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Offline Amsterdam

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My 1st 690R - disappointment over
« on: July 22, 2014, 04:50:35 pm »
Saw this one on Gumtree last night.  2014, approx 500 kms and that for R95 000.  Phoned this morning, agreed to pay the asking price and was already in Paarl from (Hout Bay) to run some errands before continuing to Robertson to pick it up when the seller SMS-ed to say he can actually not sell this bike.   ??? Unfortunate, I was getting really excited.  Now the looking continues.  Anyone else wants to sell their 2014 one?
« Last Edit: July 23, 2014, 02:33:45 pm by Amsterdam »
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Re: My 1st 690R - so disappointing
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 07:30:48 am »
why did he not want to sell it?
 

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Re: My 1st 690R - so disappointing
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 07:40:01 am »
No idea why he changed his mind.  Maybe someone offered more than the asking price.  Anyone ?  :peep wall:  But that is how it goes, it is not sold until you have the money and it is not yours until you are riding it home.  There will be another one......
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Re: My 1st 690R - so disappointing
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 08:23:18 am »
At R95K for a 2nd hand bike why not just save for a month or two and buy a new one at R108K. You might even get a few grand discount if you negotiate hard enough.
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Re: My 1st 690R - so disappointing
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 08:49:25 am »
At R95K for a 2nd hand bike why not just save for a month or two and buy a new one at R108K. You might even get a few grand discount if you negotiate hard enough.
+1... then you know what the bike's been through as well. Also you will be the first owner... good for re-sale if & when that happens.
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Re: My 1st 690R - disappointment over
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 02:36:45 pm »
I went to KTM this morning and bought a new one.  With Akrapovic, bash plate, small screen, hand guards and small indicators.  Delivery tomorrow, Cederberg this weekend - life is great.  :ricky:
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Re: My 1st 690R - disappointment over
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 02:38:09 pm »
I went to KTM this morning and bought a new one.  With Akrapovic, bash plate, small screen, hand guards and small indicators.  Delivery tomorrow, Cederberg this weekend - life is great.  :ricky:

Awesome, welcome to the 690 club  :thumleft: Just don't tell Dwerg, he's still waiting for his  ::)  ;)
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Re: My 1st 690R - disappointment over
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014, 02:39:29 pm »
I saw this and mine was also spec'd with Acro, handguards and bash plate. I believe they've sold mine again!!!  :imaposer:
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Re: My 1st 690R - disappointment over
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 02:41:29 pm »
I saw this and mine was also spec'd with Acro, handguards and bash plate. I believe they've sold mine again!!!  :imaposer:

Next they're going to phone and tell you they don't have stock  :o  :imaposer:
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Re: My 1st 690R - disappointment over
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2014, 02:42:18 pm »
You guys are killing me here  :'( :'( :lol8:

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Re: My 1st 690R - disappointment over
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2014, 07:31:52 pm »
After 690 number one went into the river 690 number two is now in the garage.  Lovely bike and still going 5 days after taking delivery of it.
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Re: My 1st 690R - disappointment over
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2014, 08:23:43 pm »
After 690 number one went into the river 690 number two is now in the garage.  Lovely bike and still going 5 days after taking delivery of it.

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Re: My 1st 690R - disappointment over
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2014, 08:27:12 pm »
After 690 number one went into the river 690 number two is now in the garage.  Lovely bike and still going 5 days after taking delivery of it.

Gone in 3...2...1...

Just kidding, hope this one stays afloat for many km's  :thumleft: