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    Question Is a second Hand Thunderbird Twinspark worth 60K?

    I'm starting this thread on behalf of my friend. Last day he has got an offer of second hand 2009 model Thunderbird Twinspark for 60K. The bike has clocked 20 K kms. The owner claims minimal maintenance and giving fuel economy in between 35-40. The owner is going abroad and thats why he is selling the bike. Since my friend is new to forum he asked me to post a thread on his behalf. Is it really worth to buy a second hand TBTS than going for a new bike? Please give your suggestions....
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    Bike costs somewhere around 70k new... definitely not worth it with 20k on the odo. And if the guy is leaving the country I'm sure you can haggle him down

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    Hi

    Actually 60k is a real good price for a TBTS 2009 model.The current OTR price of the bike in B'lore is around 1,10,000.The bike is problem free and easy to ride.Also you get a decent fuel economy.It does not have oil leak probs like old REs.So go for the bike...if you don't opt for it then can you please send me the details of the bike cz i am interested in it!!

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    Thanks Aryan for approving the thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth_M View Post
    Bike costs somewhere around 70k new... definitely not worth it with 20k on the odo. And if the guy is leaving the country I'm sure you can haggle him down
    The onroad price of a T-Bird is above 1 lakh in my area. But the problem is that he is friend of my friend. So cant do so.

    Quote Originally Posted by dhurjoti View Post
    Actually 60k is a real good price for a TBTS 2009 model.The current OTR price of the bike in B'lore is around 1,10,000.The bike is problem free and easy to ride.Also you get a decent fuel economy.It does not have oil leak probs like old REs.So go for the bike...if you don't opt for it then can you please send me the details of the bike cz i am interested in it!!
    Sure bro, thanks for your reply. I will go and take a look at bike today or tomorrow. As I said its for my friend. Its all up to him to decide. Read in threads that new Thunderbird has AVL engine which is quite good compared to cast iron engine, has auto decompressor and conventional gear and brake pedals. The matter which made me bother is the wearing of timing belt and oil leaks. I consulted a senior member and his answer was that you gotta learn to live with oil leaks. How much mileage can we expect from TBTS?
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    Hey guys i hav booked the TBTS...a month ago it costs 1.15lkh on road(blore)...before i had booked the bike...i had got an offer on a second hand TBTS 6months old only 2k kms done ..the guy asked 90k....but i went for a new one ...so i think it worth 60k...but do check the insurance value of the bike
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    @Jayanath

    The bike has all the papers and it was bought with full amount. I consulted jd666 and he said that a high depreciation of value occurs in the first year itself. So If the bike has clocked 20K kms, 60K is a reasonable price and infact it can even go to 50-55 K mark.

    The reason for considering the bike is because of its cruiser like ergonomics. Earlier T-bird's had some reliability issue's, what about this 2009 model?
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    one of my frd's has a 2010 TBTS ....oil leakage is still a problem....he says vibrations r a problem after 90kmph ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayanth_b_p View Post
    one of my frd's has a 2010 TBTS ....oil leakage is still a problem....he says vibrations r a problem after 90kmph
    jd mentioned new AVL engines as high revving compared to standard bullets. works best in range of 3-4K range. And above 4K vibrations start to creep in. I think the speed you mentioned is above that 4K mark.
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    ^^ yup, or else there is something wrong with his bike. Bullets are known for their vibrations, but unnecessarily high vibes means hunb bearings, oil pump not working properly or some other mechanical failure not visible to the rider.


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