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08-26-2006 12:31 PM
Fastrr
Re: Looking for advice before buying

Hey, JBodie, Nice 900rr Do you still have it? 93 or 94?
08-26-2006 12:45 AM
JBODIE
Re: Looking for advice before buying

Oh and welcome by the way!!
08-26-2006 12:44 AM
JBODIE
Re: Looking for advice before buying

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Originally Posted by Scout View Post
cycletrader, craigslist, see in person, bring a mechanic/ "knowledgable" friend, cash in hand, bid under on OBO's, ride away happy (or trailer if possible - Uhaul 25$ a day and worth it).

Keep $500 to $1000 on the side for upgrades/ repairs when buying used, have it fully gone through by self or mechanic. Good luck!
I definitelty second Scout's opinion!!
08-25-2006 6:57 PM
Fastrr
Re: Looking for advice before buying

+1000 on avoiding that auction. Sounds like a crooked seller.
08-23-2006 3:26 PM
MSGT-R
Re: Looking for advice before buying

He was a Japanese importer. My Honda went back home!
08-23-2006 2:42 PM
sheepofblue
Re: Looking for advice before buying

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Originally Posted by MSGT-R View Post
The guy that bought my CB-750 on e-bay came with cash and a truck, and wasn't even concerned about hearing it run!!!? I thought it was odd for someone buying a 35 year old bike he knows nothing about...

Maybe he wanted to get out of there before I changed my mind about the price?
I did close to that buying the RC. After some talking I could tell that this guy took awesome care of it and was honest. I can say I was correct on all fronts
08-23-2006 2:34 PM
ajmadison
Re: Looking for advice before buying

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Originally Posted by MSGT-R View Post
The guy that bought my CB-750 on e-bay came with cash and a truck, and wasn't even concerned about hearing it run!!!? I thought it was odd for someone buying a 35 year old bike he knows nothing about...

Maybe he wanted to get out of there before I changed my mind about the price?
Could be a combination of wanting a specific bike and anything delaying the transaction, like, oh I don't know, the spouse finding out, could mean the purchase doesn't happen. Sometimes you just have to take a chance to get the things you really want, in this case a piece of motorcycling history (said with respect and not snidely.)
08-15-2006 4:56 PM
MSGT-R
Re: Looking for advice before buying

The guy that bought my CB-750 on e-bay came with cash and a truck, and wasn't even concerned about hearing it run!!!? I thought it was odd for someone buying a 35 year old bike he knows nothing about...

Maybe he wanted to get out of there before I changed my mind about the price?
08-13-2006 1:38 PM
corndog67
Re: Looking for advice before buying

Watch the "knowledgeable friends" thing. I just sold a GS about a month and a half ago, they drove up from LA with his knowledgeable friend, and all they were worried about was what color it was. It needed tires, and a chain and the registration was 3 years out, but non-op'ed, and I had to tell them about all that. The color.....Jeeeezass H. Cheeerist. They didn't notice the fork seal leak either. I told them about that, too, when I gave them the extra seals.

Sooooo, knowledgeable friends mean different things to different people.

Now, you guys and myself, we know, we will go and talk sh_t, notice everything, and low ball them on the price, right?
08-12-2006 11:49 PM
Scout
Re: Looking for advice before buying

cycletrader, craigslist, see in person, bring a mechanic/ "knowledgable" friend, cash in hand, bid under on OBO's, ride away happy (or trailer if possible - Uhaul 25$ a day and worth it).

Keep $500 to $1000 on the side for upgrades/ repairs when buying used, have it fully gone through by self or mechanic. Good luck!
08-12-2006 11:45 PM
corndog67
Re: Looking for advice before buying

If you are watching Ebay and something seems a little hinky, pass on it...there are a lot of rip offs going on there.
08-11-2006 11:17 AM
DevilDawg
Re: Looking for advice before buying

Welcome to the board! Be one with patience, grasshopper. I too was one without a bike for a while (3 years), and perused stables for almost a year before I found my 51.

Are you in Cambridge, England or Cambridge, Mass?
08-11-2006 11:03 AM
MSGT-R
Re: Looking for advice before buying

Give it time, one will fall into your lap soon enough!
08-11-2006 10:53 AM
paddymonster
Re: Looking for advice before buying

Thanks for the replies. They have confirmed what I suspected. I did a vehicle check and found that the bike was a Japanese import from 1998 and not 2000 bike at all. It also further goes on to tell me that the bike was an insurance write off in 2005, just 6 months before he bought it!!

Thanks for the help. Looks like I will have to wait a while longer before becoming one of the fraternity
08-11-2006 8:37 AM
deftones156
Re: Looking for advice before buying

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Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
Hi paddymonster and to the .org !

The 2000 model Fireblade was the first fuel injected model and is usually referred to as a 929 - which is its engine displacement... the model designation is RRY for 2000, and RR1 for 2001.

From memory the 893cc engine was superseded by the 918/919cc version in 1998/99 before being replaced by the 'new' 929...

Cheers, Spanky.
As Spanky said, the 2000 model is a 929. The 918cc came in a bit earlier ('96 I think), and the 893cc was '92-'95 or so. But, in any case I would avoid this particular auction since the guy obviously has no clue what he is talking about.
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