I bought my bike on Craigslist, l think there are a lot of good people on there. It really isn't too hard to sift through the BSThanks everyone. Urban I'm in socal now. Any recommendations for websites to find a used bike, I don't trust craigslist based on past experiences.
This is what $3200 gets you in Seattle through a private party, not a dealer
Or how about this?
I was more trying to show him good examples of used bikes that are more than likely clean deals from good sellers. You never can tell for sure, but neither of these ads threw any red flags my way.Shoot #2 has never been ridden in the rain, so the bike must be perfect! Also owner must be a squid!
That 2012 is dealer price no matter how they want to act like it is worth a bunch.
Stick to a ninja pre 2007. These have cheaper plastics
Couldn't have said it better myself. Great advicePersonally, l think if you are interested in sport bikes, at your size a used Ninja 250 would be perfect. You can pick up a clean one in great working order for under $2000 and they are reliable, easy to ride, and forgiving to the new rider. I would say the 250 Ninja and the 250 Rebel are the most common beginner bikes out there.
Don't bother with a CBR300 yet. They are too pricy and whatever you start with you are going to drop a couple of times, even if it is just in your driveway. Save the pretty bike for your next purchase. This is your first bike, not your last bike.