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Old 12-10-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, my name is Ben, back in June I picked up my 2012 FZ8 for my first bike and loved it from the start. My dad just recently got his license and he has been learning on my FZ8, and is now trying to convince me to sell it to him and buy a new bike for myself. I originally considered the FZ1 but just something about it I just can't stand, as of right now just waiting on a good deal on an R1.

Are there any rules on being a member for a certain amount of time to buy an R1 off of the marketplace?

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, go for it. Good luck.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:01 PM   #4
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Been browsing around cycletrader and craigslist, it appears as though I may have to do some traveling to find one for the right price, Trying to keep it under 7,000 but at the same time would really like an 09. Being picky does have its downsides I suppose. Found this 08 for 7500, what do you all think of it? It's near enough to me that I can go check it out if it seems worth it.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:03 PM   #5
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:05 PM   #6
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Going to be hard to find an 09+ for 7k or under in good condition
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:19 PM   #7
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Going to be hard to find an 09+ for 7k or under in good condition
Yeah I sort of gave up on that unless I can scrape some more cash together.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:55 PM   #8
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Do you commute on the FZ8? The FZ1 is going to be a better commuter and touring bike.


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Old 12-10-2012, 10:26 PM   #9
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Do you commute on the FZ8? The FZ1 is going to be a better commuter and touring bike.


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Old 12-10-2012, 10:58 PM   #10
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Shoot me a pm. I have a buddy looking to sell his R1,he just purchased a new s1000. This bike has plenty of after market goodies and mint condition...
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:15 PM   #11
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Miles seem a tad high for the price, but haven't seen any pics yet, better be gorgeous.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:50 PM   #12
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Miles seem a tad high for the price, but haven't seen any pics yet, better be gorgeous.
I ride about 6000 miles or more in one year. So being a 08 with 7500 miles, I wouldn't think it has a lot of miles and the price seem right if it's in good condition in MA.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:07 PM   #13
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I ride about 6000 miles or more in one year. So being a 08 with 7500 miles, I wouldn't think it has a lot of miles and the price seem right if it's in good condition in MA.
Just spoke with the owner, it has 16k miles which he said he kept it regularly maintained as he is a yamaha/suzuki mechanic, it's a good looking bike but he want's 7800 and won't go below 7600 which is still out of my budget range, it's also an 07.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:29 PM   #14
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Just keep looking around I'm sure you can find a deal here and there.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:25 PM   #15
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Whats your price range I have a buddy selling his 09 r1....

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:32 PM   #16
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Around 7k so unless his 09 has a lot of miles on it I doubt he'd go this low.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #17
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:38 PM   #18
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You should be able to find a decent 08 with low miles in the winter. A few of my friends picked up some 07 and 08 under $7k with low miles.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:41 PM   #19
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Sadly there is no winter in Florida so if I want winter prices I'm going to have to do some traveling.
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