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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 08:47 PM
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A short while back, Motorcycle Consumer News did an interesting article on buying an older, extremely low mileage bike. I think a VFR in the article's case.
The pictures showed a perfect bike on the exterior, but upon closer inspection, a rat nest in the air filter, plus all of the rotted rubber, tires, etc. If the article wasn't fictional, the bike was donated rather than having all of the extensive work and parts investment done to make it roadworthy.

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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I wasn't suggesting it was good price. I have read on hear that the 2007 is a good year because the 2008 had carbs but EFI larger tank. I was thinking this might be a good find for someone on here for that reason. I did find it odd that it is low mileage (not kilometers), but is in Canada.
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I'm happy with my recently bought 2006 T100 for $1500, Granted it wasn't running and totally neglected but after a lot of elbow grease and new procom computer, Tires, Brakes, air box mod, and a few other tweaks it runs awesome. There's still deals out there if you keep your eye out
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 11:41 AM
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I'm happy with my recently bought 2006 T100 for $1500, Granted it wasn't running and totally neglected but after a lot of elbow grease and new procom computer, Tires, Brakes, air box mod, and a few other tweaks it runs awesome. There's still deals out there if you keep your eye out


Dayum. Thatís nice.

Out of sheer curiosity, how much did you have to put in to make your bike look sexy AF?
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[QUOTE=Baltobonneville;2003964266]Not for that price. Whether the seller likes it or not, it's a low-mileage used bike, nothing more, not a collector's item, and it will take some serious money just to bring the maintenance items up to date: tires, battery, etc as mentioned.

It's only worth that kind of cash if it's documented that Steve McQueen jumped it over a shark cage with the Fonz on the back.

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It's only worth that kind of cash if it's documented that Steve McQueen jumped it over a shark cage with the Fonz on the back.
There is only one of those in the universe and I have it.
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Dayum. Thatís nice.

Out of sheer curiosity, how much did you have to put in to make your bike look sexy AF?

I bought tires, rotor and pads, procom ecu, grips, led's, agm Battery. About $500 I think
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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 01:55 PM
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I bought tires, rotor and pads, procom ecu, grips, led's, agm Battery. About $500 I think
$500? The Procom alone is $260, two tires should be about $300 or more, give or take $100, battery up to $100, rotor and pads (for one brake?), about $150, and who knows what the grips and leds cost.

Looks like close to $1000 to me unless you bought some of it used.

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$500? The Procom alone is $260, two tires should be about $300 or more, give or take $100, battery up to $100, rotor and pads (for one brake?), about $150, and who knows what the grips and leds cost.

Looks like close to $1000 to me unless you bought some of it used.

Got Procom Amazon $155, Shinko Tires $125, AGM $86, Grips $12, LED's $20 1 rotor, $60, Got the pads and other new rotor with bike. So actually less than $500 plus I always do the work on bikes myself.
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