Am I asking to much...Opinion needed.


26 replies to this topic
  • dvk77

Posted June 13, 2007 - 08:17 PM

#21

your perception on mint must not be same as mine. it looks well used to me even without the dirt. sory. just being honest. if i read in your add mint and made the effort to come look and saw that i would be verry upset

  • Bluemarlin04

Posted June 13, 2007 - 09:29 PM

#22

You are out of your mind. When I bought my 2001 426 in 2003 it only had 330 miles on it like new with all the goodies on it asv levers, wide foot pegs white bros exhaust,works frame guards, works radiator guards, great rubber. This bike was emaculate. No chips in the paint on the front lower frame from the front tire kicking up sand and rocks. I took it out 2 times and never tipped over or crashed and in just those 2 ride the bike look well used. However when I bought it used in early 2003 I only paid $2500. To tell you the truth the way your bike looks I would not even consider buying it if I were in the market for a bike. Good luck I think you might just want to keep it because in reality you might get $1500


yea right. just because you scored a deal on the mainland doest mean we have the same market here. My brother sold his 1997 cr250 in crap shape for 1700 a month ago. Things cost more on an island.

  • BajaFool

Posted June 14, 2007 - 10:12 AM

#23

Bluemarlin04,
I would install a tank decal set ($50.00 from One Industries, look at the Alpha Graphics WR series, call them in San Diego, CA at 619-263-9880) and replace all of the torn decals ($5.00 ea) on the bike, at a minimum, to make the bike more desirable. Look at SJMC_DON'S photo and compare it to the photo of your motorcycle. He has a mint condition motorcycle. By the way, I have a friend, Randy Reed who rides offroad motorcycles in Hawaii, he lives in Kaneohe on Oahu. Since there are only 10 people living Hawaii that ride offroad, do you know him, he's an old guy like me?:thumbsup:

Regarding Kenny1234's comment about preferring to buy a used motorcycle that has been raced, I would not buy a motorcycle that I knew had been raced. The reason for this is that I do not know what stresses and conditions the bike has been subjected to while racing. It is almost a given that the bike has been stressed to the maximum, because that is what racers do to their equipment. Remember the offroad racer's axiom, "If you aren't upside-down and on fire at least occasionally, you aren't riding fast enough." I have no way of knowing if those stressed to the maximum parts have been replaced or are ready to fail on my first play ride after purchasing the motorcycle. Also, I do not know if the motorcycle has had modifications performed to the engine/transmission that may or may not be appropriate for a play rider in terms of performance or durability (i.e., cam work, different clutch components, changes in port timing, cylinder bore, port timing, carburetor modifications that only work at all out race speeds, gear ratios changed, etc.).

Along with not buying a motorcycle that has been raced, as a California resident, and a long time desert rider, I would never buy a motorcycle that I knew had been regularly used to ride in sand dunes (Gordons Wells, Butter Cup, Glamis, etc.). This environment puts incredible stresses on a motorcycle's engine and transmission and almost inevitably, the motorcycle has suffered from the effects of sand ingestion. If the words "paddle tire included" are contained in the ad, I don't even consider looking at the motorcycle. In short I want a clean, well maintained, ridden but not abused motorcyle when I shop for a used bike. If I see any evidence to the contrary, I walk away. Just my two cents on the subject.:thumbsup:

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  • Bluemarlin04

Posted June 14, 2007 - 11:10 AM

#24

Bluemarlin04,
I would install a tank decal set ($50.00 from One Industries, look at the Alpha Graphics WR series, call them in San Diego, CA at 619-263-9880) and replace all of the torn decals ($5.00 ea) on the bike, at a minimum, to make the bike more desirable. Look at SJMC_DON'S photo and compare it to the photo of your motorcycle. He has a mint condition motorcycle. By the way, I have a friend, Randy Reed who rides offroad motorcycles in Hawaii, he lives in Kaneohe on Oahu. Since there are only 10 people living Hawaii that ride offroad, do you know him, he's an old guy like me?:thumbsup:

