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Buying Advice Needed
I used to own a 2010 Daytona 675 SE, sold it about 3.5 years ago...regretted it ever since. I decided this year its time to get back onto a 675, and I have found a few good options... Looking for some advise on what to look for issues on different bikes I will be looking at. Both bikes I am considering are the exact same price.
Bike 1) 2017 675 Street Triple R. 5k miles, lots of good quality upgrades. owners seems like a non-hooligan so it seems well maintained and treated well. I don't have any crazy concerns other than the owner says how much he loves it, but yet is selling it.... says he wants to get into a full sport bike. I would be third owner.
Arrow Exhaust & Evotech Tail Tidy
Already has 2 owners, Has passenger seat (which I would want to get rid of), more miles, no quick shifter, needs new tire right away. needs oil change before riding season.
Bike 2) 2016 Street Triple Rx, 700 miles on it... basically stock as RX and needs nothing. They did a general inspection and oil filter/oil service on it. It was made in sept 2016, but considered one owner after being a demo bike for a dealer. It needs nothing but the upgrades I would want for Exhaust, tail tidy etc... which I could obviously work on over time.
quick shifter, seat cowl, needs nothing (like rear tires), will have fun upgrading stuff myself.
only 700 miles over 3.3 years. This worries me... Obviously I will look at battery, look for corrosion (hinting at poor storage), but so far it seems like it was well kept, I am assuming heated and inside based on pictures.
Should I worry about the miles being so low?
What else should I look for?
Should I not worry at all?
I would honestly lean towards the 2017, but I don't want to pay the same money for a bike with 5k more miles that needs a oil change and new tires...The guy won't budge on price. Also, buying the 2016 is a much easier process as there isn't a lean on it.
Looking for some help in making sure I get the right one. thanks in advance for input.