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post #61 of 65 (permalink) Old 09-15-2008, 08:43 AM
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ok hope i get lots of advice on this question here. what are the no nos in buying a used bike? the obvious ones like having bunged up foot pegs or pipe? im definately a newbie on a budget so i can stand some cosmetic flaws. but what is unacceptable or a red flag? i want to get a good reliable bike and has to be pretty low dollar as im paying cash i just dont wanna get screwed. thanks for all the help-chuck
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post #62 of 65 (permalink) Old 09-21-2008, 11:39 PM
 
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Hello my name is James Aldana and I am looking at buying a bike. I am a complete newb to bikes. Riding bikes runs in my families blood and I am just a late bloomer. I was only looking to get a bike for some daily driving and the occasional PCH run. I know you guys mentioned buying a 250 or 500, but I wanted to get a 600. From what some friends that ride tell me they wished they would have just started with there 600's. The question that I have is how important is a slipper clutch? Looking forward to riding with some of you in the future.
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Hello my name is James Aldana and I am looking at buying a bike. I am a complete newb to bikes. Riding bikes runs in my families blood and I am just a late bloomer. I was only looking to get a bike for some daily driving and the occasional PCH run. I know you guys mentioned buying a 250 or 500, but I wanted to get a 600. From what some friends that ride tell me they wished they would have just started with there 600's. The question that I have is how important is a slipper clutch? Looking forward to riding with some of you in the future.
We recommend the lil bikes for you safety. As already stated many time. They have more than enough power to get a newbie in trouble. If you insist on a bigger bike, at least consider a much cheaper older used bike of your liking for a season or three.

The slipper clutch helps a lot for extrema ridding and for newbie's. Its biggest benefit is limiting rear wheel hoop during fast downshifts.

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post #64 of 65 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 03:30 AM
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Hi everyone. I'm new here! I never ever rode a motorcycle before, but I want one badly, so I decided to get one. I don't want to spend a lot of money on my first bike, because I'll probably crash it a lot and stuff. Well, I need help buying my first bike. I have a little cash and I found an affordable 1988 suzuki gsx250e, but I don't know if it is worth it buying that exact bike. The man said the accumulator was changed to a brand new one and he said it was in good shape. Here are some pictures:




Is it worth it buying it for ~190 euros?
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post #65 of 65 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 03:32 AM
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Hi everyone. I'm new here! I never ever rode a motorcycle before, but I want one badly, so I decided to get one. I don't want to spend a lot of money on my first bike, because I'll probably crash it a lot and stuff. Well, I need help buying my first bike. I have a little cash and I found an affordable suzuki gsx250e, but I don't know if it is worth it buying that exact bike. The man said the accumulator was changed to a brand new one and he said it was in good shape. Here are some pictures:




Is it worth it buying it for ~190 euros?
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