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Old 02-11-2020, 10:08 AM   #1
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WTB 600cc around $1k

As the title states, Iím looking to buy a bike for around $1k. Gonna be my first bike so preferably something that doesnít have any issues. I also prefer a sport bike/naked style bike.
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Old 02-11-2020, 10:24 AM   #2
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Being your first bike, I would recommend you to bump your budget to $3K to minimize the "issues" you may encounter.

Usually older bikes require more attention to details to keep things running smooth and safely with lots of maintenance...

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Old 02-11-2020, 12:41 PM   #3
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Yeah, dude, a $1k bike that isnt a dirtbike or stuntbike is likely to be a headache. On one hand, you'll likely get practice wrenching on it.

You'll get tired of hearing this, but check out dropping about $3k on a 250/300cc bike. Great starter bike that will hold A LOT of value when the time comes to resell and move up to that 600cc. Could be a couple months or a couple years, that'll depend on you.
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Old 02-11-2020, 08:20 PM   #4
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$1,000 won't even buy you a decent dirt bike. You must spend more now or you'll spend a LOT more before you're done.

I don't think you need to jump to $3k though unless you're looking for high performance or newish bike. I would recommend something like this..
https://www.twtex.com/forums/index.php?posts/1661043
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You can get a pretty good sv650 for $2500. They are great bikes to learn on and tons of fun on the street and the track.
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Good clean bike for the price!
This year model bike needs valve check adjustment at 26K and no word on the suspension maintenance, which I would have done it twice if the bike was mine at 21K miles, which depending of the shop, it could cost you up to $1000 to get these 2 things done, but what is important to be said here is that THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF OWNING A BIKE IS KEEPING UP WITH THE MAINTENANCE!!! so these kind of expenses is to expect!
Since the OP said this is his first bike, here is the YAMAHA Fazer FZ6-SHG Owner's Manual for you to see what it takes to have a well maintained bike.
Look at the schedule charts!!!
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/61...hg.html#manual
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