Used Yamaha Niken for those in Chicagoland
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:30 pm quote
Not sure if that's a good price, but just saw this on craigslist

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/mcy/d/lowell-2019-yamaha-niken-gt-with-cruise/6871700946.html
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Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:32 am quote
Wonder why it is for sale with only 72 miles on it???
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Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:48 am quote
new200guy wrote:
Wonder why it is for sale with only 72 miles on it???
Likely for one of the same reasons any other motorcycle/scooter is offered for sale with less than a hundred miles on the odometer.

Inadequate research by the buyer. A fundamental misunderstanding of the capabilities of a 3-wheel bike. The belief that 3-wheels such as the Niken are easier to ride than PTWs. Buyers remorse. Inexperienced rider. Or any of the other usual reasons a bike doesn't work out, including a couple unique to MP3-type rides.

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Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:48 am quote
new200guy wrote:
Wonder why it is for sale with only 72 miles on it???
The owner thought it would be awesome and it wasn't would be my guess.
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Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:58 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
new200guy wrote:
Wonder why it is for sale with only 72 miles on it???
The owner thought it would be awesome and it wasn't would be my guess.
The owner thought it would make him awesome and it didn't.
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Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:01 pm quote
mpfrank wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
new200guy wrote:
Wonder why it is for sale with only 72 miles on it???
The owner thought it would be awesome and it wasn't would be my guess.
The owner thought it would make him awesome and it didn't.
Or he rode it into the first turn way too fast, barely made it through without crashing, rode it home, and couldn't get on it again.

(This happened to someone I knew)
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Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:05 pm quote
mpfrank wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
new200guy wrote:
Wonder why it is for sale with only 72 miles on it???
The owner thought it would be awesome and it wasn't would be my guess.
The owner thought it would make him awesome and it didn't.

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Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:17 pm quote
Owner may have thought it added extra stability like the MP3 does. The Yamaha most certainly does not at slow speed or stopped . It also has a fair amount of power so if this was someone looking to step it back a bit it would be the wrong bike.
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Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:31 am quote
If you really want to know, you could probably ask him.
I would guess it's for the same reason you see a lot of low mileage MP3s for sale. They aren't trikes, and the buyer doesn't understand that if they were trikes, they would fall over the first time you tried to turn them, as a lot of people have found out the hard way by locking the tilt when coming to a stop and then trying to turn it a little.
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:10 am quote
Madison Sully wrote:
new200guy wrote:
Wonder why it is for sale with only 72 miles on it???
The owner thought it would be awesome and it wasn't would be my guess.
Could be a Future Can Am Owner?
The bike looks "Bad Ass" though.
I would be worried my Short Legs could not handle it.

This could be the Key to Selling?
"Niken will not stand on its own; you must put your feet down at a complete stop."


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Tue May 07, 2019 5:55 pm quote
Man some of you guys are harsh!
Can't a guy just buy it and then not like it and decide to deal it off?
Maybe after riding it for a while it just didn't fit him.
His money, his bike, his reason...
His business.
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Thu May 09, 2019 10:39 pm quote
G192127 wrote:
Man some of you guys are harsh!
Can't a guy just buy it and then not like it and decide to deal it off?
Maybe after riding it for a while it just didn't fit him.
His money, his bike, his reason...
His business.
I would suggest that you should just ask the owner his reason or reasons for wanting to sale it. I also believe that try to handle the guy down a bit. The Price is okay, but I am a firm believer that there is always a little room to handle.
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Thu May 09, 2019 10:55 pm quote
Re: Used Yamaha Niken for those in Chicagoland
greenspam wrote:
Not sure if that's a good price, but just saw this on craigslist

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/mcy/d/lowell-2019-yamaha-niken-gt-with-cruise/6871700946.html
Sorry.My bad.I seem to written to the wrong person. My Quote was meant for you greenspam,but I wrote to G192127 instead. What I wanted to tell you was that you should definitely ask the owner his reason or reasons for selling the bike. I also think if you are thinking about buy it. You should look it over with a fine tooth comb so to speak,ask to take it for a spin and then handle with this guy. The price is okay,but like I said to G192127,there is always a little room to handle.
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Sat May 11, 2019 7:53 pm quote
Re: Used Yamaha Niken for those in Chicagoland
greenspam wrote:
Not sure if that's a good price, but just saw this on craigslist

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/mcy/d/lowell-2019-yamaha-niken-gt-with-cruise/6871700946.html
I spoke to the seller just out of curiosity. These are demo models. He works for Yamaha.
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Tue May 14, 2019 9:05 am quote
The first time I rode an MP3 was on a test ride from the dealer, and I reckon I did more than 72 miles (but I was sold on the idea after just 2)
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