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Hello everyone,
I have been reading around and this place seems to have a tight-nit community! That is what made me join, o, and alos the iPhone app.

I do not own a ninja yet, but come this spring/summer I will. I have taken the MSF course (last summer) and been itching to buy a bike ever since. I live in Rochester NY, but originally from NYC.

Once I get my bike I will be posting pics and you better believe I will be posting question/concerns! I will return in due time.

Thanks and read you guys/gals around.
 

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As soon as I can I will post a pic and possible mods. Right now I'm thinking leaving it stock until I learn what mods is worth time & money!

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Glad to be here black boar! But will be more glad when I get my baby ninja!

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Hey Yall! Here's a pic of the bike I hope to purchase! It seems that finding a used green Kawi is a bit more tough than originally thought. I might have to try and buy one from the dealer ... but I rather save some cash and buy person-person, what's your opinion?

As for mods, like I mentioned in one of my last posts ... I am not sure which mods would benefit me. I definitely want frame sliders, spoolers, tank guard and K&N filer for starters.
 

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If you're experienced at buying vehicles, buying from a private party is a reasonable option, and usually cheaper than from a dealership, however, if you can get a dealership to sell you a used bike with say 30-day warranty or something like that, you odds of getting a good bike increases - that is, if you don't know what to look for in a used vehicle.... Great choice BTW, except for the green. :p

Welcome to NN, I'm jealous of your iPhone, the Droid app isn't out yet.
 

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Thanks for the advise. It seems the green here in Roc, NY isn't exactly popular either. Ill take what ever I can at the end of the day. The way things look though ... June will be the purchasing month. My wife and I are closing on the sale of our house and will apartment live for a few months. We were fortunate enough to reduce cc debt ad get a new construction home. I think we take possession some time late may early June.

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Welcome Nef, great to see that your priorities are straight!
Look forward to see your own pics when you get the bike!
 

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Thanks for the words of encouragement zandit and thanks for the warm welcome delta107.

As owners you can imagine my urge to get one even more now that I have to wait. But it's the right move. If it is meant to be it will be!

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Just sulk around until your girl cracks!! Worked for me with both bikes!!! :p
 

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Welcome to the ROC!! I'm running a 05 636, blue with a few mods. I love it. There are a few fun places to ride here in town but if you go down south to Danville there are a lot of clean twisty roads to blast around on. It's a great day trip.
 

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I'll hit you back up to get specifics once I get my ninja purchased, thanks for the info.

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I will be getting a 250. As for new or used - I'm still debating. I am debating because recently my wife mentioned to me she is now interested in riding with me. So, this purchase will end up being a learner for both of us, then she will keep that ninja and I will upgrade.

I'm trying to see if funds allow a new 250, if it doesn't I will search for a used. My wife loves the white or blue. We will not find one new with those color choices-so if she is serious and she wants a white or blue it'll be used. TBC ( to be continued) she's in Canacun with my son and mother in law.

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Used 250's are all over the place. They are also a great bike to start on. If you guys do not know how to ride or are pretty new to it I suggest taking the course at MCC. They take you from start to finish. All you need is a bike and a permit. At the end they work with the DMV and give you a road test and then your license if you pass. At least that is what I was told through the grape vine. My gf is signing up for this summers class. As far as the 250 watch on Craig's list. People buy them for a starter bike and then move on to something else the next year so there are plenty out there. If you get a new one the retain their value really well.
 

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Thanks Adesio, I am currently endorsed. I took the MSF course in Aug of 2011. Now it's my wife's turn. I have not touched a bike since the class though. Thanks also for posting on my newer thread 'new rider next steps'.

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