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Old 09-03-2005, 01:30 AM   #1
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Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

Hey
i post on HI.com
but i think here is a better place for my Question
im lookin 2 get a bike for my BDay- but not like a 600, 750 or 1000 or anything
i want like a dirtbike or small small 300CC sports bike
i wonder where i could look and how much i will be spending.
primary use for the bike would be around the nighborhood and friends houses that are close by.
not lookin for anything 2 take on the highway
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Old 09-03-2005, 01:35 AM   #2
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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

take a look at the for sale section... Some people may be givin out a good deal on there and you may just find something that catches your attn! right:
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:02 AM   #4
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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

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kawasaki ninja 250
price ?
and can i teach myself on such a small bike ? or do the MSF Safty Course ?
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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

either way if you get a motorcycle do the MSF its well worth it, and the ninja 250 would be a great starter bike if your lookign for somthign "sporty"
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:03 AM   #6
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Take the MSF. Besides, you'll get a discount on your insurance as well as potentially save your life.
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:43 AM   #7
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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

yea, i know even if its not that powerful i should take the class2 learn 2 Ride
any where i should look fora bike if i can't find one online?
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:01 AM   #8
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you'll be suprised at the power of that Ninja 250...
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:44 AM   #9
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250 and u can out ride most guys that started on a liter bike.
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:18 AM   #10
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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

any place around that i could look at some bikes ?
and what should i be lookin @ as far as Cost ?

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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

your best bet is gonna be online, i know there is a few poeple selling their 250'so nt his bored, price is gonna depend on year a little bit. i know where you can get a 2001 ex500 for close to 2500 so i would guess the 250's gonna be a good amount cheaper.

now on the other hand. depending on what you like as far as looks go, you could get somthing like the buell blast, its a 500 with about the power close to that of the ninja 250. the good thing about it is that its belt driven and easier to maintain.

if i see any good deals on starter bikes i can send you a link
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:45 PM   #12
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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

thankx !!!
im not in 2 big of a hurry
just waitin for somethin 2 come by that i can pick up and learn on
i don't know 2 much about termonolgy (sp) of bikes so maybe ill look up some things
thankx for the helo
keep throwin the info my way !
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:10 PM   #13
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If you take the course with us, you can request to ride a 250 Ninja during class. We have 3 of them for training bikes.
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:26 PM   #14
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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

NOT only can the MSF be extremely helpful to new riders, The Instructors watch you and based on what they see, and their experience, MOST will be able to give a decent assessment of your abilities and make a recommendation on which bike would best suit you for starters.


Ninja 250 is always a good starter bike too, and do like Challen said ask to learn on one...
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your best bet is gonna be online, i know there is a few poeple selling their 250'so nt his bored, price is gonna depend on year a little bit. i know where you can get a 2001 ex500 for close to 2500 so i would guess the 250's gonna be a good amount cheaper.

now on the other hand. depending on what you like as far as looks go, you could get somthing like the buell blast, its a 500 with about the power close to that of the ninja 250. the good thing about it is that its belt driven and easier to maintain.

if i* see any good deals on starter bikes i can send you a link
Hey, can you hook me up with the person selling the 2001 ex500 ?
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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

http://www.houstonmotorcycleexchange...t_Bikes_42.htm

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Old 09-04-2005, 11:49 PM   #17
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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

intresting. perhaps ill look into gettin a 250 or some sort
and request it when i take the course .........
what is the price range for a 250 ? used. ill look on EBay :-)
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Old 09-04-2005, 11:57 PM   #18
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intresting. perhaps ill look into gettin a 250 or some sort
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what is the price range for a 250 ? used. ill look on EBay :-)
you can get a good used 250 for about $1500 and should expect to get the same amount back when you sell it. maybe a couple hundred more back if you find another n00b thats just as excited.
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Old 09-05-2005, 12:55 AM   #19
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Re: Want 2 Get A Bike, New 2 the bike World

im not a Noob ! im a rookie !
sounds good
i guess ill sell my Integra and get the 250 or something else that catches my eye

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im not a Noob ! im a rookie !
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i guess ill sell my Integra and get the 250 or something else that catches my eye

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