|Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 06:57 am: ||
hey all, this is my first post, I have been reading this forum for a while but only registered today...
I'm a long time buell fan and looking at this 2002 M2 cyclone to buy, oh and buy they way we pay allot more for our bikes than you folks in the northern hemisphere!
http://www.bikesales.com.au/all-bikes/dealer/detai ls.aspx?Cr=5&R=3058474&keywords=&trecs=69&__sid=12 1365CB64F0&__Ns=p_Price_Decimal|0||p_Make_String|0||p_Model_String|0&__Qpb=true&_ _Nne=15&seot=0&__N=1432%20604%201429%201428%204294 967172&silo=1400
I know more about xb buells (never owned one though) than tubers, its done 32000 Kilometers = 19884.80000 Miles
I also live outer state so I cant view it.
they seem like a really professional business selling harleys buells & ducs ect, he said his reputation is worth more than selling a dodgy bike, he sounded genuine. I got a good price / quote with shipping included...
Seller Comments: NEW TYRES, JUST HAD SERVICE, LOW KS, FULL RACE KIT AND TUNED, IN IMMACULATE CONDITION, PRICED TO SELL.
how long are these motors good for?
we are coming into winter here (no snow) ozzy winter...
just a table spoon of concrete to harden up for a brisk sunday ride, what do recon? go for it? wait till summer? any thing I should be aware of?
I asked all the usual questions, damage? been dropped? condition, mechanical faults, roadworthy ect, and they say all good, what do ya all think?
thanks in advance!
|Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 09:37 am: ||
Pictures are lower quality but looks clean from here, it's got the updated shock on it too.
If you've got the money and the price is right go for it, but here's some considerations:
Around here winter is the best time to get a good deal on a bike so maybe you can talk them down a bit.
The price is double or more (US dollars of course) what you'd pay for a similar model up here, especially considering mileage...
There's my $.02 on the matter.
|Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 10:08 am: ||
is this an M2L? The seat looks like it's from an L. Check the VIN on h-d.net. Unless you are short I would rather go with a regular M2. Apart from the aftermarket turn signals, the chopped tail and (of course) the race kit it looks stock and well kept. Can't really comment on the asking price....
|Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 05:10 pm: ||
sweet, thanks for advice!
will check the vin
mileage not that great?
|Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 07:24 pm: ||
Looks like a good deal to me usually you could pay up to Aus$10,000 for a good M2 in NSW or VIC. For some reason they are always cheaper in QLD. If it looks like its been looked after 32000km is nothing, my 97 model has 90,000 and has never had anything done to the motor. I'm sure you won't regret it.
|Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 09:55 pm: ||
Any idea what it might cost to ship a bike from the US?
Bikes appear to be a lot cheaper here and, if shipping and licensing could be accomplished for a reasonable price, import might be an option.
|Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 11:27 pm: ||
The problem is that in Australia any bike imported must have a compliance plate. It is very expensive to get an engineer to issue a one off plate for an imported bike.
|Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 01:05 am: ||
In the US the 4th and 5th digits determine M2 or M2L. KS=M2 and LS=M2L. These should be right after the (MZ) which means Buell Motorcycle Company.
|Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 02:38 am: ||
Road / Street
local dealer says NOT M2 L
Thanks for help, going to think about it over the weekend...
|Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 03:20 am: ||
G'day Ben thats not a bad price, I've got a
02 M2 , top bike.
32.000'Ks is nothing .
|Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 06:52 am: ||
>>>>Any idea what it might cost to ship a bike from the US?
I've looked into it a number of times and (so far) it's ALWAYS been MUCH cheaper to buy new than ship.
Buell will not issue a homologation certificate (they really can't) and the paperwork and fees nearly always exceed the price of the bike.
|Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 03:59 am: ||
thanks for help all!
decided to give it a miss as its coming into winter and don't really have any to store her over the winter months (mates house and work would be ok) but I am moving inter state later in the year so the money I would save on shipping it down would be better put towards a bike!
importing... might start a new thread!