Buying 2007 1600 Classic with 43,000 miles for $4,050 - Worth it?
I'm going to be selling my 900 most likely and I'm looking to upgrade to a 1700. However, I've been a fan of the 1600 too and I came across the following 1600 classic.
It's pretty much stock and the price is $4,050 for a 2007 model with 43,000 miles. The current owner says he's only used it to travel to work daily and that h bought it second hand from another owner.
One thing that makes me approach this with caution is the fact that the seller (private sale) insists on saying that the bike is 1700cc and NOT 1600. I told him that the bike is shaft drive and a 2007, so it could only be a 1600, but he says the bike is a stock 1700cc. Uhmmm, no, it's a 1600cc and it's, in fact, a 1552cc to be precise (so barely a 1600). I know this bike very well to know it's a 1600cc as it's a bike that I've always liked a lot.
Is this guy just making up stuff to try to sell the bike OR was there a special 2007 model with upped cc's (as stupid as it sounds)? I'm smelling bullsh*t all the way, although the guy didn't sound like he knew too much about the bike. I'm thinking the previous owner sold him the bike saying it's a 1700cc LOL
The bike has tacky stickers which would be gone immediately, but, other than that, it's stock. Valves were checked at 30,000 miles despite being hydraulic adjusted, so that's a good thing. I'm just cautious with the fact this guy was trying to convince me this is a 1700cc and NOT a 1600cc.
Would you think a seller who says this could be hiding stuff from the bike and not telling them? I think you have to be a pretty big bullsh*tter to try to convince me this is a 1700cc.
Opinions? How's the $4,050 price for this STOCK 2007 Classic with 43,000 miles?
Any experiences with sellers trying to claim a bike has more cc's than it actually has?
Lastly, is that a Mustang seat I'm seeing? Driver's seat looks like it but the passenger seat looks like it's deformed and concave?
Many thanks for any opinions or input!
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Last edited by Vulcaner; 01-28-2017 at 06:18 AM.