I'd pass on it. There are better deals that come along. I would not pay more than $6500 for that bike, if that.oO_Rogue_Oo said:This guy is semi local to me; (he is within riding distance) but I'm not sure if the bike is worth what hes asking or not. I'm looking for opinions.
You can find Ducs on eBay with fewer miles, and most important, a lower price [albeit 7500 miles is getting into my "low mileage" category]. I know, having bought two Ducs on eBay.
My 2002 998 at the time was bought for about $4,000 to $5,000 less than what they were going for at the time and it had 800 miles on it.
Last year I steered a guy whom I bought the 900 SS SP from, to an eBay auction for a 2003 999, with about 300 miles on it, for $10,000. He was in NYC and the bike was in Colorado. He bought it, had it shipped and loves it.
The deals are out there, you just have to be patient.
Bonus tip: best way to snag the deals is to do an eBay search, then do a "sort by new listings first." This will show the bikes recently listed.
Then contact the seller and make an offer for the bike, outside of eBay [which is legal on vehicles, per eBay rules].
That is how I got the 998. Contacted the seller, made him an offer at his opening price, he thought about it for a few hours, we had a deal by the morning.
Do a search in here, or the old Duc-MS site to find my tips on how to buy a bike long distance, sight unseen. You have to take precautions. The best one sticking to low mileage bikes with a seller whom you know exists [there are ways to check this out]. Deals and sellers to immediately avoid are those who mention the words "Western Union" as form of payment.
The above is the best way to snag the deals. You have to jump on them within hours of a listing on eBay.
On a personal preference, I don't like that bike in yellow. But, to each their own.