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Would you buy this pinger for a fun bike?

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For $900 it doesn't look all that bad. The nice thing about it is, you can beat the hell out of it and it only cost you $900. It sucks when you beat the hell out of a $6000 bike.

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I had the exact same bike back in 1977, and it still remains as the most fun I ever had on two wheels. I suppose the fact that I was still living at home, had no responsibilities, and was 19 years old, might have had a little to do with those fond memories.....................

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Well after my last post I changed my mind. I would rather spend 4$00 more for this.

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$1246.00 OTD in 1977 dollars would be $4,498.41 in today's dollars. $900 is 20% of the original cost, including inflation adjustments.

You could enter some vintage events, or embarrass other riders on modern hardware with skills and prowess. :thumbsup:

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$1246.00 OTD in 1977 dollars would be $4,498.41 in today's dollars. $900 is 20% of the original cost, including inflation adjustments.

You could enter some vintage events, or embarrass other riders on modern hardware with skills and prowess. :moon:

1977_RM_370_b.jpg

I was talking to a guy at work. He has a old beater like this. He said his son took it out to a race. His son was kicking ass on it. He said everyone was yelling as he went by. Up until the last lap he was in 1st through 3rd place. All the rest of the bikes were newer bikes. Last lap he went down and broke his colar bone. :thumbsup: Man that would have been cool if he won.

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the RM could actually be more fun, i agree. those model CR's are all over the place, just like honda cars. Plus i bet the RM sounds awesome as well. but the bottome line, you can't compare bikes that are 20 years apart in age. that would be like comparing a 68 vette to a 99 vette, two totally different styles of driving and purpose. and in 5 years, the RM will be worth 900 and the CR will depreciate to 900(or less).

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$1246.00 OTD in 1977 dollars would be $4,498.41 in today's dollars. $900 is 20% of the original cost, including inflation adjustments.

You could enter some vintage events, or embarrass other riders on modern hardware with skills and prowess. :thumbsup:

1977_RM_370_b.jpg

Excellent economic overview. That pic is of the 'B' model, with the remote shock resivoirs.

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why would you spend $900 on that???:thumbsup:

You could get a 1997 YZ250 (awesome bike) for about that much. It would be way more fun, and you could actually get parts for it.

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I bought a cherry 2001 cr250 for only $450 more....

New tech chassis and suspension makes a big difference. I'm sure that motor is nice but the chassis is makes the ride.

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Great deals these days on pingers no doubt. For those people looking to put lots of fun low maintenance hours on a bike a 2 stroke is the way to go.

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That 370 is a classic, and looks like its in great shape, I'd buy it for $900. I doubt the wife would let me tho. I had a lot of Suzuki's back then. Had to know how to weld cause the frames and pipes were always cracking.

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Great deals these days on pingers no doubt. For those people looking to put lots of fun low maintenance hours on a bike a 2 stroke is the way to go.

You know, I have 4 smokers in the stable right now and they're just as expensive to keep running as the thumpers. My 06 R-2 1/2 years hasn't cost a penny except for chain and sprockets. The 05 X, 3 years and 6000 miles and put $350 into valves and a piston. Had the KTM 6 months and had to do a clutch basket and waterpump seal for $250, and the 2 01 CR 250's get a new piston and rings every summer for $250.

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You know, I have 4 smokers in the stable right now and they're just as expensive to keep running as the thumpers. My 06 R-2 1/2 years hasn't cost a penny except for chain and sprockets. The 05 X, 3 years and 6000 miles and put $350 into valves and a piston. Had the KTM 6 months and had to do a clutch basket and waterpump seal for $250, and the 2 01 CR 250's get a new piston and rings every summer for $250.

I was thinking initial cash outlay for the 2 strokes. If a guy can get one for half as much as a thumper then it'll be a cheaper way to go.....maybe. Then again, if people can do their own top end work on a 4 stroke and not pay shop labor it comes down to preference. I'm not much of a 2 stroke guy but I have to admit the YZ250 is very fun to ride and very reliable. I can do a new top end in about two hours for around $125. I seriously doubt if it would be more than a pile of dust if it had half as many hours on it as my 450X though. That bike has never run better:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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