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    Whach u talkn bout Willis Array smokedvw's Avatar
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    Would you buy a non stock painted bike?

    I am just currious because I found a bike which is not stock colors.
    Its a R6 all white with a little silver.
    The first owner went to go put some gas in it and droped the bike, he ended up repainting it and then selling it but he got all white and i dont belive a 00 has all white.

    The thing im worried about is when you go to sell the bike and its not stock colors I think you will have a hard time selling it because everyone knows its had an accident or bad drop.

    Anyways please let me know what you think. I think the all white is kinda cool.


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    Registered User Array 2wheelbandit's Avatar
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    Yes i would. Id be more cautious but id still buy a repainted bike.
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    Moderator Array CoolDaddyGroove's Avatar
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    Sure why not? It's just plastic and some people paint their cars/bikes not because they need to, sometimes they just want to.
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    this is my...boomstick! Array CrotchetyRocket's Avatar
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    It's an instant tip off for a tip-over. Try to sell a non-stock painted bike and you'll see the flinty gazes you have to face.

    So you, Dub, get to inherit the seller's customer perception problem and, pay for it too. What a deal!

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    I wouldn't worry about it.
    Do a mechanical/chassis inspection and if everything is fine, keep the papers to prove it to someone in the future when you sell it.
    I would not have a problem purchasing a repainted bike.
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    Twins Are Better Array IcemanRR's Avatar
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    NO i wouldnt

    what happens if you drop it. Repaint is more expensive than stock panels. Maybe the first owner was a little misleading and he droppeded it going 80km/h in a wheelie.

    Do and ICBC claim search on the registration number

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    What are your own opinions smoke?

    you always ask us of ours, but how would you feel if you went to the bike for yourself? Does the fact that it's repainted turn you off? i'm guessin so

    Iceman's got a reaaaaaaaaally good point, in that there very well could be more damage then just what results from a stationary tip over.

    If you are weary bout the bike, then it's a good indication that anyone else would be.
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    Ooooooooooooo but it doesn't come in purdy cookie-cutter colors, you won't fit in!!
    yeah, that must suck.
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    Who cares? You'll get a unique bike that people will recognise as yours. You might even have less of a chance of someone trying to steal your bike for your bodywork. Even the most minor tip-overs can ruin your stock fairings and it IS cheaper to repaint than to buy the stock fairings again (at least it was in my case one panel cost one and a half times the whole paint job) I bought a 'no accident' bike with the stock plastic and found out it's had a bad crash after I took the fairings off for service. Nothing beats getting an inspection from a reputable shop for making sure that the bike is in good shape. You might even get a price break for the non-stock colors.

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    if the bike ran great and had no mechanical or chassis problems, i dont see why not.
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    If you're serious about buying, take off a couple panels and inspect them for major body work on the back side. I didn't spray the back sides of my panels so that a potential buyer could see that the scratches incurred when I layed down my bike were just superficial. I also took pictures of the scratches before hand to show if needed.

    I'm glad to see that people are supporting buying non-stock colored bikes, because it was a large concern for me when I decided to paint.
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    Registered User Array huck-jai's Avatar
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    When I get my bike I'm going to paint it another color..... I want to stand out from other bikes...something different. Some people paint it because they drop it. Some people paint it because they don't want their bike to look like others......it's up to you to find out.
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    Rageaholic Array Jayson's Avatar
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    i sure would, its not as if i am not leaving the paint on the ground somewhere neway. =)
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    Whach u talkn bout Willis Array smokedvw's Avatar
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    Yeah may main concern was for resale as I painted my car and some ppl would ask WELL WHY IS IT PAINTED, in that case I just painted it because I wanted a custom color. I think the bike looks nice but I think an inspection would be a good thing to do.
    Thanks everyone


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