Originally Posted by floyd
I spoke to the guy today, it has full service history and is in excellent condition. He wants £1250!!!! He said his friend will give him £1200 in November!!!!!
Yeah, yeah yeah, of course he will, that's why he's still trying to sell it....(!)
I'd hold at £1000, cash, now. It's not a rare bike, they come up for sale regularly, and as Tenere Tom said, the prices are starting to drop now, as we head off season. I'd say that he's asking a spring price, not an autumn one.
What's been done under this full service history? As well as including recent oil and filter, air filter, valve clearances, new plug, new brake fluid, new brake pads, new fork fluid, 12 months tax and test, new chain & sprockets, new tyres (that suit you, for the use you want), given the age and mileage, you've also got to think about the rear suspension, bushes, head bearings, wheel bearings, has it got a stainless exhaust, does it have the accessories you want - long range tank, rear rack, front mudguard extension, centre stand and so on. If there is no way you'll spend anything on it for 12 months, then it might be worth it, if you will have to spend more on it, knock it off the asking price.
And remember an asking price is only ever a wish.