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Time for a new bike

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by GixxerSixxer, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. GixxerSixxer

    GixxerSixxer Phil Deez Nutz

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    So I'm looking to get rid of the '01 GSXR-600.

    I've found this Yamaha R6 made in 2003. The seller is asking $5,300obo. It has an undertail, -1 in the rear, carbon fiber mirrors, flushmounts, and an extra seat for the rider. He's throwing in two helmets, a jacket, and gloves. I won't use any of the gear since I have all my own but I figure I could ebay them or something.

    I'm thinking of offering $4700 cash and letting him take me up to $5000. I don't want to go over $5K. Just based on his location I think he's got to sell the bike to buy a ring (sucker).

    What do you guys think of this?
    Does anyone know about problems with this year? I think the '03s has a leaky battery problem, some also had a bad starter or alternator.
     
  2. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    Not sure, but a leaky battery is easily fixed. Buy a new sealed battey and that should cure it and/or prevent it.

    I think pretty much anything made by the big 4 in the last 10 years is a safe bet.
     

  3. Dandapani

    Dandapani

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    <a href="http://www.kbb.com/kb/ki.dll/ke.kb.mr?kbb.FL;501705;FL101&34654;rc;r&&2001;Suzuki;GSX-R600;44600;14325;;;;&&&&&">$4490 RETAIL value at KBB.org in my zip code</a> Just like a firearm, I don't "value" the value added aftermarket part...
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The gears really amount to nothing. You might be able to sell them, or you might end up with them as garage ornaments.

    Is the exhaust a slip-on or a full system? A slip-on (probably Yoshimura) is dirt cheap brand new.

    So, I'd say definitely no more than $5000.

    as far as leaky batteries go, a 2003's factory battery should be near its end of life by now.

    There are lots of good batteries around but I really like the Odyssey batteries. These things are truly non-maintenance and they hold a mean charge. I equipped my BMW with this battery and it cranked like a mutha!!! I was aabout to do that to my Tuono but I totalled the bike. I am thinking about equipping my Brutale with it, but I barely rode that bike (a shameful 2000-miles since last Thanksgiving 2005), it doesn't matter much.