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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2011, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to Purchase... unsure of price.

Went to the local dealership where I've purchased bikes in the past and they have a 03' RC51 that's entirely stock. Looks good, needs a bath but nothing major. She was laid down at one point or my best guess was. Little scratches on the edge of the side fairings just below where the handle-bar ends sit and on the tail's left side. There are what looks to be a few minor knicks that could be described as a rock hitting hard enough to take some paint. Most of it is buffable, but some of the scratches are pits. She's been dropped at least from a stand still on either side a few times but nothing major just cosmetic.

Looks and what I'm told is that it's stock. It's a consignment bike and they just got it in and has yet to finish going through the mechanical tests this shop I know prides themselves on doing.

Anyway, his asking price is 5299.00 which to me seems very steep since here in the PNW these bike seem to blue book at 5k in excellent condition. What do you guys think? I've been looking at a RC51 for quite some time and this one could possibly fit the bill...

Oh, and it has 23k miles =/.. what do you think a starting bid would be where I could comfortabley haggle from?

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Based on your description and the mileage, I'd pass that one up. You can do better. I'm not sure where you're at in the PNW, but there was a nice 05 or 06 for sale on this forum earlier this month that was located in Portland. Also, Eastside Motorsports in Bellevue, WA has a bone stock 1-owner 2000 RC51 with 3,XXX miles on it. I've personally looked at that one and it's pretty much flawless. Just my two cents.

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Thanks for the heads up, will do some searching of dealers in that area sinc eI'm in Tacoma that's not terribly far away.

Just did another quick search and a guy is selling a 01 with 6.6k on the clock with no scratches and bone stock... and 400.00 cheaper. Yeah, I think I'll be walking away from the dealer.

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Keep in mind that there are some differences in the 00-01 (SP1), and 02-06 (SP2). They're not that major and you should be able to do a search here and find a post that describes them. Good luck! I'm new to RC-51's too. I just bought on 05.

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Keep in mind that there are some differences in the 00-01 (SP1), and 02-06 (SP2). They're not that major and you should be able to do a search here and find a post that describes them. Good luck! I'm new to RC-51's too. I just bought on 05.
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That same exact bike sold on the 27th for $3550 on Fleabay....no mention of that high bidder flaking out in the new listing that just ended. Hopefully just an oversight to the new buyer.....
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