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5/18/2020 7:49 PM

good luck finding a 65-125. these bikes are disappearing so fast i wonder if they are being sent overseas?
The only bikes that dont disapear are the ones that need bottom end or transmission work. guy wants $2500 for a 2005 yz125 with a bad 4th gear..

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5/18/2020 7:51 PM

Not in the south east.

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5/18/2020 7:53 PM

If someone will pay it, he will get that price.

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5/18/2020 7:56 PM

Out in California pit bike prices are strong, my dealer tells me no more available this year.

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5/18/2020 8:14 PM

I’m going to look at a 2006 klx110 tomorrow. Asking price is $1,300. Seems like so much for a 14 year old kids bike but it appears to be the going rate around here.

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5/18/2020 8:15 PM

Still waiting for that "gainfully unemployed" price drop to happen . . . no sign of it yet!!!laughing laughing laughing

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5/18/2020 8:24 PM

Brent wrote:

Out in California pit bike prices are strong, my dealer tells me no more available this year.

Out in california, a clapped out pre 2002 cr250 is selling for $2500 all day which is ridiculous....been looking for a yz125 cant get a 96-01 for less than 2k unreal

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5/18/2020 8:32 PM

I have a new 05 KLX110 and I think I paid $1600. Sitting next to the fireplace. Crazy prices today.

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5/18/2020 8:54 PM

I was looking for a YZ450F about 3-4 weeks ago. There were literally about 5-6 in the entire state of AZ up for sale on CL and FB market - and all were clapped out, and beat to hell. Never seen anything like it.

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5/18/2020 9:09 PM

Gappy here in flyover country.

Lots of big bike options in 99-05 ish era bikes, and lots more in 15-19 year range, but the midrange is way down.

Be nice to see some worthy bikes in that 2008-2014 range, but everything's either old and clapped or new and can't afford the payments type situations. It'll get better this coming winter. smile

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5/18/2020 9:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/18/2020 9:17 PM

Sold my 18' CRF450R a week ago, lost 1700 from what I paid for it new.

Sold my 98 KX125 yesterday paid 900 a year ago and got 1800 for it.

Old 2 smokers in great shape are bringing big bucks these days!

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5/18/2020 9:27 PM

65-125cc?? Man, good luck trying to find a 50 around here. People want $1000+ for 10-15 year old honda 50's. I'm going to pick up a brand new left over 2019 for $1200 OTD later this week. I just cant figure out the 50cc market around here. I guess if people are getting that much for them then good for them but I could never see myself spending $1000 on anything used that only retails for around $1500.

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5/18/2020 9:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/18/2020 9:40 PM

Lightning78 wrote:

Out in california, a clapped out pre 2002 cr250 is selling for $2500 all day which is ridiculous....been looking for a yz125 cant get a 96-01 for less than 2k unreal

I'm searching for a 250 and occasionally come across 125's that might be up your alley. Want me to send you the links?
DM me if so with an email. (for some reason, I can usually receive, but never send, DMs here)

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5/18/2020 9:44 PM

stangkag wrote:

Sold my 18' CRF450R a week ago, lost 1700 from what I paid for it new.

Sold my 98 KX125 yesterday paid 900 a year ago and got 1800 for it.

Old 2 smokers in great shape are bringing big bucks these days!

Theres no way these sellers know that pretty much any japanese bike made after 2000 can still be ridden effectively on any local track just as fast. Most bikes prior to then have some legitimate handicaps in either engine, chassis, suspension or ergonomics enough to hold them back from being 100% capable.....just my opinion here but I feel that japanese bikes (bec it took ktm a while to catch up) manufactured after 2000 are not as prehistoric at 20 down to 15 years old as compared to a current bike. For example, a 1990 cr250 is nowhere near as capable to a 2000 cr250 as a 2000 cr250 would be next to a 2020 crf450


Does that make sense? It does in my head lol!!! Other than the ease of rideability thanks to a refined efi 4 stroke engine, I dont feel that my 2003 kx250 is an impossible handicap to overcome compared to my buddy's 2019 kx450 but in contrast, the performance gap of a 1987 kx250 compared to a 2003 kx250 (which is just as old as my 2003 kx250 is to a 2019 kx) there isnt as much of a drop off that cant be overcome with a capable rider. Not to say Jerry Robin couldnt decimate my lap times on his 86 cr250, just that bikes haven't made anywhere near the leap they did from the mid 80's to the early 2000's as they have from the early 2000's to 2020.

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5/19/2020 3:45 AM

Lightning78 wrote:

Out in california, a clapped out pre 2002 cr250 is selling for $2500 all day which is ridiculous....been looking for a yz125 cant get a 96-01 for less than 2k unreal

Northeast is the same .... but the bikes are just totally clapped out junk....very rare now to find a clean older bike around here...there are guys thinking they can get 2k with broken trannys & cracked cases!

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5/19/2020 3:55 AM

Mini bikes seem to be available but ive noticed everyone thinking their bike is gold and wanting way more than its worth. Your 2004 yz125 isnt worth $2500. Drives me nuts. Or theyll have a clean 05 crf450 and want $3500 for it.

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5/19/2020 4:22 AM

People want crazy money for their junk.

