July 26, 2009 at 7:16 am #3196irencoParticipant
hello, everyone. today I found out something and I learned something as well about my motorcycle. I have a 2002 suzuki gsxr 750. I went to the dealer to get some parts for my motorcycle. brake pads, air intake filter, ss brake lines, and a idle fast cable. everything was going perfect until we started looking for the idle fast cable. we could not find it and the guy kept asking me if I was sure the motorcycle has the cable. of course, I was sure to the bone since I have seen it, but he could not find it on the computer. he went and started talking to his boss and he said “this is personal now.” lol. anyway, his boss asked me if I have my registration with me, so I gave him the paper and he put the VIN number on the computer. he said “it’s a 600cc not a 750.” at that moment, I didn’t know if to get mad or something. I was really confused. it’s my first bike and my first purchase as well. I told him if he could print that paper for me and he kindly did it. he said “I work here and to be honest I can’t tell the differences.” then he added “do you know this guy?” and I said “yep” and murmured something like “going after someone in miami.” anyway, I was kind of disappointed and sad, but it’s a pretty bike and it’s in good working conditions. low milage for it’s age. it has less than 7000 miles. when I got home, I checked the price to see if I got ripped off and luckly I didn’t. well, my point is that if you are going to buy a used bike, make sure to check the VIN number and make everything clear. I know seems obvious, but some people believe in what others say. I did even though I have the document saying it’s a 600cc, I’m having a hard time to believe it. at least, now I know it won’t be my last bike. a friend told me “that means you can go faster…” and I just laugh with disappointment on my face. lesson learned.July 26, 2009 at 2:43 pm #20956MunchParticipant
Yea I haven’t checked for the other Manu’s but Kawi has a page on their web site where you can cross the VIN to check up on things like recalls and parts.
It’s a shame motorcycles are still considered luxury items, with the huge influx of them in the papers and 4 sale listings it would be nice to have something like Carfax for them.
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