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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-08-2009, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help me figure out my budget

I have not owned a bike since I got rid of my old Katana about 8 years ago. I want to get riding again(I recently moved from NorCal)
I am looking for a Katana, SV650, ZX7 or something similar.
don't really care about the miles or year as long as it runs good and looks decent.
Any suggestions on budget? I am paying cash as I currently have 2 mortgages and dont want to finance anything else.
I was thinking $3200ish will get me into something decent.
Any input would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-08-2009, 02:55 PM
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3200 gets you into a lot of nice used bikes.

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NorCal.... mmmmmm Sucks that you moved here Which part?
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There are two nice SV's on Craigs list for between $3200-$3500. The red S model would be my choice, and if it's not sold yet, I'd bet you could pick it up for $3000 and use the rest for some good gear!

If I had the cash, I'd be picking up a second one to prep it for a track bike.

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NorCal.... mmmmmm Sucks that you moved here Which part?
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-08-2009, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any suggestions on other models to look at. I liked the Katana because of the Sportbike handling/looks, but more of an upright riding style
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Honda VFR might be a good bike for you if you're looking for something sporty with a more up right body position. Also might want to look into the CBR "F" models as they can be had for pretty good prices as well
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Lake Tahoe
I feel your pain. I grew up in Colorado.

There's a girl who used to hang out with us.... from Placerville. She stuck around for a couple years and is heading back to CA.
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.............but more of an upright riding style
Where did the zx7 fit into that equation?

SV with a body kit and heli bars perhaps?

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I'm on my iPhone so I cannot link. But Auditech from here is selling a really nice SV650. He has it listed in the for sale forum here. If I had the cash, it would be in my garage.
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SV650, Z750S or F4I would seem to fit your requirements. Maybe even an old ZX-6E or ZZR600.

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Any suggestions on other models to look at. I liked the Katana because of the Sportbike handling/looks, but more of an upright riding style
avoid the katana, you can do better
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