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Old 08-26-2006, 06:43 PM   #1
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:51 PM   #2
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check clutch adjustment, motor noise, headbearings. Make sure to check C-list in your area to see what else is available in that price range.
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looks nice, if the owner would let you, take it to a shop like motorcycles unlimited, and get a onceover by a mechanic.
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thats things older than chris24s old bike lol.... looks pretty clean though.. check what shark said to and you should be alright..2000 seems alittle high also
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if the chain is that neglected, what don't you see? Have it checked by a pro. If you really like the bike, any repairs needed should come out of the price of the bike.
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i would pass

Unless you get a really good deal on it (<1000), I would pass b/c older bikes mean a lil bit more maintenance and less aftermarket pieces. When you start heading out and seeing other peoples bikes you are going to want to upgrade really quickly. Although there are better bikes to start out on, I know many people that got late 90's early 2000 model 600's and did just fine. If you want to go the 600 route, look at the F3, F4's, FZR 600. If you choose to go the 250 route, you can almost always sell it for what you payed for it or take a slight hit.
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if the chain is that neglected, what don't you see? Have it checked by a pro. If you really like the bike, any repairs needed should come out of the price of the bike.
i dont see a chain in the pics. i think you saw the one in my sig, of my f3 im workin on.
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hahaha. yes. i had a very similar bike. mine was a 1990 FZR 1000. i had paid 1500 for it, and it was probably in about the same condition. i may have paid a little too much, but still not a bad deal. i would offer her 1250, and see what she says. i wouldnt pay more than 1500 for that bike.

yes, it would make a good, inexpensive bike to learn on. dont let that fool you into thinking the bike is too weak though. its still a high performance machine. maybe not as much as todays R6, but trust me, i am sure that bike can still haul some .

i say go for it. where is the bike at? i would be willing to go look at it and give you my opinion if its not too far. i wouldnt charge you anything, id get a kick out the nostalgia factor.
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Unless you get a really good deal on it (<1000), I would pass b/c older bikes mean a lil bit more maintenance and less aftermarket pieces. When you start heading out and seeing other peoples bikes you are going to want to upgrade really quickly. Although there are better bikes to start out on, I know many people that got late 90's early 2000 model 600's and did just fine. If you want to go the 600 route, look at the F3, F4's, FZR 600. If you choose to go the 250 route, you can almost always sell it for what you payed for it or take a slight hit.
please stop spewing forth dumb stuff.
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hahaha. yes. i had a very similar bike. mine was a 1990 FZR 1000. i had paid 1500 for it, and it was probably in about the same condition. i may have paid a little too much, but still not a bad deal. i would offer her 1250, and see what she says. i wouldnt pay more than 1500 for that bike.

yes, it would make a good, inexpensive bike to learn on. dont let that fool you into thinking the bike is too weak though. its still a high performance machine. maybe not as much as todays R6, but trust me, i am sure that bike can still haul some .

i say go for it. where is the bike at? i would be willing to go look at it and give you my opinion if its not too far. i wouldnt charge you anything, id get a kick out the nostalgia factor.
wonder what condition the fox shock is in?? any way tha'ts ome good advice. that bike is still fast. yeah might not be the prettiest thing out there. BUT it's a learner bike. actually if yo ugo here.

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/yam...r_600_1991.php

you'll see the thing has a top speed of 140mph more than enough to get you somewhere on the street. to be hoenst though I'd start on something smaller. first and foremost don't listen to idiots telling you to get a newer bike you'll only have this one for 6 months to a year then move up.
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also i would offer 1000 no more. because of the age who knows what maintenance needs to be done......oil change etc.
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andre, what u said kind of makes sense if he plans on keeping the bike. but from what he said he just wants something to learn on, w/o having to make a big investment at first. this bike is awesome for that, and as far as resale, its basicly in the same category as the 250's. good to learn on and not in high demand, so its low price and holds what little value it has.

the cool thing about it, is even though its priced like a ninja 250, it is a of a lot cooler! in any kind of race i would put my money on this bike over a brand new ninja 250. either way, you only keep a beginer bike for about 3-6months, but with this one, at least your not bored with it for the last 2 of those months. haha.

monk, one thing to ask yourself is when you will be financially ready for another bike. if its now or in 3-6 months, then cool. if it might be longer, you have to realise your making a bigger commitment, and it might be smarter to save and get something a little better.

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Thanks for all of the input. If there are anymore comments please keep them comng.

I'm in the Air Force and I'm currently stationed at GoodFellow AFB in San Angelo, TX. That bike belongs to a female that is PCS-ing (moving to a different base) pretty soon. I don't know how soon yet, but I was hoping I could use that as leverage to lower the price to MAYBE $1500 or less.

I just wanted something cheap that I could abuse and learn to fix minor things. I'm going to Kadena AFB (Japan) sometime after Feb 2007 and I won't be able to ship this thing with me. I figured if I could get it for a really cheap price then I could sell it before I leave and lose very little if any money on it.

Main concern? I'm a n00b. Any comments?
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i dont see a chain in the pics. i think you saw the one in my sig, of my f3 im workin on.
I sure did! DOH!! I saw your sig in another thread and came back here to correct myself.

I still stick to the rest of my advice though.
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Did you even read my post. I only stated that it's an older model bike and he's going to want a newer bike. Not a bigger bike, or really expensive bike, but a newer bike. Nothing wrong with it, but he asked for opinions. I gave my opinion. I wasn't rude with the guy, just gave my honest take on it. Now I could have come back in typical motohouston fashion, and started talking because of your rude post, but I'm not gonna out this guys thread.
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