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Old 01-31-2009, 05:30 PM
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looking to buy a vtr1000

its a 2002, 20K miles laid down once, had a fresh new paint job. priced between $3200 to $3500, good deal?
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:37 PM
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it seems like a pretty good deal as long as it has a clear title and the damage from the lay down was fixed.
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by nk140 View Post
it seems like a pretty good deal as long as it has a clear title and the damage from the lay down was fixed.
clear title and the damamge was completly fixed, the laydown he said happened a couple of years back.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:21 PM
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clear title and the damamge was completly fixed, the laydown he said happened a couple of years back.
how good of a begginer bike is this?
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My first bike was a shadow 750 which I rode for a few months then straight to the hawk. I find it very easy to ride, it is nice and light and the power is easy to control.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:47 PM
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Its a lot of power for a new guy (like myself).... but as long as you can ride responsibly and take it easy, you should be fine! I LOVE my hawk! you will too!
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by j shizzy wizzy View Post
Its a lot of power for a new guy (like myself).... but as long as you can ride responsibly and take it easy, you should be fine! I LOVE my hawk! you will too!

the guy told me he was looking for $3200 is that a good deal?
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by xFaLl3nH3rOx View Post
the guy told me he was looking for $3200 is that a good deal?
If it had original paint then yes, but since it's been repainted the price he can get for it suffers...it will be the most fun you'll ever find for $3200, but you may be able to get it cheaper or find one with mods/updates and original paint on this forum for that price...my 2 cents,RC
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by FL02SupaHawk996 View Post
If it had original paint then yes, but since it's been repainted the price he can get for it suffers...it will be the most fun you'll ever find for $3200, but you may be able to get it cheaper or find one with mods/updates and original paint on this forum for that price...my 2 cents,RC
how much would the insurace be? it will be in my moms name, we have state farm, and i was paying $33 a month for a 01 bandit 600
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Maybe this helps, just paid $3,700 for an 03 w/ 5,500 miles, never been laid down. Given the market, time of year (in New England) and the book value, I thought I got a very fair deal. I know another one, same year, same mileage, w/ new tires and chain (never been laid down), w/ a fuel gauge transmitter not working sold for $4,000 in January.

I'm just getting back into it after a 30 year break, but had 3 bikes before and would caution you that this is a torquey 100HP bike. You should go to bike school, wear protective clothing and be very conservative with your right hand!
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:56 PM
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last july i bought my 00 with 18kkms for $3250cad(~$2800usd). it "fell off the stand", and i determined that to be true. original paint. overall in ok condition. haven't had a prob with it. have had many enjoyable miles with it.
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Gileski View Post
Maybe this helps, just paid $3,700 for an 03 w/ 5,500 miles, never been laid down. Given the market, time of year (in New England) and the book value, I thought I got a very fair deal. I know another one, same year, same mileage, w/ new tires and chain (never been laid down), w/ a fuel gauge transmitter not working sold for $4,000 in January.

I'm just getting back into it after a 30 year break, but had 3 bikes before and would caution you that this is a torquey 100HP bike. You should go to bike school, wear protective clothing and be very conservative with your right hand!
i go to the msf course in 2 weeks, but im afraid the insurance will be really high
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I suppose you checked ebay. there are a couple hawks on today. Try to get one with low mileage. These bikes are great for a new rider because they have so much torque it's easy in that you don't have to be concentrating on the rpms or what gear you're in as much an in-line four that needs to be in the power range for passing, coming out of turns, etc. In terms of cost, the cheapest is not necessarily the best as you will soon discover if you buy the wrong bike.
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insurance shouldn't change too much, wth similiar coverage the hawk is usally considered sport touring. If you have been riding the bandit for a while you should have no problems with the hawk even as a beginner just be aware that horsepower can get you into trouble alot quicker... just got to be smart about it. And for $3200 seems fairly priced.
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by cornandp View Post
insurance shouldn't change too much, wth similiar coverage the hawk is usally considered sport touring. If you have been riding the bandit for a while you should have no problems with the hawk even as a beginner just be aware that horsepower can get you into trouble alot quicker... just got to be smart about it. And for $3200 seems fairly priced.
kool, well im really thinking of going with this bike, ill let you guys know when i see it. how does the stock pipes sound?
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:02 PM
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yup, get the hawk and get that tire. i have both and love them very much!!!
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by finepooch View Post
yup, get the hawk and get that tire. i have both and love them very much!!!
does the price seem good?
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:52 PM
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you know what, honestly, after dropping my baby due to simply grabbing too much front brake and going through all of my growing pains on the bike...... I suggest to all my friends to force yourself to buy a piece of **** bike for 500 or 1000 cash and get comfortable. if you drop it, **** it, its already jacked anyway. If i could do it over again, i would have played on a POS bike for one season, then bought my hawk. I REALLY think you should do this.
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Originally Posted by xFaLl3nH3rOx View Post
kool, well im really thinking of going with this bike, ill let you guys know when i see it. how does the stock pipes sound?
get the bike, you wont regret it stock cans sound crap! get it canned up asap
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:24 AM
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get the bike, you wont regret it stock cans sound crap! get it canned up asap
sorry to say i wont be buying the vtr1000, had someone approach we with an offer for an 2002 cbr 600 fi for $3200 delivered, the bike is a nice all black with 7000 miles on it.
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D'OH!!!!!!!!!! nice bikes but........ it aint a v twin matey
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Originally Posted by xFaLl3nH3rOx View Post
sorry to say i wont be buying the vtr1000, had someone approach we with an offer for an 2002 cbr 600 fi for $3200 delivered, the bike is a nice all black with 7000 miles on it.


Since this is your first bike or new rider, you are probably better off on a 600 because most new riders usually find out they're not really into the sport because of a personal connection, rather because of friends getting bikes, a whim, or other spurious or superficial reasons.

Whatever the reasons for getting started, some will become motorcyclists while most will lose interest over the years, when their friends drop out or for other reasons.
The probabilities are low for those becoming lifelong bikers and given this, the 600 will be easier to get rid of without losing money or time because it is the most popular bike in the USA. So this is likely the best option for you.

twin vs. inline 4:

as written previous post, Twins(vtr)are great for a new rider because they have so much torque it's easy in that you don't have to be concentrating on the rpms or what gear you're in as much an in-line four that needs to be in the power range for passing, coming out of turns, etc. In terms of cost, the cheapest is not necessarily the best as you will soon discover if you buy the wrong bike.

The main thing with any bike is to get good instruction from schools and road riders who espouse responsible riding habits and those who will point out common riding faults and encourage skills that encourage longevity.

There are certain habits and mindset that are necessary for surviving road riding for any significant length of time because riding the streets is infinitely more dangerous than racing or other closed circuit pursuits.

Good luck with the new bike whatever you decide on, and learn quickly from your mistakes.

thanks, Nathan

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Old 02-01-2009, 07:14 AM
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I see that you are taking the BRC (basic rider course) in 2 weeks, good for you.

Take the ERC (experienced rider course) in a year or two. This way any bad habits that develop will be kept to a minimum.
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