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Old 06-14-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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Ive always wanted a bike just never had the money to get one. If there are any kind of tips on what to look for on buying a used or new bike I'm all ears. Thanks for the help
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look at a ton before buying. and have some mechnical know how
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too many to list for what to look for when buying a used bike. most important is make sure the bike isn't stolen and the seller has the title. as for the rest, it's all about determining if the bike is in good condition and that the seller isn't selling you something that has problems that you will have to spend more $$ to fix.

and there's always the age old debate about what is the best starter cc.
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I'll add:
If the seller will trailer or ride the used bike to a reputable shop, then agree to meet them there for the "inspection".
Motorcycles Unlimited will look over everything and let you know what you are getting into.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:35 AM   #5
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Get your class m and gear (jacket, boots, helmet, gloves) before you buy a bike. Shop insurance rates on bikes you are interested in and make sure you can afford good overage on it in addition to the price of the bike. Don't settle for something just because your excited and want to ride, take your time and find a good bike you will be happy with. Lastly consider a cheap 250/300 to learn on.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:56 PM   #6
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Get your class m and gear (jacket, boots, helmet, gloves) before you buy a bike. Shop insurance rates on bikes you are interested in and make sure you can afford good overage on it in addition to the price of the bike. Don't settle for something just because your excited and want to ride, take your time and find a good bike you will be happy with. Lastly consider a cheap 250/300 to learn on.
I didnt look at insurance until after I had my bike oops. Make sure you get quotes!
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How much do you pay insurance is it cheaper then auto? I am really considering a 650 ninja
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:02 PM   #8
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650 is a good starter bike IMO. Welcome to MH and enjoy the ride.
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How much do you pay insurance is it cheaper then auto? I am really considering a 650 ninja
650 ninja is a good bike, I had one as my first. I've also done 1000 miles on a sv650. And I say without a doupt the sv is better in many ways. Also they ŕ usually cheaper
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:49 PM   #10
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How much do you pay insurance is it cheaper then auto?
Not for full coverage.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:17 PM   #11
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I didnt look at insurance until after I had my bike oops. Make sure you get quotes!

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How much do you pay insurance is it cheaper then auto? I am really considering a 650 ninja
if you're going to get full coverage for a 650, expect to pay a hefty premium b/c 1) you're a new rider with no exp and 2) bigger cc bike for a new rider and 3) maybe age if you're young

may be be cheaper if you bundle with car and home insurance, of course having only liability is relatively inexpensive, but you get what you pay for, anything that happens to your bike, you'll be paying out of pocket to fix/replace
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Start here:
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Patrick has some great advice.
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if you're going to get full coverage for a 650, expect to pay a hefty premium b/c 1) you're a new rider with no exp and 2) bigger cc bike for a new rider
Based on how long youve had your m endorsement effects insurance rates?
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:53 PM   #14
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Ive seen alot of bikes on Craigslist and on social network sites but I have my questions I know someone well probably try and take advantage of I will start to look into the sv650
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Based on how long youve had your m endorsement effects insurance rates?
I think how long have you been insured effects your insurance rates. They longer you go without an accident/tickets, the lower you will pay depending on the bike being insured.
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I pay 41 a month with progressive and Thats on a Daytona 675 19 yr old rider liablity only
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I pay 41 a month with progressive and Thats on a Daytona 675 19 yr old rider liablity only
You must have no tickets. Im 20 and just liablity for me was a about a hundred for my green machine.
Really wish i would have checked prices before buying my current bike. This darn things is expensive. Figure since my last bike [gs500f] was $90 for full coverage, the price should only go up a little. Boy was i wrong, should have seen my face once they told me per month.
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You must have no tickets. Im 20 and just liablity for me was a about a hundred for my green machine.
Really wish i would have checked prices before buying my current bike. This darn things is expensive. Figure since my last bike [gs500f] was $90 for full coverage, the price should only go up a little. Boy was i wrong, should have seen my face once they told me per month.
I have one speeding ticket for 98mph in 65. its liability only though
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I pay 41 a month with progressive and Thats on a Daytona 675 19 yr old rider liablity only
I pay 565/year full coverage for my 250. I don't want to even know how much it would be for a 600 cc….
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