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My friend's neighor is going to call me at about 6 pm which is 2 hours from NOW at my place, and he has got a early 90's (not sure what year) CBR600 F2 that he takes care of well. Probably a gear head. He's moving and thats why he's selling it.


My dad is extremely firm on the price of these old bikes because of the amount/price of attainable parts for the bike if anything goes wrong. He says 500 bucks . AH! so That is my target price


I need some ammunition to knock the price down!

So far:

-Price of attainable/non-attainable parts
-Age


Need help fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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*You're his buddy, and you'd love this one favor...
*You simply can't afford anything more
*Look up the price on KBB or NADA, and tell him it's simply not worth that much, and you can get one for cheaper at the local dealership.
*Old bikes, like old cars, break down more often, so it would cost you extra money to maintain it.
*be super nice, courteous, respectful, and kiss lots of ass.
 

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I acually looked up the blue book on the bike before I posted this thread and It was 1900 trade in and 2800 retail for the 1993 version. That wasen't exactly ensuring that I was going to get it for $500.

LOL

Basically Im going to pull the "Im a 16 yr old with little money and parents that won't pay for insurance or chip in on the bike" rutine which every bit is true.
 

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Sorry to piss on your parade, but parts on those CBRs are VERY attainable. And pretty much any running, roadworthy motorcycle is worth more than $500...especially a CBR.

That being said, just tell him that's your budget, and that's it.
 

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well thank you slaps for giving me a little slap there


Its still and old bike none the less. I would try to scrouge up 1500 for it but my dad says no and my bank says what are you thinking.
 

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No call yet, I should have schedualed the call for after 6. lol. My friend informed me that he comes home about six, and then my friend would get over there with my number. The guy told my friend he wanted MY number, which to me means this guy wants to get rid of this bike pretty quick...he also has a FZR model about the same year, but Im told that the fizzer was rebuilt 20K miles ago. Which makes it what? REALLY high miles??!?! lol.


This anticipation is killing me. and usually I like anticipation.
 

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Hi oreo321321-

It is very unlikely that a CBR in great condition (and owned by an enthusiast) will be sold for $500.00 unless the bike has been ruined in ways that aren't readily apparent...like flood damage. The other option is if the current owner has a wicked cocaine habit and needs a toot right away.

I would start making plans to purchase a different motorcycle because this opportunity is looking pretty slim. Good luck with whichever motorcycle you select. :cool:

~ Blue Jays ~
 

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Someone needs to come up with a scientific formula for the value of a bike. Maybe research the price trends of new bikes and used bikes in relation to their specs (horsepower, weight, carb/FI, age, etc.), and devise some sort of equation to come up with the price. Something like

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value = [[(horsepower*100)+(weight/2.5)]/(age-1)]*(popularity/whatever)
That would be pretty cool.
 

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When I first started riding (quite a while ago now), there was a simple formula: one dollar per cc for a UJM (UJM = universal Japanese motorcycle). It's been a while since that formula worked...or since the last UJM was made for that matter!
 

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I dunno personally i dont think you could pay me to get on that new kawa.



At least in my eyes it looks like the ugliest damn sportbike ive ever seen.
 

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lateott_156 said:
When you own a ninja 250, you learn to overlook the ugliness of motorcycles, and appreciate the nicer aspects of it :)
A pretty clean-looking design that's been around for what, 20 years? Better looking than the 14, no doubt.
 
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