Dilemma in getting a first bike... NEED HELP FAST!
Tomorrow I'm going to look at a used Kawasaki EX500. It's a 1987 with 26,000 miles. I figured that would be ok
(after all, I'm going to give the bike a good look over and test ride), but one of the mechanics (as well as the
service manager) at the shop at which I work say that 26,000 is too much for an ex500 and that 1987 is too old.
When proposing a bunch of ideas to change their minds, older cars with high mileage came up. They said that it
works the same way. However, my car (an 88' Plymouth Sundance) has 95,000 miles on it, it has in no way been
driven with a lot of care (though I do take care of it well), and it's still reliable and pulls strongly.
Being mechanics, I respect their opinions, but on most other levels, I don't think they're the sharpest minds on
the planet. I really don't know what to think, and I think I'm starting to go crazy (I've been talking to myself a lot
So what would you do?
Also, the bike supposedly has a new seat, windshield, and grips, as well as Cobra F1R slip-ons and jetted carbs.
It's got rearsets on it as well. The guy selling it also told me that he and his friend (who is a mechanic) went over
the entire bike and tuned it up.