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Old 11-09-2012, 03:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Anything that has "sports" in the title always costs in one way or another . Boats are expensive Sports boats are more expensive . Sports car , sports drink ..sport bike. You are looking right at the expensive to run end of the market .
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Can you explain how it cost more in the long run please?

I'm just wondering. I'm not trying to be rude, just curious.

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I'm going to say you'll drive 15,000 miles a year. I do not know how many actual miles you'll drive, but this is a little over the average for a four wheel cage in the USA.

A good rear tyre - $150 3/year = $450
A good front tyre - $120 2.5/year = $300

Plus mount and balance = $220/year (At $40/wheel if you bring the whole bike in vs. bringing in just the wheels and you putting them back on at home, that'll cost $20/wheel). Make sure your wheels are clean, some shops will charge extra if your wheels are dirty and they have to clean them.

If you bring in the whole bike - $970/year
If you bring in just the wheels - $870/year

A chain and sprockets last 20,000 miles. So a new chain and sprockets every 1.25 years. $150/1.25 years

Oil every 5,000 miles - $10/quart (good motorcycle oil) plus $8 for oil filter.

$48 every 5,000 miles. At 15,000 miles a year, that's $144/year in oil.

It's a good idea to flush the brake fluid every year - DIY $10-15.

Brakes - $140/year


At 15,000 miles a year, it'll cost around $1,500. This does not include tax, gas, depreciation value, costs of gear (boots, jacket, helmet, gloves...) maintiance costs (if you take it to a shop that's around $75/hr), insurance, registration and whatever else I have forgotten.


I have a 2006 Ford Ranger, it has 145,000 miles on it.

I'm on my second set of tyres (first set was factory, the current tyres will last till end of next year). I am on my second set of front brake pads (rear drums still have 15,000 miles), oil change every 5,000 miles ($25 I do it)...

Without doing the math, you can tell it's already cheaper to run the truck. It's also a 2.3L, 5-speed, 2WD. I get 26-30mpg.











Of course all the prices are just estimates, they could be more expensive (tyres I believe will be) or less expensive..
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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That's cool, but I would rather the bike.

A good set of tires is about $750 for a car.

If you get your oil changed at a lube shop, you are looking at $40-60 every 3-4000 miles.

Not counting of something breaks.

My dad bought new tires for his truck this year. Plus the roadside policy and everything.

I'm not trying to be rude or argue, these are just real world numbers.

Either way, I'd rather had a bike.
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The bonded title is not a problem. It just means that the owner could not provide sufficient documentation to get a title done in a normal way. So he paid extra for "title insurance" in the case that it had come up stolen or its ownership in some other way was not crystal-clear.

Once you buy it from him it's a regular title that you get from the state.

So - yes a cheap car costs less to commute with than does a bike, once maintenance and tires are all figured. You had that as one of your points. But you really just want to commute on a bike, and the money argument was just chaff. Did I get that one ?
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So - yes a cheap car costs less to commute with than does a bike, once maintenance and tires are all figured. You had that as one of your points. But you really just want to commute on a bike, and the money argument was just chaff. Did I get that one ?
Not exactly, it's cheaper to operate my bike than my truck. It's too expensive for fuel in the truck. My point is just that I'd rather a bike over the truck. And I stead of buying a car I'd rather a bike. My money argument was regarding my truck. And with diesel at $3.69 it's expensive to drive.
I've saved quite a bit of money on fuel by commuting on the bike compared to the truck. And the oil change cost about $18 compared to $40

I'm not trying to start an argument or anything. These are just numbers compared to a diesel truck and bike.

That's all.

Thanks for the title info. So once I transfer it, I will receive a regular title? Will it cost anymore ? To transfer the title on my bike it was $330

The truck has sentimental value to me, that's why I haven't sold it.

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Thanks for the title info. So once I transfer it, I will receive a regular title? Will it cost anymore ? To transfer the title on my bike it was $330

The truck has sentimental value to me, that's why I haven't sold it.

Allow me to say, my experience in the subject is with the state of Arizona, so, "your mileage may vary". But with that said, Yes. You should receive a regular title.
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Thanks man. The guys gonna send me photos tomorrow.

It's ninja 636 , I think 06 with 23,000 miles
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Here's another one I found.

2002 GSXR

The front fairing doesn't match like the first gsxr I posted on the first page. The guy said its a stock fairing. He said that blue is just tape that you can put on yourself.

Any opinions on that? Something doesn't seem right about the bike but maybe it's just me.
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Hey everyone, I found the exact paint scheme I am looking for.
The only thing is that it is a gsxr 750, not a 600. Is a 750 too much for a second bike? I think this bike is gonna sell fast and I really like it. But at the same time I don't wanna get a bike that's too powerful. I've ridden my friends 04 gsxr 750 and it felt pretty good, but I was hoping to hear opinions on it.
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You will probably wish u had a 750 after two months with the 600 lol. He is asking too much for that many miles IMO though.
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Is the 30,000 a lot of miles for a sportbike?

I've read on here a couple times that miles aren't the issue, it's the maintenance that is performed on the bike. I think I read that someone had 150,000 miles on their bike on here.

I was thinking maybe $2800-3000? Is that too low?
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If the matiance was done 30k is fine. there are ppl here in the 100,000's and 200,000's

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Is the 30,000 a lot of miles for a sportbike?

I've read on here a couple times that miles aren't the issue, it's the maintenance that is performed on the bike. I think I read that someone had 150,000 miles on their bike on here.

I was thinking maybe $2800-3000? Is that too low?
If it was properly maintained then it should run fine at 30,000. In fact, that means it only averaged around 3,000 miles a year. That or it had a long period of sitting. This may very well have been the last few years, and he has just decided to sell it.

There is a lot of opportunity for neglect when dealing with bikes this old so if you aren't a mechanic I suggest have it looked at by one before you exchange any money. By now it should have had two valve clearance checks, brake pads, new air filter, and all the fluids changed several times over.

I'm not the most "on point" person to ask for prices, but your offer seems more sane
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Thanks for all the replies everyone.

I think I'll contact the seller and ask about maintenance.

I just wanted to add this in. The bike will be my daily driver.

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