First time buyer: Advice?

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3/19/2018 3:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2018 5:19 PM

Thanks everyone. I'll check these things out when I go take a look at it.

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3/19/2018 3:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2018 3:59 PM

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3/19/2018 3:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2018 5:19 PM

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3/19/2018 3:52 PM

That's a lot for an 08 in my opinion. 25 tops

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3/19/2018 3:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2018 4:16 PM

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3/19/2018 3:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2018 3:58 PM

Anything newer is way outside my price range and I'm pretty set on ktm250sxf. Although an xc would work too...

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3/19/2018 4:03 PM

Check wheel bearings for play
Spokes missing and wheels for true
Pick up rear end of bike and feel/listen for play or slop in bearings
Check brake pads tires sprockets
Steering stem for play
Shock and forks for leaks

That shows you stuff that needs immediate money and attention.

To gauge use/hours
Check pegs for play on their pins. If they are sloppy droopy rattly bent shows some serious use
Check bottom of frame rails dents dings etc
Engine covers show a ton of boot rub?
Look at the radiators are they bashed in? How are the fins? Lots of fins bent means lots of riding. If theirs pitting on front of front forks and clamps and many bent rad fins that shows signs of lots of racing/being roosted.

Bring a tool box and ask to see the air filter after asking how he takes care of it or not. If the filters clean, it runs good starts easily clutch pull is light and engages smoothly, shifts well and all or most of the above checks out you found a winner.

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3/19/2018 4:06 PM

Okay, yeah I watched a few videos about what exactly to check for. Bringing someone pretty knowledgeable with me as well.

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3/19/2018 4:06 PM

Appreciate it!

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3/19/2018 4:39 PM

my advice is have 1grand for after you buy the bike for any surprise repair.. bearings. suspension.. engine.. being any used bike is a risk..

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3/22/2018 10:57 AM

Should i spend a few hundred more for a 2012 has efi and e start. But I've read bad reviews on the 12s.

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3/22/2018 12:32 PM

Hard to tell what you're looking at since you deleted the texts in your posts.....

You're looking at 6+ year old bikes based on your more recent posts. It all comes down to if it was maintained and how it was used during its life. Being a better year than another is really a moot point at this point.

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