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Offline concourscharlie

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Potential purchase
« on: December 04, 2018, 03:13:48 am »
So I am looking at potentially buying a 98.  Would anyone here shy away from a well maintained well farkled bike with a 100xxx on the clock if you could pi k it up for about a grand?
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Re: Potential purchase
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 03:26:46 am »
Yes.

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Re: Potential purchase
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 03:48:49 am »
  I have  120,000 miles on my '94 and it would be hard for me to sell it for a $1,000 . It is still a great bike  in great condition. Of course it is very well farkled and runs great. If well taken care of I would not worry about it . Probably much better than a garage queen that's been setting for months in the far corner of the shed with a rusty tank and field mice making it they're home. :motonoises:
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Re: Potential purchase
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 04:09:31 am »
All my life, I never spent more than a dollar per CC, until now.  I spent one dollar and twenty cents for my Crysis.  1992 72k miles when I bought it, and it had a cracked and glued right panel.  I don't regret it, best bike I've ever owned from my current view point, but I'm a cheap mofo, and the keys were thrown at me for no money down.  My only promise was to pay him come tax return in February 2019.  Turns out its a well modded bike, and might actually perform better than expected compared to stock.  1000 for a good running 1000, I find that very reasonable.
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Re: Potential purchase
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 11:26:58 am »
I bought my son's 87 with somewhere around 97,000 miles 6 or 7 years ago for $1000 and thought it was a good deal for the money.  He has since upgraded to a ZX9 front end, a meanie rear wheel and a madstad windshield.  A C14 rear shock upgrade is next.  So no, 100,000 miles on a well maintained C10 does not bother me.
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Re: Potential purchase
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 12:38:07 pm »
I would not shy away, just use good judgement, keep in mind what you are getting, and give it a good once over. If it is well maintained, it'll run for another 100k easy peasy.

Just sold my '97 with 149,000 on the clock for $1000.00 after 1 week of advertising. I started at $1500 advertised, figured in the back of my mind could end up with 1200.
However, in the interest of a short sale, (not having to haggle any) came across a unique local opportunity to assist a fellow motorcyclist so did the deal short and sweet at a grand.  Could've held out and got 13oo or 1200, but confident it went to a good home, would get used and got it out the door pretty swiftly.  ;D
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Re: Potential purchase
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 12:22:48 pm »
Thanks guys for the input.
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Re: Potential purchase
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 02:02:27 pm »
I'd check it over well. But if well maintained, go for it. In my area 1-2grand is Max with most of them going on the 1500-1800 range.

A 100k bike might be better than a 20k bike. Sitting around does bad things for these.

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Re: Potential purchase
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 05:22:52 pm »
No. I sold my '99 with 234k miles on it and it was still running strong past a quarter million. That being said, stuff wears out. Especially with service records, I would not have an issue getting that bike for a grand. Just do due diligence as regards to hydrollock.

If everything checks out, buy it, dump the oils, and head off for a grand adventure.
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