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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2003, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Buying a used GSX600 good deal yes/no?

ok so i a good friend of mine is looking into selling his GSX 600 to me... its in great condition - laid down twice low speed - everything was fixed and still has a clean title - custom paint job (electric green or something) and a yoshimura slip on - 2k miles on it 2002 id grade it a B+ or A- on condition... does $5k sound good for the bike? im a newbie by the way please be nice
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2003, 11:40 PM
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Go to www.cycletrader.com there are Blue Book numbers there I'm pretty sure. You can also comparison shop the price. Ultimately if you know your friend took good care of the bike and you feel like it's worth your peace of mind to have a bike that was well cared for, it's worth the money.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2003, 11:45 PM
 
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Check ebay...or cycletrader.com

Great deals if you keep your eyes open. (check everyday)
Sometimes if you travel a bit you can save over $1000 bux just cost you time and gas, but the ride home is GREAT....trust me!

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2003, 12:08 AM
 
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If its a GSX-R600 Seems alright, MSRP is $7999, but it really depends on the condition. If its a katana I'd say its a little on the high side.

Just a thought but if you are a real newbie I would not recommend spending 5k on your first bike. If you drop it you'd be better dropping a cheap beater then a nice semi-new bike. Theres plenty of mid to late 90's sport bikes out there for under $2500. later
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That's a really good point.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2003, 02:12 AM
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Originally posted by Boxuin

Just a thought but if you are a real newbie I would not recommend spending 5k on your first bike. If you drop it you'd be better dropping a cheap beater then a nice semi-new bike. Theres plenty of mid to late 90's sport bikes out there for under $2500. later
Very good advice, the only thing I would add to that is: do not get a 600, get something smaller, without fairings that will get damged WHEN you drop it. it will be eaiser to learn throttle control and how to make the bike turn better if you have a smaller lighter bike, it will help you learn skills that will make you a safer and better rider on the bigger bikes. It is tempting to get the latest and greatest so you can have the same stuff as your friends, but you will be so much better off in the llong run, and reduce your chances of getting hurt, going with a smaller bike. That is not a flame, just a reality of learning to ride. Good luck on whatever you decide.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2003, 02:52 AM
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Yes it seems like a good price aslong as you know what damage was done to it and how your friend took care of it.

I'm not gonna preach the smaller verses getting a 600. Do what makes you happy...Just RESPECT the bike and it will RESPECT you!!


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