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I dont know, if its a 2004 and it already needs “head work” how much more damage may(or may not) be done to the engine.
So is $4,200-4600 a good price on a 500F? Thats what they go for around here but when I saw the OP price of $2500 I was like…wholy cow either he got a smokin deal OR they are real expensive here. They have a 2005 and I think a 2007 GS 500 F localy in the $4500 range(give or take $200). Is that about right or is it high..I just may have to go back and look again if its a “appropriate” price.
Yeah, after sitting on one its upright, pretty much how I wanted. I tried my Brother in laws(forgive if i get the letters wrong ) Suzuki GSX-R 600 and it was not a riding position id like too hunched over for me..seems like it would be uncomfortable for a longer ride.
BTW, what are you guys getting in REAL world MPG for these 2 bikes? Ive heard between 60-70 MPG? I had a “motorcycle guy” tell me that the Ninja will probably get that being a 250 but there was no way that the Buell would get that being a 500….I dont know as I dont know anyone with either bike I saw on the website info write up that the blast can get near 70>>>>//??? so what gives guys any real world MPG figures?
ebay or a internet search would be my best guesses. I know I actually found a owners manual(just for looks) for my 1969 RoadRunner on ebay for $12…seems they have everything lol.
its a LOT more than id ever pay for one but here is one on ebay
Honestly I think im gonna give up on the Motorcycle thing for this year and get the darn learners course out of the way. By the time I actually get that and am able to ride it will be to late anyways, I know I should have done this last year but hindsight is 20/20 I guess..at least then when im looking I will be able to test drive what im looking at instead of just saying that looks nice wonder how it rides lol…Guess I kinda was putting the wagon b4 the horse as far a getting a bike.
Sounds like a great deal. Ive found NOTHING worth looking at locally as a first bike(all 650’s and bigger, too expensive(Harleys) or dirt bikes) And the shops…wow seeing a 2007 GS500F there yesterday(great shape) $4500 and a 2005 for $4200 . Went and looked at the Buell Blasts today..1 2008 left in whole store $4700. I know it does not seem like a lot but im more in your closer to $2000 category than $4000 category..so looks like I may be out of luck. But glad you are finding stuff.
No, if no loan you DONT need full coverage at least unless there is some funky regulation in your state that says you have to but I cant imagine that. I called 2 companies and gave them 3 bikes all 2004 model years for liability only and i think it was the 100/300 coverages that are typical. the 2 I called did not write 6 month policies(thats what I really wanted as the Bike will only be on the road April-October) so the coverages the quoted me is a year
2004 Bikes Geico Progressive
Buell Blast $162 a year $147 a year
Suzuki GS500E $162 a year $ 107 a year
Ninja 250 $ 162 a year $ 147 a year
The quotes were for me with no driving record and no safety course and Liability only So on a used inexpensive bike(I was assuming $3000 or less for the bike) thats not too bad for a full years coverages. Plus its less when I get the safety course If i finally pull the trigger on a bike. I figured worse came to worse I could put the bike purchase on a credit card lol to save from having the full coverage on a inexpensive used bike.
Not trying to jump his thread but on a older/used bike that if its even totaled your not concerned I assume that you could get insurance for that at a much cheaper rate than “full” coverage? My friend just got his first ever bike(at 42 yrs old) a Boulevard…he said that liability only only cost him $12 a month…..that kinda made me think a used bike caould be quite cheap as long as tis not your “primary” transportation.
Ok, that was me(the OP) i posted that from my parents house so I did not have my log in yet. I guess after reading the reviews there are several to chose from the 250 Ninja, a few years old(as i see they dont make it anymore) GS500 E, Buell Blast…am I missing anything.. I just seem to like the “looks” of the sports bikes more but I DONT want to be lain down like in my brother in laws 600 GSX(i think thats what it is) that just leans me too far forwards and id like to be more upright but still have a stylish looking bike. It will be for to and from work which has some hilly terrain to it its about a 20 min drive to and from at about 65 MPH. Do they even make naked bikes anymore as I am still a bit worried having absolutely no experience that id drop it and tear something up….oh and something good on insurance also is a must. my friend that just got a Boulevard for a first bike is only paying $12 a month for Liability(it was used) and that sounded great..im 39 and no tickets/violations ever.