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      02-07-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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Mods or a bike....

Hey guys,

Would you rather save/spend money on mods or would you rather get a bike?

I'm really close to dropping around 2k on a intake and exhaust. But I've been thinking for a bike for sometime now. Debating between the two and I'm stuck, so wondering what other bike owners/modders would say. Looking at a Ninja 500, it'll be my first bike. Want to buy something new under 6k, ya i know some will recommend against a new bike cuz it'll definitely get scratched, what not. But I really don't want anything used, plus it's a good size for a starter bike + I'm only 5'8 and small frame. I've tested other bikes as well and i think the CBR600 is probably the biggest i can sit nicely in, but it costs too much for a new. I'm thinking i'll probably keep the bike for 2-3 years before upgrading something better after i get a better hang of riding.

So let me know what you would do, get the mods, or save it up for a bike.
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      02-07-2010, 11:48 AM   #2
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I would get a Suzuki SV, good starter bike that you won't out grow as fast as the Kawi 500.
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      02-07-2010, 12:24 PM   #3
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Get a bike, enjoy your car, mod later...
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yeah, i did the motorcycle thing. I would say put it in the car.

OR, buy a real bike...the kind with pedals. I'm having WAY more fun on my road bike then the sport bike.
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      02-08-2010, 02:51 AM   #8
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yeah, i did the motorcycle thing. I would say put it in the car.

OR, buy a real bike...the kind with pedals. I'm having WAY more fun on my road bike then the sport bike.
0-60 in never vs 0-60 3 seconds
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Seeing as an intake and exhaust won't do much performance-wise for a 328xi I would definitely save up for the bike.
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Save your money and don't buy new. Those Japanese bikes are nearly bullet proof. You'd be happy with even an early 90's CBR 600.
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Save your money and don't buy new. Those Japanese bikes are nearly bullet proof. You'd be happy with even an early 90's CBR 600.
idk, i've never been a fan of used things. especially not knowing what previous owner has done to it, it'll drive me crazy.

but thanks for the replies everyone
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Get an SV650. Way better than the Ninja 500.
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      02-08-2010, 01:58 PM   #13
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Kawi EX500 = Perfect starter bike.
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i've hit 50's going down a hill. Cycling isn't for everyone, but I love it.


And +1 on buying used. You'll regret not doing this when you decide to sell the bike.
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