1994 kx 500 question

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11/25/2018 5:09 PM

I have been trying to sell my 500 and I have had no bites?! It was going to get the treatment and be my project but I bought another bike... So the bike it’s not perfect but it’s nice, I put a new Pro x piston.has decent tires, title in hand. $2800?!? My buddy says it’s easier and worth more to part out.soooo. Do I part out or just hang in there and wait for a bite.. and I realize that it is a shitty time to sell bike but I want money to work on my new project 81 RM 250... thanks for all your vital wisdom
PhotoMy buddy says it’s easier and worth more parted out.. sooooo. Do i part out or just hang out and wait for a biter?
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11/25/2018 5:19 PM

Seems like it would be a lot more tedious to part it out. I think you will get an offer if you keep posting it. Did you try the facebook market place? Craigslist, etc etc.

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11/25/2018 5:22 PM

I don’t have Facebook or instagram.. vital is my only social media I have?? I have it on a local newspaper website that I have sold stuff on before.. but I’m holding off on Craigslist because of the shit you have to sort through to get real offers..

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11/25/2018 5:25 PM

That pipe looks lovely and trick- no dents and all is it a pro circuit? In UK reckon that bike would get equivalent of maybe $4000 odd! Not that it is so relevant as older bikes seem cheaper in US.

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11/25/2018 5:27 PM

It’s worth $2800. I wouldn’t try parting it out, you’ll regret it. If you were in California, I might be interested. I need another project.

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11/25/2018 5:27 PM

Pipe is raw pro circuit.. and has a number stamped on it.. I don’t remember it off the top of my head though. Photo

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11/25/2018 5:32 PM

Has it any other cool parts/ mods? Looks a nice bike.

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

11/25/2018 5:33 PM

Put that 500 motor in the bike next to it. It's not hard and I know a couple guys who did it.
http://www.kxriders.com/forums/index.php/topic,15398.0.html
That motor is amazing in a better chassis.

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11/25/2018 5:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/25/2018 8:26 PM

In the RM frame??? Bro I’m trying to get rid of projects not gain them...???
And the motor is amazing anyway... the kawi 500 is so much better than my buddies cr500..

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11/25/2018 5:39 PM

a22 wrote:

Has it any other cool parts/ mods? Looks a nice bike.

No not that I’m aware of... but I bought it from some old desert dude that was team green back in the day... he had like 8-10 kx 500’s in his shop along with all the OEM parts a 500 guy could dream of..

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11/25/2018 5:44 PM

a22 wrote:

Has it any other cool parts/ mods? Looks a nice bike.

mwssquad827 wrote:

No not that I’m aware of... but I bought it from some old desert dude that was team green back in the day... he had like 8-10 kx 500’s in his shop along with all the OEM parts a 500 guy could dream of..

That has to be a good selling point- wouldn't surprise me if it was breathed on if he was ex Team Green and had a stack of stuff in his shop. Someone will bite I reckon... eventually.

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

11/25/2018 6:19 PM

If you really want to sell it then you will have to put it on Craig's list. You will have to sort through some crap, but somebody will take it eventually. Put NO TRADES a couple times in the listing and it usually helps if you say something about no tire kickers and don't waste my time, blah blah blah.

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11/25/2018 7:43 PM

Put it on the KSL classifieds out of Utah. There are a lot of people who scan those listings even in surrounding states.

Bike is complete, my $.02 is to keep it whole and find the right buyer. I'd be interested as Langham is but have a 500 project I'm working on right now.

Those are some tall bars! Wonder if this was Brian Brown's bike??

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11/25/2018 8:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/25/2018 8:23 PM

racer187x wrote:

Put it on the KSL classifieds out of Utah. There are a lot of people who scan those listings even in surrounding states.

Bike is complete, my $.02 is to keep it whole and find the right buyer. I'd be interested as Langham is but have a 500 project I'm working on right now.

Those are some tall bars! Wonder if this was Brian Brown's bike??

It is on KSL already.. ??I put those bar bend on all my bikes... and I bought it out of northern NV

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11/26/2018 2:49 AM

Please dont part out this. Good bike, good price.

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11/26/2018 4:14 AM

2800 all day. When I was looking I would have definitely have gave you 2800. Looks a lot better than the one I bought for 2600. But I got her ass right though :D

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11/26/2018 10:57 AM

these bikes in Australia go for $4500 or if been restored $7000 and sell like hot cakes!
I paid $3,300 including shipping for my one in 2014 and that was from Cali to Sydney.

