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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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500 bucks for a non running 88 vn750?

Hey guys, There is an 88 vn750 with 30k miles on it for sale near my place for 500 bucks. Non running, here is the link to the craigslist ad http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/mcy/2452979305.html

I have a 92 now that I did a stator and voltage regulator on and am now looking for another project, how do you guys feel about this one. Obviously there is not much info in the ad as far as condition of a lot of the stuff (stator,splines, etc...) but Im assuming 500 bucks is a pretty good deal even if it needs some work. Am I right to assume so, or should I proceed slowly with a lot of caution?

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worse case you could part it out and tripple your money.. go for it!
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Well, he says it was running a few months ago when he got it, so it is worth checking in to for that price. You should get a pretty clear picture of the guy when you get to talk to him and if you feel there's something fishy, then you might want to back off. You could easily part it out if it is totally trashed, but the photo looks pretty good. Just my 2 cents!

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Can i have the engine bars off it please......lol. sorry,the voices made me do it.
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Thanks for the info guys... Rev it up, If I get it then decide to part it out you have first dibs on the engine bars
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If i were you i would buy it. who knows maybe a carb clean and whatnot and you have a oldie but a goody bike.

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Take a look at it, but proceed with caution for sure (having been down that road a few times now myself). Believe it or not, even if you part it out, it can be hard to get back $500 if some of the key parts (carbs, engine, for example) are a mess. If it were me, I'd take $300 in cash, go give it a look, and if it seems feasible either for parts or a rebuild, offer him the cash and see what he says. I have a $700 "project" in my garage right now that I wish I'd paid about $200 for.

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The battery is more than likely dead, theres probably **** all in the carbs, and I bet the tank is probably rusting. check it out. I bought my bike non-running, for 750. Its on its period every month, but other than that, I love it, and just need a carb rebuild. That 88 is in better cosmetic shape than mine, too. Definitely check it out.

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I purchased my scoot for $500 and all it needed was a battery but unfortunately there was $524 in past registration due. Proceed slowly.

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Whether you part it out or fix it/sell it/ride it... you cant go wrong!!!! Id buy it if I lived a couple states closer then Texas!!!
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