should i get this?
I went and looked at the bike today and cosmetically it isn't great, cracked fairing and scratching, windshield is broken on one end...looks like it was probably set down, but there are no deep parallel scratches so I don't think the bike was moving when that happened. Starts and runs pretty good(need to hold throttle open for a couple seconds on start up), shifts fine without a problem, and looks like mechanically it has been at least decently maintained, could use a couple things like rear tire, regular stuff like that.
Guy was asking 1k for it, and I got him down to around 850, and I might be able to get him down to 800, which I feel is pretty decent for a bike that's running well (haven't seen a ninja 250r in my area for less than $1500 in running order). Has ~21k on it.
This will be my first bike so I'm hesitant on pulling the trigger.
My issue though is this. He claimed it bought it from his friend (~1 yr ago) who signed the title, but the guy didn't sign it himself and hasn't done so or bothered registering in the past year he's had it. He says he just keeps getting temp tags from someone he knows. He says that I can just sign the title and take it to the DMV without a problem. Vins match up between the bike and title and the title is clean. While this might be shady/illegal on his part, will I be okay? I just don't want to run into trouble when I try to register it in KS.
Another thing that considered me was there was a small area of rust starting on the gas tank in the corner on the outside. Is this a big deal or can I just sand it down and paint over it?