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11/26/2018 11:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/26/2018 11:07 AM

Markee wrote:

2800 all day. When I was looking I would have definitely have gave you 2800. Looks a lot better than the one I bought for 2600. But I got her ass right though :D

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Very nice bike!!

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11/26/2018 11:29 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/26/2018 11:30 AM

How does it run with the PC pipe/FMF silencer combo? I've noticed the exhaust choice makes a huge difference on the KX500. If you end up parting it I'll take the spark arrestor.

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11/26/2018 12:25 PM

Markee wrote:

2800 all day. When I was looking I would have definitely have gave you 2800. Looks a lot better than the one I bought for 2600. But I got her ass right though :D

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I am not much for black rims, but that thing looks bad assed!

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11/26/2018 12:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/26/2018 12:30 PM

Markus422 wrote:

How does it run with the PC pipe/FMF silencer combo? I've noticed the exhaust choice makes a huge difference on the KX500. If you end up parting it I'll take the spark arrestor.

It rips but I have only rode stock otherwise , and I also am not fast enough to tell the difference of pipes on a 500.. it rips with stock,it rips with the setup I have..

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11/26/2018 12:42 PM

I wish i could buy that for that in UK. Its gotten stupid here, That would be 5000 here.

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11/26/2018 12:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/26/2018 1:00 PM

mx_phreek wrote:

I wish i could buy that for that in UK. Its gotten stupid here, That would be 5000 here.

Agreed- I posted earlier and said $4000 in UK but think you more are probably correct in $5000. Those PC pipes and the pipe on Markees bike pictured above (presume the same PC pipe? they look the dogs nuts!)- beautiful angles- I want a KX500 with this pipe! (prob is I not got the cash!)sad unsure

OP why not try selling/ shipping to UK? Not sure of the demographics/ logistics though if cost effective?

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

11/26/2018 1:13 PM

mx_phreek wrote:

I wish i could buy that for that in UK. Its gotten stupid here, That would be 5000 here.

a22 wrote:

Agreed- I posted earlier and said $4000 in UK but think you more are probably correct in $5000. Those PC pipes and the pipe on Markees bike pictured above (presume the same PC pipe? they look the dogs nuts!)- beautiful angles- I want a KX500 with this pipe! (prob is I not got the cash!)sad unsure

OP why not try selling/ shipping to UK? Not sure of the demographics/ logistics though if cost effective?

Don’t know th logistics either seems like a head ache, sounds like a awesome way to get scammed, I still like the old school face to face meet and handshake sell??‍♂️??‍♂️

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11/26/2018 1:16 PM

mx_phreek wrote:

I wish i could buy that for that in UK. Its gotten stupid here, That would be 5000 here.

a22 wrote:

Agreed- I posted earlier and said $4000 in UK but think you more are probably correct in $5000. Those PC pipes and the pipe on Markees bike pictured above (presume the same PC pipe? they look the dogs nuts!)- beautiful angles- I want a KX500 with this pipe! (prob is I not got the cash!)sad unsure

OP why not try selling/ shipping to UK? Not sure of the demographics/ logistics though if cost effective?

I was gonna post saying make it visible on eBay.co.uk... mines not for sale... Photo

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11/26/2018 1:24 PM

Just out of interest, did people tune/ port 2T 500's much? I would guess probably not as they had a load anyway- but maybe some did? (Sure way to get into hospital quicker!?)
Lovely bikes- I preferred the 80's ones but also these 90's ones are growing on me also.

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

11/26/2018 1:26 PM

I really want one but they want more for 25 year old beater than what they cost new. I just cant do it.

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11/26/2018 1:28 PM

mwssquad827 wrote:

Don’t know th logistics either seems like a head ache, sounds like a awesome way to get scammed, I still like the old school face to face meet and handshake sell??‍♂️??‍♂️

Yea- not sure- I think though the scamming aspect has actually improved(possibly harder to scam nowdays)- or at least with Ebay. Guess the rule is do not send/ post until cash is received and all the other things that may apply.

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

11/26/2018 1:30 PM

mx_phreek wrote:

I really want one but they want more for 25 year old beater than what they cost new. I just cant do it.

I feel your pain! Yes- me too would love something like this. Back in the day had a CR500 and a 1988 KX500- sold them for peanuts! ... hindsight eh?unsure

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

11/26/2018 1:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/26/2018 1:57 PM

mx_phreek wrote:

I really want one but they want more for 25 year old beater than what they cost new. I just cant do it.

What??? You won’t buy based off of the price it sold for in 1994?? That my sir is the dumbest shit I have heard today????

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