Personally I would walk away from this one. The damage is minor. Scratched fairings are common so are broken pegs, twisted pedals and levers. The thing that stands out to me is the fact that the seller says, "....It starts and runs perfect.....I have no time and desire to do it by my self and sell it like a normal bike, so i just wanna get rid of it as is."
If he won't even put the muffler back on and replace the foot and brake peg, he probably does not have time to start the engine or keep it running so that the carbs don't gum up. No mention of maintenance or previous ownership. That's just me though.
If your wife is just learning how to ride and the scratches aren't an issue, then this is the bike for her, provided that nothing is twisted. If she is short she may find it difficult to flat foot or even tippy toe as the bike sits a little high for some women. A 2007 or earlier model would sit a little lower and be a little narrower in the seat. New riders will drop the bike more than a few times so replacing the fairing may not be a big issue, however making sure it runs properly will be. Gummed up carbs will be your biggest issue if the bike has sit for a while, so expect to do a carb cleaning.
If you are willing to spend an extra $1000 or so to fix everything so the bike is pristine, just find a bike that's 1000-1300 dollars more, runs and looks better.
Last edited by DaBlue1; 01-08-2013 at 07:09 AM.