Am I about to screw up?
For anyone who has read the post in the Suzuki forums, I'm looking at a 1999 'zuk TL1000S.
I expressed some concerns about having a too powerful bike for my first sportbike to go with the VTX.
I'm limited by my budget so I've been looking for a real steal rather than being able to pick and choose the 'perfect' bike to continue riding on.
Now I've found this bike with a little over 3000 miles, Yoshimura slip-ons, re-mapped (according to owner), a custom paint job, and a few other little odds and ends and I may be able to get it at a really good deal. When I say good deal, I mean around $2200 under retail value! All it really needs is a really good cleaning and a new rear tire.
What do you guys think? Sure death? Something I can get used to after the 65-70hp VTX? Bad bike overall? Great bike overall?
There's still a couple of potential mechanical problems to sort out before it's a done deal, and I still have to hope the owner makes good on what he initially offered it to me for instead of going to check the book value and taking back what he said.
Any help is appreciated.