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Hi,
 As much as I want to say that I found my dream bike, something seems a bit off.

Can someone please confirm this is a 2008-250cc??  (That's all I know)

I can't find that engine anywhere in google for a 2008 250.. 
Is it possible it has had an engine swap??

The seller doesn't know much about it, it was inherited to him from his cousin.

Thanks in advance.

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49 minutes ago, MrGG said:

Hi,
 As much as I want to say that I found my dream bike, something seems a bit off.

Can someone please confirm this is a 2008-250cc??  (That's all I know)

I can't find that engine anywhere in google for a 2008 250.. 
Is it possible it has had an engine swap??

The seller doesn't know much about it, it was inherited to him from his cousin.

Thanks in advance.

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I'm gonna say a crf230f could be a 2008 not sure but they did build them that year and  the crf230f is air cooled and has electric start just like your picture shows. Tires look small though looks like a kids bike. 

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Could be a crf250r with a 230 engine?

Not a crf250r because its air cooled 

Not a crf230f though, wrong frame. 

Very off indeed. 

It kinda looks beat up are you sure that's your dream bike?

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Thanks for your thoughts on it.

I wish i had more money to buy a better one ..... but i wont spend my hard earned money on an unknown bike.

Just what I needed to confirm with the experts

Much appreciated

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ha,ha.. thank you guys. Yep, I'm not buying it.
I have notified the seller I'm passing on this bike. I think he sincerely doesn't know what he inherited.. but doesn't mean I'm going to buy it.

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Good call on the pass. 

When on a budget patience, constantly checking the classifieds, and knowing when a good deal is too good to be true are key. There are decent bikes out there that people are selling cheap though. Good luck on the search 

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I would buy it to test my mechanic skills. I am wondering how long it would take me to fix the flopped down kickstarter. 

 

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21 hours ago, William1 said:

...But based on the pictures, it is a Chinese bike that has been frankisized.

I think you repeated yourself there; by nature, aren't all Chinese bikes Frankenbikes of some sort? :thinking:

To the OP, thanks for the brain teaser. Good call on not buying it.

And excellent catch, horsappl! :prof:

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2 hours ago, CaptDan said:

I think you repeated yourself there; by nature, aren't all Chinese bikes Frankenbikes of some sort? :thinking:

To the OP, thanks for the brain teaser. Good call on not buying it.

And excellent catch, horsappl! :prof:

Nah, some are pretty nicely made machines. It is just the little bikes that seem to be crappy put of the box.

However, many an owner, even one that got a nice bike brand new, 'frankenbikes' it as they try to cheap out using second rate service parts. Cheapo levers that while can be stuffed in the perch, do not fit that well. After market cables. mismatching bolts. Poor fitting plastics. Then they are amazed the bikes value is less than average.

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