there has been some... shall we say "concern" over the asking price. i know it's a bit high considering the damage, but i'm more of a casual seller, as in: if it sells great, if not i'll ride it. that said, you are welcome to offer *any* amount, but i may not accept it. just like i can ask *any* price and you don't have to buy it. yay for free countries! thanks to all those who helped me realize i needed to clarify **END EDIT**
removing the $6000 asking price, pm me for current amount i would be willing to part with it for. it's around $5200 right now, not going any lower. **END EDIT 2**
i picked up this 2008 silver 600rr with ~3200 miles for a good price knowing full well that it had some issues... now that i have it i'm not sure that i have the time or money to fix it up like i want so i'm putting it up for sale for a while before i put much time or money into it. i am located in marshalltown, ia zip 50158 but might be able to deliver if you're not too far away. pm or email coln.panic (at) gmail.com if you're interested.
from what i understand, this bike was stolen (maybe hot wired?), crashed, recovered, and sold at auction. due to some weird titling or law or something it still has a clean title, i just transferred it to my name and can email a scan of the title if you want. the previous title was listed as "abandoned". it has had some work done on it since all that, but not sure who did it.
while i have not taken the time to do more than visually inspect it, the guy i bought it from said the frame, forks, and wheels are straight. the engine starts and runs fine (loud, currently missing an exhaust), and can shift into all gears. i bought a used brake lever and stock exhaust, i will try to get them on this weekend and at least drive around the block to make sure everything "feels" straight and runs/shifts normal.
i tried to get pictures of the worst of the damage, here is a list of things i have noticed, i will update it if i discover more:
- fairings rashed all over, painted over rash some areas (only crack is right side by knee)
- both sides engine covers rashed, painted black
- brake side rearset peg gone (replaced with random peg), lever bent
- clutch lever broken, replaced with bolt
- chain rusty
- air duct mount stress fractured, still appears to be holding up well enough
- missing turn signals and tail light
- tubing surrounding some wiring is missing chunks... wiring appears to be ok though
- clutch cable doesn't seem to be in the right place, runs way up on top of the cluster when wheel is straight forward or turned right
- grips nicked
- rear axle nut rashed but functional
- exhaust missing
- brake lever broken
i tried to get pictures of the worst of it, if you want specific pictures of anything let me know. if i have time, i also intend on taking most/all of the fairings off this weekend and taking more pictures. this is the way it was when i got it, haven't done anything except remove one bolt from the fairings to look at something. on to the pics:
there was a bolt holding the mid on, i took it out and forgot to put it back in. not sure why there is a hole on the silver part.
zip ties are classy!
crack on air duct, missing cable routing thing-a-ma-bob
other side of air duct, also notice the chunks missing from the wire tubing
clutch side cover, specs of red stuff on mid? liquid gasket or hole filler? there is a little patch that looks like old gum on the sidewalk, might have had a hole that was filled and then painted black, not sure...
improv shifter lever and rusty chain
i would prefer a local sale so you can come check it out yourself, but given a few days can take pictures and video of anything and everything on it if you are further away. if i don't get much interest i will start working on it as i have time, and adjust the price accordingly.
thanks for lookin'!