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thumpinberry

did i do good or get burnt

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bought a yz450f on ebay for 3050.00 there was only 1 bidder and 2 hours left when i bidded on it, got home that night checked my e-mail and won the auction.bike is one owner 03 says he rode it 3 times and parked it.guess i will see tommorow when i pick it up

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picked the bike up yesterday,it had a few light scratches on the rear fender and the left side of the swingarm other than that its like new .the owner gave me the title,all paperwork from dealership were he purchased bike for 6300.00 in december of 02.the tires on the bike look like they never touched the ground.left side of frame had little paint wore off right side was just scratched up.i just got lucky because he only posted 1 picture on ebay and did not include vin #.i guess that scared everyone off.

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Sounds like a bargain, well done. Get some frame guards to prevent losing any more paint off the frame, and ride the wheels off that badboy :cry: Oh yeah, you probably should check that the bearings(headstem, swingarm etc) are greased, and oils and filters are fresh too. Oh, and a quality set of 'bars too, the stockers will bend if you sneeze on 'em. Oh, and .....nah, just ride it then. :cry: After those few things are done, you should be set.

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Gee guys thanks for the reminder of how much I'll have to take it in the shorts next year when I sell my '04 and buy an '06....only to do it all over again in '08...... Oh well. The price we pay to be cool!

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picked the bike up yesterday,it had a few light scratches on the rear fender and the left side of the swingarm other than that its like new .the owner gave me the title,all paperwork from dealership were he purchased bike for 6300.00 in december of 02.the tires on the bike look like they never touched the ground.left side of frame had little paint wore off right side was just scratched up.i just got lucky because he only posted 1 picture on ebay and did not include vin #.i guess that scared everyone off.

Sounds like a nice bike and great deal! :cry:

As for the tires,...they could be a new set he put on.

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yes, the bars will bend if you fly into trees, but most of us do not. my stockers have held up fine, i guess i just dont crash right. oh wait, maybe i take care of my bike

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yes, the bars will bend if you fly into trees, but most of us do not. my stockers have held up fine, i guess i just dont crash right. oh wait, maybe i take care of my bike

OK, the guy just bought a YZ450, and part of my advice was to suggest he fit some quality 'bars. Are you suggesting that because YOU haven't bent the stock 'bars on a TTR125, that anyone who has bent the stockers on a full sized YZF MX bike doesn't take care of their bike? Ask in the YZF/WRF forums, how many guys still run the stockers. I think you'll find most people put stronger 'bars on before their first ride.....

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Stock bars = Weak/more prone to bending :cry:

I've bent stock bars in the past just from washing out in corners. Nothing ends a good day of riding when that happens.

Maybe if you took that ttr-125 (toy bike) on a real track, rode it hard and really pushed you/bike you would probably wash out in a corner or just make a small mistake and there goes the stockers.

Trust everyone on here, stockers are 100% certified JUNK. :cry:

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u no mayb if you actually rode like u stole it instead of ride it like ur mom would u would start 2 break and bend stuff :cry:

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well dirtrider, would you like me to take you on some of my trails some day? i would love to roost, i mean, guide you :cry:

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hah i rode a kids ttr 125 this summer and i dont know if it was a figment of my imagination cuz i just got off my 450 or that thing was really that gutless. i dont think one of those things CAN roost....

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