in after market parts and the guy will take 7500 right now if I would pay in person. Hes in NY and Im in Ohio. Not like its right down the road. More like 650+miles



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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 2006, 8:00 pm
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It's hard to tell by pics alone. Kelly Blue Book is $9020 for the bike. Seller didn't mention anything about maintenance or if there was anything wrong with it. Maybe someone on this board who lives near there can take a look at it. I just wouldn't buy it without seeing it in person and riding it.
With the new S bike out and no more RS being made, you should be able to get anything you want.

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Looks like a Patriots fan by the reflection in the gauges...maybe lost a bundle last weekend (haha)....wouldn't buy it without riding it myself....make sure the VIN matches the title and that the title is clear of all liens....sounds too good to be true....definitely handle it in person....good luck!

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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 2006, 8:01 pm Thread Starter
 
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The guy who is selling it is really short with his answers. Ive called him 2 times to see if we could met half way some where with the bike. He hasnt called me back. But Im just going to wait and hope some one out bids me. If not I guess you can call me a scum bag....because Im not going to pay.....oh well
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Armyguy,

I'd definitely have someone check it out that lives nearby.

There's a big red flag about the seller: Been a member since 2002 yet has ZERO feedback....

Anyway, there is some purchase protection for vehicles on eBay - you'll haveta pay a deductible I think but it's better than losing your shirt!

Good luck and let us know what happens!

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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 2006, 8:16 pm
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The NADA book is; lo-$6,900 avg.- $9,100 that puts it in the middle right now in the auction. The $4,000 in aftermarket upgrades are worth close to zero when selling. A lot of people want their bikes stock.
The auction still has over a day and 1/2 to go and the seller has your $7,500 bid already. Why would he sell it to you for $7,500 cash and not let the auction run some more?
In the sellers defense, if it was my bike I wouldn't take it around the block for a buyer to see it. If you want it, you come to me.
Finally, don't ask for advise involving money from anyone except your family. Keep your money in your pocket. You sound WAY to eager to get a bike at any cost.
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Well Bruce..shouldnt you ask other people that know about bikes??? I was just asking. Plus I said He WOULD take 7500 CASH right now. But when you sell something you should be willing to answer quetions right? Plus the numbers you have really dont add up to the blue book I have at the dealership. Like I said I was just asking............
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2006, 12:01 am
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Hey ArmyGuy.

Just my 2cents worth.

I had a chance to buy a local 2001 K-Taxi like this one with the bags had 7000 miles, Remus Exhaust, Very clean, Needed tires, with 2xtra windshields and a small tail bag for 6500.00 so I would just take your time and look around your area for a similar ride because now is the time to buy when the prices are at a low level. You'll be much better at finding something local that you can get checked by a reputable bike shop so you can get a idea what if any repairs will be needed and maybe new tires? if needed will be about $350 alone so shop around. Get as much bike as you can afford but have enough money left over to make sure you can ride it safely.

BEST OF LUCK.

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The guy who is selling it is really short with his answers. Ive called him 2 times to see if we could met half way some where with the bike. He hasnt called me back. But Im just going to wait and hope some one out bids me. If not I guess you can call me a scum bag....because Im not going to pay.....oh well
Armyguy, If you really want someone to outbid you, why don't you just retract your bid. This way you won't risk getting a negative feedback from this stranger.

If you decide to buy it, I'd suggest to pick it up in person. Looks he's also selling an Aprilia. Maybe you can check his plates..

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