Join Date: Aug 2006
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do I understand this correctly. people would rather hunt down ratted out 03 bikes with cracks, worn tires, stale fork fluid, shot chains and sprockets to save $800 off the asking price? economically that makes no sense.
Chain and sprockets =$250ish
fork fluid change =$100
rear shock fluid =$100
body panels=$$$$$ (lets say $250 to be fair)
so ratted out 03 =$4000+needed items =$5000
for $300 you get almost new upside down forks, radially mounted brakes, tires, wheels, wheel bearings, fork and shock fluid, mater cylinder, brake pads, brake rotors, BMC filter and a lighter swingarm,
or go at from an 05-06 point of view. you save $500 and get a bike that is just as light and just as fast. older look body work however.
simple economics. help me out here what am I missing? I think its a fair price. if the scratches on the stater cover bug you then I will knock off the $65 to by a new one off ebay.