Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Springfield, OH
The salesman wants to sell you a new bike because he gets more money that way, and he's banking on the fact that when (not if, mind you, but when) you wreck your bike (new or used) you're going to sustain enough injuries that you aren't a candidate for repeat sales.
Seriously, if you get a new bike to start on you are going to regret it. I know a chick that sells bikes at Competition Accessories (only about 40 minutes from the West side of Col's) I'll talk to her today and see what she's got in the used department. In the meantime, pick up a copy of Cycle Trader and start looking for Mid-90's CBR-600 F2/F3's, or basically any year of Ninja 250's or even 500's. The GS500F is a great starter bike, but as you are finding out they are a little too pricey to really attract new riders.
Out of curiousity, how much have you set aside for gear, or have you already bought it?
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Last edited by snakesht; 03-24-2008 at 05:12 AM.