I’m not heading down until after work around 6:30.
I continually peruse Bay Area Craig’s List just to keep an eye on what’s happening with prices.For those of you who scan the bike ads, are you finding that bikes are more scarce, and that prices are much higher than normal?
The Chicago market has never been 'bargain basement', but prices are very high right now, and inventory is scarce to say the least.
There's a saying in the word of firearms....the greatest safety device is your trigger finger.....
But I something that hasn’t changed is exactly what @ducatiman just mentioned. I am a beginner, and I definitely don’t need anything near the world’s greatest performance machine. The plan is to get something practical that handles well, and ISN’T too fast, so I can spend some time honing my rider skills. And then eventually yes, sell it and get something bigger, probably.
I think it's great you walked away to think about it - and good to see you consistently like the bike and feel it's a good fit for you. $1400 is not bad for this time of year and the condition, new rear tire, battery, etc. I hope you go for it!Honestly, I really do think the Zephyr was exactly the kind of bike I should be considering right now.
oh yes !! I well remember an old mate drooling over a CBX1100 he had to have one. couldn't get that bike out of his head. so he saved up and bought one. a dream come true. he only kept it 3 months though. why well it took that long to accumulate enough speeding fines to lose his licence. no licence. he lost his job could not get another without it. so the bike was sold to keep him going. be careful what you wish for you may just get it.i'll submit outright weight IS a reality, a practical, pertinent major consideration while speed/HP secondary within the perspective of learning....in a land of 55/65 speed limits.