Hi everyone, I need your opinion on the 1983 Yamaha SRX 250. I'm considering getting this bike as my first bike, and the owner is asking for $1250. I'm going to go check out the bike tomorrow and was wondering if anyone has any experience with this bike or any other SRX's.
It's a grey bike, originally from Atlas, and the owner has had it for 4 years, and the only problem he's had is that he had to rewind the stater with new copper last year, which cost $350 to do ... I've heard stories about Atlas, but since this bike's been running for the last 4 years with only the stater problem I figure it's ok. I'm going to take it to Imperial or BK to get it checked out before I hand over the cash.
I'd prefer to get a 250 ninja but I've had no luck finding an older one for ~$2000.
Any help would be appreciated
Add: 1983 Yamaha SRX 250 (asking $1250) vs 1987 Kawasaki Ninja 600, maybe GPZ, owner wasn't clear (asking $1800)
on one hand, the SRX is grey and from atlas, but it is half the insurance of the 600.. also the SRX is lighter and should be easier to handle for a beginner.. SRX is also cheaper but Ninja would be easier to get parts for.