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Old 05-24-2011, 06:05 AM
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I was just looking at some ads of atvs and dirtbikes online, and see a lot of bikes, that look like they just got pulled out of a mud hole! Dont these people realize if they just cleaned up their bike, it would sell a whole lot better!!! Its amazing how lazy some people can be

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Old 05-24-2011, 06:08 AM
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That is so true. Sometimes I see bikes that are not only dirty, but they're sitting in a cluttered garage with stuff piled up on it and all around it. That's not very appealing if you ask me. haha
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:09 AM
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Don't they know clean bikes run better? and are faster than dirty ones

I agree clean them good grief.

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Old 05-24-2011, 04:14 PM
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I know its really annoying, I mean whos going to want a bike thats covered in mud, and looks like it lives in a dump!! obviously if they didnt care enough to clean it up they probably didnt do maintenance either!
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:29 AM
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In some cases, if you washed off the mud and grime you might notice all the OTHER stuff that's screwed up on them! Maybe they are smarter than we think!?
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:12 AM
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I won't even consider a dirty bike if I happen to be in the market, for that very reason Mark... Not only that but general upkeep is hampered and puts the bike in jeopard if it is filthy.

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:58 AM
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you know if i am looking for a deal I would rather find a bike that has NEVER seen a pressure washer. Seems like a few of you have some great imaginations though!!!
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you know if i am looking for a deal I would rather find a bike that has NEVER seen a pressure washer. Seems like a few of you have some great imaginations though!!!
Problem Andy is these guy's we are talking about are *NOT* offering deals, it's like a validation of a running machine to have it be filthy.

I agree if I am looking for a deal who cares but usually when you get into the "DEAL" you find Grey oil and DIRTY filter, dry rusted chain ECT....

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Old 05-25-2011, 03:29 PM
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Problem Andy is these guy's we are talking about are *NOT* offering deals, it's like a validation of a running machine to have it be filthy.

I agree if I am looking for a deal who cares but usually when you get into the "DEAL" you find Grey oil and DIRTY filter, dry rusted chain ECT....

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Well said Dodging roost.
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if they are dirty at least you know they arnt garage queens
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you know the deal... everyone wants a garage queen in mint condition never ridden for an amazing price
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We went to look at a KDX200 about 3 years ago. In the pics, it was dirty, but you know; It said new top end, and runs great -low hours etc. We get there, and it needed new tires, brakes, bearings all the way around, chain, etc. They guy was asking $1500 for it (It was an 04). When I went through it and showed him everything it needed he was in shock and kept saying "it runs great." I had to explain to him nobody will give him that price for the amount of work it needed because it had not been maintained. We offered him $750 for it and he eventually took it. Had he spent some money on bearings, and small things - and cleaned it up a bit...we would have probably been a lot closer to his price. Clean your bike and keep it maintained people!

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Old 05-26-2011, 05:02 PM
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Clean your bike and keep it maintained people!

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Exactly my thoughts! Every once in a while you find a good bike that looks like trash....and a really nice looking bike that runs like crap...but generally speaking those that care about their bikes keep up on maintenance
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Woodsrider and I work the same way. I have lots better luck getting deals and working them the way he describes the kdx purchase. But man Derek and dodge, am I glad there are plenty of. Your brethren here to buy those deals after I detail them!! I should be glad they don't shop them ahead of me. Dodge, I have better ways of judging a rigs condition than how clean it is or the condition of the graphics. Thanks for giving me the heads up on what I might be getting into though ;-)
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:13 AM
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Its funny when you go look at a bike and its all dirty. When I sold my first dirtbike I pulled the swing are side cases wheels and brake drums and a little more, clean and repainted them and it sold :P 8 months later...
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Yeah I just picked up a used rear fender off of Ebay. granted I knew it would be scratched up. Its a white fender so I little sanding and elbow grease can go a long way. I took it out of the box and it was still covered in mud!!! C'mon MAN!!!!!
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I just bought a 98 yz 80. stuck cylinder and DIRTY. Great chain and sprocket though, so now I am wondering about Scott's theory. Anyway, I have about 80 dollars into this one when I consider what I traded and my fuel. Sorry to hear about how the rest of you feel about 'dirt'. I look at it as a good thing.

I would gladly sell you a clean white YZ fender by the way. (I get a clean white price, but you won't have to clean it yourself!!!)
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I just bought a 98 yz 80. stuck cylinder and DIRTY. Great chain and sprocket though, so now I am wondering about Scott's theory. Anyway, I have about 80 dollars into this one when I consider what I traded and my fuel. Sorry to hear about how the rest of you feel about 'dirt'. I look at it as a good thing.

I would gladly sell you a clean white YZ fender by the way. (I get a clean white price, but you won't have to clean it yourself!!!)
My theory is only sound if I am the one inspecting like I said deals can be found in a number of places if you picked up a 98 yz80 for that cheap and all it takes is a top end, or bottom end for that matter it was a steal.

You could part that bike out and make a lot more than your out right now.

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Old 05-31-2011, 01:30 PM
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Ha yeah, I was more surprised than anything that it was still muddy. and For 10 bucks you can't beat it. Scrubbed, sanded and applied graphics and its looks like brand new!! so it was overall a good investment.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:41 PM
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Ya you have a point guys, and i buy parts off ebay all the time, and find deals, i just bought nice diesel extended cab 4x4 for $3,000, the guy thought it had a bad headgasket, turns out it was the thermostat, i paid 10$ and it runs great! I just thought if people wanted to sell something, they would have it at its best.......maybe thats it, maybe they dont want to sell it, their wife might want them to, then he can tell her it didnt sell Good Idea!!!
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