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Trade in my 954 for 2010 model

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Had my bike for nearly two years now and use it daily for my commute into work. The old girl is 9 years old now and going to have a need for a bike easily for the foreseeable future...

I can trade her in and get a 2010 model interest free. My primary concern is about the age and trying to get parts is increasingly difficult.

For those who went from a 954 to a 1000RR what were the reasons you had for the upgrade?
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All,

Had my bike for nearly two years now and use it daily for my commute into work. The old girl is 9 years old now and going to have a need for a bike easily for the foreseeable future...

I can trade her in and get a 2010 model interest free. My primary concern is about the age and trying to get parts is increasingly difficult.

For those who went from a 954 to a 1000RR what were the reasons you had for the upgrade?
I bought my 954 new in 02, had it until sping of 2010, I got an 06 gsxr 1000 felt it was time to move on and get something newer, like you said more parts and extras available, more power, just more everything in general...I had 2 gsxr's before and loved my 01 750 so I figured why not?...here is the story.

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/rev...1000-pics.html
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Re: Trade in my 954 for 2010 model

Most people, if in the financial position, upgrade to a newer model just because it is the latest and greatest.

A 2010 blade will be vastly different to your current bike, although there is nothing wrong with your current Honda at all.

A lot smaller and more nimble, a lot more power.

As you say, current model with plenty of support and parts.

The interest free option is a big incentive.

Why not treat yourself ?

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Re: Trade in my 954 for 2010 model

Thanks both.

If the 954 was 5 years old I would keep it, however it is closer to 10. Nothing wrong with it at all, but not something I can hold on for another five years.

A newer blade I can spend time developing it, making it my own. But it means getting a can, rearsets, etc, all things I have on the existing blade...
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Thanks both.

If the 954 was 5 years old I would keep it, however it is closer to 10. Nothing wrong with it at all, but not something I can hold on for another five years.

A newer blade I can spend time developing it, making it my own. But it means getting a can, rearsets, etc, all things I have on the existing blade...
I went through the same thing 8 years of riding, crashing, and making it better with all sorts of goodies, it was still an awsome bike after 8 years, but even though my gsxr is an 06 the difference is astonishing compared to the 954, I mean everything about it is better, even the stock suspension feels better then my race tech 954 suspension, plus I can still get anything I want for it, I will probably have this bike for another 4-5 years, before I move on to the next......maybe a s1000rr.
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Re: Trade in my 954 for 2010 model

LOL, sounds like someone is convincing themselves to buy a new bike!

I am a fan of depreciation-free motoring. But of course, I need people to buy new bikes so I can take them off of their hands later for next to nothing - so if a new bike is what you want and can afford it, then why not?

On the other hand, I assume that there is nothing wrong with the 954. What parts do you need exactly? I have an RRW and have no issues in getting anything I want for it.

Age is largely irrelevant, that bike should easily get well over 100,000 miles out of it without any major issues. I have a 23-year-old VFR for commuting which does the job fine, mind you it should do with only 51,000 miles showing.

IMHO it's about want, not need.
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Re: Trade in my 954 for 2010 model

Des, I never need a new bike, I just really want one

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Re: Trade in my 954 for 2010 model

If you're set on getting a new bike, sell the 954 first and then get your new one. Trade-in is rarely close to what you could get selling yourself
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Des, I never need a new bike, I just really want one
Exactly, and nothing wrong with that either (provided people can afford it).
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Re: Trade in my 954 for 2010 model

I went from a 954 to the new Blade, but my upgrade was forced... Someone in Detroit thought that they should have my 954 more than I should have it, so they stole it while I was at work one night... I swore I'd never own another motorcycle in an apartment unless I had a garage... Fast forward to Spring of 2008 when I moved to Kansas City and finally got a place with a garage... the first thing I did after I unpacked was trot down to my local Honda stealership and pick up an '08 limited edition. No regrets! Best improvement I have noticed, besides the huge increase in power, was the electronic steering damper is WAY better than the Scotts rotary damper I had installed on my 954. I'm sure that there are quite a few more differences, but my memory isn't what it used to be and the last time I rode the old bike was back in 2005 I believe. Good Luck!

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Re: Trade in my 954 for 2010 model

DD,

Parts as in performance parts. To pick up rear-sets, etc, Ebay is the answer most times. For maintenance, I agree very easy.

Having seen the cycle that Honda goes in, 2012 should be the new blade and maybe I'll wait for that. But like you said, I'd lose money just driving it out of the showroom...
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Parts as in performance parts. To pick up rear-sets, etc, Ebay is the answer most times.
Really? The 954 was/is a popular bike, I found rearsets with 1 google search!

Gilles Rear Sets - Honda - FREE UK DELIVERY

They have some for my bike too, which is older still!

Personally I have no worries about parts availability for my FireBlade.

I've not seen any info on the 2012 Fireblade, if you have any post it up!
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Re: Trade in my 954 for 2010 model

wait for the new model on 2012
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wait for the new model on 2012
OK here's another consideration - is it wise to buy a new-model bike?

Examples:
  • 2008 Fireblade oil burners
  • BMW S1000RR Gearbox problems
  • Kawasaki ZX10 recall (for what I cannot remember)
I'm sure there are many more!

I'm not saying it's right or wrong, just interested in some opinion. With Honda's last effort, I would personally wait until the bugs start to show.
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Really? The 954 was/is a popular bike, I found rearsets with 1 google search!

Gilles Rear Sets - Honda - FREE UK DELIVERY

They have some for my bike too, which is older still!

Personally I have no worries about parts availability for my FireBlade.

I've not seen any info on the 2012 Fireblade, if you have any post it up!
rearsets are easy to find, exhaust options are very limited side coversfor racing are almost impossible(places on line may say they have them and they don't when you call) I had to beg the guy at the track to let me race once because I told him how difficult it was for me to get.
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