What do you guys think about this one? winter project



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  • mrjata

Posted October 31, 2013 - 08:29 PM

#1

http://kansascity.cr...4132150479.html

 

Needing an exhaust cam has me thrown.  How did he ruin the cam?  I wonder how bad the frame is tweeked or broken.  What do you think about this as a winter project??



  • Zien19

Posted October 31, 2013 - 10:05 PM

#2

I would run. Price is too low and who uses the heaviest bike on the market for freestyle. Things don't add up here and who can buy a cam for 25 to 50 bucks. Not even the knock offs are that cheap!!

  • The_Vernsker

Posted October 31, 2013 - 10:18 PM

#3

For 1200 bucks it would be a good project. But too many things could go wrong with the engine at his asking price. If you buy the bike tear the engine down and find that it needs a rebuild you would have been better off buying a nice running yz450f.



  • mrjata

Posted November 01, 2013 - 05:02 PM

#4

I understand everything you all are telling me.  I am shying away as we speak.  Hard telling what has been broken, bent, tweeked being a 
"freestyle" bike.  I guess I keep looking.  I don't really need one.  I have a yz250 that is my pearl.  I just wanted to try on a 4 stroker for a change and a winter project.  

 

I am learning to hate Cragislist, quickly.  Everything has  new top end in it, low hours, always sheded, seldom ridden, new this and that, oh and new stickers, don't forget that.  We all know that new stickers makes everything run better.   Jeeezzz!

 

Thanks, guys.



  • mrjata

Posted November 05, 2013 - 07:15 AM

#5

http://omaha.craigsl...4130108330.html

 

What do you think about this one?  I could afford to put a little into the motor and still have a cheap bike.  Getting frustrated finding a project that is affordable.  I have no problem going through a motor and will have all winter to do it.  No rushes.



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  • The_Vernsker

Posted November 05, 2013 - 12:59 PM

#6

http://omaha.craigsl...4130108330.html

 

What do you think about this one?  I could afford to put a little into the motor and still have a cheap bike.  Getting frustrated finding a project that is affordable.  I have no problem going through a motor and will have all winter to do it.  No rushes.

If you plan on keeping the bike i would say go for it. If you are trying to make money off fixing it then its probably not that great of a deal. 



  • mrjata

Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:16 PM

#7

If you plan on keeping the bike i would say go for it. If you are trying to make money off fixing it then its probably not that great of a deal. 

Do you think if I put (worst case) $1,000 into it, I could still get my money back if I do sell?



  • grayracer513

Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:48 PM

#8

You think you could sell it for $2500, then?  Could be tough to do.



  • mrjata

Posted November 05, 2013 - 08:38 PM

#9

Well the kid backed out.  Said he "tore it down and found a bad crank"  Said he would want a lot more for his bike with a new crank.  Told him good luck.  @#$%  Guess I am shopping again.  Oh well.............

 

Thanks for the input guys.



  • mrjata

Posted November 15, 2013 - 07:47 PM

#10

what about this one???

 

green spokes?  why?

 

http://kansascity.cr...4149973183.html



  • The_Vernsker

Posted November 17, 2013 - 12:32 AM

#11

what about this one???

 

green spokes?  why?

 

http://kansascity.cr...4149973183.html

 

Not a money maker.... bluebook for that bike is 2900. As it sits I can tell it needs new tires and you would have to replace the plastics or graphics to get people interested in it. If the owner ran the tires that bald the chain/sprockets are probably roached too. Even if you got it for 2 grand the amount of profit you would get out of that bike is next to nothing. 

 

On the other hand if you want a bike to ride for a few years that would be a decent buy. 







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