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I have the opportunity to buy a 99 CR250 for $600. My idea was to keep the new tires and part out the rest of the bike. Everyhting is in perfect working order, except for the motor. It ran rough before the jug was taken off, the jug was never put back on.

Any ideas if this would be worth my while to part out on Ebay? Any Worst case scenario guesses on how much I would make.

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The only thing wrong with it is that it "ran rough"? Like the cylinder/piston is shot? Or like it needs a carb adjustment?

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Like Needs engine rebuild, Everything I could see looked alright, but we could not get control of the idle when it was runninng, I am sure there was an airleak somewhere and excessive spooge out the back, regardless of jetting.

this is a friends bike who I am thinking about buying it from.

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dude, your in alberta. you can get that bith running awesome and easly sell it for 1800 bucks. my buddie just sold one for 2000 here with a few mods on it.

give or take you'll spend 500 bucks to COMPLETLY re-build the motor. top and bottom with new seals/gaskets/bearings.

dont part out a pefetly good bike, its a wast.

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dude, your in alberta. you can get that bith running awesome and easly sell it for 1800 bucks. my buddie just sold one for 2000 here with a few mods on it.

give or take you'll spend 500 bucks to COMPLETLY re-build the motor. top and bottom with new seals/gaskets/bearings.

dont part out a pefetly good bike, its a wast.

I agree! Kinda what I was getting at with my previous post...

If your answer to any dirt bike problem is just sell the bike cheap and part it out, then you are gonna be broke and going through new bikes every month... These things do take some maintainance you know, right? :thumbsup:

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I can agree with what you are saying, I hate to tear apart a bike that needs a top/bottom end, it is not that much work. I estimate the price of all of the parts around $700 and I am worried about the Nickesil in the jug (how do I tell if it is still good). I also dont want to have to invest the $600 for the bike + the $700 for parts and wait around for someone to buy it.

I think it would be easiest to take the tires off, keep them for my self and part the rest out. I know these take maintanece, I spend enough time maintaining the Yamaha 250, Honda 80 and KTM 200 I got in the garage. The last thing I need is another bike.

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It never is just a couple things to fix! How is the rest of the bike? Are the brake discs good? what about the bearings? It is always %50 more to fix then you think!:thumbsup:

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then leave it be, sell it as a "was running but then i took it apart" bike. make someones day by selling it for 800 bucks as is.

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If everything is in good condition, you could potentially double your money, IF your patient. But, it is an older bike and you would probably have trouble getting rid of a lot of parts for a descent price.

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by comparison i bought a 90 cr250 with brand new tires, barkbusters/bars, seat and FMF pipe for 500 in florida. It was all trust because it wouldn't fire since the sparkplug boot was off and I could see the piston was toast. Turns out the cylinder was toast too.

I fit a ebayed cylinder on from similar year for 50 (what a steal) and I KNOW this old bike is worth 1000 thats doubling my money on a little bit of trust.

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