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post #2581 of 4602
Put Ace (clubman) bars on the bike this weekend. They look great but my wrists are hating me right now.

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Edited by TRINI - 10/15/12 at 7:21am
post #2582 of 4602
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

Nice, I like the front end.

Yeah man, that is what sold me on it. I'd been a closet fan of the Crossbones for a couple of years, and finally gave in. Don't see many springers on the road at all..
post #2583 of 4602
Or the ones you do see are on hard tail chopper/bobbers that will rattle the fillings out of your teeth.
post #2584 of 4602
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Originally Posted by Vaio View Post

^ Probably one of the best starter bikes. You can also try buying a 2008+ ninja 250 since the price is gonna drop like crazy with the release of the ninja 300.

As a bike, I think it looks like a great choice.

From a financial perspective I dunno...gonna have to buy it new at full price. I never knew who was buying brand new ninja 250s but it seemed like a bad idea. You can save so much on a used model and a lot of people don't keep their beginner bikes for long. The only difference would be if the 300 is enough bike that you would want to hold onto it for a while.
post #2585 of 4602
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

As a bike, I think it looks like a great choice.
From a financial perspective I dunno...gonna have to buy it new at full price. I never knew who was buying brand new ninja 250s but it seemed like a bad idea. You can save so much on a used model and a lot of people don't keep their beginner bikes for long. The only difference would be if the 300 is enough bike that you would want to hold onto it for a while.

Yeah I meant buying a used 2008+ ninja 250
post #2586 of 4602
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Originally Posted by KnowYourRights View Post

Buy an old Brit bike. Then switch off bikes each day. You'll have equal scuffing on each boot.

or an old Sportster. Right-side is the right side.
post #2587 of 4602
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Picked up one of the last of the Harley Davidson Crosssbones to roll off the assembly line yesterday. Actually traded one of my bikes this time, the white Fat Boy Lo. I had only clocked 4,000 miles on it in 2 years, so figured I may as well pack it in and get a springer. Love this bike.

yargh. I liked your other softail better. Does the sprung seat have any spring? Or is it just for show?
post #2588 of 4602
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Originally Posted by Vaio View Post

Yeah I meant buying a used 2008+ ninja 250

Yeah, I assumed that's what you meant, meant to quote the original post about the 300.

Still though...who is out there buying brand new 250s? Is it because they can finance them?

Sure there are people out there (especially small people) who are entirely satisfied with the ninja 250 and keep it for a very long time...but a much larger group seems to always be selling their almost new bikes to switch to something else. Why didn't they just buy a used one in the first place?
post #2589 of 4602
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Originally Posted by ken View Post

yargh. I liked your other softail better. Does the sprung seat have any spring? Or is it just for show?

Ha, seriously, Fat Boy was a great bike, but just time for a change. On seat, given this is a softtail, hard to say how much spring the seat has, but I think it really completes the look of the bike.
post #2590 of 4602
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Yeah, I assumed that's what you meant, meant to quote the original post about the 300.
Still though...who is out there buying brand new 250s? Is it because they can finance them?
Sure there are people out there (especially small people) who are entirely satisfied with the ninja 250 and keep it for a very long time...but a much larger group seems to always be selling their almost new bikes to switch to something else. Why didn't they just buy a used one in the first place?

If I didn't ride a m750, I'd definitely be satisfied riding a ninja250. You can ride around with the throttle pinned lol.
post #2591 of 4602
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Yeah, I assumed that's what you meant, meant to quote the original post about the 300.
Still though...who is out there buying brand new 250s? Is it because they can finance them?
Sure there are people out there (especially small people) who are entirely satisfied with the ninja 250 and keep it for a very long time...but a much larger group seems to always be selling their almost new bikes to switch to something else. Why didn't they just buy a used one in the first place?
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Originally Posted by Vaio View Post

If I didn't ride a m750, I'd definitely be satisfied riding a ninja250. You can ride around with the throttle pinned lol.

They actually hold their value really well since they are the only decent looking starter bikes out there. So I am not sure it is the worst thing in the world to buy one new.

Hated riding my starter 250 though - sure you can keep the throttle pinned, in fact, you have to.
post #2592 of 4602

My Buell is my starter bike. Having torque available everywhere with linear delivery is very starter friendly. Great brakes. Good handling. You can get them for $3k or less all day long. Honestly, I see now reason why you'd ever get a 250 over one, other than if you're afraid of mechanical work.

post #2593 of 4602
Yeah I guess I actually see the reasoning for getting a new 250.

They are not that expensive, you get the warranty, the resale stays high, and you can take solace in the fact that it hasn't been owned by some complete idiot of a new rider. Obviously there are complete idiots everywhere, but the guys buying their first sportbike are probably a little more likely to be fuckwits than average.
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

My Buell is my starter bike. Having torque available everywhere with linear delivery is very starter friendly. Great brakes. Good handling. You can get them for $3k or less all day long. Honestly, I see now reason why you'd ever get a 250 over one, other than if you're afraid of mechanical work.

Too bad they don't make them anymore...frown.gif
post #2594 of 4602

What about starting on a used SV650?

post #2595 of 4602
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Yeah I guess I actually see the reasoning for getting a new 250.
They are not that expensive, you get the warranty, the resale stays high, and you can take solace in the fact that it hasn't been owned by some complete idiot of a new rider. Obviously there are complete idiots everywhere, but the guys buying their first sportbike are probably a little more likely to be fuckwits than average.
Too bad they don't make them anymore...frown.gif

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