i have posted this before before the Sport bike category got deleted and i cant find any of the old posts. anyway.... I have about $4k to spend on a bike. I have never ridden before and i am takign MSF course May 3rd. I would like to get a bike before then and just hold it so i can start right away when im dont with course. After listenign to some advice, i have decided that gettign a new bike would not be in my best interests. I am basically goign to try and get a used 600cc bike (1995-1999).... i know nothing about one bike vs. another and i was told to get Honda or Yamaha..... I am starting the lookign process and was wondering if there is anythign i shoudl specifically look for? Is it better to buy from dealer or private seller? Anythign else you guys can tell me woudl be greatly appreciated.