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6'2" 250lb and New Proud 2008 250R Owner
I finally found one! I had posted a ways back when the part 1 review came out. Since then I had my deposit for my bike mean absolutely nothing to the dealership when they sold it out from under me...twice! So I took my $2k back and sat on it what seemed like forever.
Monday morning I found a post on Craigslist for a black 08 250 with 103 miles on it...buyers remorse anyone?
I inquired about it on Monday and had it delivered [in a minivan of all things] on Tuesday for $3900. [Dealers here have since risen the price to $4800-$5300 OTD w/ $300 in "free" acc.]. Was able to easily lift it about 2 feet off the ground with me and the original owner.
As soon as I get the title I'll get it registered and insured and be able to finally drive out of the parking lot!
I would like to say thanks to Ben and all those others who had instilled in my mind a 250 is the perfect bike size to start on and this bike is absolutely a perfect fit for me. I can sit comfortably with my feet flat on the ground and when riding it felt comfortable with no strain on my back what so ever [yes yes a longer ride would of course change that I know!].
While running through the practices from the book with a buddy of mine 4 or 5 other riders from my apartment complex came over to say hey and grats on the new bike. One asked, "I started out on a 650 as well. Is that the new 08 650?". When I said it was the 250 all were shocked. It looked exactly like their R6's, ZX-6's and GSXR's!
Hardest thing I can say for me right now just starting out is clutch and throttle control. I feel more comfortable when I lift my legs off the ground to start off from 1st. Hopefully I can get in the motorcycle training program. Around me it is back up quite a few months time...my permit is about to expire I need a license stat!
Thanks again for all your help guys. This is truly an amazing first bike!
P.S. I'll get pics up asap! I've just been having too much fun atm just riding around!