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Old 11-20-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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Would you spend $3000 on a firebolt

This is being sold by a mechanic and has 15,000 miles on the clock. It has the custom exhaust and is very clean. I just don't have much experiance w these. BTW it is an xb9 Firebolt.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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You can buy a new Ully for that much.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:51 PM   #3
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My brother in law picked up an 03' XB9R with 12k miles, the factory race kit (ECM upgrade + exhaust, I believe) for $2400 from a dealer back in July. He put about $300 into it on tires, new front rotor, and a new horn. I love riding it...tons of fun and downright evil-sounding.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:05 PM   #4
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:23 PM   #5
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no, never never never would I buy another Buell. I owned one and that was enough. Never never again even if they were givign them away. The fact that Buell is going out of business is icin gon the cake of why I would never buy one. BTW, my Buell was bought back becasue of the crapload of issues. I bought it new and it spent the first 3 weeks of owning it in the shop needing to be towed in. Those are nothing but big pieces of shit!!!! I am in the market for a new bike and I was being offered a new one of 6k and I still wouldnt take it.
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:06 AM   #6
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:54 AM   #7
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$3K? What are you waiting for?
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:07 AM   #8
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Nope.
Check new bike prices and see what it costs to get one without miles or someone's possibly questionable break in and mods.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:08 AM   #9
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No. Too much. These bikes are utterly worthless in todays used bike market.

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Old 11-21-2009, 08:09 AM   #10
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When brand new Buell's are selling for $5-5,500, what is a used Firebolt worth? Not $3k IMO. If you can swing a new one that's the way I'd go, otherwise make a stupid offer on the used Firebolt and see what happens.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:10 AM   #11
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Offer him $1800 and see what he says.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:26 AM   #12
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It doesn't seem a terrible price, but probably not great either. The firebolt isn't the buell I'd be looking at though - imho Buell's strong point are torquy sport standards - just my preference.

Here's an article that discusses the economics of the Buell market
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/oped...rcycle-market/
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:31 AM   #13
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If it is what you want and you have the money laying around, yep.
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:18 PM   #14
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:58 PM   #15
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