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Old 09-27-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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**Not sure if this is the right place for this but given the age, it looked to me to be the best fit. Please move it if I am wrong. **

Some of you may have seen my post in the flea market section looking for ideas on finding a "decent" $1K bike. Anyway, I got a response from my craigslist ad. I was told it has 12,000 on the clock, "doesn't look beautiful" but they are looking for $750 obo for it. Any opinions on this bike?

I'm going to take two buddies of mine that ride to check it out with me this weekend; any particular things to look for on this bike? They have about 25 riding years between them so I figure they will be able to lead me right.



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Old 09-27-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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**Not sure if this is the right place for this but given the age, it looked to me to be the best fit. Please move it if I am wrong. **

Some of you may have seen my post in the flea market section looking for ideas on finding a "decent" $1K bike. Anyway, I got a response from my craigslist ad. I was told it has 12,000 on the clock, "doesn't look beautiful" but they are looking for $750 obo for it. Any opinions on this bike?

I'm going to take two buddies of mine that ride to check it out with me this weekend; any particular things to look for on this bike? They have about 25 riding years between them so I figure they will be able to lead me right.



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is it an XS400 (foo-foo twin) or RD400 (2 smoke twin)?

you can find great bikes for <$1K like these I ride clicky here


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Old 09-27-2005, 06:22 PM   #3
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It would be a decent around town bike but probably too slow for modern freeways.

For $1k you can do better. Keep digging.
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:49 PM   #4
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Depends what is its. The old XS400 was an old design, lookes like a Triumph twin. The XS400 Seca and XS400 Magna were at least DOHC, but still a parallel twin. Reguardless, I bet you can do better for 1k than something that old.
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:59 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info, I'll keep looking.



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