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Should I buy it?

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Getting out of gopeding, and moving onto dirtbikes. I found an old Late 90's 50cc 2 speed automatic TX Tomos Dirt-Bike. The guy wants 325$, and I said i'd pick it up later this week. Anyways, just wanna know if this is a good price? I rode it today, and it turns on with one hit of the kickstart. I plan to fix it up with engine mods, and make it look nicer with a paint job etc. One question I have is, can I get aftermarket parts for this bike? Is this 50 similar to like the honda ones? I saw a FMF pipe on ADAracing, and it said it was for a honda, but could it fit propely on this bike?

Thanks In Advance,
 

_JOE_

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Keep saving. You will be VERY lucky just to be able to find parts to keep it running, let alone hop it up.
 

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$400 goes a long way. I just purchased a used KX80 for $200 yesterday. After I cleaned it up and got it running, I figure it'll cost me another $100-$200 in clutch parts, new tires, and suspension service and I will have a decent toy to add to the stable.

Keep your eyes open and you will find a good deal. Just don't get something that is beyond your mechanical skills...
 

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You need to consider that the low entry cost is only part of the picture. Parts is the other bigger issue. If you can't get parts then you have a $325 door stop.
 
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#8
Very True Statements...Thanks Guys. I've made my decision, just to wait until I find something I really want.
 

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Good decision ?03L. Make no mistake, they ALL break. I just prefer something fixable, thats all.