Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Albany, Oregon, usa
Ok guys. You have convinced me, and I will unashamedly blame you when my wife asks. I think this can be an unofficial WTB thread. If you want to skim, just read the bold.
-95-97 900 SP (wiggle room, especially with proof of replaced frame). Much less interested in CRs.
-Red (I'm only going to have one, it's gotta be red). If everything else is perfect, I might consider another color for the right price.
-Unmolested, but higher miles ok if clearly well maintained.
-Tasteful and streetable mods ok(exhaust, mufflers, carbs, etc.).
-Anything else you would add???
-Finally...it needs to be "ride home" distance from Portland, Oregon. It makes me really nervous to buy sight unseen, trust a shipping company, wire money, etc. I know this significantly reduces the number of bikes, but I've been "patient" for two decades, why would I rush now?
-$$$$- Varies based on condition of bike. Anything less than $3k I probably don't want. Over $6k and it needs to be essentially perfect. Not flawless, but matching my criteria. Obviously I'm not going to spend more than I think the bike is worth. I was planning on about a $5-6k TOTAL investment, including work if needed. If this is unrealistic, let me know.
I would also consider a 1000ds matching the above criteria except year. Less interested in a fuel injected 900, but if the price is right... No 600s, 750s, or 800s.