Originally posted by BobbyDazzler
I kinda like the idea of a heavily customised bike, its just the resale aspect that makes me a little weary of it all.
Yes, my thoughts exactly, when reading this thread. It would be like buying a lowered car or truck. They are cool looking and cool to look at, but your market for reasale is very limited. Most folks will not touch a lowered anything. As much as I like the lowered thing, I would only buy a lowered '50-'51 Merc, maybe a '54-55 Merc.
Oh, we are talking bikes here, huh? Hey, that bike is a great bike, but stock, not all duded up with pipes under the seat (hope you like hot buns!), etc. Start doing radical cosmetic things, you are gonna have to ask more money for it to recoup your investment, or be sorely depleted in the wallet upon resale to the maybe one and only buyer who is even interested in taking it off your hands.
Sorry to say, but "1995" is considered "old" by many buyers (not me). Has nothing to do with how the bike will do against the new stuff (like the other guy said, it will do more than most street riders can or are willing to attempt anyway).
I would be real enthused about a bone stock '95 Fireblade in mint condition. Now that would be a bike to ride and get some looks. I would stick to un-obvious alterations. Like a chain or tires, or maybe a well educated internal engine modification. Unless you just love and gotta have the proposed alterations and you will keep the bike a long, long time.