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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2008, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just bought my first bike

2000 Suzuki SV650s

It's been dropped a few times but runs perfect and he has plastic to replace all the scratched up parts(as well as a few other parts that got dinged). One of the new plastic pieces has a tear in it but should be easy to fix moderately well with some fiberglass(though I'll be keeping the old plastic on for this summer incase I drop it myself).

Brand new tires on top of all the replacement parts as well as sliders.

He's throwing in his Suzuki jacket and helmet as well. It is a friend of mine so I know all of the bikes history from the time he bought it and know it has been cared for.

$2450 total. Now I just have to wait till I finish MSF in mid-May to drive it...
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 02:25 AM
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Good choice, glad to hear you got some gear and are taking the MSF first.

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Cool, congrats

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 05:53 AM
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Congrats!

Great choice on the bike and a good deal too. Glad you followed the advice given on the forum.

You've got a great summer ahead of you!

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Nice choice of bike for sure. Send me a PM (if it ever stops snowing) and I'll take you out to some nice roads.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Nice choice of bike for sure. Send me a PM (if it ever stops snowing) and I'll take you out to some nice roads.
No kidding! What the hell happened to my 50 degree weather!?

I just spent 40 minutes moving snow and the driveways gonna be full again in a few hours...
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-24-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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Sensible buy I will have to agree.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-24-2008, 04:42 PM
 
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Well according to my knowledge, of weather in my area, one has to be ready for winds, rain & some snow in April.

We had 120 mile winds last evening with leading winds of the day of around 60mph along with enough rain to discourge the trap shooters as they were wasting ammo shooting at clays flying all over the place NOT normal.

The Coquuihalla pass to the west required chains for 18 wheelers to snow tyres on normal vehicles & a number went over the sides.

Best thing is to plan on riding in the latter part of April in my area, while so many insure their bikes at latter part of March while the cold weather & snow clings to the roads which is usually the fault of new riders forgetting in prior yrs of driving cages they were still on snow tyres to windshield washers & wipers were almost daily------the different between riding a m/c & now trying to ride a m/c is right there before their noses.LOL
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