FS: 2003 GSXR 1000 plus leathers/helmet etc. Last Opportunity.

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Racing' started by REInvestments, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. I purchased a blue and white GSXR 1000 K3 in May.
    It has consistently been named Superbike of the Year. (Except one British
    mag)
    I would like to sell it. I have sold a few bikes in these newsgroups.
    Every person who has bought one of my bikes has been very happy with the
    bike and the deal. This has been the subject of exhaustive threads in the
    past.

    The bike listed at $10,499 plus $250.00 for set up/freight, etc. and
    California tax and registration.
    The shop sold it to me for $9999 plus $250 plus California tax and
    registration. Roughly $11,000 out the door in May. Clearly the market has
    gotten softer since then. However, the come on ads from dealers don't
    disclose license, set up charges and the like. So even if you can find an
    ad offering $9,499, you're really talking about almost $11,000 out the door.
    If you're shopping, check the "out the door price".

    I've ridden it 1010 miles, and had the shop do the 600 mile oil change.
    The bike was broken in meticulously, has no scratches, nicks, etc. It has
    not been dropped, abused, or hurt in any way. It is basically almost
    exactly like new.

    I have clear title, no liens. If you happen to weigh about 190 - 210
    and are between 5'8 and 5'11, and male, I can also throw in a complete set
    of Triumph leathers in silver and black, two piece set, plus a size medium
    Shoei 800 helmet, and a pair of size 11 Triumph touring boots. These are
    all pretty beat since they've been around longer than my last four or five
    bikes, but they are all still safe and serviceable. The Shoei is probably
    due to be replaced pretty soon (five year rule).

    Reason for sale is that I'm going to take a break from riding for a while.
    Probably. We'll see. The last time I said that, I ended up buying a GSXR
    1000 so who knows. But that's my intent. I'd like to sell it quickly, as
    I have a new hobby I want to drop the money into. But I don't necessarily
    have to sell.

    The motorcycle is in San Jose, California My asking price, in light of
    the soft market is $8,995.00, and the license is good until May of next year
    for a 15 dollar transfer fee. That will save you a couple of extra hundred
    dollar bills.

    This is your chance to get a basically new Bike of the Year, at a bargain
    price. While I am slightly negotiable, there's not much room left at this
    price. I'm going to give it a few days here, and then it's either going on
    consignment, or into Cycle Trader or E-Bay. But first, I thought I'd take
    a last shot at these groups.

    My apologies to anyone who feels as though this is spam, but many people
    have purchased motorcycles from me in these groups, which I used to be a
    frequent contributor to over the years.

    If you are seriously interested, contact me at
    AND

    Thank you,
    Larry Wallerstein
     
    REInvestments, Aug 9, 2003
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Hi, Nicholas. How are you? I'm just throwing in everything, because
    having it sit here in the garage isn't doing anyone any good. I
    understand that the usual suspects always have their flame fest. It is of
    little consequence to me. Ultimately someone ends up with a good
    motorcycle at a reasonable price. I measure the outcome by the fact that
    every single person I've sold a motorcycle to has been very happy with the
    deal, and always have said so. The rest is just noise.
    Hope all is well with you.

    Larry
     
    REInvestments, Aug 9, 2003
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. REInvestments

    Andrew Guest

    :
    : > Larry, you know no matter HOW polite you are, you will get flamed. So
    : > why add the bait of "used nearly 5 year old helmet" into it?
    :
    : Hi, Nicholas. How are you? I'm just throwing in everything, because
    : having it sit here in the garage isn't doing anyone any good. I
    : understand that the usual suspects always have their flame fest. It is of
    : little consequence to me. Ultimately someone ends up with a good
    : motorcycle at a reasonable price. I measure the outcome by the fact that
    : every single person I've sold a motorcycle to has been very happy with the
    : deal, and always have said so. The rest is just noise.
    : Hope all is well with you.
    :
    : Larry
    :
    :


    I'm very happy with the Speed Triple I bought from Larry.



    --
    Andrew
    00 Daytona
    00 Speed Triple
    http://ultrasupercool.com

    The Bikes of Reeky
    http://www.ultrasupercool.com/reeky/bor.htm
     
    Andrew, Aug 9, 2003
    #3
  4. Perhaps. I thought the dividing line for netiquette is whether the person
    advertising had been a contributing member of the community being sold to.
    That I have been for many years, both online and in person. Also, one
    might consider many of the trolls you've posted as, what was your word
    (?)....... oh, yes..... "detrius" from Demetrius. And yet, you have
    persisted. Analyzing the quality of bandwidth usage just might be tricky
    And certainly, despite the fact that I rarely post any responses to your
    inflammatory attacks, you have certainly utilized a fair amount of bandwidth
    making them. As is, of course, your right. So, carry on. Just don't
    be surprised if I ignore your posts as noise.
    Actually you won't be flooded with any more sale postings on this bike by
    me. "Last Opportunity" was meant to signal to the internet community that I
    will be moving my sales effort to a different venue after this thread. So
    you needn't worry about being overcome with my apparently difficult to deal
    with advertisements.
    First, my bike is still under warranty. I purchased it in May, and it has
    the full Suzuki factory warranty. I'm not sure where you get your
    information, but it is incorrect. Additionally KBB assumes 5300 miles as
    I read it. I have 1/5th that mileage. Huge difference to tires, brakes,
    over-all condition. And lastly, I'm not interested in selling at those
    prices. Thank you for the offer but it is not close to acceptable.
    No thank you.
     
