McKnight
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Jun 14, 2005 #171

electric!sheep wrote::lol: That's a total rat bike man, looks pretty cool though. How much, how many miles, and excuse my ignorance, but what the hell is it?
oh yea forgot to add, its an 89' zx6r:lol: durr me. yea it is a rat bike, but it sounds great and it fits what I was looking for.

~20k miles
$1500

I want to take some of the black paint off of the fork before anything. What would be the best method for that?

edit: http://img59.echo.cx/img59/9918/bikeheadlights1lm.jpg since the seat and exhaust isnt an eye sore anymore, this is what makes me cringe now.
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electric!sheep
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Jun 14, 2005 #172

McKnight wrote:oh yea forgot to add, its an 89' zx6r:lol: durr me. yea it is a rat bike, but it sounds great and it fits what I was looking for.

~20k miles
$1500

I want to take some of the black paint off of the fork before anything. What would be the best method for that?

edit: http://img59.echo.cx/img59/9918/bikeheadlights1lm.jpg since the seat and exhaust isnt an eye sore anymore, this is what makes me cringe now.

Carb cleaner will dissolve pretty much everything non-metallic. Not bad mileage for the price. Make sure you replace the chain and check the sprockets for hooking or other wear. I'd also consider pulling the carbs and cleaning them out. Change oil and filter so you start your own maintenance history, etc.
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Jun 14, 2005 #173

electric!sheep wrote:$2,000 min for a decent beginner bike, $350-500 for gear, $150 for insurance, a few hundred for parts/tools/tires, and a percentage of whatever you claim the bike's value to be for taxes (I told the DMV my bike is worth 1K ;)). So, be prepared to spend $3,000, give or take a few hundred bucks.

i got my 96 gs500 for $1600, so id say you can get a good bike for under 2000 if you are patient and good at bargaining.

but 3000 is still a good estimate.
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Jun 15, 2005 #174

karax wrote:i got my 96 gs500 for $1600, so id say you can get a good bike for under 2000 if you are patient and good at bargaining.

but 3000 is still a good estimate.

Personally, I'd try to get a bike under 10K miles for a first ride, or one that his been maintained very well. You don't want to be stuck wondering WTF is wrong before you've had a chance to discover everything there is to know about it.
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Delirum
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Jun 16, 2005 #175

I got a CBR 600
2000
As my first bike.
Im a rebel.
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Jun 17, 2005 #176

Delirum wrote:I got a CBR 600
2000
As my first bike.
Im a rebel.
Thats the kind of hapless ignorant attitude that people get killed over, I hope you are just joking and take riding very seriously.
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Jun 17, 2005 #177

I take it serious.
Its my first bike.
I can handle it just fine
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Jun 18, 2005 #178

Delirum wrote:I take it serious.
Its my first bike.
I can handle it just fine
That's what they all say.....hopefully you'll be lucky.

Ride safe.
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Jun 23, 2005 #179

I have a question about prices...

I'm thinking about buying a bike at or near the end of the year, since I will have some play money to spend. When is the best time to buy a bike? Are there certain times like at the end of summer/begining of winter where the prices tend to be lower?
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Jun 24, 2005 #180

ut4ever wrote:I have a question about prices...

I'm thinking about buying a bike at or near the end of the year, since I will have some play money to spend. When is the best time to buy a bike? Are there certain times like at the end of summer/begining of winter where the prices tend to be lower?
Generally anytime between the fall and when the new models hit the showroom. The dealerships are trying to clear out for the new models and people want to sell their own rides before it'll have to sit around in their garage and depreciate.
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