Spring is almost here. Time to hunt for deals again

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  1. Vermincelli

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    This is a great time of year to start looking for those deals for UJMs. People who thought they would do a winter project and never got to it or realized they were in over their heads start dumping bikes to get rid of them.

    Just emailed a guy on craigslist who has a 1984 Honda V65 Sabre project for $250 bucks. Could be my next bike. :big grin:
     
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    im sellin my RR, looking to get into an R6. not really any good deals over here in norcal lol. inflated market ftl.
     
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    you are looking for the wrong kind of deals :big grin:
    anything in the sportbike class that's less than 5 years old will never be a "deal" unless it was wrecked and needs rebuilt, and even then kids selling them think they are somehow made out of gold.
    Everyone who owns those thinks their bike is worth 30% over bluebook stock or more because they dumped a ton of money into mods.

    I don't even bother with those. I like finding older bikes you can get for less than $500 that need rebuilt. A little elbow grease turns those things into $1500-$2000 gems.
     
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    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    I think I have my scooter sold, so I'm going to be in the market very soon for a "real" bike. Gonna be looking for a cruiser-style bike, probably about 15 years old, around 750cc, and something in the $1500-2000 range. Gonna be nice to be able to go for rides with my buddies who have bikes! One of them just bought a brand-new black Suzuki V-Strom DL650 last week, I'm so jealous of him, I love those bikes!
     
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    The V-Strom is probably the only bike I would buy new off the showroom.
     
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    I picked up a KLX650 for $1k a few days ago, it needs a little bit of work but I think it's still a pretty good deal :wavey:
     
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    That is. a grand is about as low as I ever see for them, including basketcases. Those things are awesome. TONS of parts on the cheap, TONS of accessories and the most popular bike for the global tour.
    I was reading on in one of the mags today about the military's diesel version of those. 100mpg, so much torque that you start off by just letting out the clutch, no throttle. I wouldn't mind having one as a "when the shit hits the fan, get outa town" vehicle.
     
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    http://www.hdtusa.com/
    they make the military version for the Marines and are going to release a civilian model next year hopefully.

    Acceleration: 0-30 mph (53 kph), 3.3 sec 0-60 mph (106 kph), 9.7 sec
    Gradeability: 60% (32E)
    Turning Radius: Less than 7 feet
    Maximum Speed: In excess of 90 mph.
    Minimum Constant Speed: Less than 3 mph.
    Fording Depth: 24 inches
    Fuel Mileage: 96 mpg @ 55 mph (Tested)
    Range: 408 miles @ 55 mph
     
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    You're thinking klR. i bought a klX. much better frame and suspension, similar engine but a decent number of changes. factory USD forks and shit though.
     
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    bah, my bad. still can't beat a 100mpg diesel KLX though.
    btw, those have the upgraded frame and suspension too :)
     
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    The KLR is the one that's available as a diesel... it's like $20k though :hahano:

    And um... looking at it, that might be a braced KLR frame but the basic design is still pretty shitty vs the perimeter frame the KLX has, and the forks are standard as opposed to inverted.
     
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    Yep, and that setup hauls a fully loaded soldier (300+ lbs with full gear) around the middle of the desert with ease. :big grin:
    I would say that's a pretty good indication that the setup on that bike is more than adequate for civilian use.
     
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    is it more than adequate? yes. is it a slow heavy pig? yes.
     

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