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Feb 8th 2021, 06:48 PM   #1
 
  Dec 2020
  Vancouver

  Constantly changing..
New rider buying a used Yamaha.

Hello forum members.

I am a new rider trying to get into motorcycling.

I just passed the MSF LTR program and I found a bike I would like to start riding with.

I am meeting up with the seller of a used Yamaha this Wednesday.
It is a fairly new bike but I do not know anything about checking a used motorcycle.

It is a 2019 Yamaha R3 with under 3000 miles.
Is anyone willing to come and take a look and test ride it for me this Wednesday at 3:30 pm in Salmon Creek area in Vancouver please?
Feb 8th 2021, 07:07 PM   #2
 Transported's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1
If the price aligns with NADA or Blue Book, get it.

It is a year old with under 3,000 miles. It has original rubber. Might be due for an oil change and the first maintenance visit. What could be wrong with it, if it is the first owner you are buying it from?

Yamaha is a fantastic company with cutting edge, sexy, quality bikes.

Look at online reviews to see if it tests well and has no recalls or issues for the 2019 model year.
Feb 8th 2021, 08:23 PM   #3
 Flyboymedic's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Multistrada Pikes Peak, VFR800, VStrom 650, TE 610
I think I'm off Wed and live in Hazel Dell. I might be able to help and look at it with you, however there's a threat of snow and colder temps. Feel free to contact me.

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Feb 9th 2021, 09:04 AM   #4
A2B
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  Jan 2019
  Methow Valley

  ATK Rotax, Buell xb12ss, F800GT
Welcome SlimJim and congratulations on your upcoming bike purchase, nice choice, hope it works out. How #%&#@# awesome!! Many years of fun and safe riding too ya.
Feb 9th 2021, 09:07 AM   #5
 curve addict's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Des Moines, WA

  ...1987 Yamaha FZR1000...
Good luck with your purchase. Have fun with it.
Feb 9th 2021, 09:16 AM   #6
 lagwagonlead's Avatar
 
  Mar 2016
  Pasco, WA

  FJ-09, Versys 650 LT, SV650, YCF 155 SM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Transported
If the price aligns with NADA or Blue Book, get it.

It is a year old with under 3,000 miles. It has original rubber. Might be due for an oil change and the first maintenance visit. What could be wrong with it, if it is the first owner you are buying it from?

Yamaha is a fantastic company with cutting edge, sexy, quality bikes.

Look at online reviews to see if it tests well and has no recalls or issues for the 2019 model year.
I second this take. Check for crash damage, scratches and whatnot, bent levers/bars, broken lights. Other than that, 3,000 miles on an R3 doesn't offer much time to ruin the bike.
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Feb 9th 2021, 04:35 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2017
  Seattle, WA

Hey Slimjim - Do you have someone coming with you to see the bike? Let me know if not, I can post a note on my riding group and we have quite a few riders from your area.
Feb 9th 2021, 06:41 PM   #8
 
  Dec 2020
  Vancouver

  Constantly changing..
Quote:
Originally Posted by StealthUnion
Hey Slimjim - Do you have someone coming with you to see the bike? Let me know if not, I can post a note on my riding group and we have quite a few riders from your area.
Flyboymedic gave me contact info and he thinks he will be available.
Thanks for asking!
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Feb 9th 2021, 07:10 PM   #9
 
  Apr 2017
  Seattle, WA

Quote:
Originally Posted by SlimJim
Flyboymedic gave me contact info and he thinks he will be available.
Thanks for asking!

Thatís awesome! All the best
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Feb 10th 2021, 12:09 PM   #10
 
  Dec 2020
  Vancouver

  Constantly changing..
Insurance quote

Is this a typical coverage? Progressive wants $278 for a year with the following coverage. I do have health insurance through my job.
Thank you.



Liability (Bodily Injury & Property Damage) $100,000 person/$300,000 accident/$50,000 property damage

Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury No coverage

Medical Payments No coverage

Enhanced Injury Protection No coverage

Transport Trailer No coverage

Vehicle Coverages for 2019 Yamaha Yzfr3

Totaled Vehicle Options Actual Cash Value

Comprehensive $500 deductible

Collision $500 deductible

Disappearing Deductibles Selected

Underinsured Motorist Property Damage No coverage

Roadside Assistance No coverage

Carried Contents? No coverage

Accessory Coverage $3,000 (Included)
Feb 10th 2021, 01:37 PM   #11
 mjh937's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
I am paying $226/year with State Farm with $250,000/$500,000 liability, collision, comprehensive and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. I think you are getting a reasonable rate.

I would definitely get uninsured/underinsured coverage as many people are illegally operating without insurance out there.

Also I joined the American Motorcyclist Assoc. and get towing coverage as part of the dues. I have used it once already for a flat tire and they were great.
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Feb 10th 2021, 02:34 PM   #12
 lagwagonlead's Avatar
 
  Mar 2016
  Pasco, WA

  FJ-09, Versys 650 LT, SV650, YCF 155 SM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjh937
Also I joined the American Motorcyclist Assoc. and get towing coverage as part of the dues. I have used it once already for a flat tire and they were great.
Kind of related. I once low sided up in the mountains and the towing coverage I had through my insurance was not sufficient to get a tow truck up the mountain, it was "too far out" even though it was on a state highway. Only AAA said they would do it. I didn't join at that time (someone volunteered to get me using their personal truck) but did get AAA later on based on the feedback from the towing companies.
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Feb 10th 2021, 05:26 PM   #13
 Flyboymedic's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Multistrada Pikes Peak, VFR800, VStrom 650, TE 610
SlimJim, I found a couple for you out in Hillsboro:
https://www.motosporthillsboro.com/d...&fAmtRange=0-5
Feb 10th 2021, 06:06 PM   #14
 
  Dec 2020
  Vancouver

  Constantly changing..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flyboymedic
SlimJim, I found a couple for you out in Hillsboro:
https://www.motosporthillsboro.com/d...&fAmtRange=0-5
Thanks for the link.
I think I will go with a new bike with ABS.
Feb 10th 2021, 06:32 PM   #15
 
  Jul 2016
  Clackamas

  2009 DL650 VStrom
I have bought many bikes at Power Motor Sports in Sublimity... They have a four R3's....2021 $6k to 6.5k

https://www.powermotorsports.com/mot...0%2F%20scooter

not a sport bike guy so not sure I have the right model...Good luck!
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