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5/19/2020 4:34 AM

Here in Delaware 2019 ktm 300xc are asking $8000. There are 2 forsale, i didnt want tpi so i was looking for 19 models. I went different route & bought a new 2020 ktm 250sx for $7000 otd.

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5/19/2020 4:50 AM

Conway240 wrote:

Here in Delaware 2019 ktm 300xc are asking $8000. There are 2 forsale, i didnt want tpi so i was looking for 19 models. I went different route & bought a new 2020 ktm 250sx for $7000 otd.

I also searched for a leftover 19 XC300 last fall... did not want a TPI just yet. No luck... So I kept my 18 250SX, which I tried to sell for 5k and got not one inquiry. Bought a used Xc tank, bolts right on, hand guards & skid plate. Rode GNCC down in Florida... it worked great....

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5/19/2020 5:25 AM

I’m moving next month and was thinking about selling my 2017 YZ250 with 24 hrs on it but dread the selling process. Doesn’t seem like New England has many clean used 250s on the market so I may put it up after reading this. My last KTM sold pretty quick but wading through the low ballers is a pain.

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5/19/2020 6:04 AM

There are barely any bikes out here in the San Bernardino area. It is getting boring to sit and search Craigslist while at work. I'm glad I grabbed my kx125 while I had the chance. Even though it is a complete beater.

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5/19/2020 6:06 AM

TbonesPop wrote:

I was looking for a YZ450F about 3-4 weeks ago. There were literally about 5-6 in the entire state of AZ up for sale on CL and FB market - and all were clapped out, and beat to hell. Never seen anything like it.

This, same in the northeast. Definitely a sellers market right now, things are selling fast and not much to choose from. Never seen it quite like right now.

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5/19/2020 6:11 AM

b_kowalsk wrote:

This, same in the northeast. Definitely a sellers market right now, things are selling fast and not much to choose from. Never seen it quite like right now.

I was expecting the opposite when I heard news of our current situation. But that could still come later

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5/19/2020 6:13 AM

FWYT wrote:

Still waiting for that "gainfully unemployed" price drop to happen . . . no sign of it yet!!!laughing laughing laughing

This is what I'm seeing..... no price drops around here.... YET

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5/19/2020 6:29 AM

I sold my '06 YZ125 with 12.5 hrs since total rebuild (engine, linkage,suspension) for $3600. I thought I did good but maybe not after this...
I put what I thought was a high price on it since I didn't care if it sold. Sold in 3 days...
Had Talon Hubs/Dubya wheels, Guts seat, Updated plastic, GYTR pipe/silencer, V-force 3, Oversized rotors, 250F swingarm and was mint. Oh well, only rode it a couple times a year, was nice to look at in the garage but didn't need to keep it.

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5/19/2020 6:32 AM

Seems good where I am - SW IL.

As a little hobby, I part out or rebuild/flip old dirt bikes - when I can find them cheap enough to make some money on.

Bikes that just need cosmetics & maybe crank/piston, I do the work then sell whole. I much prefer this.

Many are so far gone - part out. There are guys making a living doing this - so at some point, available old 2 strokes has to dry up. It is hard to sell a frame - so each part out is one more that'll never be available again.

Most old bikes, are worth $1000 - $1500 in parts. Many listings I see, guys want $1500 for a bike needing a lot of work, that maybe worth $1700-$2000, when done. Not going to happen.

Anyway, I was able to find 4 bikes last year (3 KX125 & 1 CR125).

Which meant that I had a 2002 KX125 and 1999 CR125 for sale this spring.

Got $1750 for the KX (took 1 day to sell) and $1700 for the CR (took a week to sell). The CR went to a guy from 4 hours south and he was very happy to find it. He said where he lives (N. Miss), you just can't find nice ones. Everything available is crappy.

Since, I'm looking for my next project, I do still see a couple nice ones for sale every week or so, in the $1700-$2500 price range.

Although, 10-15 year old KTM 300s appear to be gold plated!

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5/19/2020 6:34 AM

NO bikes in the Austin area. I've been looking for a pitbike for a couple months. Market gets worse by the day.

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5/19/2020 6:40 AM

Agreed up here in the dallas area, prices are getting ridiculous.

But on the bright side, this has to be good news for our sport if more people are buying bikes and riding. Maybe our sport is actually going to grow from all of this (and not because of higher ratings or attendance for supercross).

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5/19/2020 6:54 AM

This is where everyones Donnie Dollars went.

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5/19/2020 7:06 AM

FWYT wrote:

Still waiting for that "gainfully unemployed" price drop to happen . . . no sign of it yet!!!laughing laughing laughing

gt80rider wrote:

This is what I'm seeing..... no price drops around here.... YET

Honestly, I don't expect the "gainfully unemployed" price drops. The main people who were laid off were lower income folks working in retail and restaurants. That industry is starting to open back up (my wife is in retail and she's already very busy again). Higher end employment has stayed going with minimal layoffs, mostly working from home. Construction was considered essential and is still kicking ass. Lots of dirt bikers are construction workers. The lower income folks were able to get unemployment which wasn't too far off of their normal incomes. Many are now coming back to work. Couple that with some government stimulus checks, and you just don't see the price drops one might think would have happened. I don't expect price drops at this point.

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