Main Motorcycle: 2013 Daytona 675
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Estero, FL
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 I’m 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?
I’m looking at a used 2009 and I am worried about one thing:
The guy said it had been dropped at about 60 mph…tumbled 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 675’s 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 don’t 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 rider’s input on the situation. Again he’s asking $4900. To make the situation better, or worse (I’m not sure yet) the guy lives across the street from me and I saw the ad on craigs list (small world). So I don’t 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!