1998 cr250???

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sup guys, i have found a cr250 for sale, its a 98 but was owned by my sisters friend but i asked him if he new of a bike (cr250) for sale, he said yes, mine is. He said that he was thinking of selling his but that it was just a thought. Him and i are really good friends and all, i am calling him back in a week to make an offer and was wondering what the bike is really worth. He used it but not abused it. The bike has never gotten more than 8 feet of the ground and that was only on a blue moon. The bike still runs strong, starts in 2 kicks, and he also has taken good care of it. He will give it to me cheaper knowing that im only 16, what price should i give him??? thanks
 
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Dude,

$2000 to $2200 tops.

Those were nice bikes , with good motors. It does have a single radiator( so check it over good , because a new radiator is expensive)

good luck
see ya
 
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If the bike needs a new clutch and it is only a 98 model it must have been abused. 1700 is a bit too much, I'd say 1200.
Cheers che
 
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Oh, I'd at least pay $1500 for any nice 250. But if he thinks 12 is enough take it. I'm asking $1300 for my '97 RM80(exc. condition though). If you know you can trust the guy ask him what he's done to it. This tells you the after markets and if he replaced anything. You should try to test ride it to see if it runs and ride alright with means no major problems. Oh yeah no clutch, well at least start it.
 
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Clutches wear out just like brake pads and tires. It will cost you bout $100 bucks for a good replacement kit. 16 or $1700 is a good price, sounds like your afraid to offer to little, but 1600 aint bad for him.
 
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i dont want to get into a weird situation with him, i might be keeping the bike at his house since my mama and dad are so against them.
 
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Originally posted by Truespode


You need to get your parents on your side. This sport is so much better when the family is involved or at least supportive.

Ivan
Agreed! they may even chip in if ya work 'em right :) but seriously get them on your side, BTW what was your first bike? If you have proved to tthem(especialy mama) that you can ride and not get scratched (mothers get upset over the smallest scratch) you should be ok.
 

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Originally posted by RMcommando
If the bike needs a new clutch and it is only a 98 model it must have been abused.
So I guess the 2003's with new clutches must have been absolutely tortured. :think: If you think clutches should last 6+ seasons you need to ride a little harder.
 

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Yea kiddo - get your parents on your side!!!!!! About the clutch issue, what exactly is the clutch doing?? If you are feeling a "jerkyness" at engagement it could be WAY more then $100 worth of damage. Replace a notched basket sometime and you will see what I mean... If I were you I would price out a COMPLETE clutch assembly - basket, pressure plate, plates (ALL) and deduct this price from a reasonable "ready to run" offer. I think 1800 for a decent 1998 CR250 is fair, I would deduct $500 for clutch repair - offering $1300 as is. Then, to stay on the right trail with my buddy, I would take MY bike and open it up to see what it needs. If all it needs are plates, I would give him the difference (surprize him, DONT make the reimbursement part of the original deal), this would make you a HERO friend in anyones eyes...
The 98's were ok but the Honda aluminum frames have definitly improved over the years since then!!
Woodsy
 
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You realy need to ride it before you make a offer(or ask what he thinks he wants for it). Woodsy's right I wouldn't give over 13 as is. Ride it if moves and let us know what happens. Ask a dealer how much a repair will be after you find out(unless you plan to do labor yourself). It could be more than the clutch which means more $$.

Does the seller know whats really wrong w/ the bike? If not it's probably been abused. It most likely has if he only got about 5 years out of a clutch. Depends how hard you ride and where you ride.