OKay so I have the other topic in the XR section about the 04 being a pretty good deal and plans to go look at it today. Im hoping to get a few more opinions and suggestion with this thread now that I've looked at it. The deal was that it's his 70 y/o father's who had trouble kick starting it so it didn't really get used. 91 miles, all stock in perfect condition, needing nothing. Sound's like a good deal, which is why I drove 90 minutes to look. The good was it doesn't have any boot wear on the frame or crank cover at all and the odo does in fact say 91. The bad was that, on the phone, like I said, he didn't say anything negative about it at all. Just a simply very low use stock bike, and 90 minutes later I get there and it runs like shit. Forget about idleing. To keep it running just sitting you have to be on the throttle pretty good. It wouldn't run or lug at low enough RPM to get turned around on a standard width road in 1st gear. Response was entirely off and on. When you got to the RPM's to where it would go you would spin the tire with zero response below that. Starting off, same, it wouldn't go without a handfull of gas and tire spin. Then it was backfiring alot and just sounded very rough. So I figure it's a few years old with no use so the carb is prob pretty cloged but why not say that on the phone? He also said it must need a carb cleaning and that he drained the bowl and replaced the gas the other day so it's not like he didn't have any idea that it wasnt running right. Then it says on the frame, BIG sticker, "03 model year" which is a year older than he said... and lastly I've only had 2 stroke MX bikes so I dont know if these are perhaps clear signs of valve issues or lifters or cdi or another possibly bad 4 stoke issue that Im clueless about. They can't run this shitty from just being corked up right? I woulda' been alot less wierded out if he just said it need's a carb cleaning on the phone and it's not running too good from sitting around but he didn't say anything close to that and the thing sounded BAD so IDK. This Coupled with the model year inconsistency and the messed up power delivery I wanted to see what expertise I could get here and if it sound's like a classic carb clean fix. How durable are the graphics? Because these were bubled up on one side and a couple scratches in em. In case your not farmiliar with the other thread, the bike is 3250, so not bad there. But that could also give the idea that perhaps something is wrong more than I realize.