Originally Posted by FightingChance
I bought a couple bikes in Florida for much less money before the financial collapse of 2008;
Man I was buying so many toys when that happened, boats, bikes, outdoor gear, and made some good money. Part of my hesitation may be that I'm having hard time adjusting with the market from then.
On the other hand as one who's 600rr is currently up for sale I'm finding a lot of people who are making borderline insulting offers......
That seems like a solid deal, better than what I've come across yet. I imagine someone looking for that particular year and setup will gladly pay that amount.
Where I live we don't really have a riding season so prices/inventory are usually stable. I looked at an '05 with 22K miles yesterday that was being offered for $3k. The bike was trashed and I honestly thought maybe it had been pieced together from stolen parts. No exhaust, sheet metal screws for fairing bolts, every engine cover was deeply scratched, bent reasets, every plastic was cracked and some weren't there at all, and the list goes on.
The owner rode up on it when we met and had it sitting all of a minute before I asked to hear it run and the damn thing wouldn't start again. He had me pushing him down the street trying to get it to crank over and after the third attempt I was done. I asked him what his bottom dollar was and he said $2,700! Cosmetically alone it had $1k worth of work needing to be done.
The way it's going I'm seriously considering an FZ-09 I just need to find one to ride.