germ79

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Ok, I'm on a roll with posts this morning as I'm trying to make sure I know what I need to know before I buy...so thought I'd just ask you fellas about this:

I'm looking at a 2014 Rocket Roadster in matte black - not at a dealer. It has all the accessories I want - Triumph bags (leather) windshield, exhaust (from CES). Has some extras like the triple KN filter with custom cover, Power Commander V, dyno-tuned at the dealership, upgraded rear suspension, plus some other niceties.

Bike is in VERY good shape, but will soon need a rear tire and has about 15,000 miles, so the big service is only 5,000 miles away. What would you consider to be a great deal on this bike knowing what it has? I feel like it is a good deal, but in times like this (where I'm excited and eager to buy something major) I need a reality check from outside friends who have no skin in the game.

Looking forward to your advice!
 

Jag

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Ok just keep in mind a new one is 16k plus tax tags - you best negotiations on list price!
Used 2014 I would say 8k good price and no more than 10k no matter what shape is way to much.
If under 8k that a deal.
Try to ride the bike and see how she shifts, should be a clunky but firm, positive shift. Also nail it in 2nd gear to make sure it does not pop out of gear!
 

Jag

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Keep your eye on eBay! The last couple of years they were blowing out new leftover rockets with25 on them some where around 10/11k
 

BillyIndiana

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If you buy it make sure you get as many of the original parts as you can. I would also take the vin number to a triumph dealer to verify all the services done on the bike.

Go for it. even if price is a bit high the accessories are not cheap.
 

germ79

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Seems like super-good deals come along every so often on eBay, so I contemplate whether I should wait it out. BUT, oftentimes it seems those are bikes with no accessories. It seems you can definitely save money on accessories when they're included.

I just have to take a step back and ask for others' input in times like this, as I get too gung-ho to buy!
 

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Seems like it has nearly $4000 worth of accessories and extras but you haven't stated a price. remember most people including me start splurging huge dollps of cash on improvements whatever we start with. I bought a 2nd hand 2010 Roadster here in Oz nearly 2 years ago with 36,000miles (60,000Km) for Au$9,000 (US$6750) with quite a bit of extras and have spent $1000's since.
I'm very happy and you will get your extras with a used bike for less than half what they would cost new to add yourself.;):D
 
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