Would you buy a bike that has been tracked?

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  1. scent of a wookie

    scent of a wookie OT Supporter

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    So I found a 98 VFR800 for what I feel is a good price on CL. It has 22k miles and he wants $2500/obo. The ad makes no mention of it, but the bike has a number written in tape on the windscreen, and when I searched google for his email (wanted to see if he made any posts about it on a forum) his facebook came up with a couple track pics.

    So, would you have any problem buying a bike that has been tracked?
     
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    I know people who drive their bikes on the road as hard or harder than running a bike on the track so its really a discretionary issue IMO.

    The same goes with sport cars. There are those who use them like they were intended and also took care of them, there are those who barely use them, and then there are those who beat them to shit and didn't take care of them.
     
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    I know a lot of people that track their bikes that like to disconnect the speedo cable. If he's one of those people, the miles won't be accurate.
     
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    I think its taken into consideration when these bikes are designed that people are going to ride them hard whether or not its on a track, so its not necessarily a bad thing as long as it was well maintained.

    With that said, I think you could definitely use it as leverage on negotiating on the price. If the price is right, why not.

    Also take into consideration that its a 12 year old bike regardless of whether it was tracked or not, so it may need some work.
     
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    thanks guys, I think you are right, it's not a deal breaker but might help with negotiations
     
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    I have faith in honda :bowdown: , but it does not a little bodywork
     
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    sold from under my nose, wasn't meant to be
     
  8. 98formyws6

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    who the hell tracks a vfr 800??

    if he only did a few track days should be fine but as everyone else said check out the motor (valve adjustments, compression, etc). i always maintained my track bike but it was a track only bike

    edit nm just read it was sold
     
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    consider yourself lucky.

    i know some guys ride street bikes hard, but having been tracked it's almost guaranteed that this one was.
     
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    That was the first thing that I thought, lol
     
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