New Steed in the Stable

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    After some advice on what to look for when checking out a second hand bike to buy.

    Having a look at a 2009 C109rt next week. It has 28,000 km on the clock. Any known issues with this model?. Already done a REVS check & all is good.

    Have enjoyed riding the C50 since I bought it last year but it is a little small for me & I think it is time to step up to a bigger bike.

    Hopefully the C50 will have it`s big brother parked next to it in the shed by this time next week!
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    Ditch the C109's are fucking awesome. almost as much go as the M but with that old world charm and they just eat up the miles like its vegemite on toast..:bigthumbsup:
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    Cheers Hulk. Haven't heard a bad word about them & looking forward to getting one.


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    I wondered what the problem was when you said Ditch the C109'! I think you missed the C50 bit! :D
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    I only just realised what it was I said! :doh::confused:
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    Looks like I'll have to wait a bit longer to get a C109.

    Finally got old mate on the phone today & had discussion about the bike. He is asking $8500 for it. Has 28k on the clock.

    QLD rego. So it needs a Blue Slip for rego in NSW. That plus 12 months Greenslip at $800 plus transfer of around $400.

    Asked about the tires. He said they were on the way out, so more money to spend there.

    The exhaust has been drilled so may not pass bluey.

    So not worth the 10 hour round trip to check it out.

    Good news is I found another one, same year model, same colour but has 40k on the clock.
    This one has rego to March 2021.

    Trouble is it is about a 15 hour round trip.

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    All good things come to him who waits, Ditch, you'll find one! Have a look at your local bike shops they might have a hidden gem.
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    Yeah, no rush I suppose. Will have a ring around & see whats about.

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    good luck searching.
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    Cheers Hopper.

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    you could ask around here, or the Facebook pages, someone will no someone who's selling.
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    The C109 is awesome .......... you'll love it :beer:
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    Have been checking out the groups & Marketplace on FB, Bikesales & Just Rides. There are a few about but most are a fair distance away.

    Disadvantage of living out in the Boonies I suppose!
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    Just low ball him , every cunt does it to me when I sell shit ....now in turn I do it as well, Nsw should pass easy for a bluey, those holes weren’t in the pipes when He looked at it lol you know what I’m sayin
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    Yeah, know what you are sayin'. My rego guy is pretty good but knowing my luck i'd get him on a bad day.

    Old mate is pretty firm on his price so not gonna bother with this one.

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    Cheers Leigh. Bit far for me, especially with the restrictions at the moment.

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    Thought I`d throw up a few pics of the new beast after a few days of cleaning & detailing. Ended up buying the one in Port Macquarie & after a bit of negotiation got it at a fair price.

    Needs new tyres front & back but should be ready for rego in a few weeks. Previous owner had drilled holes in the stock exhaust but it is not too loud & doesn`t sound too bad.

    Fitted with a Gman controller, Timing Retard Eliminator & O2 Sensor Eliminators. Has a Mustang seat & Pillion, OEM Backrest & Rack. Came with a spare brand new Voltage Regulator & a new cover. Just under 28k on the clock.

    Hanging out to take it for a decent ride, the 10 minute test ride was a blast, damn these things pull hard!

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    you have done well mate, one of the best cruisers on the market.:bigthumbsup:
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