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This is my first time buying a motorcycle and i have never bought anything like a car or anything else. Nothing that can't be bought without money and a cashier. Can somebody please take me through the steps? I also want to get the car inspected by a professional, do you guys know a shop that does that sort of thing?
 

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first, buy used, buy in the winter and preferably buy something that you do not mind damaging

If i were to start all over again i would go to brad at chopshop and get a rebuild.

The best shop for checking the bike out for you (it iwll cost you 60 bux or so) is 5th gear. They treat their loyal customers extremely well and can provide you with hookups for nice good quality fair priced gear.

5th gear: http://www.5thgear.ca/
chop shop: http://www.thechopshopcycle.com/

you may wanna go drive to chopshop and checkout the selection. 5th gear has bikes too, and really nice husky motards.
 

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find the bike you want, that suits you..... get on top of it, and fall in love at first sight
ask for promotions...warranties....etc.
get your certified cheque ready, pay the dude... the insurance guy will come...... pay him for full year, as you can cancel anytime and it's cheaper or so..... get license plates and insurance sticker.... stick it up on your bike.... go buy your gear..... helmet snug fit, jacket, rain gear, pants, gloves, and maybe heated vest.... ride off safe

as for the price, always remember to budget... for gears and insurance and taxes.
9999 bike..... ended up making me pay for like 14000-15000

and get a disc lock
 

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as for the price, always remember to budget... for gears and insurance and taxes.
9999 bike..... ended up making me pay for like 14000-15000

and get a disc lock
You could do what you did and get ripped off, or you could buy a year 2003 and up rebuild 3000-6000 out the door.

As a beginer, unless you shit monies, dont buy new bike, there is nothing wrong with most rebuilds
 

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Fore sure lots of good bikes out there sv650,ex500,600f2,f3,f4. yzf600 to name a few for around the 4 k mark , and you get some nice upgrades lots of time . leak down or compression test for most high km. machines, have fun and ride safe (buy lots of good gear )please.
 

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You could do what you did and get ripped off, or you could buy a year 2003 and up rebuild 3000-6000 out the door.

As a beginer, unless you shit monies, dont buy new bike, there is nothing wrong with most rebuilds
Gotta agree with Mascu. Include in your budget for the gear, taxes and insurance. 14% tax is a huge chunk of money not to consider. Insurance will cost you at least another grand.

Be smart with chosing your gear. You don't have to pay big bucks for a good helmet, lots of places have good helmets at reasonable prices. Just make sure you get a properly approved helmet.
 

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I'm sorry guys but i meant to say i am buying a used bike but i want to know how to deal with the paper work and etc. Do you think 5th gear delivers?
 

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the paperwork is simple. you get a transfer paper, fill in some basic info, get the ownership slip and pay the guy. then you go to the insurance office and say i want to transfer this bike into my name, pay him 28 bucks and PST on the bike (or if it gets gifted no taxes) and then put some insurance on it, go get it and ride away.

5th gear does do pick up and delivery i believe. but like i said, if your interested come look at my bike, its ready to go. hell after sitting for 3 weeks it started up first try, cant beat that for a 92
 

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Ok thanks guys. But is the seller suppose to have the transfer paper and other papers or am i suppose to get it and if so, where? Thanks.
 

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For gear you can overpay for shoei racing helmet (1000+) or you can buy equivalent AGV racing helmet for 1/3rd price.

Buy new equipment but shop around. With top of the line equipment you can buy them for much less than you would expect.

also people are right to warn you about tickets, you will get them. You will also undoubtedly encounter about 600-1000 a year motorcycle maintainance cost.
 

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Ok thanks guys. The seller should have the registration paper and then i check the VIN number can someone please tell me where that is because i don't know where a bike's VIN number is. Then i pay the guy and go to an autoplan broker and fill out the transfer pay some fees and PST and i'm done?
 

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the vin will be on the ownership slip. you can cross reference with the tag that is stamped onto the frame. i believe the autoplan ppl can do a vin check for you for a fee (check for leins, damage reports etc) and then your all set
 
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