New rider needs help on craigslist? (L.A.) - Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-23-2013, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1
Question New rider needs help on craigslist? (L.A.)

So I found this listing on craigslist:

It's a 2009 Kawasaki ninja 250, all black and all stock with some scratches on the side fairings. He listed it as "3200 obo) but I managed to knock down the price to $2700.
You think it's a good deal considering the location is in Los Angeles and it's nearing winter?

I contacted the seller, and we're planning to meet at a local repair shop next week so I can get a mech check it out too. But since I'm new to motorcycles and I don't know anyone who knows them either, I want to know your guys' opinions.

ayoitselaine is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-24-2013, 10:52 AM
Senior Member
BoBo's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NorCal
Posts: 119
That's a KILLER DEAL. Assuming that the bike is roughly 3k and not 30k. Make sure there is nothing wrong with it. That bike might be gone next week.

1.Check the title if it matches to the vin located above the gas tank. Make sure the title is clean.
2.check the frame if it has minor bends, areas with paint flake or spot paint.
3.ride it, make sure there are no wobbles or vibrations.

If minor stuff is worn such as :

So what, it's cheap to replace. $2700 is a steal.

If you end up meeting the seller and the bike was actually 30k, just walk away.

2. VW RABBIT 2.5
3. 08 Ninja 250R Track Prepared

Last edited by BoBo; 11-24-2013 at 11:06 AM.
BoBo is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 01:12 PM
Senior Member
tadster00's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 917
You could always have the mechanic do a quick inspection and ride it. Then he could tell you if anything's wrong and give you a quote if something is wrong.

100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3
tadster00 is offline  
Sponsored Links


craigslist, rider

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome