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Old 04-01-2006, 10:09 PM   #1
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What are the thoughts.....

Just wanting to know what all of your thoughts are about purchasing a bike that needs some work on as a first bike? I am in the process of finishing up getting my gear and am working on a clearing a weekend for MSF. Wife says I'll have to sell my mustang in order to buy a decent bike and I am ok with that as I do not really have the time or money to invest in making the mustang what I want it to be at the moment. I have come across a few ads for early to mid 90's 500 Ninjas that need some work done, such as a new tank, or possibly new carbs. Some of these Ninjas are wanting to be sold for as low as 700 or so. I am not a noob when it comes to minor motor work and tune ups, but just wondering what the thoughts are around the board.

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Old 04-01-2006, 10:13 PM   #2
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if your comfurtable doing the work it shouldnt be a big deal, what part of deer park you in? i live over next to deer park high school
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:19 PM   #3
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get ya something to play with, its ok in my book. , I am a weirdo and even if its new, I gotta tear it up somehow so I can understand all areas of it, being bike, car, or poon
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:20 PM   #4
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something I've learned is that when you work on your own stuff, you apreciate it a lot more. I'd say do it.
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:24 PM   #5
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I feel pretty confident that I can do the work. At least if I do it, then I'm pretty sure that I'll be able to trust it.

As far as what part of DP I live in, I live right down the street from SJC.
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:26 PM   #6
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yeah i did the same thing... i bought a wrecked bike as my first bike. Took me a couple months to rebuild it. But it was an awesome learning experience. I knew more about my bike than most experienced riders did because i had to put it together. Learning to ride was a diff story lol. Took a while. I enjoyed putting it together so much that i recently bought KingShit's old bike to put back together. And it's been awesome also. Luckily, this one didn't need engine work.
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Old 04-02-2006, 01:33 AM   #7
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what year stang? if for sale i would like to see if its something i would want..
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i prefer people concentrate on learnig to ride vs whether the bike is gonna run on I-10. if it''s cosmetic no biggie, but if it has mechanical/electrical bugs, i advise people to stay away.
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:09 AM   #10
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it's a 92 GT, pretty much bone stock. Got some minor issues and cosmetic problems to work out, otherwise it runs like a champ and a solid car.


Cosmetics at this moment, I'm not too concerned with as it will be my first bike, not the last. Minor mechanical work I feel ok with, if I think it'll require work above my own skills, I'll pass. I'm still looking for a fully functionable bike as well.
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http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/147020039.html
that ones kinda far away
http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/147425369.html
this one is close but i wouldnt pay that much
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If its an EX500 make sure its a POST '94 and later! They did some changes to the design in that year and have stayed the same since. I made the mistake of buying a pre '94 and liked to drove me crazy fixing it. Older parts are much more expensive and tougher to get.
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