Originally Posted by ff73148
$1900 for an 09 is a ridiculously low price even for a bike in that condition. I would bring it to a good Triumph dealer and let him check the bike out even though you know what you are doing. Maybe the dealer could back track the VIN # and give you history on the bike. Won't hurt.
On the way home from buying it I stopped at the local dealer for a estimate on fixing everything needed to bring it back to where it should be, and also included both tires (which I think i'm actually ok for now on that).
After explaining myself BEFORE they looked at it to make sure they knew I hadn't performed the high quality work!! lol They looked it over top to bottom and after managing to keep a mostly straight face, said they would call me later with a quote. After they purchased a new supercomputer to compute all of the digits, they called with the quote. You know it's not good when the guy asks if your setting down before he gives you the quote!!!
After regaining my senses following passing out, I think the number was close to $3500 with labor and everything else!!!!!!
And no, they were not talking about replacing anything that I haven't mentioned in this thread. I haven't actually seen the paper copy, and I didn't ask, nor do I remember all the details. But let me see if I can recall some numbers in the general range they discussed.
500-paint for tank and fender
300-ignition switch, key, screws
400-headlamp bucket, reflector, bulbs, outer trim piece
I can't remember exactly how many hours of labor, but I think it was like $85/hour? Then throw in 6.something % tax and somehow you end up with $3500ish?!?!?
The funny part is, they didn't come up with any real issues mechanically or structurally. I do however want to mention they were very nice folks and quite professional and I would not hesitate to go back to buy a bike or if I were having insurance work done!!
So far I have bought or will soon be buying the following (shipping included)...
$?$?-Buddy coming by this week to give an estimate on repair and paint of gas tank. Hoping for <$400
$130-Nice black painted front fender
$65-Ignition switch & key
$?$?$-Headlamp bucket, reflector/ trim piece & bulbs. But it looks like I should be able to pick up a nice setup for <$200
$45-mirrors and brackets
That all adds up to $888 plus my labor of $0=$888. Throw in $400 of unforseen expenses and just cool stuff I like=
$1900 purchase price=
$3188 TOTAL INVESTMENT