$25,000 Dollar 1984 RM250 on the 'Bay

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3/21/2021 10:27 AM



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First let me say that I do not know the owner of this machine.

Just because this build was published, this cat is trying to make a buck. I get it. I have no probs with putting a few coins in the bank for your hard work.

For 25K I would expect this to be a more accurate resto. As it sits I dont know if I would give him 5K for it.

I suppose a fool is born every day...
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A big thanks goes out to Donnie at Morgantown Powersports and RJ at Beaver Creek Cycles

3/21/2021 10:37 AM

No title.
Deduct $20,000

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3/21/2021 10:38 AM

HarrowDrag wrote:

No title.
Deduct $20,000

With a title, deduct $19,000.

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3/21/2021 10:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/21/2021 10:41 AM

Someone looking for a 85 model could pick up a good deal here. The thing is clean and judging by the Seller’s Description: - 250cc liquid cooled 2-stroke single, Mono shock - Very nice condition is that they don't really know what they have.

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

3/21/2021 10:43 AM

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

3/21/2021 10:51 AM

Professional seat cover install. Photo

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3/21/2021 11:47 AM

And a gray painted swing arm - wondering what's hiding under there?. Rear brake pedal and foot pegs should be black. Fork boots not correct and not installed to the correct spot on the lower side. And pretty sure the little rubber cushion at the lower side of the shock reservoir is missing. ;-)

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3/21/2021 12:11 PM

Gold wheels came on the 85 model.

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3/21/2021 12:11 PM

He also has a 25,000 Honda. Am I crazy or is he crazy? Photo

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3/21/2021 12:12 PM

I raced one of those in 1984. Not worth $2500 IMO. And yes the footpegs and brake pedal were black, not blue and the rims were silver IIRC.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

3/21/2021 1:00 PM

Herb Eaversmells wrote:

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Stevie Wonder is a professional

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3/21/2021 1:06 PM

Seat cover, painted footpegs and brake pedal, tell me alllll I need to know about the rest of the attention to detail. This thing was made before me and even I can pick it apart without knowing a thing about it

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3/21/2021 1:10 PM

Am I the only one that hates pre printed backgrounds on retro builds? Or am I crazy

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3/21/2021 1:49 PM

murph783 wrote:

Seat cover, painted footpegs and brake pedal, tell me alllll I need to know about the rest of the attention to detail. This ...more

Since you asked: The shock reservoir is on upside-down, and the front brake cable is from a 1983 model. Overall it looks like you did a very thorough job on the bike,it's just that there is a lot of "detail" things that are off. GLWS!

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3/21/2021 2:05 PM

Boomslang wrote:

Someone looking for a 85 model could pick up a good deal here. The thing is clean and judging by the Seller’s Description:- ...more

What they have is a 1986 RM250 with the eccentric cam rear full floater. The ‘85 was the last of the bell crank strut vertical shock version. I raced the ‘85.

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3/21/2021 2:21 PM

The 86”s were junk when they were new....

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3/21/2021 2:31 PM

That's a Wrench Rabbit/All Balls resto special. While I appreciate the older RM's those bikes were long in the tooth even when they were new. Having restored several mid-eighties bikes myself, this "restoration" is nothing special and surely not worth even close to $25k. Ray Charles must have installed the seat cover and the frame paint looks like "party balloon blue" not the OEM Suzuki blue.

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3/21/2021 2:32 PM

Herb Eaversmells wrote:

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Traction Rivets.

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Powerband in every gear !

3/21/2021 3:03 PM

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‘84, ‘85 and ‘86 were such damn good years for bikes. Leaps and bounds over anything 10 years prior.

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3/21/2021 6:34 PM

Heck if these are the kinds of dollars they are getting now, I have a 10 hour unrestored 86 KX125. Original owner, Original everything - even the tires. I'll take $50K for it.

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3/21/2021 6:43 PM

I will take 1/4th the asking price of the original post

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3/21/2021 7:14 PM

Herb Eaversmells wrote:

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That seat cover makes me question everything done on that bike

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3/21/2021 9:25 PM

The miss match blues and seat cover installed by a senior citizen with arthritis really make the build!

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3/22/2021 9:25 AM

nickm wrote:

Heck if these are the kinds of dollars they are getting now, I have a 10 hour unrestored 86 KX125. Original owner, Original ...more

Dang all I have is 25k and this guy is trying to sell me a Suzuki right now. How about 25k and an Surround sound system from ‘96 if you’ll take that as a trade. Will consider throwing in a pogo stick and a Duncan yo-yo ( the one that sleeps so you can do sick tricks ) .

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3/22/2021 9:31 AM

Gotta admit, finding those engine parts was pretty damned cool. The motor is probably worth $5k to the right person.

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3/22/2021 10:14 AM

You couldn't sell a brand new in crate 84 RM250 for that price.

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3/22/2021 10:22 AM

Uh huh.... I'll buy that. When monkeys fly out my butt.

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I was raised just off HWY 126 in Valencia during the 80's.

3/22/2021 10:54 AM

That guy is high. If it was a race ridden works Suzuki maybe 25K. For what he’s selling $3-4,000

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3/22/2021 10:55 AM

Holigan wrote:

I will take 1/4th the asking price of the original post

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Now that’s a beautiful restoration 👍
Worth much more than that 25K bike

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3/22/2021 11:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/22/2021 11:08 AM

I have a very nice low hr mostly original 84 RM250 I bought 6-7 years ago, obviously prices were much lower, I think I paid around 1200.00 for it. It is much nicer than the bike for sale for 25k

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