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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-09-2009, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions about this MV Agusta F4-1000

Munroe Motors in SF has an F4-1000 listed for ~9k. Here is the Page http://www.munroemotors.com/bikes/used/indx_usd.html

I'm thinking about grabbing it, usually I would stray away from anything salvage but I'm considering it because its been through a check(Munroe's is good, I've been told).

I would appreciate it if anybody can give me more info on what to look for, any gotchas? and if possible an opinion on the asking price.

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Car wise, I've had an F-car, currently I own a lotus, along with a MB E320 and a Montero Limited as my daily and to get me to the slopes in Tahoe.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-09-2009, 08:15 PM
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Well to be honest I stay away from salvage titles and these days F4 1k with miles up there can probably be had around there with a clean title. Just did a brief check on craigslist and one with 2kish miles from a member here (why the sale???) is in the 11s:


LA has one with low miles for 10s (1800 miles)

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Nothing much to check for, its due a major service in the next few thousand miles, I think I am right in saying its about $800US but prices will vary. The valves need checking and adjusting and lots of other bits inspected and filters replaced, and ideally the folk oil. I say this as it does seem a bit costly, however other in the local market will comment as to by how much.

Salvage title should be knocking some money off median price also. Lastly check exactly what hsa been replaced and if it was with genuine MV parts or after market (Fairings especially).

But it looks very nice, almost identical to the one in my garage!

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$9000 for a salvage title '05 is a little high. Clear title '07s are trading all day long at $10,000.

No matter how clean the '05 is, it's not worth more than $8,000.

Unless of course you are in love with it, want it bad, can't live without it and don't care about any future resale value. Then it is worth what ever you are willing to pay.
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New '09 RR312s are in the mid-$18Ks.
New '08 R312s even less, but only a couple left.
New '07 Rs are $14K-ish, though virtually gone.

Used, low-mile Rs are down under $12K, and going unsold.

There are too many other clean, clear-title options to consider that salvage bike, IMHO.

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I would avoid the salvage title bikes if I were you.

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Originally Posted by suryad View Post
I would avoid the salvage title bikes if I were you.

Listen to the WISE men !!!
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Thanks for the honest opinions.
I guess this bike at this price is not a no no.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 01:46 PM
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I second/third/fourth/fifth that. Salvage titles are ALWAYS trouble in one way or another.

Maybe not mechanically but some insurance companies will not quote on Salvage titles - If they do, you may require so much paperwork to prove it structurally etc that it's worth the extra pennies to get a clear titled one.

Unless it's track only i'd stay well away.
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