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I've put my bike up for sale on eBay. Please check it out. It has loads of extras including the handlebar setup from a MT-03 plus MRI shock, Race Tech front suspension, Saddlemen Gel Seat and much more. Take a look!

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Why would you put the handlebar setup from an MT-03 on your R3?
 

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Because it makes it handle better and I like the more upright sitting position.

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Can I ask where you got that exhaust hanger bracket. Noticed it on your eBay listing.

Great bike, I passed the listing on to a friend looking. Hes debating the bars setup but I think I convinced him its easily reversed.
 

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Can I ask where you got that exhaust hanger bracket. Noticed it on your eBay listing.

Great bike, I passed the listing on to a friend looking. Hes debating the bars setup but I think I convinced him its easily reversed.
I don't remember now who supplied it but it was one of the venders on this forum. He had a special running as I remember and it was only $35.

If your buddy wanted to he could put the bars pack to the stock clip-ons and sell the MT-03 bars and parts as a kit. On the other hand once he rode it the way I have it set up he might really like it. It turns really quick :))

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Marc,
Bike looks sweet. Too bad we haven't had the chance to run into each other. Would have loved seeing it in person. Good luck with sale...currently one sole bidder with no history who has increased his bid three times since his original. The fourth bike he has made bids on in 30 days. He must really want YOUR bike.
 

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Marc,
Bike looks sweet. Too bad we haven't had the chance to run into each other. Would have loved seeing it in person. Good luck with sale...currently one sole bidder with no history who has increased his bid three times since his original. The fourth bike he has made bids on in 30 days. He must really want YOUR bike.
Either he wants it bad or doesn't understand how eBay works. I have another guy that showed up down here on Saturday from the Torrance area. He REALLY wants it and has cash :)

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Marc,

I placed a bid on your R3 bike. If by chance I am the successful bidder, will it be possible to leave the bike at your place for a while and then close the deal and pick it up sometime between April 13th and 16th ? That is the only time I can be in the LA area for now.
 

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Marc,

I placed a bid on your R3 bike. If by chance I am the successful bidder, will it be possible to leave the bike at your place for a while and then close the deal and pick it up sometime between April 13th and 16th ? That is the only time I can be in the LA area for now.
No problem. Pay for it at the close of auction and I'll send you the title and keep it for you on the battery charger until you pick it up.

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Marc, why are you selling!?!?!
I just need more power. It's that simple. We do a lot of passing around here on small, hilly two lane roads and I'm just not comfortable with the amount of time spent in the wrong lane trying to get around somebody. Too much exposure. That's the only issue and not one easily rectified unfortunately.

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I just need more power. It's that simple. We do a lot of passing around here on small, hilly two lane roads and I'm just not comfortable with the amount of time spent in the wrong lane trying to get around somebody. Too much exposure. That's the only issue and not one easily rectified unfortunately.

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Yeah, I hear you. My last two bikes that both lasted each 10 years the past 20 were a 92 FZR600 and 2003 CBR600RR. I loved both, but the FZR holds a special place in my heart. The CBR600RR stance was just too severe, but I do miss the power. Basically the Gears 1-3 acceleration. Here in NY metro area, I rarely fly around like I did on the wide open Colorado highways when I lived there. It's more commuting and Sunday rides.

I love the R3, the price and quality for the price, the cheaper insurance, the ride stance, it's agility, etc. One thing that worried me was wanting to go back to a 600 after spending so much loot on parts. So far, so good. Maybe I will go back to a 600, but right now, I am loving it. I pay half the insurance. Still not even done outfitting it with parts either.

If I do go back it'll be for an FZ600R, CBR650F, or Ninja 650. I would want more of standard like those bikes over a CBR600RR, or ZX-6R. I don't think a CBR500 is much of a jump over the R3. It'd probably be the FZ600R or CBR 650F since it's an inline4 instead of a less powerful parallel twin. However, I'd lean toward the latter given it's much longer DNA history and product maturity. It's basically a modern FZR600. I am really fond of the Honda CB500 class, but again, the F and X like the R aren't a huge jump being parallel twins themselves.

Trying not to have grass is greener syndrome. Loving the R3 and will milk it for all it's worth. Again, my last 2 bikes lasted 10 years each. But I probably just jinxed myself. I wonder if something like a 400cc inline4 is viable and feasible. Parallel twins have more top end and not as much power through the curve and low-mid like inline4s. As these light-to-middlewieghts have grown in number and become very popular, maybe the bike company's can up the displacement and power a bit without sacrificing the weight, hanling, quality, and price point. IT's a great time to be a biker and never has there been so many categories, styles, and sizes of bikes.

The CBR600RR almost begged you to speed but the on hand power was nice to have, and the R3 is incredible but doesn't have that juice that you need at times. Maybe some type of hybrid can be developed but that's the rub. The fastest I went was like 130 but that was in Colorado. In NY, I was in gears 1-4 most of the time when off the highway and saw it as a waste especially with a killer insurance bill and wanted more comfort which is why I downsized to the R3.

Anyway, good luck with the sale. Your bike is rad bro! Let us know what you're thinking and what you get!
 

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I spent some time looking at different bikes and comparing them as far as weight, riding position, power, etc and ended up with a Triumph Street Triple R 675. It's about the same size as the R3 and only weighs 30 lbs more, 400 vs 370. The riding position and seat height is about the same, the 3 cylinder motor is as smooth as glass and screams like the R3 does and has 106 hp vs 38. I'm modifying it some to meet my needs but I think this one should do it. It cost like $9K vs the R3s $6K but I think its worth it.



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No problem. Pay for it at the close of auction and I'll send you the title and keep it for you on the battery charger until you pick it up.

Marc
Just a heads up, the eBay fees on a purchase of this size are going to be huge. You will be losing at least 10% of the purchase price at a minimum. If Data is serious about the purchase it could save you both some money if you do the transaction privately, outside of eBay. eBay will probably have him pay through PayPal, which you can still do privately with protection for both parties but with a significantly smaller fee (3.5% instead of 10+% on eBay). You can also pay though PayPal as a "gift" with no fee, or you can use cash and avoid fees altogether, haha ;)

Just my .02, of course. If you feel going through eBay is easiest for you then all power to you!
 

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You know its not a matter of whether it's easier or not for me. Its a matter that this is their business and when I listed it on eBay I assumed it was going to cost something and that's what I agreed to. I know a lot of people do exactly what you're suggesting and I've already had a couple of bidders suggest buying it around eBay but there is just something about doing that that doesn't sit well with me. I don't need the money that bad so I just play by the rules. I've sold quite a few bikes and things on eBay and pretty much each time I wouldn't have gotten as much if I sold it otherwise so let them make their commission which BTW, is only $125 for motorcycles over $2000 regardless of the selling price. Not too bad :)

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That's a nice bike. If/when I can afford it, I'll have an R3 or FZ600R along with a Triumph Scrambler or Ducati Scrambler in the garage next to my custom supercharged Jeep Wrangler, Audi R8, VW Golf R400, and Subaru WRX STI. I like manual and AWD, and cars with Rally DNA. Wouldn't mind having a few enduros either like a DR400. :) Need to build a hidden batcave like garage too in my Brooklyn Brownstone.
 
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