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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2000, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am 25, been married for almost 4 years and would like to be around for many more. I consider myself to be a responsible person etc..etc. I am buying my first bike and have relatively no experience. The salesman at the yamaha shop is setting me up with a 96 yzf600. It has about 14,000 miles on it but looks really clean. It hasn't been dropped, and seems to be in good condition. They are asking $4,500 and were asking $5,300. Am I being suckered or am I getting a deal? Any one have one? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. also, if anyone is from the Beaverton OR area....lets ride>>>>



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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2000, 07:06 PM
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hey, welcome to the forum. 4500 is a reasonable price from the dealer, you probably could get it cheaper from a personal party, but the dealer price sounds OK. Make sure you get a shop manual thrown in on the deal, because they probably won't give you a helmet. I'll be at the Fusa race at PIR on August 6th. I am going to race in OMRRA's superbike race if it isn't full. That would be cool if I met you there. I don't have a street bike at the moment, just my racer. I imagine you'll find plenty of people to ride with at the races. It all sounds good to me.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-12-2000, 01:53 AM
 
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lenny,

Welcome. I agree with Trevor. It is a reasonable deal at $4500 but not a steal by any means. They are good bikes.

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Welcome! Just glad to hear you aren't buying an R1 or Hayabusa first.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-12-2000, 06:25 AM
 
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welcome. i would say that u r getting a fairly good deal as well.. & from what i hear that bike is an excellent street bike & u should be able to learn safely on it.. is that on oxymoron? "learn safely" especially when talking about sport bikes.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-14-2000, 06:10 PM
 
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WElcome also. Damn fine choice for a bike.

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