Brand New 1998 KX250

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2/7/2018 4:56 PM

Brand New KX 250
For sale in minnesota
On face book
Guy says it sat in someone's living room since 1998
What would you guys put on this for a value ?
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2/7/2018 5:03 PM

Living room? What a weird circumstance.

Very cool tho. I wonder what a Kawi fanatic would pay.

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2/7/2018 5:04 PM

Hmm- It's worth exactly what someone's willing to pay.

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2/7/2018 5:18 PM

3 grand.

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2/7/2018 5:20 PM

I’d love to have it. Wish 3 could get it.....

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2/7/2018 6:00 PM

Ride it a couple of times and it will be worth about $1200.00. I'd like to have it though. I'd pay 3 grand for it, just because I'm in to KX's and have 3 others. I have and prefer the 97' model over the 98 but that is just me.

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2/7/2018 7:06 PM

anything under $4000 would be a good buy, anything over $5000 would be a bad buy.

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2/7/2018 7:28 PM

That was a great bike...awesome power, great suspension, and stable handling. I agree with the above, 4K would be a good buy. Crazy though, what you think it's worth and what it actually goes for can be very far apart.

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2/7/2018 7:38 PM

Not worth more than 2K

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2/7/2018 7:41 PM

Wouldn't be surprised to see it go for 4500 to someone who rode KX's back then and has more money than sense. That bike is worth WAY more than 2000 lol.

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2/7/2018 7:59 PM

Ted722 wrote:

That was a great bike...awesome power, great suspension, and stable handling. I agree with the above, 4K would be a good buy. Crazy though, what you think it's worth and what it actually goes for can be very far apart.

Great for that time period? Or great if you rode it today?

I’d imagine that today’s technology has a way of sobering our memories of old bikes. And if not, and this KX would still feel like “great suspension” today, that’s just sad.

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2/7/2018 8:05 PM

Ted722 wrote:

That was a great bike...awesome power, great suspension, and stable handling. I agree with the above, 4K would be a good buy. Crazy though, what you think it's worth and what it actually goes for can be very far apart.

Jabroni wrote:

Great for that time period? Or great if you rode it today?

I’d imagine that today’s technology has a way of sobering our memories of old bikes. And if not, and this KX would still feel like “great suspension” today, that’s just sad.

I agree, but for the time, it was great for me. I had a local suspension tuner swap the springs to a straight rate (for my weight) and a revalve. It was confidence inspiring at the time. Since I'm 20 years slower, I'm sure it would be just fine today too.

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2/7/2018 8:48 PM

Ted722 wrote:

That was a great bike...awesome power, great suspension, and stable handling. I agree with the above, 4K would be a good buy. Crazy though, what you think it's worth and what it actually goes for can be very far apart.

Jabroni wrote:

Great for that time period? Or great if you rode it today?

I’d imagine that today’s technology has a way of sobering our memories of old bikes. And if not, and this KX would still feel like “great suspension” today, that’s just sad.

Ted722 wrote:

I agree, but for the time, it was great for me. I had a local suspension tuner swap the springs to a straight rate (for my weight) and a revalve. It was confidence inspiring at the time. Since I'm 20 years slower, I'm sure it would be just fine today too.

20 yrs slower? Good point. I didn’t think of that haha

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2/7/2018 9:03 PM

Jabroni wrote:

20 yrs slower? Good point. I didn’t think of that haha

Forgot, 20lbs heavier too. Need new springs too.

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2/7/2018 9:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/7/2018 9:19 PM

Whoever saved that bike for 20 years isnt selling it for 3000. I bet asking 7500 or something. And riding it would be stupid. You could get a used bike that year for 1000. That kind of bike is for a special kind of buyer

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2/7/2018 9:24 PM

That was the bike i dreamed as teen, Tried one a few year ago. Great bike Fast,Stable but turning the thing was a different story! Would still love too own one.

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2/7/2018 10:10 PM

There's a cockhead that lives across the road from me with a KX 250, not sure what year due to the Rockstar and Monster decals all over it, plus the fully sick Skin Industries seat cover that's gone brown, but I'm guessing '95/'96? Says he will never part with it, "it's his baby" (it's roached).
He has another similar year KX 250 in boxes. I'd love to get my hands on them and bring them back to their former glory.

Fucken gumby wanker, it's sickening.

End vent.

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2/7/2018 10:49 PM

Ted722 wrote:

That was a great bike...awesome power, great suspension, and stable handling. I agree with the above, 4K would be a good buy. Crazy though, what you think it's worth and what it actually goes for can be very far apart.

Yes quite funny seeing the lowballs and thinking its realistic, for someone who rode that model and got cash to splash they wouldnt blink at 6+k. Doubt you could build one for less.

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2/7/2018 11:03 PM

Ted722 wrote:

That was a great bike...awesome power, great suspension, and stable handling. I agree with the above, 4K would be a good buy. Crazy though, what you think it's worth and what it actually goes for can be very far apart.

I bought one of those that year....not how I remember it, although the motor was good.
Had the 125 and sent the top end to pro circuit, got the pipe and silencer too...that 125 flew

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2/7/2018 11:49 PM

FlickitFlat wrote:

Ride it a couple of times and it will be worth about $1200.00. I'd like to have it though. I'd pay 3 grand for it, just because I'm in to KX's and have 3 others. I have and prefer the 97' model over the 98 but that is just me.

Not just you, loved the 97, the 98 ? not so much

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2/8/2018 3:26 AM

I did the Eric Gorr porting from his book. Was very fast. Got my first Holeshot with it against a 98 cr250
Good memories

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2/8/2018 4:51 AM

$2500. Too many better bikes out there to pay anything more.

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2/8/2018 5:15 AM

Anyone on here who says it's worth less than $4000 is dreaming. It may not be a bike you want, but this era of bike is really sought after now, and plenty of guys doing replicas of 90s machines. Start with a $1000 heap and it's very easy to spend $3000+ to restore it and it still won't be close to a brand new machine like this.

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2/8/2018 5:37 AM

$349.99

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2/8/2018 5:44 AM

dadofagun wrote:

I’d love to have it. Wish 3 could get it.....

The Guy is asking $3500
So $3000 could possibly get it
But it's in Minnesota

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2/8/2018 5:49 AM

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2/8/2018 7:50 AM

Paul says “far from new”.. the seat could just be the lighting. Would need to see better pics for any real evidence that it’s not as advertised with 15 minutes of run time on it.

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2/8/2018 8:09 AM

Forks worst part, handled ok or even good. Power, or motor, and rear suspension a 10. A bigger stronger guy would manage the front end, its a sweet bike.

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2/8/2018 8:46 AM

Ted722 wrote:

That was a great bike...awesome power, great suspension, and stable handling. I agree with the above, 4K would be a good buy. Crazy though, what you think it's worth and what it actually goes for can be very far apart.

make1go wrote:

Yes quite funny seeing the lowballs and thinking its realistic, for someone who rode that model and got cash to splash they wouldnt blink at 6+k. Doubt you could build one for less.

It's worth what someone is willing to pay for it, so yes I'm sure there is someone out there who wouldn't miss $6K.

I don't think it's worth more that $2K because 1) it's not brand new, 2) even if it was, you'll need to drop money on it to make it rideable again (seals, bearings, hoses, tires, etc.) and 3) I owned that bike for years and was happy to see it go. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad bike, but the best thing about it was the power, and I could drop a 300 kit into a YZ250 and get more hit on a better overall bike.

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2/8/2018 10:16 AM

Ah the green steel bars. They would bend if you just looked at them.

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