So i got my cheque from the icbc write off and spend all day in kelowna bike shopping today. ended up with a like-new 03 gsxr-1000. 6000k on the odo, 1 owner. Paid $5150.
I had my heart set on an 03 R1, but when i got there i found the guy had dropped it from standing on both sides, bald tires, and blown fork seal. He would hardly budge from $5500 even after i found out he tried to clean off the fork with wd-40 so i wouldn't notice. Except he forgot to clean the other side of the fork and i happened to reach around looking for it.
So bummed out i sat down in an internet cafe downtown and looked at some more castanet ads with cellphone in hand. 03 gsxr 1000 orange and black, 6000k, $6300, damn a little over my budget. I called him anyway to gauge his movement on the price, and to my suprise he came down alot, to $5300.
So i finally get there and its got blown fork seals. the rest of the bike is mint. So i make him a deal. We called valley motorsport and got a quote for $300 to fix the forks. So i split it with him. Now the price is down to $5150. Great. I know a local guy that will do the seals for $100, so i actually saved more.
Just goes to show you never know what kind of deal you can land unless you call around and talk to people.
PS, this thing is F*cking fast!