Neglected pawn shop '08 (another price check thread)
The local pawn shop has had an '08 Versys sitting outside their store uncovered for at least a year now. When he first put it out there it was in good condition, now not so much. There's some amount of corrosion on everything. Plastic is fading. I imagine the inside of the swingarm is a mess. Tires are original and in good condition(tread wise, didn't look close for cracking/rotting), I think it's fairly low mileage. The thing never moves and the keyhole is covered in a thick layer of dust, so I think it is rarely started.
My buddy was talking about buying it. I'm telling him stories that it's gonna need a good tear down, cleaning, and greasing, parts replacements (cables, chain, possibly some seals) and there's probably a good chance of electrical gremlins. Am I wrong there? What else would you consider when looking at a neglected bike?
My current opinion is that I'd only consider it at a cheap price, like in the $2K's.
Last edited by craigercj; 05-22-2012 at 06:01 PM.