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Just signed my wife up for the MSF course today, and most likely looking at one of these for her, in the spring...lightweight,comfortable, easy to handle, and enough power for her, but not too much, being a new rider and all.

Would like to see this bike with more bodywork though, not so naked..but thats just me.
 

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unless your a very inexperienced rider, or alittle on the shorter side..you'd be more apt to go with the 500..its about the same height as the 250, and has alittle more juice to it... 500 is a nice size for cruisin town, and has enough to get you thru traffic without having to pull a Fred Flintstone. :D :thumbs:
 

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Gas Man said:
I had a 98 ex500 and it was a great bike. Great starter bike. You can get a jet kit and pipe from Muzzy and it helps out quite a bit. Targa makes a nice lower fairing as well. But overall, Kaw hasn't changed this bike much over the last 10 years. I guess why mess with what works. It is still a great seller.

As a side note, I have a buddy in Michigan selling a really nice used one. His wife wants to upgrade to something else so they're getting rid of it. Email me if anybody is interested.
My wife is taking the MSF beginner course this october, and we'll be looking for a bike..so far its looking like the only sport bikes that she's going to be able to feel in-control-of and comfortable on, is an EX500 or maybe a nicely used Bandit,GS500...do you know how tall your friends wife is. My other half is 5'4", and unfortunately can barely touch the ground on my 750 Kat, & forget about it on my 83 Yamaha.

Thanks in advance for the info, Im thinking the EX500 will be the way to go for her.
 

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ShanMan14 said:
Not only that, it's only a 500. She can't get into too much trouble on a 500.... can she? :p
In theory, no she cant..however this is the woman got a ticket 2 months ago for doing 65 in a 40, in our neon..and got a warning 3 days ago for doing 57 in a 40....... :nonod: ..and she loves to go fast when riding with me, so now, you tell me.. :smilelol: Thank goodness its only a 500..

she's actually a very good driver, just likes to go fast. ;)
 

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Thanks, I'll keep in mind..I'll let the other half know about it too...traveling isnt a big deal..a buddy of mine just went out to indiana to pick up Gixxer 750 he bought off ebay.

She's about the same height as my wife, so something that size would definately do her well :thumbs:
 

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Gas Man said:
Here ya go if you're looking for a EX500. This guy is maticulus (sp?) as you know what and the bike is super clean, I know I was riding in front of and behind the bike Sat.

For sale 2000 Kawasaki EX500 Ninja. 5,900 miles and very well maintained. Like new condition. New tires, brakes and tinted windscreen. $3,300 or best offer. :bike:
734-748-5063 ask for Greg...tell him Chris sent ya! Hope it helps!

Thanks for the info Chris! ...I'll talk to the other half and see what she thinks.
 
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