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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-19-2007, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Okay so it's Friday, talked with the b***hes at the Bank and they mail my $$ Monday. I found a motorcycle I like, within my price range. I checked out Shan-man's 'buying a used motorcycle evaluation guide' looked at the Motorcycle News November 07 market value of bikes. The guy is asking $2,700 for a 99 sv650.... So I figure I can talk him down. After all it's been sitting out on the market for almost a month now. If he wants to get rid of it then he will more then likely come down on the price.

My next step after that is, the MSF. I wont be able to do it till the weekend after next, in the mean time would it be smart or stupid to get used to the bike by riding it within my neighborhood? And of course not without a helment and all the safety gear.

A friend of mine that I go to school with is already wanting to go out riding, so the next step is to figure out where to go. I don't want to go somewhere I am not used to and that is likely to get me introuble as a new rider.

I feel like I did when I was a kid before x-mas, I keep counting days, hours, minutes, and seconds. Sad thing is I haven't even gotten the bike yet.



What do you guys think????
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I dont know what the market is for a used SV650 so I cant help you out there, but you should be able to get it for a hundred ot 2 less than he is asking.

As far as riding before your MSF class. Do you have your endorsement yet? If not, I dont recommend riding until you get it. If you already have your TIP, go ahead and ride with your buddy(As long as he has his endorsement).
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Well the market value is 2320. I dont want to go out of my hood yet. I wont ride with him till I get the course and the dmv stuff straight. Im just talking about back and forth in my street
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Well the market value is 2320. I dont want to go out of my hood yet. I wont ride with him till I get the course and the dmv stuff straight. Im just talking about back and forth in my street
Should be ok if your street has a low volume of traffic.
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do lots of wheelies during the test ride. V-Twins love wheelies.
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I just worry about taking the course, getting comfortable with the machine that I used there, and not with mine. Im just getting impatient is all
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I just worry about taking the course, getting comfortable with the machine that I used there, and not with mine. Im just getting impatient is all
You'll be fine. I rode my bike to my MSF class before I had my endorsement, but I did have my TIP.
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do lots of wheelies during the test ride. V-Twins love wheelies.
MSF is also a great time to learn to do wheelies. It's an instant pass if you can do a stoppie.

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Yea, I don't think that would be a good idea.....
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ride around the block, thats no problem. take it slow tho. find a parking lot that you (or your friend) can ride to and practice there.
I wouldnt worry about "getting too comfortable" on your MSF bike being a problem.
with the new bike
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ride around the block, thats no problem. take it slow tho. find a parking lot that you (or your friend) can ride to and practice there.
I wouldnt worry about "getting too comfortable" on your MSF bike being a problem.
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Good Luck!! Hope it works out great for ya!
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Yea, I don't think that would be a good idea.....
Why not??
We did wheelies, (tried) to do stoppies (tough on a small cruiser) and burnouts during my MSF.

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I just worry about taking the course, getting comfortable with the machine that I used there, and not with mine. Im just getting impatient is all
Don't worry about getting comfortable on their little bikes. You Won't. Every one I saw had seen a lot of new riders, and so a lot of abuse- they'll be nothing like even a second hand personal bike. Getting on your own SV will always feel a million times better than the MSF GZ/EX/Dual Sport/Blast.


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Yea, I don't think that would be a good idea.....
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ride around the block, thats no problem. take it slow tho. find a parking lot that you (or your friend) can ride to and practice there.
I wouldnt worry about "getting too comfortable" on your MSF bike being a problem.
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NO. Scraping a peg gets you cool points though!
Heh, funny you say that. I scraped pegs at my MSF course.
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Heh, funny you say that. I scraped pegs at my MSF course.
That's why I said it... One chick on a GZ250 did it at mine. Instructors cheered when it happened. I popped a mini wheelie two feet in front of the instructor, but everyone else was moving to slow to get my dual sport leaned over.

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