Well, after renting a nighthawk for awhile and lining up a sweet deal on a KLX 250 SF that the dealership destroyed, its time to look at bikes again.
Here are the bikes I'm looking at:
'98 Bandit 600. 11k miles, 1 owner, clean, records, $2500 http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/1738737451.html
'00 Katana 750. 20k miles, slight marks, few records, $2800 http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/1739308313.html
'07 Ninja 250. 3k miles, 1 owner, scratches, $2300 http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/1733750282.html
Also looked at '01 SV650 for $3k at dealer, but it has a golfball sized dent in the tank. http://www.arlingtonmotorsportsinc.com/6182A-1.JPG
Is this cosmetic or would I burst into flame on the Kennedy?
Ideas- good, bad, indifferent? I'd like something to go from the NW suburbs down I-90 to IIT/Loop without much worry or hassle. Also local runs and occasional road trips for next 2-3 years. I like the Bandit, but worry about the age. The Ninja is nice, but I'd have to redo the handlebars to sit upright & what about trips? Not sure about the Katana.