    REInvestments, Aug 9, 2003
    #4
  5. REInvestments

    Margaret M. Guest

    ITY Both mean "detritus"
    You're pedantically welcome.
    Mag
     
    Margaret M., Aug 10, 2003
    #5
  6. last I checked, Fargo wasn't in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the
    original poster is selling his bike.
     
    John R Pierce, Aug 11, 2003
    #6
  7. REInvestments

    Dirt Crashr Guest


    Nor is a GSXR-thing a recreational motorcycle dirtbike.
    At least the mention of a Capo Nord is close to a wannabee sorta
    dirtbike-ish thing.

    DirtCrashr
     
    Dirt Crashr, Aug 11, 2003
    #7
  8. Sales tax and registration (8 and 2% in CA) puts you over that already,
    before the dealer tries the various addons - shipping, assembly, etc.
    Obviously doesn't apply to those in a sales tax free zone.
     
    Jason O'Rourke, Aug 11, 2003
    #8
  9. And for those in the bay area who want a wannabee sorta dirtbike-ish
    thing, Scuderia has (of a couple of days ago) a 2002 Capo Nord new for
    $8k + tax & fees.
     
    Nicholas C. Weaver, Aug 11, 2003
    #9

  10. You cannot get an 03 GSXR K3 out the door in California for $9500.
    Assume your numbers for Fargo of 8790. Even if you could get those
    numbers, you couldn't get out the door for $9,500. Any set up charges at
    all? None? Here they're about $250.
    How about taxes? Here they're 8.25% sales tax. So that's about $700.
    How about Registration? About $250 here. So just using rough numbers,
    that's pretty close to $10,000.

    My bike is two months old, and has 1010 miles on it.

    As for the "it doesn't have knobbies on it" should we assume that people
    who own dirt motorcycles don't buy superbikes? If so, feel free to ignore
    the ad. Obviously it wasn't meant for you "knobbies only" folks.
    Probably my mistake but I've owned both dirt and street bikes, and thought
    that a few of you might, also.

    In any event, who cares? If you don't want the motorcycle, or you think
    it's too expensive, then don't buy it. No one is holding a gun to your
    head. I paid pretty close to $11,000 out the door, and our local dealers
    aren't liquidating them. So I figured someone might like a $1,000 to
    $2,000 discount. But if not, then no big deal. Just pass it by.

    Someone will buy it, and be thrilled with the motorcycle and with the deal.
    So far, other than Demetrius's low ball offer, I've yet to see a real offer.
    Just a lot of typing about how soft the market is. I've already said that
    I'm not posting this offer any further. So if you really think it's a
    terrible deal, then just ignore it, and it will go away. I'll just
    consign it at my dealer, and someone will end up paying more.
     
    REInvestments, Aug 12, 2003
    #10

  11. Bottom line is $8,900 cash. That's significantly less than I was
    expecting, particularly for effectively a new motorcycle with a full
    warranty. I will take that. I won't take less.
    I am not posting the motorcycle for sale in the newsgroups again, so when
    this thread dies, it's over.
    The bike will go on consignment, and the chips will fall where they will.
     
    REInvestments, Aug 12, 2003
    #11
  12. If you have this one you won't have to worry about any others.
     
    REInvestments, Aug 12, 2003
    #12
  13. REInvestments

    Dirt Crashr Guest

    %-wise that would be a good place to start if you've ever read RMD to
    any extent, or at all.
    Did you know RMD people in California will buy a dirtbike from a guy
    in Arkansas and not care at all about local Dealer support? Crazy.
    Or post it to rec.superbikes.asphalt insted where the % rises to
    something above .03 interest.+
    Not obvious, since you already made the knobbies=slicks assumption and
    posted.
    How long has it been since you owned one, or what dirtbike do you own
    now? Do you race MX or AHRMA, or D-36? When did you last run a
    dual-sport evet or were off-road across the Sierras? There's a lot
    more dirt than asphalt up there, and ways to cross it.
    Especially in the Bay Ara with the jobless rate the way it is now, may
    not be too much different than Fargo already...

    -keith
     
    Dirt Crashr, Aug 12, 2003
    #13
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.