New rider...looking into a 650r...is this a decent price?
Hey guys, so I am looking into buying my first bike. I am a small guy 5'3-5'4. I was originally planning on getting a ninja 250 but I kind of am set on a 650. I heard the 650s are still very user friendly...correct me if I am wrong or tell me if this is a bad idea. I am pretty responsible, I have a fairly quick car with a good amount of power on tap but I dont even push that so I feel like I wont be pushing the bike too hard at least not until I am very comfortable with it.
Anyways, I went to a shop and sat on a 250...feels great, very comfortable. Tried the 650 and still feels fine, but I will definitely be shaving down the seat as soon as I get it. So in terms of comfort, I think the 650 is fine.
I am looking at an 07 650. It has 11,000 miles on it, regular maintenence and newish tires. I have seen a lot of people here with higher mileage bikes so is 11,000 anything to worry about? The cons of the bike are that it has been dropped so there is some cosmetic damage (not a big deal since I will probably drop it and I can do my own paint work), there is a broken foot peg, and it needs a new brake lever. The guy is willing to take $1600 cash, and I would be trading a 40" tv as well as an xbox 360. Without trades, he wants $2500. Does this sound like a decent deal? I want a new TV anyways and I dont use my xbox anymore. My only real problem with the deal is that there are a lot of 650's around me with half the miles for $1000-1500 more....
Any advice/suggestions? Thanks