Yeooow! from sunny Kent

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  1. InsectMutant

    InsectMutant New Member

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    Howdy all. Returning to biking after a few years off messing about with cars. Bored of them now. Been saving the pennies for a year or so and I'm ready to spunk £4500 on a mint RR-4.

    I've seen one close to me, 9k miles, 2 owners, FSH, mint dry bike. Just went to see it today and it's spotless, only some dust on it :p Trouble is I can't negotiate the shop to any less than £4900 for it. I've been looking at adverts and the market for many months and I kinda figured £4.5k should really get me a mint low mileage job. Is £4900 too much for a mint one of these? What d'ya reck?

    Ta in advance, looks like a nice place ere. I'm well excited, got some new Furygan leathers last weekend, fit like a glove, seem like real quality. Can't wait to get back on the road, just need the Blade :)
     
  2. tucker

    tucker Active Member

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    heeeeeeeeelllllooooooo mate where abouts in kent are you ? theres a few of us on here
     
  3. InsectMutant

    InsectMutant New Member

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    Hi Tucker, I'm in the sticks just outside Canterbury.

    Ahhh you're in Herne Bay, just up the road :p
     
  4. tucker

    tucker Active Member

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    yeah mate you up for h's cafe in a few weeks when it starts again ?
     
  5. dave d

    dave d Elite Member

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    ieathaggis Active Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum
     
  7. Garyb

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    Welcome in, don't forget to add yourself on the members location. ;)
    And when you do get the bike, the picture brigade will be hunting you down for photos. :D
    Enjoy your time :)
     
  8. megawatt

    megawatt Well-Known Member

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    Welcome mate.
     
  9. exfire

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    There is a 2005 repsol with 9K on it for BIN £4450 on ebay.
     
  10. slowr1der

    slowr1der Active Member

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    Welcome chap

    I think you should save up a bit more and buy my 2008 ;)
     
  11. InsectMutant

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    Thanks all for the warm welcomes :) I'm kinda guessing £4900 isn't incredibly overpriced then for what it is as nobody's shouted "Oi no!" kinda thing. I think it's a little overpriced but it is a mint dry bike with low miles. I'm not after a bargain, I'd rather have a dry bike with low miles/low owners/history etc. Yes I'm fussy. Hmmm what to do...

    Cool, for sure, when I eventually get the beast. I live about 2 miles down the road from there, in Elham
    Yeah thanks I saw that. Forgive me for saying this but I'm not overly keen on the Repsol colours [legs it]
    Thanks mate, it's gotta be an RR-4 though, I just prefer the looks.
    Oh nooooes now you've put ideas in my head to save another 2k and get a 2008 blade, they look sweet. Damn you! :s

    Hehe, and yeah will gladly add photos when I get it, but thanks to slowr1der, I dunno what to do now :p I would like it soon, and I earn a pittance so a 2008 would prob mean end of the summer at best. Jeeeesus!
     
  12. InsectMutant

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    This is the one I'm currently deciding on the price tag. It's mint. I'm not into red as a rule but it does seem to go well with all the black that's going on too. And as it's got black wheels I figured I could change the look of it when I get the urge with a fairing kit from the likes of Auctmarts. I heard they're pretty good these days, and at £320ish for an entire kit/new look for the bike it sounds pretty awesome.

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  13. dan.1moore1

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    Welcome fella
     
  14. dave d

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    HONDA CBR 998 cc 1000RR-5 1000rr Fireblade
    few nice extras on this 1 :D
    fsh, pipe, db screen, t tidy,crash,, bobbins seat cowel,looks nice if your set on that style 04 or 05....
    private seller make him an offer 3800? you saved £1100 bingo!!!!
     
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    Benn The Pig Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, 4900 for an RR4 their hoping!!!
     
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    HRCTrev09 Well-Known Member

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    Hello 'n' welcome :) looks like a nice bike! could you not stretch to an RR6/RR7 abit lighter and faster? :D
     
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    Welcome mate. in all honesty there are better deals to be had but i know if you have your heart set on a certain bike its hard to change your mind
     
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    Welcome fella! Good luck with the hunt...
     
  19. InsectMutant

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    Thanks again for the welcomes... Ahh good, some more opinions, and thinking along the same lines as me that 4900 really is alot for an rr-4 even if its mint. Gonna have to think some more, especially as now if I'm thinking of spending 5k, instead of the original 4.5k, another 1k puts me in the market for an 08 job. Ugh, just went you thought you've made your mind up.... glad I came ere haha :confused: But then when do I stop...get to £6k, then another 1k then another 1k then... [dead]
     
  20. gRRandeelion

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    Welcome mate, only got £4500 p/x for my 6500 mile RR-4 against a new '08 Blade so £4900 for a 7-8 year old bike is pushing it a bit, they were only £8000ish new.
     

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