There's a brand new GS500 on sale for $3,700 at the local bike dealership

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by VBGOD, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. VBGOD

    VBGOD Guest

    :bigthumb: Very tempting. :o

    It's about a $600 discount. This leads me to my question. Is there such thing as a good time to buy a bike? Winter time perhaps?
  2. DuffMan

    DuffMan Guest

    You'll want something faster after a month. Get what you really want.

    Just my $.02
  3. Suparslinc

    Suparslinc Member

    Jul 28, 2001
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    St. Louis
    I hope your factoring in tax, title, freight, fluids... with all the crap they tack on that $600 discount is going to disappear quickly. Buy used is what I say.
  4. VBGOD

    VBGOD Guest

    True. :(
  5. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

    Apr 17, 2001
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    That's pretty dumb advice. No new rider has any business being on a Hayabusa. Even if you manage to survive the initial ride home, you won't learn shit on that thing.

    Herb, anything more than $1500 for a GS500E is too much, IMO. :) Especially since you'll be finished and ready to move up in about six months.

    If I were you, I'd figure out where some of the local sport biker hangouts are and when they gather. Try to find some of the more responsible ones and have a chat with them. Some of them may want to blow you off as a wannabe or whatever, you don't want to talk to them, as a rider I don't even want to talk to guys like that.

    When you find some good people start asking what they think would be good for a beginner and how you could find one used for a decent price. Chances are they'll know where to look and can possibly help you out
  6. VBGOD

    VBGOD Guest


    That's the plan. I don't intend on getting a fast bike right away. Although it would seem cool, but I value my life way too much. :o I still have another 2 months before I get my bike though. (The latest course is October 18). Until then, I'll keep an eye out.

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