|09-27-2005, 01:16 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
1982 Yamaha 400
**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.
|09-27-2005, 02:07 PM||#2|
from B4 "adventure bikes"
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Back in WNC
you can find great bikes for <$1K like these I ride clicky here
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|09-27-2005, 06:22 PM||#3|
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Everett, WA
It would be a decent around town bike but probably too slow for modern freeways.
For $1k you can do better. Keep digging.
|09-27-2005, 06:49 PM||#4|
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Castaic, Ca (So.Cal.)
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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