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  1. ArabianOak

    ArabianOak Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Hi Gang,

    I sold my Ducati 848 a few days ago via fleabay...got wayyyy more than I expected for it but it was mint with low miles and with great mods (termi, custom tune, new tires, fresh fluids etc).

    So I was on the hunt again for a sport bike and stumbled across a 2016 Honda CBR 1000 RR SP...the repsol bike. Asking 11,900.

    I bought my xdiavel from the same dealer selling the cbr and decided to give him a call...the cbr only had 700 miles on it and had a full yoshi exhaust. Online the pictures looked great (as always) but being that the dealer was a gruelling 1.5 hours away (all traffic) I told my sales guy to go check it out for me.

    He called me back not long after and told me the bike was pretty clean but had been dropped on the right side. Fairing would need to be replaced. He came down 1500 off the price...a quick look online showed me that fairing was much less than that.

    I called Uber and away I went to go buy the bike.

    Upon arrival at the dealer I noticed a pretty good crowd around my bike. It was outside so I could check it out and so was everyone else. I walked up and noticed people pointing at certain things...after looking I noticed the damage was much more than the dealer told me. Here is what I saw...

    1. The fairing was just as he described (and sent pics)
    2. The exhaust was damaged from the drop
    3. The heat shield to the exhaust was missing a hanger
    4. The beautiful swingarm had a scratch from where the exhaust hit it
    5. The right side mirror was scratched from the fall
    6. The brake lever was scratched from the fall
    7. PO installed a tail tidy and had sloppy wires all around the dash (wasnt done professionally)
    8. The rear cowl was missing the lock for the key to go into, it would come off but you had to put your finger inside the hole and push the lever
    9. Small hairline crack in the front headlight fairing
    10. Left side fairing had a tab snapped off and was not fitting properly
    11. Left side clutch lever small scratch
    12. Missing screws in some areas of the bike
    13. Miscellaneous scratches from wherever the PO tried to do ANYTHING...

    So now I was in a dilemma...walk away and spend another 60 bucks getting home with Uber OR attempt to negotiate on something that is gonna require some work...

    The salesguy came out and saw I was there...he could tell I was not happy. I then went through what I just described above and he apologized profusely. He told me he knew the PO and the guy owned over 7 bikes and he could not see all that damage as it was beside all the other used bikes...He was being honest with me.

    He then told me to give him ANY number and he would make it work....hmmmm...so I told him to give me 5 minutes to think. The bike was already priced very well...a 2016 CBR 1000RR SP with only 700 miles...he came down from 11900 to 10400 because of the fairing.

    I decided to offer 8500 or walk. He agreed to that price.

    All the bikes you buy from this dealer have a full 30 day warranty...so from a mechanical perspective I felt good, but I had not ridden it yet. With such low miles and things looking mostly cosmetive I decided to roll the dice, even though I had a 1.5 hour ride home.

    Signed my life away and off I went! Less than a mile from the dealer I could tell this bike was running EXCELLENT. Steered straight, handled great and holy shit the sound and power. Just superb as any honda should be! Smooth as butter.

    Once I got home I went through the bike as best I could. Took off the fairings, lots of damage under the right side, but nothing too bad, just clips and whatnot...a few loose bolts on some areas of the bike the PO had dealt with but no leaks and mostly clean.

    My biggest concern is the nose doesnt seem like it's lining up the left and right fairings perfectly...But I am going to dig into that tomorrow and see if something is bent etc.

    I was able to go on revzilla and pull up a parts list, looks like with the exhaust i'll be about 1500 into this thing really quickly...haha. That price includes replacing both fairings and the nose fairing. I think I'll be able to salvage the nose fairing, even though there is a hairline crack.

    My question to all of you is should I even attempt all of this myself or should I have a shop do it? What am I looking for in the nose to see if everything is lining up correctly? Where is the best place to get parts? How should I go about making this Honda pretty enough to show Marc Marques if he stopped by? Ha.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!! Here are a few pics and video...and yes I realize I revved the bike without it being fully warm, but it is a honda...they dont break! lol.



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  2. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Handlebar mustaches... PSSHHH! Established Member Established Member

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    God Damn that thing is ****ing sick!

    All that can be done yourself.. don't pay a shop. Will be a fun, small garage project.

    CEO's can get dirty too, right?
     
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  3. jeffh81

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    Join up here 1000RR.com

    Its a cbr1000rr forum and i know a few guys on there and they have that same bike and its full of knowledgeable guys. Anything else you need feel free to hit me up and i will see if i can get them to look for you on there
     
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    scott_0 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    great looking bike, now get out there and work on those chicken strips lol


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    jeffh81 Never Leaving Established Member

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    The repsol fairing requires a vin if Im remembering correctly cause Honda doesn’t want them floating around.

    CycleCruza on YouTube was able to get some chinese fairings that look just like the legit Repsol for next to nothing so check ebay
     
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    ArabianOak Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Just signed up but the forum looks a little dead...is there a certain section I should post in?
     
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    looks pretty damn nice. Fairings are no big deal. Long as the motor is good and the tires ...no big deal.
     
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    I gotta bounce over there to be honest. Its always dead this time of year and day. Most those guys actually ride their stuff
     
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    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    few years back I used to get Ebay full fairing sets from china for $400-450 and they were DAMN good. Like almost OEM.
     
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    Oh they are world better than back in my day. CycleCruza did a review and i couldnt tell they weren't oem
     
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    jeffh81 Never Leaving Established Member

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    Being as rare as the bike is I would try to factory replacements as I could. Those bikes are as rare as hens teeth from what i can find
     
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    agreed, I definitely would not do any knockoff Chinese garbage fairings


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    331 LX Active Member Established Member

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    Definitely get factory replacement fairings. You stole the bike at that price imo. Nice pickup.

    Marc and I at Nashville SX this year.. :D

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  16. ArabianOak

    ArabianOak Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Ha! Nice! How tall is he?
     
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    He's a little guy like me, 5'6". Pedrosa is even shorter, I think he is like 5'2".
    Nice grab too. My bike days are over though. Bum knee from motocross and then a pretty high speed launch off into a farmers field. I think about getting one then see some jackass on their phone not paying attention to anything and i quickly change my mind. Good luck to all you riders out there! Keep your head on a swivel!
     
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    1) That's a bad ass bike.
    2) Fix it yourself.
    3) Profit.
     
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    Man that's a cool bike. Congrats on your find and purchase. Sounds like a good deal.
     
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  20. 850SNCobra

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    Fairings and body stuff on bikes is pretty simple most of the time. I wouldn't bother with a shop.
    Plus you'll get to know the bike more if you spend the time taking it apart and then putting it back together.

    I've never been much of a honda guy but the bike you got is definitely one I'd throw a leg over. Is all of the Ohlin's suspension aftermarket or is it the OEM Ohlins stuff that comes on the bike from the factory? If it's all aftermarket then you got a hell of a deal at $8500.
     
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