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What did you guys pay for your 2008 blade? Im interested in one but I am unsure if I want to trade my 929 in for it. Im unsure what to do . I know I would love the new blade, but i would be picking up a payment . All the Dealers around here are holding tight at $11,500 and On dealer claim they will give me 5k for my 929 but they still want 8k out the door , sounds to me like they are throwing another Grand in there. I could spend $7k and have an 07 liter bike of my choice and keep my 929. any opinions? and from those who have ridden an 08 how did it compare and how did u like it?

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You might like to try sending Crazy Freddy a PM and ask him what he can do for you, he is a site sponsor so you never know what he might have up his sleeve. The 08 is very much worth getting, we have a lot of very positive feedback as I am sure you would have seen.
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Call all of the dealers in your state and tell them you are price shopping. Make them work for you.

I was thinking of waiting till next year and seeing if there are any leftover 08's.

Can you really get any 07 for 7K? Are they brand new leftovers or are you talking used?

Personally, I wouldn't keep two sportbikes that have such similar purposes. Well maybe you could keep the 929 for the trunk. lol.

Anyone have any experience with the 929 and the 08 1000? I'd be curious to your impressions on the differences between the two. I rode a 2007 cbr600rr (according to the magazines about as quick as the 929, 1/4 mile time only .1 sec slower), and prefer my 929. I know those are apples to oranges, but I haven't ridden any newer liter bikes yet.
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How is gas less in Hong Kong? They don't even have any oil there do they?
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Spent a few grand to trick out the 929. You'll have a unique bike that will easily keep up, and money in the bank as well.
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Re: decisions

929 is already tricked out, The local dealer has an 08 1000rr I can get for $10,300 he also has a sweet 06 1000rr that has a pipe, windscreen , sliders, and a custom passenger seat. but wants too much, (8800) I have about 15000mi on the 929, and its 8yrs old, Im unsure if I should keep it or upgrade, to newer, less miles, more power, and less weight.
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the 929 is lighter than any of the newer liter bikes except for the 954
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Re: decisions

I like the 929 but I wonder how long I should hold on to it. Or if I should get a new one and upgrade every 3yrs or so. Do you guys see the 929's and 954s as a collector piece down the road or is it gonna continue to depreiciate to the point where its not worth much? If I can sell mine out right for 6k I could get a brand new 08 for $5600 OTD plus the cash from my bike.
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My bike has: Painted ram air covers, and chin piece (behind wheel), Pazzo levers, double bubble wind screen, PCIII, Micron serpent full system, undertail, custom rear seat, sargent pilot seat, painted and polished rims, JT Sprockets 15/42, rear hugger, speedohealer, Freestyle inginuity engine cage, Harris grips, and pro impact Bar ends, Its black, red, with erion tail. Ive ran full synthetic ever since Ive owned the bike.
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Sure it will depreciate, so will the new one, only worse. You keep a bike for a long time you may not be stylish, but you'll be wise. Sounds like your bike is plenty fast, I doubt new will be that much better. Maybe someone else knows better than me. I keep bikes and cars as long as I can, I save money that way. I just make certain I buy vehicles I really like. I really like my 954. Don't want a new one.
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I seen about 10 bikes parked downtown tonight and there was another 929 and I must say, it looked pretty sexy among all the other bikes, I'm pondering with keeping my 929 and buying a 600 or smaller bike and teaching my wife to ride. Im with you on keeping vehicles for a while but I feel bikes are a little different because of thier purpose and the way the deprieciate so much, I have a 69 raodrunner , and an 88 mustang that will be around forever.
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If you can appreciate a 69 roadrunner, keep your bike! It will depreciate but you'll only lose money by upgrading. If you get in the habit of wanting the newest bike, you'd better be ready to lose a few grand every other year. I've never had an older blade, but being on this site has made me realize that you can be happy with your bike's characteristics and save a loooot of money. A lot of people here think I have one of the worst years of the blade, but I love it and won't ever get rid of it. I think the 08 is a phenominal piece of machinery, but I'm pretty confident that the 2011 will have 08 owners fighting the same internal struggle.

So how about posting some pics of the roadrunner?
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The rice burners are just bit so solid. I could understand wanting to ditch the bike before it began malfunctioning, but I don't think I've ever owned a Honda that broke down.
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Re: decisions

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the 929 is lighter than any of the newer liter bikes except for the 954

your joking right? what does the few pounds (if that) lighter get you? what advantage? the new cbr feels and performs as if it were 100 pounds lighter as does the new ZX10. In any objective or measurable performace area the 929 is left for dead. Time marches on..... BUT there are other reasons to have a bike and the 929 is a cool ass classic imho.

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