Looking for a new bike



  • @AndyJay Wow, not 2 and half lol. I felt 1700 is asking too much.

    If it were original, or done tastefully, maybe.

    That, or either these bikes have shot up in value since I was last on the look out for one (which was nearly a decade ago!)



  • @AndyJay Β£1800 would be a fair price in my book. Offer him that and see what he says? It's January and most peeps are skint, so the offer of a wad of cash might sway him??? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰



  • It's worth what you wanna pay, in the end if you're like me you'll be throwing your wages at a perfectly running bike whatever happens, I'd hate to know how much money I've got into my DT over the past couple years, I'm betting I'd struggle to return half of it!



  • @Glynn123 Isn't that the joy of owning a classic tho? Yes owning an older vehicle has many frustrations and does ultimately cost us owners some expense in the long run. But then we get the pleasure of owning and riding a classic bike, which not only brings happiness, but also the satisfaction of modding and restoring a timeless bike!!! 😁 😁 😁



  • @NINJA my DT is an 04 so it's in that age range where it's not modern or classic, but I do have great fun on it



  • @Glynn123 And that's all that matters dude. πŸ˜‰



  • No matter which way you cut it they cost money but just because you pay extra for a nice one doesent mean it’s going to be any better than the cheaper one it just means you have less money to fix the faults you find, I’d just buy the one you like most and don’t look back lol



  • @declan To an extent, but there is an art in buying the right one for the money. There is more to it than buying the one you like. And seeing as you've bought motors in the past that needed work, I'm sure you'd appreciate this more than most.

    It's definitely worth doing your research, and buying a motor that needs as little work as possible, if your intention is to use it,

    If you're after a project, then the cheaper the outlay the better. Generally. Just make sure it's not stolen or a write off.



  • @NINJA managed to get it for Β£1750, off down to pick it up on Friday. Cheers for the help! πŸ€™πŸΌ



  • @AndyJay Sounds like a good deal. post some pics of your new pride 'n joy when you get her home. πŸ‘πŸΌ


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