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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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1999 Yamaha R1 good deal?

Hey everyone. I have been on this site for a little under a year now and I have not spoke about anything. I just read and learn and what not. Anyways. I am in the Marine Corps and I was going to buy a new GSXR-1000 or a new R1 and I was gonna do it around August when I get out of the Marines. Well the thing is that I found a guy here in Okinawa Japan, where I am located currently, who is selling his 1999 Yamaha R1 and he lives in North Carolina and I live in Birmingham Alabama. I don't think shipping would be too much for it. But anyways, he told me because I am in the Marine Corps with him and he is afraid of the bike and it was his first you should know, that he will sell it to me for 3,500. Well he also said it is bone stock and it has never been down. He said he paid about 6,500 for it two years ago and it had a little over 1,000 miles on it. He said he put about 1,000 miles on it. Soo I figured, low miles and stock. I know it has not been ragged out. So I say, what if I gave you cash in hand right now. He says he will do 2,250.00. I say sold. So I am waiting on some pics of it and a title and I want to hear it run or see a video of it running or something. I will then pay him. Is this a good deal or what?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 04:41 AM
 
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and for your service.


The 99 R1 is a carbuerated bike...but it is still wicked fast and beastly. If you dont have several years of experience under your belt I suggest you take the 2500 and buy an older 600 to learn on for a few seasons.



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This may be an honest great deal from one marine to another but usually, if it sounds to good to be true - it usually is. I wouldn't hand over cash till I rode it first. Will he take a deposit till you can get to North Carolina? NADA says

http://www.nadaguides.com//Values/Va...del=1200014658

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But don't let the carbs get ya down... they are still awesome and then you don't electronic to FUBAR it all up.

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But don't let the carbs get ya down... they are still awesome and then you don't electronic to FUBAR it all up.

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I know a douchebag with a 99 R1. It's fast and he sucks. In fact he looped it on the ride home from the paint shop.



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From what I understand the 99-03 R1's had more low end torque then the newer models. Probably very unforgiving.
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From what I understand the 99-03 R1's had more low end torque then the newer models. Probably very unforgiving.
Hence the looping from above mentioned douchebag.



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unless you SEE the title IN YOUR HANDS, and see the bike for yourself FIRST, DO NOT buy. buying bikes without seeing a title, or the bike itself is THE BIGGEST mistake you can make, other than buying a 1000HP busa for a first bike.
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Yeah when I sold my bike to a out of state guy... I sent him a pic of the title.




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Well, the guy I am going to buy it from, is getting his friend to take some photos of it and email them to me tomorrow. I also told him that I wanted a video posted on you tube or something so that I could hear is crank and run, with someone revving it up a few times for me. He said it has racing slicks on it, so that is something I would have to change. Also, I am not into the whole stunting thing. I have Judgement day 3 and stunts gone wild and it scares me enough to never want to do that stuff anyways. I also have been riding for a few years. I have been on GSX-R 1000's and 750's, a CBR 929RR, a hayabusa, and a bunch of various cruisers. I definitely am not a squid, so no worries about stupidity and looping it. I enjoy riding, and I like the R-1's, I have just never rode one. I am not worried about actually riding it before I buy it. After seeing the video and title showing clean and some photos. If I buy it that cheap and something does go wrong, I will fix and sell it or keep it if it is not too serious. The guy I am buying it from just has a kid and he is not married. The gov. is taking a nice chunk of his check for child support, and he is hurting for the money. Thank you for all the advice, compliments towards the military, and constructive criticism. I surely will be posting more in the future.
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I think it is good than new models.
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I think it is good than new models.
wow hes worse than me with the grammar
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Or drunker... Grammer decreases as alcohol consumption increases.
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The fact he said it has slicks on it concerns me. Why? That's telling me he tracked it. That means there might be a potential internal problem or something. I'd ask him what's the deal with the slicks.
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He said that his friends had slicks on their bikes and he rode with them on the street in the summer time. I asked him if he ever took it to a track and he said no. He just did it because his friends did.
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Bone stock is good. Maybe he was just a poser. Anyway, I just got the March issue of Motorcycle Consumer News where they test the 07 R1. Yamaha has gone all out to make it a Gixxer beater, so it is for experts only. If I wanted an R1, I would get one of the early carbed ones.
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If at all possible, I would like to see if maybe someone from this forum who lives in the area of Jacksonville, North Carolina, could go and check out the bike for me. I am willing to compensate the efforts and feed back given on the bike.
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Bone stock is good. Maybe he was just a poser. Anyway, I just got the March issue of Motorcycle Consumer News where they test the 07 R1. Yamaha has gone all out to make it a Gixxer beater, so it is for experts only. If I wanted an R1, I would get one of the early carbed ones.
They say that with the new R6 too. I think it's because, on the R6's anyway, it lives in the higher RPMs. That can get a noob in trouble. If a noob buys it, it'll be a WHILE before they even tap into the power.
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If at all possible, I would like to see if maybe someone from this forum who lives in the area of Jacksonville, North Carolina, could go and check out the bike for me. I am willing to compensate the efforts and feed back given on the bike.
Somebody hook this Marine(?) up.
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