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2008 wr450 '494 original miles' ????

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Im not sure if i should be posting this here, or the WR/YZ sub forum

I saw an 08 wr250 for sale today for 2500 and they claim 494 original miles, the battery has been replaced.. doesn't unhooking the battery reset the odometer on this year?

There is also a unmodified wr450 for sale asking 3100. 'Excellent condition, old guy owned' etc. Apparently it has the stock front tire and the rear has been replaced once and is still in good condition.

Could anyone venture a guess how many hours/miles that would ballpark out to? 

Are either of these a good deal?

Thanks for any input everyone

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Youll never know... ride it see if it smokes tics missing a gear etc but you can never guarantee mileage all you can guarantee is how much maintenance was done by how good of condition its in COSMETICS AREN'T MAINTENANCE just cuz it looks purdy doesn't mean the oil coolant and valves were kept up on

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08 WR250F has a resettable trip meter.  No odometer.  They may have never reset it and it reads 494 miles....or just 494 miles since it was last reset.   Not reliable, but a close look at wheels, rotors, brake pads, tires, sprockets, underside of frame etc should give you an idea about usage.

Make sure you know exactly how these were equipped coming out of the factory and you can tell if it is an original low usage bike.

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