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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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Whats up guys, I'm looking to get back in the saddle on an R1. My very first experience was with a 2000 R1 that was in pretty nice shape. I ended up selling it to a friend when I decided to purchase a 2006 CBR 1000RR. Well, the sad part of that story is, I sold my R1, then my friend crashed it and pretty much jacked it up.

I purchased a slightly used CBR 1000RR that was a great bike until I hit about 10,000 miles, then it started to nickel and dime me to death, so I ended up selling it because I needed money to finance my business.

This brings me to present day, about 2 years later and I'm longing to ride so bad. My aim is to get an 09-10 R1 for a fair price. Currently I have found a 2010 R1 with about 8100 miles in pretty much pristine condition. Asking price is 7000$ firm. The only hang up here is the fact it has FIAT fairings, and I don't really want those to be honest. Would it be out of the realm of trying to get somebody to trade for them? I really prefer the raven edition R1's, but I don't want to really try and sell an unpopular fairing set to try and get what I want.

So what should I do guys? Is 7000$ a good deal for a 2010 R1? It was owned by a service tech at the local dealer. I appreciate your time, thanks for looking.
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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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It's a reasonable asking price for that year.
I will say though it's 50/50 shot that the service tech took care of it internally.
Some take more pride in taking care of theirs, being they are able to get decent prices on parts.
Some trash them, being they can get another at a reasonably better price than most.
Remember when selling or buying,
Just because you have aftermarket items doesn't necessarily mean you'll get your loot back.
I own 2 R1's currently.
Have owned 7 all together.
In my opinion, although all Japanese bikes are great, R1's are the best.

As for the fairings,
You'd be surprised who would want those, just to switch the look of their machine. Not to mention, Valentino Rossi is a huge name in the 2 wheel world.
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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: eXia7

I looked on KBB and it books for 7985 in excellent shape. A grand under book isn't a bad deal.

I'm riding a 2002 superglide before that I had a seca 750.


Went to the international motorcycle show last weekend in MN. Fell in love with a 2016 BMW 800 GT. Going to sell the hog and go with the BMW this spring. The last bike I rode this fall was BMW 1000 RR loved it but 199 HP is to much for an old fart like me.

Look at price for fairings or even see if you can sell them like you stated.

Good luck and have fun !! P.S don't run junk gas, keep that corn out.






posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: RoadCourse

I already got rid of my CBR, it had problems when I sold it, so I kind of took a bath on it. I did look the bike over really well, the chain is practically new and lubed properly, the brakes look hardly used. He just installed 2 brand new tires on it not long ago, and the oil was clean (probably recent service) I checked when the valve adjustment intervals were and the service manual said 26,000 miles, so I wouldn't worry about that anytime soon.

Unfortunately guy can't budge on the price because its his pay off.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:26 PM
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originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
a reply to: eXia7

I looked on KBB and it books for 7985 in excellent shape. A grand under book isn't a bad deal.

I'm riding a 2002 superglide before that I had a seca 750.


Went to the international motorcycle show last weekend in MN. Fell in love with a 2016 BMW 800 GT. Going to sell the hog and go with the BMW this spring. The last bike I rode this fall was BMW 1000 RR loved it but 199 HP is to much for an old fart like me.

Look at price for fairings or even see if you can sell them like you stated.

Good luck and have fun !! P.S don't run junk gas, keep that corn out.





Nice, I like the BMW 1000RR's they look fun to ride. You shouldn't worry about having too much power! it's all about the smile it brings to ones face. I did a couple track days on my CBR 1000RR, and it was awesome. I highly doubt I'd track this R1 if i got it. My plan is to eventually buy a little beater yamaha R6 for trackdays when I can afford it again lol.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:32 PM
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Here is the ole CBR. I do miss her a bit, but she started having electrical gremlins. It had been known to cut out on me at lean. Very Sketchy.





2 seperate track days.
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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: eXia7

What track?



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: RoadCourse

Jennings

here is my dearly missed R1. here is what she looked like after my friend bought and totaled her.





She had a salvage title and I overpaid but I loved that bike. I rode it all the way to daytona bike week and back.
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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: eXia7

I haven't been there.

Being in Florida, you shouldn't have an issue selling bike parts might I add.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: eXia7

I had owned an 02.
I loved the looks as well as the performance at the time.....but damn I hated that tail section.
I took it off and had an 04-06 solo Sharkskinz tail custom installed. Lowered in the front a bit. Stock height was out of control for me.
Even though it may sound funny doing so being 6'3".....it worked beautifully for me.


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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: RoadCourse

I've been "out of the game" so to speak for about 2 years now, so I have to re-educate myself on prices and stuff.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: eXia7

It'll all come back to you, man.
Be patient though when buying, for you may find a steal just days down the road.
Particularly this time of year... I'm sure you know that.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: RoadCourse


Jennings is a very fun track. Its flat though. No camber or anything silly. Just tons of gouge marks in turns 8-10 lol.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: eXia7

I love on and off camber, elevation change....more happier I get.
I love technical.

Nurburgring Nordschleife is my goal.
Saving up...and have been for the last year or so.
Easier for me since my home is payed for.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: RoadCourse

Yeah I definitely would like to try some technical tracks. The closest I can probably afford to try would be Barber Raceway



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: eXia7


Ummm...Dude...I'm still riding a 1984 VF1000F Interceptor...when I'm not on the 1980 CB900 Custom...that is...Although with only 4,000 miles on her I try not to ride her too much...

I bought another 1980 CB 900 Custom with a sidecar that needs me to spend some money on...

Ah well...can't have too much of a good thing...




YouSir



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: eXia7

It's safe to say, as a man/dude/bro, that there is NOTHING better than being on any track, with no restrictions, race prepped car or cycle.....other than piloting a fighter....with no restrictions.

Yes...even over some grade A booty....easily.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:47 PM
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a reply to: YouSir

No shame in those games.
Good machines you mention.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: eXia7


Ummm...Dude...I'm still riding a 1984 VF1000F Interceptor...when I'm not on the 1980 CB900 Custom...that is...Although with only 4,000 miles on her I try not to ride her too much...

I bought another 1980 CB 900 Custom with a sidecar that needs me to spend some money on...

Ah well...can't have too much of a good thing...




YouSir


Anything with two wheels is fun. Sounds like a nice reliable bike.



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 01:39 AM
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im not a crotch rocket guy but I like the motors... heres the thing many people do not do reg maintenance and valve adjusts oil, and fluids are important and often wholly ignored...

pull a spark plug have a gander at it and compression test on the far left hand cyclinder clutch side... oily? run. very black running rich not so bad as rich is better than lean very clean looking ceramic and dark electrode? run as lean puts a ton of wear on a motor... a nice caramel to the ceramic insulator? wel taken care of... oil color on the dip stick black also run. a honey color with a burnt smell? the same as valves were likely neglected too. honey color but no real smell? they likely didnt change oil often or its due light color? no smell thn its been maintained.
7 is a bit high for a used sports bike as they are very often abused... if the rpm guage bounces instead of a clean sweep its likely theyve hit the rev limiter often or passed it if no limiter.. also run.

but thats a basic for motor as the other is not as important as far as good shape except to eye... look at the wear indicators on the pads and condition of the rotors wavy or grooved also a sign of bad maintenance.

if you pull the trigger and ignore any of my run warnings cant say you werent warned. so make a list run the checks any fail negotiate repair unless motor runs mentioned out of the asking price.

two wheels forever, forever two wheels




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