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So, all is going well in the world of selling cars.
In addition to the F-150 and my Lincoln LS, my girlfriend and I just got some Ninjas that we pick up tomorrow.

I know I'll hear boos and hissing, but we both got 250r's. Her, because she's 5'2" and didn't want to have to worry about having to drop a 500/600 to be able to reach the ground well. I got the same just because I can't see spending the price to buy 2.5 250's to get a 500 or 600. That, and having not ridden before (and considering that most of our riding will be city and all where I don't need 0-60 in 3s or a top speed over the 110). All that, and I know they'll get better fuel ranges than the 500/600 series.

If I had known I could pick up a decent bike for under $3k I would've done it sooner.

New jackets and helmets too... I feel like I should be playing football in the Joe-Rocket Rasp jacket I got, but at least now when the parents see it they won't freak out as much.

I'll have pictures sometime soon.
 

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Congrats! Those are great starter bikes. I have a 92 and love it. They're pretty user-friendly for starting on, too. Now, go support the military and check out this site. This gal and her hubby are in the Air Force and she makes these on the side. Quality is top notch, the price is right and it'll set your ride apart from the others out there.

http://www.customseatcreations.com/
 

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congrats on the new bikes. :bigthumb: one of my friends had the same bike and it was a blast to ride.it wont be long before yo want a bigger one.
 

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Congrats man, We so go out riding one day. If you don't mind me asking how much did you pay for the bike out the door and where? I am looking for a 250r for my girlfriend so she can start out on. I just don't see paying $3000 for a 80's technology bike.
 

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On 2005-12-01 12:44, scoot wrote:
My buddy has one when we were younger it was a blast. Are you a car sales man ?

Yes, Toyotas.
On 2005-12-01 13:25, Big04pimpin wrote:
Congrats man, We so go out riding one day. If you don't mind me asking how much did you pay for the bike out the door and where? I am looking for a 250r for my girlfriend so she can start out on. I just don't see paying $3000 for a 80's technology bike.

Champions Honda/Kawasaki in Cocoa (take 50 to 520, it's on 520 before you cross the bridges to merritt island, about 30 miles due east from UCF, it's on your left after you pass a big Chevy dealership, and after Paradise Ford (all after I-95). Erin used to work there for a year or so.

With helmets & new jackets (I got a Joe Rocket Rasp, and she got an icon pink-something that's also padded & all) we were under $9k combined. We opted for almost all the insurance stuff that we could, etc...

So that I could get cheaper financing (because I was financing more money) did each bike @ $3499 rather than the $2999 they were on the show-room floor for. That made the difference between $70/month EACH, or $99 for both (lower interest, better terms, etc...).

So I figure:
2 @ $3000 == $6k
2 jackets == $380 (mine was 200, I believe hers 180)
HJC Helmets
tire/roadside == 800 (for both bikes for 5 years)
add tax/title/registration == $200 or so (for both).
so that's at $7.5k

But, with them... right now if you open a kawasaki card, you can get 5.99% for 24months (and it's like a credit card, not a loan, so it shows up as "minimum payment" rather than having a big payment - you can take however long to pay it off, obviously with the longer meaning you're paying more in finance charges), and then after 24 months it's 9.99%, also, that allows you to finance gear+extended warranty & all that stuff.
 

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On 2005-12-01 18:45, Deuce™ wrote:
What kind of bikes are those? Street I'm a$$uming?

Yep yep, little put-put go-gos.

Hers is yellow, mine the blue. We already got them (when doing the "new user detail") to remove all the hideous decals.
 

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are those still carbuerated, or did they finally switch to f.i.? That's the one thing I don't like about mine... well, that, and it's not a 1400cc Hayabusa or Buell. Mmmmm, Buell....:drool:
 

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Yep, just like Bretty said - still old technology, just new body-style and some other little stuff. Still carb'd.
 

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still nice looking bikes and easy and fun to ride. plus, being in florida you won't have to worry so much about them needing to warm up. I don't know what yours calls for fuel wise, but mine shows a noticable difference in performance and smoother idle when it drinks 93 octane instead of the cheap stuff.
 

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Nice looking bikes. Hope you guys have a lot of fun and safe miles on them :bigthumb:
 

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nice little bikes. im sure you will enjoy them. i think i would avoid splitting lanes and such with them because you dont have the power to be able to jump out of a sticky situation, should you find yourself in one.

there have been a number of times that its happened to me where i gotta power out of something. i dont go flying through cars because thats pretty much suicide, so sometimes it helps to get a little more movement in the corner of their eye to get their attention and realize you are there. plus, with the v&h pipe on my buell, it really wakes them up. :rotfl: especially if their windows are open.
 

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On 2005-12-02 16:09, HaWiiLuVeR wrote:
...with the v&h pipe on my buell, it really wakes them up. :rotfl: especially if their windows are open.

Buell's make my sticker peck out.
 

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On 2005-12-02 07:54, Identity Crisis wrote:
still nice looking bikes and easy and fun to ride. plus, being in florida you won't have to worry so much about them needing to warm up. I don't know what yours calls for fuel wise, but mine shows a noticable difference in performance and smoother idle when it drinks 93 octane instead of the cheap stuff.

I'm glad you said something about that... because in the owner's manual it says to run 87, shop told us 89, but a bunchof people online either say 87 or 91... guess we'll experiment a little and see what works best for 'em.

Already last night I got freaked out about people stealing 'em. Came home and there's a big white dodge-ram van sitting 3 spots down from my truck (which still had the bikes in the back, we were out in the lincoln). They move when they see us unloading the bikes. Then riding around the complex, same van is parked in the back corner, with two guys in front, just staring me down as I ride by. They leave again and when I go out to walk my dog, they're out by the front of the dumpsters... I think maybe it's a different van (first two times it was backed in, so this time I was looking at the back of it, not the front)... then, as soon as I walk by, a head pops out of the window and stares me down again.

That's when I finally took plate and full model-info and called the cops. I felt kind of paranoid, but when I went to get my helmet from my truck and put it inside, the van went by yet again, still staring me down, and more importantly - my nice little easy-to-steal 300lb bikes.

two cops went through our complex about 20 minutes after i called it in just with their lights running (to "scare up" anyone who's poking around"), which I appreciated, but now I guess it's time to look into garages or something.
 

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Congrats on the bikes. I had a 96 Katana 600. Sold it after I realized 76 in 60 was not fast enough for motorist.

Might want to look into renting a storage building, I would imagine two bikes can fit in maybe a 5x6 easily.

Brian
 

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Yeah, we have a garage here at the facility (set it up today). It's a 10x12, so it'll fit both bikes, the mountain bikes, etc...
 

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You need to get alarms that have the pager like I have, If someone touches the bike it goes off and I get paged in my house or at work which is awesome. I was gunna say if you ever need a place to store them for a little bit you could always store them in my garage if you went out of town just for security purposes but since you gotta a garage now theres no point in that. :silly: Be safe, and if you ever want to go out and cruise or hit up some twisties let me know. I am always down to go out and ride.
 
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