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Which one? Opinions please?

Hey everyone,

I am currently looking to purchase my very first 954rr!!! I have narrowed it down to 2. I need your opinions in which you yourself would purchase.

Bike #1:

2003 954rr with 47,000km
-MINT condition
-new tires this summer
-two brothers exhaust
-LED with integrated turn signals in tail light
-tail tidy
-recently done $2000 repairs (something to do with valves, has all paperwork)
-lost keys but having new ones made tomorrow
-heated under ground parked during winters
-second owner

Asking $3500 CAD

Bike #2:

2003 954rr with 24,000km
-was low sided on right side
-has DEEP scratches by the head light on the right side
-right side frame slider is half gone!
-right side fairing has DEEP scratches, small cracks, 2" chipped where that triangle opening is and a .5" hole in the middle of the fairing
-rear brake lever is bend in half
-huge scratches on stock exhaust
-needs new front tire
-dead battery
-parked in very cold garage, stuffed in the corner with a bunch of junk

Asking price was $4200 but got him down to $3800 CAD

I know that bike #2 has over $1000 in repairs but low km's. Bike #1 almost has double the km's! And the $2000 worth of repairs does make me kinda nervous.

He does claim that the bike runs better than ever!

Both bikes are the exact same color too.

Which one would you guys buy and why?

Thanks in advance!
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Hey everyone,

I am currently looking to purchase my very first 954rr!!! I have narrowed it down to 2. I need your opinions in which you yourself would purchase.

Bike #1:

2003 954rr with 47,000km
-MINT condition
-new tires this summer
-two brothers exhaust
-LED with integrated turn signals in tail light
-tail tidy
-recently done $2000 repairs (something to do with valves, has all paperwork)
-lost keys but having new ones made tomorrow
-heated under ground parked during winters
-second owner

Asking $3500 CAD

Thanks in advance!
Bike #1 because it sounds like it has been looked after.
Bike #2 sounds like it's been to hell and back

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Bike #1 because it sounds like it has been looked after.
Bike #2 sounds like it's been to hell and back
Thank you!
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Re: Which one? Opinions please?

Bike 1 no doubt. Did you read your own description?
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Bike 1 no doubt. Did you read your own description?
I know, the only thing that was holding me back was the high km's and the recent $2000 repair.

Thank you for your opinion.
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Someone probably ripped the guy off for a valve adjustment, and other basic stuff.
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Someone probably ripped the guy off for a valve adjustment, and other basic stuff.

Yeah, he was saying something about how his bike wasn't running properly and the mechanic took a very long time to figure out what the problem was and charged him for all the hours that was spend trying to figure it out. Buddy was not impressed.
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and thats the thing about mechanics. Joke.

If you buy one, get a manual and youll be your own mechanic for free 99
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and thats the thing about mechanics. Joke.

If you buy one, get a manual and youll be your own mechanic for free 99

Thanks for the advice! I would like to do as much as I can myself. I was a 3rd year automotive mechanic. Gave it up because I decided it was more of an hobby then a career.
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would go with bike one not much work need to get done if any and looks well taken care of
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would go with bike one not much work need to get done if any and looks well taken care of
Thanks, I like your bike. Is that a custom tail? your paint scheme looks pretty sharp.

Do you have bigger photos?
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Thanks, I like your bike. Is that a custom tail? your paint scheme looks pretty sharp.

Do you have bigger photos?
no my bike is a 929 and yeah thats a different paint scheme and thanks
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Re: Which one? Opinions please?

bike #1 for sure. did i win anything?
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bike #1 for sure. did i win anything?

Yes, the satisfaction that you helped me pick my bike.
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thats the best prize of them all ;] lol
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