Regarding Kenny1234's comment about preferring to buy a used motorcycle that has been raced, I would not buy a motorcycle that I knew had been raced. The reason for this is that I do not know what stresses and conditions the bike has been subjected to while racing. It is almost a given that the bike has been stressed to the maximum, because that is what racers do to their equipment. Remember the offroad racer's axiom, "If you aren't upside-down and on fire at least occasionally, you aren't riding fast enough." I have no way of knowing if those stressed to the maximum parts have been replaced or are ready to fail on my first play ride after purchasing the motorcycle. Also, I do not know if the motorcycle has had modifications performed to the engine/transmission that may or may not be appropriate for a play rider in terms of performance or durability (i.e., cam work, different clutch components, changes in port timing, cylinder bore, port timing, carburetor modifications that only work at all out race speeds, gear ratios changed, etc.).

Along with not buying a motorcycle that has been raced, as a California resident, and a long time desert rider, I would never buy a motorcycle that I knew had been regularly used to ride in sand dunes (Gordons Wells, Butter Cup, Glamis, etc.). This environment puts incredible stresses on a motorcycle's engine and transmission and almost inevitably, the motorcycle has suffered from the effects of sand ingestion. If the words "paddle tire included" are contained in the ad, I don't even consider looking at the motorcycle. In short I want a clean, well maintained, ridden but not abused motorcyle when I shop for a used bike. If I see any evidence to the contrary, I walk away. Just my two cents on the subject.:busted:


hey, thanks alot I do appreciate it, I am going to buy a graphics kit and out it on. It does look much better. I dont know Randy Reed, although if I saw him at Kahuku id probaly recognize him, not much riders here. :thumbsup: I cant wait til I get off this island and experience some real riding

  • dl19

Posted June 17, 2007 - 02:12 PM

#25

Ask for what ever you want for the area you live in. If you get more then it's actually worth then great. Initial view is critical and yours looks pretty used and abused even if it has not been. Immediatly for yours I would buy a full decal kit including front and rear fenders and it would look considerably better. I would guess you would easily get your money back for the kit. I am constantly amazed how many people are more worried about bling and looks then actually mechanical quality. So make it look good and you can make some extra cash. If you have a mechanical internal or external problem even if it was repaired you owe it to notify the buyer, but cosmetic is totally up to the buyer to see and judge for themselves. JMO

  • fdubaaron

Posted June 17, 2007 - 04:38 PM

#26

You are out of your mind. When I bought my 2001 426 in 2003 it only had 330 miles on it like new with all the goodies on it asv levers, wide foot pegs white bros exhaust,works frame guards, works radiator guards, great rubber. This bike was emaculate. No chips in the paint on the front lower frame from the front tire kicking up sand and rocks. I took it out 2 times and never tipped over or crashed and in just those 2 ride the bike look well used. However when I bought it used in early 2003 I only paid $2500. To tell you the truth the way your bike looks I would not even consider buying it if I were in the market for a bike. Good luck I think you might just want to keep it because in reality you might get $1500


In California perhaps, the market is like that down there because of the shear volume of used bikes for sale at any given time. In areas where less than 40% of the population races MX on weekends used bikes in good condition sell for a bit more.

  • DC450

Posted June 17, 2007 - 06:01 PM

#27

i agree anyone who races maintains there bike ten times better than a weekend warrior due to the fact that in order to place or win there machine hast to be in perfect working order to get peak performance every moto, air filters chain sprockets top ends oil changes etc, anyway my uncle sold his 98 wr 400 in 04 with it being street legal and pretty much all bolt ons for off road riding he put it up for 3200 and took 2950 so no 2300 isn't too much you just may have to wait for that person drop it to 1200 i'll buy it tomorrow, but your not filing bankruptcy your getting out of the sport in michigan we still pay 1500 to 1800 for 95 cr 250's so don't give it away i'd rather shove it in my garage for ten years than let a nice motorcycle go for the same price as a 95 ford escort with 234,000 miles on it figure out what you need to be satisfied and tell the low ballers to go buy that cr with 2 bald tires a bent wheel cracked plastic and the factory top end still in it !!!!!!!!!!!!good luck




 
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