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Old 09-29-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Road Rashed Hayabusa.. Good Deal or Run Forest Run!

I found an 06' Hayabusa with only 6k miles that was unfortunately laid down approaching a stop light (+-5mph).

None of the fairings are cracked and the bike is priced at a very attractive $5600 but what do you think? Should I jump on it or run for the hills?


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Old 09-29-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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No one will be able to see the scratches once it spools up heh
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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No one will be able to see the scratches once it spools up heh
Great minds think alike.

3/4ths of the scratches are on the stickers which I would peel off on purchase before wrapping it in black reflective vinyl (coincidentally I work for large format printer who specializes in vehicle wrapping)
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:50 PM   #4
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Not a face plant. Off it goes.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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Not a face plant. Off it goes.
Thanks for moving this.. Sorry newb here
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:07 PM   #6
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Thanks for moving this.. Sorry newb here
Go forth and sin no more.

...and welcome to the site!

PS: I'd probably buy it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:12 PM   #7
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Go forth and sin no more.

...and welcome to the site!

PS: I'd probably buy it.
Thanks. Long time lurker to the Ride Reports section and excited to get a few journeys under my belt. In the meantime are there Hayabusa inmates on the forum you would recommend I check in with?
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:20 PM   #8
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What is book on that bike? Other than the rash, seem solid and clean? Maintenance records?

As long as book is high enough that you can buy it, fix it, and not hit book, may be a deal.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:29 PM   #9
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What is book on that bike? Other than the rash, seem solid and clean? Maintenance records?

As long as book is high enough that you can buy it, fix it, and not hit book, may be a deal.
It appears everything else is clean. No weird seeping from engine or forks, evenly worn tires, and surprisingly clean brakes. He drove it an hour and a half to meet me today.

Book should be in the low 8's and new OEM equivalent fairings are about $550 shipped on eBay.

My biggest concern was the scratch on the Crank Case Cover.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #10
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From bikebandit.com, looks like the cover is around 100 dollars so long as I am looking at the right cover. They range in price from 75 to about 140. Not to expensive to fix.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #11
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avoid it

I don't mean to be a jerk, but if you're asking this question, its likely that you're not experienced enough for it.

How long have you been riding?
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:05 PM   #12
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The 'Busa is a solid,durable bike. A little tipover isn't going to ruin the bike.

However it is a serious gnarly ball buster of a bike too. It is for someone who is experienced and skilled. Be honest with yourself concerning your skills and ability to restrain the baser instincts. If you are and up to the task it can be a lot of fun.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:09 PM   #13
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avoid it

I don't mean to be a jerk, but if you're asking this question, its likely that you're not experienced enough for it.

How long have you been riding?
No offense taken though my question was about the potential problems that come from a slight lay down not if I was a competent rider.

I grew up on 250 Enduros and a K75 that I ride today. I routinely also tool around on my friends 1199 Panigale.

Im not a big power guy in fact the only reason why I was looking at the busa is its aftermarket support and rave reviews for touring 2up. The goal is to throw a few comfort mods into it and spend weekends on the road with the Mrs.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:25 PM   #14
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I'd buy it, after negotiating a better price.

But even at $5600 it's a decent deal.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #15
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Wrapping a Bike...

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3/4ths of the scratches are on the stickers which I would peel off on purchase before wrapping it in black reflective vinyl (coincidentally I work for large format printer who specializes in vehicle wrapping)
The Hayabusa is ugly with stock graffics...many owners custom paint so the windtunnel designed body shows more...man...I want to own one someday ...what is the cost of a custom vinyl wrap ...in Carbon Fiber or black reflective vinyl ? And does it look ok? Can you make it look like paint ?
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