How cheap is too cheap?
I've been a lurker for a while and wanted to say it's a great community.
I am new to riding, just passed my MSF and am waiting for my new m-endorsed license to come in the mail. In the meantime I am looking at getting a Ninja 250 -- ideally post-2008.
My question (and maybe this is dumb, so I apologize) is how cheap is too cheap? I've been looking on Craigslist and I see bikes price about what I thought they'd be -- like $2,300 and higher. But I also see some around $1200, $1500. I know that there's obviously going to be a range and that the cheaper models might need work or something, but is there a point at which you should be suspicious because a bike is just *too* cheap? Like, there *must* be something wrong with it?
I've read online about some of the things to look for when buying used, but I guess I am still worried about being a new and being sold a bill of goods...
Anyway, thanks for any advice!