Seattle crew-new toy?

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by a16tony, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. a16tony

    a16tony Been here awhile

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  2. markjenn

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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
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  3. a16tony

    a16tony Been here awhile

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    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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  4. CascadeThumper

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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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  5. a16tony

    a16tony Been here awhile

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    A 1200GS are you nuts? [​IMG] 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.[​IMG]
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  6. CascadeThumper

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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 !!!
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    a16tony Been here awhile

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    a16tony Been here awhile

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    your not helping...I going to make you a ceiling tile castle and put yuo in the dungeon for a while. KAIZEN!:lol3
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    Thumper + Baja kit = Dualsport :dunno I've never known you to have a problem with "alterations" on a bike


    :D


    I built a cluster of Xserves the last two days :evil
    My eye wont stop twitching...
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  12. CascadeThumper

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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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    So its gonna be a green KLR250??
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    2001 DRZ S


    Might be a little on the 'spensive side....
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    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 ........

    ENjoy
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  16. gentry

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    I walked, and used my slingshot to "ping" kangaroo's next to the road on the way....
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