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08-11-2007 11:17 PM
Tempe_Ty
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Originally Posted by deanna250 View Post
whoa, that was not OTD...that was just the sale price..add the taxes, fees and freight (even though it's sitting right in the store) it comes to $3819.22
my wife just got one last weekend otd with taxes blah,blah,blah it was under $4000.00............
08-07-2007 07:43 PM
V-John The acceleration is perfect for beginners in that you really can't have it launch like a rocket and into some trouble. It's light, nimble, and easy to manouver around. And.....you can ride 2-up on it!
08-03-2007 01:23 PM
Kawi!
250

You don't need 2 go 100 or faster unless you are on a track.. If u r new 2 riding an u want a little more power get a Ninja 500
08-02-2007 05:28 PM
Crazy250 I have no business going over 100 mph as a newb. that doesn't mean I dont want to
08-02-2007 05:11 PM
PlayfulGod
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Originally Posted by ceo012384 View Post
Last time I checked, most average cars couldn't go to 60 in 5 seconds or run a 13 second quarter mile...
yanno wimpy wont go over 100mph, or wont do 200mph, sounds like no liter no peter talk no me
08-02-2007 05:10 PM
PlayfulGod The point of getting a 250 or similar bike as a first bike is so you can learn to ride a bike correctly without giving it to much throttle n it shooting out from under you like a 600cc Sportbike can n will do if you dont know WTF you are doing. Its proven people that start out on smaller bikes make better riders. Yes people start out on 600's n do just fine, but in most cases they were exposed to the dangers n respected the bikes power n didnt push it or its limits. And if you dont think a 600 will pack your lunch for you I feel sorry for you cuz most likely you will be one of those people that give it to much throttle in a turn, break the rear tire loose, chyt your pants, let off the throttle, then high side.

Respect your bike regardless of its size.

Alway be in a learning mode.

Always be fearfully aware of your surroundings

Relax, dont death grip the bars, drop those elbows n enjoy.

Now what was the topic of this thread????
08-02-2007 04:59 PM
ceo012384
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Originally Posted by Crazy250 View Post
wimpy? thats a relative term i guess.
Last time I checked, most average cars couldn't go to 60 in 5 seconds or run a 13 second quarter mile...
08-01-2007 10:06 PM
Kawi!
250

Plus if you haven't been on a street bike, exp. Also if you are on a 600 you might be tempted you gun when you are not ready.
08-01-2007 04:00 PM
Crazy250 wimpy? thats a relative term i guess.
they are definitely down on power. but thats compared to supersport bikes, that can do 0-60 in under 4 seconds. I believe the ninja 250 does it in just under 6. I have NO problems keeping up with traffic (cars), and I'm usually speeding before i know it.
so unless you want to stunt or go 100+ mph it does the job pretty well.
08-01-2007 03:34 PM
ptowntsi
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Originally Posted by deanna250 View Post
they may seem wimpy (i agree), but for those of us who have them...we love em', we learn a lot on them, and we didn't have to take out a loan to buy one! all i can say is i looked for 2 weeks and found a MINT 06' with less than 900 miles on it and paid $2K cash.

that is a crazy good deal. I was {} this close to buying a ninja 250 for my first bike as well.
08-01-2007 03:02 PM
silverzzr they may seem wimpy (i agree), but for those of us who have them...we love em', we learn a lot on them, and we didn't have to take out a loan to buy one! all i can say is i looked for 2 weeks and found a MINT 06' with less than 900 miles on it and paid $2K cash.

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Originally Posted by ptowntsi View Post
you can probably get an 03,04,05 for 2300-2500. i'd go with that.

plus ninja 250's are wimpy anyways. you can almost get into a decent 600 F3 honda for that.
08-01-2007 02:44 PM
ptowntsi you can probably get an 03,04,05 for 2300-2500. i'd go with that.

plus ninja 250's are wimpy anyways. you can almost get into a decent 600 F3 honda for that.
08-01-2007 02:03 PM
Crazy250
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Originally Posted by KingSky View Post
What do yo all think of this ninja 250?

