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Dude that's awesome however, Portland on the other side of the country... I'm in jersey...

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Seems pretty good. I have seen a lot of ussd ones go for 3500 here.
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That's going to be a lot of fun.

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Dude that's awesome however, Portland on the other side of the country... I'm in jersey...

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Eldiablo07, you gotta start being honest with yourself. Never buy a beginner a new bike, NEVER! Do her the favour, and send her to a track day with the monetary difference.

We all have what my mother called "milk money", and my dad referred to as "mad money," this is non-household funds. This is my non-discretionary money that pays for my carbon fibre habit, for my dyno-tuning, for my rearsets, for my new helmet, for the bike's tires, track days + motels if I'm at a track day that's beyond a reasonable drive, etc.

If she's all pissy about going with the EX250, find one for sale, Craigslist, dealer, etc. Let her know that is what you are willing to put in, if she wants a new 300, let her know she's gotta come up with the difference out of her mad money account. It's damn easy to want the top shelf stuff when one personally has no investment in it.

My feeling on the matter is: if she is unwilling to poney-up for the ante, she really is not interested in riding; she is only interested in keeping an eye on you when you go for a ride. I realise this is a very flammable topic to entertain. But women & men think/behave quite differently. If she wants to enter your world, then she has to be willing to experience it just as you do. I bet you don't go to her for money to buy new bike tires, an integrated tail assembly and fender eliminator, now do you. Likewise she's not coming to you for new pumps, mani-pedi, or hair clips, does she?

This is only one old guy's views who has been happily married for nearly 25 years. Bike stuff and household stuff (mortgage, SUV-etc. payment, family vacations, dining out etc) need to be separate. Both of you will be vastly happier if they are.

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There's a scraped up Ninja 300 here for under 2k. Get something like that. Is this for her or you? Don't buy her a bike. She can buy her own if she really wants to ride. Riding a motorcycle isn't just a small hobby, it really can be life or death.

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Thank you all for your advice and replies. We eneded up getting a 09 ninja 250 got a good deal on it. Something for her to learn to ride on. And something for me to learn carbs on.

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Thank you all for your advice and replies. We eneded up getting a 09 ninja 250 got a good deal on it. Something for her to learn to ride on. And something for me to learn carbs on.

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The 08+ is a good choice. Previous to 08, they had VERY soft suspension, like riding a quick La-z-boy chair. The 08 is much better, gives improved confidence cornering and better braking performance.

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The 08+ is a good choice. Previous to 08, they had VERY soft suspension, like riding a quick La-z-boy chair. The 08 is much better, gives improved confidence cornering and better braking performance.
Ya, I rode it home and found it slot of fun. Definitely needs a tune up. But it's so bible much more than my zx6r

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Got the 250r jetted and tuned for full exhaust and k&n filter. Thing pulls pops and has is a lot of fun. Need tires and she'll be perfect.

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