I just asked and it's a 2009. The scratches don't bother me too much as I'll probably drop it at least once, however you are right about the mileage. Not too sure about that.lt doesn't look bad to me. I wonder what year it is? If it is too new that would be a red flag at that price.
I am guessing that the stickers are there to cover up the crunch that he mentioned.
If there is a true red flag to me, it is that it says 12k miles but the photo of the odometer says 11k. This tells me that he tried to sell it 1000 miles ago and was unable to. 1000 miles ago was right in the thick of riding season. That is the biggest red flag to me. I was bike shopping all Summer and any good bike went fairly quickly.
Clean title according to him. I'm not sure if its a pretty good deal or if there's something I'm missing.That seems awfully cheap for a 2009.. You are looking at $500 for tires and brakes, though, so he may be pricing that in. l would ask if it has a clean or rebuilt title.
Could it be because of the miles? It really sucks that I don't really know anyone who rides who'd be able to help me out in this situation when it comes to evaluating if the bike is a dud or not. I'm just hoping it's not too good to be true.I don't mean to discourage you, but something seems off to me. 2009 and above Ninjas go for closer to $2500, even if they have been downed, in my area. Hartford is not an inexpensive place. I would for sure take someone with you that knopws a thing about bikes and really take your time when you take it for a ride.
A lot of sellers say cash in hand to ride. This is the kind of bike that l absolutely would not hand over cash for to take it for a ride. You hand over an envelope, the bike is a piece of **** and doesn't work right, next thing you know you drop it because things aren't in proper working order and he is saying, "You dropped it, you own it." Possibly an alarmist attitude, but if my gut tells me something, l have learned to listen.
Also, something that l had to remind myself of when l was bike shopping...there is always another deal out there. If something doesn't feel right, then leave it alone. Another bike will come along tomorrow. And you'll know when it feels right
Maybe we are trying to say the same thing in different ways...12k miles does not begin to explain a low price on a 6 years old bike. In real world engine terms that thing is barely broken in. The miles are way low if you ask me. I have over 19k in the first 18 months of my own bike.
I would also be suspicious, but it is not the odometer making the price seem wrong.
If you do decide to pursue buying this (or any other) bike but don't know too much about bikes, then INSIST part of the sales agreement is that the bike gets inspected by a local motorcycle garage "at your expense". If the seller is confident the bike is in great shape then he shouldn't object at all. However if he gets nervous about this requirement then grab your stuff and RUN don't walk away from the bike.Could it be because of the miles? It really sucks that I don't really know anyone who rides who'd be able to help me out in this situation when it comes to evaluating if the bike is a dud or not. I'm just hoping it's not too good to be true.
That would interesting to know how's the condition and deal with that bike, report back!I appreciate all of the feedback guys! I'm most likely going to see it this weekend with someone who knows bikes and we'll see what happens from there. Now just to get this through my parents I'm an adult but I still live with them and they don't really agree with the idea of me getting a bike, even though I've already taken my MSF course.
Well in answer to your question, my parents basically said hell no. Since I still live under their roof I'll respect their rules but I'm gonna try again next year or maybe the year after. I will be getting a bike, its just a matter of time.That would interesting to know how's the condition and deal with that bike, report back!