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What motorcycle shouldn’t I buy??

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So apparently there are very few new bikes available and I’m running into roadblocks finding any specific bike I set out to look for. 

so is there anything out there to avoid??

also, 99% of bikes on cycletrader do not exist or are a scam. Any other places to look for bikes besides Craigslist or fb marketplace ??

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Whats your riding style?

Experience?

125/250f class or 250/450f class?

2 stroke or 4 stroke?

Mx, Xc, or enduro?

Terrain?

Previous bikes?

 

 

Not enough info to make a real answer out of

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Beings your on Thumpertalk which most caters to dirt bikes, dont buy a moped, a big cc cruiser type bike, or some kind of rice rocket! Get ya something semi light that can be taken off road!! That pretty much ought to narrow it down!! LOL!

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2 minutes ago, Adam Meyerson said:

Vincent Black Shadow. 

And no, I’m not specifying whether you should buy it or avoid it. That’s up to you.

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don't buy old GasGas or old Husky (pre 14) if you are concerned about finding parts the second you swing the parts door open at your local motorcycle dealer. Husaberg also included in that. Basically any Euro brand bought by KTM in the last decade or so......

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8 hours ago, shrubitup said:

don't buy old GasGas or old Husky (pre 14) .... Husaberg also included in that. Basically any Euro brand bought by KTM in the last decade or so......

More specifically, don't buy a pre-KTM purchase of any Euro brand that KTM bought. KTM doesn't care about parts for bikes that it doesn't own. So your Cagiva or BMW era Husqvarnas are getting hard to find parts. Husabergs are neat bikes, but parts are getting impossible. GasGas is a special case, for the worse. GasGas has had a lot of financial troubles over the past decade, I think it has had two or more bankruptcies. Parts for older models were hard to get even before KTM bought parts of GasGas.

Of course the new Husqv are just blue KTMs and the new GasGas are just red KTMs. Great bikes, but priced like new KTMs.

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20 hours ago, DEATH_INC. said:

Don't buy a KTM. You'll end up being one of 'those' guys that no-one but other KTM riders likes.  pokey.gif.057be1e1cd158e60a0ed95f5b49b67ab.gif

NEVER base your decision on that.

If somebody wants a KTM, they can have one. Same thing with Suzuki's.

 

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7 hours ago, burntvalves said:

do a Yamaha.  they seem to be the only company that gives a crap what we think anymore.  

If they did, they would give us a new yz125 and 250.

 

Tbh, KTM is the only company that gives a crap anymore.

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4 hours ago, stringer45 said:

picked up this tonight. hope i made a good decision. 4 hours on it and not a scratch.IMG_0395.jpg.72bed4c53fa6d38d7779a7168fcb7f5f.jpg

 

thanks all 

 

 

Hope you got some new orange Crocs to go with it. :D

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14 hours ago, stringer45 said:

picked up this tonight. hope i made a good decision. 4 hours on it and not a scratch.IMG_0395.jpg.72bed4c53fa6d38d7779a7168fcb7f5f.jpg

 

thanks all 

 

 

You can't just sit on it in your living room. Go get dirty 

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