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Buying a cbr600rr

Hi, i've just had a test ride on a 2005 CBR600rr with 29,000 miles on the clock....is there anything i should be looking out for?

The gears didnt seem 100% smooth changing down but could be that i'm not used to it.

It has service history from 9,000 miles and i've been directed to the thread re.mileages so i'm not worried its done 29,000

Test ride was in traffic so never got to open it up,but seemed to pull well.
Front brakes were awesome

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Look for the little things like bent levers, scratched bar ends/frame sliders. Make sure all the paint matches on the fairings so you can tell if the bike has ever been down.

How much is he asking for the bike?
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£3000,not sure what that is in $
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Look for gaps in the fairings, paint runs, just anything that looks odd or out of place.

Jake asked the most important question.

EDIT: £3000 is ~$4600. Not a good deal over here. Not even close to a good deal.

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yea this side of the pond that would get laughed at by most but get bought by some sucker somewhere. Not sure how valuable they are over they but a bike like that here would go for around 3000. i paid 4400 $ for a bike with 7000 miles on it. Mint

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also check the oil window and see how fresh the oil looks. Make sure there is coolant in the tank, too.
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does it have any aftermarket parts? exhaust or such like, that might be the reason for the price.

like the guys said, have a good look over it. you might get the price down if the tyres are old or squaring off, worn chain/sprockets or just anything that could need replaced
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I would look at the chain and sprockets to see what type of condition they are in. Also, look at the tires to make sure they are not trashed. They are also negotiating points. As mentioned look at bar ends, rearsets, mirrors, engine case covers, passenger pegs, fairings etc to try and determine if bike has been down. In my neck of the woods, that is not really that great of a deal. But depending on your location that might be good, IDK though.

Mileage doesnt really worry me though, my 2007 has 23,000 on it and it still runs perfect. Talk to the guy and if he seems he took care of his bike and the bike goes through all the gears fine then its probably okay. Good luck.

If you get it post pics!!

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Thanks everyone.

The bike looks in good condition,nothing to suggest its been down the road.

Had a woman owner for the last 20,000 miles who had everything done and kept reciepts.
Its for sale at a bike dealers so probably a bit overpriced but seems about right for UK prices(i'm sure UK members will know)

Another question,i'm only 5 4",if the stock suspension is set softer will i be able to put more of my feet down without affecting handling? Dont really want to fit a lowering kit.
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yeah stealerships can be pricey. although my 05 was 5.5k when I bought it & it was brand new, I clocked its 1st mile, so maybe worth haggling a bit.

are you paying cash or getting finance? my mate just bought a cbf1000 from a dealer last week & he got a grand off the asking price by haggling, just remember that you can shop around & go elsewhere, plenty of bikes out there mate.

where are you located?

btw I'm 5' 6", my suspension is set for my weight, I only put 1 foot on the ground at a stop. might not be the "correct" way but it works

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Seems way to over priced. I paid 4100 for mine and it had 7000 miles on it. Check the tires chain and sprockets, fluid colors, brake pads, fork locks make sure they work both directions.
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Hampshire.

Px'ing my Thundercat,thats why i went to a dealer. Haggled them down on their bike and up on the price of mine + years mot and service/valve checks.

Keeping them waiting.......and may go back and haggle some more
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that's the way to do it, get as much as you can, no point making it easy for them lol.

good luck with it, keep us posted
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Just scoot your ass over on your seat and only put one foot down. I have been doing it for the past 4 yrs or so. I wouldnt mess with the suspension at all. Or lower it so you can get used to holding up a bike, then you can raise the bike back up.

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Make sure there are no stains in the back seat, nothing worse than driving someone else's sex box

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Wow that's one seriously informative post! Sure will help someone.
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Its helped me

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Thanks,i cant find a cheaper one in this area.
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Okay sorry guys, move slickrick600's post to its own thread in the how to section.

it was well thought out and deserved to be in the how to section for everyone to read when checking out a bike, it can be found here:

https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=287899
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Thanks everyone.

The bike looks in good condition,nothing to suggest its been down the road.

Had a woman owner for the last 20,000 miles who had everything done and kept reciepts.
Its for sale at a bike dealers so probably a bit overpriced but seems about right for UK prices(i'm sure UK members will know)

Another question,i'm only 5 4",if the stock suspension is set softer will i be able to put more of my feet down without affecting handling? Dont really want to fit a lowering kit.
The price sounds about right. NADA (the agency that prices vehicles in US) estimates it at $3900 Low Retail, although of course mileage and maintenance will factor in.

http://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycle...dard-Equipment

The maintenance record/receipts are a big plus. For comparison my 06 has 30k miles and I keep maintenance records from day1 (no receipts though).

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