What's up guys,
My name is Jake, I'm 19 and currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
I have been wanting a bike for a while now. A couple of my friends started on ninja 250's, but after seeing them bored after a few weeks of riding, I decided I would skip that step. I rode a couple of their 250's a few times and caught on really quick. I never had a dirt bike as a kid or anything, but I spent plenty of time on them out at my grandparents farm.
Today, I finally pulled the trigger on a blue 2003 R6.
Surprisingly, it is very clean for its age. It does have a hair over 30k miles on it, but for the price, I couldn't beat it. Clean title, no accidents, phenomenal condition. Front and back tire both have less than 500 miles on them. Sprocket and chain have less than 1000 on them. I paid $2300 cash for it and packed her up for the ride home.
Here's a few pics (Sorry for iPhone quality):
-Full header-back Scorpion exhaust (love the sound)
-some sort of Power Commander
-integrated rear LED blinkers
-flush mount front blinkers
-Blue LEDs in the fairings
-a few other minor cosmetic add-ons (Aftermarket reservoir caps and such)
It also came with a decent helmet, and I picked up a really nice $300 padded leather HJC Jacket on the way home for $100 from some guy on Craigslist. Overall I'm very happy with the bike, and can't wait to get out and ride. I'm going to play it safe and take the MSF course before I get out on the road, although I will surely take it around the neighborhood a few times before then.
Let me know what you think!
Here's some better quality pics I took today with my DSLR.