- 1998 kawasaki 250 ninja
- has 12000 plus miles
- a few scratches, and a taped left signal light

Owner wants $1475.00 or obo.

I haven't seen the 250 in person yet, but what do you all think? To much for something that old, and with that many miles?
I wouldnt know till I saw it in person, but honestly that doesnt sound too bad, I'd pay 1200 for it. if you drop the bike the turn signal gets damaged easily, so I wouldn't assume its been down hard. again, ya have to see it ta know. besides a few scratches mean that when you add yours to it you won't feel as bad
08-01-2007 01:47 PM
PlayfulGod a 98 with 12,000 mile isnt alot of miles for a bike is ridden. I say offer $1000 after going n looking at it or at least pix of it. Keep looking for others too.
08-01-2007 01:37 PM
Kawi!
Price

That is alot for a bike with a taped up blinker. It could of been droped. I say keep looking just in case.
07-31-2007 01:49 PM
dizzy Hey I'm in the same seat as the OP (kinda). I say if you find a good deal before your MSF course buy it. You can still buy, register, and insure a bike before getting your license. This way you can come home after passing your course and practice what you learned in class on your own bike without having to wait for the whole ordeal.

That is what I am doing. My course is in 2 weeks. I researched the Ninjette (for over 2 years lol) and saved up $2400 for the bike and gear. Don't like having loans and payments. Signed up for the course and started buying my gear piece by piece as I saw good deals mostly online but the local mc shop for the helmet. I picked up a used 2005 with 1050miles for $1800 (being delivered today).

The decision to buy used was a no brainer to me - don't forget to add on the cost of good complete gear when you calculate how much you want to spend!

Don't expect to negotiate the price of a new down too much since they don't make that much off them if you go for a new one. Around $3400-3500 is what people pay. Always negotiate out the door price - Tell them "I don't care if you charge me $50 for the bike and $3000 tax and 500 document fee, all I care is how much is coming out of my pocket at the end"
Out the door cycle sports (otdcyclesports.com I think) is a good resource. Get a quote from them and take it to the dealer to see if they can beat that.

My = go for a lightly used one, Craigslist is your friend. Good luck and happy riding.
07-31-2007 09:51 AM
OneSickPsycho
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Originally Posted by Phenix_Rider View Post
I'd say offer $1000- that sounds like a lot of damage, and a lot of beginner miles. There comes a point where you just can't expect to get as much when you sell a bike.
It's really hard to tell about the damage without seeing it... $1200-$1300 might be ok...
07-31-2007 08:39 AM
Phenix_Rider
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Originally Posted by KingSky View Post
What do yo all think of this ninja 250?

- 1998 kawasaki 250 ninja
- has 12000 plus miles
- a few scratches, and a taped left signal light

Owner wants $1475.00 or obo.

I haven't seen the 250 in person yet, but what do you all think? To much for something that old, and with that many miles?
I'd say offer $1000- that sounds like a lot of damage, and a lot of beginner miles. There comes a point where you just can't expect to get as much when you sell a bike.
07-31-2007 02:08 AM
KingSky What do yo all think of this ninja 250?

- 1998 kawasaki 250 ninja
- has 12000 plus miles
- a few scratches, and a taped left signal light

Owner wants $1475.00 or obo.

I haven't seen the 250 in person yet, but what do you all think? To much for something that old, and with that many miles?
07-26-2007 05:22 AM
PlayfulGod
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Originally Posted by KingSky View Post
Common sense tells me to wait until my msf class before I go into a motorcycle dealer, but hey I'll leave my check book at home and just go window shopping and meet a few of the sales guy and see what they have to say.

Used is definitely cheaper from what I've seen, but I'm not very mechanically inclined, and I tend to always buy new. I just do, never thought about it really. Now I'll be up all night thinking about it.
I would recommend a used bike as a first bike as it will get dropped. Tho what yu pay for a new 250 isnt much more than I paid for my CBR (00 used). But good choice for a first bike. A much smarter decision than wanting to start out on a 600cc SS or a busa n such

Having your MSF completed will help on your insur.
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