Originally Posted by Grainbelt
I don't know which model years comprise the platform of CBR600RR you wish to 'stay in'. That said, I pulled up my local craigslist and '06-'08s are all over the place with ~10k miles for 5-6k.
10k miles on a five year old bike is nothing, but from the language and idiotic mods I saw in a lot of the CL ads, they tend to be owned by squids.
I'd much prefer a bike with 10-15k miles on it with an adult owner, maintenance history, and as few mods as possible, as compared to a bike with very few miles and likely some issues from sitting. I'd be ready with the money and wait for the right one to pop up. They sold a ton of them, you shouldn't have to wait long.
Thank you. This seems to be what most people I've asked are saying. I'm going to try talking him down from 7k, but as a private dealer, I'm sure he's heard too many people's low-ball speeches. The 600RR came out in 03. I've owned an 06, and an 07. I am only interested in the 07-08 generation. There are now 2 more generations after this, including current models. As for mileage...I see 10k as a lot, especially when I don't know how it's been ridden or cared for. My bikes never get wet, and I hate rust/corrosion like nothing else. Most people ride them in the rain and store them outside. I have inquired about probably 30 different bikes, and not a single owner had anything like a comprehensive maintenance history. What you said is true: a lot of squids buy these bikes. I'm prepared to wait a little for something better, but the closer we get to summer, the higher the prices for these bikes go.
I don't mean to sound so OCD about this...It's just how I am. I do appreciate the input though, sincerely. Without such, I'd never be able to make bike purchase decisions, hah, I'd just keep analyzing forever.