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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Good deal? CBR f4i 2002

I am considering buying a CBR f4i 2002 with 8800 miles. I went over and looked at the bike the other day and I could tell its been down on the left side by the scratches on the front near the intake, some on the left fairing and some on the back near the passenger seat...no scratches on the crank case though...a few scratches on the right side but nothing major...its probably been tipped over on that side...a few after market parts but he has all the originals like the rear tail lights, exhaust, and front fender. He listed it with his helmets (2) jacket and trailer for 6700 but I wanted just the bike..got him to 5700...
i'm in florida so cant really work the winter to my advantage..is this decent or over paying? I am between this or paying $7000 + ~$500 for shipping for a used 2005 gsx 600r with about 1000 miles from a dealer in wisconsin. The GSXR looks really new and clean...but I would also have to lower it to be comfortable on it. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 03:04 AM
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$5700 for a 02 f4i seems very high. Especially one that has been down. I wouldn't pay $4000 for it. I bought a 01 two years ago for $4400 with 10000 miles in mint shape. If you look around you should be able to find a clean one in the sub $5000 range. Keep looking. As for the gixxer, that is very high as well. I saw a brand new 05 raven r6 at the dealer for about $7500 OTD. Don't get greedy. Take your time and shop around, you should evevtually find a very nice deal.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 03:08 AM
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I didn't notice the gixxer was an 05. I guess that is a reasonable dealer price. Together with shipping your paying 7500. I would just pay another grand and get a brand new 06 gixxer. That's gonna be a bad ass little bike.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 06:07 AM
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I would not pay 5700.00 for an 02 ff4i thats been down, thats over priced, mint i would pay 4500 tops. shop around.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 07:22 AM
 
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check your local craigslist.org page and view motorcycles. Since your in FL, deals should be all over the place. I was going to get a 2000 F4 in mint condition for 3 grand, but then I got my wrecked RR for 2. I'd say for that F4i should be 3500-4000 max, nothing higher since you can get 2001+ gixxers for 5 or less now. My friend got a mint 2003 gixxer 600 with 6k miles for 5 grand and that was last year.
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thanks for all the replies guys...I was thinking the price was a bit too high...I guess I've been very impatient since I have only been looking for a week now...I have plenty of time to decide but you guys must know the feeling I get when I just want to ride..and ride right now. Thanks for making sure I didnt make a big mistake. I checked KBB values and they say $5315 but I really want to find one thats mint and under 10k miles for around $5000. I think that would be a deal.


So I guess the 05 gsxr 600r would be a decent deal if its exactly 7500 after shipping? My friend is trying to sell his 05 gsx 600r for $8000 and hes had it for almost a year and told me thats what he bought it for. I offered him $7000 for it and he rejected that offer since he convinced himself he can get $8000. As for the 06'...I like the looks of the 04' and 05' better for some reason...and I'm hoping to find a decent deal out there...thanks again guys and the more replies the better.
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 09:08 AM
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I would certainly go with the 06 Gixxer, but it's your decision. It's totally updated with parts, including a slipper clutch. Call up some shops, I'd wager you could easily find a leftover 05 for no more than $8000. My buddy bought his OTD for under $8000 last May and I got my 636 for $8200 OTD, the next week.

How could your buddy think he could get what he paid for his bike after riding for a year?
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 11:45 AM
 
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btw, KBB does not factor in value for different seasons. Winter time will always be the cheapest to get bikes. Spring and summer will always be inflated. Just take your time and find one that suits your budget.
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've just finished talking to Road Track and Trail in Big Bend, Wisc. They said I could get a 05 gsx600r for $7350..it has 2k miles and they say its in mint condition...they a lot of nice pics but nothing really close like a zoom in of the fairings or crank case. The guy says this is the price after shipped and lowered 2" (yes I need it lowered since I'm 5'5 and prob ~29" inseam). But this is the price before tax, tag and title...which I am confused about. I'm sure I'll be paying Florida tax but when do I pay it? When I go to the tax collector at the tag agency ? The bike does have a clean title as the guy said.

I talked to my friend again and he says hes prob gonna list his bike around 7700. I offered him 7300 for it considering I would still have to get it lowered but I wouldnt need to have someone deliver the bike from WI to FL. Then I told him to go look at what his bike is selling for on the current market and see if I'm making a reasonable offer. Hope it all works out.
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-13-2006, 07:23 AM
 
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You my friend are being taken for a ride. No way is a 2002 bike worth 5700.00......Not even brand new from a dealer would I buy a 4 yr. old bike for that. Well at least not a CBR 600.

I'd say the bike is worth no more than 3800.00 and I wouldn't go over that price. Keep looking you'll find someone willing to almost give away a newer bike because they have to have the latest and greatest.
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