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Old 04-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #8731
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You'll get different answers, but IMO even though the mileage is low it is still an old bike. I'm not saying it isn't a good one, because I'd buy if the price was "right". I doubt I would pay over $1200 for a 94'. I'd try to get it for $1000.
hey, i got a 94 xt225. it had 10450miles on it and a nice set of happy trails saddle boxes, i paid 1500. i've changed the oil and filter, air filter, adjusted valves and new tires. shit, i had that old bitch on the freeway going 65+. it bugged out at 69mph. it's my first bike, but i love that little bike.

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:35 PM   #8732
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I bought my 2002 w/ 5500 miles, looked like new, about 2.5 years ago for $1700. Prices seem to be getting higher, which is strange.

I check them occasionally using http://www.bikefinds.com/ If you are patient you'll see some really good deals.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:46 PM   #8733
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I bought my 2002 w/ 5500 miles, looked like new, about 2.5 years ago for $1700. Prices seem to be getting higher, which is strange.

I check them occasionally using http://www.bikefinds.com/ If you are patient you'll see some really good deals.
I agree that prices seem to be going up. I keep an eye on them and every once in awhile a true deal turns up. We sold a 2001 model with lower miles back in 2010 during the summer I believe and could only get $1600 for it. We bought my wife her 2006 model she owns now last year around Feb (generally a good time to shop) and couldn't come anywhere close to that. Everything was over $2k at least.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:15 PM   #8734
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You'll get different answers, but IMO even though the mileage is low it is still an old bike. I'm not saying it isn't a good one, because I'd buy if the price was "right". I doubt I would pay over $1200 for a 94'. I'd try to get it for $1000.
That was my thought. Seller wants $1400 but needs to sell due to health issues and the wife not wanting him riding. I'll offer $1000 and see what happens.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:37 AM   #8735
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Keep in mind that while the mechanics are pretty much the same, the electrical output is a little weaker on the older models. They came with a 35 watt headlight rather than the 55 watt on the later models.

Probably won't affect you much, but may be an issue if you intend to use electrically heated gear.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:41 AM   #8736
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I paid $1750 for my 05 with 4,500 miles this past January. It was bone stock.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:46 AM   #8737
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The ttr wheels are stronger. I have a set lying in the garage I'm not using. They have the hub, sprocket and front disc on them.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:08 AM   #8738
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Have you thought about looking into TTR wheels?
Supposed to be a little stronger.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
I have an inquiry to the ebay listing, as far as the TTR wheels I have my sons 250 in my garage I will see if the wheel works. I have learned a lot the last two days about spoke patterns, angle, and size by looking at salvage yards. So many rims look like they will work but then on closer inspection they are incompatible with hub.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:12 AM   #8739
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The ttr wheels are stronger. I have a set lying in the garage I'm not using.
For the rear you need to use the TTR brake backing plate, bend the brake rods above the swingarm, and either get smaller TTR sprocket, or drill the sprocket bikes on the xt bigger. The front is a direct bolt on.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:28 AM   #8740
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Speaking of bike values
I need some help putting a value on my 2007 XT225. I bought it from the original owner a couple of years ago with 500 miles on it. It now has 1000 miles on it. I farkled it out (and kept all the stock parts also if anyone wanted to return it to stock). It lives in my heated garage.
Aluminum luggage rack
Wolfman tank bag
Wider footpegs
TTR shifter and rear brake lever (hadn't put those on yet in this picture)
Clarke tank
Upgraded bars, grips and hand guards
New tires and HD (thick) tubes
All services done and just checked the valves to make sure everything was Ok (and it was).
No mods to the engine or carb.
No mechanical issues, just moving up to a bigger bike (but have to say this was an awesome bike, it's like a mountain goat).
I have my eye on my next bike, so what is this bike worth?
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:38 AM   #8741
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Nice bike.My guess at the value: $2200-$2400
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:46 AM   #8742
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I would throw her up on CL for $3000 and expect somewhere in the 2500-2750 area... Although it depends somewhat on where you live and what else is on the market at the time.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:29 PM   #8743
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Has anybody ever tried putting bar end mirrors on? I like the look of them and I've heard they're MUCH better than stock.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #8744
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Has anybody ever tried putting bar end mirrors on? I like the look of them and I've heard they're MUCH better than stock.
I think the stock mirrors are excellent.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:24 PM   #8745
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I really like them on my street bikes.
I run hand guards on dirt bikes so not really an option.
Have you looked at the hand guards, that have an option for a flip out mirror?
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