Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: coogee beach australia
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when an old lady almost took me out
in an almost full head on, her husband
didnt want to give insurance details etc
'whats the problem, its alright, no damage'
another motorcyclist happened to be there
who pointed out 'the damage isnt just what
you can see, it could be a write off'...
turned out after i rode her home, seeming ok
steering etc, repair came to $1600..
a pro repairer with own racing team and
preferred repairer of my insurer [she paid]..
thing is a motorcycle with dents, scratches,
cracks etc, could have got them anywhere,
any situation.. by the previous owner [s]..
i almost bought a used cbr250r, for $4000aud
firm, no offers, when average price for good
examples was 2.5 - 3kaud [about 1.9 -2.3kusa$]..
it was lowish miles, immaculate, not a mark on it,
garaged, one mature owner, full svc history,
excellent tyres, upgrades etc..
he was selling that, how the bike had been ridden
and maintained.. its true condition..
[took honda xmas special added 1500 for new cbr300ra]
when looking at bike or car ads firs parameter is mileage..
only even look at low mile vehicles, then those with
full svs history and preferably one experienced owner,
garaged and well maintained and ridden/driven..
thats what i am buying, and paying for]
otherwise, its what the buyer is willing to pay for..
[with hindsight, if id kept and stored my cb72, cb450
and 2 cb750sohc 4's, that would have been a nice
appreciation of value...]