Best Deal you ever got.

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3/22/2019 1:03 PM

Seeing that we have threads about being passed by pros ,and frankenbikes. I figure I wouldn't get too much hate over a thread about the "best deal".

Any who here are the Rules:

1. It has to be the end cost on a bike you got. You might have gotten a YZ125 for 100$ but the 1400$ you put in it to make it run has to be budgeted into your end result.
2. Give a brief description of what all went into it , the buy, the build , and the end result.
3. If you were able to resale it . Was it for profit, or in the end did you break even?
4. If you want post a picture.

If you want any rules added please comment so I can edit and add.

Thanks,
Brent

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3/22/2019 1:29 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/22/2019 1:30 PM


Mine would be my 05 Kx 125 I bought in 2014 I paid 1000$ for it after it wouldn't start due to a plugged carb. It had all stock graphics including the warning stickers. All original parts including a brake pad that looked like it had a chip from a piece of rogue wire ( It seriously looked like it was ridden maybe 7hrs tops). No scuffs on frame or on covers. Rode it for a year put new brakes on it for 45$, Rebuilt the forks for 80$ , and did a top end for 120$. Total in the first year was 1245$ for a practically new 125. The next year I got a deal on a complete bottom end for 345$. Ill post pics after work.
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3/22/2019 1:36 PM

My 05 YZ250. $1500 for the bike itself and another $1500 for a full rebuild, new cylinder, updated plastic, misc parts and graphics from Factory Effex. $3000 later I have almost my full dream YZ250. Just want my works pipe and vforce reeds and she will be perfect. I love that bike!


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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, O'Neal, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

3/22/2019 1:37 PM

Around 1990 I was given a 1981 Maico 490. Had to buy tires, tubes, piston, ring, oil and gas. Back then I probably spent under $500 for everything to get it running. Still have it. Still ride it.

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Bret Bonham

3/22/2019 1:41 PM

Bought a new 2002 yz 125 in October of 2001 for $4,500 otd.

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3/22/2019 1:42 PM

2000 Honda Z50. It literally was owned by a grandma and the grandkids never rode it looked brand new. Paid 550. Rode it for probably 10 years or more as a pitbike. All I ever did was change the oil. Sold it for $1200.

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3/22/2019 1:42 PM

In August 2001, bought a Brand New 2001 RM 250 for $3100 USD out the door from an Ontario bike shop. Raced it 3 years. Sold it late 2004 for $3500 USD in Michigan. Wish I would have kept it.

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3/22/2019 1:43 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

My 05 YZ250. $1500 for the bike itself and another $1500 for a full rebuild, new cylinder, updated plastic, misc parts and graphics from Factory Effex. $3000 later I have almost my full dream YZ250. Just want my works pipe and vforce reeds and she will be perfect. I love that bike!


Wow! Very nice bike for $3K. And some people wonder why we buy these things and rebuild them on the cheap. No brainer, plus tons of fun!! Makes me want to do the same.

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3/22/2019 1:47 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

My 05 YZ250. $1500 for the bike itself and another $1500 for a full rebuild, new cylinder, updated plastic, misc parts and graphics from Factory Effex. $3000 later I have almost my full dream YZ250. Just want my works pipe and vforce reeds and she will be perfect. I love that bike!


500 Mike wrote:

Wow! Very nice bike for $3K. And some people wonder why we buy these things and rebuild them on the cheap. No brainer, plus tons of fun!! Makes me want to do the same.

Thanks man! I still keep an eye out for cheap YZ's just in case I can snatch another one, but probably never will find another deal like this one. Thanks to another Vitard(sumdood) I got a smokin deal on a badass bike. Still can't thank him enough for it, even almost a year later lol.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, O'Neal, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

3/22/2019 1:51 PM

Bret wrote:

Around 1990 I was given a 1981 Maico 490. Had to buy tires, tubes, piston, ring, oil and gas. Back then I probably spent under $500 for everything to get it running. Still have it. Still ride it.


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Bret Bonham

3/22/2019 1:55 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

My 05 YZ250. $1500 for the bike itself and another $1500 for a full rebuild, new cylinder, updated plastic, misc parts and graphics from Factory Effex. $3000 later I have almost my full dream YZ250. Just want my works pipe and vforce reeds and she will be perfect. I love that bike!


