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Old 12-10-2012, 01:00 AM   #8104
Crazy Canadian
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Originally Posted by maverick1 View Post
Unfortunately I lost the 2009 XT250 deal with the 333 miles on it, because when I searched Craigslist I typed in "XT250" instead of "XT 250" with a space, so I never saw the ad until it was too late.
I guess syntax matters when searching Craigslist.

Anyway, I found a 2007 with around 500 miles on it.
Does the low mileage necessarily mean the bike, engine is in good shape?
I guess the brake pads won't have much wear.
Probably has never had an oil change.
What service has to be done on a bike of this age/mileage? Oil, brake fluid, ?????
Probably the original tires. Don't tires go bad/hard with age?
Just wondering what the bike will need to be road/trail worthy.
I hope the same fuel was not sitting in the tank and fuel system for the last 5 years.
Anything you guys can think of would be appreciated.
Personally I would change all fluids, including gas would certainly swap the tubes and maybe the tires. Would also do a full service and check brakes etc to ensure they are adjusted correctly before I would ride it.
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