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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Should I buy a used 2010 Street Triple?

Hi Everyone,

I found a used 2010 Street Triple with very low mileage. It's a private seller, and I am going to look at it soon. I have a few questions that I hope you all can help me with:

Were there any problems I should be looking for with this model year? I'm pretty sure that the owner won't let me ride it, so how else can I tell if the bike is in good shape? Also, how much should I expect to pay if the bike is in great shape and has under 4,000 miles? Do you have any other advice for me?

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You should be able to ride it. Bring cash and a drivers license. If he wont let you ride it tell em for f off. I wouldn't buy a used bike if I couldn't ride it and the bikes Ive sold I let prospective buyers ride.
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He darned well better let you ride the bike if he expects to sell it to you! You have to know how it runs in order to make an intelligent decision.

Not sure when the regulator/rectifier problem got fixed, but even if the bike needs it it's a free fix from your local Triumph dealer (call them with the VIN and they'll tell you if your bike is recalled).

If it's in good shape, I'd offer somewhere between $6500 and $7000.
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Thanks for the advice. Never bought a used bike before. Should I expect to hand over a deposit to test drive?
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I buy and sell bikes all the time. Custom street bikes/street legal track day bikes are my hobby and NOBODY gets to ride one of my bikes unless they have put cash, in full, in my hand first. I am happy to take it anywhere they choose within a reasonable distance to be checked out and will let an insured shop mechanic ride one (while I watch) but not a private rider. Sorry, been there, done that, and have been burned having to fix the bike myself and the rider attempt to sue me for his medical bills.

The R/R issue is the only known and no it wasn't fixed on the '10 so make sure it has been or you will be spending time at the dealer having it changed. Other than that 2010 was the best year made so if it's clean, checks out, and is priced right go for it

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I buy and sell bikes all the time. Custom street bikes/street legal track day bikes are my hobby and NOBODY gets to ride one of my bikes unless they have put cash, in full, in my hand first.
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I'm completely with you on that one. Any other method is a sure way of loosing a bike eventually!

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I have bought a few bikes used; you need to get the Vin# and have a dealer run it and see what pops up if anything.
Why are they selling it??
Last time it was registered??
KBB value vs. their asking price??
Has it been dumped??

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I'm with Orangeman on this one; I would NEVER let a stranger jump on my high-powered motorcycle and rip down the road, not to mention the liability issues. I would re-install the passenger pegs and take the person for a short ride. Even if the person seems ok, it usually takes a few weeks for a rider to get familiar cos every motorcycle handles a bit differently due to size and weight. Motorcycle dealerships have insurance to cover accidents on test rides. - Wayne (oh yeah, check for bank liens before handing over your cash!)
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I have bought a few bikes used; you need to get the Vin# and have a dealer run it and see what pops up if anything.
Why are they selling it??
Last time it was registered??
KBB value vs. their asking price??
Has it been dumped??

Thanks Everyone. Will a dealer really run a Vin# for you? Do they charge for that?

Sorry for all the questions, I just want to make sure I cross all my Ts.
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Will a dealer really run a Vin# for you? Do they charge for that?
The dealer will run it, at no cost to you, in order to tell if your bike needs the new R/R unit.
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