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Hey all, Yet another newbie!

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by zero_cool1, May 13, 2008.

  1. Hey All!
    my names Brad, I live on the Central Coast in NSW
    I guess i've been into bikes for a fair while now
    ridden alot at friends places, and now finally taking the plunge and getting my own.

    I went off and checked out a few bikes today
    found one at a dealer
    and no it wasn't a CBR-250, can't stand them hehe
    I was looking at bang for dollar and also practicality
    and I came across a Suzuki Across (96 mod), I had a sit around on it, started it, moved through the gears on the spot and it seemed okay but obviously can't really tell till I actually ride it, it has been resprayed in purple flake, it has been dropped before from what I can see as there are scrape marks on the mirror and left hand side pegs, dealer said he could do a deal of 3.5k for me
    that includes the Bike, new chain, new battery, new tyres as the current ones on it are crap and down to the limit, 6 months rego + new helmet, jacket & gloves.

    It seems okay with everything thats coming with it
    however i'm hunting around at the moment to see if i can get an independant inspection done on it to make sure i'm not getting taken for a ride.

    i'm booked in to do the pre-learner course again for the 2nd time around since I let the last one lapse in 2 weeks time, if I pass that then possibly its off to the dealership to sign some paperwork

    Does anybody know of a place on the central coast that may be able to do a proper inspection on this bike?

    Cheers all

  2. Welcome Aboard Brad !
    and Congrats on the bike..
    I can't help you, but I'm sure a few here from your neck of the woods will steer you in the right direction.
  3. Welcome!

    Sounds like a fair deal if it's in good nick...

    Let us know if you get it :grin:
  4. well an update
    I ended up purchasing a ZZR-250
    the across was very dodgy
    oh by the way, now that this account is working (it wasn't before)
    the zero_cool1 account can be deleted :)

    I'm happy with it, fuel economy is okay
    Power is lacking hehe but i'll deal with that

    I'll be a lurker around here for a while :)