Did you do SSS forks or just have your's set up for you ?

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3/22/2019 2:00 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

My 05 YZ250. $1500 for the bike itself and another $1500 for a full rebuild, new cylinder, updated plastic, misc parts and graphics from Factory Effex. $3000 later I have almost my full dream YZ250. Just want my works pipe and vforce reeds and she will be perfect. I love that bike!


mb60 wrote:

Did you do SSS forks or just have your's set up for you ?

Nope, no SSS forks on it. I actually have a 98 YZ250 that I bought 05 yz125 forks for. I had those done for my weight a while back, but still haven't ridden it yet. I ended up taking the forks off the 98 and putting them on this bike before riding it because they were already setup for me. Brian at N2Dirt set them up so good that I see no reason to spend the money on SSS forks.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, O'Neal, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

3/22/2019 2:04 PM

Picked an mint 2006 rm 125 32 hours paid 800 guy said it blew up need a new plug.

the best deal i have ever gotten was a 2018 ram ecodiesel Laramie 1500 4x4 for 32000 out the door with 0 percent financing

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3/22/2019 2:14 PM

A buddy brings me a 85 Cr125 and says I want you to rebuild the engine it’s locked up. I take it apart and the crank is toast. Cylinder and piston still look good. Bike is in really nice shape. Filter has zero dirt on it. Rear tire is slick.
I call him up and tell him how much for a new crank gaskets and bearings and he says “I don’t have that much money” so it sits in my shop torn apart for 6 months. Then I get a phone call from a guy several states away wanting to know if I have his sons bike? I said I’ve got one that a buddy brought over. He says that’s my sons bike that we brought down on vacation and the kids rode it on the highway till they locked it up. He asks me how much to fix it and I tell him. He says no way just put it back together. I said ok but it’s still $200 for the labor.
He doesn’t want to pay so I tell him I’ll bring it to you in boxes then. Then he asks, what would you give for it? I said $200 he just laughed. Long story short I got it for $200 put another $300 in it. Rode it for two years and sold it for $1500. Best deal I’ve ever had on a bike.

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3/22/2019 2:38 PM

I picked my wife up for free and it's just been basic maintenance cost since then. Pretty good deal ide say.

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3/22/2019 2:39 PM

JWACK wrote:

I picked my wife up for free and it's just been basic maintenance cost since then. Pretty good deal ide say.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, O'Neal, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

3/22/2019 2:39 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/22/2019 2:40 PM

In 2001 I bought a used 2001 YZ426 for $3150.00. Some guy bought it and couldn't start it. It sat in his garage for 6 mos. until he decided to trade it in on a sport bike. Bought it for wholesale from dealer. Just had to drain carb and tank, roosted it up with that bike for two years. I think list waz $6199.00 and they were sold out.

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THERE IS NO SECOND MOTO IN LIFE!

3/22/2019 2:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/22/2019 2:59 PM

2000 KX125 for $3,500 (crazy good deal even back then) w/ only like two hours on it. PC pipe & silencer, PC suspension components and moto work, powder coated lime green frame, Excel wheels and all the accessories on it you can think of. A close friend of mine (since passed, godspeed brother) had a team green ride but after LL switched to Yamaha. His dad who is a great dude would have to sign me up allot of weekends that summer cause my dad was working so much overtime just so I could get to the races in my beat up 1994 mazda b2300 pickup on my own. I was 17 and rubbing nickels together and my 99 KX125 was roached out after almost two seasons on it. My friends dad one day had me cruise up to there house just so I could "check out" the lorettas bike that were going to have to sell now that they were on YZ's. He let me leave with it and said something like "sell your 99 and when get the cash we can start to square up". Which I did and raced that bike for the rest of 2000 and again in 2001 125 B and collegeboy classes. That bike was very fast and handled like a dream compared to my 99. It gave me so much more confidence. Had my best results in 2001 on it. I owe it to my friend and his dad. Sold it after the 2001 season (and prolly about a 100 hrs later on the bike) for the same price I paid for it $3,500. Can't beat that kind of deal. I have pics of that bike somewhere if I can round one up later ill post it

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3/22/2019 2:53 PM

My dad bought me new 07 and 08 yz250f's back in the day so id like to think that is the best deals i ever got. However, after that i bought an 04 KX 125 off a buddy for 1000 bucks that still had original grips, sprockets, etc.. that was damn near brand new.

