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Old 07-21-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Unknown Upgrades on Used Bike

I purchased my K8 750 late March but didn't know much about aftermarket upgrades until I slowly doing basic maintenance on my bike. Found these things so far:
  • Power Commander V
  • FP Levers
  • Ohlins Steering Damper
  • M4 GP Full Exhaust (thought it was slip on)
  • Fender Eliminator Kit
  • BMC Air Filter (noticed when I changed to K&N)

Don't know what else has been done to it since the owner's father sold it to me (son has been gone for military duty).

My question is with sport bikes, is it valued less with after market parts? I did ask if he had original parts, but the father said he doesn't know at the time.

Purchasing price was $5,800 with 10800 miles.

Makes me feel like I got an even better deal on the bike
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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It's not less with those parts
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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After market parts won't add much to resale value; only personal preference. Sounds like you're happy with your purchase, so that means you got a good deal.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:45 PM   #4
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Mods are a plus. I have put tons into my bikes, but will never get it back if I were to sell.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #5
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nah i wouldnt say its worth less, but if you wanted you could sell those parts separately.

when im looking at purchasing a bike, i like mods usually.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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Id leave the bmc filter in it but it sounds like a good set of mods If you were gonna do those mods anyway then you saved money in the long run! Id rather buy a bike stock myself just so I get to tinker with it but not everyone likes to tinker and paying someone to mod it can get expensive!
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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I sold my bike when I was in the hospital. Actually a buddy sold it for me. It had about $2500 in suspension mods alone. Someone got a of a deal. Not to mention full TiForce Titanium exhaust, PC, BMC air filter, clutches, throttlemeister, heated grips etc....buying someone else's modded bike can be a good deal if done right. When I bought my old 900RR back in 1996 or so, the airbox had drilled holes in it and the jetting was way off. I had to replace the airbox, and redo the carbs to match. It ran like poo when I first bought it. So its a double edged sword.
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