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I was thinking about buying a 90 ex500 that has 6,000 miles on it. The owner guarentees me it will run after I fix the carberator. He tells me it as been sitting and is like new. This will be my first motorcycle so I know nothing about them. he is selling it for 1500 and I dont know if this is reasonable or not? I am wondering what it takes to fix a carberator if it has been sitting? any advice guys?
 

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Totally unreasonable.
If it were running perfectlly it would only be worth 5-600.

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man am i glad i found this forum... thanks man for the heads up... i will look elsewhere.... Im actually just trying to get a bike to ride for a bit until I can get together the parts I need to convert it to electric =)...found an interesting web site...do a search for el ninja.. where is a good place to get a rolling chassis.
 

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It depends where you are from..

In Quebec if it would be running right this would be the market price..

Keep us posted for the el Ninja conversion :)

Check here for electric bikes, there's a couple of posts concerning these.
 

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Yes, He didn't say where he is. I gave him the New England price. Where Exs are plentiful. Then too those Canuck Dollars is Smaller.

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I still think not.

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I only paid 4500 new with a warranty for my 07 just a couple months ago but they had several 03-06 in the paper for 1500 w lower miles in good shape, I just didnt know how they were broke in. Generally if it was only ridden 500-2000 miles and sold then chances are it wasnt maint. right or broke in right. Just my experience.
Oh and im in Kansas City and a 90 would be about 6-700 bucks running good
 

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I would probably have a mechanic check out the carbs...and if all is well offer him no more than $1200, depending on other items (brakes, clutch, fork seals, chain). Paid $1600 for my '94 EX500, when he was asking $2000...he accepted.


EM


p.s. Is this the same DMC that used to ride Haro?
 

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thanks for the replies everyone. I have decided to look elsewhere and not mess with something that already has problems no matter how small i am told they are. Plus i really need to drive away in it and not trailer it home. :)
 
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