To give you one reference point, I picked up a '94 XR600 for $2K last month in good condition; rejetted, pipe, Uni-filter, Renthal bars, Scott's steering stabilizer, front disc and fork guards, skid plate, recovered seat, new graphics, vet owned, clean title. Bikes in California tend to go for a bit more than ones elsewhere, but I wouldn't pay more than about $1900 for it; BWB has an excellent idea on browsing a Cycle Trader before negotiating- tell the sales guy the best price you're seeeing on the market for something similar. Show him the magazine for backup. Remember there are a bunch of these on the market and they're coming down in price. Be polite but firm, patient and well informed. Take your time as BWB rightly suggests and it'll save you hundreds of bucks. Don't be afraid to walk out-- give the guy your name and number with your best and final offer as you walk out the door; tell them to call you if they change their mind (it's worked for me before). Remember-- this sale won't affect your paycheck like it will the salesperson-- you're the one in control. My .02 cents. Cheers- Neil.