Should it stay or should it go now!

This guy wants to trade my '86 CR250 (garage), with his pretty good needs-new-fairings 900RR. People say it has barley 124hp but it's not as fast as a lot of bikes etc etc....

Is this a decent deal? are sport bikes very different then dirts?? I ultimately bought my CR for $575, so I don't know.

If you want to see it:

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=…

What do you guys think?

Why? Because I always wanted to own a SB, and because I could sell it after cleaning it up for a couple thumpers :thumbsup:

It'll also be my first bike with a windshield :')

Sorry but your link to the 900RR is dead. Is this the one? If so, if it runs good, and has a clear title, what are you waiting for? An '86 CR250 isn't worth as much as that 900RR.

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i own a 98 Cbr 900RR. its a great performing bike sure it dont hang with the newer liter bikes. But with a good rider its a formidable weapon. I say do the trade. Even if you dont like it you could clean it up and trade it or sale it for more than you have in it.

Sorry but your link to the 900RR is dead. Is this the one? If so, if it runs good, and has a clear title, what are you waiting for? An '86 CR250 isn't worth as much as that 900RR.

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I can post a pic of it if the link isn't working, and no, it has all the fairings, but they're painted black... haha.:thumbsup:

i own a 98 Cbr 900RR. its a great performing bike sure it dont hang with the newer liter bikes. But with a good rider its a formidable weapon. I say do the trade. Even if you dont like it you could clean it up and trade it or sale it for more than you have in it.

True true.:thumbsup:

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new fairing only cost about 700 if that's all that's wrong with it, go for it. 900rr is a nice bike plus most riders don't even use the power of a 600 so besides flat straight lines you will keep up fine.

new fairing only cost about 700 if that's all that's wrong with it, go for it. 900rr is a nice bike plus most riders don't even use the power of a 600 so besides flat straight lines you will keep up fine.

Good points. Although I found these, so idk, if most go for $700, then these must have some chinese influence in them or something...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FIT-1994-1997-HONDA-FAIRING-ABS-CBR-900-RR-RED-HULL-HOT-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem230f07acdfQQitemZ150576016607QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_4557wt_1212

DO IT!, you have a older bike sitting in your garage, and you could trade it for a nice street bike, sure its not as perty as the new bikes but 124 Hp on pavement should give you a thrill, a 600cc newer bikes are said to be like 135 or so Hp any how, and a 1000 is about 170 or 180,

DO IT!, you have a older bike sitting in your garage, and you could trade it for a nice street bike, sure its not as perty as the new bikes but 124 Hp on pavement should give you a thrill, a 600cc newer bikes are said to be like 135 or so Hp any how, and a 1000 is about 170 or 180,

180? holy mother of..... :cheers::thumbsup: lol... It's looking good, I asked him what year it is, and he'll probably contact me tomorrow, I'm thinking it's a 1996-97 ish-y lol.

Anyone know what the insurance rates are for a 17 year old without any offensives/crashes? Do I need any if I'm just going to fix it up and sell it?

btw, i LOVE seeing the old beat-up bikes I get coming out from my shop and being nice cleaned up orignals going to good owners, it's the best feeling in the world :thumbsup:

Got this reply from a guy, I don't really understand what he's saying about 127,000 miles?? Is he saying it might as well be 127,000?? The ad clearly says 27,000, that's a 100,000 mile difference...

Maybe he read it wrong, you know when you get that first impression of "this guys an idiot, I'm just going to say what I'm going to say, and I don't care about anything else, even if my reply is invalid"? And you're quite short with them? Maybe that's it idk...

Anyway, what do you think of the reply? Is it just a tangent? Some good points? Realistic?

"The words are "needs minor work" . That means it needs work that he can't afford to fix .No one would sell a bike needing work unless it costs too much . One thing about these styles of bikes is that regardless of what they say ,they have been hammered . It's what they are built for and guaranteed ,they've been there at some point in their lives . Minding you, they can take it . The biggest thing I have found in owning a hyper bike is the maintenance costs . They eat tyres , need tuning ,brakes , servicing and so on .They are not bikes you just jump on and ride ,reason being they are so bloody fast the bike always must be in tip top condition for saftey reasons . I'd keep your wee 250 and with the money you save ,you could eventually buy a hyper bike of your choice if you wanted to . And I'd say that's 127,000 miles also given the age and it's due for an overhaul .Get it compression tested first if you plan on going ahead"

Ok, called him up, and he said that he sold it like a few hours before haha...

Oh well, better luck next time eh?

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