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hey motorcycle people...

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a coworker of mine has a 1982 kawasaki kz750 that he's selling, since we're cool i can get it for 600$ i know some of you cats know mad shit about bikes, so whats the deal? is it smart buying a bike this old? anyone know anything about these bikes? its got some rust and the seat has some rips, but its in fairly good shape. i have absolutely no experience riding bikes, is this good for a beginner? i thought about getting a ninja250, but have had a million people say "youll grow out of it too quick". so share your knowledge, and thanks for letting me look cool on the internet because im talking about getting a motorcycle. peeeeeace.

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check under the seat for rust - tells a lot about how it was stored

look at footpegs -if they're replaced it's usually because it went down hard

if all the electrical checks out....well...

 

...get it

 

what's 600 bucks ?

besides if you've never riden before you wont kill yourself after you drop it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

kz750c.jpg

 

 

p.s.

if you do get it

buy some gear

that bike is no slouch

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unless you have experience on dirt bikes or something similar i reccomend getting the ninja250. not that the kawasaki is super big or hard to learn on. it really depends on the condition of the bike, how many miles are on it, and how often it has been ridden. if it hasnt been ridden for a couple years i would say don't buy it. bikes need to be ridden and started up pretty often to keep in good shape. you could always blue book the bike to and see how much it would be worth that way.

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I'd go for it.

 

You might grow out of a 250 ninja quickly, but I knwo a girl who has been riding one for years.

The one good thing about the ninja250 is that it's a real bike, with all the real pieces. It's not

like some dirtbike or a scooter, it's a real bike and all the reviews I've read say it acts like one.

 

If you buy a 25 year old bike, you better be willing to learn something about bike repair.

I bought a used 2004 from a dealer and I'm not planning on doing anything on the bike

for a good few years. Everything it needs will be done by the mechanic, not by my butter fingers.

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thank fellas, when he gets it running (he says its the battery, but i wanna know before i buy the fucking thing) im gonna scoop it. and yes, im extremely willing to learn bike repair, in fact, that's why im so stoked on getting an old bike, i figure ill be able to get my hands dirty.

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well good luck man. if you can find one i seriously reccomend riding a smaller bike a couple times to get used to it.

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well i whouldnt do it.. but it depends on what you wanna do with it its hard to trust cars that old now amagine a bike that old and having somthing go wrong at 100mph.. i seen a lot of bad shit i just sucked it up and bought a new one... sucks the frist time you drop but you know the in and out and what is new .. old ... broke.. ect ect... got a cage for the bike was the best 300 i ever spent... best of luck on it but dont get on it trying to beat block to hard... take it for what it is..

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if you plan on moving up to a 600cc or even a 1000cc bike, you should definitely get the ninja 250. I currently have a 600cc and have ridden my friends 250 and the only difference is the riding position and the power. I actually feel safer leaning on turns when I'm on the 250. Don't get that rusty piece of garbage.

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rum puncher onere, is that you in those hammocks?

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yes. most of them.

 

 

 

like Down says, and I said before, the ninja 250 is a real motorcycle.

If you want to learn, start there. On the other hand, if you're really

interested in learning how to fix a bike, and deal with the mechanics of it,

then buy the old 750 as a project bike. Dont plan on doing state-to-state

roadtrips with it, but for a garage hobby, you cant get much better than that.

 

I'd say buy the old fixer-uper and then start saving for a 600cc.

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