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Old 06-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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Virginia to California on a Ninja 250

Hey guys,

I'm thinking of buying a first gen Ninja 250(or perhaps 500 if I find a good enough deal) to ride across the country(VA to CA) and then fly back. I am hoping to pre-arrange a buyer to sell the Ninja when I get to California. Any potential flaws you can see in this plan? Of course, I'd fully represent the bike and the trip to the potential buyer. I'd hope the buyer could be a fellow inmate for a no BS deal :) I plan on buying cheap and selling cheap to give the buyer a good deal as well. I'd say ~$1500 to spend on the bike

Anyone had experience with this kind of endeavor? I suppose I could always do the opposite, and pre-arrange a bike to buy on the west coast and ride back - but that could present its own challenges. I'd love to ride to CA and back, but I'm working with roughly 10 days of vacation time.

As far as bike choices, I'm pretty set on the Ninja 250 or 500. Both can be bought cheap, and having owned 3 Ninja 250's I feel comfortable that the ergonomics will suit me.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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Due to California's strict emissions rules, some buyers are cautious of out of state bikes. Make sure the bike you buy has a factory installed sticker that clearly says "California Approved" or "50 State Approved", and you bring the title with you. It shouldn't be a problem with the bikes you are looking at, but many people remove those stickers causing registration problems down the road.
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