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Hello everyone. I'm looking to get my first bike. I found a used 1998 honda cr250 on craigslist. The guy is asking for 1600. Just wondering what y'all thought about it and if it was a bad deal. He is willing to negotiate the price. Im meeting him this week to look the bike over. To me it looks a little to beat up to be worth 1600, but what do i know. Here are some pics. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

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It looks OK but 1600 would probably be the top of the range. Go and check it out, if it looks good and the motor is fresh, offer 1400-1500 and if it is a little rough but the motor is decent, go for 1200 or 1300. I got my 97' cr250 in July for 1300 (he was asking 1500 and I offered 1300 and he took it :D ). It was in a little better shape but I think I got a good deal. If it doesn't look as good in person, make that clear to him and he will lower the price more. I would probably pay 1500 max for it, so try and get it for 1500 or cheaper

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I don't think it looks that bad, After all it is a 15 year old bike.  Check the normal stuff . I hate when some guy spit shines his old bike to sell it. I'd almost rather it dirty. This way I can see if things are leaking, Whether it be coolant , oil, or blow by.

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