and I have you guys to thank (or blame
) for it. I'm posting this from my back porch because I can't stop looking at it.
Three weeks ago this seemed like just anotherone of my silly/kinda-crazy/maybe-not-so-well-thought-out ideas. But gas is over $3/gallon and my car (or "cage", I like that) has done nothing but **** me off for the past few months. Don't get me wrong, I love my Audi, and there's nothing I'd rather drive to the mountain in the winter, but they can be hell on a DIY budget when they get older. So I thought I would search the internet and see what is out there for small, entry level, dual purpose bikes. I've wanted one foryears, but never really got serious about it until now.That search led me here, the rest, as they say, is history.
Okay, so here are the details for anyone whomight be in the market right now.I think I got afair deal, I didn't take them and they didn't take me. YMMV. Bear with me, I'm doing this for the benefit of potential future KLX 250 owners.
2006 KLX 250S
1,429 miles on the clock
To my untrained eye, the bike is in very near mint condition
100% stock, no mods that I could tell
The price on the showroom tag was $3,950
The price on the dealer'swebsite was $3,685
NADA average retail is $3,530 (NADA assumes mileageof ~3,000)
I pointed all of this out and we settled on:
$3,550 sale price. Not bad, IMO.
$213 tax (6% in VT)
$37 registration fee
$25"document fee"(yeah, that's kind of BS)
$3,825 out the door for the bike
I also got a 30 day 50/50 warranty (they cover the labor, we split the parts)
10% off all parts and accessories for 2 years
I also bought a helmet (Vega, the same one deej has) and a pair of Fox Dirtpaws gloves (sorry Iowaguy, I was going to buy yours) for $104total.
All in, everything I needed to ride the bike home including the $7 DMV license exam fee (I passed that last week): $3,936.
Just under my $4,000 limit.
If you made it this far, you might as well stay for the pics.
I think I'll be buying a new rear tire sooner than I originally thought
Now, some questions:
What's this thing hanging down? The Vermonter in me wants to milk it.
And what's this knobby looking thing just below the choke?
Thanks everyone, and happy riding![/align]