Advice on 2nd hand F650GS (twin) wanted

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Kokopelli, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Hi,

    My wife is looking at buying a 2008 F650GS with 10500km from a dealer. The bike has ABS, computer, main stand, heated grips and the RDC. New it retails for NZD 19000. The dealer wants NZD 16000. I am basically happy with the price.

    What has me worried is:

    Bike was a demo model.
    First owner used it for courier duty around town
    It's fallen on its side on the dealer's lot and has the following light damage that has been touched up:
    scuffed right indicator
    light scuff on mirror
    paint chip on main panel (about an 1" long)
    scuff on round engine cover
    a few minor marks on pegs and foot & hand brake lever

    As well as that the tank (airbox) panel has light scuff marks, possibly from a tank bag and the windscreen has scuff marks, possibly form improper cleaning or the removal of stickers. The leading edge of the panel around the filler has also scuff marks, possibly from mounting and dismounting the bike.

    These bikes are relatively rare 2nd hand and we have a 2005 F650GS with 43000km on the clock to trade in.

    I have a tendency to overreact with this sort of stuff and would appreciate a bit of feedback from you guys. Is this a fair deal?
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  2. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Never mind, it's too late. The bike is parked downstairs :lol3

    Panels are getting done, plus got a few other concessions. Wife is happy. Since I've bought my 1150 it's her 4th bike.
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  3. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    Well tell your wife congrats!!! and hope she likes and has good luck with the new ride!!!!:clap
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  4. jafar

    jafar Been here awhile

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    This thread is useless without pic's :freaky
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  5. blackie

    blackie Been here awhile

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    +1 :deal
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  6. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    This will have to do for now.

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