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    VTR250 - show me what you got!

    Howdy,
    Looking to buy a VTR 250. Keeping an eye on Gumtree and Bikesale.

    Let me know if you have one in the garage you may wish to grt rid of. Must be roadworthy and regoed.

    Cheers
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    couple of weeks time i might have on 06 over the pits and regoed looking for a new home, will let you know
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    Cheers!
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    hazelnutty I've got a 2004 on the market for $3500 if still looking appropriately 25000kms

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    Pics? Info?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazelnutty View Post
    Pics? Info?
    I take it you saw this one go up yesterday? https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/shoa...efi/1180466068
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    Quote Originally Posted by boeman View Post
    I take it you saw this one go up yesterday? https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/shoa...efi/1180466068
    Yeah, cheers, looks good (hence Iím interested what a 2004 $300 dearer would have...)... thereís another 2010 one I really like too!

    Iím just not in Perth for the next 3 weeks - so sucks to be me as they all come up... Think iíve Infected a few more people with the desire for VTRs too *cough cough*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazelnutty View Post
    Think iíve Infected a few more people with the desire for VTRs too *cough cough*
    yeah yeah, only to customise it....

    http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-honda-vtr250
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmo View Post
    Why be a cunt about it?
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    Supply vs demand.

    There is a substantial supply of these bikes due to the rules at the time limiting learner bikes to 250cc.

    Due to LAMS rules, learners are generally buying bikes above 250cc.

    This means much, much less demand for 250cc bikes such as the VTR250, GPX250, ZZR250, etc.

    A year and a half ago I bought a 2007 VTR250 on behalf of a friend for $1,200.

    Apart from the fact that it hadn't been cleaned in years it was in excellent condition.

    I was actually happy to pay the $1,500 asking price, but the girl pissed me off by never answering her phone and taking a day or two to reply to each SMS, so I haggled.



    Then I did the same for someone else, it was a 2006 or 2007, also for $1,200.

    That one needed new fork seals and tyres, but was otherwise in good condition.



    Dealers are still selling VTR250s for top dollar, but their buyers aren't experienced with the market.

    When those buyers try to resell the bike a year or two later their pricing is artificially high (ie because they paid too much originally).

    Keep your cash handy, check Gumtree and FaceBook Marketplace every day and pay well under $2,000 for a 2006/2007 bike.
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    2010 VTR250 (ie EFI version) for $2,250.

    Needs a back tyre and fork seals.

    Looks like new chain and sprockets.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...30433303810633





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    Phildo you are a man in the know, what is acceptable kms do you think?

    I am flirting with the idea of a runaround, and prefer these over just about anything. Not horrendously ugly or some tryhard sports bike like the one I learned on, and appear bulletproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boeman View Post
    Phildo you are a man in the know, what is acceptable kms do you think?

    I am flirting with the idea of a runaround, and prefer these over just about anything. Not horrendously ugly or some tryhard sports bike like the one I learned on, and appear bulletproof.
    These are as bulletproof as a 250 could possibly be. As long as someone has thrown an oily rag at it within the past 5 years it will still run.

    You can pick up good ones for no money. I nearly had a look at that 2010 myself.
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    Why be a cunt about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boeman View Post
    Phildo you are a man in the know, what is acceptable kms do you think?

    I am flirting with the idea of a runaround, and prefer these over just about anything. Not horrendously ugly or some tryhard sports bike like the one I learned on, and appear bulletproof.
    The VTR250 is exceptionally boring to ride.

    If you ever see a good condition Kawasaki Balius or Yamaha Zeal on Gumtree or Facebook then go and buy it immediately.

    Relatively old, but the high revving four cylinder engines are a shitload more fun.

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    Acceptable km?

    Who cares.

    At the sub $2,000 mark you're not going to be looking for something that will become a family heirloom.

    If it starts up ok when it's cold, doesn't blow massive amounts or smoke and doesn't make bad noises then it's worth considering.

    Naturally, you assess the owner and suss out some feedback on previous maintenance.

    Ask some indirect questions, such as what oil he/she was using and what brand of oil filter.

    Someone who's maintained the bike regularly will know the answers.

    I recently helped someone buy a Honda NC700.

    Also a boring bike. But this one was an instructors bike for R lessons. 2013 model with 70,000km for $2,300.

    There was a slight puff of smoke when I revved it up cold, but nothing to panic over.

    Being an instructor's bike, it was well maintained - there were workshop receipts for stuff like valve clearance checks, and simple stuff like oil changes were done himself.

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    The VTR250 would be your better option by now as parts will be easier and more readily available... don't get me wrong I would love a ZX2R or CBR250RR, but finding one which isn't fucked, or worse, one without Tyga fairings is getting very hard.

    I used to know a guy that could wheelie a VTR 250 right up through the gearbox... crazy SOB
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    Cheers phildo - agree, im a bit surprised at how cheap one of these can be had... and definitely laughed at a certain honda dealer who tried to play the game with me ...

    And cheers Shaun, i think the one posted last night is the one...
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    For all them VTR250 watchers, this is cheap and tempting: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bull...250/1184117990
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    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/butl...on-/1184340732

    Something tells me you could low ball this guy on this too

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    Cheers, she picked up a bargain... havent seen it yet!
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