It depends on how your market is in your area. My town lived off GM and Delphi, and we all know how those jobs are going now... I bought my 03 gsxr 1000 for $3,000. If I wanted it to be in mint condition it would need a new upper fairing (the cowl, or w.e) a new left fairing, and a new can. All of these things are still functioning on the bike, the left side has a little hole and a little rash (it to went down with frame sliders), the can has some rash, and the cowl is cracked, but from 5 feet away no one would notice.
I bought my 03 in December.
Oh and I might add the guy I bought it from was in a cash crunch, so that factors in a lot. Im 18, and my 1000 was my 4th bike. My dad observed how I rode my first 3 when he rode with me on his harley, and obviously he thinks I'm pretty safe and sane. If you don't ride I wouldn't let your son have that as his first bike. I'm glad I had a parent teaching me the right way to ride and stuff, but then again there is a motorcycle safety course which i never took.
Last edited by Isnowboard2; 02-14-2010 at 11:13 AM.