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nakman
04-16-2012, 11:48 AM
I think the solution here is to just peer pressure Matt into getting the bike we all know he needs.. :D or just post up deals that are just too good to pass up, or maybe both. Here are the guidelines:

- $3000ish price range
- 450cc displacement or smaller
- 4 stroke
- titled, plated, can't be a science project to get it street legal.
- within the scope of the forum collective for tech support- can be different, but not an entirely "new frontier" technology-wise.

Jacket post up any other criteria I may have missed. :beer2:

nakman
04-16-2012, 11:51 AM
I'll start off by noting this one has been for sale on CL for at least 4 months, and is due for an offer he can't refuse: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2951422844.html

Jacket
04-16-2012, 12:22 PM
:)

- Size criteria should be 450 or smaller. Turns out the 350 EXC is a nearly new model, so that one is out.
- Other criteria: Offload my current 2 stroke. Had two people look at it this past weekend, but no buyer yet.

This is a fun article to gawk over the 450's - I look at it often when I need a fix.

http://www.dirtbikemagazine.com/me2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=news&mod=news&mid=9a02e3b96f2a415abc72cb5f516b4c10&tier=3&nid=E62CDBA8FBFF409584F0416750E6F795

I like the WR450 and of course any EXC or XC-W.

60wag
04-16-2012, 12:34 PM
We could pick it up on the way out?

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2953489578.html

nakman
04-16-2012, 01:47 PM
We could pick it up on the way out?

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2953489578.html

Wow, sweet! I've got room on the trailer Matt... and you can sell me that steering dampener if you want to get the price down a little. :D

nakman
04-16-2012, 02:05 PM
Here's your WR: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2934944363.html


And I know they're heavy, but I think this DR looks pretty classy looking http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2954755286.html

nakman
04-17-2012, 02:15 PM
WR in Vail, with riding gear, pick it up on the way to Utah http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2926280602.html

farnhamstj
04-17-2012, 02:36 PM
If you want me to take a look at it, I'm happy to do so.

Jacket
04-17-2012, 06:23 PM
That WR has some potential, but there's some peer pressure around here to go Orange.....

On a side note - my favorite 2 quotes, which seem to exist in all motorcycle ads, is "low hours" and "extras."

"Low Hours" - What exactly are the Hours thresholds that all riders except me seem to know? Of course in most cases the bike in question is below this threshold....

"Extras" - Translation is that I'll have to spend lots of time unraveling the PO's hacks....

60wag
04-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Well, we do all drive Toyotas but at least they are different colors.

It's the ads that don't say "low hours" that make me wonder how many miles are left on a bike before it totals itself.

I think a WR would be cool. I'd like to learn more about other brands of bikes. I wonder how much of the trail spares junk that we'd carry would actually fit both on an Austrian bike and a Japanese bike?

nakman
04-17-2012, 07:12 PM
OTOH, maybe you're right you should just go orange. I think the spare part/tech resource benefit is a valid one.

http://rockies.craigslist.org/mcy/2949511048.html silverthorne

http://westslope.craigslist.org/mcy/2957907960.html GJ

farnhamstj
04-17-2012, 07:55 PM
If you can spend the $$. get a KTM. Some value to shared parts and knowledge with your friends. There are good deals, but you jump to the $4k to play. Get a 450-530 EXC also known as XC-w 03-07 I think this is what most of us have. Motor is called the RFS (racing four stroke) These bikes could be thought of as the 80series with factory lockers of KTM trail/desert Motorcycles. Stock tanks are about 9.5liters, 13 and 26 are also available.

My take on used KTM
Look for play in rear wheel bearings. $90
Look at the amount of wear on the clutch cover and stator cover. $100 per side
How scratched bent does the plastic look. Is it original? $150 will buy all new
Bent sidewalls on rims. $150 and 4 hours of your time
Has top been rebuild? Typical at 7k-10k miles on engine. $800 and 10 hours or $2200
Upper and lower shock mounts are bearings not bushings. $150 set
Ask owner how often oil is changed and what they use. For this kind of bike expect to hear 10 hours or 300 miles. Motorex is $14 a QT, Rotella is $14 a gallon.
Leak at the water pump (small drain hole) is not uncommon. $10 4hours
Oil leak at counter sprocket is o- ring and maybe spacer or Sprocket. $25
Bent radiators. $25-$300 per sider rebuild vs replace
Chain and sprockets last about a season and a half. $155 for a full set

