first bike, is this wise?

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by apathy, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. apathy

    apathy Guest

    buy a shitty $300 bike in any condition, as long as its common (ie common parts) and I get a manual, and repair it myself in order to learn basic bike mechanics?

    also, to get some riding experience before I buy something huge and gutsy

    I know the second bit is wise, but is the first?
     
  2. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Are you mechanically inclined? (Do you do your own car repairs, etc?)
    If so, it's a good idea. If not, don't bother. I did the same thing when I was about 13-14. Bike never ran.
     
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    carb with any old bike will be an issue. Prob best to buy something that actually runs. If its a difference between buyin a $300 Seca that doesn't run to payin $500 for one that does. Remember that the parts themselves will cost you money, not alot but every little bit adds to your purchase cost.
     
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    $300 might be too little.. just my opinion but to do it cheaply, i would want a bike that runs perfect mechanically that maybe has a little cosmetic damage or something.. i would also want something that has some kick.. i know this is a lot more than what you were looking to spend but i've seen older sv650's for about $2000 now which are a great buy IMO..
     

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