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Finally, found some EX500 in my area and I'm just wondering what are you thinking.

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http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/266269803.html

Summary. 2003, 15k miles, but recent 12k service, bold rear tire, never in accident, clean title, currently reg, has all receipts for the work done. Price 2007

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--Alex--
 
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Just from looking at the photos it looks pretty good.

Looks all stock which is good - this means the previous owner didn't fart around with it and mess it up.

I bought my wife's 2002 with 4500 miles for $2600.

Read about how to check out a used bike and then.... check it out.
 

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Thanks for the input. I'm going to check the bike this weekend with a friend.

hollywood said:
Take the two grand and put a down payment on a new bike and save
yourself the headache.
I agree with you but see I'm from Europe and the credit thing is none existent. Also I do not want to spent 5K+ for a first bike cuz I know that it will drop it at least once (I'm a noob)

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How about telling the guy, in writing, that if it passes inspection by a mechanic of YOUR choice you'll buy it if (take your pick):
A) He repairs any safety/drivability flaws
B) He drops the price sufficient to repair the flaws
C) If you're willing to do the labor... he pays for the (brand name?) parts to fix it
D) other ideas???

AND... if it doesn't pass inspection and he's not willing to do any of the above, then he pays for the inspection (he'd have to put it in the shop in his name on his credit).
 
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Seeing as how it's only a four year old kawasaki, I don't think he should have any issues with the bike. Of course there are obvious things that would cause issues such as improper break in or complete negligence of maintenance. My ninja is 10 years old, had average maintenance, and sat in a backyard for ~1year, and it runs just fine.

If the guy seems like he was ok to the bike, and he is willing to sign the agreement mentioned earlier, I'd say go for it!
 

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Lucky#13 said:
MOST(key word) of the time is pretty obvious if the bike was used or just abused ;)
I would agree with this. I went to look at 3-4 of these bikes before I picked mine. MOST of the time, you can tell. Make sure that the guy starts it up cold after you get there. Bikes that have trouble starting cold would be a sign to walk away. Other than that, try to get a test ride, and if it feels good, buy it!
 

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The guy did not have any problems me to take the bike to a mechanic. Everything checked fine. So I got it especially when he dropped the price. So its mine ;D ;D ;D Yeah it has couple of scratches here and there but its fine cuz I know I will scratch it a bit more (noob).

I will take some pics tomorrow and post them I wanna wash her a little more ;D

Thanks for all your advices and especially the website for all the tips. You made me part of your community.

--Alex--
 
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