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Posted January 03, 2012 - 12:03 PM
I read a thread(cant find it now) that they arent worth it.Found a new one for $995obo,but dont want to waste my time and $$$ on a POS.
Other bikes im looking at are xr200/250 and ttr225/230,but really hate the setup/ergos of them.
I know xrs last forever,my '76 xr75 is probably out there somewhere still kicking.
I'm thinking of maintanence and just all around reliability.
My SSR pit w/ Lifan is awsome now I have it dialed in,so china isnt that big of deal to me,just dont want it to fall apart after 3 rides like my first no-name china pit.
Posted January 03, 2012 - 01:44 PM
1. People who've never owned one but knew a guy who knew a guy who had one and it was junk, just because.(that guy likely fell into category 2 below)
2. People who know absolutely nothing about motorcycles, pull it out of the box, run the crap out of it w/o any maint and then bitch when it stops running.
I'd low ball them a bit and see if it could be had for less. Not many people will be banging down their door to buy it, because of the above 2 reasons.
WHen you get it give it a complete run through. Dump all the fluids (oil, gas, any gas in the carb, fork oil, brake fluid etc) and put fresh in. Double check all bolts and replace any that look suspect. You'll almost be guaranteed that the carb will need some tuning to get it to run right, as well as the clutch cable. Once you go through it the first time, the so called "junk'ness" of it will be miraculously gone.
Posted February 09, 2012 - 09:07 PM
Posted February 21, 2012 - 02:47 PM
Posted April 06, 2012 - 08:28 AM
I cant and never will ride my crf450x to its full potential an xr 400 would have been perfect for me... IMOP they got ride of these bikes because they ran to well!
Nothing theses days are built bullet proof... that wouldn't help the economy would it???????? Don't even get me started on the diesel trucks of today... lol
if you guys could recommend a specific chinese brand name you have tried and liked please let me know...