RC questions about buying.
First I want to apologize in advance if this is the wrong area to post, been a lurker but never posted anything before.
Anyways, I have been wanting an RC-51 ever since I got my motorcycle license but more preferably, a 2005-06 simply due to the color scheme. Now I have recently got back into scouring Craigslist and dealerships and I found a 2005 on Craigslist for $4k.
Now here is the scoop on the bike and where I need help in whether this is somewhat of a decent deal or whether I should pass it up. Bike has 16.5k miles, clean and clear title, has been "dropped" which we all know is up for debate when it comes to bikes but, the damage includes scrapes the size of my fist on the gas tank, left fairing has scrapes, and the upper fairing that surrounds the headlights got scraped too. All parts I am willing to repair or replace, figure I would mention that but, that is also more money I am going to have to put out on the bike. PO also states otherwise then the visual damage the bike is mechanically sound and no other issues.
Now 16.5k miles on an in-line 4 I probably would look the other way. But since we are talking about the v-twin, I feel they can withstand that kind of mileage a bit better.
Bike also has aftermarket exhaust, levers, air filter, etc. which in no way entices me anymore to buy it but figured I would mention it.
1. 2005 RC with 16.5k miles
2. clean clear title, mechanically sound
3. visual damage as stated above on the fairings and gas tank
So let me know what you all think, whether this could be a keeper or nightmare.
Also feel free to mention anything I should look for specifically pertaining to the RC if you feel that I should give this bike a chance.
Thanks in advance!