Potential owner of a 2001 RC51
Good day everyone!
I may be purchasing a 2001 RC51 on Saturday, and am seeking advise on the purchase price. The RC, located in OH, has 15000 miles on it although from what the owner has conveyed to me all maintenance including valve adjustment (right?) has been completed within the last couple months, and the owner will be supplying documentation supporting said maintenance.
The bike currently has Yoshi carbon slip-ons, 3" risers, puig screen, and that's about it. The asking price is $5300 although I will be bringing $5k cash to bring it home. How does $5k sound for such a bike? I feel it is fair considering the bike's condition and time of year. Your thoughts? Should I keep looking, e.g. paying a little more for an RC with less mileage?
Thanks in advance!
P.S. To throw a wrench in this, there's another (2004 Hayden edition) that I've had my eye on too that has 9600 miles on it, nearly stock with Sato slip-ons (they are scratched up though as they were swapped from a track bike b/c the seller got a nice deal on them) that I could purchase for $5,500.
P.P.S Both bikes are clean, and owners have clear title in hand...
Last edited by kickboxr99; 03-22-2010 at 05:53 PM.