Extras that add "value"-- in no particular order prices are retail guess. Figure 1/4 value on resell or buying used
Radiator guards-Aluminum $100
Skid Plate $90
Bark Busters $90
Scotts steering damper $400
Fork Breathers $40
JD ket kit $80
Reklus clutch $500
Street legal $500
New tires (to me this means they are still spending money on upkeep of the bike) $120

farnhamstj
04-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Those bikes that Nak posted both look good to me. Though not street legal. Some hoop jumping involved.

farnhamstj
04-17-2012, 08:27 PM
This one could be good
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2958054728.html

I like that it has a title. That could make it much easier to plate. For frame of reference My 2007 has 8,000 miles.

nakman
04-17-2012, 10:24 PM
that Grand Junction one looks worth the pain to register, IMO. Though I'd like to check out the guy's house in Silverthorne, he's got quite the view. :eek:

rover67
04-18-2012, 12:02 AM
This one could be good
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2958054728.html

I like that it has a title. That could make it much easier to plate. For frame of reference My 2007 has 8,000 miles.

that's just like mine!!

RockRunner
04-18-2012, 12:30 AM
That GJ bike is worth the drive. Between that one and a newer WR you would have a great start to a dual purpose bike. One thing I have noticed is that the Orange parts are more expensive. You can't go wrong with either as long as they have the "magic" button.

nakman
04-18-2012, 10:49 AM
No pics doesn't give me a warm fuzzy, but it's close enough to check out anyway? http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2927872029.html

Caribou Sandstorm
04-19-2012, 10:48 AM
That WR has some potential, but there's some peer pressure around here to go Orange.....

On a side note - my favorite 2 quotes, which seem to exist in all motorcycle ads, is "low hours" and "extras."

"Low Hours" - What exactly are the Hours thresholds that all riders except me seem to know? Of course in most cases the bike in question is below this threshold....

"Extras" - Translation is that I'll have to spend lots of time unraveling the PO's hacks....

I am a yamaha guy, so if you get a yamaha, you won't be the only blue guy for long....

nakman
04-19-2012, 12:30 PM
I think Gunnison could be considered on the way to Moab... plus you'd have the same ride as Subzali http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2965953789.html

nakman
04-19-2012, 11:35 PM
I am a yamaha guy, so if you get a yamaha, you won't be the only blue guy for long....

Yeah, whatever man. http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2965987014.html

Caribou Sandstorm
04-19-2012, 11:46 PM
Yeah, whatever man. http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2965987014.html

Holy crap, if my tax return comes tomorrow, I am calling this guy..

You are a bad influence on me Nak..:D

Red_Chili
04-20-2012, 12:24 PM
Um... put a big bore kit in and smoked his buddy's XR500? Lessee, the XR500 was last made in...

Warning, Will Robinson.

A stock WR should easily smoke any XR500. XR650... not so much.

Red_Chili
04-20-2012, 12:25 PM
You can't go wrong with either as long as they have the "magic" button.
Meh, magic button is for wimps. [AxleIke voice impression = OFF]

rover67
04-20-2012, 12:57 PM
Meh, magic button is for wimps. [AxleIke voice impression = OFF]

and for folks that don't like to wait around and wear themselves out to start a bike after it has fallen over.

It's cool bill, i know you are jealous...

I did the XR650 thing for a while and well... umm....

I like the 525 :D

Red_Chili
04-20-2012, 01:56 PM
You didn't do the XR650 thing with an Edelbrock carbonator....

Max three kicks EVERY time. Even after dumping. It's quite amazing actually. Got the overheating thing TCO'd too. Totally TCO'd. Runs like a molested simian.

rover67
04-20-2012, 03:54 PM
I don't miss the numbness in my hands from the primitive big single either :D

Maybe it's be hard to hit a start button after a while because your thumbs loose feeling?

KTM 525 EXC max kicks to start every time = zero :D

nakman
04-23-2012, 12:11 PM
Nice looking DRZ400 http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2973393485.html

60wag
04-24-2012, 11:23 AM
Here's an nice orange one:

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2974760232.html

farnhamstj
04-24-2012, 08:32 PM
I'd buy that if the top end has been redone. Or barter it down $500 to offset the cost some.

nakman
04-27-2012, 10:21 AM
dude http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2981837838.html

rover67
04-27-2012, 11:22 AM
dude http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2981837838.html

umm, you know Matt, you've been working really hard lately.... you deserve a new motorcycle....

