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Old 05-05-2006, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i started riding last summer, and have about 1,000 miles under my belt. im now looking at getting a new bike. ive read a bunch of other threads but it doesnt seem like you guys mind replying, so i thought id post my specific situation. im 6"1', about 180. should i go new or used. which bike is the best for the money? thanks.
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Old 05-05-2006, 10:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I prefer used myself. I've been looking at used F41's over the past 6 months or so. Seem to get alot of bike if your patient and wait a bit. Definately noticed a price diffrence between winter and spring. Better deals to be had if you can wait till winter.
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Certainly, what Ninja7 said... it's simple neuroeconomics! People are willing to pay more in spring because it's the start of the riding season, and late-autumn or winter represents the dead of riding, therefore sellers will be more desperate for cash, and there will naturally be fewer buyers, which makes the perfect recipe for awesome deals.
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Certainly, what Ninja7 said... it's simple neuroeconomics! People are willing to pay more in spring because it's the start of the riding season, and late-autumn or winter represents the dead of riding, therefore sellers will be more desperate for cash, and there will naturally be fewer buyers, which makes the perfect recipe for awesome deals.
really depends on where you live, in texas the riding season is pretty much year round.

people rave about the f4i, I got a 02 gsxr for much less than 6000. personal preference really.
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Best bike for your money depends on what you are looking to do with it. Track days, 1000 mile touring days, basic commuting, off-road possibilities? Tell us what you want and we can better steer you in the right direction.

I'm biased, but I have to say the FZ6 is very good at doing all of these things. I don't have a car and rely on my two bikes, both the XJ and FZ6 can do it all, from hauling lots of crap to two-up riding (I actually prefer the XJ for this, but my passengers prefer the FZ6), to going fast enough to lose your license.
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1,000 miles in almost a year, and not a sportbike?

I thought the Nazis in here would surely find him a candidate for the Ninja 250 or 500... Maybe SV650.
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im looking for a sport bike to comute to work on, its about a 45 mile ride each way. ive been kinda forcing myself to look at the GS500 and the 500r, for both price and because i dont want too much bike. i keep going back and forth on buying new or used, a new bike i can finance and i can get an extended warrenty. a used bike will be cheaper, but will already have wear and tear and may or may not have a warrenty. hopefully that clears things up. thanks again.

and on a side note, how easy it is to fit the 500r with lower fairings, are they very expensive, i feel like the bike would look so much better with them.
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1,000 miles in almost a year, and not a sportbike?

I thought the Nazis in here would surely find him a candidate for the Ninja 250 or 500... Maybe SV650.
the more i think about it, thats proabably a bit of an over estimate. it was probably closer to 750. i was riding a suzuki DR650, because my step-dad already had it and wanted me to learn on it. since i now have a longer commute to work i want a bike that is smoother on the highway and gets better gas mileage.
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I would go SV650S you can find them all day long on ebay or if you wanted to spend a little extra you could get a new one. but i would save the money and get the gear.
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I Would Work The Piss Out Of Your Local Dealer On A New Bike And Get It For Few Hundered More Than A Used One ! By The Way If Anybody Needs Or Wants Tips On How To Save Mega Money On Buying A New Bike Or Cage Let Me Know I Am More Than Happy To Help ! Im In The Business And Know How To Work The System To Get The Most For Your Money ! Also I Have Access To Real Invoices !!!!
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Mike, dont tease me. theres a kawasaki dealer in my town (this is kind of a big deal because i live in northern vermont, so theres not much around), the guy has a couple of 500rs. he said he would take a trade on my old DR650. other than financing deals what can i do. i cant remember what the miles are on the old bike, i think its around 5 or 6000.
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The best sportbike under $6,000 is an 02-03 954 RR, but that does not mean its be best bike for you.

Your best bike for the money is something else entirely...I would stick with the 250cc-500cc range or at most an or FZ6.
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The 500R is pretty easy to fit with lowers. Airtech makes them. They're fairly cheap but you get to paint them. If you're good with an airbrush then it's a good deal for you. If not... Then it's not.
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