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Old 08-25-2005, 04:31 PM   #1
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Seattle crew-new toy?

Hey gang, I believe I'm first in line to get this bike. What does the collective feel about this ride? Good, Bad or iffy.


http://seattle.craigslist.org/mcy/93259163.html
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Old 08-25-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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Neat trail bike. I'd have two concerns:

1. Why was all this maintenance and updating done (tires, chains, sprockets, tune-up, exhaust, ...) only to sell it a month later. It may very well be on the up-up, but it may also indicate that something was found during the update that is seriously wrong.

2. Nearly $2K for a 18 year old 250 is a lot of money. May be worth it with all the updates and the plate, but this kind of money will typically get a bike 5-10 years newer, and everything else being equal, newer is better.

If this is the bike you want, certainly worth considering. These Honda 250s are good bikes and hard to find in good condition.

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Old 08-25-2005, 05:12 PM   #3
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Neat trail bike. I'd have two concerns:

1. Why was all this maintenance and updating done (tires, chains, sprockets, tune-up, exhaust, ...) only to sell it a month later. It may very well be on the up-up, but it may also indicate that something was found during the update that is seriously wrong.

2. Nearly $2K for a 18 year old 250 is a lot of money. May be worth it with all the updates and the plate, but this kind of money will typically get a bike 5-10 years newer, and everything else being equal, newer is better.

If this is the bike you want, certainly worth considering. These Honda 250s are good bikes and hard to find in good condition.

- Mark
The present owner has been trying to get the bike from his friend for quite some time, who is a maintenance freek like myself. Now that he's got it, he needs $$. Been there before. It's hard to find any DS for under $2k, I'm more concerned with replacement parts and pieces in the future. My primary use is dirt riding and for my almost 16 year old to ride DS with me (KLR650).
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Old 08-25-2005, 05:51 PM   #4
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Hi Tony,
Good to see ya posting again, hope your Mom has a speedy recovery.
If ya want it, buy it....it's under 2 grand....what the heck.
Keizen !!!
On the other hand, where's is gonna take ya that your current ride cannot. A bit rougher country, probably....at the cost of a less comfortable ride. Easy on the behind for mucho miles, probably not. But fun in the rougher spots, my, oh, my. Probably trailer it to the dirt, instead if riding the pavement. If ya got a hankerin' to try it out, why not. Backup harware can give a person a certain sense of security, don't you think?

Get your son a new 1200 GS, he needs it, he's got half your genes !!!
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Old 08-25-2005, 06:09 PM   #5
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Hi Tony,
Good to see ya posting again, hope your Mom has a speedy recovery.
If ya want it, buy it....it's under 2 grand....what the heck.
Keizen !!!
On the other hand, where's is gonna take ya that your current ride cannot. A bit rougher country, probably....at the cost of a less comfortable ride. Easy on the behind for mucho miles, probably not. But fun in the rougher spots, my, oh, my. Probably trailer it to the dirt, instead if riding the pavement. If ya got a hankerin' to try it out, why not. Backup harware can give a person a certain sense of security, don't you think?

Get your son a new 1200 GS, he needs it, he's got half your genes !!!
A 1200GS are you nuts? I'm trying to avoid getting him a car, and getting a bike I can abuse in the dirt. At $2k a year for car insurance, he can ride a bike to school and stay out of trouble. He'll have a story to tell his kids: My dad made me ride a DS to school, five miles in the snow , up hill both ways.
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Old 08-25-2005, 06:54 PM   #6
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Gee Tony,
I saw a sweet looking red Mazda Miata convertable in Everett the other day. Pretty new and under $15K. Why not put your son it something like that? That way Mom can enjoy it, too....when he takes her shopping. It's only money and it's worth less every day....may as well spend some and give the economy a boost.
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Old 08-25-2005, 07:26 PM   #7
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Um, how about this:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/mcy/93223073.html


and throw a baja DS kit on it?
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Old 08-25-2005, 07:28 PM   #8
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Or 'dis one:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/mcy/89483461.html
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Chad, you workaholic,focus... DUAL SPORT.
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Old 08-25-2005, 07:37 PM   #10
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Gee Tony,
I saw a sweet looking red Mazda Miata convertable in Everett the other day. Pretty new and under $15K. Why not put your son it something like that? That way Mom can enjoy it, too....when he takes her shopping. It's only money and it's worth less every day....may as well spend some and give the economy a boost.
Keizen !!!
your not helping...I going to make you a ceiling tile castle and put yuo in the dungeon for a while. KAIZEN!
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Old 08-25-2005, 07:38 PM   #11
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Chad, you workaholic,focus... DUAL SPORT.
Thumper + Baja kit = Dualsport I've never known you to have a problem with "alterations" on a bike





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Old 08-25-2005, 07:56 PM   #12
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Tony, we know what the ol' man wants....
The question is what does the kid want and what does Mama want the kid to have. (A half rack of cold ones says it is not a DS)
Find the item that satisfies "what the kid wants" and "what Mama wants the kid to have". BUY IT....now!!! (price is not a remote consideration, here!) You will have acheived nirvana and enlightenment, without having to endure brown rice. In your case it's more fondly known as: Kaizen.

The sooner you do this, Dad, the happier you will be.....trust me.
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Find the item that satisfies "what the kid wants" and "what Mama wants the kid to have".

So its gonna be a green KLR250??
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Old 08-25-2005, 08:02 PM   #14
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Might be a little on the 'spensive side....
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Old 08-25-2005, 08:16 PM   #15
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A 1200GS are you nuts? I'm trying to avoid getting him a car, and getting a bike I can abuse in the dirt. At $2k a year for car insurance, he can ride a bike to school and stay out of trouble. He'll have a story to tell his kids: My dad made me ride a DS to school, five miles in the snow , up hill both ways.
Tony,

Wish you and your Mother well.

Go with your gut , Man. And, oh Yeah - I did the same ride to school as you - spect I had no shoes ........

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