Yeah, it's imperative to get a substantially better deal on a high mileage bike like mine over one with say 15k miles. Cause odds are if I keep this thing for very long, it's going to need some expensive work. Yeah, I should keep an eye out for low mileage used motors. I've seen some on ebay cheap already. CHeap as in $700. And motor swaps on sportbikes are a cinch, so no problem there.
You just have to be careful with things like brake rotors which can be pricey, and worn clutch baskets/hubs. Those are items on higher mileage bikes that together, can total a large sum of $$$.
I really don't know why I bought this thing other than emotion. I said it before in this thread, but this was my dream bike back in the day. I used to manage a shop in SoCal back in early '01 and we were one of the first to dyno the new GSXR which we did for an article for Roadracing World that compared the R1 to it. The GSXR put down 148 to the R1's 132hp. But the torque curve told the real story. I was in love. I was picking the journalist's brains about the bike and they were telling me about the crazy power wheelies and all that. Really fond memories.
I may or may not keep it. But for now, it's helping keep the miles lower on my 10R so it helps with resale value there I guess.:dontknow:
Anyway, it's pretty cool having two literbikes. Does wonders for my ego:wink:
BTW, Had a little more seat time on the GSXR, and it's more legit than previously thought. Could use some ebc HH front pads as the lever effort is uber high.