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Old 11-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Prospective 675 owner in Florida

Good Morning Everyone,

I am looking to purchase a used (2006-2009) Daytona 675. I have very little riding experience but fell in love with the bike when I saw it and read reviews online. So obviously, I have some questions that Iím sure a lot of you have heard before.

--Is this too much of a bike for a beginner?

--Is $4900 a fair price for a 2009?

Iím looking at a used 2009 and I am worried about one thing:

The guy said it had been dropped at about 60 mphÖtumbled a bit and then slid into the dirt. He said it was the best possible way for it to be layed down. There was no mechanical damage (beside a shaved adjuster on the fork?) and it started right up after he reset the crash switch on the engine. He went on to say that he had a mechanic check it out just in case and he said that the bike was good to go and he would give me the name and number of the mechanic to ask him any questions. He also just had it in a triumph dealer to fix the regulator recall for the 675ís and he asked them to do a once over to see if it needed anything else to be done to make it sell easily. He has matted out the fairing so they donít look all scratched up and everything else looks pretty sanitary. He has a Jardine slip on exhaust and an integrated tail light. Just want some experienced riderís input on the situation. Again heís asking $4900. To make the situation better, or worse (Iím not sure yet) the guy lives across the street from me and I saw the ad on craigs list (small world). So I donít think he would rip me off or lie to me. PLEASE get back to me ASAP as I want to ride in this perfect winter Florida weather!

Thanks,
Evan
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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great fo a beginner

These bikes are easy to learn with. I had an '06 and put 20k on it in 2 years... loved every moment.
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