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2000 RC51 Pricing Question

I am negotiating with a guy right now on a 2000 RC51 with 7K on it. He as asking $4800 as his bottom dollar. Is this a fair price for a Florida bike or should i walk? i am leery since kbb and nada both show that retail is only 3600-3800, but considering this bike is rare i don't know how it relates. Someone please assist me. Thanks.
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depends on if it is STOCK or Has any mods worth anything. Exhaust, suspension, wheels? then it may be worth it, as long as it is clean title. 4800 for bone stock, I would walk. my .02
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That seems to high to me, but hard to say without any pics or description. Really important to know what mods if any have been done. At that price, even low milage, it should have aftermarket fork/shock, PCIII, and a nice aftermarket exhaust. Can you tell us the mods list?
Hopefully our Florida members will chime in...

Edit: I wouldn't hand over the cash until I had a chance to pull the side fairings off. Especially if the bike is anywhere near the ocean. That salt air is rough on aluminum...

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For that much, I would walk. You can find 05 and 06 models for close to that. Just because it is "rare" doesn't mean it still isn't a 13 year old bike.



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i'd walk if asking price is over kbb. hell,i'm pickin up a 2006 6k miles for $4,500. look around,craigslist cities within an hour or two from you. you can do better.
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$3500 is top dollar no matter what mods are done...IMO



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$3500 for a 4K RC51 is top dollar?! IT'S MUCH MUCH HIGHER IN CALIFORNIA.
I agree that $4800 for a bone stocker is a little on the high side, unless it is so clean you can eat off of it. I think the price would be a better deal if it was a 2005-2006 SP2.
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$3500 for a 4K RC51 is top dollar?! IT'S MUCH MUCH HIGHER IN CALIFORNIA.
I agree that $4800 for a bone stocker is a little on the high side, unless it is so clean you can eat off of it. I think the price would be a better deal if it was a 2005-2006 SP2.
Yet another reason I don't live in Cali.....you guys pay too much for a lot of the necessities of life.



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How about a price for a Dallas area 2000 model with 11,000 miles and a transmission that drops out of third gear all the time?
It has a PC3, Jardine 2-into-1, beat up bodywork, bad tires and hasnt been used in 5 years.
Seller is asking $3600.
Motor rebuild was quoted by a workshop at $1200-$1500 so I offered $2500. Is that fair?
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I'd walk away. Don't trust any man that is selling an RC51!!!! Why would anyone ever want to sell an RC51???? I think we should all agree to only ever buy an RC51 from someone that died. But I can say that cos I have one.

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