I've been looking at WRs for the past few weeks, trying to find a clean one and also trying to figure out if I want a 250 or a 450. I like the nimble feel of the 250, but the 450 isn't THAT bad either, and they're actually cheaper here. Also, I have to say that the thrill of an easy power wheelie in second (didn't have enough speed for 3rd) is tempting... I'm now leaning towards the 450 as a bike I can keep for several years and slowly hone my skills with. Anyways, this one looked quite fresh and the current owner only rode it a few times in the six months he's owned it (rode it once offroad with some friends, but it scared him shitless so he never touched it again).
Only visible issues were that the sprockets looked like they needed to be changed soon (wavy, though I noticed they had 14-50 stock gearing, but a Renthal in the back), and the tires (especially rear) were pretty much finished. I noticed this one had Excel marking on the rims, is this normal?
Green sticker means what exactly? It can be driven on the highway?
Look how chewed up those tires are, chunks missing on the side... But those rims? Not stock?
Tried comparing the nipples to stock, but they seem the same/not excels:
Is that black stuff just regular paint, or some kind of anti-rust compound? Seems like the PO in the states used to ride in rocky terrain a lot and never bothered with a bash plate... Speaking of which, what's the point of that tiny stock skid plate which doesn't even protect the tube framing? Kind of pointless if you ask me. I guess I should invest in a bash plate if I do get it... How clean does this one look at first glance? Started up nicely both hot and cold and the engine had heaps of power (not that I can compare it to many others, I've only ridden two 450s).