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Old 10-27-2014, 03:28 PM   #1
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Good deal? $4000 2010 R1, missing fairings

I found a repo'd 2010 R1 with 10k miles for sale. The guy took off his custom fairings and handles before the bank took his bike, so I'll need to buy those. The rear brake and some signals are detached, but the dealer legally has to get the bike in running condition before he sells it to me. Doesn't look like it's been abused judging by the tire.
Do y'all recommend I jump on this? Are fairings real hard to install yourself?
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:33 PM   #2
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Doesn't look like it's been abused judging by the tire.
do tell me how this can be a determining factor...lol
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:40 PM   #3
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although not strictly with the above bike, tires were part of the determining factor in the purchase of my 08 sv650n (salvage) in 2009.

In my case, i looked at the tires and noticed that it had the Dunlops, same ones that came on the bike OEM. The bike has 750 miles and some damage/scuffs from low/no speed drop on each side of the bike but i kept asking myself "why was this bike salvaged" thinking it was flood, or theft, now, a bike with 750mi (title says ODO cannot be verified of course) purchased around only 1 year after date of manufacture that still had OEM tires on it, led me to believe the odo was correct and the tires were new.

However, the PO could've been smart enough to switch out the tires with the same ones but that really didnt strike me as possible since he wasnt smart enough to keep the bike up on either side before, i assume, totaling his first bike he's ever owned bc he was able to since he purchased on credit, not to mention he left his insurance card in the tail section so the PO (not the salv. dealer) didnt strike me as too conscientious.

however, OP's scenario is not like mine so a 4+ year old bike would be very hard to discriminate overall quality just by looking at the tires.


At any rate, OP, do you know a salvage dealer? And can you send us his contact details, I'm always looking for salvage vehicles.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:53 PM   #4
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:23 PM   #5
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do tell me how this can be a determining factor...lol
With a repo bike that's pretty much the only thing you have to go on considering no other apparent damage besides possible low speed drop, right?
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I just wouldn't use a disposable piece as anything to determine condition as a whole. I don't think the amount of on a piece of toilet paper is a good indication if ones is clean. A small amount could mean they have a clean or it could mean they didn't try hard enough to clean it well.
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With a repo bike that's pretty much the only thing you have to go on considering no other apparent damage besides possible low speed drop, right?

How did you know he had custom fairings that were removed prior to repo
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How did you know he had custom fairings that were removed prior to repo
Because he only took off one side and the windscreen. Lol
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Probably wrecked on one side more likely.
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I just wouldn't use a disposable piece as anything to determine condition as a whole. I don't think the amount of on a piece of toilet paper is a good indication if ones is clean. A small amount could mean they have a clean or it could mean they didn't try hard enough to clean it well.
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I just wouldn't use a disposable piece as anything to determine condition as a whole. I don't think the amount of on a piece of toilet paper is a good indication if ones is clean. A small amount could mean they have a clean or it could mean they didn't try hard enough to clean it well.


this had me rolling no pun intended lol
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