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And covered with gay-ass Monster stickers.

Then tell them to eat a dick.


Those decals alone would have me haggle it down to at least 6.5k
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post #22 of 76 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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with 19 miles, id pass.
it WILL need work. its been sitting for 4 years.
What kind of work do you think it would need?

And I guess I'll have to so more searching
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I'm working on pounds so my estimate might be a bit off but heres how i see it.

A brand new zx6r will set you back almost 9k GBP = 14k USD

This bike is 4 years old, barely used and going for 7.5k USD = 4.6k GBP

All vehicles lose 25% of their value as soon as they leave the show room floor. So on the day that bike first left the show room its value dropped to about 11k USD = 6.8 GBP.

Lose another 25% after the first year and its worth 8k USD = 4.9 GBP

If it was 2 - 3 years old and in mint condition I would snatch it up. But after 4 years, I think the price is a bit too steep, especially if its been sat a while because it may need a good servicing to get it running properly.

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good servicing? im just confused as to what may possibly be wrong with it...probably because fluids ave been sitting in side it degrading over time? same with tires, chain, etc.?
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good servicing? im just confused as to what may possibly be wrong with it...probably because fluids ave been sitting in side it degrading over time? same with tires, chain, etc.?
Yeah, of course I'm assuming the worst case scenario with regards to its condition because i dont know how its been kept but you need to consider if they prepped the bike for an extended period of not being used as with winterising.

1. Has it been sitting on its tires all that time or have they had the wheels off the ground. If you have flat spots on the tires your looking at around 150 GBP about 250 USD for new tires.

2. How old/contaminated is the petrol. Did they add stabiliser to it or do you need to flush the carbs. If you do thats another 80 GBP - 150 USD

3. Is the battery charged? Cant remember what a new battery costs these days but you get the idea.

Ultimately I dont know the bike or exactly how long its been sitting for or what kind of conditions its been kept under.

At best the bike is in mint condition in which case if you dont buy it, someone else will. Like a second hand car dealer once told me... theres always another sucker standing in line behind you with more cash than brains! But based on age alone I think the asking price is too high. He is essentially asking for what it was worth 2 years ago!

If the bike needs anything doing to it at all then the price is definately too high.

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how bad of shape can this bike be in if it was in dealership posession?

it cant be that bad can it?
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I'm working on pounds so my estimate might be a bit off but heres how i see it.

A brand new zx6r will set you back almost 9k GBP = 14k USD

This bike is 4 years old, barely used and going for 7.5k USD = 4.6k GBP
Your math doesn't match the prices here. A new 08 went for $9099 MSRP. Now the new 2013 goes for $11599 MSRP.

Why pay 8k for a 4 year old bike that was 9k to begin with?

Like some others were saying, the servicing will alone cost a few hundred, by now the tires may be not properly balanced or lopsided since it has sat in the exact same position for 4 or almost 5 years.

You would need to siphon out all fuel from fuel tank. Put seafoam and new fuel in. Oil change minimum, probably have to lube chain.

Properly inspect tires for worn areas or lumps.

Will most definitely will have a dead battery, you would probably have to replace it.

The absolute only way i would pay even close to 8k would be if they did all these things and included all taxes and fees associated.

But that will not happen so run away, run far away...
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Your math doesn't match the prices here. A new 08 went for $9099 MSRP. Now the new 2013 goes for $11599 MSRP.

Why pay 8k for a 4 year old bike that was 9k to begin with?

Like some others were saying, the servicing will alone cost a few hundred, by now the tires may be not properly balanced or lopsided since it has sat in the exact same position for 4 or almost 5 years.

You would need to siphon out all fuel from fuel tank. Put seafoam and new fuel in. Oil change minimum, probably have to lube chain.

Properly inspect tires for worn areas or lumps.

Will most definitely will have a dead battery, you would probably have to replace it.

The absolute only way i would pay even close to 8k would be if they did all these things and included all taxes and fees associated.

But that will not happen so run away, run far away...
damn. i figured since it was from a dealership it wouldn't have those problems, but i guess it makes no difference right? no one can stop the effect of time
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damn. i figured since it was from a dealership it wouldn't have those problems, but i guess it makes no difference right? no one can stop the effect of time
Yeah i mean it's something different from buying used and buying new. It would be like buying a poorly maintained bike almost. Better to find a used bike with under or slightly over 10k miles. At least you would know it was used on weekends.
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Ok so the bike only has 19 total miles....Bullshit..those speedos are easily swapped

Fairings are aftermarket...why
You'd be a fuckin fool to go anywhere near this bike

Stock 08 zx6r $5000...

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