To buy or not to buy?
Posted September 07, 2009 - 03:21 PM
Generally speaking, i know it depends onwhat is buggered, I'll post an update as soon as I find out... But generally speaking, I should be able to get it back on the trails for about a grand, right? If it can be done for less than $1500 I'll jump on it.
I know the 5 valve isn't a cheap engine to fix, but I'm hoping it's not as bad as she thinks it is.
Posted September 07, 2009 - 06:07 PM
I can fix it myself, and for say $1000 in parts, is it worth it? It'd end up being a $2500 '06 WR450, sounds like a good deal to me. Or is it more headache than it's worth?
Posted September 07, 2009 - 06:35 PM
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Posted September 07, 2009 - 06:56 PM
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Posted September 08, 2009 - 02:23 PM
What does this "frame tank" feed? The bottom end (case) had plenty of oil and he changed it often. I know my way around an engine but I'm new to the WR in peticular. Can someone shed some light on this please?
Posted September 08, 2009 - 03:16 PM
This is starting to sound really fishy....
The steel framed wr's did have a tank built into the frame, with the dipstick located right behind the steering head. Here's the part that makes no sense: he said he didn't know it needed oil, yet he says that he changed the oil often. You can drain some of the oil from the engine, but there's no oil fill hole on the steel framed wr's. So how did he add oil to the engine after he drained it? This seller either doesn't know what he's talking about or he's trying to pull a fast one on you. If he's located close to you and you don't mind driving there, you might want to swing by and check it out in person, but you might want to take someone with you that can give you a second opinion, preferably someone that knows his way around a bike/engine. $1000 is looking like a more realistic offer for a bike like that.
Posted September 08, 2009 - 03:47 PM
Posted September 08, 2009 - 03:49 PM
Posted September 08, 2009 - 03:59 PM
You do not put oil in the frame....you CHECK the oil in the frame for the entire bike.....he never even checked the oil on the dipstick??
I think this would sum it up for me....this person thought a WR 450 was a 2 stroke, but never mixed the oil in the gas...that right there is enough to make me run away unless your ok with a full top and bottom rebuild......
Posted September 08, 2009 - 04:28 PM
Thought I made that clear...
Posted September 08, 2009 - 04:47 PM