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Lookin at a SP1 51 Help me out

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I'm currently looking for a new bike and the 51 is on the short list. I found one that I'm curious if the seller is asking a reasonable price how much I should offer. Stats are a 2001 with 7553 miles. It has Ohlins rear shock, progressive fork springs, sato exhaust, sato rearsets, k&n, and a power commander.

he's asking 4750$ does this sound about right?

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whats the condition? pics? if its perfect you could probably get it for 4200.

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looks really good from the pics, havent been out to see it in person yet. here's a link to the ad. http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...d=&search=rc51
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not a bad price but your not stealing it

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yeah, it looks clean and is tuned nicely....its a fair price but i bet if you show up with cash you can save a few.

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I paid $4700 for a bike with 4700 miles and it was is an '03 bone stock,

Even if you start at say $3500 the goodies on the bike add 300 for used rear sets, 500 for the Ohlins and the not available for sale Sato pipes...you be the judge,

If the bike is in good shape, pull the trigger.



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Price sounds good... I like many on here picked up a less than perfect project bike for 3 grand!!! With a little tlc, time and patience you have an icon restored!! Either way best of luck.

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I paid $4700 for a bike with 4700 miles and it was is an '03 bone stock,

Even if you start at say $3500 the goodies on the bike add 300 for used rear sets, 500 for the Ohlins and the not available for sale Sato pipes...you be the judge,

If the bike is in good shape, pull the trigger.
I was thinking more around 4k.. the only real mods I think I'd keep would be the Ohlins.. he didnt really specify what he has done to the front end so I'm not sure if there is more work to be done there as well. I'm not crazy about the sato pipes and would prefer the akra or sato banzai pipes. I dont care for the rearsets and would likely have them powder coated black or try to trade them for a black set.

I guess my real question is: Is there enough difference in SP2's to look for an SP2 instead of this pretty clean SP1 with what looks to be a good suspension set up? And does this suspension set up make the price what its listed at? I would likely do new pipes on an SP2 unless it came with the above mentioned, and rearsets are not high on my list of priorities.

on a side note there is a 05 black sp2 with a salvaged title due to theft recovery listed at 3k iirc.
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I paid close to what he is asking but my bike only had 2000 miles, came with every factory part, more mods, plus a set of Marvic cast magnesium wheels. Like others have said it's a decent price but not a screaming good deal. I was border line between SP1 vs SP2 and my mind was made up after seeing my bike and the condition it was in compared to the 4 sp2s I looked at as well as the price and the quality mods. The price difference between what my SP1 and a SP2 with similar miles and mods left me with enough money for 2-3 track days each with the bike and my car.

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I paid close to what he is asking but my bike only had 2000 miles, came with every factory part, more mods, plus a set of Marvic cast magnesium wheels. Like others have said it's a decent price but not a screaming good deal. I was border line between SP1 vs SP2 and my mind was made up after seeing my bike and the condition it was in compared to the 4 sp2s I looked at as well as the price and the quality mods. The price difference between what my SP1 and a SP2 with similar miles and mods left me with enough money for 2-3 track days each with the bike and my car.
yeah, I would jump on a deal like that if it came up.. I missed out on a 06 SP2 in black with full ohlins, banzai's, PC, and a boatload of other mods at the end year last year as at that point I hadn't sold my ZX6R yet... went for 6200 which I would have gladly paid.
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