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tim_ws6
2011-07-23, 12:06 PM
So i'm kinda wanting to buy a bike, and i've been looking online as some for sale. I'd like some input on what a beginner should look for. Interested in sport bikes and small cruisers, just depends on the deal i find and if the bike looks cool. Suggestions?

ctprelude
2011-07-23, 12:17 PM
Have you ridden at all before or just have limited experience? Are you a big guy? Ninja 250 is always a good starter bike, but just about any 250 is good. If you want something you can keep longer a CBR F4i is a good 600cc starter bike IMO.

tim_ws6
2011-07-23, 12:44 PM
My friend just bought a new Ninja 250 and i just learned how to ride it, but that was just around a parking lot so i'm still learning. I'm not a big guy, but i wouldn't have a problem with a 500 or 600 if it's good for beginners.

tim_ws6
2011-07-23, 01:30 PM
Here's a few i kinda like:

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2496494871.html

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2481880053.html

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2506172817.html

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2429066336.html

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2492581757.html

This one looks pretty nice
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2500303996.html

Kyle H
2011-07-23, 02:11 PM
I really like the Ninja 500s. If you can find one like mine, that s another option too. Its a 91-93 Suzuki Bandit 400.

tim_ws6
2011-07-23, 05:40 PM
I really like the Ninja 500s. If you can find one like mine, that s another option too. Its a 91-93 Suzuki Bandit 400.

Yeah I like yours, wouldn't mind finding something like that

Kyle H
2011-07-23, 06:08 PM
Yeah I like yours, wouldn't mind finding something like that

Its a great bike. Its 60hp so its not really all that fast but it's def enough to have fun with. It handles pretty well on top of that. I would also look at the SV650.

ctprelude
2011-07-23, 10:16 PM
Here's a few i kinda like:

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2496494871.html

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2481880053.html

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2506172817.html

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2429066336.html

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2492581757.html

This one looks pretty nice
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2500303996.html

Any of those Ninjas would be good. They are cheap and you can usually turn around and sell it for what you paid as long as you don't destroy it.

Kyle H
2011-07-23, 10:46 PM
Tim, buy my bike so I can buy this:

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/2475873548.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3k13m93o85Y05V25U2b73f6f0445525ff1774.jpg

tim_ws6
2011-07-23, 11:31 PM
Any of those Ninjas would be good. They are cheap and you can usually turn around and sell it for what you paid as long as you don't destroy it.

yeah it seems like ninjas hold their value well.

tim_ws6
2011-07-23, 11:32 PM
Tim, buy my bike so I can buy this:

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/2475873548.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3k13m93o85Y05V25U2b73f6f0445525ff1774.jpg

Thats a cool bike, i like the green too. How much would you want for yours? You can pm me if you want.

Kyle H
2011-07-24, 05:53 AM
Haha I was just kind of posting that in a non-serious way, but let me do some researching and see if those British bikes suffer from the same reliability issues that the plague the British cars. Id probably want $2100 for it though. 3700 miles, never dropped, three owner, stage I jet kit, and its been opti-coated which is like a permanent wax more or less.

tim_ws6
2011-07-24, 10:48 AM
Haha, gotcha. Well let me know if you change your mind, i'd def be interested.

ctprelude
2011-07-24, 03:55 PM
http://kcsr.org/showthread.php?t=99314

This is a pretty damn good deal on here too and are great bikes. It'd have a lot more power though too.

tim_ws6
2011-07-24, 04:10 PM
Yeah that one's at the top of my list too. We'll see if it's still available by the time i'm ready.

tim_ws6
2011-08-13, 12:25 PM
If i knew anything about rebuilding bike engines i wouldn't mind picking this up

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/2504289275.html