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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2005, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Should I?

I've got a 03 rc51 w/ 2900 miles on it. I'm going to sell it in the spring. It was dumped when I bought it and is missing the instrument cluster. The title is clear, not salvaged with the mileage on the actual title. I've got everything back to spec and am currently painting it with custom colors. My question is should I pay the $300-$400 for the instrument cluster or just tell the buyer that they can buy one if they want one.....? Any advice would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2005, 01:15 AM
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2005, 01:42 AM
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You'll fetch a better price for her if she's fully functional at the time of sale. Keep an eye on ebay... bet you'll pick up an instrument cluster cheaper than you think.

Otherwise, part her out. You'll get more money for the parts separately, than you will for the bike complete.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2005, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm all about full disclosure. I'd tell the perspective buyer that it had been laid down whether it looked like it or not. Everything is straight and true, so there's nothing to hide. I know that I'd appreciate it if/when I buy a used bike to get the whole truth about it. So yeah, I'll probably pick one up on ebay. Thanks for everyone's input! By the way an interesting note. The serial number ends in 0003. So I assume that it was the third bike out of the factory for 2003. Kinda cool.
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By the way an interesting note. The serial number ends in 0003. So I assume that it was the third bike out of the factory for 2003. Kinda cool.
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My kawi 6RR is 000666 (with the obligatory Devil exhaust... Diablo's coming in spring)


and I would pick up an instrument cluster for the RC before selling
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2005, 04:49 PM
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I thought I saw one in our classifieds recently for like $150?

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2005, 07:13 PM
 
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Definately fix the bike, just inform the NEW buyer the circumstances, i know if it was me i would appreciate it.
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