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Old 26th May 2009, 09:55   #46
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Junkie, I agree. But the point is today RDs ARE being sold for 60k+. Even the most knowledgable guy might have to shell out that amount. Else the sellers simplay say, all right, go away. We'll get some 1 else who will pay us for than that amount.

Besides, RD sellers are not the most honest lot. In fact, far from it. My friend was sold an RD by another friend for 60k, and was told the price was high because the engine was unsleeved. There was no way of determining it until he bought the bike, and then we found he was lying. And then, the blame-game started.

And most mechanics do, what we call in Mumbai, a thook-patti job (some hopeless make-do job) to try and make the bike work. Of course, for that work itself, they want to be payed the price of gold. So unfortunate owners still keep going to them as they have no choice, and are looking to break even, or at least get close to the amount they spent when they try to sell the RD. And then, how many owners actually ride it at least once a week? This also gives most people an impression that you have to make regular trips to the mechanic because of such issues.

True, the RD should sell for a lot lesser. I end up like when people quote 70k+ for an RD, but matters can only change if owners stop acting like a lazy bunch and start treating their bikes with more care.

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Old 26th May 2009, 17:57   #47
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yup well i read something yesterday on the net that made me think about owning an RD like it was a vice ! Lol but its true . The guy says that once u are an RD owner u inevitibly get into sucked into a never ending cycle of mechs , work shops , spare parts , scrap yards , etc . And u start spending more time with the mech , mech politik or tracking down and buying parts than actually riding the bike . LOL . well thats a bit of an exagguration but it is partially true .

I would still say dont buy a bike for anything more than 50k . and yea why not since u are actually seriously contemplating getting an RD go ahead and get one . Itll be a worthwile experience which ever way it goes . Either u will enjoy the bike and the ownership experience and get hooked like some of us , probably for life or u wont....even if u dont ull atleast have the bragging rites to tell ur wife/ girl - friends and kids . keep us posted on ur experiences .

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Old 26th May 2009, 18:01   #48
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Originally Posted by 2StrokeJunkie View Post
even if u dont ull atleast have the bragging rites to tell ur wife/ girl - friends and kids .
98% of the folks buying the RD get one only for that.
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