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3/22/2019 3:04 PM

The 1982 RM125 was so popular Suzuki did s second production run and in the end shot themselves in the foot. Yes his was one of the best 125s in the day but they did not have enough customers. The were still stacked up in 1983 and Suzuki did a crazy deal through dealers to blow them out, pretty soon they were everywhere. My brother, a buddy in the neighborhood and myself all picked one up. A dealer in Hollywood was selling them for $980 OTD because of Suzuki rebates. When they started to move so fast they quickly raised the price again. I was my first brand new motorcycle.


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3/22/2019 3:07 PM

In 2008 I bought a new KTM 144SX. Our money was on par with the U.S. so made the 4 hour drive to pick it up at the dealer for $5200 as oppose to the $6700+ (or whatever it was) my local dealer wanted for the same bike.

Sold it a year later for $5000 and the $1500 saved allowed me to ride a whole lot more.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

3/22/2019 3:12 PM

'04 KX125 - brand new - purchased in 2007 when dealers couldn't give 125's away. Paid $3,500 out the door.


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3/22/2019 3:25 PM

09 rmz 450.. 1600.. ready to ride.. I only added plastic n graphics to my taste.. sold for 3500 after a full year..

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3/22/2019 3:32 PM

About ten years ago I was skimming one of the Texas MX classified boards and about two weeks down the page were three ads. First ad was for a complete set of Fox Factory Forx set up for a 78-80 Elsinore, second ad was for a Complete set of Simons forks for a 78-80 Elsinore and the third ad was for a DG aluminum swing arm for a 76-78 CR125. The prices were extremely low and I kicked myself in the ass for 15 minutes straight for not checking the ads more regularly knowing that these had to have been snatched up instantly. Eventually I called just to make sure and much to my surprise they were all still available. I didn't even try to negotiate and was dumbfounded that no one else was interested. Made arrangement to meet up for the sale and ended up getting all three. Swingarm was $100.00 (usually $350.00-500.00 at the time), Fox Forx were $350.00 (usually 2-3 grand at the time) and the Simons were $250.00 (usually $1700.00-2200.00 at the time). Best part was that they were all correct for the Honda's with all the correct axles and stems already in place. It was a glorious day...





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3/22/2019 3:37 PM

Two new Honda Kick N Go's in the box for $34.95 each.



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3/22/2019 4:35 PM

Jesus.

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3/22/2019 4:50 PM

Free RM 125s.

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3/22/2019 5:09 PM

1973 kawasaki two-stroke 100cc street bike with a seized piston for ten bucks. A hammer and a block of wood and i got my first bike running. Beat the crap out of it for two summers.

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3/22/2019 8:01 PM

In 2013 I found an add on Craigslist for a 2013 kx450f parts bike, just sold my 2012 crf450 and had $ for a new bike. The price on it was $3500... so I texted the guy, didn’t get an answer for an hour so I wrote it off.. about 2 hours I got a text back and said the bike was for sale.. selling as a “parts bike” but there was nothing wrong with it. Kid lived in Oakland “red flag” and said his mom bought it for him and he was a art school student. He sent me pics of all the paperwork he had, COO and bill of sale from the shop in Oregon it was shipped from. Went to local shop ran the vin and sure enough it was registered to the seller.

Well I went to Oakland and this guy straight rode the bike up from around the corner to a gas station I was waiting at. After verifying all the paperwork and making sure it ran good with no issues I bought it.

Bike literally had one hour on it. Zero dirt, air filter wasn’t even oiled from the dealer. Needed tires and a throttle tube cause someone was playing 12’oclock boys in their back alley and dumped it and I think got scared to ride it.

Put about $300 in it, changed oil and put 6 hours on it. Figured out kawi wasn’t my thing and resold it for $6200 a month later. Sketchiest deal I ever did.

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3/22/2019 8:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/22/2019 8:08 PM

swapped my 06 kx250F for an 07 kx 250 2 stroke.. AND the guy gave me $500 on top of it..
Still got it all these years later!

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