|…and then there was one.|
The Ninja was gone in six days, sold the first weekend I had it up for sale. If you’re looking to move your bike, prep it for spring and wait for the temperatures to promise spring, you’ll have a quick sale.
I was asking $3900, but figured it would need some work done to safety, so I had a $500 cushion in there. It went for $3200 as is, no extra cost on my part. I’m happy with that, I bought it for $3500 safetied two years ago and put four thousand miles on it.
I’ve spent the last couple of days putting time into the Concours, getting it ready for launch…
I need to put some miles on this bike so I can begin believing that I can trust it. I took it around the block today to warm up the final drive before changing out the fluid – that’s the last fluid change on the bike, everything is new and synthetic now.
|Around the block to warm up the final drive oil, and now it’s changed with synthetic. First time in that new jacket and
helmet too. Both feel like quality compared to the bargain basement stuff I started with.
I’m still wandering around online looking at a very different second bike. The KLX250 is on my short list now after seeing that one with a big bore kit. We did our bike course on Yamaha 250s and I loved how light and flickable they were. Having a small enduro would be the night and day difference I’d be looking for in having two bikes, not to mention it’d be very cheap to run. If I had five grand laying about, I’d chuck it at a new one.
I suspect the Concours will need more TLC than the Ninja did, but if it turns out to be pretty bullet proof, a second bike with character could be this interesting ‘70s Yamaha. I’d be able to get my scrambler vibe on with that!