Amd241997

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  1. My 2000 KX250 that I got almost 2 years ago. First bike I’ve ever owned. In the process now of doing a full rebuild of everything including engine, new exhaust, 2016 KX250F plastics for that modern look, doing a black frame and swing arm powder coat, etc. My wife’s ‘03 CR85RB is pictured in the background which I’ll eventually be doing a total overhaul on as well. Just got into street biking so the money for parts isn’t gonna be there for a little while, but it’ll be worth it in the end.
  2. Ok cool. Ya if he can’t get all the records I’ll most likely pass. Bought a few dirt bikes in the past with blind maintenance records and got screwed. But, seems to be a good deal. Definitely beats $5200 for a new one at the dealer when I’ll lose money immediately after rolling it out the door. They seem like really good bikes so I’m pretty excited to see what it does for me.
  3. Got the seller to go down to $3200 on this bike and I haven’t even been to see it yet. Planning on going this weekend to test it and look it over. Says it’s got 7664 miles and has all the maintenance records. Is this a good deal? Looks clean and well taken care of and seems to be a steal. Am I looking at any major maintenance actions at the current mileage or soon after? Here’s the link to the sale: 2016 Yamaha R3 ??????http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=50794336
  4. I’m a little hesitant about mileage since I’ve never owned a street bike, but that’s not a lot of mileage right? I mean, I know you can get a really good bike with three times that amount as long as they have all maintenance records and a shit bike with a third of that if it wasn’t maintained properly.
  5. Ya I’ve got a track not too far that I’d like to take it to eventually. I actually just found a ‘16 R3 with 7664 on the odometer and talked the guy down from $3800 to $3200. Good deal or no? He has all the service records and I’m gonna go check it out this weekend.
  6. Pretty sure I’m gonna go for the 2016 R3. They got one at a dealer near me for $5200 OTD brand new which is about the same price I’d pay to get a used 2006 600 with about 10,000+ miles before licensing costs. Plus, insurance for me is about $220 cheaper a year for the R3 versus the 600’s. So, I’ll ride this for at least a year and if I want a better one I’ll upgrade. But, the first year is all about learning the road and how a bike handles on asphalt versus dirt, so I’m pretty sure I won’t be too occupied by the power or lack thereof of a 300 anyways. Thank you all for your input. Safe and happy riding!
  7. You definitely said it best and honestly this was the input I was looking for. I understand the rules of the road and what other cagers don’t understand or fail to see on the road. So thank you for your input. Hell, a 49cc scooter could get my injured just as quick as a liter bike. Just depends how I treat it and how well I pay attention. The street is a whole nother world from dirt in that there’s no traffic on dirt, the ground is more forgiving to you and your machine, and no idiots (most of the time). I can’t go crazy like I can on dirt. In some ways I’ve questioned if I even want a street bike because even in my big ass truck people still fail to see me and pull out right in front of me. But, we never know when what day will be our last, and as long as I’m safe about it and start slow then I should be able to develop the fundamentals I need to react quickly and avoid injury. Thank you.
  8. This is what I’ve been told as well. As dirt riders we’re used to losing rear wheel traction and riding over obstacles which can help translate to street (gravel on a rode, small potholes you didn’t see quick enough, etc.). It may be the kid in me, but the 600 i4 sounds way better and looks better than their twin counterparts, which a little bit of a factor to me if I’m going to invest my money into it.
  9. The insurance cost is the exact same for me for a ninja 300 for example. I know the bike size comes into factor, but the main thing is going slow to help you learn and then getting faster. Not sure if I’ll enjoy anything smaller than a 500 because I’ll probably end up selling it after 2 weeks. I’ll check that one bike out that you mentioned though. I heard they were good bikes. Not planning on buying for at least another 2 weeks or so, and I’m sure as hell not gonna buy on impulse because it’s what I think I want.
  10. I’m looking at older model only because I don’t plan on spending my whole tax return on a bike. Plus, being my first bike I don’t want to lose money if for some reason I have to sell. I don’t necessarily need more torque either, don’t want to stall out at a light or pop off the line too hard. I’m going to be taking the MSF in March so I won’t be able to test ride most likely. I’ve looked into the FZ07 as well, but compared to the price of the ‘06 gixxer and mileage it’s a little out of my budget.
  11. As the title suggest, I’m looking at purchasing an older model inline four like the ‘06 GSX-R600 or R6. I’ve been looking at bikes for about 6 months and doing quite a bit of research. I’m coming from dirt bikes, which I hardly get to ride anymore so I’m looking for fun bike to ride even if it’s just to and from work everyday with the occasional ride through the canyons. I was originally looking at a duke 390 or a cb500f as I love the look and feel of a naked bike, but being that their newer bikes and pricey, I started looking at the older model bikes. I’m 20 and have a fair amount of driving experience and off road experience. I won’t really get to test ride since all I have is my permit so I’m looking for your guys honest input and help. I can get an ‘06 GSX-R600 with about 6,000 miles for $5000 versus the 2017 KTM Duke 390 for $6600. Is an inline four 600 too much for someone moving into street riding or should I start on a single or twin cylinder? Thanks!
  12. As the title suggest, I’m looking at purchasing an older model inline four like the ‘06 GSX-R600 or R6. I’ve been looking at bikes for about 6 months and doing quite a bit of research. I’m coming from dirt bikes, which I hardly get to ride anymore so I’m looking for fun bike to ride even if it’s just to and from work everyday with the occasional ride through the canyons. I was originally looking at a duke 390 or a cb500f as I love the look and feel of a naked bike, but being that their newer bikes and pricey, I started looking at the older model bikes. I’m 20 and have a fair amount of driving experience and off road experience. I won’t really get to test ride since all I have is my permit so I’m looking for your guys honest input and help. I can get an ‘06 GSX-R600 with about 6,000 miles for $5000 versus the 2017 KTM Duke 390 for $6600. Is an inline four 600 too much for someone moving into street riding or should I start on a single or twin cylinder? Thanks!
  13. I’m sure if someone wanted to you could design a way of adjusting the height. For me it’s pretty comfortable because I have it so the bike sits a foot off the ground which is more than enough for me to easily reach everything while sitting on a shop stool. I didn’t care for adjusting the height so that why spending more than $100 for a stand wasn’t ideal for me.
  14. In the process of building something like this. Cost about $50 in lumber and got some cheap castor wheels so I can roll in around if needed. Cheaper than those hydraulic metal ones and more fun cuz you built it. Just my $0.02
  15. I live up in Clearfield so I’ll keep my eye out. Real bummer, but I hope it turns up somewhere for you soon.