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Old 01-24-2013, 02:36 PM   #16
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That bike looks fine to me. Just needs a little maintenance. I bought an '08 used in June of 2011 with 6000 miles for 3 grand. Price seems a little high but only you can decide if it is. I still love mine and have no plans to get rid of it. Good luck.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:37 PM   #17
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I'm a little scared of that question haha
I see slight signs of rust on the frame, footpeg studs, linkage bolts also. Maybe it's just a Florida thing?

For sure, I'd make sure the cost of new chain and sprockets is factored into the offer price.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:46 PM   #18
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It seems like everyone who buys one of those sells it a year later.
^^This guy doesn't know what he's talking about.

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He has all the original parts he replaced, he is still on the OEM battery and chain.
The tires look like the OEM ones too.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:02 PM   #19
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I see slight signs of rust on the frame, footpeg studs, linkage bolts also. Maybe it's just a Florida thing?

For sure, I'd make sure the cost of new chain and sprockets is factored into the offer price.
You can't be serious. I take excellent care of my motorcycles, but my dual sport bikes show the scuffs from the long trail. Even my newest at only 4k miles.

Contrasting your concerns, take a look at the billet parts! Footpegs? Axle sliders? This owner may have power washed the bike, but he didn't abuse it on the trail.

It is a good find under most scenarios, and like all searches, it's a matter of choices available. My WR chain and sprockets are totally shot at 10k. When I fly in to ride that thing late February, it will need a chainset and rear tire. That is about $250 and I have to take the time to do the work. That is the deal

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:19 PM   #20
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My WR chain and sprockets are totally shot at 10k.
What does this have to do with anything? This one looks pretty shot at 5k.

If someone told me that he regularly oiled the chain and it looked like that, I'd be calling BS. Like I said earlier If nothing else seems "fishy" maybe write it off as a one off if you're happy with the price.

Fair enough for you?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:10 PM   #21
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hmmm... to wait for another one to come around or to jump on this one... that is the question... i hate rust :-/
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:26 PM   #22
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I searched for months to find mine. '08 w/ 3,600mi for $3k, bone stock. There was one six hours away for $2,800 so I was happy with three grand. I've found that people hang onto these, and for good reason. I've put 400mi on it since I bought it, not once has it been above freezing, and I'm loving this "little" bike. I looks like it's spent more time outside than he's admitting, if you can talk him down a few hundred go for it.

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:53 PM   #23
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hmmm... to wait for another one to come around or to jump on this one... that is the question... i hate rust :-/
I went back and looked at the pictures. It doesn't look like it has much rust on the frame, just the chain is ugly, like someone else already said, it does look like it was stored outside longer than the seller wants to admit. That would definitely not stop me from buying a bike. These bikes are pretty tough and that one looks good (to me).
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:38 PM   #24
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hmmm... to wait for another one to come around or to jump on this one... that is the question... i hate rust :-/
No idea if it was stored outside or over-zealously pressure washed but given the chain situ I'd also check the wheel and linkage bearings. Just time and money to fix.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:13 PM   #25
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Hey, so i'm looking at another bike. 7,000 miles, clean title, original owner, some redneck who has a lot of toys, looks good to go. Only thing is he says he swapped the original plastics out with a yz450f. I'll some pictures up, what do you guys think?


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Old 02-10-2013, 12:20 PM   #26
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Price?

You didn't note the asking price.

As long as the seller have the original exhaust, I'd probably have bought the other one, along with a new chain, sprockets and tires.

Don't forget to check the plastic slider (aka Sealguard) on the swing-arm before buying a used WRR. You don't want to get it home and find this:

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:38 PM   #27
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You didn't note the asking price.

As long as the seller have the original exhaust, I'd probably have bought the other one, along with a new chain, sprockets and tires.

Don't forget to check the plastic slider (aka Sealguard) on the swing-arm before buying a used WRR. You don't want to get it home and find this:

Hes asking 4200, i got him down to 3500. Is the slider easily visible on the swing-arm or do i have to look for it? I've never even seen a WR in person yet so i want to know what to look for. Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:28 PM   #28
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You didn't note the asking price.

As long as the seller have the original exhaust, I'd probably have bought the other one, along with a new chain, sprockets and tires.]
Oh and he says the original exhaust is being used.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:32 PM   #29
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Is the slider easily visible on the swing-arm or do i have to look for it? I've never even seen a WR in person yet so i want to know what to look for. Thanks for the info.
Lots of info here: http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t4...eaten-by-chain

Not a big deal, easy to check. When you go to look at the bike, take a flashlight, a rag and some WD-40, and a 1/4 drive x (10mm I think) socket to remove the M6 bolts that secure the front sprocket cover. Then you can see the leading edge of the swingarm and the seal guard.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:34 PM   #30
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Oh and he says the original exhaust is being used.
I meant on the first bike you posted photos of:

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