Originally Posted by maverick1
I checked out a 2001 XT225 today.
Looked it over and took it out for a test ride.
Everything seemed to work well.
The gentleman wants $2,000
The bike has 4,200 miles on it.
Does that sound like a reasonable price.
I also checked out a 2008 XT250 which has 9,300 miles on it, and that guy wants $3,000.
2001 seems really old, but the bike does not look old or beat up, has new tires.
I'm leaning toward the XT225
I don't know the market in CA, but I picked up this 2001 in very good shape, with about 3400 miles, with most of the stuff already done that I did to my 2003 for a little less than he's asking. That's not a horrible price. I do think it is a little high since it has no noticeable upgrades except grips. When I put my 2001 up for sale I will be asking that much or more because of its shape, mileage and because of all the upgrades. Worthy upgrades like Renthal bars and risers, hand guards, luggage rack, larger pegs, center stand, jetting, etc, all cost time and money and make the bike better and more enjoyable. That is worth something.
I would make a knowledge based offer using nada and kbb printouts, and point out all the things you would have to do. That's not a low ball, just smart shopping.
But, being in good shape and low mileage is worth something too, if its what you want.