Thinking of getting a motorcycle - Paintball Forum - Paintball guns and gear forums

Reply

Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 28
Thinking of getting a motorcycle

Well at the moment I own a '96 blazer and I love it, it has it problems but nothing serious that I can't work around. Only problem is, its a gas whore and I'm joining the military. Now this would be fine with me as I don't travel a lot but even in small time traveling, I use a lot of gas in such a short time. Well I've always wanted a bike but never had the time nor courage to convince my parents into letting me get one. Well I decided now that it is a good choice. Only thing is, all the one on my local Craigslist, while are nice, are not what I'm looking for(2 to 5 grand for a Harley and such) while my interest is just to get a sport bike such as a Kawasaki Ninja. I contacted a dealer and he told me that for a Ninja 250R I'm looking at about 4495 and for a Ninja 650 about 7495. They don't seem like horrible deals and he told me for payments, it about 100-200 a month, which I can manage well enough. My only question is, should I get one?

I've never been to a dealer myself, always bought used. At the moment I go to school as a senior and after I graduate, I will be going into the military shortly after. I want this to be a bike I can have for a long term, save some money with gas and in the end, still have a bad ass bike. I won't be getting rid of the blazers as I will use that for long travels(Unless the dealer will let me trade it for a bike but I doubt he will).

Anyways, as the above question asked, should I go talk to the dealer and see about buying a bike?

P.S. I don't have my motorcycle license but plan to if I do make the choice.
Discombobula is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old April 3rd, 2012, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bobide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: STL
Posts: 11,482
If you're going to buy a used bike, buy in the winter. Nobody is riding as much and will sell for less.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, 14" Macdev Matchstick, Kila Drive, Zentriam Valve, ICDU ram, CCM no-rise, Sonic lpr



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
[/CENTER]
bobide is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobide View Post
If you're going to buy a used bike, buy in the winter. Nobody is riding as much and will sell for less.
I was looking to buy new for my first bike.

Last edited by Discombobula; April 3rd, 2012 at 08:41 PM..
Discombobula is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
Authoritah!
 
martix_agent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 23,645
Buying int he winter is SMART. Start with a 250cc because it's not very powerful and you can learn more easily.
there's a hihg chance you WILL lay it down, so don't get something fancy
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
martix_agent is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by martix_agent View Post
Buying int he winter is SMART. Start with a 250cc because it's not very powerful and you can learn more easily.
there's a hihg chance you WILL lay it down, so don't get something fancy
I don't go to boot camp till September, so I'm thinking I'll just wait till I'm out of that and in my A-school area to actually buy the bike and if I'm right, the military has a free program to get certified to drive a motorcycle lol.

I meant to say I'm buying new.
Discombobula is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
I was saving that bacon
 
toXic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 7,177
Blog Entries: 1
A lot of places give you the drivers school/training if you buy a bike. I know a lot of places around here does it anyway.
__________________
I had to change from Wesley's sig and avatar. I was tired of Medic and Doomsydaisy sending me nudes
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
toXic is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 28
Would it be worth while to go to a dealership and check it out?
Discombobula is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2012, 09:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
I was saving that bacon
 
toXic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 7,177
Blog Entries: 1
Yea, just ask around and see if they have the schools and stuff, check prices, and figure out what you want to buy before you actually buy something.


Also ask about incentives and stuff, a few weeks ago Suzuki had a great deal, $1000 off most bikes, and yamaha always has something.


When you do buy the bike, if you do it right they will give you free stuff or great deals on extras. When we bought our last trail bike they gave us a free helmet and gloves then sold us another +$100 helmet for $50.
__________________
I had to change from Wesley's sig and avatar. I was tired of Medic and Doomsydaisy sending me nudes
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
toXic is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2012, 09:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
Administrator
 
1337's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 13,027
Never buy a new motorcycle for your first one. Ever. That's just plain stupid!

I bought my first bike for $3900 in 2008 sold it in 09 for $4200. Used bikes have awesome resale my last CBR I just sold two months ago I had $1700 into it sold it for $2200. Sell your Blazer and use cash. Full coverage insurance is going to absolutely rape you if you're unmarried and under 25 years old or have a lot of tickets. I had liability for $17 a month on my first one and I was only 18 years old. Comprehensive with a $500 deductible was only ~40 a month and that is a necessity if your bike sleeps outside.

Seriously buy used and save the money for adequate gear and safety training. That will go a much longer way then spending the change on a brand new flashy bike that will lose 10%+ of its retail as soon as you ride it off the lot. And for the record, buying used motorcycles is completely different then buying a used car. It is a lot less nerve-racking and stressful.
1337 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2012, 09:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 28
If I remember right, they had a deal where they were giving 300 off a new bike purchase. I'd love to get a free helmet out of it :s!
I'd love to buy a bike now and be able to show it off at school but I'm not sure whether it'd be a wise choice or not but I'll check it out and see what happens. It all really depends on how payments go. I go to boot camp in about 5 month, I'll be working for about 4 1/2 of those, making about 800 a month, minus about 600 or 700 of that for car/bike/gas payments and insurance(The car is payed off). I'm not sure what I'll be charged for motorcycle insurance, I did a quote and for the bare min. it was 58 a month but I don't think that'd be wise.

Also have to remember that for 2 or 3 month, I'll be going with out income and in A school, I'll be on an allowance I believe, not an actual salary.

The reason I don't want to buy used is I won't have the money up front, it'd be a easy down payment then the rest be paid off over a period of time. I'd probably have to go to a pawn if I want to buy used or if the dealership has a used bike for sale, which I doubt.
Discombobula is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2012, 10:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 28
I've decided to go to a dealer tomorrow and look at what they have. I think I'm going to go with a 250r, I would love to get a 650 but 250r are cheaper and if in the end I do decide to upgrade, it'll be a cheap upgrade and I can resell the thing.
Discombobula is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 4th, 2012, 03:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 28
Well instead of getting a ninja, I got a Honda Rebel, I traded my blazer in for 1000 down and pay 150 a month now for it. I told them I'll get it once I get my license, which I'll hopefully have in a week or two depending on work.
Discombobula is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 05:50 AM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Discombobula View Post
Well instead of getting a ninja, I got a Honda Rebel, I traded my blazer in for 1000 down and pay 150 a month now for it. I told them I'll get it once I get my license, which I'll hopefully have in a week or two depending on work.
A good choice! Good luck getting your license and ride safely!
I was going to buy a bike too but I'm still thinking which one I should pick. I'm considering to buy a used one as an option as well.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Maxine is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
Huge Car Guy
 
teamwelnick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 199
As stupid are motorcycles are, don't buy a fancy one because you will wreck your first almost guaranteed. But dude, they're so dangerous.
__________________
~Christian Paintballer~

Quote:
If it's good enough for a glock, it can probably withstand paintball.

Proto Rail '11
Smart Parts Ion
teamwelnick is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc. Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1