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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-19-2005, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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F4i is going to be Mad!!!!!!

I ran into a deal in last week newspaper. A guy is selling an '04 CBR 1000 RR with 283 miles on it. I call him and he says he only took it for a ride once. I'm telling myself this is to good to be true . So mid week I go take a look and start researching more on the Fireblade. When I went to look at it its just as he said and mint. I found one rub spot that I rubbed off with my thomb and some spit. The bike only has a thick layer of dust from being in the garage for most of the winter and this summer so far.

I tortured over the weekend of "to buy or be smart you have enough bikes" and then the juvenille tendencies took over and I found ways to rationalize the purchase . I figured I would cut his asking price by $700 and he would probably say no, well he said yes and I got it for $200 under Blue Book min. Anyway I picked it up tonight and took it for a ride still working a breakin cycle no long durations at one rpm and going through the low to mid rpm range still. Man, I think I'm in lust . The comparison between this and the F4i is comparing a Porsche and a Ford Focus. The power, the smoothness, the ergos, the riding ease,...etc.

Don't get me wrong I love that F4i and we've learned so much together. I may have to keep them seperated in the garage so the F4i doesn't try to sabotage the 1KRR.

I going to keep the F4i as my track bike and the Fireblade as my street bike. Finally I don't have to stop riding one to two days ahead of a track day and spend a whole night prepping the bike for the weekend. That's the plan anyways , but I think I'm going to have a hard time not wanting to ride it on the track, we'll see.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-19-2005, 09:16 PM
 
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you got a [email protected] good deal!! nice job and beautiful bike!
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-19-2005, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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It worked out to be $1200 less than I originally paid for the F4i new from the dealer. Thanks.
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are you cheatin on the f4? its not going to like that,



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are you cheatin on the f4? its not going to like that,
I'm supporting alternate lifestyles; "she likes to watch and joins in later at trackdays"

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-20-2005, 01:34 AM
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That is one awesome lookin bike!!




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Wow you and 99birdV6 must have the stars aligned, or be living right because y'all both got excellant deals...
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Sweet purchase! Everytime I see bikes, I realize how much I regret my decision to sell the R6. But I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end.
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Good looking bike, you're going to like it.

You're a lot younger than I pictured.
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Good looking bike, you're going to like it.

You're a lot younger than I pictured.
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If I could only go back knowing what I know now.....

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AWESOME!!! AWESOME!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

That is such a beautiful bike & great deal!
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Sweet find and nice bike!!!
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F4i is going to be mad!!!!!!

Sweet Bike Man, And A Hell Of A Deal!!
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That positively ROCKS! Awesome bike and great deal Enjoy the summer on it!


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