Welcome fellow Texan,Hi guys. Just picked up my bike this afternoon. I managed to find a used one w/ 700 miles for $3k. It's a steal if you ask me. This is my first bike. Im terrified already. I almost died twice on the way home. Once when a guy turned left in front of me and I was in the straight lane and once when I got just mosied on into the lane I was in. I knew you were supposed to ride like you were invisible, but dang.
How do I know if it has ABS? I think it does as the owner's manual that came with it said "CBR250R/A" and I think the last letter means ABS but how do I know for sure?
The insurance people said if I join a club, it decreases my insurance rates. You think this decrease equates to the cost to join? Any other suggestions for decreasing insurance rates besides MSF (already done)?
Suggestions for first modifications? Seems like it's almost perfect the way it is...
Look at the front of your bike. ABS bikes have "Combined ABS" on the front fender written parallel to the fork on the piece that extends down. Google it and see a picture. If yours doesn't say "Combined ABS", it probably doesn't have ABS. I think the owner's manual is the same for both bikes.
Consider safety upgrades as your first mods. I bought a high visibility jacket, put some reflective stickers on my helmet, got a LED underglow kit, and reflective rim decals. Ride with your high beam on at all times. Consider some P3s or Hyperlites brake flashers. If you think you might drop it, get some Yoshimura frame sliders.