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Old 01-09-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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Buying a used bike questions

Hey guys, new user and soon to be new rider here!

There's a used bike that I've got my eyes on at the moment, but it has an aftermarket exhaust on it that I don't care for. I have yet to contact the seller, but assuming he has the original exhaust, what would be the etiquette regarding putting the bike back to factory spec?

What I mean is, who should be expected to pay for the labor involved with changing the exhaust?

Depending on the answer to the above, can I ask him to lower his asking price because I am removing this "upgrade"?

Thanks for the help guys!
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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there is no ediquette. you aren't dealing with a dealer. just ask him if he has the original. if not, then you need to make up your mind if you want the bike or not. personaly if you came to me and asked for me to lower the price cause you didn't like the muffler, I'd laugh you out of the state. There are more important things to look at when buying a bike, not liking the brand of exhaust is on bottom of a very long list.
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idk... the aftermarket looks way better than the stock pipes. I'm thinking you just answered your own question. if you don't want to take the time to sell the aftermarket system, what makes you think the seller wants to take the time to sell the system.
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Personally I think you are splitting hairs. If you like the bike buy.
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by the bike, and swap exhaust yourself (or with help of another member) and sell the exhaust to lower your overall purchase price.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
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Okay lets back up here guys, my original purpose for this thread was not to discuss whether or not to buy the bike - thats a decision I'll make after I see it - nor was it to argue which exhaust system looks better.

The purpose was to get some suggestions on how to deal with the seller regarding the exhaust. Assuming he has the stock parts, who should pay to replace the parts? And depending on the answer to that, should the asking price change?
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I think you are missing the point. You want the bike. YOU pay for the exhaust change IF he has the extra parts. YOU seem to be speculating about an exhaust system that YOU don't even know the seller has in his possession.
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Thanks witchdoctor, that actually answers my question (no sarcasm).

But what about the second part of my question, if I pay for the labor involved, do I get to offer a lower price because it now comes with a "downgraded" part?
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He prolly has the stock exhaust, and will most likely throw it in on the deal, and put it on yourself if U choose to, and then sell the aftermarket stuff, he may be willing to install for U
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If he has the stock then take it. You can change it out and sell the aftermarket one if you don't like it. If it is just slip ons it's and easy swap.
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Just buy the thing and worry about the exhaust later. You may end up liking the sound of the after market one better.
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Just buy the thing and worry about the exhaust later. You may end up liking the sound of the after market one better.
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I agree, if you buy the bike, you buy it as IS, if he has the stock parts then he will probably give them to you with the bike at the asking price. If you want him to replace the upgrade with the stock parts and lower the price he will probably tell you to go F&^% yourself and find another buyer. You are lucky to have an option, if it comes with an extra set of pipes then you are golden and can do what you want with it!
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