Please cal this guy and buy it today. it will be gone in 12hrs.

gr8fulabe
04-29-2012, 03:21 PM
umm, you know Matt, you've been working really hard lately.... you deserve a new motorcycle....

Please cal this guy and buy it today. it will be gone in 12hrs.

Post deleted. What was it?

nakman
05-08-2012, 05:40 PM
Abe, just a great deal on a KTM. Like this one, but better: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcd/3003435089.html

nakman
05-09-2012, 09:50 AM
Hey it's the Back to the Future bike.. 3100 miles, 35 hours.. 88 mph!
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2958054728.html

Jacket
05-09-2012, 11:36 AM
^I emailed that guy. Looks pretty good...

nakman
05-09-2012, 03:45 PM
^I emailed that guy. Looks pretty good...

So?? do you need to borrow my receiver carrier? :D

Caribou Sandstorm
05-09-2012, 10:23 PM
What about one of these?? Suzuki DR-Z400S

http://cdn-4.psndealer.com/e2/dealersite/images/newvehicles/2012/nv261744_0_400.jpg


0% financing seems not so bad......That's like a 110.00 a month.

rover67
05-09-2012, 10:48 PM
What about one of these?? Suzuki DR-Z400S

http://cdn-4.psndealer.com/e2/dealersite/images/newvehicles/2012/nv261744_0_400.jpg


0% financing seems not so bad......That's like a 110.00 a month.

Booooooooring.......

plus, i don't like the idea of making payments on something I might wrap around a tree or huck off a cliff.

Caribou Sandstorm
05-09-2012, 11:31 PM
Found it

http://www.husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com/product.php?pid=43&cid=15#

Red_Chili
05-10-2012, 09:48 AM
Booooooooring.......

plus, i don't like the idea of making payments on something I might wrap around a tree or huck off a cliff.
That's what insurance is for...
Hey, it is less boring than a KLR!
If you want excitement get an XR650R and ride it fast through the sand.

My shoulder didn't hurt too much... I wear a SixSix-One suit. :lmao:

nakman
05-10-2012, 09:54 AM
Is a 2006 XCW a 2 stroke or a 4 stroke? If 4 stroke, I'd take a good look at this one: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3006748948.html

rover67
05-10-2012, 11:43 AM
Is a 2006 XCW a 2 stroke or a 4 stroke? If 4 stroke, I'd take a good look at this one: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3006748948.html

that's a 2 stroke..

Caribou Sandstorm
05-10-2012, 12:16 PM
I am going to go look at the new Husqis today.

They have a TE-449 that is awesome and weighs in at about 250lbs.. I am not sure if that is that good but the Suzuki is out for me, older technology, carb and weighs in at 379lbs...

Husqis are made in Northern Italy in Varese! Viva Italia!

60wag
05-10-2012, 12:51 PM
Is a 2006 XCW a 2 stroke or a 4 stroke? If 4 stroke, I'd take a good look at this one: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3006748948.html

The exhaust pipe aneurysm is the 2 stroke flag.

Jacket
05-10-2012, 01:42 PM
The exhaust pipe aneurysm is the 2 stroke flag.

:lmao: It certainly is a rock magnet though.

Jacket
05-20-2012, 12:48 PM
The search is over :)

nakman
05-20-2012, 03:34 PM
Sweet! How's she run?

farnhamstj
05-20-2012, 10:01 PM
excellent.

60wag
05-21-2012, 10:28 AM
Well, that's cool and oddly familiar.

rover67
05-21-2012, 11:35 AM
schawing!!!!

congrats man!!

Jacket
05-21-2012, 12:01 PM
Thanks. Runs great - the guy I bought it from took great care of it as far as I can tell. Only 46 hours and ~ 930 miles. It came with a Clarke tank (3.2 gals or so), Flatlands skid plate and hand guards too.

Got my plate this morning from the DMV, so let the fun begin.

smslavin
05-21-2012, 02:40 PM
The search is over :)

nice find. is that the one you were going to see sunday morning? heard you on the radio talking to marco...

Caribou Sandstorm
05-21-2012, 03:30 PM
Looks Super clean!!

Way to go Matt!

nakman
05-29-2012, 10:27 AM
Sweet bike, Matt.. was great to see in person, and in action on Saturday. Man, what a score. :bowdown: