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Old 05-07-2010, 10:45 PM   #1
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I'm always browsing Craiglist, just for the fun of it. And then, I saw this. $900 seems like a fair price, one of the few on CL around here. I'd probably low ball at $500 and work my way up to $700.

I wouldn't be able to legally ride it till after Oct. 19, when I can get my motorcycle learners' permit. I'll just be riding around town, maybe taking it out on some open road. But, I don't imagine I could squeeze more than 60mph out of it. And I'll definitely have to do a lot of talking with my parents.

Anyone ever owned one of these? Are these prone to problems?
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:13 AM   #2
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I'm always browsing Craiglist, just for the fun of it. And then, I saw this. $900 seems like a fair price, one of the few on CL around here. I'd probably low ball at $500 and work my way up to $700.

I wouldn't be able to legally ride it till after Oct. 19, when I can get my motorcycle learners' permit. I'll just be riding around town, maybe taking it out on some open road. But, I don't imagine I could squeeze more than 60mph out of it. And I'll definitely have to do a lot of talking with my parents.

Anyone ever owned one of these? Are these prone to problems?
I don't know that bike, but everyone seems to like dual sports as first bikes, the dent in the tank means you probably won't be too broken up if you drop it, and the price is right. 125cc may be a bit small (how big are you), but on the bright side, it shouldn't be too much for you. Hey, if it was a scooter, that would be a nice sized engine. You'll probably get incredible gas mileage. If you like the style (and you aren't a big guy like me) I don't see any reason it wouldn't make a good starter bike or city bike/short distance commuter.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:25 AM   #3
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Jump on that, man. Just offer him the $700 and be done with it, if you really want it.

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$700 sounds like a great price for that. Don't expect a lot of power, but it will be light and fun.
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But, if you REALLY want the bike, Be Prepared to fork over the $900. Walk up with $700 in one pocket, $100 in another, and $100 in another.
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:26 PM   #6
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He has a title for it, but doesn't know where it is. I still want to atleast go look at it.

But, my parents are still saying no. They think I'm some how safer on my moped. I think I'd feel safer on motorcycle. If somebody starts to merge into me, I can't get out of the way on a moped, going 35, that will take 20-30 seconds to get to 40.
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:36 PM   #7
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I really don't get why people think having your legs together is somehow safer than having them apart... (teehee). But yeah, good luck and I hope you end up getting it!
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Yes, well I had to bite the bullet until I was 18 myself. Stuck on a Honda50. My parents thought is was "safe". Used to borrow a friend's Yamaha80 though. World of difference.
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My fellow moped rider's parents WANT to get him a DS. If he got one, I'd have to take it out for a spin. And my parents wouldn't have a problem with that. But, they would have a problem with me riding almost every day. But, there really is no greater chance from day to day. I could get killed the first time out on a ride or the 1000th time.
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