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I am looking into buying a used suzuki GSXR-600 2002 model off an ad from craigslist. The bike's frame seems to be in good condition it has never been i nan accident. It has frame sliders so if it was dropped it should be protected although u can see scrapes on the protectors. The tires are 70% and the back light doesnt seem to work when the front brake is on, the bike was in neutral if this changes anything about the light but i dont think it should. Also, the odometer is only 8000 km which seems awkwardly low for such an old bike, maybe some foul play may be involved with tampering but im not sure. There is also a crack in the plastic covering the front wheels brakes. Other than that the bike seems clean. The guy offering said 4000 is a good price. What would you pay for this bike based on the description?

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The mileage is low considering the age, but bike mileage varies GREATLY from one to the next, since most bikes are more of a "pleasure" vehicle than an actual primary mode of transportation.

It wouldn't surprise me if the bike had been dropped. Doesn't mean there would be extensive damage if he dropped it in a parking lot/driveway. The brakelight issue obviously needs to be addressed before taking it on the road.

I'd say 4000 is a good price for that bike if it had no damage and everything functioned properly. 3000-3500 would be a more reasonable price in my mind. But maybe I'm just a cheap bastard.
 

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Agree. '05 600 supersports are going for $4k right now, and that one is three years older. snake's estimate is more accurate. Check out gixxer.com or ebay for similar vehicles to see what the real going rate is.
 

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Hello Friends,

$4K, he must be crazy if that is USD. You can buy a 2006 600 for $4k. Yes, almost every used bike has been dropped or crashed at least once, most require just some new plastic's. Frame sliders are great, I crashed on the track last year at about 50 mph and the bike only needed a few hundred in parts. As for the 8000km, you'd be surprised at how little many motorcyclists actually ride. The bike is probably going to need some maintenance since it's been sitting so long. I'd dump all of the fluids including the brake fluid unless he says it's been changed in the last year. Check to see the age of the tires, if more then 3 years old they should be replaced regardless of the mileage.

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Umang Kumar
 
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