Advice on a purchase requested!


5 replies to this topic
  • noobsauce

Posted November 17, 2010 - 05:59 AM

#1

Hi all!

I've been lurking around the various forums here for awhile as I pondered moving from the sport bikes I have ridden all of my life to a dual/sm/motard-ish bike. I finally settled on searching for an aluminum framed wr450f that I could plate and came across a specimen that I wanted to get some of your experienced opinions on. Thank you, I would appreciate any feedback you have to offer!

$6500
2008 WR450, 2000 miles
-Converted with a Baja Designs kit right out of the box
-17" DNA wheels (5"rear, 3.5" front)
-New Pirelli MT60s
-Uncorked and all free mods
-Leo Vince muffler
-Rejetted
-Trail Tech Vapor Computer
-GYTR AIS Blockoff
-No Toil Air Filter
-YZ Exhaust cam
-Cycra Supermoto Front Fender
-Factory piston engine
-3.6 gal Clark tank
-extremely clean, professionally maintained, not a scratch on it

Again, thank you for any insight you might have for me and thank you for a great forum filled with TONS more information than a noob like me can comprehend! :p

-Noobsauce

Edited by noobsauce, November 18, 2010 - 08:42 PM.


  • desertlover

Posted November 17, 2010 - 11:05 AM

#2

I'm not into motard bikes, but it seems like waayy to much money. The book value is probably around 4k and the mods might be worth another 1k to someone. I have an 07 (same bike), bought with 3-400mi. with most everything that bike has except the wheels. Paid 4700 yrs. ago. Last year you could buy that bike for 5800 OTD new around here.

  • noobsauce

Posted November 18, 2010 - 07:06 AM

#3

Thank you, desertlover. I know that I can do most of the mods myself, but some of them (rejetting etc) will have to be done by a shop so I am trying to see how much value is in the work already completed. That said, the price seems high to me too.

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  • YamaLink

Posted November 18, 2010 - 07:16 AM

#4

Price does seem high all things considered.

  • miweber929

Posted November 18, 2010 - 08:05 AM

#5

'Bout $1k too high in my estimation.

Mike

  • noobsauce

Posted November 18, 2010 - 08:54 PM

#6

Thanks, Mike and YL. I have ridden this thing and it put a smile on my face ten miles wide so wanted to see if the price is right. I had never been on any dirt bike before then so it was a blast.

I am leaning towards looking for a solid used or new one to build myself but I am concerned about my mechanical skill/tool set limitations. The costs involved if I don't have everything I need or get to something I am not comfortable with concern me. I am mechanically inclined, but have only done minor work on my current sport bike so not sure if I can tackle the task.

Edited by noobsauce, November 18, 2010 - 10:02 PM.





 
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