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    Junior Member Hurrican's Avatar
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    I found an '87 on craigslist. The owner was asking 1500, he told me he'd take 1300... the motor was rebuilt and transmission bearings were done. It has renthal bars and a new battery. 8000 miles, and the plastics look to be in really good condition, especially for the year.



    Is 1300 a good price even given the year? I'm DYING to get myself on a TW!!

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    Senior Member mga60tw's Avatar
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    I would keep looking. Wonder why the engine had to be rebuilt and transmission bearings? The engines are almost bullet proof. You can find a low mileage one for $1500.

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    Keep looking. Way too much for an '87.



    I wouldn't pop for an '87 unless it was cheap enough to offset the cost of a later model parts bike to update the charging, lighting and CDI.



    If you still think it's a good deal I'd suggest you test ride it continuously for at least an hour, let it sit, then ride it again. A lot of '87's are being sold due to intermittent CDI units, which are no longer available. Only an extended test ride will bring out this issue in some cases.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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    Junior Member Hurrican's Avatar
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    I appreciate it! I'll wait and look for a newer/better deal.



    Thanks guys!

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    Senior Member sorethumb's Avatar
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    I paid $850 for a 1998 that was in great shape. I agree with the others, keep looking.



    Also 1987's are a TW unto themself, with some hard to find parts (mainly electrical) specific to the 1987 model.
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