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Wanting to get my first bike, seeking advice from the experienced.

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Matts96HB, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    The trick with statefarm is you have to have your car with them. At first they didn't insure bikes unless you had car insurance with them. Now they do insure bikes only but they give you normal insurance pricing for it.

    When you add a car to the policy they give you a major discount its like 50-75% on the bike.

    Call statefarm again and ask them if you insure your car with them what would it be for both the car and bike.

    I currently have 4 cars and 1 bike, 2 with statefarm for the motorcycle insurance and 2 with progressive, if it wasn't for the motorcycle I'd drop statefarm since their car rates are a bit higher. VS progressive.
     
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    Nice.

    So when are you coming down here on your bike so I can spank you on the back roads.
     
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    i had no dirt or street experience and started with a 1980 air cooled single yamaha 250, passed my test at 16 on that bike, then i went to a ninja 250, and then a ninja 600
    the 250 has the fun of a moped, just at a much faster pace
    same deal with the 500 i rode this summer
    granted i was quite a few lbs lighter at 16 than i am now
     
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  4. |Chaz|

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    Old I know, but did you ever get a bike Matt? I would definitely second the SV650. Super awesome powerband. It pulls all the same from the bottom as it does at 90mph. Tops out at 130ish. Suspension is a little soft. But it's fine for a first bike. Get a year of experience on a SV650, do a couple track days. Learn the limits of the bike and then upgrade to a I4 600CC. My SV650 is more than capable enough on the track, the only time I wish I had more power is when I'm getting blown past on the long straights... which is fine because I pass those same people back in the corners. Sooooo much fun!
     
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    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    I never did get one. Mainly due to the fact that I decided to finish school lol
     
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    Bringing this back, I am looking at an 04 SV with 9500 miles on it. Naked, one owner bike. Looks to be in good shape, I should be going to look at it this weekend.

    My question is what is it worth? KBB says 2640 retail, he is asking 2995.

    What do you guys think?
     
  7. awptickes

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    It had better be immaculate if he is asking more than kbb.
     
  8. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I wanted to get a bike this summer. Oh well, maybe next year.
     
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    I've only checked kbb from my phone which doesn't allow me to enter the miles as far as I can see. It does say that the average/expected miles for the year is 18,500 - nearly twice what it has.
     
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    Heading out in the morning to go get it. Beyond excited!
     
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    Awesome Matt! Did you get it? Where are you located at these days?
     
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    I did end up getting it! I'm down in Moscow Idaho, about an hour and a half south of Spokane
     
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    This calss of bike is what I am considering. An old school dirt bike rider of many years myself. These bikes look great.
     
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