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Offline JBMFT

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300-500 CC Bike for Newbie
« on: June 13, 2019, 10:08:06 PM »
Hello folks! I have a friend who has been bit by the bug and is looking for a 300-500cc bike to learn on that won't break the bank. He has taken the MSF course and invested in some decent safety gear. All he needs is a good bike.

I looked at the Swap Meet board and didn't see anything that fit the bill but thought maybe someone would have a gently used bike that fit the description in their garage that they might be on the fence about selling.

Anyone got something? Many thanks in advance!

Offline Moto Guzzi

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Re: 300-500 CC Bike for Newbie
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 11:03:20 AM »
A friend is wanting to sell his 2002 SV650S.  Maybe a bit more than what they are looking for though.  Comes with a new set of tires (Pirelli Angel GT's)that have not been mounted.  Let me know if they are interested and I will put you in touch.

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Re: 300-500 CC Bike for Newbie
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 01:28:07 PM »
@kylepeterson may have a DRZ for sale in a week!
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Re: 300-500 CC Bike for Newbie
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2019, 06:34:17 PM »
would he want a drz ?

what's his price range ?

just give 'er the berries !

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Re: 300-500 CC Bike for Newbie
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2019, 10:57:18 PM »
would he want a drz ?

what's his price range ?

I am not sure if that would fit the bill. He is more interested in cruisers and standards.
I think his budget is $2000-2500.

Offline Moto Guzzi

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Re: 300-500 CC Bike for Newbie
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 01:32:06 PM »
The SV owner is asking $2200.  Definitely not a cruiser or standard though! lol.

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Re: 300-500 CC Bike for Newbie
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 04:29:02 PM »
if not an S model the SV is very much a standard in my opinion.   The powerband may be a bit too torquey for a newbie though.... depends on the fellows internal limiter.