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wrong thread....but that bike was NOT dropped in a parking lot. The first line of the ad is a lie, that tells me to stay far away from it. Too bad, the price was right.
read OP's first post, but yes that was not just dropped at a stand still, could still be a good deal if someone checks it out and it turns out the damage isnt that serial
 

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That's almost FZ07 money. Heard nothing but great things about that bike, that should be a consideration, OP.
The Fz07 is terrific bang for the buck. I know because I have one. After a year I'm still in love with it. I don't think I've ever owned a bike this much fun.
 

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wrong thread....but that bike was NOT dropped in a parking lot. The first line of the ad is a lie, that tells me to stay far away from it. Too bad, the price was right.
read OP's first post, but yes that was not just dropped at a stand still, could still be a good deal if someone checks it out and it turns out the damage isnt that serial
To be fair, ad doesn't say it was at a stand still; it says in a parking lot. There was clearly forward momentum, but the damage doesn't appear bad enough for that to have been at speed, so in a parking lot actually makes sense.
 

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To be fair, ad doesn't say it was at a stand still; it says in a parking lot. There was clearly forward momentum, but the damage doesn't appear bad enough for that to have been at speed, so in a parking lot actually makes sense.
Is this Parking lot in Pitt Meadows by chance?
 

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^What can I say, I'm getting old :)
what the hell?!?

Most of the guys weighing in on this thread are a pack of old geezers, some might even admit it........I include myself in that sweeping generalization....and there's not a whole ton of down-sizing going on. Take the advice and mod the SV for riding position.
 

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Thanks for the review. The horn/indicator switch might some getting used to...
They've done this on tons of their new bikes. My 2014 CB1100 had it and I reverted to 2013 left hand controls because it was so annoying -- I don't know why they chose to make it different than basically every bike ever made.
 

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The Fz07 is terrific bang for the buck. I know because I have one. After a year I'm still in love with it. I don't think I've ever owned a bike this much fun.
That's a big endorsement. I don't regret downsizing from my old VTR 1000 to a 650 Versys at all. Not as much adrenalin fun happens, but it's a comfortable, capable and fun bike to ride all day long. You've got me thinking an FZ07 would be a good next bike.
 

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Thanks Bandito. I will post up an ad shortly and see how it goes. The problem is I own a small business and I work 6 days/week (60 hours/week). So any time I have off is valuable, don't have time to show bike to multiple people. I'm going to give a couple dealerships a call to gauge what the trade-in value for the bike might be.
The discount you get from the dealer on a trade in compared to what you get from private sale is the price you pay for the service they offer: saving you time, and the frustration of dealing with tire-kickers, low-ballers, and Craigslist flakes.

Sometimes it's a pretty good deal all things considered........
 

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The discount you get from the dealer on a trade in compared to what you get from private sale is the price you pay for the service they offer: saving you time, and the frustration of dealing with tire-kickers, low-ballers, and Craigslist flakes.

Sometimes it's a pretty good deal all things considered........
Yup. You also get a tax savings from netting your trade against the new sale before tax is added -- although on a bike this doesn't add up to all that much.
 

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So I had the chance to ride 2 up today on a cbr500r... And it's no problem to haul two folks around at reasonable pace. It does lack in brakes for that given it has only one rotor and caliper up front. It's possible to pass cars on backroads but reality is, even at wfo throttle it needs time to build momentum. I'd imagine a 300 with one rider would be comparable. A pass that a 600rr would be capable of in a second, takes thought, planning and space to do safely... And I would gear down and literally hold the throttle full stick.
 

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Downsizing from a 650 twin?? Geez, that's kinda depressing isn't it?
yeh that would never work for me... i was at the dealer just the other day n' sat on a few smaller bikes; though they're great for beginners and such

I would never even consider owning one, saving coin aint worth the torture those bikes would be for my style of riding...

everybody mentions passing cars, yep thats the big one right there! frustrating as all hell to end up stuck behind a motor-home for 100 miles cause its faster than you :laughing
 

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Thanks guys, after some more consideration. I will sell the wife's 250 and keep the SV650 :). I'm pretty happy with my SV650, just thought it'd be a nice opportunity to get a new bike. Oh well...unless I can convince my wife to let me keep the SV650 AND trade-in her 250 for a KTM RC 390 :)
 

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yeh that would never work for me... i was at the dealer just the other day n' sat on a few smaller bikes; though they're great for beginners and such

I would never even consider owning one, saving coin aint worth the torture those bikes would be for my style of riding...

everybody mentions passing cars, yep thats the big one right there! frustrating as all hell to end up stuck behind a motor-home for 100 miles cause its faster than you :laughing




 

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If it hasn't been said already. The CBF, CBX, CBR500 are GREAT! I'm currently riding an Yamaha R3 and loving it. The R3 would even be good for Squamish runs. Yamaha did an excellent job on the 320cc engine, it pulls far more than I thought it could.
fugyaaaa r3 FTMFW
 
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